Patents Examined by Dameon E. Levi
  • Patent number: 10770796
    Abstract: An antenna device mounted to an automobile includes an antenna component and an amplifier board provided with an amplifier to amplify signals received by the antenna component. The antenna component includes a metal plate and a resonance point adjusting coil having a first end connected to the metal plate, the resonance point adjusting coil being connected to an input terminal of the amplifier board at the first end via the metal plate. The impedance of the antenna component is adjustable by the mount angle of the resonance point adjusting coil to the antenna component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryutaro Miura
  • Patent number: 10763591
    Abstract: A slot array antenna includes: an electrically conductive member having an electrically conductive surface and slots therein, the slots being arrayed in a first direction which extends along the conductive surface; a waveguide member having an electrically conductive waveguide face which opposes the slots and extends along the first direction; and an artificial magnetic conductor extending on both sides of the waveguide member. At least one of the conductive member and the waveguide member includes dents on the conductive surface and/or the waveguide face, the dents each serving to broaden a spacing between the conductive surface and the waveguide face relative to any adjacent site. The dents include a first, second, and third dents which are adjacent to one another and consecutively follow along the first direction. A distance between centers of the first and second dents is different from a distance between centers of the second and third dents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, WGR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kirino, Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 10756423
    Abstract: A dual band antenna module including a first radiator, a second radiator, a first filter and a second filter is provided. The first radiator resonates to generate a first frequency band and includes a first feeding end and a first ground end. The second radiator resonates to generate a second frequency band and includes a second feeding end and a second ground end. The first filter is extended from the first feeding end in a direction away from the first radiator and used for filtering the second frequency band. The second filter is extended from the second feeding end in a direction away from the second radiator and used for filtering the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke-Chin Huang, Jung-Yi Huang, Hui-An Yang
  • Patent number: 10749264
    Abstract: A cavity-backed slot antenna is disclosed that includes a stripline. The stripline includes a conductive strip between two ground planes separated by a dielectric. The conductive strip feeds the cavity-backed slot antenna. The stripline also includes a first segment and a second segment. The first segment has a first characteristic impedance. The second segment is proximate the cavity-backed antenna and has a second characteristic impedance different than the first characteristic impedance. The second characteristic impedance provides impedance for matching a load impedance of the cavity-backed slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nahal Niakan, Sean Russell Mercer, Toby James Morris
  • Patent number: 10741903
    Abstract: A vehicle antenna device has a high noise-resistance performance even in high-frequency bands and capable of preventing breakage of a connector due to corotation at the time of fastening/fixing. The vehicle antenna device includes a vehicle exterior antenna and a vehicle interior antenna module. The vehicle interior antenna module includes a circuit board, a module side coaxial connector, a housing and a protecting fixing part. When the vehicle interior antenna module is fastened/fixed to the vehicle exterior antenna through a roof, the protecting fixing part slidably fixes the circuit board to the housing with pressing force that the circuit board is slid where force applied to the module side coaxial connector is larger than a predetermined force if the vehicle exterior antenna and the vehicle interior antenna module corotate due to the fastening and that the circuit board is not slid by vibration of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10741901
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a stacked patch radiator having (i) a lower patch and (ii) an upper patch located above and separated from the lower patch. The upper patch includes first and second conductive patches that are separated from one another. The apparatus also includes a heating circuit integrated in the stacked patch radiator. At least a portion of the heating circuit is positioned between the first and second conductive patches of the upper patch. The stacked patch radiator can be configured to radiate at a specified frequency band and can have a thickness that is less than one tenth of wavelengths within the specified frequency band. The upper patch can include conductive vias electrically connecting the conductive patches. The conductive patches and the conductive vias can form an isolation cage configured to reduce a signal loss associated with a presence of at least the portion of the heating circuit between the conductive patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Yueh-Chi Chang, Brandon K.W. Mui, Stephen J. Pereira, Richard S. Young, Gregory M. Fagerlund, Wayne B. Mattis
