Patents Examined by Kimberly Glenn
  • Patent number: 10177722
    Abstract: A device includes a low-noise amplifier (LNA) and a matching circuit. The matching circuit is coupled to an output of the LNA and switchably coupled to at least one of a first and a second output of the device. The device may further include a power splitter switchably coupled between an output of the matching circuit and the first and/or the second output of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chuan Wang, Kevin Hsi Huai Wang, Chiewcharn Narathong, Mehmet Uzunkol, Prakash Thoppay Egambaram
  • Patent number: 10170815
    Abstract: A filter includes: a first resonator and a second resonator; a first strip-shaped conductor which is provided on a dielectric layer provided on a surface of a first wide wall of the first resonator; a first conductor pin which is electrically connected to a first end of the first strip-shaped conductor; a second strip-shaped conductor which is provided on a dielectric layer provided on a surface of a first wide wall of the second resonator; and a second conductor pin which is electrically connected to a first end of the second strip-shaped conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Uemichi
  • Patent number: 10122056
    Abstract: A circuit for blocking undesired input direct current of AC-coupled broadband circuits. The circuit includes a capacitor coupled to an input port and a common node. The input port receives a RF input signal. Additionally, the circuit includes a current source supplying a DC current to the common node leading a bias current to an output port. Further, the circuit includes a variable voltage source through an internal load and a close loop with an application circuit having an input load coupled to the output port to determine various bias voltages to control the bias current at the output port in association with a RF output signal that is substantially free of any input direct current originated from the RF input signal and is associated with an inherent low cut-off frequency independent of the various bias voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ariel Leonardo Vera Villarroel, Subramaniam Shankar, Steffen O. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10122060
    Abstract: A high-frequency electronic component includes a multilayer body including a first input/output electrode, a second input/output electrode, and a third input/output electrode, and a first input/output path and a second input/output path. The first input/output path includes a first inductor and a first capacitor. The second input/output path includes a second inductor and the first capacitor. The first input/output electrode is located at a position deviated from a symmetric axis along a short-side direction of one main surface of the multilayer body. A distance from the first input/output electrode to a winding portion of the first inductor is larger than a distance from the first input/output electrode to a winding portion of the second inductor, and an inductance of the first inductor is larger than an inductance of the second inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Asada
  • Patent number: 10116276
    Abstract: An RF power amplifier circuit includes a power divider, multiple power amplification circuits and a power combiner that cooperatively perform power amplification on an RF input signal so as to output an RF output signal, and an impedance conversion circuit that has a circuit terminal coupled to one of the power divider and the power combiner which has a microstrip structure, and that is configured such that a conversion impedance, which is an impedance seen into the impedance conversion circuit from the circuit terminal, matches an impedance seen into the power divider or the power combiner from the circuit terminal. The microstrip structure has a physical length associated with the conversion impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: National Chi Nan University
    Inventors: Yo-Sheng Lin, Chien-Chin Wang
  • Patent number: 10116281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power divider circuit providing a mutual inductance and including a first primary inducing element having a first terminal connected with a first output port and a second terminal connected with a second primary inducing element having a first terminal connected with a second output port and a second terminal connected with the first primary inducing element and magnetically and mutually coupled with the first primary inducing element, a sub inducing element having a first terminal connected with an input port and a second terminal connected with the second terminal of the first primary inducing element and the second terminal of the second primary inducing element, and an isolation network connected between the first output port and the second output port. The sub inducing element is magnetically and mutually coupled with each of the first primary inducing element and the second primary inducing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Foundation of Research & Business, Chungnam National University
    Inventors: Jeong-Ho Lee, Choul-Young Kim, Hyun-Myung Oh, Chul-Woo Byeon, Ju-Ho Son
  • Patent number: 10111318
    Abstract: A circuit substrate includes a core substrate, a reinforcing dielectric layer that is provided on one surface of the core substrate, a first electromagnetic band gap structure that is provided on one surface side of the reinforcing dielectric layer and reduces electromagnetic noise in a predetermined first frequency propagating through the core substrate, and an auxiliary pattern that is formed at a predetermined distance from an outer circumference of a pattern which forms the first electromagnetic band gap structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Kawata
