Patents Examined by Jessica Han
  • Patent number: 10446927
    Abstract: The present invention is a metamaterial-based object detection system. An intelligent antenna metamaterial interface (IAM) associates specific metamaterial unit cells into sub-arrays to adjust the beam width of a transmitted signal. The IAM is part of a sensor fusion system that coordinates a plurality of sensors, such as in a vehicle, to optimize performance. In one embodiment, an MTM antenna structure is probe-fed to create a standing wave across the unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Metawave Corporation
    Inventor: Maha Achour
  • Patent number: 10418725
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a dual-polarized antenna that includes a ground plate, a feeding part, and a radiant plate. The feeding part includes a first feeding part and a second feeding part. The first feeding part includes a first dielectric plate, a first feeding layer, and a first transmission line. The second feeding part includes a second dielectric plate, a second feeding layer, and a second transmission line. The first dielectric plate and the second dielectric plate are placed perpendicularly to each other and are perpendicularly installed on the ground plate, and the first transmission line and the second transmission line are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: ShiWen Yang, Yanshan Gou, Qiang Wang, Weimin Chen
  • Patent number: 10418708
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a wideband antenna including a feed line, a ground conductor plate and a radiating conductor element connected to the feed line and facing the ground conductor plate at a distance from the ground conductor plate. A parasitic conductor element is provided on a side opposite to the ground conductor plate as viewed from the radiating conductor plate and is insulated from these plates. A coupling adjusting conductor plate is positioned between the radiating conductor element and the parasitic conductor element, is configured to adjust an amount of coupling between them, overlaps an area where the radiating conductor element and the parasitic conductor element overlap, and straddles the radiating conductor element in a direction orthogonal to the direction of a current I that flows therein. Both end sides of the coupling adjusting conductor plate are electrically connected to the ground conductor plate via via-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Sudo, Hirotaka Fujii, Toshiro Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 10403959
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a radio frequency (RF) connector connected to a first end of a coaxial cable and a wire antenna attached to a second end of the coaxial cable. The wire antenna may be made of a shape memory alloy, such as nitinol. Examples of RF connectors include U.FL, IPEX, IPAX, IPX, AMC, MHF and UMCC connectors that allow the wire antenna to be removably attached to a printed circuit board (PCB) of a lighting control device and to avoid hardwiring the antenna to the PCB. The device that includes the antenna assembly may be incorporated into a luminaire for wireless control of the luminaire. The lighting control device may be installed within the luminaire, such that the wire antenna is positioned between a light source and a diffuser. A number of such luminaries may be combined to provide an intelligent lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: John Johnson, John Peter Roquemore, III, Matthew Clement, Jose Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10396466
    Abstract: A microwave system comprising a center fed parabolic reflector; a radio transceiver, said transceiver disposed on a circuit board and coupled to a radiator, said radiator disposed on the circuit board and extending orthogonally from a surface of the circuit board. Embodiments also include directors on the circuit board and a sub-reflector comprising a thin plate disposed on a weather proof cover and said sub-reflector having a substantially concave surface with a focus directed towards the radiator. The circuit board may be physically integrated within the feed mechanism of the center fed parabolic reflector and the radio transceiver is configured to provide OSI layer support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Pera, John R. Sanford
  • Patent number: 10396446
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for a helix antenna with dual functionality, in one embodiment, among others, a helix antenna includes a flexible substrate and a copper trace disposed on a side of the flexible substrate at a tilting angle (?). Turns of the helix antenna are formed from the copper trace by wrapping the flexible substrate. In another embodiment, a system includes a helix antenna, a radio frequency (RF) communication circuit coupled to a first end of the helix antenna, and a low frequency (LF) power transmission circuit coupled to the first end of the helix antenna. The RF communication circuit can process RF signals received by the helix antenna and the LF power transmission circuit can regulate LF voltage induced in the helix antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Yong-Kyu Yoon, Xiaoyu Cheng, Gloria Jung-A Kim, Jiyu Wu
  • Patent number: 10374316
    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: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    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: 10374282
