Patents Examined by Hoang V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10819043
    Abstract: To realize a wireless communication device enabling efficient mounting of a proximity sensor, the present invention is provided with: a first antenna; a second antenna which serves also as an electrode for detecting approach of an object; a wireless communicator for performing wireless communication with a connection destination, which uses the second antenna as an auxiliary in the communication, while being capable of performing the communication using the first antenna only; a detector for detecting approach of an object to the second antenna; a switch which couples the second antenna with either of the wireless communicator and the detector; and a controller for setting maximum transmission output of the wireless communicator at a predetermined value, on the basis of approach information on the object which is obtained by coupling of the second antenna with the detector performed by the switch, at a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10819011
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first plate, a second plate facing the first plate, and a side member surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate and a circuit board, which is accommodated inside a housing and in which a wireless communication circuit is disposed. The second plate includes a slot filled with a non-conductive material. An area other than the slot is formed of a conductive material. The circuit board includes a conductive pattern formed on the circuit board along with the slot of the second plate, and the wireless communication circuit is configured to feed one point of the second plate adjacent to the slot to receive a signal of a first frequency band through an electrical path formed by the slot and to feed the conductive pattern to receive a signal of a second frequency band through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Han Bin Lee, Jae Hyung Kim, Hua Li, Je Sun Moon, Jin Kyu Bang, Chang Ha Yu, Sung Yeul Hong
  • Patent number: 10819040
    Abstract: An antenna having dipole pairs is described. The antenna may include a plurality of dipole elements, intermediate conductors, each being electrically connected to one of the plurality of dipole elements, and feed conductors capacitively coupled to the intermediate conductors. The antenna may further include tuning loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Medical LLC
    Inventor: Richard Lebaron
  • Patent number: 10811771
    Abstract: A system includes a distributed ledger storing one or more smart contracts; one or more 5G small cells, each having one or more antennas mounted on a housing, each small cell sending packets of data trackable with the distributed ledger; and a processor to control a directionality of the antennas in communication with a predetermined target using 5G protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10804594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module with integrated circuit chip, comprising an insulating substrate, metallisations comprising conductive tracks produced on one side of the substrate, forming an antenna and comprising two connection ends, and a coating area or location of the radiofrequency integrated circuit chip and of a device in the form of a surface-mounted device, the radiofrequency integrated circuit chip and the device being disposed on the same face of the substrate and connected to the antenna. The metallisations are on a single same side of the insulating substrate, the connection being made by means of perforations through the insulating film or directly on the surface metallisations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Remy Janvrin, Line Degeilh, Lucile Dossetto, Stéphane Ottobon
  • Patent number: 10797377
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of communication devices and in particular, to a mobile device and a method for manufacturing the mobile device. The mobile device includes: a metal middle frame, a glass back shell covering the metal middle frame, and an FPC antenna disposed on an inner surface of the glass back shell. The FPC antenna includes a flexible substrate layer and a metal pattern layer attached to the flexible substrate layer, the flexible substrate layer is laminated onto the inner surface of the glass back shell, the metal pattern layer is formed on a surface of the flexible substrate layer by a LDS process, the FPC antenna is electrically connected to the metal middle frame, and the inner surface of the glass back shell faces the metal middle frame. The FPC antenna in the mobile device provided by the present disclosure has a better performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Zhu, Liyi Zhou
  • Patent number: 10797399
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system and communication system is disclosed. A wireless power transmission system and communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a transmission part which includes a first surface wave antenna, installed in a metal wall, for transmitting and receiving an electromagnetic surface wave flowing along a surface of the metal wall, and a first monopole antenna connected to the first surface wave antenna in parallel; and a reception part which includes at least one of a second monopole antenna and a second surface wave antenna, installed in a space partitioned by the metal wall, for receiving an electromagnetic surface wave flowing along the surface of the metal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Sai Kiran Oruganti, Sang Hyun Heo, Woo Jin Park, Seok Tae Seo, Bon Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10797398
