Patents Examined by Huedung X Mancuso
  • Patent number: 10950927
    Abstract: A flexible spiral antenna or flexible antenna array element includes a flexible dielectric medium, a spiral element including a first arm and a second arm. The spiral element includes a liquid metal material and is disposed in the dielectric medium. The flexible antenna element also includes a first flexible meta surface layer disposed in the dielectric medium. The antenna can be or be part of an ultra-wide frequency band antenna or antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. West
  • Patent number: 10910700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an omnidirectional antenna for a mobile communication service, comprising: a plurality of radiation elements disposed on a horizontal surface with a mutually same angle so as to respectively radiate beams; and a power supply unit for distributing and providing a power supply signal to each of the plurality of radiation elements, wherein each of the plurality of radiation elements has a structure in which a horizontal polarization dipole radiation unit having two radiation arms is coupled to a vertical polarization dipole radiation unit having two radiation arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Young-Chan Moon, Oh-Seog Choi, In-Ho Kim, Hyoung-Seok Yang
  • Patent number: 10903562
    Abstract: Batteries as an antenna for a device are disclosed. In an embodiment, the device comprises: at least two batteries, each battery comprising at least two conductive portions; a radio frequency, RF, isolation component configured between the at least two batteries; a transformer configured to connect a radio frequency signal to the at least two conductive portions of the at least two batteries, wherein the at least two conductive portions are configured as an antenna of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Juha Backman, Miikka Tikander
  • Patent number: 10903575
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an antenna device that includes a circuit layer having a filter circuit, an antenna layer stacked on the circuit layer and having a radiation conductor, a feed layer positioned between the circuit layer and the antenna layer and having a first feed pattern connected to the filter circuit and electromagnetically coupled to the radiation conductor, a first ground pattern provided between the antenna layer and the feed layer, and a second ground pattern provided between the circuit layer and the feed layer. The first and second ground patterns have first and second slots, respectively, at least partially overlapping each other as viewed in a stacking direction. The first feed pattern at least partially overlaps the radiation conductor and the first and second slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Hara, Naoki Sotoma
  • Patent number: 10886629
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include a planar antenna configured to transmit first signals as a first guided electromagnetic wave that is bound to a surface of a transmission medium, wherein the first guided electromagnetic wave propagates along the surface of the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the planar antenna includes an array of patch antennas that generates first near field signals in response to the first signals, and wherein a portion of the first near field signals combines to induce the first guided electromagnetic wave that is bound to the surface of the transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10867938
    Abstract: A package structure includes a sub-package, a conductive structure, and at least one first antenna. The sub-package includes at least one chip. The conductive structure is bonded onto and electrically connected to the sub-package. The at least one first antenna has a vertical polarization and is electrically connected to the at least one chip, wherein the at least one first antenna is partially located in the sub-package, and the at least one first antenna is extended within the sub-package into the conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chun Tang, Chung-Hao Tsai, Chen-Hua Yu, Chuei-Tang Wang
  • Patent number: 10854991
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a waveguide fed open slot antenna. In some examples, the antenna comprises a waveguide section, a slot, a matching load, a waveguide bottom extension, and a vertical metal wall. The waveguide section can be in the form of a rectangular waveguide or a substrate integrated waveguide (SIW). The slot can comprise a rectangle, with one of its long sides abutting the top surface of the waveguide section, and another long side abutting the matching load, while the two short sides do not connect any metal. The waveguide bottom extension can be rectangular. The end of the waveguide bottom extension and the edge of the matching load on the side close to the open slot can be connected together by the vertical metal wall. In this way, the slot can be excited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Hang Wong, Xuan Yi
  • Patent number: 10854993
    Abstract: An antenna element including a base plate, a first ground clustered pillar projecting from the base plate, a second ground clustered pillar projecting from the base plate and spaced apart from a first side of the first ground clustered pillar is provided. The ground clustered pillars, the signal ears, and the ground ears can be shapes so that the capacitive coupling between the ears and the pillars is sufficient to allow them to be spaced further apart, thereby reducing the number of elements required in the phased array. In some embodiments, the ground ear can be directly machined with the base plate thereby obviating the need for the ground ear to be overmolded into the base plate with the signal ear. In other embodiments the phased array antenna can utilize elastomeric connectors to further improve the mechanical and electrical reliability of the connections of the phase array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Cecelia Franzini, Mohamed Wajih Elsallal, Jamie Hood
  • Patent number: 10854966
    Abstract: A flexible antenna is provided. The flexible antenna includes a cable comprising at least one conductor, and an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer. The flexible circuit layer including a non-conductive sheet, at least one conductive feed pad and at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is formed of a conductive particle based material comprising conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another. The at least one antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer. The at least one conductor of the cable is electrically connected to the at least one feed pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: nCap Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rhett Francis Spencer, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Patent number: 10854990
    Abstract: A system and methods for RF (Radio Frequency) penetration imaging of one or more objects in a medium, the system including a generation and reception subsystem configured to generate and receive a plurality of RF signals, an RF antenna array including a plurality of antennas, the antennas being configured to transmit the RF signals towards the medium and receive a plurality of RF signals reflected from the medium, a data acquisition subsystem configured to receive and store the reflected RF signals, and a processor configured to estimate the distance between the surface of the target medium and the antenna array, the delay between the transmitted signals and the plurality of signals reflected from the object using a dedicated frequency sub-band of the received signals, the location of the antennas at each transmitting time, and determine whether there is an object within the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Damian Hoffman, Jonathan Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 10847894
    Abstract: A bidirectional antenna assembly includes a radiative assembly operatively connected to an antenna feed and at least one passive conductive element. The passive conductive element includes at least first and second planar conductive sheets, each which are substantially perpendicular to a plane passing through the connection of the radiative assembly to the antenna field and arranged at an angle greater than ninety degrees relative to one another. The passive conductive element interacts with the radiative assembly to provide a bidirectional radiation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MP ANTENNA LTD.