  • Patent number: 10111317
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a printed wiring board and a transmission circuit implemented on the printed wiring board and transmitting digital signals. The printed wiring board connected to the transmission circuit includes a main wiring pattern transmitting digital signals and a first wiring pattern having a connection end connected to the main wiring pattern and an open end. The printed wiring board further includes a second wiring pattern having a grounded end and an open end and extending in a direction in which the first wiring pattern extends. The second wiring pattern is disposed such that the grounded end of the second wiring pattern is disposed adjacent to the connection end or the open end of the first wiring pattern. By this, a printed circuit board capable of suppressing EMI is provided while increase in size of the printed wiring board is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10103704
    Abstract: A diplexer module includes substrates, an external connection terminal, a first diplexer including a first transmission filter and a first reception filter, a second diplexer including a second transmission filter and a second reception filter, and a switch. The external connection terminal is connected to the switch, the switch is connected to the first diplexer and the second diplexer, and the first transmission filter, the second transmission filter, the second reception filter, and the first reception filter are aligned in this order when the substrates are seen in plan view from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Yoshida, Tadashi Washimori
  • Patent number: 10103707
    Abstract: A power amplifying converter comprises a multi-balanced-unbalanced converting unit, a plurality of power amplifying units, a plurality of dual-path power combining units and a differential power combining unit. The multi-balanced-unbalanced converting unit is provided with a first input/output end and a plurality of second input/output ends. Each of the power amplifying units is provided with a first input end electrically connected to the second input/output end, and a first output end. Each of the dual-path power combining units is provided with two second input ends electrically connected to the first output ends, and a second output end. The differential power combining unit is provided with two third input ends electrically connected to the second output ends, and a third output end. In this case, the multi-balanced-unbalanced converting unit is made up of a plurality of 1/12 wavelength transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHI NAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yo-Sheng Lin, Ynn-Wen Lin, Ming-Huang Kao
  • Patent number: 10097155
    Abstract: A power divider is provided with a structure that diagnoses whether a correct connection is achieved. The power divider includes a first line that is configured to connect an antenna to a first unit and a second line that is configured to connect the antenna to a second unit. A resistor is configured to allow a current flowing from the second unit to the second line to be applied to a ground terminal. Additionally, a capacitor is disposed on the second line to prevent the current applied to the second line from flowing to the first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Byungguk Kim, Hyeonje Son, Jungook Lee, Yong Ho Kim, JaeHwan Kwon, JangYeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10097154
    Abstract: A power dividing circuit includes a first transmission sub-circuit having an input port and a first resonant circuit, a second transmission sub-circuit having a second resonant circuit, and a third transmission sub-circuit having a third resonant circuit. A matching element is coupled between the second transmission sub-circuit and the third transmission sub-circuit. An input carrier signal is divided into a first signal to the second transmission sub-circuit and a second signal to the third transmission sub-circuit through the first transmission sub-circuit. The second resonant circuit and the third resonant circuit generate resonant frequency to reduce high frequency harmonics under a specific frequency range in the input carrier signal. A power divider is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Chueh
  • Patent number: 10096877
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a waveguide device comprises: a first common waveguide; a polarizer section, the polarizer section including a conductive septum dividing the first common waveguide into a first divided waveguide portion and a second waveguide divided portion; a second waveguide coupled to the first divided waveguide portion of the polarizer section; a third waveguide coupled to the second divided waveguide portion of the polarizer section; and a dielectric insert. The dielectric insert includes a first dielectric portion partially filling the polarizer section. The conductive septum and the dielectric portion convert a signal between a polarized state in the first common waveguide and a first polarization component in the second waveguide and a second polarization component in the third waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Anders Jensen, John D Voss, Donald L Runyon
  • Patent number: 10090576
