Patents Examined by Hoang V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11145963
    Abstract: Disclosed are an antenna, an antenna control method and device, and a terminal. The antenna is applied to a terminal and includes: an antenna radiator container, an amorphous antenna radiator, and an antenna radiator control unit. The antenna radiator container is provided with a sealed accommodating cavity; the amorphous antenna radiator is provided in the accommodating cavity of the antenna radiator container; and the antenna radiator control unit is connected with the antenna radiator container and controls a configuration of the amorphous antenna radiator in the accommodating cavity, the configuration including a relative position of the amorphous antenna radiator in the accommodating cavity, or including a shape of the amorphous antenna radiator, or including a relative position of the amorphous antenna radiator in the accommodating cavity and a shape of the amorphous antenna radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fengpeng Liu, Dongmei Liu
  • Patent number: 11139565
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seunggil Jeon, Namwoo Kim, Seongbeom Hong, Sunghoon Moon, Kyungwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11139587
    Abstract: A three-dimensional, 360 degree, omnidirectional multiple-input multiple-output wireless systems is described herein. The multiple-input multiple-output wireless system is comprised of a plurality of radio inputs, a plurality of radio-frequency converters, an RF signal distribution network, a plurality of transceivers, and a plurality of antennas. The multiple-input multiple-output wireless system may further have a plurality of planar stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT, CORP.
    Inventors: Sergio E. Cardona, Jr., Kevin W. Patrick, Joel Blumke, Silvio Cardero
  • Patent number: 11139578
    Abstract: The present invent discloses an electrically-controlled switching multi-polarization horn antenna, which relates to the technical field of communication antennas. The horn antenna includes a horn antenna body, a polarization controller and a polarization switching apparatus. The horn antenna's control module controls a linear polarization control generation module, a circular polarization control generation module and a polarization selection module to cause the horn antenna to operate in a horizontal polarization mode, a vertical polarization mode, a left-hand circular polarization mode or a right-hand circular polarization mode. The antenna can realize a quick switch between different polarization modes, and the switch is electrically controlled rather than performed by manually replacing the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Nan Hu
  • Patent number: 11133581
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a support member, a front plate disposed on a front surface of the support member, a back plate disposed on a back surface of the support member, a non-conductive structure interposed between the back plate and an edge of the support member and fixed to the support member, and an antenna structure interposed between the back plate and an edge of the support member. At least a portion of the antenna structure may be disposed to face the non-conductive structure. In a region of the non-conductive structure, which faces the antenna structure, a separated distance from the antenna structure varies depending on a distance from a bottom surface of the support member to which the non-conductive structure is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mincheol Seo, Hosaeng Kim, Donghun Shin, Yoonjae Lee
  • Patent number: 11133584
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed herein for a cylindrically fed antenna and method for using the same. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a tunable slotted array coupled to the antenna feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Bily, Nathan Kundtz, Mikala Johnson
  • Patent number: 11133570
    Abstract: A holder for antennas includes at least one circuit board, at least one carrier and at least one antenna. The at least one carrier, disposed to a lateral side of the at least one circuit board, has at least one honeycomb structure. The at least one antenna, disposed at the at least one carrier, is electrically connected with the at least one circuit board. The antenna, the carrier and the circuit board are formed as a modular structure beneficial to be assembled into or disassembled from the casing of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ARCADYAN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin-Lung Kuo, Shih-Chieh Cheng, Sheng-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 11133602
    Abstract: An antenna stack includes a glass cover having an outer face, an inside face opposite the outer face, and a body therebetween. The glass cover additionally has a cavity formed therein, extending into the body from the inside face. The antenna stack further includes an antenna patch positioned within the cavity, and a waveguide layer. The waveguide layer includes polycrystalline ceramic underlying the glass cover. Conductive vias extend through the polycrystalline ceramic and partition the waveguide layer to form feed channels through the polycrystalline ceramic, and major surfaces of the polycrystalline ceramic are overlaid with a conductor having openings that open to the feed channels. The antenna patch is spaced apart from the waveguide layer to facilitate evanescent wave coupling between the feed channels and the antenna patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Lars Willhelm Pernstål, Mikael Bror Taveniku, Mark Peter Taylor
  • Patent number: 11133589
    Abstract: A dual band horizontally polarized omnidirectional antenna is disclosed herein. The antenna comprises a dielectric, a top low band dipole arm, a narrow section of the arm, a capacitive extension of the arm, a top high band dipole arm, a narrow section of the high band arm, a first section of a transmission line, a second section of the transmission line, a feed pad, a coax center pin solder point, a bottom side array, a bottom side ground pad, and a hole for feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Airgain, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Thomas Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11128038
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. According to an embodiment, the electronic device includes a housing that covers at least a portion of a back surface of the electronic device, a plurality of slits being formed in parallel from one end to an opposite end and the at least a portion of the housing being formed of a conductive material, a feeder that is electrically connected with at least one point of the housing, and a ground part that is electrically connected with at least one point of the housing. A part of the plurality of slits includes a section greater in width than another part of the plurality of slits. Moreover, various embodiment found through the disclosure are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyi Hyun Jang, Kyung Kyun Kang, Ji Ho Kim, Gyu Bok Park, Kyung Moon Seol, Hyun Jeong Lee, So Young Lee, Chang Ho Lee, Chi Hyun Cho, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 11114760
