Patents Examined by Graham P Smith
  • Patent number: 11450959
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a metal mechanism element, a first radiation element, a second radiation element, a third radiation element, a fourth radiation element, a fifth radiation element, and a dielectric substrate. The metal mechanism element has a first closed slot and a second closed slot, which are separated from one another. The first radiation element is coupled to a signal source, and extends across the first closed slot. The second radiation element is floating. The third radiation element is coupled to a ground voltage. The fourth radiation element is coupled to the ground voltage, and is positioned between the first closed slot and the second closed slot. An antenna structure is formed by the first radiation element, the second radiation element, the third radiation element, the fourth radiation element, the fifth radiation element, the first closed slot, and the second closed slot of the metal mechanism element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kun-Sheng Chang, Ching-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 11450966
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device may include a housing, an antenna structure disposed inside the housing and including a first face, a second face facing away from the first face, a first conductive helical pattern which extends between the first face and the second face and is constructed inside the antenna structure, and a second conductive helical pattern which extends between the first face and the second face, overlaps with at least in part with the first conductive helical pattern when viewed from above the first face, and is constructed inside the antenna structure, and at least one wireless communication circuit electrically coupled to a first point of the first conductive helical pattern and a second point of the second conductive helical pattern. The first point may be disposed to be spaced apart from the second point when viewed from above the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myunghun Jeong, Sehyun Park, Sumin Yun, Jehun Jong, Jaehoon Jo, Jinwoo Jung, Jaebong Chun
  • Patent number: 11450945
    Abstract: A radiating system for transmitting and receiving signals in first and second frequency regions includes a radiating structure, a radiofrequency system, and an external port. The radiating structure has first and second isolated radiation boosters coupled to a ground plane layer. A first internal port of the radiating structure is between the first radiation booster and the ground plane layer, and a second internal port is between the second radiation booster and the ground plane layer. A distance between the two internal ports is less than 0.06 times a wavelength of the lowest frequency. The maximum size of the first and second radiation boosters is smaller than 1/30 times the wavelength of the lowest frequency. The radiofrequency system includes two ports connected respectively to the first and the second internal ports of the radiating structure, and a port connected to the external port of the radiating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Ignion, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Aurora Andujar Linares, Carles Puente Baliarda
  • Patent number: 11444380
    Abstract: An antenna system is provided. The antenna system includes a circuit board. The antenna system further includes a first antenna structure and a second antenna structure. The first antenna structure is positioned between the circuit board and the second antenna structure such that the first antenna structure forms a ground plane for the second antenna structure. In addition, the first antenna structure is electrically coupled to the circuit board via a first conductive path. The second antenna structure is electrically coupled to the circuit board via a second conductive path extending through an opening defined by the first antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Corporation (San Diego), Inc.
    Inventor: John Eric Shamblin
  • Patent number: 11444368
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems and methods are configured to determine that a signal strength of a fifth generation cellular networking (5G) protocol communication is below a threshold strength value. The 5G protocol communication includes a millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency transmission between a computing device and a first integrated roofing accessory of a first roof. It is determined that a second integrated roofing accessory of a second roof would have an improved signal strength is indicative of a better line of sight to the computing device, and the first integrated roofing accessory and the second integrated roofing accessory are part of a 5G network. At least one of transferring the 5G protocol communication to the second integrated roofing accessory from the first integrated roofing accessory of the first roof, or including the second integrated roofing accessory into the 5G protocol communication with the computing device is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Rich Robinson, Xavier Riley
  • Patent number: 11444386
    Abstract: An antenna assembly, comprising: a single substrate having a lower surface and an upper surface; an isotropic source of spherical electromagnetic waves configured for emitting surface waves on the upper surface; a ground plane formed on the lower surface comprising a metallic deposit on the entire lower surface; an antenna element formed on the upper surface comprising a periodic patterns metasurface formed on the substrate by a texture of subwavelength patches, the antenna element comprising: a first-scale metasurface defined by a two-dimensional alternation of metal or metamaterial patches having closely spaced vertices in each contiguous element to form small gaps; a plurality of switches disposed in the gap between the vertexes of the patches, each switch permitting to connect several patches through the vertexes for defining a second-scale metasurface having a pattern thus forming the antenna element; wherein each patch has dimensions which do not depend on the frequency of the waves to be radiated, t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Charlotte Tripon-Canseliet, Stefano Maci, Cristian Della Giovampaola, Giuseppe Vecchi
