Patents Examined by Hoanganh Le
  • Patent number: 9418264
    Abstract: An antenna (18), in particular a patch antenna, is provided having a planar resonator element (22) which has the geometry of a polygon with a plurality of edges, wherein the resonator element (22) has a plurality of slots (26) at the edges for their extension and additionally has a plurality of projections (28) at the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventor: Florian Pudenz
  • Patent number: 9397389
    Abstract: A ring antenna has a C-shaped loop element formed on the upper surface of a main body part including a ring-shaped dielectric material having a square cross-sectional shape. A cut part is formed in a portion of this C-shaped loop element, which is formed in the shape of a loop. In addition, an arc-shaped radiation element is formed on the inner circumferential surface of the main body part so as to be concentric with the C-shaped loop element, with a prescribed interval therebetween. The C-shaped loop element is excited by the radiation element. The tip of a feed conductor is connected to a feed part that is connected to one end of the radiation element formed on the lower surface of main body part, and electrical power is fed to the radiation element from the feed conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: NIPPON ANTENA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Mamuro, Teruhiko Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 9391363
    Abstract: There are provided a multilayer ferrite sheet capable of performing communications in a wideband frequency, an antenna device using the same, and a manufacturing method thereof. The multilayer ferrite sheet includes: a Y-type hexaferrite layer; and a Z-type hexaferrite layer, wherein the Y-type hexaferrite and the Z-type hexaferrite are alternately laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyeok Choi, Jin Young Kim, Sung Yong An, Ji Man Ryu
  • Patent number: 9385430
    Abstract: An antenna of the present invention includes: a first conductive patch having a rectangular shape with corrugations on two opposing sides; and a second conductive patch below said first conductive patch and connected to a feeding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taras Kushta, Takashi Harada
  • Patent number: 9385418
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus for a portable terminal having a main board is provided. The antenna apparatus includes a main antenna that electrically connects to a feed line of the main board. A metal frame is constructed as part of a case frame forming an exterior of the portable terminal. The metal frame is divided into first and second parts that are separated. The first part electrically connects to the main antenna or to the main board feed line, and is designed to radiate. The second part electrically connects to a ground surface of the main board. The metal frame enhances overall antenna performance rather than causing degradation through interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hee Kim, Joon-Ho Byun, Se-Hyun Park, Dong-Hyun Lee, Austin Kim
  • Patent number: 9379456
    Abstract: A circuit board for wireless communications includes communication circuitry for modulating and/or demodulating a radio frequency (RF) signal and an antenna apparatus for transmitting and receiving the RF signal, the antenna apparatus having selectable antenna elements located near one or more peripheries of the circuit board. A first antenna element produces a first directional radiation pattern; a second antenna element produces a second directional radiation pattern offset from the first radiation pattern. The antenna elements may include one or more reflectors configured to provide gain and broaden the frequency response of the antenna element. A switching network couples one or more of the selectable elements to the communication circuitry and provides impedance matching regardless of which or how many of the antenna elements are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Shtrom, Darin T. Milton, William S. Kish
  • Patent number: 9379457
    Abstract: A radome for a feed horn includes a cover and at least a protrusion having an elliptic protruding portion shaped as a part of a hollow ellipsoid and provided with a convex surface and a concave surface opposite to the convex surface. The radome is defined with a plurality of first and second cross-sections. Curves of the convex and the concave surfaces in the first cross-sections are different from those in the second cross-sections. The convex and concave surfaces are substantially perpendicular to an advancing direction of a co-polarization wave and unperpendicular to an advancing direction of a cross polarization wave. As a result, the radome can be so thick as to be easily manufactured and not easily damaged and enhance the performance of the feed horn covered by the radome in sending and receiving signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: PRIME ELECTRONICS AND SATELLITICS INCORPORATION
    Inventor: Li-Chun Shiue
  • Patent number: 9379450
