Patents Examined by Graham Smith
  • Patent number: 10249934
    Abstract: A memory card includes a substrate, a nonvolatile memory on the substrate, a memory controller on the substrate and configured to control access to the nonvolatile memory, an interface terminal for external wired connection, on the substrate, an antenna, a plain region surrounded by the antenna including a first region that overlaps with the substrate and a second region that does not overlap with the substrate, and a communication controller disposed on the substrate, electrically connected to the antenna, and configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device through the antenna, using power generated at the antenna by an electromagnetic induction caused by the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa Natsumeda, Michio Ido, Keisuke Sato, Shigeto Endo, Taku Nishiyama, Katsuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10236593
    Abstract: Described is a printed circuit antenna array including at least one castellated substrate. Also described is a stacked patch antenna array having at least one castellated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Pierre A. Dufilie, Jeffrey S. Herd
  • Patent number: 10230170
    Abstract: A metal lens is provided for length compacting a horn antenna across a frequency bandwidth. The metal lens includes a feed guide segment having an input cross-section, an intermediate segment, and an exit segment. The feed guide segment receives a signal from the horn antenna along a carry direction; an intermediate segment that expands from the input cross-section laterally to the carry direction. The intermediate segment incorporates an intermediate split vane perpendicular to the carry direction to divide the signal along the carry direction. The exit segment incorporates a plurality of terminating split vanes lateral to the carry direction for transmitting the output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Boulais, Walter D. Sessions, Reniery Cevallos, Sarah C. Weston, Lucas R. Hale
  • Patent number: 10224598
    Abstract: In an example, a mobile computing device such as a tablet, laptop, or convertible is operable to couple to a docking station via high-frequency wireless such as WiGig at 60 GHz. Because high-frequency signals are highly directional, the mobile computing device is provided with a high-frequency antenna operable as a rotor. In one embodiment, the antenna is freely hinged to a gravitational pivot, and pivots toward the docking station responsive to gravitational torque. In another embodiment, an actuator drives the antenna to a correct angle responsive to a rotational sensor. In this case, an angle sweep may be performed around a midpoint to identify a best angle for high-frequency communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hong W. Wong, Wah Yiu Kwong, Jiancheng Johnson Tao, Xiaoguo Liang, Songnan Yang
  • Patent number: 10218058
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a side surface, a touch screen display positioned inside the housing, wherein the display comprises a display panel and a touch panel that is separated from or integrated with the display panel, a conductive member (conductor) forming at least a portion of the side surface, at least one substantially transparent conductive pattern that is integrated into the display, a ground member (ground) interposed between the first surface and the second surface, a wireless communication circuit including a port electrically coupled to the conductive member, and a processor electrically coupled to the display and the wireless communication circuit. The substantially transparent conductive pattern is electrically coupled to the port of the wireless communication circuit and/or the ground member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ki Huk Lee, Moo Young Kim, Min Sik Kim, Ho Saeng Kim, Dong Ryul Shin, Min Sung Lee, Song Hee Jung, Jae Bong Chun, Seung Jun Hyun
  • Patent number: 10211508
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for supporting dynamic antenna platform offset calibration for an antenna system mounted to a mobile vehicle. In particular, dynamic antenna platform offset calibration can be performed while communicating user data associated with the mobile vehicle (e.g., based at least in part on alignment calibration procedures including measurements of user data signals), with an antenna platform offset being updated when alignment calibration procedures have been performed at suitably separated spatial conditions. Accordingly, antenna platform offset calibration may be performed throughout the operation of the mobile vehicle without requiring that the vehicle be proactively aligned in a particular orientation for a dedicated calibration routine prior to using the antenna for communicating user data during normal operation of the mobile vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Merrell
  • Patent number: 10211537
    Abstract: An apparatus (180) comprising: a first conductive layer (30) defining a first slot (46) having an open end and a closed end, the first slot (46) being configured to receive an inductive coupler (64) therein; and a capacitive member configured to tune the first conductive layer (30) to resonate in an operational frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Ilkka Tahtinen
  • Patent number: 10205220
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first feed point (26) coupled to a first conductive member (30), the first conductive member being coupled to a ground member (46) in at least two places, the first conductive member and ground member defining a first perimeter (50), wherein the first conductive member and at least a portion of the ground member are configured to resonate at least partially in a first operational frequency band; and a second feed point (28) coupled to a second conductive member (32), the second conductive member being disposed within the first perimeter, the second conductive member and at least a portion of the ground member defining a second perimeter (52) which is smaller than the first perimeter, and being configured to resonate in a second operational frequency band, different to the first operational frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Jari Van Wonterghem
  • Patent number: 10205221
    Abstract: A multiband antenna structure includes a matching portion, a first radiator, and a second radiator. The first radiator and the second radiator extend from a first edge of the matching portion. The second radiator and the matching portion resonate a first mode. The first radiator and the matching portion resonate a second mode. The slot, the first radiator, and the matching portion resonate a third mode. The second radiator includes a first connection section, a second connection section, a third connection section, and a fourth connection section. The first connection section is perpendicularly connected to a first end of the first edge. The second connection section is perpendicularly connected to the first connection section and extends parallel to the first edge. The third connection section is parallel to the first connection section. The fourth connection section is parallel to the second connection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Szu-Chi Fan, Yen-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10197215
    Abstract: A device comprising a single element which includes two integrally connected gimbals for use in satellite communications, wherein the device is characterized in being capable of performing two rotational movements around two axes that are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SATIXFY ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventor: Leon Benvenisti
  • Patent number: 10199719
