Patents Examined by Marvin L. Nussbaum
  • Patent number: 4782310
    Abstract: A high frequency filter assembly for an electric instrument including an internal electric circuit element arranged within a casing of metallic conductive material, and a connector mounted on a peripheral wall of the casing for connecting an external electric circuit to the internal electric circuit element. The filter assembly comprises at least a pair of overlapped insulation thin plates to be arranged between the connector and a connection terminal of the circuit element, and an earth electrode strip disposed between the insulation thin plates and being connected to a portion of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Saburi, Nobuyuki Ohya, Toru Yamazaki, Taisei Katoh
  • Patent number: 4782311
    Abstract: A three terminal filter according to the present invention has a hot lead terminal provided with substantially U-shaped holding portions and a plate capacitor arranged between a pair of magnetic cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Ookubo
  • Patent number: 4782312
    Abstract: A resonator in which the input and output transducers are positioned to couple strongly into a resonant mode of interest. Signal drains are included to drain energy out of spurious resonant modes. In a magnetostatic wave resonator, the signal drains are preferably grooves in the surface of the ferrimagnetic film forming the resonator cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Kok-Wai Chang, Giuseppe Miccoli, Waguih S. Ishak
  • Patent number: 4780694
    Abstract: A filter system is composed of two identical filters coupled between an input waveguide and an output waveguide to provide a 4-port directional filter characteristic operable with quasi-elliptic linear modes of electromagnetic propagation within each of the filters. Each of the filters may be constructed of a plurality of cavities arranged serially, one behind the other, with one of the cavities in each of the filters being employed for coupling electromagnetic power between the two waveguides. The coupling is accomplished by use of a transverse slot and a longitudinal slot in each of the waveguides, the slots extending through sidewalls of the waveguides into walls of the cavity in each of the filters for symmetric and antisymmetric coupling, respectively, of longitudinal and transverse components of a transverse electric wave in each of the waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Rolf Kich, Paul J. Tatomir, Martin B. Hammond
  • Patent number: 4780693
    Abstract: A probe coupled waveguide multiplexer is provided including a first waveguide which serves as a multiplexing manifold; a second waveguide, having a cavity, typically a filter, which is probe coupled to the first waveguide; and a third waveguide which has a cavity and is probe coupled to the first waveguide such that the probe of said third waveguide is diametrically opposed to the probe of said second waveguide and the second and third waveguides are mounted in the same transverse plane in co-planar relation. The probe coupling method and apparatus disclosed herein allows the waveguide filters to be mounted on the manifold in a close physical relation thereby minimizing the length of the manifold and associated costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Elliott, Rolf Kich
  • Patent number: 4779067
    Abstract: An adjustable coaxial cable connecting means is provided for serially connecting the adjacent ends of two cables. A turnbuckle sleeve having an open interior cylindrical wall surface, with opposite open ends of the interior wall surface having threads of equal but opposite pitch. A central coaxial conductor comprising telescoping male and female connectors slidably connecting at their central inner most ends, the male and female connectors each having means for connection to one of the central conductors of a coupled coaxial cable. These are the components needed in order to alter the electrical length of the coupler by rotational adjustment of the turnbuckle sleeve. The electrical length of the coupler may be altered by rotational adjustment of said turnbuckle sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Johanson Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Johanson, deceased
  • Patent number: 4777455
    Abstract: A power supply cord having a noise filter is used for connecting an electronic apparatus to a power source, the noise filter being mounted on the cord within 30 cm from the end thereof connected to the electronic apparatus of the noise generating source. Such a power supply cord is used even with an electronic apparatus that does not have a noise filter so that a countermeasure for noise is easily provided without the especially troublesome application of wiring within a shielding case for the electronic apparatus. Since the noise filter is positioned within 30 cm from the end of the power supply cord to be connected to the noise generating source, the power supply cord does not act as a radiation antenna for the noise band from the noise generating source so that the power supply cord eliminates noise from both ends effectively and has a superior filter characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Sakamoto, Kouichi Yamaguchi, Takayuki Hirotuji
