Patents Examined by Jorge Salazar, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10218332
    Abstract: A matching circuit provides broadband impedance matching of first and second devices for processing RF signals in a broadband frequency range, the first device being inherently capacitive. The matching circuit includes a shunt inductor that transforms impedance of the first device to matching impedance at a matching resonance frequency in a middle portion of the broadband frequency range, and a series resonance circuit that has a series resonance frequency approximately the same as the matching resonance frequency. The series resonance circuit includes an inductor and a capacitor connected in series to the first device, and further transforms the matching impedance of the first device and the shunt inductor to a design matching impedance corresponding to the broadband frequency range. One end of the shunt inductor is connected to the first device, between the series resonance circuit and the first device or to an opposite side of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Martin Fritz, Hongya Xu, Usman Javaid, Jonathan Bamford
  • Patent number: 10211504
    Abstract: A radio frequency transmission arrangement comprises a ground plate having an aperture comprising a slot with an elongate cross-section and substantially parallel sides, and a first and second transmission line. The thickness of the ground plate is greater than a width of the slot. The first transmission line comprises a first elongate conductor on a first side of the ground plate and has an end terminated with a first termination stub. The second transmission line comprises a second elongate conductor on the opposite side of the ground plate and has an end terminated with a second termination stub. The first transmission line is arranged to cross the slot at a point adjacent to the first termination stub, and the second transmission line is arranged to cross the slot at a point adjacent to the second termination stub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CAMBIUM NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Strong, Adam Wilkins, Carl Morrell, Paul Clark, Nigel Jonathan Richard King
  • Patent number: 10211806
    Abstract: A micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) guided wave device includes a plurality of electrodes arranged below a piezoelectric layer (e.g., either embedded in a slow wave propagation layer or supported by a suspended portion of the piezoelectric layer) and configured for transduction of a lateral acoustic wave in the piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric layer permits one or more additions or modifications to be made thereto, such as trimming (thinning) of selective areas, addition of loading materials, sandwiching of piezoelectric layer regions between electrodes to yield capacitive elements or non-linear elastic convolvers, addition of sensing materials, and addition of functional layers providing mixed domain signal processing utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Kushal Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 10205436
    Abstract: Embodiments of an acoustic wave filter system that includes at least one acoustic wave filter and acoustic wave tuning control circuitry are disclosed. The acoustic wave filter includes at least one acoustic wave resonator and defines a passband. To provide tuning for calibration or for dynamic filter operation, the acoustic wave tuning control circuitry is configured to bias one or more of the acoustic wave resonators with bias voltages. Biasing an acoustic wave resonator affects the resonances of the resonator, thereby allowing for the passband of the acoustic wave resonator to be tuned. Accordingly, the acoustic wave tuning control circuitry is configured to adjust the bias voltages so that the acoustic wave filter shifts the passband. In this manner, the passband of the acoustic wave filter can be tuned with high degree of accuracy and without requiring physical alterations to the acoustic wave resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Baker Scott, Robert Aigner, Gernot Fattinger, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Nadim Khlat
  • Patent number: 10200086
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a device coupled to a transmission medium that obstructs a propagation of guided electromagnetic waves propagating on an outer surface of the transmission medium when the device is subjected to a liquid, and applying a material to a portion of the device to mitigate the obstruction. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10193596
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupling device including a receiving portion that receives a radio frequency signal conveying data from a transmitting device. A magnetic coupler magnetically couples the radio frequency signal to a transmission medium as a guided electromagnetic wave that is bound by an outer surface of the transmission medium. A cap includes a dielectric portion that secures the transmission medium adjacent to the magnetic coupler and a reflective plate that reduces electromagnetic emissions from the magnetic coupler. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10187035
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes: a piezoelectric substrate that is made of a single crystal piezoelectric material, and includes a first region including an upper surface, and a second region that is located under the first region and has a density less than a density of the first region; and an IDT located on the upper surface of the piezoelectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kawachi, Rei Oikawa
  • Patent number: 10187038
    Abstract: A resonant circuit includes a resonator. An inductor is connected in parallel with the resonator. An inductor is connected in series with the parallel circuit formed of the resonator and the inductor. Further, a variable capacitor is connected in parallel with a series circuit formed of the inductor and the parallel circuit formed of the resonator and the inductor. The variable capacitor is connected in series with these circuits. As a result, a resonant circuit and a high-frequency filter supporting more communication signals are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masakazu Tani
  • Patent number: 10177732
    Abstract: A piezoelectric thin film resonator includes: a substrate; a piezoelectric film located on the substrate and having a Poisson's ratio of 0.33 or less; a lower electrode and an upper electrode facing each other across the piezoelectric film; and an insertion film that is located in the piezoelectric film or on a lower surface or an upper surface of the piezoelectric film in an outer peripheral region within a resonance region, in which the lower electrode and the upper electrode face each other across the piezoelectric film, and is not located in a center region of the resonance region, wherein at least one of the lower electrode, the piezoelectric film, and the upper electrode in the outer peripheral region within the resonance region is thinner than the at least one of the lower electrode, the piezoelectric film, and the upper electrode in the center region of the resonance region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10178762
    Abstract: A device, in particular a pre-assembled transmission cable, is used to transmit differential data signals in a high-speed data connection. The device contains a circuit board with a conductor pair with two signal conductors for transmitting the differential data signal. An output line which is insulated from the conductor pair is paired with the conductor pair, the output line running parallel to the signal conductors in a non-interrupted manner and additionally being connected to a measuring conductor via at least one damping element. By virtue of the configuration, an undesired common-mode signal component is at least partly coupled into the output line, where the signal component is absorbed during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Janssen, Christoph Untiedt, Hergen Blessen
