Patents Examined by Hoang V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10389036
    Abstract: A ground penetration radar (GPR) antenna system is integrated into a digging machine such that the system is configured to remain operable under the same environmental conditions as the machine. The system includes an RF antenna and an antenna monitor. The antenna includes a rectangular hollow enclosure made of a conductive material defining a cavity therein and is affixed to a bucket of the digging machine. The antenna monitor is rigidly connected to the hollow enclosure and monitors inertial antenna location and/or movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RODRADAR Ltd.
    Inventors: John Francis Roulston, Ely Levine, Haim Matzner
  • Patent number: 10381714
    Abstract: A data communications apparatus including a case. A power supply is secured inside the case. A router device is secured inside the case, the router device selectively receiving power from the power supply. The router device includes at least one cellular gateway for wide area network communication as well as being configured to enable at least one wireless network for local area network communication. An antenna array is in electrical communication with the router device, the antenna array including at least two cellular antennas and at least two wireless networking antennas. The first pair of cellular antennas are configured to support multiple input multiple output applications for the at least one cellular gateway, and the at least two wireless networking antennas are configured to support multiple input multiple output applications for the at least one wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Plum Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Dawson Lee Williams
  • Patent number: 10380478
    Abstract: In a wireless communication device, an impedance matching circuit includes a first layered coil conductor one end of which is connected to a first I/O terminal, the first layered coil conductor includes loop conductors including a plurality of layers, and a second layered coil conductor one end of which is connected to the other end of the first layered coil conductor and the other end of which is respectively connected to a second I/O terminal, the second layered coil conductor includes loop conductors including a plurality of layers. On the surface of the wireless communication device, first and second terminal electrodes are connected via first and second in-plane conductors and first and second inter-layer conductors to any of the loop conductors of the first and second layered coil conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10374669
    Abstract: Disclosed are antenna systems and related methods. An antenna system includes a plurality of near-end electromagnetic (EM) radiating elements, a tunable medium, and control circuitry. The tunable medium is positioned relative to the plurality of near-end EM radiating elements and a plurality of far-end EM radiating elements to scatter EM radiation transmitted between the plurality of near-end EM radiating elements and the plurality of far-end EM radiating elements. The control circuitry includes a controller operably coupled to the tunable medium. A method includes modifying EM properties of the tunable medium to modify the EM radiation transmitted between the plurality of near-end EM radiating elements and the plurality of far-end EM radiating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10374305
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate, in which flexible insulating base materials are laminated, includes first and second regions. The number of laminated insulating base materials in the second region is smaller than that in the first region. The multilayer substrate includes a coil antenna located in the first region, a magnetic member located in the first region, a mounting component located in the first region, a wiring pattern, and an external connection terminal. The mounting component entirely overlaps the magnetic member when viewed in a thickness direction and is located on a side opposite to the coil antenna across the magnetic member in the thickness direction. At least a portion of the coil antenna overlaps the magnetic member when viewed in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobou Ikemoto, Jun Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10374313
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes a body and a coil. The body includes a plurality of sheets each containing magnetic powder particles. The coil includes an uppermost coil pattern disposed on a top surface of an uppermost sheet among the plurality of sheets, a lowermost coil pattern disposed on a bottom surface of a lowermost sheet among the plurality of sheets, and side coil patterns disposed on edges of central sheets disposed between the uppermost sheet and the lowermost sheet in a central portion of the body. The magnetic powder particles have shape anisotropy, and a major axes of the magnetic powder particles are aligned with each other within the body. A multilayer chip antenna can include the multilayer electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Kwang Kwon, Chang Ryul Jung, Jung Wook Seo, In Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10374300
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) circuit to transmit or receive RF signals, and a partitioned antenna structure. The partitioned antenna structure includes a first portion of a resonator and a first portion of a radiator. The first portion of the resonator comprises less than an entire resonator. The first portion of the radiator comprises less than an entire radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Pasi Rahikkala, Attila Zolomy
  • Patent number: 10368780
    Abstract: A wearable antenna for communicating between an external transceiver and a capsule inside the gastrointestinal tract of a user, including a printed circuit board for forming a conducting pattern on a first face and on a second face of the printed circuit board; a first conducting pattern on the first face of the printed circuit board, including: a) an almost completely split conducting elongated bar across a center of the printed circuit board; b) an identical main conducting transmission area on each side of the almost completely split elongated bar; c) a thin conducting line respectively connecting between each side of the almost completely split elongated bar and the transmission area; a second conducting pattern on the second face of the printed circuit board including a U shaped conductor; wherein the U shaped conductor is positioned to serve as a balun for the conducting pattern on the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CHECK-CAP LTD.