  • Patent number: 10741905
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments related to an electronic device including a coil. The electronic device may include: a housing including a first face facing a first direction and a second face facing a second direction different from the first direction; and a flexible printed circuit board and a control circuit disposed between the first and second faces. The flexible printed circuit board may include a first coil including at least one turn, a second coil including at least one turn, and a third coil including at least one turn. At least a part of the second coil may surround a first portion of the first coil, a second portion of the first coil may surround at least a part of the second coil, a third portion of the first coil may surround the second portion of the first coil, and at least a part of the third coil may be disposed between at least a part of the second portion of the first coil and at least a part of the third portion of the first coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Ju Kim, Jae-Woong Jeon, Kyeong-Jo Keum
  • Patent number: 10734734
    Abstract: An antenna device according to an embodiment includes a main line, radiating elements, and feed lines. The radiating elements are arranged along the main line and radiate radio waves. The feed lines connect the main line and the respective radiating elements. Moreover, the feed lines are inserted into the respective radiating elements by inserted lengths so that an electrical coupling degree between one of the feed lines and corresponding one of the radiating elements is larger as the one feed line is located closer to a leading end than a base end of the main line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yoshitake
  • Patent number: 10734708
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may be provided with wireless circuitry and a display having a display module and a cover layer. The display module may include a dielectric layer. Touch sensor electrodes may be formed from conductive traces on the dielectric layer. An antenna may be embedded within the display module. The antenna may include an antenna resonating element formed from a grid of intersecting conductive traces on the dielectric layer. The grid may have edges that define a lateral outline of the antenna resonating element. The outline may have a length that configures the antenna to radiate at a desired frequency. The antenna resonating element may be formed from indium tin oxide and may be substantially transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Siwen Yong, Yi Jiang, Jiangfeng Wu, Lijun Zhang, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10734714
    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, the tuning element may be omitted, and the antenna may be coupled to separate low band and high band matching circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Mario Martinis, Jiaxiao Niu, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Zheyu Wang, Carlo Di Nallo, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10734705
    Abstract: An electronic device may comprise: a housing comprising a first plate which faces a first direction and a second plate which faces a second direction opposite to the first direction, the housing having a space formed between the first plate and the second plate; a side member which surrounds at least a part of the space; a display which is disposed inside the housing and is exposed through the first plate; a printed circuit board which is disposed inside the housing and is disposed between the display and the second plate; and a communication module which is disposed inside the housing and is coupled to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngsik Choi, Hosaeng Kim, Sangyoun Lee, Seungnyun Kim, Dongil Son
  • Patent number: 10734713
    Abstract: A wireless wearable device comprises a radiating system that contains at least a non-resonant element disposed in different arrangements within a radiating structure in the radiating system, featuring compact dimensions and an adequate performance when operating on a carrier living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Aurora Andujar Linares
  • Patent number: 10727563
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a wireless access point includes a base panel configured to be mounted to a post and to support the access point. The assembly includes a shroud configured to at least partially surround the base panel, the access point, and the post. The assembly can also include an antenna support configured to support an antenna coupled to the access point and configured to rotate between a first position and a second position. A method of mounting the access point to the post includes mounting, to the post, the base panel supporting the access point. The method also includes, after mounting the base panel to the post, coupling the shroud to the base panel such that the shroud at least partially surrounds the base panel, the access point, and the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alexander, Robert Anderson, Alvin Clark
  • Patent number: 10727555
