Patents Examined by Jorge Salazar, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9807870
    Abstract: A printed wiring board is provided which comprises a first insulating substrate (11) composed of a liquid crystal polymer, a first signal line (131) formed on one main surface (11a) of the first insulating substrate (11), a second insulating substrate (21) composed of a liquid crystal polymer, a second signal line (231) formed on one main surface (21a) of the second insulating substrate (21) and along the extending direction of the first signal line (131), and an adhesion layer (30) composed of a modified polyphenylene ether for adhesion between the one main surface (11a) of the first insulating substrate (11) and the one main surface (21a) of the second insulating substrate (21). When frequencies of signals transmitted by the first signal line and the second signal line are 2.5 GHz or more and 5.0 GHz or less, an offset amount is longer than a circuit width (L1) of the first signal line (131) and 130 ?m or more and 300 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Naomi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9800226
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a surface acoustic wave device, method, and apparatus. The device includes a piezoelectric substrate and a configurable electrode assembly. The assembly includes a plurality of spaced-apart elongated electrode sub-elements electromechanically coupled with the piezoelectric substrate. The assembly includes a first signal bus crossing each electrode sub-element of the plurality of electrode sub-elements and electrically isolated therefrom. The assembly includes a first matrix of addressable switches. Each addressable switch of the first matrix configured to electrically couple a respective electrode sub-element of the plurality of electrode sub-elements with the first signal bus. The assembly includes a second signal bus crossing each electrode sub-element of the plurality of electrode sub-elements and electrically isolated therefrom. The assembly includes a second matrix of addressable switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Jordin T. Kare
  • Patent number: 9799938
    Abstract: A cavity filter includes a threaded resonator and a threaded filter body to improve the coupling of radio frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yin-Shing Chong, Peter A. Casey, Yunchi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9793954
    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. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 9795027
    Abstract: To suppress occurrence of a difference in transmission time due to a difference in length between signal lines, there is provided a printed wiring board having: an insulating substrate (10); a first signal line (L31) formed on the insulating substrate (10); a second signal line (L32) having a shorter length than that of the first signal line (L31); and a ground layer (30) formed for the first signal line (L31) and the second signal line (L31) via an insulating material (10). The ground layer (30) includes a first ground layer (G31) corresponding to a first region (D1) and a second ground layer (G32) corresponding to a second region (D2). The first region (D1) is defined based on the first signal line (L31) and has a first predetermined width (W31). The second region (D2) is defined based on the second signal line (L32) and has a second predetermined width (W32). The first ground layer (G31) has a remaining ratio lower than a remaining ratio of the second ground layer (G32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Hirohito Watanabe, Taiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9786972
    Abstract: In an end surface 32b of the second transmission line forming body 32 forming a second waveguide 30, the height of a central region 33 which includes an opening of the second transmission line 30b is a reference plane. A depressed portion 32e that is depressed to a depth greater than the length of a thread portion of a screw 205 from the reference plane is provided in a region outside the central region 33 and includes a screw hole forming position. A screw hole 32d for fixing an external circuit 200 to be connected is provided at the screw hole forming position in the depressed portion 32e. The height of a region, which is excluding the depressed portion 32e and is further away from the central region 33 than the screw hole forming position, is equal to the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kawamura, Akihito Otani
  • Patent number: 9787280
    Abstract: There is provided an acoustic resonator including: a resonance part including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric layer interposed between the first and second electrodes; and a substrate provided below the resonance part, wherein the substrate includes at least one via hole penetrating through the substrate and a connective conductor formed in the via hole and connected to at least one of the first and second electrodes. Therefore, reliability of the connective conductor formed in the substrate may be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Uk Son, Duck Hwan Kim, Jea Shik Shin, Yeong Gyu Lee, Chul Soo Kim, Moon Chul Lee, Ho Soo Park, Jie Ai Yu
  • Patent number: 9780451