  • Patent number: 11437710
    Abstract: An electronic device having multiple antennas and an antenna configuration method are provided. The antenna configuration method includes: controlling a communication module of an electronic device to electrically connect to a main antenna of the electronic device; determining whether an operating state of the electronic device conforms to a preset usage situation; and controlling the communication module to electrically connect to an auxiliary antenna of the electronic device when the operating state conforms to the preset usage situation, so that the communication module transmits and receives the radio frequency signal by the auxiliary antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chu Liao, Wei-Cheng Lo, Chuan-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 11431078
    Abstract: A data processing system includes a display device, a proximity sensor, a wireless data processing apparatus, and an external antenna. The display device and the wireless data processing apparatus are connected. The display device is equipped with an internal antenna indirectly connected to a wireless communication module of the wireless data processing apparatus. The external antenna is electrically connected to the wireless communication module. A data processing circuit of the wireless data processing apparatus normally controls the wireless communication module to set signal transmission strengths of the antennas by using a first antenna control mode. When the proximity sensor detects an object located close to proximity sensor, the data processing circuit controls the wireless communication module to set the signal transmission strengths by using a second antenna control mode that includes at least decreasing the signal transmission strength of the internal antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Hsun Huang, Tse-Hsien Liao
  • Patent number: 11431084
    Abstract: A wireless communication device comprises: a substrate; an antenna circuit installed on the substrate; a communication circuit installed on the substrate electrically connected to the antenna circuit; and an energy supply unit installed on the substrate that supplies energy to the communication circuit, wherein the energy supply unit are installed on the substrate outside of a region defined around the antenna circuit; and the substrate is provided with a hole portion within the region, the hole portion passing through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Miura, Shohei Iwata
  • Patent number: 11424526
    Abstract: An example device includes a conductive housing. The conductive housing has a slot containing a dielectric material. An antenna includes a resonating element disposed within the slot. A first connector is disposed within the slot. A second connector is disposed within the slot. The resonating element of the antenna is located between the first connector and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chin-Hung Ma, Chien-Pai Lai, Ju-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11424539
    Abstract: Millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, apparatuses, and methods that relate to transceivers, receivers, and antenna structures for wireless communications are described. The various aspects include co-located millimeter wave (mmWave) and near-field communication (NFC) antennas, scalable phased array radio transceiver architecture (SPARTA), phased array distributed communication system with MIMO support and phase noise synchronization over a single coax cable, communicating RF signals over cable (RFoC) in a distributed phased array communication system, clock noise leakage reduction, IF-to-RF companion chip for backwards and forwards compatibility and modularity, on-package matching networks, 5G scalable receiver (Rx) architecture, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Erkan Alpman, Arnaud Lucres Amadjikpe, Omer Asaf, Kameran Azadet, Rotem Banin, Miroslav Baryakh, Anat Bazov, Stefano Brenna, Bryan K. Casper, Anandaroop Chakrabarti, Gregory Chance, Debabani Choudhury, Emanuel Cohen, Claudio Da Silva, Sidharth Dalmia, Saeid Daneshgar Asl, Kaushik Dasgupta, Kunal Datta, Brandon Davis, Ofir Degani, Amr M. Fahim, Amit Freiman, Michael Genossar, Eran Gerson, Eyal Goldberger, Eshel Gordon, Meir Gordon, Josef Hagn, Shinwon Kang, Te Yu Kao, Noam Kogan, Mikko S. Komulainen, Igal Yehuda Kushnir, Saku Lahti, Mikko M. Lampinen, Naftali Landsberg, Wook Bong Lee, Run Levinger, Albert Molina, Resti Montoya Moreno, Tawfiq Musah, Nathan G. Narevsky, Hosein Nikopour, Oner Orhan, Georgios Palaskas, Stefano Pellerano, Ron Pongratz, Ashoke Ravi, Shmuel Ravid, Peter Andrew Sagazio, Eren Sasoglu, Lior Shakedd, Gadi Shor, Baljit Singh, Menashe Soffer, Ra'anan Sover, Shilpa Talwar, Nebil Tanzi, Moshe Teplitsky, Chintan S. Thakkar, Jayprakash Thakur, Avi Tsarfati, Yossi Tsfati, Marian Verhelst, Nir Weisman, Shuhei Yamada, Ana M. Yepes, Duncan Kitchin
  • Patent number: 11424535
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a cover glass, a rear cover which faces away from the cover glass, and a plurality of communication devices that are interposed between the cover glass and the rear cover. Each of the plurality of communication devices comprises a printed circuit board (PCB), an antenna array positioned at the PCB, a dielectric substance positioned on one surface of the antenna array, a conductor positioned on an opposite surface of the antenna array, and a communication circuit electrically connected with the antenna array. The communication circuit is configured to feed the antenna array and transmit/receive a signal in a specified frequency band based on an electrical path formed through the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Gil Jeon
