Patents Examined by Dameon E. Levi
  • Patent number: 10333215
    Abstract: A multi-band array antenna comprises m first antenna elements operating in p frequency bands; n second antenna elements operating in q frequency bands; a Wilkinson power distributor; one or more filters; and one or more matching circuits. Here, m and n are positive integers satisfying m+n?3 and any of m=n+1, n=m+1 and m=n; and p and q are positive integers satisfying p?1, q?2 and q>p. The m first antenna elements and the n second antenna elements are alternately arranged. The matching circuit performs impedance matching between the filter and the Wilkinson power distributor in a frequency band attenuated by the filter. A series-connection circuit portion is configured so that a branch portion of the power distributor becomes an open end in the attenuation frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yasunori Suzuki, Makoto Sumi, Takashi Hosozawa
  • Patent number: 10333220
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an interleaved polarized multi-beam antenna, including: at least one dual-polarized antenna element, where the dual-polarized antenna element includes a +45-degree-polarized first antenna element and a ?45-degree-polarized second antenna element; and a first Butler matrix and a second Butler matrix, where the first Butler matrix is connected to the first antenna element so that the first antenna element transmits a first target beam, and the second Butler matrix is connected to the second antenna element so that the second antenna element transmits a second target beam. The first target beam and the second target beam in the embodiments are alternately arranged, and any two adjacent first target beam and second target beam have different polarization characteristics; therefore, complexity, a loss, and costs of implementation of a Butler matrix can be effectively reduced, and interference between adjacent multiplexed beams can be effectively decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhao, Yang Geng, Qingming Xie
  • Patent number: 10333226
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a waveguide antenna includes a top plane made of electrically conductive material, a bottom plane made of electrically conductive material, a first feed member coupled to the top plane and the bottom plane through a first via, the first feed member to be electrically coupled a transceiver of an electronic device, and an array of vias disposed surrounding the first via. The array of vias coupling the top plane and the bottom plane to form a cavity between the top plane and the bottom plane. When an electrical signal is provided to the first feed member, the first feed member excites a space within the cavity between the top plane and the bottom plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SPEEDLINK TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Robert Hill, Che Ting Kuo, Bin Yu
  • Patent number: 10333195
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a housing, an antenna, and a sheet metal member. The antenna is contained in the housing with a gap formed between the antenna and the housing. The sheet metal member is supporting the antenna to be thermally connected with the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Issei Takahashi, Shigeo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10333200
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the antenna arrangement includes a primary antenna having a conductive sidewall; and a loop antenna disposed in and physically separated from the primary antenna. The loop antenna includes a first conductive loop and a capacitor electrically connected between ends of the first conductive loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong-Taek Moon, Jae-Suk Lee, Il-Jong Song, Young-Ki Lee, Yo-Han Jang
  • Patent number: 10326196
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an antenna device implemented in a display device may comprise a dielectric layer provided in the display device, an antenna area disposed in a surface of the dielectric layer provided in a transparent area of the display device and having at least one or more antenna patterns transmitting or receiving an electromagnetic wave through a plurality of conductive grids, a power feeding area provided in at least one of the transparent area and an opaque area of the display device and having a power feeding pattern providing a signal current to the antenna pattern through the plurality of conductive grids, and a transmission line portion connecting a substrate portion provided in the display device with the power feeding pattern. Further, the antenna device according to the present disclosure may also be implemented in other various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoon-Geon Kim, Won-Bin Hong, Seung-Tae Ko
  • Patent number: 10322566
    Abstract: A vehicle includes laminated glass located between a vehicle interior and an outside, and an on-vehicle radar device fixed to an inner surface of the laminated glass, a rear-view mirror, or a ceiling. The laminated glass includes an innermost glass layer, an outermost glass layer, and an intermediate resin layer. The on-vehicle radar device includes an antenna part that includes a transmitting antenna for transmitting a transmission wave. Reflection of the transmission wave on the laminated glass will be suppressed by selecting optimum values for the incident angle of the transmission wave on the innermost glass layer and the refractive index and thickness of each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 10320062
    Abstract: [Object] To optimize the antenna characteristic both when worn on the human body and when separated from the human body. [Solution] A mounting base includes a mounting portion on which a communication device including an antenna and being worn on a human body is mounted or held such that the communication device comes into contact with or comes close to the mounting portion and a correcting unit installed in the mounting portion and configured to correct an antenna characteristic of the antenna of the communication device mounted or held on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kozakai, Takayuki Hirabayashi, Rikiya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10320076
    Abstract: An antenna transmission apparatus includes: a housing including an upper cover and a lower cover, and an input shaft and at least two sets of output shafts that are rotatably mounted between the upper cover and the lower cover; and further includes a planetary gear position selection assembly and a unidirectional control assembly. Each set of output shafts includes an output shaft and an auxiliary shaft in transmission fit with the output shaft; the planetary gear position selection assembly includes a planetary gear; the unidirectional control assembly can control the planetary gear to implement position selection and positioning; and the position selection and bidirectional rotation output of the output shafts may be implemented by using only one motor. The antenna transmission apparatus of the present invention is simple in structure, light in weight, stable, and easy to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TONGYU COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventors: Tieyong Fang, Bin Wang, Gang Cheng, Mulin Liu, Zhuohong Huang, Lei Shi, Zeming Fang, Cailong Yue
  • Patent number: 10320065
    Abstract: An electronic circuit board includes an antenna pattern for wireless communication and an electrostatic removing member. The antenna pattern is arranged on a first surface of the electronic circuit board, the electrostatic removing member is arranged on a second surface of the electronic circuit board, the second surface being on a side opposite to the first surface, and the electronic circuit board is to be incorporated in a console unit of a printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumio Mikami
  • Patent number: 10320083