    Abstract: A system for transmitting or receiving signals may include an integrated circuit (IC), a transducer operatively coupled to the IC for converting between electrical signals and electromagnetic signals; and insulating material that fixes the locations of the transducer and IC in spaced relationship relative to each other. The system may further include a lead frame providing external connections to conductors on the IC. An electromagnetic-energy directing assembly may be mounted relative to the transducer for directing electromagnetic energy in a region including the transducer and in a direction away from the IC. The directing assembly may include the lead frame, a printed circuit board ground plane, or external conductive elements spaced from the transducer. In a receiver, a signal-detector circuit may be responsive to a monitor signal representative of a received first radio-frequency electrical signal for generating a control signal that enables or disables an output from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Keyssa, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian A. Kyles, Gary D. McCormack
  • Patent number: 9373886
    Abstract: A radiator in which power is fed through a slot of a reflection plate and which can be manufactured in a simple manner and an antenna including the same are disclosed. The antenna includes a reflection plate and a radiator. The radiator includes feed sections disposed on a first surface of the reflection plate, first and second radiation elements extending perpendicular to the feed section or inclined towards the reflection plate, and first and second base plates configured to support the balanced parallel strip feed sections. Here, the first and second base plates are capacitively coupled to the reflection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Ace Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Dean Kitchener
  • Patent number: 9373884
    Abstract: An improved dual-polarized, omnidirectional antenna is characterized inter alia by the following features: each sector antenna (5) comprises at least one antenna gap (6) comprising an associated reflector (11), which is arranged at least in part in a reflector plane (13?), at least one dual-polarized radiator (7, 9) being arranged in the antenna gap (6), in front of the reflector (11) the sector antennae (5) are additionally arranged mutually offset along the central axis (1) thereof, the sector antennae (5) are arranged in such a way that, in an axial view along the central axis (1), the reflector walls (13), arranged in a respective reflector plane (13?), of the reflectors (11), overlap or intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Göttl, Manfred Stolle
  • Patent number: 9373894
    Abstract: A system for transmitting or receiving signals may include an integrated circuit (IC), a transducer operatively coupled to the IC for converting between electrical signals and electromagnetic signals; and insulating material that fixes the locations of the transducer and IC in spaced relationship relative to each other. The system may further include a lead frame providing external connections to conductors on the IC. An electromagnetic-energy directing assembly may be mounted relative to the transducer for directing electromagnetic energy in a region including the transducer and in a direction away from the IC. The directing assembly may include the lead frame, a printed circuit board ground plane, or external conductive elements spaced from the transducer. In a receiver, a signal-detector circuit may be responsive to a monitor signal representative of a received first radio-frequency electrical signal for generating a control signal that enables or disables an output from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Keyssa, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian A. Kyles, Gary D. McCormack
  • Patent number: 9362611
    Abstract: An antenna of a mobile includes at least two internal antennas and a printed circuit board disposed between a front cover and a rear cover. The printed circuit board includes at least one first antenna mounted on an upper surface and the printed circuit board having at least one fastening opening therein. A second antenna is mounted in an upper portion of a side surface of the printed circuit board and included a protruded portion of one end protruded from a body and in which the protruded portion is fastened to the fastening opening to be fastened to a side surface of the printed circuit board and the mobile terminal can be produced having a reduced thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongwan Park, Byungchan Jang, Sukho Kim, Seunghwan Kim, Joonho Byun
  • Patent number: 9362613
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a substrate having at least one first pad for wire bonding. A chip is mounted on the substrate, and the chip has at least one second pad for wire bonding. At least one bond wire connects the at least one first pad and the at least one second pad. The at least one bond wire is configured to transmit or receive an electromagnetic wave signal in at least one specified frequency for data communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiao-Tsung Yen
  • Patent number: 9343817
    Abstract: A system according to one embodiment includes a phased array antenna comprising a plurality of slot loop antenna elements, the plurality of slot loop antenna elements configured in a planar array disposed on a flexible dielectric substrate, wherein each of the plurality of slot loop antenna elements generates a beam pattern orthogonal to the plane of the planar array; and driver circuitry coupled to each of the plurality of antenna elements, wherein the driver circuitry comprises a plurality of transceivers, the plurality of transceivers configured to provide independently adjustable phase delay to each of the plurality of slot loop antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Helen K. Pan
