Patents Examined by Huedung X Mancuso
  • Patent number: 10658728
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a vehicle may include: a cover into which a lower end portion of an antenna is inserted; a base coupled to a lower side of the cover to form an internal compartment; a circuit board mounted on an upper surface of the base to be connected to the lower end portion of the antenna; a terminal mounted to the base wherein an upper end portion thereof is connected to the circuit board and a lower end portion thereof penetrates into the base; a wire connector disposed at the lower end portion of the terminal to be connected to a power wire; and a rotating pin coupling the wire connector with the terminal, wherein the wire connector may be rotatable about the rotating pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Joseph, Seung Hai Hwang, Jaejun Lee, Avinash K. Venkata
  • Patent number: 10651537
    Abstract: A glass antenna placed in a window glass for a vehicle includes a second antenna that includes a second power feeding point, and a second element connected to the second power feeding point; a third antenna that includes a third power feeding point, and a third element connected to a third power feeding point; and a no-power-fed element that includes a first overlapping part placed in parallel with at least a part of the second element, separated by a third interval, and a second overlapping part placed in parallel with at least a part of the third element, separated by a fourth interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10651536
    Abstract: A vehicle window glass includes a glass including a transparent area and a shading area around the transparent area; a defogger including wires placed at equal first intervals extended in a direction, and a defogger element connected to the wires; and a glass antenna including a power feeding point in the shading area, and a first element connected to the power feeding point. The defogger element includes a first part in the transparent area and extended in the direction, and a second part in the shading area and connected to the first part. The first element includes a third part in the transparent area extended in the direction, and a fourth part in the shading area and connected to the third part and the power feeding point. A part of the second part and a part of the fourth part are placed to have a narrower interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10644407
    Abstract: A communication device includes a metal mechanism element, a feeding radiation element, a tuning radiation element, and a dielectric substrate. The metal mechanism element has a closed slot. The feeding radiation element extends across the closed slot. The feeding radiation element has a feeding point. The tuning radiation element extends across the closed slot. The first end of the tuning radiation element is coupled to the metal mechanism element. The second end of the tuning radiation element is adjacent to the metal mechanism element or is coupled to the metal mechanism element. The dielectric substrate is adjacent to the metal mechanism element. The feeding radiation element and the tuning radiation element are both disposed on the dielectric substrate. An antenna structure is formed by the feeding radiation element, the tuning radiation element, and the closed slot of the metal mechanism element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Yan-Ting Wu, Cheng-Da Yang, Yu-Yu Chiang
  • Patent number: 10644405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated circuit package comprising at least one substrate, each substrate including at least one layer, at least one semiconductor die, at least one terminal, and an antenna located in the integrated circuit package, but not on said at least one semiconductor die. The conducting pattern comprises a curve having at least five sections or segments, at least three of the sections or segments being shorter than one-tenth of the longest free-space operating wavelength of the antenna, each of the five sections or segments forming a pair of angles with each adjacent segment or section, wherein the smaller angle of each of the four pairs of angles between sections or segments is less than 180° (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus, S.A.
