Patents Examined by Patrick R Holecek
  • Patent number: 10923807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combo type antenna module capable of maximizing performance of all antennas while minimizing a thickness of the antenna module by laminating a magnetic sheet having different thicknesses according to an antenna pattern formed on a base sheet. The combo type antenna module includes: a first antenna pattern formed on one surface and the other surface of the base sheet; a second antenna pattern formed on one surface of the base sheet; and a magnetic member laminated on the other surface of the base sheet, wherein the magnetic member is formed so that a thickness of a region corresponding to the second antenna pattern is formed thicker than that of a region corresponding to the first antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom-Jin Kim, Hyung-Il Baek, Kyung-Hyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10916851
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a ground plane, a first slot, a plurality of first inductive elements, a first antenna, a second antenna, a first signal source, and a second signal source. The first slot is disposed in the ground plane to form a first ground portion and a second ground portion separated from each other. The first inductive elements are respectively connected to the first ground portion and the second ground portion. The first antenna and the second antenna respectively receive a radio-frequency signal in a predetermined band. The first signal source is electrically connected between the first antenna and the first ground portion and receives the radio-frequency signal from the first antenna. The second signal source is electrically connected between the second antenna and the second ground portion and receives the radio-frequency signal from the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Wan-Chu Wei, Hsieh-Chih Lin, Hsin-Wu Chiang, Pei-Chi Ma, Yu-Chia Chang, Pang-Chun Tsai, Chung-hao Huang
  • Patent number: 10886604
    Abstract: An interleaved array of electronically steerable antennas is capable of simultaneously operating and/or independently beam scanning at different frequencies from a single aperture. An antenna system may comprise a plurality of electronically steerable antennas configured to be operable at different frequencies, each of the antennas comprising a feed launching a surface wave and surface-wave waveguides connected to the feed. The surface-wave waveguides of the antennas operable at different frequencies may be interleaved with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan G. Quarfoth
  • Patent number: 10879581
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, and a rotating shaft structure connected to the first body and the second body. The rotating shaft structure includes a first shaft and a second shaft arranged opposite to each other and fixedly connected to the first body and the second body. The rotating shaft structure further includes an antenna radiator including a plurality of metal shafts electrically coupled to each other and provided in an interspace between the first shaft and the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenlei Wang, Zhaowei Hu, Xiaozhun Shen, Dafei Mo
  • Patent number: 10873130
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of communication and discloses a phased array antenna system and a mobile terminal. In the invention, the phased array antenna system includes a first group of antenna unit arrays and a second group of antenna unit arrays, wherein the beam radiated by the first group of antenna unit arrays covers the a first half space, and the beam radiated by the second group of antenna unit arrays covers a second half space, the first half space and the second half space constitutes an omnidirectional space. The phased array antenna system provided by the invention and the mobile terminal achieve the full coverage of the phased array antenna around the mobile terminal, thereby improving the signal sending-receiving efficiency of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Goh Hui Leng, Ng Guan Hong, Tay Yew Siow
  • Patent number: 10862559
    Abstract: A system, in a programmable active reflector (AR) device associated with a first radio frequency (RF) device and a second RF device, receives a request and associated metadata from the second RF device via a first antenna array. Based on the received request and associated metadata, one or more antenna control signals are received from the first RF device. The programmable AR device is dynamically selected and controlled by the first RF device based on a set of criteria. A controlled plurality of RF signals is transmitted, via a second antenna array, to the second RF device within a transmission range of the programmable AR device based on the associated metadata. The controlled plurality of RF signals are cancelled at the second RF device based on the associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kartik Sridharan, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Michael Boers, Seunghwan Yoon, Sam Gharavi, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10833406
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna array system includes a first array of a plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in a first orientation and that forms a first beam, and a second array of a plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in a second orientation, that is different from the first orientation, and that forms a second beam. Further, a dielectric resonator antenna array system includes a first array of a first type of plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in a predetermined orientation and that forms a first beam, and a second array of a second type of plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in the predetermined orientation and that forms a second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad S. Sharawi, Ali Tawfiq Alreshaid, Mohamed Tammam Hussein