    Abstract: A multi-filtenna system is provided that effectively combines an antenna element and a filter element in a compact design while concurrently providing adequate port isolation, a low ECC, a low insertion loss (and a corresponding high efficiency) and a similar radiation pattern for each antenna element in order to allow for multi-channel beam forming. A multi-filtenna system includes a plurality of filtennas disposed in parallel proximate one another. Each filtenna includes a port, one or more resonator sections coupled to one another and a radiating resonator. The one or more resonator sections are disposed between the port and the radiating resonator. Each of the plurality of filtennas are configured to communicate via the port and to operate at the same frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: David Hendry
  • Patent number: 10727574
    Abstract: A radome assembly (20) includes a frame (30) conforming in contour with an aircraft fuselage (14) for being fixedly mounted thereto. A radome (32) having an aerodynamically streamlined elongate contour including a central bulb (34) is spaced from the frame (30) to house an antenna (26) therein, the radome (32) being tuned in configuration to define an unobstructed radio-frequency (RF) window (28) diverging outwardly from atop the frame (30). The radome (32) is pivotally mounted atop the frame (30) by a hinge (36,74,78) hidden inside the frame (30) below the RF window (28) when the radome (32) is stowed closed atop the frame (30) and antenna (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The NORDAM Group LLC
    Inventors: David J Lewis, Jeffrey Curtis Brown, Tony Curtis Hambrick, James Robert Roderick
  • Patent number: 10727601
    Abstract: A transceiver system may include first and second metasurfaces, such as radio frequency (RF) metasurfaces or optically reflective tunable liquid crystal metasurfaces (LCMs). In one specific example, a transmit LCM may be tuned by a controller to steerably reflect incident optical radiation at a target transmit steering angle. A laser or other optical radiation source may transmit optical radiation to the transmit LCM at a first angle of incidence. The controller may tune the second tunable LCM to steerably receive optical radiation at a target receive steering angle corresponding to the target transmit steering angle. The received optical radiation may be reflected at a second angle of incidence to a detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lumotive, LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Prasad Padmanabha Iyer
  • Patent number: 10727571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cellular radio antenna, in particular for a cellular radio base station, having at least one dipole radiator and having a dielectric body that is arranged on the dipole radiator and characterized in that the height H of the dielectric body in the main radiation direction amounts to at least 30% of the maximum thickness D of the dielectric body in a cross-section perpendicular to the main radiation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KATHREIN SE
    Inventors: Andreas Vollmer, Max Goettl
  • Patent number: 10727585
    Abstract: Provided is a directional monopole array antenna using a hybrid ground plane in which a plurality of monopole antennas are connected in a form of an array, wherein the monopole antennas includes: a ground plane designed to be divided into a PMC (perfect magnetic conductor) and a PEC (perfect electric conductor) such that a surface current induced in the PEC flows in a direction; and an antenna device vertically disposed in the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hongik University Industry-Academia Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jeong-Hae Lee, Jae-Gon Lee
  • Patent number: 10727596
    Abstract: An antenna structure (10) includes an antenna feed-in element (1), a first antenna trace element (2), a second antenna trace element (3), a supporting element (4), a grounded-short-circuit element (5), a third antenna trace element (6) and a fourth antenna trace element (7). The first antenna trace element (2), the second antenna trace element (3), the third antenna trace element (6) and the fourth antenna trace element (7) which have vertical segments in different lengths form a multi-trace planar inverted-F antenna to obtain the best bandwidth covering the full band, so that the height of the antenna structure (10) is lower, the length is shorter and the structure is denser. The impedance matching of the antenna structure (10) is controlled easily. No external matching element is required. With the multi-trace and grounded-short-circuit design of the antenna structure (10), the better resonance in the LTE full band is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taoglas Limited
    Inventors: Ronan Quinlan, Wen-Chieh Yang, Ming-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10720691
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna device which is less prone to deterioration in radiation characteristics and which can be mounted in a small space. A second antenna element (13) includes a first portion (13a) and a second portion (13b). A first antenna element (12) is disposed on a first plane (P1), the first portion (13a) is disposed on a second plane (P2), and the second portion (13b) is disposed on a third plane (P3). When viewed in a direction orthogonal to the first plane (P1), the second portion (13b) does not overlap the first antenna element (12) except at an end region (13c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroiku Tayama, Ning Guan