  • Patent number: 4777459
    Abstract: A microwave multiplexer has a set of independently tuneable signal channels coupled to a common waveguide. Each of the channels has input and output 3 dB couplers which are joined by cylindrical radiators carrying circularly polarized waves. Both TE and TM waves are propagated within a plurality of resonant cavities within each of the filters. Coupling between the cavities is provided by an array of slots and an array of probes wherein the slots couple TE waves and the probes couple TM waves. Adjustment of the slots and the probes provides for independent coupling coefficients for the two propagation modes. A set of coaxial line probe structures connect between the input and output couplers to end cavities of a filter for the launching of TM waves, there being discs in the end cavities adjacent the probes for converting energy of a TM wave to a TE wave, thereby providing both the TM and the TE wave propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Thomas Hudspeth
  • Patent number: 4777460
    Abstract: A three-terminal type noise filter has a lead terminal of substantially U-like shape, two magnetic substance cores and a rectangular-plate-like-shaped capacitor which have surfaces which are parallel, the cores being inserted onto both legs of the lead terminal, the capacitor being disposed between the two magnetic substance cores, so that both the cores regulate movement of the capacitor, thereby improving positioning accuracy for the lead terminal and capacitor and raising the reliability of the filter characteristic. Also, one electrode of the capacitor and the head of the lead terminal are electrically connected with each other, a ground lead terminal connected to the other electrode of the capacitor is positioned between the two legs of the lead terminal, and the capacitor is disposed between the cores, thereby enabling the filter to be made small-sized as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Okubo
  • Patent number: 4777462
    Abstract: A magnetostatic wave structure in which magnetostatic wave signals are coupled between discrete magnetostatic wave elements without the use of microstrip transducers. This structure consists of a plurality of blocks of ferrimagnetic material in which each block has an edge close enough to an edge of another block that a magnetostatic wave in the first of these blocks couples across the gap between these two edges into the second of these blocks. Linear and nonlinear configurations are presented that include a band pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: William E. Kunz, Kok W. Chang, Giuseppe Miccoli
  • Patent number: 4775846
    Abstract: In order to present an asymmetric frequency characteristic in an unidirectional acoustic surface wave device with a simple external phase shifter, a transducer formed on a substrate have three interaction areas (acoustic sources) defined by different three electrodes, first electrode being common, second electrode being connected to one end of the phase shifter, third electrode being connected to another end of the phase shifter, and distances between interaction areas being unequal to 2n (n:integer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Shiba, Yuji Fujita, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Jun Yamada
  • Patent number: 4774482
    Abstract: A transducer for a filter arrangement with acoustic waves which includes a transducer 1 and 2 comprising groups (3, 4, 6 and 7) of alternating interdigitally spaced electrode fingers (10) in which the neighboring groups (3, 4 or, respectively, 4, 3 or, respectively, 6, 7) are arranged so that they are 80 degrees out of phase relative to each other at the fundamental frequency of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernd Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 4774483
    Abstract: A magnetostatic wave resonator having a transducer oriented such that it is tangent at all points to a wavefront of a traveling wave component of a resonant mode of the resonant cavity. In a rectangular cavity of width L.sub.x and length L.sub.y, the transducer is perpendicular to the wavevector k=(m.pi./L.sub.x)e.sub.x +(n.pi./L.sub.y)e.sub.y for some nonzero integers m and n, whereby the transducer optimally transfers energy into the resonant mode that is a linear superposition of travelling waves that includes this wavevector. This enhances coupling into the resonant mode of interest and reduces the amount of coupling into spurious modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Giuseppe Miccoli, Kok-Wai Chang, William E. Kunz, Waguih Ishak
  • Patent number: 4772863
    Abstract: A microwave filter composed of a plurality of cylindrical cavity resonators each having a side wall extending parallel to the direction of wave propagation in the resonator, wherein the cavity resonators are disposed with their side walls in contact with one another in a compact cylinder pack arrangement so that the side wall of each cavity resonator is in contact with the side wall of the maximum number of other mutually adjacent resonators, and coupling structures connecting resonators whose side walls are in contact, via the contacting side walls, for coupling electromagnetic energy between the resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Rosenberg, Dieter Wolk