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a radio frequency (RF) connector having a connector plug electrically connected to an antenna receptacle. The connector plug has a central terminal configured for connection to a wireless transceiver, and an end of the wire antenna is inserted in the antenna receptacle. Examples of RF connectors include U.FL, IPEX, IPAX, IPX, AMC, MHF and UMCC connectors that allow the wire antenna to be removably attached to a printed circuit board (PCB) of a lighting control device and to avoid hardwiring the antenna to the PCB. The wire antenna may be made of a shape memory alloy, such as nitinol. The device that includes the antenna assembly may be incorporated into a luminaire for wireless control of the luminaire, such that the wire antenna is positioned between a light source and a diffuser. A number of such luminaires may be combined to provide an intelligent lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: John Johnson, John Peter Roquemore, III, Matthew Clement, Jose Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10374286
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a housing; a wireless communication transceiver provided within the housing; an antenna radiator provided within the housing; and a cover arranged to cover at least a portion of the antenna radiator and form at least a portion of a surface of the housing, wherein the cover includes a conductive material, and the cover is at least partially detachable from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Sik Park, Yeon-Woo Kim, Woo-Sup Lee, Seung-Gil Jeon, Ju-Seok Noh, Jae-Bong Chun, Hyun-Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 10367266
    Abstract: A multi-antenna communication device is provided, including a grounding conductor plane separating a first side space and a second side space and having a first edge. A four-antenna array including first, second, third and fourth antennas is located at the first edge, and has an overall maximum array length extending along the first edge. The first and second antennas are located in the first side space, and the third and fourth antennas are located in the second side space. Each of the first to fourth antennas includes a feeding conductor line, a grounding conductor line, and a radiating conductor portion electrically connected to a signal source through the feeding conductor line and electrically connected to the first edge through the grounding conductor line, thereby forming a loop path and generating at least one resonant mode. The radiating conductor portion has a corresponding projection line segment at the first edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kin-Lu Wong, Jun-Yu Lu, De-Ming Chian, Wei-Yu Li, Chih-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10361486
    Abstract: An external antenna is disclosed. The external antenna has a coaxial conductor assembly, a flexible circuit board, a passive element, and a support tube. The coaxial conductor assembly has a coaxial cable including an external conductor and an internal conductor insulated from the external conductor. The flexible circuit board is connected with the coaxial conductor assembly. The passive element is attached to the flexible circuit board and electrically connected to the external conductor and the internal conductor. The external conductor, the internal conductor, the flexible circuit board, and the passive element form an antenna loop. The flexible circuit board is wound around the support tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianlin Huang, Yoshinao Takada, Jlan Yu
  • Patent number: 10361480
    Abstract: There is disclosed an antenna device relating to a single or dual band antenna system for use in mobile telecommunications devices, laptop and tablet computers, USB adapters and electrically small radio platforms comprising a pair of antennas attached to a conductive ground plane, the antennas being separated by free space in which at least one notch is formed in the conductive ground plane between the pair of antennas characterized in that the notch further includes an inductive component and a capacitive component providing good antenna isolation so as to enable MIMO operation or diversity operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Harper
  • Patent number: 10355359
    Abstract: An antenna includes a horn including an axial waveguide and a circular radome including a central cavity. The circular radome is configured to protrude into the axial waveguide. The antenna further includes a coil element provided over a coil frame and configured to fit inside the central cavity. The horn includes a conical structure having multiple circular chokes that are configured to shape a beam of the antenna to provide a desired gain by reducing sidelobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Butscher, Joseph T. Loane, William Jay Dawley
  • Patent number: 10347968
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for implementing a compact wireless communications base station. In one aspect, a small cell base station device configured in a street cabinet unit for wireless communication includes a radio unit and/or a baseband unit to reside within the street cabinet unit, a pole attached to the exterior of the street cabinet unit, in which the pole structured to include an orifice, an antenna attached to the pole such that the antenna is at a height above the top surface of the street cabinet unit, and a feeder cable that electrically couples the antenna to the radio unit and/or the baseband unit, the feeder cable at least partially contained within the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE España, S.L.U.
