Patents Examined by Hoang V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11450967
    Abstract: A slot antenna is provided with a metal cylindrical antenna element. The antenna element is formed at a height of ?/4 or less when ? is a wavelength of an antenna frequency to be used. Further, the antenna element has a slot for vertical polarization having a length of ?/2 or more in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 11450948
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: a planar antenna; and a metal body arranged a predetermined distance above the planar antenna, wherein the metal body is shifted in a predetermined direction with respect to the planar antenna, wherein the metal body is a metal plate and/or a parasitic element. The antenna device further includes an antenna which corresponds to a frequency band different from that of the planar antenna and a holder configured to maintain the predetermined distance between the planar antenna and the metal body, wherein the antenna is arranged in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Terashita, Motohisa Ono, Yuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11450961
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a spoiler and an antenna assembly for the vehicle. The spoiler includes a support surface and a cover attachable to the support surface to form a cavity with the support surface. The antenna assembly includes a circuit board, antenna and support beam. The circuit board is attachable to the support surface. The support beam extends from the circuit board and the antenna is at an end of the support beam opposite the circuit board. The antenna is disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hyok Jae Song, Hanseung Lee, Nahel Eshaq, Gregg R. Kittinger
  • Patent number: 11450944
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Beom Hong, Hyung Wook Kim, Sung Chul Park
  • Patent number: 11450950
    Abstract: An antenna assembly has a main body configured to receive an antenna, and an uninterrupted top cap attached to the main body. The uninterrupted top cap has an outer surface. A lifting assembly is attached to at the outer surface of said top cap without penetrating the cap. Accordingly, the uninterrupted cap forms an unbroken whole. The uninterrupted cap is continuous without any through-holes or other perturbances or features that extend through the cap or otherwise might allow fluid to pass through the cap into an interior of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: AMPHENOL ANTENNA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Griffin M. Wolf, Charles E. Gaither, Thomas F. Aberasturi, Aaron M. Joyce
  • Patent number: 11437728
    Abstract: A quadrifilar helix antenna may comprise a cylindrical body with a conductive layer. The antenna may further comprise a first slot disposed on the cylindrical body, wherein a length of the first slot is proportional to a first wavelength of a first signal. The antenna may further comprise a second slot disposed on the cylindrical body. The antenna may further comprise a first feed line crossing the first slot. The antenna may further comprise a second feed line crossing the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ATLANTA RFTECH LLC
    Inventors: Xin Du, Huiming Song
  • Patent number: 11437702
    Abstract: An antenna mounting structure is disclosed. According to an embodiment of the present invention, provided is an antenna mounting structure comprising: a parapet mount part; a parapet contact part vertically connected to one end of the parapet mount part; a mount extension part vertically connected to the other end of the parapet mount part, disposed parallel to the parapet contact part, and is connected and fixed to an inner surface of a parapet wall by means of a first connecting means; and an antenna coupling part adjacently disposed to the parapet contact part and configured to be coupled with an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Yong Hee Han, Seong-man Kang, In Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11437736
    Abstract: An antenna comprises a ground plane, a first antenna element and a second antenna element, wherein the first antenna element and the second antenna element are arranged for emitting and/or receiving electromagnetic radiation at a design wavelength with a first polarization direction and a second polarization direction, respectively, the second polarization direction being different from the first polarization direction, wherein the first and second antenna elements each comprise pairs of resonator elements having sidewalls facing a corresponding probe arranged in each pair of resonator elements, wherein one resonator element of each pair of resonator elements is shared between the first and second antenna elements and the respective probes of the first and second antenna elements are arranged on different sides of the shared resonator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
    Inventor: Zafer Toprak
  • Patent number: 11431096
    Abstract: An antenna assembly can be configured for RF communications. The antenna assembly can include a ground plane disposed on a substrate. The antenna assembly can include a patch antenna structure spaced apart from the ground plane. The antenna assembly can include one or more grounded posts coupled to and extending from the substrate. The one or more grounded posts can be arranged along at least a portion of a periphery of the patch antenna structure. The patch antenna structure can emit a radiation pattern based at least in part on a transmit signal. The radiation pattern can induce a resultant field in the one or more grounded posts to adjust a characteristic of the radiation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX COMPONENTS (SAN DIEGO), INC.