  • Patent number: 4772862
    Abstract: On an upper surface of a substrate (20) a band-pass filter (29) is provided, and on the opposite (lower) surface of a substrate (20) a low-pass filter comprising a conductive layer pattern (27) and capacitors (22,23) is provided, wherein a conductive layers (27) are provided on substantially the entire area of the upper surface excluding portions for terminals and on the lower surface excluding portions for the low-pass filter and the terminals, and by connecting both conductive layers by means of a row of through-hole connections, the input terminal (24) and the output terminal (25) are shielded from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kubo, Akira Usui, Hiroyuki Nagai, Hideyuki Miyake, Takashi Fujino
  • Patent number: 4769721
    Abstract: A still image reproduction apparatus wherein still images recorded on tracks on a disk are visually reproduced for a predetermined minimum time interval in response to the direction and amount of rotation of an operator adjustable dial so that the operator can visually identify the still image displayed on the monitor when the operator dials quick switching of the still images in a sequential reproduction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Kajiura
  • Patent number: 4768003
    Abstract: A microwave filter comprising a rectangular ceramics block (30) having a plurality of elongated parallel holes (31-36) extending from the top surface to the bottom surface thereof. The holes are plated with conductive layers (37, 38), and flat conductive areas (39-44) coupled with the layers (37, 38) spatially disposed on the top surface of the dielectric block (30) surround opening ends of the holes (31-36). An input terminal and an output terminal are provided adjacent to the conductive areas (39, 44) at both the extreme sides of the dielectric block (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: OKI Electric Industry Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Izumi Kawakami, Tomokazu Komazaki, Katuhiko Gunzi, Norio Onisi
  • Patent number: 4768002
    Abstract: A power filter resonant frequency modulation network for coupling between a load and a variable voltage direct current power source which is subjected to superposition of alternating current thereon at various frequencies and at various voltage levels, the filter including first and second series inductor arrangements in the positive and negative buses between the power supply and the load, with capacitive elements in parallel between the two buses. Each series inductor arrangement includes a first inductor in series with a frequency and voltage responsive inductive load device, which is a second inductor having a tertiary winding loaded with a coil wound about the core of a saturable reactor. The firing angles of the reactors are directly proportional to voltage and inversely proportional to voltage to provide a phase staggered change of inductance in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Triad Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Cronin
  • Patent number: 4768001
    Abstract: A microwave phase shifter comprise a dielectric waveguide having a flat side and a moving conductor plane member substantially parallel to the waveguide side. Piezoelectric means are provided to move the plane member with respect to the waveguide side between a portion relatively remote from the waveguide side and an other position substantially in contact with the waveguide side. The piezoelectric means consists preferably of a stack of piezoelectric members supplied by a variable d.c. power source. Owing to the piezoelectric means for moving the conductor plane member, a variable phase shift is continuously adjusted. Such a phase shifter can be as an antenna network when the dielectric waveguide contains groups of radiator perturbations, such as conductor strips, respectively controlled by one or several piezoelectric means carrying conductor plates facing waveguide portions including the perturbations groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA)
    Inventors: Bernard Chan-Son-Lint, Pierre Borderies, Christian J. Pouit
  • Patent number: RE32768
    Abstract: An embodiment of a unique ceramic bandstop filter is comprised of a dielectric plate having an input electrode disposed centrally on the top surface thereof and a dielectric block fixedly attached to the bottom surface of the plate and having a hole opposite the input electrode. The dielectric material is preferably a ceramic comprised of BaO, TiO.sub.2 and ZrO.sub.2 : The dielectric block is entirely plated with copper or silver except for a portion of the top surface surrounding the hole and is essentially a short-circuited coaxial transmission line. In another embodiment of the unique ceramic bandstop filter, a dielectric block has a hole extending between top and bottom surfaces thereof and an input electrode plated on the top surface near the hole. The dielectric block is entirely plated with copper or silver except for a portion of the top surface surrounding the input electrode and hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. D'Avello, Raymond L. Sokola