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for providing a tunable RF resonator device. In an embodiment, a patterned layer of an adhesive material is disposed on a side of a panel comprising a substrate and a metal layer. A membrane is aligned between the panel and another panel. A laminate is formed with the first panel, the second panel and the membrane, where an intermediate layer of the laminate includes a first portion comprising a liquid crystal channel, and a second portion comprising adhesive material disposed in interstices of the membrane. In another embodiment, the second portion forms at least part of a boundary to the liquid crystal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan A. Stevenson, Chris Lorkowski, Nathan Kundtz, Witold Teller
  • Patent number: 9780430
    Abstract: A terminal connection comprises an HF conductor and a terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus comprises an HF conductor receiving element comprising an HF conductor receiving hole. At least one solder deposit is arranged between the HF conductor and the HF conductor receiving element of the terminal apparatus to establish an electrically conductive connection. There is also an insertion sleeve comprising a receiving opening into which the HF conductor is inserted. The insertion sleeve is inserted into the HF conductor receiving hole in the HF conductor receiving element via an insertion opening on the plug-in side. The insertion sleeve is undeformable and/or is formed from a dielectric. It may also be adapted, in terms of the circumferential lateral face thereof, to an inner face of the HF conductor receiving hole. It may also comprise a receiving channel, which is used for receiving the at least one solder deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Mario G√ľnther, Thomas Haunberger, Johannes Schaller, Manfred Stolle
  • Patent number: 9775269
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an electromagnetic radiation source structure and an electromagnetic radiation suppression structure. The electromagnetic radiation source structure is formed in at least one first semiconductor die. The electromagnetic radiation suppression structure is formed in a second semiconductor die, and is used for generating an inverse electromagnetic radiation against the electromagnetic radiation emission of the electromagnetic radiation source structure by sensing the electromagnetic radiation emission of the electromagnetic radiation source structure, to suppress the electromagnetic radiation emission of the electromagnetic radiation source structure from passing through the electromagnetic radiation suppression structure. Another electronic apparatus includes an electromagnetic radiation source structure and an electromagnetic radiation suppression structure. The electromagnetic radiation suppression structure is formed in a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Tsung Yen, Yuh-Sheng Jean, Ta-Hsun Yeh
  • Patent number: 9762208
    Abstract: A very wide bandwidth composite band pass filter with steep roll-off of a corresponding passband includes a band pass filter and a high-Q acoustic resonator. The band pass filter has a corresponding passband with a very wide bandwidth and a passband roll-off. The high-Q acoustic filter has a corresponding stopband with a roll-off steeper than the passband roll-off, the high-Q acoustic filter being connected in parallel with the band pass filter such that a portion of the stopband is within the passband of the band pass filter, forming a combined passband. A frequency range of the combined passband is approximately the same as a frequency range of the passband of the band pass filter, and a combined roll-off of the combined passband is steeper on one side than the passband roll-off of the band pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongya Xu, Andriy Yatsenko, Lueder Elbrecht, Martin Handtmann
  • Patent number: 9755290
    Abstract: Electromagnetic (EM) mode transition or transducer structures and related devices, techniques, and methods are described. An exemplary EM mode transition or transducer structure can comprise a waveguide cavity section configured to transmit a transverse electric mode 20 (TE20) mode of the EM waves. An exemplary EM mode transition can further comprise a fundamental mode rejection section configured to suppress or reflect a transverse electric mode 10 (TE10 mode) and a transverse electric mode 30 (TE30) mode of the EM waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Quan Xue, Peng Wu
  • Patent number: 9755288
    Abstract: Non-coaxial conductors, such as direct current power conductors, may be inserted into, or separated from, a central section of a radio frequency (RF) coaxial conductor that is supplying RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teppo M. Lukkarila
  • Patent number: 9749013
    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: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    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: 9742050
    Abstract: Difficulties in grounding a non-integral, deep drawn resonator (DDR) to the filter body of a cavity may be substantially eliminated by preventing the movement of the DDR away from a grounding contact area on the filter body. The addition of a compression plate and stop limiter in the connection of the non-integral DR to the filter body helps insure that any such movement is eliminated or substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yin-Shing Chong, Yunchi Zhang, Peter A. Casey
