Patents Examined by Dameon E. Levi
  • Patent number: 10714819
    Abstract: An antenna array for use in a passenger vehicle. Four of the roof support pillars are used as antenna elements. Each of the four pillars is electrically connected or coupled to one end of a corresponding meanderline component. The other end of each meanderline is in turn coupled to a radio receiver, typically through a combining network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10714823
    Abstract: Antenna structure with a curvilinear radiating element and a circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane. The curvilinear radiating element has a first diameter in a plane of the curvilinear radiating element and the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane has a second diameter in a plane of the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane. The curvilinear radiating element is positioned proximate the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane with the plane of the curvilinear radiating element parallel to the plane of the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane. A surface of the curvilinear radiating element is separated from a surface of the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Constantine A. Balanis, Mikal Askarian Amiri, Craig R. Birtcher
  • Patent number: 10707583
    Abstract: A wireless communication module including a substrate, a first antenna, a second antenna and a resonator group is provided. The first antenna and the second antenna are disposed on the substrate. The resonator group is disposed between the first antenna and the second antenna and separated from the first antenna and the second antenna. The resonator group includes a first resonator and a second resonator. The first resonator includes a first resonant cavity, a first extension slot, a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. The first extension slot extends towards a lateral surface of the substrate from the first resonant cavity. The first conductive portion and the second conductive portion are located within the first resonant cavity and separated from each other. The second resonator includes a second resonant cavity and a second extension slot extending towards the lateral surface from the second resonant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARCADYAN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin-Lung Kuo, Shih-Chieh Cheng
  • Patent number: 10700442
    Abstract: According to principles of the embodiments as disclosed herein, a device that determines its own orientation and selects an appropriately oriented antenna based on the device's orientation is provided. The device may include a housing including an interior having a base and a top and a first sidewall extending from a perimeter of the base to the top. A plurality of antenna may be coupled to the housing one or more orientation sensors may also be coupled to the housing. A controller may be electrically coupled to each of the plurality of antenna and the one or more orientation sensors, and may be configured to receive information from the one or more orientation sensors, determine an orientation of the housing, and select one of the plurality of antenna to transmit and receive data. A transceiver may be located within the housing and at least one of the plurality of antenna may be being electrically coupled to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher William Bruhn, Paul Langer
  • Patent number: 10700428
    Abstract: Antenna system includes first and second quadrifilar radiating elements. A first one of the quadrifilar radiating elements (QRE) is comprised of a plurality of first bifilar helical loops (BHLs). The BHLs are oriented in a mutual orthogonal relationship on a common axis. A second QRE shares a common feed structure with the first QRE. The second QRE comprises a plurality of second BHLs oriented in a mutual orthogonal relationship on the common axis. The first QRE is tuned for operation in a first frequency band, the second QRE is tuned for operation in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS SOLUTIONS NY, INC.