    Abstract: A switchless combiner includes a circuit having a delay line consisting of a constant-impedance transmission line and a device adapted to vary the electric length of said transmission line, the device including a metallic body with walls defining a cavity, the walls being interrupted to define a slot, the cavity and the slot extending along at least a portion of the length of the device, the cavity including a first portion having a first cross-section and a second portion having a second cross-section which is greater than the first cross-section, the second portion having a dielectric element with a cutout corresponding to the slot, the first and second portions extending in the longitudinal direction of the device and the transmission line being positioned, inside the first and second portion, in the cutout, the dielectric element occupying the cavity of the second portion, and having an element to translate the dielectric element on the circuit in the longitudinal direction of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Onetastic S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Bombelli
  • Patent number: 10079416
    Abstract: Provided is a microwave filter system having a feedback structure. The microwave filter system may include an input hybrid coupler configured to output first output signals having a phase difference with respect to an input signal; filters disposed to be in parallel with an output end of the input hybrid coupler, and configured to filter the first output signals; and an output hybrid coupler configured to output second output signals having a phase difference with respect to each of signals filtered through the filters. An output signal of the output hybrid coupler is applied to an input end of the input hybrid coupler along a feedback path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seong Mo Moon, In Bok Yom, Moon-Que Lee
  • Patent number: 10079588
    Abstract: A power dividing circuit includes an input port, a first microstrip line, a first transmission subcircuit, a second transmission subcircuit, and a matching element. The first transmission subcircuit is coupled to a first microstrip line first end, and the first transmission subcircuit includes a first output port and a first resonance unit. The second transmission subcircuit is coupled to a first microstrip line second end, and the second transmission subcircuit includes a second output port and a second resonance unit. The matching element is coupled between the first output port and the second output port, the matching element matches impedances between the first transmission subcircuit and the second transmission subcircuit. A power divider is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Chueh
  • Patent number: 10079420
    Abstract: A power combiner and divider device includes a first port electrically connected to a first impedance line and a second impedance line; a second port electrically connected to the first impedance line and a coupled line; a third port electrically connected to the second impedance line and the coupled line; a third impedance line electrically connected to the coupled line; and a fourth impedance line electrically connected to each of the third impedance line and the coupled line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Ali M. Darwish, Hingloi Alfred Hung
  • Patent number: 10069184
    Abstract: A TEM-line network architecture for RF components used in antenna system, includes an electrically conductive main body forming an outer conductor defining a signal channel, and an electrically conductive center conductor electrically grounded to the main body at predetermined locations. The center conductor is electromagnetically isolated from the outer conductor at RF frequencies while being connected and supported within the signal channel only at at least one of the predetermined locations. The outer conductor is preferably formed of three layers with the center conductor being integral with one of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Corporation
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Uher, St├ęphane Lamoureux, Sylvain Richard
  • Patent number: 10069210
    Abstract: An orthogonal-mode junction coupler and an associated polarization and frequency separator, the junction coupler comprises three opening slots, referred to as coupling slots, which are made in the casing of the coupler and pass through a plane referred to as transverse with respect to the junction coupler. Two of the three coupling slots are aligned along a first axis referred to as transverse with respect to the junction coupler, the section of the two coupling slots being of the same dimensions and of the same orientation. The two coupling slots are configured to be coupled to one of the two orthogonal linear polarizations. The third coupling slot is situated on a second axis referred to as transverse with respect to the junction coupler, the second transverse axis being substantially orthogonal with respect to the first transverse axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Erwan Cartaillac, Pierre Bosshard, Nicolas Ferrando
  • Patent number: 10062629
    Abstract: Antenna aperture tuning circuitry includes a first signal path and a second signal path coupled in parallel between an antenna radiating element and ground. A first LC resonator and a second LC resonator are each coupled between the first signal path and ground. The first LC resonator and the second LC resonator are electromagnetically coupled such that a coupling factor between the first LC resonator and the second LC resonator is between about 1.0% and 40.0%. A third LC resonator and a fourth LC resonator are each coupled between the second signal path and ground. The third LC resonator and the fourth LC resonator are electromagnetically coupled such that a coupling factor between the third LC resonator and the fourth LC resonator is between about 1.0% and 40.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Marcus Granger-Jones, Baker Scott