Patents Examined by Jessica Han
  • Patent number: 10680346
    Abstract: An antenna includes a frequency dependent divider circuit configured to receive an input signal and generate an output signal, the output signal having a power level based on a frequency of the input signal and a radiating element that is responsive to the first output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin Lee Zimmerman, Jonathan C. Veihl
  • Patent number: 10658758
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an antenna assembly that includes a plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules that are interconnected together to form an antenna layer. Each of the antenna modules may include a support structure including a core frame connected to a core support, and a backskin connected to one or both of the core frame and the core support. The antenna assembly may also include an alignment grid configured to receive and align each of the antenna modules, and/or a matching layer configured to receive and align each of the antenna modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph L. Hafenrichter, Manny S. Urcia, Joseph A. Marshall, Charles W. Manry, Jr., Mohammad-Nasar M. Adeeyo
  • Patent number: 10587047
    Abstract: A filtering antenna element and a dual-band filtering antenna array using filtering antenna elements for mutual coupling suppression have been disclosed. The filtering antenna element comprises a feeding element, a sub-substrate, a sup-substrate and an air gap between the sub-substrate and the sup-substrate. A stacked patch is fabricated on a top surface of the sub-substrate, a driven patch and a ground plane are fabricated on a top surface and a bottom surface of the sub-substrate. An asymmetric E-slot is arranged on the driven patch and a shorting pin is inserted into the sub-substrate for generating radiation nulls in stopbands. The dual-band filtering antenna array is compact and needs no feeding network with an isolation of 35 dB, and is suitable for potential base station applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: South China University of Technology
    Inventors: Xiu Yin Zhang, Yao Zhang, Yong-Mei Pan
  • Patent number: 10573957
    Abstract: A mobile terminal comprises: a terminal body; and a first antenna device and a second antenna device disposed at one side of the terminal body in an adjacent manner, and formed to operate at different frequency bands, wherein the first antenna device and the second antenna device are provided with conductive members each having a slit at one side thereof, and wherein the conductive members form part of an appearance of the terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yunmo Kang, Kangjae Jung, Sungjoon Hong, Byungwoon Jung, Sungjung Rho
  • Patent number: 10566689
    Abstract: Described are an antenna system for wireless communication and a method of configuration thereof. The antenna system can include a first radiator having a first resonance frequency, a second radiator having a second resonance frequency different from the first resonance frequency, a first electromagnetic coupler associated with the first radiator and a first frontend, a second electromagnetic coupler associated with the second radiator and a second frontend, and a switch. The switch can be configured to connect the first electromagnetic coupler and the second electromagnetic coupler in an inter antenna aggregation configuration in a first mode of operation. The switch can also be configured to connect the first electromagnetic coupler and the second electromagnetic coupler in an intra antenna aggregation configuration in a second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Svendsen, Ole Jagielski, Pevand Bahramzy, Finn Hausager
  • Patent number: 10559883
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a wiring board, a conductive member including a first conductor portion and a second conductor portion electrically connected to each other, a coil element including a coupling coil to be connected to a feed circuit, and a capacitor. The first conductor portion includes a conductor opening and a gap that connects the conductor opening and an outer edge of the first conductor portion, and the capacitor crosses the gap. The second conductor portion is connected to two points of an inner edge of the conductor opening, and, together with a portion of the first conductor portion and the capacitor, defines a loop-shaped current path. The coupling coil is magnetically coupled to the loop-shaped current path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tenno
  • Patent number: 10553953
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a solid dielectric antenna having a non-uniform spatial distribution of relative permittivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel, Paul Shala Henry
  • Patent number: 10553943
    Abstract: A beam steering antenna is provided in a user terminal for satellite communications. The beam steering antenna includes an antenna feed structure having a plurality of feed elements configured to be switched on or off to form an initial beam, and a focus lens positioned adjacent to the antenna feed structure to form a focused beam. The antenna feed structure may include a plurality of active waveguide feed elements to generate a circularly polarized initial beam. The focus lens may be a spherical lens to form a circularly polarized focused beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Allen Minh-Triet Tran
  • Patent number: 10553955
    Abstract: An antenna element for receiving and/or emitting electromagnetic waves is described. Said antenna element comprises a conductive portion made of a conductive material and a resistive portion made of a resistive material. Said conductive and resistive portions are directly adjacent to each other along at least 50% of at least one outer edge of the conductive portion wherein said antenna element is a tapered slotline antenna element. Further, an antenna system is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Adam Tankielun, Arslan Azhar
  • Patent number: 10553944
    Abstract: A slot fed volumetric antenna structure that activates antenna beams in three axes by selective connection of feedpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, Judy Feng
  • Patent number: 10553962
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices relating to antennas. A crossed dipole antenna element has a ring encircling the antenna. The ring, constructed of a conductive material, is not touching the arms of the dipole antenna and the distance between the ring and the arms of the antenna can be optimized. The antenna element assembly can be used in one or two dimensional antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Communication Components Antenna Inc.