    Inventor: Miguel Arranz
  • Patent number: 10333209
    Abstract: A vehicular radar system with antenna structures to provide volumetric radar scanning for use in vehicles. The vehicular radar system includes a first antenna array having two or more tapered slot end-fire antennas. The vehicular radar system includes a second antenna array having two or more tapered slot end-fire antennas positioned adjacent to the two or more tapered slot end-fire antennas such that the first antenna array is stacked above the second antenna array. A radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) is coupled to the first antenna array and the second antenna array. The RFIC is configured to control each of the two or more tapered slot end-fire antennas of the first antenna array and the two or more tapered slot end-fire antennas of the second antenna array to transmit a signal. At least some signals have different phases so they may be combined to form a three-dimensional radar beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Schmalenberg, Meijiao Li, Jae Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10333203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polarization device (10) for a satellite telecommunications antenna (11) including at least one frequency selective layer (12) able to convert a linear polarization (E), including two components (Ex, Ey), into left circular polarization in a first transmission frequency band (Tx) and into right circular polarization in a second receiving frequency band (Rx) or vice versa, the phase shift between the two components (Ex, Ey) of the linear polarization (E) being included between ?85 and ?95 degrees, preferably ?90 degrees in one of the frequency bands (Rx, Tx), and the phase shift between the two components (Ex, Ey) of the linear polarization (E) being included between +85 and +95 degrees, preferably +90 degrees in the other frequency band (Rx, Tx).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INEO DEFENSE
    Inventor: Gerard Collignon
  • Patent number: 10333223
    Abstract: An RFID antenna for a POS device has a slender, single-sided, flexible substrate with a first end and a second end. Multiple conductors extend along the substrate, from the first end to the second end. A flexible covering layer is attached to the substrate and covers the conductors. The substrate is wrapped to superimposed the ends of the substrate. A connector connects the ends of the conductors on the first end of the substrate to the ends of the conductors on the second end of the substrate whereby the plurality of conductors form an antenna in the form of a continuous helical coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventor: Ling Qin
  • Patent number: 10326212
    Abstract: A phase lag cell and an antenna including the same are disclosed. A phase lag cell according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a plane reflector; a substrate spaced apart and positioned at a predetermined distance from the reflector; and a phase lag circuit formed at one side of the substrate such that L-shaped patterns are formed to be vertically and horizontally symmetrical around a cross-shaped slot, and a stub having a predetermined length is extended from the end of each L-shaped pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gi Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10320085
    Abstract: A high efficiency short backfire antenna (SBFA) includes a cylindrical reflector and a feed structure. The conductive cylindrical reflector is configured to collect or to radiate electromagnetic waves. The cylindrical reflector has a reflector base and a reflector wall. The feed structure is electromagnetically coupled to the cylindrical reflector. The reflector wall includes a dielectric liner formed on an inside surface of the cylindrical reflector, and the dielectric liner is covered with a structured anisotropic impedance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Lier, Matthew George Bray, Thomas Henry Hand, Bonnie Gean Martin
  • Patent number: 10320086
    Abstract: One example discloses a near-field electromagnetic induction (NFEMI) antenna, including: an electric antenna including a first electrically conductive surface; a magnetic antenna including a first coil (L1) coupled to a second coil (L2); a first feeding connection coupled to one end of the first coil; a second feeding connection coupled to another end of the first coil and one end of the second coil; wherein a another end of the second coil is connected to the electrically conductive surface; and a magnetic permeable material coupled to one side of the magnetic antenna and configured to be placed between the magnetic antenna and a set of electric components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Kerselaers, Liesbeth Gommé