Patents Examined by Dameon E. Levi
  • Patent number: 10916828
    Abstract: A clip for securing a radiating arm to a printed circuit boards of a radio frequency antenna element of a base station antenna. The radiating arm may be configured to receive signals or radiate signals from a feed network associated with the at least one RF antenna member. The radiating arm can be secured to the printed circuit board without the use of solder or adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Maley, Peter J. Bisiules
  • Patent number: 10916861
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least a plurality of antenna modules mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) is disclosed. The PCB includes a plurality of holes embedded with a heat sink. Each antenna module comprises an antenna substrate. Each antenna module further comprises a plurality of three-dimensional (3-D) antenna cells that are mounted on a first surface of the antenna substrate. Each antenna module further comprises a plurality of packaged circuitry that are mounted on a second surface of the antenna substrate. The plurality of packaged circuitry are electrically connected with the plurality of 3-D antenna cells. Furthermore, each antenna module is mounted on the plurality of holes via a corresponding packaged circuitry of the plurality of packaged circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seunghwan Yoon, Zhihui Wang, Franco De Flaviis, Alfred Grau Besoli, Kartik Sridharan, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Michael Boers, Sam Gharavi, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10903564
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is provided. A retaining wall structure electrically connected with a ground plane is disposed between a main circuit board and an antenna. A retaining wall part of the retaining wall structure has a thickness. A distance between the retaining wall part and the main circuit board is a first distance, and a distance between the retaining wall part and the antenna and is a second distance. A distance between the retaining wall and a shielding metal plate is a third distance. The projection of the antenna projected toward the retaining wall in the orthogonal projection direction falls on the retaining wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Wu, Huan-Chia Chang, Chao-Hsu Wu, Shih-Keng Huang, Chia-Chou Tsai, Yu-Yi Chu
  • Patent number: 10903547
    Abstract: An electronic package includes an antenna structure and an adjustment structure arranged on a carrier structure. The antenna structure includes an antenna body and a feed line that are disposed on different layers and a conductive pillar that interconnects the layers to electrically connect the antenna body and the feed line. The adjustment structure extends from the feed line to improve the bandwidth of the antenna body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Wei Lu, Bo-Siang Fang, Kuan-Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 10903556
    Abstract: A spiral antenna apparatus, which may comprise an antenna element disposed in two spiral arms in a vertical zigzag pattern. The apparatus may comprise an electromagnetic band gap cavity comprising: a ground plane, one or more layers of conductive patches, at least one pillar extending between the ground plane and a top layer of the one or more layers, and low dielectric foam disposed to fill gaps between the ground plane and the one or more layers and to fill gaps between the one or more layers. The apparatus may comprise a corrugated radio frequency choke disposed within the electromagnetic band gap cavity. At least one of the antenna element, the balun element, the electromagnetic band gap cavity, and the radio frequency choke may be fabricated using additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Lam, Nicholas Gretzinger
  • Patent number: 10903576
    Abstract: An antenna assembly may include an excitation source configured to generate an excitation signal, an antenna radiator including a first end and an opposing second end, a reference ground disposed corresponding to the antenna radiator, adjacent to the first end and including a first surface adjacent to the first end and an opposing second surface adjacent to the second end, a support body arranged on the second surface of the reference ground and extending along a direction from the first end to the second end, and a conductive sheet arranged on the support body, adjacent and coupled to the second end and configured to transmit the excitation signal from the excitation source to the antenna radiator, the antenna radiator may be configured to generate an electromagnetic signal according to the excitation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Wu, Haijun Tang, Huanhong Liu, Guolin Liu
  • Patent number: 10892561