  • Patent number: 10833411
    Abstract: A radiating system for transmitting and receiving signals in first and second frequency regions includes a radiating structure, a radiofrequency system, and an external port. The radiating structure has first and second isolated radiation boosters coupled to a ground plane layer. A first internal port of the radiating structure is between the first radiation booster and the ground plane layer, and a second internal port is between the second radiation booster and the ground plane layer. A distance between the two internal ports is less than 0.06 times a wavelength of the lowest frequency. The maximum size of the first and second radiation boosters is smaller than 1/30 times the wavelength of the lowest frequency. The radiofrequency system includes two ports connected respectively to the first and the second internal ports of the radiating structure, and a port connected to the external port of the radiating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Cristina Picher Planellas, Aurora Andujar Linares, Carles Puente Baliarda
  • Patent number: 10826176
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna array system includes a first array of a plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in a first orientation and that forms a first beam, and a second array of a plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in a second orientation, that is different from the first orientation, and that forms a second beam. Further, a dielectric resonator antenna array system includes a first array of a first type of plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in a predetermined orientation and that forms a first beam, and a second array of a second type of plurality of dielectric resonator antennas arranged in the predetermined orientation and that forms a second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad S. Sharawi, Ali Tawfiq Alreshaid, Mohamed Tammam Hussein
  • Patent number: 10826195
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments significantly improve RF isolation in a packaged integrated circuit by separating the pins/pads associated with multiple RF channels from one another and also from pins/pads associated with digital circuits. Specifically, in certain exemplary embodiments, the integrated circuit is configured with the pins/pad for the digital circuits on a first edge of the chip, the pins/pads for common RF signals on a second edge of the chip opposite the first edge, and the pins/pads for the individual RF channels on third and fourth edges of the chip. The pins/pads associated with each RF channel may include multiple pins/pads (an “RF group”) and may have a central RF pin/pad with a ground pin/pad on each side of the central RF pin/pad. One or more ground pins/pads may be placed between adjacent RF groups on a given edge of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ANOKIWAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Kristian N. Madsen, Vipul Jain, Amir Esmaili, Chad Cookinham, Noyan Kinayman, Shamsun Nahar, David W. Corman, Nitin Jain
  • Patent number: 10826175
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes: a switch having a single one-side terminal and four other-side terminals; and a distributor that distributes electric power supplied via the switch to a terminal and a terminal with a phase difference of 90 degrees. The apparatus further includes a switch that switches to either of a state in which conduction is achieved between an other-side terminal of the switch and a horizontally polarized wave antenna, and a state in which conduction is achieved between the terminal of the distributor and the horizontally polarized wave antenna. The apparatus further includes a switch that switches to either of a state in which conduction is achieved between an other-side terminal of the switch and a vertically polarized wave antenna, and a state in which conduction is achieved between the terminal of the distributor and the vertically polarized wave antenna. The switches are controlled by a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yousuke Okayama, Eiji Muto
  • Patent number: 10826584
    Abstract: A system, in a programmable active reflector (AR) device associated with a first radio frequency (RF) device and a second RF device, receives a request and associated metadata from the second RF device via a first antenna array. Based on the received request and associated metadata, one or more antenna control signals are received from the first RF device. The programmable AR device is dynamically selected and controlled by the first RF device based on a set of criteria. A controlled plurality of RF signals is transmitted, via a second antenna array, to the second RF device within a transmission range of the programmable AR device based on the associated metadata. The controlled plurality of RF signals are cancelled at the second RF device based on the associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kartik Sridharan, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Michael Boers, Seunghwan Yoon, Sam Gharavi, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10819007
    Abstract: Provided is a display device that ensures both of the conductivity for realizing the antenna function and the light transmissivity for transmitting light that forms a video image displayed on the display device, and at the same, allows short-range wireless communication to be performed in a wide range in a display section of the display device. A display device 100 includes a display panel 3, an antenna pattern 4 for driving, and antenna patterns 5A, 5B for propagation. The antenna driving unit drives the antenna pattern 4 for driving, at predetermined carrier wave frequency, whereby the antenna pattern 4 for driving and the antenna pattern 5A or 5B for propagation are electromagnetically coupled. As a result, proximity wireless communication can be performed in a wide range of a display area AR1 of the display device 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhji Yashiro, Yasuhiro Sugita, Makoto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10811780
