Patents Examined by Daniel Munoz
  • Patent number: 10446934
    Abstract: Systems and methods improve tracking performance of an ultra-wide-band (UWB) tracking tag positioned on a player on a sporting field. A UWB antenna is formed with power radiated disproportionately in forward and backward directions as compared to sideways. The UWB tracking tag is aligned with the UWB antenna when positioned on the player such that less power is absorbed by the player than radiated away from the player. The UWB antenna is monopole and may be folded from a single metal sheet forming: a flat top; a first side folded at an acute angle from one edge of the top; a second side folded at an acute angle from another edge of the top; a first solder tab folded at an obtuse angle from the first side; and a second solder tab folded at an obtuse angle from the second side, to join in parallel with the first solder tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander T. Farkas
  • Patent number: 10446929
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to cellular phones having multiple antennas. The invention relates to how two antennas in a diversity or MIMO antenna system interact through mutual coupling. The mutual coupling is due to proximity of the two antennas, their antenna pattern and efficiency. The performance of the system can be optimized by adjusting the mutual coupling between the antennas. The primary and secondary antennas can be “tuned” and “de-tuned” respectively to enhance system performance. In this invention, the primary and secondary antennas are tuned independently using MEMS capacitor configured in the antenna aperture for frequency tuning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CAVENDISH KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Hsu, Paul Anthony Tornatta, Jr., Roberto Gaddi
  • Patent number: 10447080
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including an external housing having a first surface and a second surface facing the opposite of first surface, a printed circuit board disposed in a space between the first surface and the second surface and forming a surface substantially parallel to the first surface, a display disposed between the first surface and the printed circuit board, an antenna pattern disposed between the display and the second surface; and at least one communication circuit electrically connected to the antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ik Su Jung, Jong Hae Kim, Byoung Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10431897
    Abstract: The present invention features a microwave gain medium having a negative refractive index, which overcompensates for loss exhibited in conventional passive metamaterials. The design consists of sub-wavelength building blocks with embedded microwave tunnel diodes exhibiting a negative refractive index and a stable net gain. The negative resistance may also be used for dispersion compensation that may enable broadband response of metamaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Hao Xin, Qi Tang, Adnan Kantemur
  • Patent number: 10431876
    Abstract: The disclosed broadband antenna module for LTE includes: a feeding pin and a direct short pin that are spaced apart from each other on one surface of a printed circuit board; a coupling short pin formed of a conductive material on the other surface of the printed circuit board and connected to a ground plane; and a radiation patch antenna including a dielectric and a radiation pattern formed on an outer circumference of the dielectric and mounted on one surface of the printed circuit board, in which the radiation pattern of the radiation patch antenna is directly connected to the feeding pin and direct short pin and coupled to the coupling short pin in an overlapping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul Hwang, In-Jo Jeong, Sang-O Kim, Dong-Hwan Koh
  • Patent number: 10431875
    Abstract: A communication device includes a system ground plane, a signal source, an antenna structure, a radiation adjustment plane, and at least one tuning metal element. The signal source is coupled to the system ground plane. The antenna structure is coupled to the signal source. The radiation adjustment plane is configured to adjust the radiation of the antenna structure. The tuning metal element is disposed adjacent to the antenna structure, and is configured to modify the radiation pattern of the antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Wei-Shan Chang, Tsun-Che Huang
  • Patent number: 10431882
    Abstract: An antenna that is formed of a conductor pattern is disposed on a dielectric substrate. A high-frequency semiconductor device that supplies a high-frequency signal to the antenna is mounted on the bottom surface of the dielectric substrate. A plurality of conductor columns project from the bottom surface. The conductor columns are embedded in a dielectric member that is disposed on the bottom surface. An end of each of the conductor columns is exposed through the dielectric member. The dielectric member defines a mounting surface that faces a mounting substrate. A step is formed in a side surface of a composite structure that includes the dielectric substrate and the dielectric member, and a side surface extending from the mounting surface to the step is more recessed than a side surface that is located above the step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michiharu Yokoyama, Nobumitsu Amachi
  • Patent number: 10431891
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement is provided. The antenna arrangement includes a first antenna element and a second antenna element. An inductance coil is coupled to the first antenna element and the second antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Svendsen, Ole Jagielski
  • Patent number: 10424836
    Abstract: A helix antenna including a first radiating element extending helically about a longitudinal axis and tuned to resonate in a frequency band, a reactive element electrically connected to a first end of the first radiating element, and a second radiating element extending helically about the axis and electrically connected to the reactive element at a first end of the second radiating element, wherein the second radiating element is tuned to resonate in the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Ian T. McMichael, Steven R. Best, Erik T. Lundberg, Eddie N. Rosario
  • Patent number: 10423870
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a communication module having a carrier, a loop antenna, a modulation circuit which is coupled to the loop antenna and is configured to modulate or demodulate signals which are received or transmitted using the loop antenna, and an impedance matching circuit for matching the impedance of the loop antenna to the input impedance of the modulation circuit. The modulation circuit and the impedance matching circuit are arranged inside the loop antenna on or in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Martin Buchsbaum, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 10411327
    Abstract: An electronic device and an antenna device are provided herein. An electronic device includes a conductive sidewall; a conductive structure located within a space formed by the conductive sidewall and extending from the conductive sidewall, wherein the conductive structure includes a first surface directed toward a front of the portable electronic device and a second surface directed toward a back of the portable electronic device; a non-conductive structure located within the space formed by the conductive sidewall and contacting the conductive structure, wherein the non-conductive structure includes a first surface directed toward the front of the portable electronic device and a second surface directed toward the back of the portable electronic device; an antenna pattern electrically connected to the conductive structure; and a flexible conductive connector electrically connected to the conductive structure and the antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ji-Won Kim, Jinu Kim, Hui-Won Cho