    Inventor: Adam Doskocil
  • Patent number: 10833399
    Abstract: A cone antenna has at least one resistor electrically coupled to the radiating structure of the cone antenna. The capacitor may be part of a resistor network that is electrically connected to the cone. One or more patches may be coupled to the resistor network which act as a capacitor. A feed card may be embedded within a ground plane to enable the exterior of an antenna assembly to be conformal with an outer surface of a platform carrying the cone antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Dean W. Howarth, Jonothan S. Jensen, Andrew C. Maccabe, Patrick D. McKivergan
  • Patent number: 10826174
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an antenna device that includes an antenna layer having a radiation conductor, a first ground pattern having a first slot, a feed layer stacked on the antenna layer through the first ground pattern and having a first feed pattern electromagnetically coupled to the radiation conductor through the first slot, and a first coupler pattern electromagnetically coupled to the first feed pattern or radiation conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TDK COPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Hara, Naoki Sotoma
  • Patent number: 10811772
    Abstract: An antenna array comprising a plurality of concentric low frequency elements, where each low frequency element circumscribes a first high frequency element; and a plurality of second high frequency elements interleaved with the plurality of concentric low frequency elements to maintain optimal electrical spacing between both the low frequency elements and the high frequency elements at two disparate frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Gregory A. Mitchell, Amir I. Zaghloul
  • Patent number: 10797373
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus is described that includes a transparent pane having a first surface and a second surface. An electrochromic device (ECD) is arranged over the second surface that includes a first conductive layer adjacent the second surface, a second conductive layer, and an electrochromic layer between the first and the second conductive layers. The apparatus further includes at least one conductive antenna structure arranged over the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Hughes, Stephen Clark Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10797405
    Abstract: A communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT) are provided. The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. According to the disclosure, an antenna module includes a first substrate layer on which at least one substrate is stacked; an antenna coupled to an upper end surface of the first substrate layer; a second substrate layer having an upper end surface coupled to a lower end surface of the first substrate layer and on which at least one substrate is stacked; and a radio frequency (RF) element coupled to a lower end surface of the second substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghyun Baek, Seungtae Ko, Kijoon Kim, Juho Son, Sangho Lee, Youngju Lee, Jungyub Lee, Yonghun Cheon, Dohyuk Ha
  • Patent number: 10784575
    Abstract: A method of thinning a phased antenna array including defining a performance characteristic for the phased antenna array, partitioning the phased antenna array to define a plurality of sectors that each include an equal number of radiating element locations, wherein each radiating element location is either an active radiating element location or an inactive radiating element location. The method also includes determining a number of active radiating element locations to be included in a first sector of the plurality of sectors, and determining, based on the number of active radiating element locations, at least one arrangement of active and inactive radiating element locations in the first sector configured to achieve the performance characteristic. The method further includes applying the at least one arrangement to each remaining sector of the plurality of sectors such that the phased antenna array has rotational symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Murat E. Veysoglu
  • Patent number: 10784562
    Abstract: A wireless communication chip having an internal antenna includes a substrate having first and second mounting regions; a wireless communication module molded on the first mounting region; and an antenna block mounted on the second mounting region to be electrically connected to the wireless communication module, wherein the antenna block includes a first antenna on the substrate; a connection element connected to the first antenna; an insulating layer on the first antenna and the connection element to cover the first antenna and the connection element; and a second antenna on the insulating layer such that a first surface of the second antenna is in contact with the insulating layer, and a second surface, which is a reverse surface of the first surface, is exposed to the outside of the wireless communication chip, wherein the second antenna is electrically connected to the first antenna through the connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LS MTRON LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hyung Kim, Seung Hun Lee, Hangnga Nguyen, Seong Soo Han, Young Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10777884
    Abstract: A self-aiming directional Wi-Fi antenna system includes a directional antenna that is motorized. A motion controller operates the motors to move the antenna position to sources of Wi-Fi radio frequency (RF) transmissions, determines an SSID for each source that satisfies a selection criterion and stores a position data corresponding to each SSID. The directional Wi-Fi antenna is moved to a final position corresponding to the antenna position data for one of the SSIDs stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Controlled Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wilken, Michael Bendzick, Craig Miller
  • Patent number: 10770778
    Abstract: A self-locking fixing device and an antenna assembly are provided. The self-locking fixing device includes an inner mandrel arranged to include a nail head and a nail rod extending away from the nail head, and a bushing arranged to include a nail head bushing and a nail rod bushing extending away from the nail head bushing. A sidewall of the nail head bushing is provided with at least two elastic clamping units. If the inner mandrel is assembled with the bushing, the nail head is located in the nail head bushing, the nail rod is located in the nail rod bushing, and clamping portions of the elastic clamping units are engaged with an upper surface of the nail head to clamp the nail head in the nail head bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Shanghia Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhendong Wang