    Inventors: Mukund Ranga Thyagarajan, Weichun Eric Lin, John Eric Shamblin, Mehak Garg, Manuel Rodriguez, Kenneth Mueller
  • Patent number: 11431087
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a circularly polarized antenna housing configured to mount to a mounting surface. The antenna assembly also includes a vertical antenna housing having a first end proximate to the circularly polarized antenna housing, as well as a distal end extending normally from the circularly polarized antenna housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: R.A. Miller Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Guthrie, Eric Emens, John Jeremy Churchill Platt, Roger Cox
  • Patent number: 11431075
    Abstract: A resilient antenna securing device that includes a frame structure and a plurality of fin components projecting outwardly from the frame structure. The fin components are configured to receive and hold one or more RF antenna portions. Each fin of a first pair of the plurality of fins components includes a tab that extends toward the other fin of the first pair of fins. At least one first intermediate fin of the plurality of fins is disposed between the first pair of fins. The tabs from the first pair of fins together trap a first RF antenna portion between the tabs and the at least one first intermediate fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: VEEA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Mirabella, Bob Migliorino, Shaun Greaney, Theodore Lubbe, Michael Liccone, Dave Doyle, Perry Wintner, Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 11424536
    Abstract: A multiband compatible antenna that resonates at a first frequency and a second frequency includes: a planar conductor including a feeding portion to which a signal is supplied, a grounding portion, and a slit between the feeding portion and grounding portion. The slit includes a first slit portion extending in a first direction and a second slit portion extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction from an end of the first slit portion. The first slit portion is disposed closer to one edge than a center of the planar conductor in the second direction, and the feeding portion is disposed to a side of the first slit portion closer to the one edge. The planar conductor includes a first element portion and a second frequency portion that resonate at the first frequency and the second frequency, respectively. The second slit portion is disposed in the first element portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Koshi, Takahiro Ochi, Shingo Sumi, Kenji Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11424542
    Abstract: The antenna device includes an antenna surface having an antenna conductor, a ground surface facing the antenna surface and having a ground conductor, and a stub including a plurality of transmission lines coupled in series, the plurality of transmission lines having different line widths. The stub is located between the antenna surface and the ground surface. The antenna conductor electrically conducted to the stub via a feeding point coupled to a transmission line on one end side, of the plurality of transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taichi Hamabe
  • Patent number: 11424546
    Abstract: A geodesic antenna includes an outer cone. The geodesic antenna also includes an inner cone positioned partially within the outer cone and, together with the outer cone, defining an electromagnetic waveguide. The geodesic antenna further includes multiple driven elements configured to generate electromagnetic waves in a space between the outer and inner cones. In addition, the geodesic antenna includes a ground plane configured to reflect first electromagnetic waves of the generated electromagnetic waves back into the space between the outer and inner cones. The ground plane has a geometric design that prevents at least some second electromagnetic waves of the generated electromagnetic waves from being reflected from the ground plane and forming an interferometer pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Allen J. Andreu, James W. Culver, Carlos R. Costas, Daniel P. Jones, Ryan C. Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 11424551
    Abstract: A modular communications array includes: an antenna card including a patch antenna array for communicating RF signals; a chip carrier card including a plurality of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), each with a power amplifier (PA) and positioned on a respective metal post of a plurality of metal posts, wherein; a phase shifter card including a plurality of phase shifter circuits for beam steering and gain control and a plurality of cavities. Each of the cavities corresponds to a location for the respective metal post on the chip carrier card; and a cooling block coupled to the chip carrier card by a thermally conductive epoxy for cooling, where the phase shifter card is replaceable without affecting the components of the antenna card and the chip carrier card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Andrew Gamalski, Andrew K. Brown, Darren Himbaza, Kenneth W. Brown
  • Patent number: 11409113
    Abstract: An accessory for an electronic device includes: an AR headset; at least one phased array antenna on the AR headset, the at least one phased array antenna comprising an array of antenna elements that are configured to form a beam in a determined direction, the at least one phased array antenna being configured to communicate wirelessly with an external device; a local communication system in the AR headset, the local communication system configured to communicate locally with the electronic device; and a battery in the AR headset, the battery operatively connected to each of the at least one phased array antenna and the local communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GLAIVERF, INC.
    Inventor: Wayne H. Woods, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11404789
    Abstract: An antenna is disclosed, including an omnidirectional antenna with a first conical antenna section. The omnidirectional antenna forms a first feed aperture. The omnidirectional antenna forms a field of view aperture in a wall of the omnidirectional antenna. The antenna also includes a directional antenna, disposed within an interior portion of the omnidirectional antenna such that the directional antenna has an electrically unobstructed field of view through the field of view aperture in the wall of the omnidirectional antenna. The antenna also includes a feed cable, electrically coupled to the directional antenna and disposed within the omnidirectional antenna and the first feed aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: U.S. Government as represented by the Director, National Security Agency
    Inventor: Brandan T. Strojny
  • Patent number: 11404769
    Abstract: Antenna module for a vehicle including a base suitable for being fixed to a vehicle body, a main board disposed horizontally on the base, a first, second, third and fourth radiant element that protrude in upper position from the main board. The first and the second radiant element have median axes that extend in the direction of the vertical axis and intersect the horizontal plane of the base in intersection points disposed on both sides with respect to the longitudinal axis of the base and spaced by distances from the longitudinal axis of the base. The third and fourth radiant elements have median axes that extend in the direction of the vertical axis and intersect the horizontal plane of the base in intersection points disposed on both sides with respect to the longitudinal axis of the base and spaced by distances from the longitudinal axis of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Andrea Notari, Matteo Cerretelli, Gianluca La Cono, Paolo Facchini, Massimo Roncaglia, Gianluca Camellini
  • Patent number: 11394102
    Abstract: An antenna housing includes, in at least one region which, after the antenna housing is mounted, is exposed to an incident flow from an air stream, a structure formed such that it transfers the incident air stream and the air stream present at the housing into a turbulent flow at a transfer region defined by the structure A corresponding structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Weber, Eckart Stuible
  • Patent number: 11394104
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes: a first substrate portion having a rigid region and a flexible region; and a second substrate portion disposed on the first substrate portion. The first substrate portion and the second substrate portion are disposed to be shifted such that portions of each of the first substrate portion and the second substrate portion overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae Hong Min