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a magnetic shutter antenna is provided including at least one dipole magnet comprising a first end and a second end and at least one shutter of magnetically soft material comprising at least one opening and disposed proximate the first end of the at least one dipole magnet. The antenna further includes a motor coupled to the shutter and configured to move the shutter between a first closed position comprising the magnetic material being positioned adjacent the first end of the dipole magnet and a second open configuration comprising the opening being positioned adjacent the first end of the dipole magnet. Alternation between the first closed position and the second open position modulates a magnetic flux emitting from the first end of the at least one dipole magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Mark Golkowski, Jae-Do Park, Ronald A. L. Rorrer, Zbigniew Celinski
  • Patent number: 11114741
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device including a housing comprising a front plate which faces a first direction, a back plate which faces a second direction opposite from the first direction, and a lateral member which surrounds a space between the front plate and the back plate and has at least one part formed from a metal material, a display seen through a first part of the front plate, an antenna module positioned inside the space, and a wireless communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heecheul Moon, Sangyoup Seok, Kwonho Son
  • Patent number: 11108152
    Abstract: An antenna-integrated wireless module comprises a substrate having a first surface and including a wireless region and an antenna region. A wireless functional section is in the wireless region and includes an RF circuit on the first surface or in the substrate. An antenna section is in the antenna region and includes an antenna conductor. A resin sealing layer covers at least a part of the first surface. A thickness of the resin sealing layer in a portion overlapping the antenna region may be thinner than a thickness of the resin sealing layer in a portion overlapping the wireless region such that the resin sealing layer may have a step at a location between the wireless region and the antenna region; or the substrate may have a step at a boundary between the wireless region and the antenna region, and the resin sealing layer may not the cover the step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Ito, Taro Hirai, Katsuhiko Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 11108141
    Abstract: Disclosed are patch antennas, systems and methods for embedding a patch antenna between two layers, such as two layers of glass. The glass layers may be a vehicle windshield. An embedded portion of an antenna substrate supporting the patch antenna may be embedded between the two layers, and an exposed portion of the antenna substrate may extend outward from the two layers. The embedded portion of the antenna substrate may support the patch antenna, and the exposed portion of the antenna substrate may support a coplanar waveguide and a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Vladimir Furlan
  • Patent number: 11108137
    Abstract: A base station antenna includes a first reflector structure that extends along a first longitudinal axis, the first reflector structure having a first transverse cross-section, a second reflector structure that extends along a second longitudinal axis, the second reflector structure having a second transverse cross-section that is different from the first transverse cross-section, and the second reflector structure extending above the first reflector structure, a first array of first frequency band radiating elements that are mounted to extend outwardly from the first reflector structure, a second array of second frequency band radiating elements that are mounted to extend outwardly from the second reflector structure, the first frequency band being non-overlapping with the second frequency band, and a radome that extends around the first reflector structure and the second reflector structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Maosheng Liu, Rui An, Martin L. Zimmerman, Peter J. Bisiules, ZhaoHui Liu, Ruixin Su, PuLiang Tang
  • Patent number: 11108153
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, devices and systems related to the implementation of a multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB) radio-frequency antenna featuring, a printed radiating element coupled to an absorbing element embedded in the PCB. The embedded element is configured within the PCB layers to prevent out-of-phase reflections to the bore-sight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Uriel Weinstein, Assaf Bernstein
  • Patent number: 11108145
    Abstract: The antenna module includes a dielectric substrate having a multilayer structure, a feed element to which radio frequency power is supplied, a ground electrode (GND), a parasitic element disposed in a layer between the feed element and the ground electrode (GND), and a feed wire. The feed wire penetrates through the parasitic element, and supplies radio frequency power to the feed element. When the antenna module is viewed in a plan view from a normal direction of the dielectric substrate, at least part of the feed element overlaps with the parasitic element, and a first position (P1) at which the feed wire is connected to the feed element is different from a second position (P2) at which the feed wire reaches the layer in which the parasitic element is disposed from a side of the ground electrode (GND).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Sudo, Hirotsugu Mori
  • Patent number: 11103925
    Abstract: An additively manufactured antenna device is disclosed, including a base portion and a body portion. The body portion is attached to the base portion and includes a lattice stiffening structure configured to eliminate secondary printing support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Aston, Martin W. Bieti, Michael John Langmack, Nicole M. Hastings, Nicole Diane Schoenborn
  • Patent number: 11101566
    Abstract: An electronic package and a method for fabricating the same are provided. A resist layer and a support are formed on a first substrate having a first antenna installation area. A second substrate having a second antenna installation area is laminated on the resist layer and the support. The resist layer is then removed. The support keeps the first substrate apart from the second substrate at a distance to ensure that the antenna transmission between the first antenna installation area and the second antenna installation area can function normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Hung Chen, Chun-Yi Huang, Chang-Fu Lin, Rung-Jeng Lin, Kuo-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 11095023
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an antenna that includes a substrate and a graphene or graphite layer positioned on at least a portion of the substrate. The graphene or graphite layer includes a first zone having a first thickness along a vertical direction of the antenna and a second zone having a second thickness along the vertical direction of the antenna. The second thickness is less than the first thickness such that the second zone has a greater electrical resistance than the first zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Benza, Karl E. Harrar, Matthew D. Folsom