Patents Examined by Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10128569
    Abstract: An antenna assembly and an electronic device are provided. The antenna assembly includes: an antenna body having a feed point, a first grounding point, a second grounding point, and a third grounding point; a feed circuit connected with the antenna body via the feed point; a first grounding circuit configured to provide at least two low frequency states and connected with the antenna body via the first grounding point; a second grounding circuit connected with the antenna body via the second grounding point; and a third grounding circuit connected with the antenna body via the third grounding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Wei Kuang, Wendong Liu, Youquan Su
  • Patent number: 10128567
    Abstract: An antenna device for a vehicle, including a generating device for generating electromagnetic waves, a waveguide system for transmitting electromagnetic waves, the waveguide system including a plurality of waveguide set-ups. The waveguide set-ups each having an inlet for feeding in the generated electromagnetic waves, the waveguide set-ups each including a plurality of outlets connected to the respective inlet, in order to couple out the electromagnetic waves fed into the respective inlet. The plurality of respective outlets being connected to openings in a surface, from which the electromagnetic waves are able to radiate, so that the surface includes a plurality of regions, whose respective openings are connected to a separate inlet via a separate waveguide set-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Himmelstoss
  • Patent number: 10124647
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling coolant flow through parallel branches of a coolant circuit including an AC condenser and a charge air cooler. Flow is apportioned responsive to an AC head pressure and a CAC temperature to reduce parasitic losses and improve fuel economy. The flow is apportioned via adjustments to a coolant pump output and a proportioning valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Karl Bidner, Hugh Hamilton, James C. Rollinson
  • Patent number: 10128561
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus is provided. The antenna apparatus includes a first section including at least one slit spaced apart from an outer edge of the antenna apparatus by a predetermined distance, a second section distinguished from the first section through the slit, and a feeding module for supplying a current to at least one of the first section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungsik Park, Wangik Son
  • Patent number: 10122083
    Abstract: An antenna device according to one of various examples of the present invention can comprise: an antenna module; a radio remote head (RRH) for receiving signals from the antenna module and a base station; guide modules for guiding the RRH such that the RRH slidably moves in an inclined state in the antenna module, for providing one end portion of the RRH to be rotated, and for providing the other end portion of the RRH to move vertically in the sliding movement direction; connection modules provided on a surface on which the antenna module and the RRH face each other, and electrically connecting the RRH and the antenna module; and coupling modules provided on one side of the RRH so as to move the connection modules, thereby mutually coupling or separating the connection modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KMW Inc.
    Inventors: In-Ho Kim, Hyoung-Seok Yang, Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10122848
    Abstract: Implementations of the present application relate to caller previews for video calls. In some implementations, a method includes sending, by a caller device, a call request to a callee device and determining an identifier associated with the callee device. The method determines whether the identifier is associated with an address book of the caller device, and/or is in an outgoing call record of the caller device. An acknowledgment is received from callee device, and, upon receipt of the acknowledgment, a connection is established with the callee device. Based on determining that the identifier is associated with the address book and/or in the outgoing call record, at least a portion of a caller video is transmitted over the connection with the callee device. The caller video is transmitted prior to receipt of an acceptance of the call request from the callee device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Heidi Rafael Sales, Rebecca Michael, Koa Metter, Jason Cornwell, Alan Lee Rogers, Richard Yuan-Ching Lo, Anna Maria Jansson, Matthew Thomas Austin, Tyler Bahl, Minjae Lee, Justin Uberti, Amit Fulay
  • Patent number: 10119426
    Abstract: Slide valve (1), in particular for a waste heat recovery system of a combustion engine, having a valve housing (4), wherein an inlet passage (5) and an outlet passage (6) are formed in the valve housing (4). A substantially cylindrical slide (3) is guided in a longitudinally movable manner in a guide bore (20) in the valve housing (4), wherein the guide bore (20) can be connected hydraulically to the inlet passage (5) and to the outlet passage (6). A closing body (35, 35a) is arranged on the slide (3), wherein a slide seat (75, 75a) is formed between the guide bore (20) and the closing body (35, 35a). The guide bore (20) and the sliding body (35, 35a) form a sliding pair, wherein the sliding pair has the material combination steel-graphite or the material combination ceramic-graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jeannette Kopp, Bernd Berghaenel, Luiz-Alexandre Colodel, Sophie-Charlotte Deger-Panthene, Stephan Wehr