  • Patent number: 9343804
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus for a portable terminal is provided. The portable terminal includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a ground surface and RF components to process a wireless signal received through at least one antenna element. A housing forms an external appearance of the portable terminal, and has a non-conductive member with a plurality of metal fragments attached thereto. At least one of the metal fragments is electrically connected to the ground surface. The metal fragments may enhance the texture and durability of the housing. Preferably, the shapes, sizes and distances separating the metal fragments are designed to minimally impact, or improve, the antenna performance provided by the at least one antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hwa Oh, Joon-Ho Byun, Jae-Hee Kim, Bum-Jin Cho, Sang-Jin Eom
  • Patent number: 9337547
    Abstract: An internal antenna having a wideband characteristic includes a printed circuit board, a first antenna unit fed with electricity from a feeding unit of the printed circuit board, and a second antenna unit spaced apart from the first antenna unit by a predetermined distance and indirectly fed with electricity by means of coupling to the first antenna unit, wherein the second antenna unit is indirectly fed with electricity with a phase difference from the first antenna unit due to an electric distance from a feeding point of the first antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LS MTRON LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyung Kim, Ki-Hyun Kong, Suk-Ki Koo, Byung-Je Lee, Hyun-Ho Wi, Byeong-Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9337535
    Abstract: An apparatus for satellite communication may include a reflector configured to redirect electromagnetic energy. Each of multiple feeds may be positioned at a predetermined location with respect to the reflector. A feed-switching mechanism may be configured to selectively activate for use at least one of the multiple feeds. A steering mechanism may be configured to steer the reflector such that a focal point of the reflector approximately coincides with a position of an activated feed of the multiple feeds. The reflector may be mechanically independent of the plurality of feeds and the feed-switching mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Cuchanski, Douglas V. McKinnon, William J. Taft, Gerard J. Matyas
  • Patent number: 9331387
    Abstract: A wideband antenna includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a ground plane, an exciting element, a connection element, a first branch, a second branch, and a coupling branch. The ground plane is disposed on the first substrate. The exciting element is disposed on the second substrate and has a feed point coupled to a signal source. The connection element is disposed on the second substrate and coupled to the ground plane. The first branch is disposed on the second substrate and coupled to the connection element. The second branch is disposed on the second substrate and coupled to the connection element. The coupling element is disposed on the second substrate and coupled to the connection element. The distance between the coupling element and the second branch is smaller than 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Wei Yu Chen, Shih-Wei Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9331388
    Abstract: An electric emitter for vertically polarised wireless signals for a communication service with a narrow frequency bandwidth around a frequency fo with free-space wavelength ?o in the gigahertz range, comprising at least one substantially horizontally oriented conductor loop arranged above a conductive base area, with an emitter infeed point for electromagnetic excitation of the loop relative to the base area. The loop is formed by a circularly closed ring conductor running in a substantially horizontal plane with a height h of less than ?o/6 over the base area. Distributed over the periphery of the ring conductor are at least three vertical emitters electromagnetically coupled to the ring conductor coupling points and running to the base area, wherein at least two of the emitters are electromagnetically coupled to the base area at earth terminal points, and a vertical emitter is excited via the emitter infeed point at the lower end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lindenmeier, Heinz Lindenmeier, Jochen Hopf, Leopold Reiter
  • Patent number: 9323877
    Abstract: An antenna includes a radiating element that is held in a fixed orientation with respect to an underlying electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structure. In one embodiment, the radiating element and the EBG structure are both housed within a conductive cavity. The radiating element, the EBG structure, and the cavity are designed together to achieve an antenna having improved operational characteristics (e.g., enhanced bandwidth, beam steering, etc.). In some embodiments, the antenna may be implemented as a flush mounted or conformal antenna on an outer surface of a supporting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jackson Ng, Charles G. Gilbert