    Abstract: An antenna of an electronic device is provided. The antenna includes a substrate including a ground portion, an external metallic frame of the electronic device, a float ground portion arranged to be connected to the external metallic frame in a state of being disconnected from the substrate, and at least one radiator electrically connected to the float ground portion. Upon being fed with power, the at least one radiator may operate as an antenna radiator, or a section of the external metallic frame may operate as the antenna radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeonwoo Kim, Seunggil Jeon, Jung-Sik Park
  • Patent number: 10199317
    Abstract: An electronic package includes a circuit structure having a first metal layer, a packaging layer formed on the circuit structure, and a second metal layer formed on the packaging layer and separated from the first metal layer at a distance. The first metal layer and the second metal layer constitute an antenna structure. Since the second metal layer is formed on a portion of a surface of the packaging layer, a propagating wave emitted by the first metal layer cannot pass through the second metal layer, but a surface of the packaging layer not covered by the second metal layer. Therefore, the propagating wave can be transmitted to a predetermined target, and the electronic package performs the function of an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Chiu, Chia-Yang Chen, Ying-Wei Lu, Jyun-Yuan Jhang, Ming-Fan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10200135
    Abstract: An over the air measurement module comprises an antenna, adapted to receive a first measuring signal from a device under test or to transmit a second measuring signal to the device under test. It also comprises an analog signal processor, directly connected to said antenna, adapted to reduce a frequency of the received first measuring signal, resulting in a frequency reduced first measuring signal, or adapted to increase a frequency of a frequency reduced second measuring signal, resulting in the second measuring signal. It also has a connector connected to said analog signal processor and is adapted to output the first frequency reduced measuring signal or is adapted to receive the second frequency reduced measuring signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Hechtfischer, Werner Perndl, Adam Tankielun
  • Patent number: 10199744
    Abstract: A directional MIMO antenna using electro-polarization is provided to realize a MIMO antenna capable of maintaining directivity utilizing an antenna using electro-polarization formed by disposing a metal strip antenna on a circuit board. The directional MIMO antenna includes a horizontal polarization line formed by disposing a plurality of horizontal polarization strips for generating horizontal polarization on one surface of a circuit board, a vertical polarization line formed by disposing a plurality of vertical polarization strips for generating vertical polarization on the other surface of the circuit board to correspond to a position of the horizontal polarization line, and a radiation antenna connected to the horizontal polarization line and the vertical polarization line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAWWAVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong-suk Park
  • Patent number: 10193226
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus includes a wireless communication device configured to be capable of executing wireless communication using radio waves, an optical space communication device configured to be capable of executing optical space communication using spatial light, and a communication controller that causes secure communication with another wireless communication apparatus to be executed in a data link layer by performing parallel control on the wireless communication device and the optical space communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitaka Murayama, Hiroki Narusawa
  • Patent number: 10193639
    Abstract: An over the aft measurement module comprises an antenna, adapted to receive a first measuring signal from a device under test or adapted to transmit a second measuring signal to the device under test. Furthermore, the over the air measurement module comprises a mixer, directly connected to said antenna, adapted to reduce or increase a frequency of the received first measuring signal, resulting in a frequency reduced or increased first measuring signal, or adapted to increase or reduce a frequency of a frequency reduced or increased second measuring signal, resulting in the second measuring signal. In addition to this, the over the air measurement module comprises a first connector, connected to said mixer, adapted to input a local oscillator signal into the mixer for frequency conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Werner Perndl, Markus Gallhauser
  • Patent number: 10186764
    Abstract: An antenna device including: a core formed by a magnetic material; a terminal attachment unit which is arranged on one end side of the core and concurrently, which is provided with an opening portion of penetration-state; a coil which is arranged on the outer-peripheral side of the core and concurrently, which is formed by winding a conductive wire; and at least a pair of terminal members which are attached to the terminal attachment unit and concurrently, which are provided with a chip-support-piece portion positioned at the opening portion and concurrently electrically connected to an electronic component while being equipped with aforesaid electronic component having a chip-shape, wherein for the chip-support-piece portion, there is provided a positioner which carries out the positioning of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SUMIDA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Kikuchi, Kei Tanaka, Takanobu Rokuka, Shigeru Mahara, Noriaki Iwasaki, Yoshinori Miura, Hiroshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10186770
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) includes a wideband antenna device having respective transmit and receive antennas disposed in a single package and arranged to provide mutual isolation so that in use noise from the transmit antenna is isolated from the receive antenna, whereby reception is possible at the same frequency as transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Zinwave Limited
    Inventors: Trevor Gears, Zafer Boz, Graham Ronald Howe, Emiliano Mezzarobba, Benedict Russell Freeman, Andrew Robert Bell
  • Patent number: 10177432
    Abstract: A disclosed example embodiment includes an antenna assembly for use in a well logging system. The antenna assembly includes a flexible, non-conductive cylindrical core having an outer surface and an electrically conductive path positioned on the outer surface of the core. The electrically conductive path forms an electromagnetic coil operable to transmit or receive electromagnetic energy. The electrically conductive path is formed on the core without winding a wire around the core using, for example, a removal process selected from the group consisting of milling, machining, etching and laser removal, an additive process selected from the group consisting of printing with conductive and dielectric inks and silk screening with conductive and dielectric epoxies or an integrated material deposition process such as a multi-material 3D printing process. The antenna assembly may be flexible mounted on a tubular member during assembly of a well logging tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Kevin Hensarling, Mark Anthony Sitka
  • Patent number: 10177446
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna apparatus including: a magnetic sheet; a first antenna provided on one face of the magnetic sheet and used for communication; and a second antenna provided on the other face opposite to the one face of the magnetic sheet and used for wireless power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Hashiguchi, Osamu Kozakai, Takayuki Hirabayashi