  • Patent number: 10122090
    Abstract: A wireless device can include an antenna element, a printed circuit board, an antenna feed, a conductive surface, and a conductive connector. The printed circuit board can have a ground plane. The antenna feed can be connected, at a first point, to the antenna element and to the ground plane. The conductive surface can be disposed substantially parallel to the ground plane. The conductive connector can be connected, at a second point, to the ground plane and to the conductive surface. A distance between the first point and the second point can be substantially equal to one quarter of a wavelength of an electromagnetic wave to be exploited by the wireless device. At all other points, the ground plane and the conductive surface can lack a conductive connection between the ground plane and the conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Peter Bevelacqua, Paul Biggins
  • Patent number: 10122086
    Abstract: In an antenna device including a high-band antenna element and a low-band antenna element that are connected to a common feed point and feeding electric power using one feed point, influence by unnecessary resonance of the low-band antenna element in a high band is suppressed. The antenna device includes a high-band antenna element and a low-band antenna element that are connected to a common feed point, an antenna-shortening inductor that is connected to between the low-band antenna element and the feed point, and a capacitor that is connected to the antenna-shortening inductor in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Kuroda, Kengo Onaka
  • Patent number: 10119449
    Abstract: Methods and systems for restricting movement in a flow mixer of an exhaust duct, the flow mixer having a first row of flutes and a second row of flutes generally opposite to the first row of flutes, each flute being elongated and defining an elongated axis. At least two flute ties connect, or couple, together at least two flutes from the first row of flutes and at least two flutes from the second row of flutes. A retainer is coupled to the flute ties and extends generally perpendicularly to the elongated axis of each of the flutes from the first and second rows of flutes. The combination of the retainer and flute ties is configured to generally restrain relative movement between the flutes from the first row and the flutes from the second row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Matthews Boekeloo, William Preston Keith, Michael Best, Aristidis Sidiropoulos, Thomas Richardson Pinney
  • Patent number: 10116060
    Abstract: A microwave antenna is operated in a first operating state during an alignment operation for the microwave antenna system where the microwave antenna is configured to have a first beam width. Subsequent to the alignment operation, the microwave antenna is operated in a second operating state where the beam of the microwave antenna is configured to have a second beam width that is narrower than the first beam width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Douglas John Cole, Claudio Biancotto, Craig Mitchelson
  • Patent number: 10107235
    Abstract: In an engine, an intake duct is provided with an intercooler disposed downstream of an intake air compressor. An EGR pipe is provided with an EGR valve and an EGR cooler. An ECU determines a generation of a condensed water in the EGR cooler, the generation of the condensed water in a merging portion where a fresh air and an EGR gas merge with each other, and the generation of the condensed water in the intercooler. When it is determined that the condensed water is generated in any of these portions, the ECU performs a corresponding countermeasure for restricting the generation of the condensed water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keitarou Minami, Hideaki Ichihara
  • Patent number: 10100715
    Abstract: An intercooler may include an air-outlet tank, a condensate collector for collecting condensate separated off the intercooler, and a condensate line connected to the condensate collector via an entrance and that opens out into the air-outlet tank via an exit. There may be a pressure difference between the entrance and the exit of the condensate line during operation of the intercooler, and said pressure difference may allow differential-pressure-induced discharge of condensate from the condensate collector via the condensate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Dieterle, Thomas Strauss, Christian Wagner
  • Patent number: 10103445
    Abstract: A cavity-backed slot antenna whose cavity has an artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) disposed therein, the AMC being loaded with active reactive elements. The active reactive elements are preferably formed by Non-Foster Circuits (NFCs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gregoire, Joseph S. Colburn
  • Patent number: 10103451