    Abstract: A waveguide device includes: a first conductive member having an electrically conductive surface; a second conductive member having a plurality of electrically conductive rods arrayed thereon, each conductive rod having a leading end opposing the conductive surface; and a waveguide member having an electrically conductive waveguide face opposing the conductive surface, the waveguide member being disposed among the conductive rods and extending along the conductive surface. The waveguide member includes at least one of a bend and a branching portion. A measure of an outer shape of a cross section of at least one of the plurality of conductive rods that is adjacent to the bend or the branching portion, taken perpendicular to an axial direction of the at least one conductive rod, monotonically decreases from a root that is in contact with the second conductive member toward a leading end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, WGR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kirino, Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 10320055
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a substrate, a first antenna having a first, second, third, fourth sections, which have different configuration respectively, and a first transmission cable, a second antenna having a fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth sections, which have different configuration respectively, and a second transmission cable. The first and fifth sections extend vertically from a surface of the substrate respectively. The second, third and fourth sections extend in parallel with the first section and extend from its next section. The sixth, seventh, eighth sections extend in parallel with the fifth section and extend from its next section. The first and second transmission cables physically and electrically are connected to the first and second antenna respectively. The second antenna is spaced away from the first antenna a selected distance. The first antenna is arranged having each of its sections extending perpendicular to each of its sections of the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Phuc H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10320058
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a portable electronic device and a back cover assembly thereof. The back cover assembly includes a substrate structure and a coil structure. The substrate structure includes a metal substrate and a first non-metal substrate connected with the metal substrate. The coil structure is matched with an IC chip for generating an antenna magnetic field that passes through the first non-metal substrate without matching with the metal substrate. The coil structure has a first coil portion and a second coil portion connected to the first coil portion, the first coil portion is disposed above the metal substrate, the second coil portion is disposed above the first non-metal substrate, and the percentage of the first coil portion to the coil structure is larger than that the percentage of the second coil portion to the coil structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INPAQ TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Kai Hsu, Chih-Ming Su
  • Patent number: 10312596
    Abstract: A dual-polarization, circularly-polarized artificial-impedance-surface antenna has two adjacent tensor surface-wave waveguides (SWGs), a waveguide feed coupled to each of the two SWGs and a hybrid coupler having output ports, each output port of the hybrid coupler being connected to the waveguide feeds coupled to the two SWGs, the hybrid coupler, in use, combining the signals from input ports of the 90° hybrid coupler with phase shifts at its output ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Gregoire
  • Patent number: 10312567
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a launching device including a transmitter configured to generate a radio frequency signal in a microwave frequency band. A planar strip antenna is configured to launch the radio frequency signal as a guided electromagnetic wave that is bound to an outer surface of a transmission medium, wherein the guided electromagnetic wave propagates along the outer surface of the transmission medium without an electrical return path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10312601
    Abstract: A combination antenna element is provided. A first antenna element, for example a waveguide antenna, may be coupled to a waveguide feed such as a Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW). The waveguide antenna may be formed as an aperture at a terminus of the SIW and disposed within a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) internal layer. A second antenna element, for example a microstrip patch antenna (MPA), may be provided on an outer PCB layer, the MPA defining an interior region, the interior region being positioned in line with the first antenna element. Also in some embodiments, the second antenna element is coupled to another antenna feed such as a transmission line feed which propagates signals in a different electromagnetic propagation mode than the waveguide. The transmission line feed may be a stripline located within the waveguide. An antenna array incorporating the combination antenna element is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenyao Zhai, Halim Boutayeb, Vahid Miraftab
  • Patent number: 10312597
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tuning a metamaterial cell. A set of electromagnetic properties of a tunable element associated with the metamaterial cell may be tuned. A resonance of the metamaterial cell may be adjusted in response to the set of electromagnetic properties being tuned. A range of frequencies over which the metamaterial cell provides a negative index of refraction may be changed in response to the resonance of the metamaterial cell changing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Larry Leon Savage, John Dalton Williams, Corey McKinney Thacker, Jarrod Douglas Fortinberry, Preston Tyler Bushey
  • Patent number: 10312587
    Abstract: An antenna array can be quickly and efficiently designed to meet specified performance criteria. A system can be configured to receive various performance criteria as inputs, and from these inputs, identify how elements of an antenna array should be arranged so that the antenna array will meet the performance criteria. An iterative process can be performed to identify at least one arrangement of elements that will best meet the performance criteria while also complying with specified structural constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
    Inventors: Radivoje Zarubica, Samuel C. Kingston, Neil K. Harker, N. Thomas Nelson
  • Patent number: 10305187
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: a plated magnetic body; a conductive wire that is wound around the magnetic body; and a substrate that relays the conductive wire and a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naohiro Itoh
  • Patent number: 10305194
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a high impedance surface device. The high impedance surface device can include a set of at least two separate, substantially cylindrical compartments, that have internal surfaces in an electrically conductive material. The compartments each define, at one end, a single aperture, oriented on the same side, and covered by at least one periodic structure of electrically conductive patterns. Each compartment is filled with a dielectric material, and is thus covered forming at least one electromagnetic resonator. Each electromagnetic resonator exhibits a resonant wavelength. The at least two compartments are separated from one another by a distance less than the shortest resonant wavelength exhibited by the resonators that they form. At least two respective resonant wavelengths of the electromagnetic resonators formed by the at least two covered compartments are different, and the periodic structure exhibits a spatial period less than half the shortest resonant wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ONERA
    Inventor: Cédric Martel