Patents Examined by Jason Crawford
  • Patent number: 10923830
    Abstract: A quick solder chip connector is provided that can include a body, a radio signal conductor housed in the body, and one or more grounding pins integrally formed in the body. In some embodiments, the radio signal conductor can include a first end configured to electrically connect to a first transmission line formed on a first printed circuit board and a second end configured to electrically connect to a second transmission line formed on a second printed circuit board and can provide a radio frequency signal path between the first transmission line and the second transmission line. The one or more grounding pins can extend from opposing ends of the body and can be configured to physically support the body and the radio signal conductor between the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PC-TEL, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Lin, Umesh Navsariwala
  • Patent number: 10916859
    Abstract: An inflatable antenna is disclosed herein that is capable of being deployed in space and other suitable environments and configured to improve RF performance and mechanical stability. Related methods for manufacturing and deploying such inflatable antennas are also described. The inflatable antenna can be configured to form a Gregorian dual reflector confocal parabolic antenna system when inflated. Various antenna structures, mechanisms, and manufacturing and deployment techniques are also disclosed herein that improve the precision and accuracy of RF reflective surfaces of the primary and secondary reflectors, confocal alignment of the primary and secondary reflectors, mechanical stability, and/or to improve the range of RF operation. The inflatable antenna can be manufactured and deployed with less complexity and more precision than existing inflatable antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Jesse Mills, Frank Robey, James W. Finnell, Jr., Bakari Hassan, Sean Crowley
  • Patent number: 10910715
    Abstract: The invention concerns an antenna arrangement (1) comprising: —a printed circuit board (2) having a metallised area (3) acting as a ground plane (3) in use, —a recess portion (4) in an edge portion of the ground plane (3), —a first electrically reactive network (9) bridging the recess portion (4)—a second electrically reactive network (16) bridging the recess portion (4), separately from the first electrically reactive network (9), wherein an electrical length of the recess portion (4) is 1/10th of a wavelength of the resonance frequency of the antenna arrangement (1) or less, and wherein a physical distance between the first (9) and second (16) electrically reactive networks (9, 16) is less than 1/12 of a wavelength of the resonance frequency of the antenna arrangement (1). The invention also concerns a device comprising an antenna arrangement (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Proant AB
    Inventor: Tomas Rutfors
  • Patent number: 10912177
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent lighting control system. The lighting control system includes a module housing, a graphical user interface coupled to the module housing and a switch control circuit positioned in the housing and including a processor. The processor is configured to modulate the flow of electrical energy to a lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit. The switch control circuit is electrically connected to the graphical user interface. The processor is also configured to identify a device identification address compare the identified device address with one or more registered identification addresses saved in a dataset. The processor is configured to catalogue a command received at the processor and at least one event parameter detected contemporaneously with receipt of the command, if the identified proximate device identification address corresponds to one of the one or more registered device identification addresses saved in the dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Racepoint Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Ann Claire Lim Chi Cheung, William Lark, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10904969
    Abstract: An LED lighting device or LED lamp comprises one or more LED packages, and a switch comprising at least two selectable positions. At least one selectable position corresponds to a set operating mode and one selectable position corresponds to a configurable operating mode. When the switch is in the selectable position corresponding to the set operating mode, responsive to receiving an indication of user input for selecting user-selected operating light qualities, the one or more LED packages continue to be operated in accordance with the predefined operating light qualities corresponding to the set operating mode. When the switch is in the selectable position corresponding to the configurable operating mode, responsive to receiving an indication of user input for selecting user-selected operating light qualities, operation of the one or more LED packages is modified in accordance with the user-selected operating light qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10896944
    Abstract: An illumination lighting apparatus is configured to light a plurality of light-emitting elements connected in series to each other. The illumination lighting apparatus includes one photosensor and a detector. The one photosensor is configured to detect light emitted from the plurality of light-emitting elements. The detector is configured to perform detection of a light emission defect on the plurality of light-emitting elements based on the light detected by the one photosensor. Moreover, the detector performs the detection process at an initial stage of lighting of the plurality of light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruhito Takeda, Hirofumi Konishi, Shinji Makimura
  • Patent number: 10897073