  • Patent number: 9735755
    Abstract: Embodiments of a Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonator in which an outer region of the BAW resonator is engineered in such a manner that lateral leakage of mechanical energy from an active region of the BAW resonator is reduced, and methods of fabrication thereof, are disclosed. In some embodiments, a BAW resonator includes a piezoelectric layer, a first electrode on a first surface of the piezoelectric layer, a second electrode on a second surface of the piezoelectric layer opposite the first electrode, and a passivation layer on a surface of the second electrode opposite the piezoelectric layer, the passivation layer having a thickness (TPA). The BAW resonator also includes a material on the second surface of the piezoelectric layer adjacent to the second electrode in an outer region of the BAW resonator. The additional material has a thickness that is n times the thickness (TPA) of the passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Gernot Fattinger, Alireza Tajic
  • Patent number: 9729123
    Abstract: A common-mode filter includes a first transmission line, a second transmission line, a first wiring layer, a second wiring layer and a third wiring layer. The first wiring layer includes a first conductive capacitor plate, in which at least partial first transmission line is in the first wiring layer, and electrically coupled with the first conductive capacitor plate. The second wiring layer includes a second conductive plate and a first inductor, and the second conductive capacitor plate is electrically coupled with the first inductor. The third wiring layer includes a third conductive capacitor plate, in which at least partial second transmission line is in the second wiring layer, and electrically coupled with the third conductive capacitor plate. The first conductive capacitor plate at least partial faces the second conductive capacitor plate, and the second conductive capacitor plate at least partial faces the third conductive capacitor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: GLOBAL UNICHIP CORPORATION, TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Wei Chiu, Jia-Liang Chen, Ling-Chih Chou
  • Patent number: 9729121
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an LC tank capable of reducing electromagnetic radiation by itself and the manufacturing method of the same. An embodiment of said LC tank comprises: a first tank area whose boundary is defined by a first part of an inductance; a second tank area whose boundary is defined by a second part of the inductance in which the second part includes a gap; a cross-interconnection structure operable to electrically connect the first and second parts of the inductance and distinguish the first tank area from the second tank area; and at least one capacitance formed inside at least one of the first and second tank areas, wherein the area ratio of the first tank area to the second tank area is between 20% and 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Yu Tsai, Kai-Yi Huang, Hsiao-Tsung Yen
  • Patent number: 9711020
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (600, 1800) for making a marker. The methods comprise: obtaining a resonator material which has been annealed under a tensile force selected to provide a maximum resonant amplitude at a bias field; providing by a bias material of the marker an operating bias field with a value less than a value of the bias field; forming a first housing portion from a flexible material so as to have a planar shape; and forming a second housing portion from the flexible material so as to comprise a cavity in which the resonator and bias materials can be housed when the second housing portion is coupled to the first housing portion. The cavity is defined by two opposing short sidewalls, two opposing elongate sidewalls (OESW) and a bottom sidewall. Each of OESW is stiffened by forming a plurality of first stiffener edge features along an exterior surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Randy J. Zirk, Gopal Chandramowle, Nen-Chin Liu
  • Patent number: 9712135
    Abstract: An acoustic wave filter includes series resonators and parallel resonators that have a piezoelectric film on an identical substrate and have a lower electrode and an upper electrode, wherein: one of the series resonators and the parallel resonators have a temperature compensation film on a face of the lower electrode or the upper electrode that is opposite to the piezoelectric film in a resonance region, the compensation film having an elastic constant of a temperature coefficient of which sign is opposite to a sign of a temperature coefficient of an elastic constant of the piezoelectric film; and the other have an added film on the same side as the temperature compensation film on the lower electrode side or the upper electrode side compared to the piezoelectric film in the resonance region in the one of the series resonators and the parallel resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokihiro Nishihara, Shinji Taniguchi