  • Patent number: 10177458
    Abstract: A radio system includes: a radio device; an antenna device; and a polarization converting circuit for changing the directions of polarized waves, inserted at a position between the radio device and the antenna device. The polarization converting circuit is installed inside a holder in a device interface portion, and the device interface portion has a through hole that penetrates from the outer wall of the device interface portion to the outer periphery of the polarization converting circuit and is used to confirm the rotating angle of the polarization converting circuit inside the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10171062
    Abstract: A variable-frequency filter includes a series-arm resonant circuit and a parallel-arm resonant circuit. Each of the series-arm resonant circuit and the parallel-arm resonant circuit includes a piezoelectric resonator, an inductor, and a variable capacitor. A pass band of the variable-frequency filter is formed by a resonant point of the series-arm resonant circuit and a sub-anti-resonant point of the parallel-arm resonant circuit. An attenuation pole at a higher frequency than a pass band is formed by an anti-resonant point of the series-arm resonant circuit and a resonant point of the parallel-arm resonant circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masakazu Tani
  • Patent number: 10153535
    Abstract: A flat plate assembly is provided from at least a pair of plates with at least one surface of one plate have one or more relief channels provided therein around epoxy bonded signal channels. The relief channels are provided having a size and shape selected to control the flow of a liquid bonding adhesive. Adhesive location can thus be controlled through geometry of the relief channels rather than through process controls. Thus, this approach reduces dependence on adhesive process control, reduces wicking of adhesive into signal channels and reduces the number of voids in a bond line of a bonded flat plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Matthew J. Wargo
  • Patent number: 10154616
    Abstract: An electromagnetic interference filter for various electronic devices such as implantable medical devices is provided. A plurality of signal electrodes can be configured in an array, where each signal electrode extends vertically from a top surface to a bottom surface of the filter such that the signal electrodes are flush with the top and bottom surface. Ground or common electrodes can have a parallel arrangement and be interposed between the signal electrodes. The ground electrodes can be grounded internally, externally, or both internally and externally. Dielectric material can be disposed between signal electrodes and ground electrodes to act as an insulator between adjacent electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew P. Ritter, Richard J. Panlener, Sam Eldawoudy, Kimberly Van Alstine
  • Patent number: 10147993
    Abstract: The connecting device is composed of a first connecting member having a first housing receiving a connected first waveguide, and a second connecting member having a second housing receiving a connected second waveguide, the first housing having a first mating surface and a first magnet, and the second housing having a second mating surface and a second magnet, and the first connecting member and the second connecting member being displaced relative to each other in a mating direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the first waveguide and the second waveguide, and being positioned relative to each other by the magnetic force of the first magnet and the second magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Tomonari Nakata, Naoyoshi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10149378
    Abstract: A communication device is provided wherein a number of the pairs of transmission lines is N, each pair of the transmission lines comprises (N?1) stages of sub-transmission lines generating a same amount of crosstalk as that caused at a connector, and (N?1) stages of connecting portions comprise a transmission path of the connector and a first stage sub-transmission line, and (N?1) stages of the connecting portions to connect an i th stage sub-transmission line and an (i+1) th stage sub-transmission line by the straight/cross connection, and wherein each pair of the transmission lines is different in all pairs in a number of the connecting portion having the cross connection; and as a j th stage connecting portion in any one pair of the transmission lines has cross connection, a (N?j) th stage connecting portion in the any one pair of the transmission lines also has cross connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Shirakawa, Koki Hirano, Yoshitake Ageishi, Yuki Haga
  • Patent number: 10141620
    Abstract: A phase shift device includes a planar transmission line that is formed by a signal electrode and a ground electrode which are separated by a dielectric substance, whereby the signal electrode of the planar transmission line is divided into several pieces and includes overlapping areas of adjacent pieces that are filled with a tunable liquid crystal material, thereby forming a dielectric tunable component (varactor) with a metal-insulator-metal type capacitor. The several pieces of the signal electrode are arranged at two or more different distance levels with respect to the ground electrode. The tunable liquid crystal material is arranged as a continuous layer between several pieces of the signal electrode that are arranged at two different distance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ALCAN Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Jakoby, Onur Hamza Karabey, Wenjuan Hu
  • Patent number: 10135105
    Abstract: A differential transmission cable includes a pair of signal lines, an insulation covering the pair of signal lines, and a shielding tape that includes a conductor layer and an insulation layer formed on one surface of the conductor layer and is helically wound around the insulation. The diameter of the signal line is thinner than at least 30 AWG (American Wire Gauge), and differential characteristic impedance is not less than 80? and not more than 120?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Takahiro Sugiyama, Mitsugu Takahashi, Yoshiaki Sato
  • Patent number: 10135106
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a balun circuit adapted to operate at a frequency of between about 5 GHz to about 110 GHz. The balun circuit includes first and second output striplines and an input stripline formed on a first surface of the substrate, and a slotline formed on a second surface of the substrate opposite the first surface. The slotline has first and second ends, the first end overlapping the first output stripline and the second end overlapping the second output stripline, and the input stripline overlapping the slotline midway between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Synergy Microwave Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Kumar Poddar, Ulrich L. Rohde, Shiban K. Koul
  • Patent number: 10128813
    Abstract: A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator comprises: a first electrode; a second electrode comprising a plurality of sides, wherein at least one of the sides is a connection side; a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and an acoustic reflective element disposed beneath the first electrode, the second electrode and the piezoelectric layer, wherein an overlap of the reflective element, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the piezoelectric layer defines an active area of the acoustic resonator; a bridge adjacent to a termination of the active area of the BAW resonator; and a discontinuity disposed in the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Robert Thalhammer, Alexandre Shirakawa, Thomas Faust, Phil Nikkel