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antenna designed to emit and/or receive surface waves with a decametric, hectometric or kilometric central wavelength ?0, characterised in that it comprises at least one horizontal wire aerial element of between 0.5?0 and ?0 in length, and at least three vertical wire aerial elements of the same length between 0.03?0 and 0.1?0, arranged in a same plane and each comprising an upper end and a lower end, said upper ends being connected to the horizontal wire aerial element, said lower ends being designed to be connected to a conducting medium having a substantially horizontal surface. The invention also relates to an antenna, an antenna array and a use of an antenna or of an antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: UNVERSITE DE RENNES 1, TDF
    Inventors: Mathilde Bellec, Jean-Yves Laurent, Sébastien M. Palud, Pierre-Yves Jezequel, Franck Colombel, Stéphane Avrillon
  • Patent number: 10790582
    Abstract: An antenna device that has a housing formed with a window surface and transmits and receives an electromagnetic wave through a cover member facing the window surface, the antenna device having a length in a direction of transmitting and receiving the electromagnetic wave that is greater than a height thereof, comprises: a circuit board that is provided inside the housing; a reflection plate that is provided inside the housing and faces a board surface of the circuit board; a transmitting antenna that is provided inside the housing and transmits the electromagnetic wave to a side of the reflection plate; and a receiving antenna that is provided inside the housing and receives the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiozaki, Ken Takahashi, Tomohiro Yui, Noriaki Saito, Kouji Suzuki, Yuichi Kashino
  • Patent number: 10784567
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna system is described. The antenna system includes a primary antenna on an aircraft. The primary antenna is mechanically steerable and has an asymmetric antenna beam pattern with a narrow beamwidth axis and a wide beamwidth axis at boresight. The antenna system also includes a secondary antenna on the aircraft, the secondary antenna including an array of antenna elements. The antenna system also includes an antenna selection system to control communication of a signal between the aircraft and a target satellite via the primary antenna and the secondary antenna. The antenna selection system switches communication of the signal from the primary antenna to the secondary antenna when an amount of interference with an adjacent satellite reaches a threshold due to the wide beamwidth axis of the asymmetric antenna beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance B Diamond, Donald L Runyon
  • Patent number: 10784570
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal antenna device includes a signal source, a driving module, a correction module, and a plurality of radiation units. The signal source provides an input electromagnetic wave. The driving module outputs a plurality of initial voltage signals according to a radiation address. The correction module receives the initial voltage signals and outputs a plurality of corrected voltage signals according to a lookup table. The radiation units respectively receive the corrected voltage signals and are coupled to the input electromagnetic wave to generate an output electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yan-Zheng Wu, I-Yin Li, Kuang-Chiang Huang, Chien-Hung Chan, Huang-Chi Chao, Chih-Yung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10784558
    Abstract: An indoor Yagi antenna includes an antenna body, a PCB substrate and an antenna bracket. The antenna body includes an upper shell and a lower shell which form an inner cavity containing the PCB substrate including an end connected to a signal director, an end connected to a signal reflector, a middle section connected to a main antenna oscillator, the portions of the three which are electrically contacted with the PCB substrate respectively, are wrapped by the upper shell and the lower shell, the bottom surface of the lower shell is provided with a feed line terminal block connected to the PCB substrate; the antenna bracket includes a bracket rod that can be flexibly bent, the top end of the bracket rod is provided with a universal adjusting mechanism connected to the lower shell, and the bottom end of the bracket rod is provided with a bracket base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGXI INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobing Liu, Qin Li
  • Patent number: 10784585
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna for enhancing link coupling efficiency in a power transmission. The antenna may comprise a plurality of coil windings layered across each other. It may be noted that each coil winding may be deployed with a plurality of edges. It may be understood that an edge is separated with another edge at a predetermined distance on each coil winding. It may be noted that the edge and the another edge is a subset of the plurality of edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Gandhi Karuna K T
  • Patent number: 10778333
    Abstract: A modular electromagnetic antenna assembly configured for securement to a structure is provided. The assembly includes an antenna, a radio, and a base. The base has a bracket securable to the structure and the base has at least one feed. The radio and base together form a waveguide that transmits radio waves between the radio and the antenna. The radio is removably secured to the base so as to form a removable mechanical connection to the base and a removable communication connection with the at least one feed through the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: RF ELEMENTS S.R.O.