  • Patent number: 11411303
    Abstract: The invention concerns an antenna assembly for a wearable or wrist worn device, the device being suitable for underwater communications, comprising a casing, comprising an inductive coil antenna, wherein the inductive coil antenna is attachable to a housing and said housing, comprising a first radio operating on a first frequency band for communication underwater and a second radio operating on a second frequency band for communication over air interface, wherein the second frequency band is higher than the first frequency band, and the first and the second radio operate using the inductive coil antenna when said casing is attached to said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Tom Ahola, Eero Varjonen, Erik Lindman
  • Patent number: 11409329
    Abstract: A flexible display includes: an antenna region, provided thereon with a metal trace configured as an antenna of an electronic device to receive or transmit a signal; and a display region configured to display screen content of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Sung Wang
  • Patent number: 11411315
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a plurality of antenna devices. Each of the plurality of antenna devices includes a dielectric substrate on which an antenna element is placed and a feed line that transmits a radio frequency signal from a RFIC to the antenna element. The feed line is divided within the dielectric substrate and transmits a radio frequency signal to a feed point (122A-1) and a feed point (122A-2) of the antenna element, a phase of the radio frequency signal to the feed point (122A-1) and a phase of the radio frequency signal to the feed point (122A-2) being substantially opposite to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Onaka, Yoshiki Yamada, Hirotsugu Mori
  • Patent number: 11404772
    Abstract: A nozzle cap assembly includes a nozzle cap including a base, the base defining a top end and a bottom end; and a nut positioned opposite from the bottom end; an enclosure positioned between the top end of the base and the nut, the enclosure defining a cavity within the enclosure; at least one antenna positioned within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Isaac Ortiz, David James Carlos Dunn, Yanlong Li, Jesse Alvin Faunce
  • Patent number: 11404787
    Abstract: A magnetic-field generating circuit includes a transformer antenna that includes a transformer including a primary coil and a secondary coil and a resonant capacitor connected in parallel to the secondary coil of the transformer and that generates a magnetic field. Moreover, an AC power supply circuit is provided that supplies an AC voltage serving as a driving voltage to the primary coil of the transformer antenna. The secondary coil and the resonant capacitor form a parallel resonant circuit whose resonant frequency is set to be equal to a frequency of the AC voltage supplied from the AC power supply circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11404790
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a radiator, a first grounding branch, and a second grounding branch. The radiator includes a feed point, a first radiation section, and a second radiation section. The first radiation section and the second radiation section are disposed on two sides of the feed point by a first gap and a second gap. A first ground end is disposed at one end of the first radiation section away from the first gap, and a second ground end is disposed at one end of the second radiation section away from the second gap. The first and second grounding branches intersect with the radiator. A matching circuit is coupled in series in the first grounding branch, and a first high-frequency filter is coupled in series in the second grounding branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiao Sun, Kun Li, Liang Lu, Xianghua Long
  • Patent number: 11398668
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: a fixed millimetre wave antenna radiating element, a plurality of distributed millimetre wave antenna radiating elements, a radio frequency integrated circuit, a first substrate, and a plurality of second substrates; wherein the fixed millimetre wave antenna radiating element and the radio frequency integrated circuit are arranged together on the first substrate, the plurality of distributed millimetre wave antenna radiating elements are arranged on the plurality of second substrates spaced apart from each other, and each of the plurality of second substrates is spaced apart from the first substrate, and is connected to the first substrate by a flexible transmission line of a plurality of flexible transmission lines. An associated method, module, in a communication device, and an associated computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linsheng Li, Hanyang Wang, Alexander Khripkov, Dongxing Tu, Hongting Luo, Zlatoljub Milosavljevic
  • Patent number: 11398679
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a first radiation element, a second radiation element, a third radiation element, a fourth radiation element, a fifth radiation element, and a nonconductive support element. The first radiation element has a feeding point. The second radiation element is coupled to the feeding point. The third radiation element has a grounding point. The fourth radiation element is coupled to the third radiation element. The fourth radiation element is adjacent to the first radiation element and the second radiation element. The fifth radiation element is coupled to the third radiation element and the fourth radiation element. The first radiation element, the second radiation element, the third radiation element, the fourth radiation element, and the fifth radiation element are disposed on the nonconductive support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Nien-Chao Chuang, Pei-Cheng Hu