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna array includes first antenna elements and second antenna elements. Each first antenna element has a first shape spanned by a first long axis and a first short axis, the first long axis being longer than and perpendicular to the first short axis. Each second antenna element has a second shape spanned by a second long axis and a second short axis, the second long axis being longer than and perpendicular to the second short axis. The first long axis is non-parallel to the second long axis. The first antenna element and the second antenna element resonate at a high resonance frequency band along the first long axis and the second long axis, respectively, and the first antenna element and the second antenna element further resonate at a low resonance frequency band along the first short axis and the second short axis, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Wun-Jian Lin, Shyh-Tirng Fang, Yeh-Chun Kao
  • Patent number: 10892564
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an integration module of millimeter-wave and non-millimeter-wave antennas, comprising a module carrier, one or more millimeter-wave antennas, one or more non-millimeter-wave antennas, and a radio frequency integrated circuit; the radio frequency integrated circuit is electrically connected to the millimeter-wave antenna(s); the radio frequency integrated circuit and the non-millimeter-wave antenna(s) are set in the same plane as or a space non-parallel with that of the module carrier. With the present invention, the height space on the side of a mobile communication device can be fully used, so that it is not necessary to occupy a large amount of horizontal area, thereby reducing the requirements of the antenna module for the overall size of the mobile communication device, and thus reducing cost and enhancing product competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Huan-Chu Huang, Junyong Liu, Hong Lin, Hao Sun, Zhixing Qi, Minhui Zeng, Yanchao Zhou, Jingwei Li, Tao Ma
  • Patent number: 10893623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining a leaktight electronic device according to which provision is made for steps consisting in: a) placing an electronic module (3) inside a mould (100), b) holding said electronic module away from the walls (101) of said mould with the aid of holding claws (200) each exhibiting an end which protrudes towards the interior of the mould, c) injecting into said mould a thermoplastic material able to harden so as to form a leaktight shell, said holding claws retracting towards the exterior of the mould during the injection of said thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO COMFORT AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE
    Inventor: Marc David
  • Patent number: 10886620
    Abstract: An antenna includes a dielectric substrate, a ground element, a feed element, a microstrip line, and a feed point. The ground element is disposed on a first surface of the dielectric substrate. The ground element includes a slit. The feed element is disposed on a second surface of the dielectric substrate. The microstrip line extends from the feed element toward the slit. The feed point is disposed on the second surface of the dielectric substrate, and connected to the feed element via the microstrip line. The feed point is positioned between the feed element and the slit, and disposed at an end of the microstrip line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Obata, Yu Ono, Hironori Kikuchi, Shingo Sumi, Hiroaki Ohmori, Akira Kanazawa, Katsuhiko Morioka
  • Patent number: 10879622
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising at least a plurality of antenna modules mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) is disclosed. The PCB includes a plurality of holes embedded with a heat sink. Each antenna module comprises an antenna substrate. Each antenna module further comprises a plurality of three-dimensional (3-D) antenna cells that are mounted on a first surface of the antenna substrate. Each antenna module further comprises a plurality of packaged circuitry that are mounted on a second surface of the antenna substrate. The plurality of packaged circuitry are electrically connected with the plurality of 3-D antenna cells. Furthermore, each antenna module is mounted on the plurality of holes via a corresponding packaged circuitry of the plurality of packaged circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seunghwan Yoon, Zhihui Wang, Franco De Flaviis, Alfred Grau Besoli, Kartik Sridharan, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Michael Boers, Sam Gharavi, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10873133
    Abstract: A dipole antenna array element using crossed dipoles is provided. The arms of the crossed dipoles are spaced apart from a ground plane. The length of the arms of the crossed dipoles, as well as the height of the array element, is dependent on the lowest wavelength of signal for which the element is to be used with. To adjust the impedance of the antenna array element, a strip of conductive material is used to enclose an area about the arms of the dipoles. A patch component can also be used with the arms being between the patch component and the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Communication Components Antenna Inc.