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an antenna assembly having a substrate with an antenna radiating element and a ground conductor disposed on the substrate, the ground conductor further characterized by a plurality of ground resonators, wherein a length associated with each of the ground resonators increases as the ground resonators are distanced from the antenna radiating element. Additionally, a coaxial cable is routed around the antenna assembly for configuring the coaxial cable as an additional ground resonator associated with the antenna assembly. The resulting antenna provides wide band performance between 700 MHz and 2700 MHz with improved efficiency compared with conventional antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jason Philip Dorsey
  • Patent number: 10103424
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more antennas. The antennas may include phased antenna arrays each of which includes multiple antenna elements. Phased antenna arrays may be formed from printed circuit board Yagi antennas or other antennas. A millimeter wave transceiver may use the antennas to transmit and receive wireless signals. The antennas may be mounted at the corners of an electronic device housing or elsewhere in an electronic device. An electronic device housing may be formed from metal and may have an opening filled with dielectric. The antennas may be aligned with portions of the dielectric. Printed circuit board antennas may have reflectors, radiators, and directors. The reflectors, radiators, and directors may be arranged to align radiation patterns for the antennas with the plastic-filled slots or other dielectric regions in the metal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Basim Noori, Ming-Ju Tsai, Boon Wai Shiu, Matthew A. Mow, Yuehui Ouyang, Mattia Pascolini, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 10100722
    Abstract: A control method of a turbocharged engine includes: a bypass passage bypassing a compressor; and a bypass valve configured to open and close the bypass passage. The method includes: a compressor flow rate predicting step of predicting a flow rate of air flowing through the compressor after a predetermined time; a compressor pressure ratio detecting step of detecting a pressure ratio of the compressor; a surging determining step of determining whether or not surging occurs after the predetermined time, in reference to preliminary prepared surging determination data based on the compressor predicted flow rate and the compressor pressure ratio; and a bypass valve controlling step of opening the bypass valve when it is determined in the surging determining step that the surging occurs and closing the bypass valve when it is determined in the surging determining step that the surging does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Nishio, Masayoshi Higashio, Yugou Sunagare
  • Patent number: 10100788
    Abstract: An engine system for exhausting condensate water includes an intake line into which fresh air flows, an engine including a plurality of cylinders for generating driving torque by burning fuel, an exhaust line in which exhaust gas exhausted from the cylinders flows, a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system (LP-EGR) through which the exhaust gas flowing through the exhaust line is resupplied to the cylinder, and a turbocharger including a turbine rotated by the exhaust gas exhausted from the cylinder, a compressor for compressing external air and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) gas by being rotated together with the turbine, and an exhaust pipe for exhausting condensate water to the outside, wherein the condensate water generated by the external air flows through the intake line and the EGR gas is recirculated by the LP-EGR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Choo Saeng Choi, Han Sang Kim
  • Patent number: 10100716
    Abstract: An engine having an integrated heat exchanger includes a cylinder head defining combustion chambers; an intercooler embedded at an intake side in the cylinder head and cooling intake gas by using a coolant; an EGR cooler embedded in the cylinder head and cooling exhaust gas, which is discharged from an exhaust side of the combustion chambers and recirculates to the intake side of the combustion chambers through an EGR passageway formed in the cylinder head; and an EGR distribution tube formed at an upper side in the cylinder head, supplied with the exhaust gas passing through the EGR cooler, and having distribution holes through which the exhaust gas is distributed into intake ports connected with the combustion chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Won Rok Choi
  • Patent number: 10096904
    Abstract: A waveguide structure for a compact and scalable dual-polarized antenna array. In one example, a waveguide device comprises septum polarizers dividing common waveguides into first waveguides associated with a first polarization and second waveguides associated with a second polarization. The sets of septum polarizers may be inverted relative to each other to form first groups of four adjacent first waveguides for each type of waveguide. The waveguide device may also include a waveguide feed network including a first waveguide feed stage including waveguide combiner/dividers coupled between the four adjacent waveguides intermediate waveguides. The waveguide device may further include a second waveguide feed stage coupled with the first intermediate waveguides and the second intermediate waveguides, wherein the second waveguide feed stage extends in a direction perpendicular to the first waveguide feed stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Bongard, Stefano Vaccaro