    Inventors: Malcolm J. Packer, Joseph D. Majkowski
  • Patent number: 10700436
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polarization and frequency reconfigurable origami-folded antennas and methods for making the same. An origami-folded antenna can include at least one ground plane that can include a dielectric stratum and a conductive stratum that is at least partially disposed on the conductive stratum. The origami-folded antenna can further include at least two helical sections that can include a dielectric sheet and a conductive sheet. The origami-folded antenna can be expanded to an expanded state and compressed to a compressed state along a center axis, and the antenna can have a greater length along the center axis when in the expanded state than when in the compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Stavros Georgakopoulos, Xueli Liu
  • Patent number: 10680327
    Abstract: A calibration system for calibrating an antenna array comprising antenna elements comprises a measuring unit, and a calibration antenna connected to the measuring unit. The measuring unit sequentially excites each antenna element of the antenna array with an input signal and receives the corresponding output signal through the calibration antenna. Furthermore, the measuring unit measures a transfer function of each antenna element of the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Adam Tankielun, Corbett Rowell, Hendrik Bartko
  • Patent number: 10680668
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a chassis in which a display device is housed; a noise eliminating layer that is positioned between the chassis and the display device, and eliminates noise emitted from the display device; and an antenna for wireless communication that is housed in the chassis, in which the noise eliminating layer has a main body area and an auxiliary antenna area that extends from the main body area to the antenna and assists wireless communication of the antenna, and a portion of the auxiliary antenna area between one end on the side of the antenna and the other end on the side opposite to the one end is spaced apart from the main body area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Shigekazu Hawaka
  • Patent number: 10680321
    Abstract: An anti-interference microwave antenna includes a reference ground and at least a radiating source spacedly disposed at the reference ground to define a radiating clearance between the radiating source and the reference ground, wherein the radiating source is electrically connected to the reference ground to ground the radiating source so as to narrow a bandwidth of the antenna. When a electromagnetic excitation signal is received at a feed point of the radiating source, the bandwidth of the antenna is narrowed down to prevent any interference of the electromagnetic wave signal received or generated by the antenna in response to nearby electromagnetic radiation frequency or stray radiation frequency of the adjacent frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Gaodi Zou
  • Patent number: 10673127
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. The display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot for an antenna that runs around the display module. A conductive interconnect may be coupled between the sidewalls and the display structures. A feed and tuning element may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. A first length of the slot from the interconnect to the tuning element may radiate in a satellite band and a cellular band. A second length of the slot from the interconnect to the feed may radiate in a 2.4 GHz band. Harmonics of the second length may radiate in bands at and above 5.0 GHz. If desired clip and blade structures may form conductive paths for coupling antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10665935
    Abstract: An out-of-band coupled antenna combined by fine-and-straight antenna and bow-tie antenna is provided, including: a dielectric slab (1), an AA radiation element (2) provided on an upper plate (1A) of the dielectric slab (1) by a, a cooper pouring process, a BA radiation element (3), an A feeder line (4) and a B feeder line (5); an AB radiation element (8) provided on a lower plate (1B) of the dielectric slab (1), a BB radiation element (9), a C feeder line feeder (6) and a D feeder line (7); a first sensor (10A) and a second sensor (10B) which are connected on the AA radiation element (2); a third sensor (10C) and a fourth sensor (10D) which are connected on the AB radiation element (8). The antenna is capable of suppressing out-of-band coupling between indication elements to improve the separation degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BEIHANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qi Wu, Donglin Su
  • Patent number: 10665954
    Abstract: The present invention realizes a thin dual-polarized leaky-wave antenna which uses a CRLH (Composite Right/Left Handed) transmission line and capable of obtaining a high tilt angle in a directivity in the vertical plane while suppressing cross polarization and side lobe at a target operation frequency. Specifically, the present invention provides a leaky-wave antenna including a dielectric substrate, a ground surface formed on a bottom surface of the dielectric substrate, a ground unit formed on a top surface of the dielectric substrate, and a CRLH (Composite Right/Left Handed) transmission line which is arranged adjacent to the ground unit and formed on a top surface of the dielectric substrate and uses a coplanar transmission line with a ground, in which a series capacitor (CL) and a parallel inductor (LL) constituting the CRLH transmission line are formed on a top surface of the dielectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Denki Kogyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takayoshi Sasaki, Keisuke Sato, Ichiro Oshima, Naobumi Michishita, Keizo Cho
  • Patent number: 10665929
    Abstract: A reflector deployment and pointing mechanism, for deploying and pointing a reflector of an antenna movably mounted on a structure, has a first actuator mounted on the structure, a second actuator mounted on the first actuator, and a third actuator mounted on the second actuator and connected to the reflector. The first or second actuator is the deployment actuator, and, respectively, the second or first, and the third actuators are the pointing actuators and have their axis of rotation generally intersecting a feed oriented point of a signal reflecting surface of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MACDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yves Gaudette, Serge Samson, Luis Martins-Camelo, Jasmin McFadden