    Inventors: Sadegh Farzaneh, Minya Gavrilovic, Jacob Van Beek
  • Patent number: 10522905
    Abstract: An antenna for low frequency communication within a vehicle environment, low frequency communication system and uses of the antenna. The antenna comprises a flexible or semi-flexible magnetic core of at least 500 mm, and the magnetic core incorporates a dual coil configuration that provides a first coil configuration for transmission capabilities and a second coil configuration for reception capabilities, and further including means for switching between both of said coil configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Ariza Baquero, Claudio Canete Cabeza, Francisco Ezequiel Navarro Perez, Antonio Rojas Cuevas
  • Patent number: 10498010
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metal housing, a first ground portion, a second ground portion, a first feed source, and a coupling portion. The metal housing includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame defines a slot and the front frame defines a first groove and a first gap. The slot, the first groove, and the first gap separate a first antenna section from the metal housing. The first ground portion and the second ground portion are both electrically connected to the first antenna section and grounded. One end of the coupling portion is electrically connected to the first feed source. The coupling portion is spaced apart from the first antenna section and current from the first feed source is coupled to the first antenna section through the coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Hui Lin, Yun-Jian Chang, Jung-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 10498032
    Abstract: An antenna and an electronic device are disclosed, which relates to an antenna. The antenna component includes an antenna body, two feed circuits, and at least one ground circuit. The two feed circuits are connected to the antenna body through respective feed points. The at least one ground circuit is connected to the antenna body through respective one of ground points, and at least one of the ground points is located between the two feed points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Wei Kuang, Youquan Su, Wendong Liu
  • Patent number: 10498034
    Abstract: An antenna module is disclosed. The antenna module includes a circuit board and at least one antenna set. Wherein, the antenna set includes a driving antenna and a plurality of parasitic antennas. The driving antenna is formed on the circuit board, and the parasitic antennas are positioned with the driving antenna as a center on the circuit board. Whereby, the space occupied by the antenna module can be small, and beams of wireless signals radiated by the antenna module can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: I-Ru Liu, Yen-Lin Liao, Hsin-Hsiung Kang, Li-Hua Chou, Wen-Pin Lo, Chun-Yi Kuo, Chang-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10498016
    Abstract: An antenna includes an antenna body formed with a cylindrical shape having a radiation surface, an outer surface and an inner surface, and a plurality of partitions protruding from the inner surface to a central axis of the antenna body, wherein a plurality of radiation apertures is formed by the plurality of partitions, and the plurality of radiation apertures is formed in the radiation surface and is configured to radiate a radio wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Dongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10490879
    Abstract: An antenna device and an electronic device including the antenna device are provided. The antenna device includes a radio frequency (RF) module and a baseband (BB) module. The RF module includes first radiating conductors and a radio frequency integrated chip (RFIC) integrated with the first radiating conductors. The BB module includes second radiating conductors respectively corresponding to some of the first radiating conductors and a baseband integrated chip (BBIC) integrated with the second radiating conductors. The RF module may be combined with the BB module via a cable or be positioned facing the BB module to be electrically connected with the BB module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Hyun Baek, Won-Bin Hong
  • Patent number: 10483621
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a support member having opposing first and second surfaces, and a set of electrical contacts; an antenna carried on the first surface of the support member and electrically connected to the set of electrical contacts; a conductive inner ring element carried on the first surface and surrounding the antenna; and a dielectric outer ring element mounted on the first surface and surrounding the conductive inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Atabak Rashidian
  • Patent number: 10476134
    Abstract: A wireless handheld or portable device includes an antenna system operable in a first frequency region and a higher, second frequency region. The antenna system comprises an antenna structure, a matching and tuning system, and an external input/output (I/O) port. The antenna structure comprises at least one radiating element including a connection point, a ground plane layer including at least one connection point, and at least one internal I/O port. At least one radiating element of the antenna structure protrudes beyond the ground plane layer. The antenna structure features at any of its internal I/O ports when disconnected from the matching and tuning system an input return loss curve having a minimum at a frequency outside the first frequency region of the antenna system. The matching and tuning system modifies the impedance of the antenna structure and provides impedance matching to the antenna system in the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fractus, S.A.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Ivan Sanz, Carles Puente Baliarda, Josep Mumbru
  • Patent number: 10476127
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna apparatus according to one of various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: an antenna housing in which an antenna module having two or more frequency bands is mounted; a plurality of repeaters detachably coupled to the antenna housing according to slide movement thereof; connector parts which protrude from the antenna housing and are connected to the plurality of repeaters, respectively; and a bracket which fixes the antenna housing to an outer wall and couples the plurality of repeaters to the antenna housing in an individually detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: In-Ho Kim, Hyoung-Seok Yang, Chang-Woo Yoo, Young-Chan Moon, Seong-Man Kang