    Inventors: Yosi Pahima, Maxim Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10367570
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with antenna structures and control circuitry. The antenna structures may include an antenna resonating element arm, an antenna ground, and an antenna feed coupled between the antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground. The electronic device may include a tunable component configured to tune a frequency response of the antenna structures. The electronic device may also include a substrate, a radio-frequency transceiver on the substrate, control circuitry configured to generate control signals, a flexible printed circuit, and a connector. The connector may mechanically secure the flexible printed circuit to the substrate and may be electrically coupled to the transceiver and the control circuitry. The flexible printed circuit may include a radio-frequency transmission line coupled between the antenna feed and the connector and a control signal path coupled between the tunable component and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yijun Zhou, Yiren Wang, Jennifer M. Edwards, Hao Xu, Ming-Ju Tsai, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10367249
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to tunable antenna systems and methods in which a tunable band-stop circuit is provided in communication between a signal node and an electrically small antenna having a largest dimension that is substantially equal to or less than one-tenth of a length of a wavelength corresponding to a frequency within a communications operating frequency band. The tunable band-stop circuit can be tunable to adjust a band-stop frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventor: Joung Sub Shin
  • Patent number: 10367255
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include (1) an antenna assembly defining an upper cavity with an aperture, the antenna assembly further defining a lower cavity coupled to the upper cavity via a channel along a linear edge of the antenna assembly, where the antenna assembly may include a reflective element within the lower cavity having a concave parabolic contour, and (2) an array assembly positioned in the aperture and including an array of passive elements. The reflective element may transform a divergent radio frequency (RF) beam directed toward the concave parabolic contour within the lower cavity into a collimated RF beam propagating within the lower cavity and into the upper cavity via the channel, and the array of passive elements may radiate a transmitted RF beam from the aperture in response to the collimated RF beam in the upper cavity. Various other apparatuses, methods, and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Booen, Wilhelmus Hendrikus Theunissen
  • Patent number: 10367246
    Abstract: An antenna is made from strips of a shape-memory alloy or other resilient material acting as a spring with attached branches that constitute individual monopole antennas. In the folded state, the antenna looks like a strip roll and can be placed on a satellite. When in orbit, the antenna unfolds after the roll retention mechanism is released and orderly unfolds unrolling from a support frame or otherwise extends. The proposed design of monopole branches utilizes conductors of minimum length and achieves maximum directivity. Each monopole branch is connected to the signal receiver/transmitter by signal conduit elements. A system may include at least two such unfolding antennas thus achieving even greater operational effectiveness in regard to signal steerability, interference suppression and reduced moment of the satellite inertia. To prevent problems, additional measures are used that prevent unwinding of inner layers of the roll before the outer layer is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: VILNIUS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Saulius Rudys, Juras Banys
  • Patent number: 10367269
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus and method for use of the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises a single physical antenna aperture having at least two spatially interleaved antenna arrays of antenna elements, the antenna arrays being operable independently and simultaneously at distinct frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Bily, Mohsen Sazegar, Nathan Kundtz, Ryan Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10367267
    Abstract: A dual mode antenna including: an insulative sheet including a main surface and an opposite main surface; a loop-shaped wireless communication coil formed on the main surface of the insulative sheet; a wireless power transmission coil formed inside the loop-shaped wireless communication coil to be electrically disconnected from the loop-shaped wireless communication coil, and formed on the main surface of the insulative sheet, a pair of wireless communication coil connection terminals electrically connected to both ends of the loop-shaped wireless communication coil, respectively; a pair of wireless power transmission coil connection terminals electrically connected to both ends of the wireless power transmission coil, respectively; and a ferrite sheet formed to contact the opposite main surface of the insulative sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LS CABLE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventors: Min Seok Han, Young Sun Kim, Sung Han You, Lae Hyuk Park, Un Kyu Park, Ji Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10355369
    Abstract: Dipole antenna coupled to a source of excitation signals with center frequency of wavelength ?, comprising a first dipole element with a first feeder element electrically connected to a first radiating element and a first crested element electrically connected to the first radiating element. Second dipole element comprising a second feeder element electrically connected to the second radiating element. Groundplane electrically connected to first and second dipole elements. Antenna hole formed through first feeder element. Source of excitation signals received in the first feeder element the antenna hole, connected to the second feeder element. Parallel first and second feeder elements. Coaxial first and second radiating elements. Parallel first and second crested elements. The groundplane is orthogonal to the first and second dipole elements, and parallel to the first and second radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: David C. Dawson
  • Patent number: 10347978
    Abstract: This document discloses one or more systems, apparatuses, methods, etc. for integrating coil antennas in a carbon fiber chassis portable device. More particularly, the carbon fiber chassis portable device containing unidirectional weave carbon fibers in its chassis—to support near field communications (NFC) related functions—is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anand S. Konanur, Ulun Karacaoglu
  • Patent number: 10347980
    Abstract: An antenna device is provided. The antenna device includes an antenna part, a motor and a case. The antenna part has a transmission antenna configured to transmit a radio wave and a reception antenna disposed on one of an upper side and a lower side of the transmission antenna and configured to receive a radio wave. The motor rotates the antenna part. The case covers the antenna part. The case has a side wall. The side wall has two inclined portions inclined at different inclination angles with respect to a rotational axis of the antenna part. A boundary between the two inclined portions is located higher than half of a height of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 10347959
    Abstract: Conventional coaxial wiring devices present a problem in that the management of the manufacturing process therefor is difficult. A coaxial wiring device according to the present invention includes a first member, a second member, and a conductor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyamoto, Norihisa Shiroyama, Kiyotake Sasaki, Sumio Ueda
  • Patent number: 10340579
    Abstract: An attachment instrument for an electronic device (10) includes a first angle adjustment part (30) configured to adjust an orientation of an antenna included in the electronic device (10) by two arc-shaped long holes (31a, 31b) formed in a plane and two axes (32a, 32b) moving inside the two long (31a, 31b), respectively. The first angle adjustment part (30) makes the adjustment by the axis (32a) inside one of the long holes (31a) being fixed and the axis (32b) inside the other one of the long holes (31b) being allowed to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10340580
    Abstract: Foldable wireless electronic devices that communicate wirelessly are provided that can attenuate the cavity modes created when the devices are folded. The electronic devices may utilize prescribed housing dimensions, ohmic contacts, and capacitive coupling to attenuate the cavity modes. There may be minimal impact on the industrial design of the devices. The radiation efficiency and VSWR of the antennas of the electronic devices may not be degraded. Also, the frequency of the cavity modes may be controlled such that the cavity modes are resonated out of frequencies of interest, and the severity and occurrence of RF energy absorption may be attenuated or eliminated. Users of the foldable wireless electronic devices may have increased satisfaction as the devices may perform better while still having desirable aesthetics and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Martinez, Matthew J. Slater, Eric Le Roy Krenz