  • Patent number: 10665959
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with millimeter wave transceiver circuitry and an antenna having a ground and a resonating element. The resonating element may include first and second patches symmetrically distributed about an axis. The antenna may be fed using an antenna feed having a first feed terminal coupled to both the first and second patches and a second feed terminal coupled to the ground. The first feed terminal may be coupled to the first patch at a side closest to the second patch and may be coupled to the second patch at a side closest to the first patch. The first and second patches may be shorted to the ground if desired. Antenna currents on the first patch may be 180 degrees out of phase with antenna currents on the second patch. The antenna may be arranged in an array of antennas with different polarizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simone Paulotto, Basim H. Noori, Matthew A. Mow
  • Patent number: 10665943
    Abstract: Mobile devices with integrated slot antennas are provided are provided. A representative mobile device includes: an exterior housing having a front and a back and defining an interior; a display, mounted to the housing, configured to display images at the front of the housing; and an antenna structure positioned within the interior; the housing having a first portion and a second portion, each of which is formed of metal, the first portion being located at the back of the housing and defining a first slot such that the antenna structure and the first slot form a first slot antenna, the second portion being located at the front of the housing and defining a second slot such that the antenna structure and the second slot form a second slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ming-Ching Yen, Kun-Sheng Chang, Ching-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10658737
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a multilayer stack, a filter, and an antenna. The filter is located within the multilayer stack and interposed between a first ground conductor layer and a second ground conductor layer. The antenna includes a radiation element. The radiation element is located on a side of the second ground conductor layer opposite from the first ground conductor layer. When viewed in a direction parallel to the stacking direction of the multilayer stack, the radiation element entirely lies inside the perimeter of the second ground conductor layer. The multilayer stack includes a plurality of connection conductor sections arranged around the filter and connecting the first ground conductor layer and the second ground conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Ashida, Yasuyuki Hara, Toshiki Tate
  • Patent number: 10651540
    Abstract: An antenna unit includes a plate-shaped dielectric substrate, as well as an antenna element and a stub element. The dielectric substrate has a first edge extending along a longitudinal direction of the dielectric substrate and a second edge extending along the longitudinal direction of the dielectric substrate, and the second edge is opposite to the first edge. The antenna element is disposed along the longitudinal direction of the dielectric substrate. The Antenna element has a first end containing a feedpoint and a second end containing an open end. The stub element is disposed between a section of the antenna element having a predetermined length containing the first end of the antenna element and the first edge of the dielectric substrate along the longitudinal direction of the dielectric substrate. The stub element has a first end connected to a reference potential and a second end containing an open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nishikawa, Yu Ono, Shingo Sumi, Yasunori Komukai, Yukinari Takahashi, Toshiharu Ishimura
  • Patent number: 10651545
    Abstract: A data communications apparatus including a case. A power supply is secured inside the case. A router device is secured inside the case, the router device selectively receiving power from the power supply. The router device includes at least one cellular gateway for wide area network communication as well as being configured to enable at least one wireless network for local area network communication. An antenna array is in electrical communication with the router device, the antenna array including at least two cellular antennas and at least one wireless networking antenna. The first pair of cellular antennas are configured to support multiple input multiple output applications for the at least one cellular gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Plum Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawson Lee Williams
  • Patent number: 10651558
    Abstract: An omni antenna assembly includes two antennas, a dipole antenna and a monocone antenna, to provide full spherical coverage. The dipole cavity for the dipole antenna forms one solid part with the monocone antenna. The monocone antenna also includes a monocone and a cylindrical shell connecting the dipole cavity to the monocone. A coaxial transition extends from the cylindrical shell to a matching network. The antenna assembly may be fabricated using additive manufacturing technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Hand, R. Mark Clark, Erik Lier, Jeffrey Michael Loomis, Ryan Michael Paul
  • Patent number: 10651547
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a display; and an antenna including a first element without power feeding that is a structural component made of metal and is disposed on the display or above a display surface of the display in a display direction, a second element which is disposed below the first element and is connected to a power supply, and a GND plate that is disposed below the second element, wherein the first element and the second element are electromagnetically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Aizawa, Masayuki Ikeda