    Inventors: Jordi Soler Castany, Jaume Anguera Pros, Carles Puente Baliarda, Carmen Borja Borau
  • Patent number: 10644388
    Abstract: The wireless module according to an aspect of the present invention includes a board, a wireless communication chip that at least transmits or receives a high-frequency signal, an insulator, a conductive film, a feed line, first to third conductor patterns, and first and second vias. The chip, the feed line, and the first and second patterns are located on a first wiring layer of the board. The third pattern is at a ground potential and is located on a second wiring layer of the board. The insulator encapsulates the chip. The film covers at least a part of a side surface of the insulator. The feed line electrically connects the chip and the film. The first and second patterns are in contact with the film. The first via connects the first pattern and the third pattern. The second via electrically connects the second pattern and the third pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Keiju Yamada, Makoto Sano, Makoto Higaki, Koh Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10641808
    Abstract: This application relates to a test chamber for testing a device under test (DUT), the test chamber comprising: a plurality of chamber walls defining an interior of the test chamber which are configured to provide an anechoic and shielded test chamber, an antenna arrangement which is arranged in the form of a plane-wave synthesizing array and which is configured to emit plane-waves into the interior of the test chamber, a receiving area for receiving the DUT, wherein in a test mode the receiving area forms a region of measurement of the DUT, wherein the receiving area is formed by a portion of a first wall of the test chamber and wherein the receiving area is configured such that during test mode heat from the DUT is transferred to the outside of the test chamber. The application further relates to a test system comprising such a test chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Corbett Rowell, Adam Tankielun
  • Patent number: 10644387
    Abstract: An antenna device includes an antenna element and a radio wave characteristic switching controller. The antenna element is fitted on a vehicle. The antenna element transmits and receives a radio wave. The radio wave characteristic switching controller changes, in case of an interruption of communication via the antenna element, a characteristic of the radio wave to be transmitted and received by the antenna element, until restoration of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Shiina, Shunsuke Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10622701
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus comprises a semiconductor die in a molding compound layer, a first through via is between a sidewall of the semiconductor die and a sidewall of the molding compound layer and an antenna structure over the molding compound layer, wherein a first portion of the antenna structure is directly over a top surface of the semiconductor die and a second portion of the antenna structure is directly over a top surface of the first through via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lai Wei Chih, Monsen Liu, En-Hsiang Yeh, Chuei-Tang Wang, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 10615492
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna suitable for use by vehicles has ports for Wi-Fi and DSRC signals, cellular signals, and GPS signals. A base substrate forms a ground plane, and a shark-fin shaped radiating substrate is transversely aligned with the base substrate. On a first side of the radiating substrate there is a first conductive feed strip with a vertical extending portion that is galvanically connected to the first port, and a second conductive feed strip that is galvanically connected to the second port. On a second side of the radiating substrate there is a first wide-slot that is capacitively coupled to the first and second feed strips, is galvanically connected to the base conductor, and overlaps with at least the extending-portion of the first feed strip. There also is a second wide-slot on the second side that extends from a back edge to a location between the first and second ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Kerselaers, Yilong Lu, Yi Hua, Ling Huang
  • Patent number: 10608343
    Abstract: An antenna system is described, comprising at least one antenna element provided on a printed circuit board material and a lens unit with a lens body made of a dielectric material, the lens unit being directly connected to the antenna element. The lens unit comprises a lower side facing the antenna element and an upper side being located opposite to the lower side. Further, the upper side has at least one of a convex surface and a Fresnel lens shaped surface. The lens unit also comprises at least one recess filled by the antenna element in a mounted state of the antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Adam Tankielun, Thomas Rossberger, Ali Bouraffa
  • Patent number: 10608321
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a substrate and a conductive layer on the substrate. The conductive layer may be patterned to form a first region and a second region that surrounds and defines the shape of the first region. The first region may be formed from a continuous portion of the conductive layer. The second region may include a grid of openings that divides the conductive layer into an array of patches. The first region may form an antenna resonating element for an antenna. The second region may block antenna currents from the antenna resonating element and may be transparent to radio-frequency electromagnetic waves. The openings may have a width that is too narrow to be discerned by the human eye. This may configure the first and second regions to appear as a single continuous conductive layer despite the fact that an antenna resonating element is formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Jiang, Jiangfeng Wu, Lijun Zhang, Siwen Yong, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10608330
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to antennas embedded in or on glass structures. More specifically, the application teaches a method and apparatus for camouflaging near-transparent conductors by adding additional conductive or non-conductive materials of non-conductive areas by applying the additional materials in the same plane or a different plane than the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10608339