    Inventors: Sadegh Farzaneh, Jacob Van Beek, Minya Gavrilovic, Nasrin Hojjat
  • Patent number: 10873137
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a polarization generator to receive first and second signals, apply to the first and second signals two-dimensional (2D) complex weights to produce 2D weighted complex signals that represent a polarization having a plane of polarization referenced to three-dimensional (3D) orthogonal axes, operate on the 2D weighted complex signals to rotate the plane of polarization angularly with respect to the 3D orthogonal axes, and produce 3D controlled complex signals representing the polarization with the rotated plane of polarization; quadrature upconverter-modulators to modulate the 3D controlled complex signals, to produce 3D modulated radio frequency (RF) signals; and a triaxial antenna including orthogonal 3D linearly polarized elements to receive respective ones of the 3D modulated RF signals and collectively convert the 3D modulated RF signals to radiant RF energy that has the polarization with the rotated plane of polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Kossin
  • Patent number: 10868369
    Abstract: A base part (110) has one main surface (111) that is spherically curved so as to protrude outward and another main surface (112) that is flat. A plurality of antenna elements (130) are provided along the one main surface (111) inside the base part (110). A plurality of connection wiring lines (150) connect the plurality of connection terminals (120) and the plurality of antenna elements (130) to each other. A part of each of the plurality of connection wiring lines (150) disposed in a region where a ground wiring line (140) is provided extends in a direction perpendicular to the other main surface (112) when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the other main surface (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Kamio, Nobumitsu Amachi
  • Patent number: 10868354
    Abstract: A 5G broadband antenna is disclosed herein. The 5G broadband antenna comprises a first antenna element and a second antenna element. Each of the first antenna element and the second antenna element has a middle section with a slot therein. The antenna apparatus covers a first frequency band of 617-960 MegaHertz, a second frequency band of 1.4-1.6 GigaHertz (GHZ), a third frequency band of 1.71-2.7 GHz, and a fourth frequency band of 3.3 to 4.2 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Airgain, Inc.
    Inventors: Ziming He, Alven Jan Delos Santos Eusantos
  • Patent number: 10862575
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a transmissive passive repeater having two or more antenna arrays, each array comprised of a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna array has an associated region. An aperture is defined by the antenna arrays with which energy at respective antenna arrays passes between each of the regions. Another embodiment of the invention provides a reflective passive repeater having an aperture. Energy received at the aperture is reflected back from the aperture. The aperture is configured to provide a conformal mapping between two regions as determined by complex coupling by individual antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Paul Nysen
  • Patent number: 10862191
    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 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Phuc H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10862221
    Abstract: An antenna feeding network for a multi radiator antenna is provided. The antenna feeding network comprises at least one coaxial line. Each coaxial line comprises a central inner conductor and an elongated outer conductor surrounding the central inner conductor, wherein at least one of the outer conductors of the coaxial lines is provided with an opening, wherein the antenna feeding network further comprises at least one nonconductive holding element configured to be placed in the opening. The holding element is configured to hold at least one of the inner conductors in position. The invention further relates to a multi radiator antenna comprising such an antenna feeding network, and to a method for providing an electrical connection in such an antenna feeding network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CELLMAX TECHNOLOGIES AB
    Inventors: Niclas J. Yman, Stefan Jonsson, Dan Karlsson, Andreas Nordström
  • Patent number: 10854940
    Abstract: A window assembly includes a first radio frequency device disposed between a first window substrate and a second window substrate. An embedded coplanar waveguide is disposed between the first window substrate and the second window substrate, and is attached to the first radio frequency device. An exterior coplanar waveguide is disposed adjacent an exterior side surface of the first window substrate, and is disposed opposite the embedded coplanar waveguide for communicating electromagnetic waves therebetween. A printed circuit board is attached to and interconnects the exterior coplanar waveguide and a radio frequency cable connector. The radio frequency cable connector is configured for connection to a second radio frequency device. An adhesive layer bonds the printed circuit board to the exterior side surface of the first window substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Hyok Jae Song, Timothy J. Talty, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10847885
    Abstract: A miniature antenna device includes a dielectric substrate having an upper side and an opposing lower side and at least one antenna element. The antenna element includes a first half-loop conductor strip disposed on the upper side of the substrate and a second half-loop conductor strip disposed on the lower side of the substrate. The first and second half-loop conductor strips are aligned complementarily one with the other to have a common center of curvature that is void of a ground plane. The antenna element further includes a director element disposed on the upper side of the substrate and spanning the first and second half-loop conductor strips, an input terminal disposed on the upper side of the substrate being electrically coupled to the first half-loop conductor strip, and a ground plane disposed on the lower side of the substrate being electrically coupled to the second half-loop conductor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad S. Sharawi, Syed Shahan Jehangir