    Abstract: A receiver which is configured to detect a terahertz wave incident on a first surface of a substrate, the receiver comprising: an antenna which is provided on the first surface of the substrate and is configured to receive the terahertz wave; and a through electrode which is electrically connected to the antenna and penetrates the substrate from the first surface to a second surface, the second surface being opposite to the first surface, wherein the through electrode is separated from the antenna by a distance that is 0.25 times a resonance wavelength or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Jun Iba, Yoshinori Tateishi
  • Patent number: 10893587
    Abstract: An LED lighting device or LED lamp comprising one or more LED packages; and a switch control unit is provided. The switch control unit is configured to operate the one or more LED packages. The switch control unit is in communication with a sensor located in a space, the LED lighting device or LED lamp also being located in the space. The switch control unit is configured to (i) receive a sensor signal from the sensor, (ii) process the sensor signal, (iii) determine an adjustment to the operating light qualities of the LED lighting device or LED lamp based on the processing of the sensor signal and one or more goal light qualities corresponding to the space, and (iv) adjust the operation of the one or more LED packages in accordance with the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10886611
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for a hybrid high gain antenna in which a plurality of antennas are mounted substantially symmetrically such that the antennas collectively provide 180° of antenna coverage for a surface above the antennas. In some embodiments, the hybrid high gain antenna system can be mounted on a mobile device with sufficient inclinations such that the antennas collectively provide approximately 180° of antenna coverage. In some embodiments, the hybrid high gain antenna system is configured to reach a gain of between about 10 dBi and 12 dBi at a target frequency of between about 26 GHz and 30 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Carla Di Paola, Shuai Zhang, Gert Frølund Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10879592
    Abstract: A multi-layer circuit structure (110) has multiple layers stacked along a vertical direction. Further, at least one cavity region (120) is formed at an edge of the multi-layer circuit structure (110). The at least one cavity region (120) is formed of multiple non-conductive vias from which a dielectric substrate material of the multi-layer circuit structure (120) is removed. Further, the device comprises at least one vertical antenna patch (130) arranged in the at least one cavity region (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Zhinong Ying, Kun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10879900
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor logic element including a field effect transistor of the first conductivity type and a field effect transistor of the second conductivity type. A gate of the first FET is an input of the semiconductor logic element, a drain of the second FET is referred to as the output of the semiconductor logic element and a source of the second FET is the source of the semiconductor logic element. By applying applicable potentials to the terminals of the field effect transistors it is possible to influence the state of the output of the logic element. Also disclosed are different kinds of logic circuitries including the described logic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERION SEMICONDUCTORS OY
    Inventor: Artto Aurola
  • Patent number: 10880972
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a color of a color changing indicator in the presence of ambient light. A system includes a light source, a photodetector, and a processor. The processor obtains a first measurement of ambient light received from the photodetector while the light source is off. The processor causes the light source to transmit light. The processor obtains a second measurement from the photodetector during the transmission, the second measurement including the ambient light and the pulsed light reflected from an object. The processor determines a color of the color changing indicator by removing an ambient light signal from the second measurement based on the first measurement and therefrom determines a volume of bodily exudate present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Brian Schiffer, Tushar Parlikar
  • Patent number: 10864848
    Abstract: A method for controlling one or more lights of a light system supported by a vehicle is provided. The method includes receiving sensor system data from a sensor system supported by the vehicle and determining a current status associated with the one or more lights of the vehicle light system. The method includes determining an updated status associated with the one or more lights of the vehicle light system based on the sensor system data. The method also includes transmitting instructions to the light system. The instructions cause the one or more lights to adjust their current status based on the updated status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Joseph Gedrimas
  • Patent number: 10862463
    Abstract: A level shifter includes a power supply rail conversion block, an RS latch and a digital detection block. The power supply rail conversion block comprises a first NLDMOS transistor, a second NLDMOS transistor, a first PLDMOS transistor, a second PLDMOS transistor, a first PMOS transistor, a second PMOS transistor, a first NMOS transistor, a second NMOS transistor, and a first inverter. A gate of the first NLDMOS transistor is connected to an input of the first inverter, a drain of the first NLDMOS transistor is connected to a drain of the first PLDMOS transistor; a source of the first NLDMOS transistor and a source of the second NLDMOS are connected to a referenced ground of an LV power supply rail. The digital detection block comprises a second inverter, a third inverter, a first delay chain, a second delay chain, a first NAND gate and a second NAND gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA
    Inventors: Zekun Zhou, Jianwen Cao, Zhuo Wang, He Tang, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10862206
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: an antenna unit provided as a conductive pattern on a substrate; and a propagation preventive unit which is provided adjacent to the antenna unit and prevents propagation of radiation waves of the antenna unit along the substrate, and the propagation preventive unit is provided as a conductive pattern on the substrate, has plural patches arranged in a prescribed pattern, and has, at an end on a side of the antenna unit, a stepped structure in which a distance from a position of the antenna unit to one of the patches closest to the position of the antenna unit varies by a prescribed interval every time the position in an extension direction of a feed line of the antenna unit is changed by a prescribed distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Junzoh Tsuchiya, Kenta Shirahige, Norihisa Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10854996
    Abstract: The disclosed structures and methods are directed to transmission and reception of a radio-frequency (RF) wave. An antenna comprises a stack-up structure having a first control layer, a second control layer, a first and a second parallel-plate waveguides, and a plurality of through vias. The antenna further comprises a first central port and a second central port being configured to radiate RF wave into the two parallel-plate waveguides independently; vertical-polarization peripheral radiating elements integrated with the first control layer and configured to radiate RF wave in vertical polarization; and horizontal-polarization peripheral radiating elements integrated with the second control layer and configured to radiate RF wave in horizontal polarization. Each vertical-polarization peripheral radiating element is collocated with one of the horizontal-polarization peripheral radiating element such that they cross each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Halim Boutayeb, Fayez Hyjazie, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10854978
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a ground layer having a through-hole; a feed via disposed to pass through the through-hole; a patch antenna pattern disposed on the ground layer and electrically connected to one end of the feed via; a first coupling patch pattern disposed on the patch antenna pattern; a second coupling patch pattern disposed between the first coupling patch pattern and the patch antenna pattern; and a dielectric layer disposed in at least of a portion a space between the first coupling patch pattern and the second coupling patch pattern so that a dielectric constant of at least a portion of a space between the patch antenna pattern and the second coupling patch pattern is lower than a dielectric constant of the space between the first coupling patch portion and the second coupling patch pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Ki Lim, Ju Hyoung Park, Jeong Ki Ryoo, Nam Ki Kim, Myeong Woo Han
  • Patent number: 10855288
    Abstract: Logic gates are made from first and second resistive elements connected together to form a voltage divider. One or both of the resistive elements is a unipolar memristor. OR and NOT gates may be constructed to make a digital logic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Shahar Kvatinsky, Avishay Drori, Elad Amrani
  • Patent number: 10847893
    Abstract: A reflector assembly configured to move between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration includes a central hub, a series of ribs coupled to the central hub, and a flexible reflective material attached to the ribs. Each rib includes a root rib, an intermediate rib, and a tip rib. The root rib is configured to rotate in a first direction about a first axis away from a coaxial axis of the central hub, the intermediate rib is configured to rotate in the first direction about a second axis substantially parallel to the first axis, and the tip rib is configured to rotate in the first direction about a third axis substantially parallel to the second axis as the reflector assembly moves into the deployed configuration. The flexible reflective material and the ribs together form a reflective surface with a substantially paraboloidal surface profile configured to focus electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Umbra Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabe Dominocielo, David Langan
  • Patent number: 10847899
    Abstract: Present invention is an antenna system and a wireless device comprising a negative resistance amplifier, the antenna system further comprises a first antenna element, said first antenna element being adapted to receive an incident wave for generating a first signal proportional to the incident wave, wherein the antenna system comprises a signal generating device for generating a second signal that is essentially 90 degrees phase shifted to the first signal, the first signal and the second signal being adapted to be applied to a hybrid coupler such that the first signal and the second signal are adapted to essentially destructively combine at a first hybrid coupler port, and the first signal and the second signal are adapted to be essentially constructively combined at a second hybrid coupler port, the second hybrid coupler port being adapted to operatively connect to the negative resistance amplifier, and the first hybrid coupler port being adapted to connect to a termination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Norbit ITS
    Inventor: Steffen Kirknes