    Abstract: A wireless device including a coil having loops, a first reception circuit, and a second reception circuit. The first reception circuit is configured to receive a signal of a first frequency band through a portion of the loops and the second reception circuit configured to inhibit the signal of the first frequency band through the loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaechun Lee, Jong Pal Kim, Young-Jun Hong, Joonseong Kang, Junyeub Suh, Wonseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10608329
    Abstract: A device is provided. The device includes a housing forming at least one portion of a surface of the device, wherein the at least one portion of the surface includes first and second surfaces facing opposite to each other; a display at least partially housed in the housing and including a display area visible via at least one portion of the first surface; a substantially circular radiating element at least partially forming the first surface; a ground element between the first and second surfaces; a conductive element below the ground element; wireless communication circuitry electrically connected with the radiating element and establishing communication with an external electronic device; and a processor electrically connecting the conductive element with the ground element if a radiation characteristic relative to the radiating element satisfies a condition; and disconnecting the conductive element with the ground element if the radiation characteristic does not satisfy the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinwoo Jung, Taeyoung Kim, Inyoung Lee, Wonseok Jeong, Jae-Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 10581147
    Abstract: An antenna is used in a radar, sensor, communication, discovery, electronic warfare and/or networking system. The antenna system includes a disc-shaped conductive substrate, a ring-shaped conductive substrate being positioned generally parallel with respect to the disc-shaped conductive substrate, the ring-shaped conductive substrate having an outer diameter generally coincides with an outer diameter of the disc-shaped conductive substrate. Antenna elements, such as, Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna (BAVA) elements, are disposed between the disc-shaped conductive substrate and the ring-shaped conductive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: James B. West
  • Patent number: 10580741
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods related to a conductive paint layer configured to provide radio-frequency (RF) shielding for a packaged semiconductor module. Such a module can include a packaging substrate, one or more RF components mounted on the packaging substrate, a ground plane disposed within the packaging substrate, and a plurality of RF-shielding wirebonds disposed on the packaging substrate and electrically connected to the ground plane. The module can further include an overmold structure formed over the packaging substrate and dimensioned to substantially encapsulate the RF component(s) and the RF-shielding wirebonds. The overmold structure can define an upper surface that exposes upper portions of the RF-shielding wirebonds. The module can further include a conductive paint layer having silver flakes disposed on the upper surface of the overmold structure so that the conductive paint layer, the RF-shielding wirebonds, and the ground plane form an RF-shield for the RF component(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sean Read, Hoang Mong Nguyen, Anthony James LoBianco, Howard E. Chen, Dinhphuoc Vu Hoang
  • Patent number: 10573962
    Abstract: A glass antenna placed in a window glass for a vehicle includes a first antenna that includes a first power feeding point, and a first element connected to the first power feeding point; a second antenna that includes a second power feeding point placed next to the first power feeding point, and a second element connected to the second power feeding point; and a third antenna that includes a third power feeding point placed next to the second power feeding point, and a third element connected to the third power feeding point and having a longest path longer than respective longest paths of the first element and the second element, and wherein at least a part of the third element is placed between the first element and the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakano, Takeshi Murofushi
  • Patent number: 10574310
    Abstract: A communication system utilizing reconfigurable antenna systems is described where beam steering and null forming techniques are incorporated to limit the region or volume available for communication with client devices. The communication system described restricts communication to defined or desired area and degrades signal strength coverage outside of a prescribed region. An algorithm is used to control the antenna system to monitor and control antenna system performance across the service area. This antenna system technique is applicable for use in communication systems such as a Local Area Network (LAN), cellular communication network, and Machine to Machine (M2M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Olivier Pajona
  • Patent number: 10574432
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a phased array including an array of antenna elements, RF communication circuits each of which is electrically coupled to a different corresponding antenna element within the array of antenna elements, and a signal feed network that electrically couples a first signal line to second signal lines, wherein each second signal line is electrically coupled to a different corresponding RF communication circuit among the RF communication circuits, the method involving: performing a first phase of a calibration operation, the first phase of the calibration operation involving calibrating the signal feed network independent of the RF communication circuits; and performing a second phase of the calibration operation, the second phase of the calibration operation involving calibrating, independent of the signal feed network, each of the RF communication circuits until all RF communication circuits among the RF communication circuits are calibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Danube Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mihai Banu, Yiping Feng