    Inventors: Juraj Tapti{hacek over (c)}, Martin Marcin{hacek over (c)}ák
  • Patent number: 10775477
    Abstract: An antenna device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a plurality of antenna arrays, wherein the antenna array comprises: a power feeding part; and a plurality of radiators disposed to be spaced apart from the power feeding part, wherein the plurality of antenna arrays are alternately disposed from each other so that the spacing between the phase centers of the radiators is ?/2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bum Ki Park
  • Patent number: 10777905
    Abstract: A lens includes a first hemispherical refractive structure having a first effective refractive index based on a first fill pattern of the first hemispherical refractive structure. The lens further includes a second hemispherical refractive structure having a second effective refractive index based on a second fill pattern of the second hemispherical refractive structure. The second hemispherical refractive structure is arranged as a hemispherical shell coupled to and concentric with the first hemispherical refractive structure. The second effective refractive index is different than the first effective refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Colin A. M. Diehl, Corey M. Thacker
  • Patent number: 10777903
    Abstract: A multi-beam antenna includes: a focusing system having a concave mirror; a radiating device, which is intended for irradiating the concave mirror, includes a two-dimensional radiator array, is disposed at a distance from the concave mirror and covers the projection area of beams at this distance; and a beam forming system. The radiating device includes at least one sub-array of radiators which provides one beam in a set direction. For each such beam, the beam forming system provides, for each radiator in the corresponding sub-array, amplitude-time parameters of the signal being transmitted such as to form a non-planar wavefront, which is equidistant across the concave mirror to a planar wavefront of the beam, wherein the radiating surface of the radiator array is situated outside the region of self-intersection of the non-planar wavefronts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Evgenij Petrovich Basnev, Anatolij Vasilevich Vovk
  • Patent number: 10770793
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a connection member including at least one wiring layer and at least one insulating layer; an IC disposed on a first surface of the connection member and electrically connected to at least one wiring layer of the connection member; and an antenna package disposed on a second surface of the connection member and including first antenna members and feed vias, wherein the connection member includes a feed line having a first end electrically connected to a corresponding wire of at least one wiring layer of the connection member; a second antenna member electrically connected to a second end of the feed line and configured to transmit or receive a radio frequency (RF) signal; and a ground member spaced apart from the feed line in a direction toward the first surface or the second surface of the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Ki Ryoo, Sang Hyun Kim, Seung Goo Jang, Thomas A. Kim, Hong In Kim, Nam Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 10770785
    Abstract: An antenna assembly may include an antenna element, a radome structure disposed proximate to the antenna element and including a plurality of plasma elements, a driver circuit operably coupled to the plasma elements to selectively ionize individual ones of the plasma elements, and a controller. The controller may be operably coupled to the driver circuit to provide control of plasma density of the individual ones of the plasma elements. The plasma elements may include respective enclosures. At least some of the enclosures may have at least two peripheral edge surfaces substantially fully contacted by corresponding peripheral edge surfaces of adjacent enclosures at at least one section along a longitudinal length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: Gerard James Hayes, Koichiro Takamizawa, Donald L. Alcorn, James O. Legvold, Robert Michael Barts
  • Patent number: 10763585
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an antenna less wireless handheld or portable device comprising a communication module including a radiating system capable of transmitting and receiving electromagnetic wave signals in a first frequency region and in a second frequency region, wherein the highest frequency of the first frequency region is lower than the lowest frequency of the second frequency region. The radiating system comprising a radiating structure and at least one internal port, wherein the input impedance of the radiating structure at the/each internal port when disconnected from the radiofrequency system has an imaginary part not equal to zero for any frequency of the first frequency region; and wherein said radiofrequency system modifies the impedance of the radiating structure, providing impedance matching to the radiating system in the at least two frequency regions of operation of the radiating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Aurora Andujar Linares, Carles Puente Baliarda, Josep Mumbru