  • Patent number: 10411337
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a base plate, an opposing conductor plate, a short-circuiting portion, a power-feed point, and at least one second-frequency electric-field impeding element provided to the opposing conductor plate, the base plate, or between the opposing conductor plate and the base plate. The second-frequency electric-field impeding element impedes a propagation of an electric field being vertical to the base plate and heading from the short-circuiting portion toward an outer edge portion of the opposing conductor plate, is induced at a second frequency higher than the first frequency, does not impede a propagation of the electric field induced at the first frequency, and is disposed such that an electrical area of the opposing conductor plate for a signal at the second frequency is an area of a proper size to generate an electrostatic capacitance that undergoes parallel resonance with the inductance of the short-circuiting portion at the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ikeda, Hiroaki Kuraoka
  • Patent number: 10403969
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for spherical monopole antennas. In one example, among others, a spherical monopole antenna includes a spherical conductor on a first side of a substrate and a ground plane disposed on the substrate. The spherical conductor is electrically coupled to a connector via a tapered feeding line and the ground plane surrounds at least a portion of the connector on the second side of the substrate. In another example, among others, a method includes forming a tapered mold in a die layer disposed on a first side of a substrate, filling the tapered mold with a conductive paste, and disposing a spherical conductor on a large end of the tapered mold. The conductive paste is in contact with a signal line extending through the substrate into a small end of the tapered mold and in contact with the spherical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Yong-Kyu Yoon, Cheolbok Kim, Jong-Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10403979
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a first substrate, and a conductor pattern disposed on a surface of the first substrate and forming magnetic flux in a normal direction with respect to the surface of the first substrate. The antenna apparatus also includes a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate, and a member disposed on the second substrate. The antenna apparatus further includes a coil wound around the member, and a current feeder configured to provide a first current to the conductor pattern and a second current to the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Hun Ryu, Jeong Ki Ryoo, Ju Hyoung Park, Jong Lae Kim
  • Patent number: 10403965
    Abstract: The mobile communication terminal includes a case, a display unit, an antenna element having a feeding point for receiving electric power near an end, and a substrate. A plate-like member is disposed so as to be in close to or in contact with the end where the antenna element of the mobile communication terminal is disposed to be close thereto. The plate-like member may be a case cover. The plate-like member includes a long coupling element which has a length of about ?/2 or more with respect to a communication wavelength ? and stored in the plate-like member. When one end of the case of the mobile communication terminal is placed near the coupling element, the antenna element and the coupling element can be capacitively coupled to each other, so that radiation power in a specific direction is increased, and thus, a directivity gain is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouta Aoki, Haruo Hayakawa, Momoko Hiranuma
  • Patent number: 10396441
    Abstract: A communication device and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The communication device includes a top cover, a housing, a bottom cover, a first magnetic isolation layer, and a short distance communication module. The housing is made of a metal material or an electrically conductive material. The top cover, the housing, and the bottom cover are assembled to construct an accommodating space from top to bottom. The first magnetic isolation layer is formed on a surface of the housing facing the accommodating space. The short distance communication module is disposed in the accommodating space. The communication device can prevent electromagnetic waves from being affected by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventors: Pei-liang Chiu, Phou-shen Ou
  • Patent number: 10389015
    Abstract: A dual polarization antenna is described. An antenna under the present disclosure can comprise a plurality of legs, and a plurality of parasitic elements disposed between the legs. Feeds are connected to both the legs and the parasitics. By feeding the parasitics the antenna can be dual polarized, providing greater reception and transmission capabilities, as well as saving space compared to other dual polarized antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Mano D. Judd
  • Patent number: 10389038
    Abstract: A subreflector of a dual-reflector antenna comprises a first extremity comprising a convex inner surface, a second extremity adapted for coupling to the extremity of a waveguide, and a body extending between the first extremity and the second extremity. The body comprises a first dielectric part having a portion penetrating into the waveguide and a portion outside the waveguide, and a second metallic part comprising a first cylindrical portion, contiguous with the first extremity of the subreflector, whose diameter is greater than the portion outside the waveguide of the first dielectric part, and a second cylindrical portion, adjacent to the first cylindrical portion, extended by a conical portion that penetrates into the first dielectric part. The first cylindrical portion features a flat ring-shaped surface that forms an angle less than 90° with the axis of the subreflector so as to face the primary reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Denis Tuau, Armel Lebayon
  • Patent number: 10389010
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metallic member, a feed portion, a ground portion and a radiating portion. The metallic member includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame defines a slot. The front frame defines a first gap and a second gap, which are in communication with the slot and extend across the front frame. A straight portion of the front frame between the first gap and the second gap forms a radiating section. The feed portion and the ground portion are electrically connected to the radiating section. Current enters the radiating section from the feed portion. The current flows through the radiating section and towards the second gap. The radiating portion obtains current from the radiating section by coupling. The radiating section and the radiating portion generate radiation signals in two different frequency bands. A wireless communication device using the antenna structure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chieh Lee, Geng-Hong Liou
  • Patent number: 10381721
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a metal frame, two switches, and an antenna feedpoint, where two slits are disposed at the metal frame; the slits divide the metal frame into a left frame, a middle frame, and a right frame; two sides of each slit are bridged by one switch, where one of the switches is in a connected state, the other of the switches is in a disconnected state, and the two switches perform state switching when a user's finger connects a slit corresponding to the switch in a disconnected state; and the antenna feedpoint is electrically connected to the middle frame, and the left frame and the right frame are grounded, to form an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanyang Wang, Liang Xue, Lei Wang, Jiaqing You, Meng Hou