    Abstract: A slot antenna includes: a printed circuit board having a slot, a first capacitor, a radio frequency signal source, a transmission line, and a ground cable. The printed circuit board is grounded; one end of the slot is open, and the other end is closed; the first capacitor and the ground cable are disposed on the printed circuit board, the first capacitor is located on the open end of the slot, and is disposed on one side of the slot; the first capacitor is connected to the radio frequency signal source by using the transmission line, and the radio frequency signal source connects the transmission line to the ground cable; and the radio frequency signal source is configured to: stimulate a feeding signal, and feed the feeding signal to the open end of the slot by using the first capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanyang Wang, Jianming Li, Xuefei Zhang, Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 10804595
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metallic member, a feed portion, and a coupling resistor. The metallic member defines a slot, a first gap, a second gap, and a third gap. The first gap and the second gap are connected with the slot and divide with the slot the metallic member into a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is grounded. The third gap is defined on the first portion and connected with the slot. The first portion is divided into a radiating portion and a coupling portion by the third gap. The coupling portion is spaced apart from the radiating portion. The feed portion is electrically connected to the radiating portion, and the coupling portion is grounded through the coupling resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-I Chang, Yu-Ting Chen, Chien-Chang Liu, Dan-Yu Chen, Po-Chih Lin, Chuan-Chou Chi
  • Patent number: 10777895
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a millimeter wave antenna having a ground plane, resonating element, feed, and parasitic element. The resonating element may include first, second, and third layer of traces that are shorted together. The second traces may be interposed between the first and third traces and the third traces may be interposed between the second traces and the parasitic. The third traces may have a width that is less than the widths of the second and third traces. The third traces and the parasitic may define a constrained volume having an associated cavity resonance that lies outside of a frequency band of interest. If desired, the resonating element may include a single layer of conductive traces having a grid of openings that disrupt impedance in a transverse direction, thereby mitigating the trapping of energy within the frequency band of interest between the resonating element and the parasitic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simone Paulotto, Basim H. Noori, Matthew A. Mow
  • Patent number: 10771137
    Abstract: A system, in a programmable active reflector (AR) device associated with a first radio frequency (RF) device and a second RF device, receives a request and associated metadata from the second RF device via a first antenna array. Based on the received request and associated metadata, one or more antenna control signals are received from the first RF device. The programmable AR device is dynamically selected and controlled by the first RF device based on a set of criteria. A controlled plurality of RF signals is transmitted, via a second antenna array, to the second RF device within a transmission range of the programmable AR device based on the associated metadata. The controlled plurality of RF signals are cancelled at the second RF device based on the associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kartik Sridharan, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Michael Boers, Seunghwan Yoon, Sam Gharavi, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10756422
    Abstract: Shroud isolation, including choke shroud isolation, apparatuses for wireless antennas for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals, and integrated reflectors including a shroud or choke shroud. A choke shroud systems may include a cylindrical body with an isolation choke boundary at the distal opening to attenuate electromagnetic signals to, from, or within the antenna. The isolation choke boundary region may have ridges that may be tuned to a band of interest. The isolation choke boundary may provide RF isolation when used near other antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Jude Lee, John R. Sanford, Robert J. Pera
  • Patent number: 10756415
    Abstract: An antenna structure including a grounding portion, a feeding portion, a first radiating portion, a second radiating portion, and a third radiating portion is provided. The first radiating portion is connected to the feeding portion, wherein the first radiating portion is adapted to generate a low-frequency resonant mode. The second radiating portion is connected to the feeding portion, wherein a first gap is formed between the first radiating portion and the second radiating portion, and the second radiating portion is adapted to generate a first high-frequency resonant mode. The third radiating portion is connected to the feeding portion, wherein a second gap is formed between the third radiating portion and the grounding portion, and the third radiating portion is adapted to generate a second high-frequency resonant mode. In addition, an electronic device including the antenna structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Wu, Chao-Hsu Wu, Ching-Hsiang Ko, Shih-Keng Huang, Cheng-Hsiung Wu, Ya-Jyun Li
  • Patent number: 10749263
    Abstract: Printed circuit board mounted antenna and waveguide interfaces are provided herein. An example device includes any of a dielectric substrate or transmission line, an antenna mounted onto the dielectric substrate, and an elongated waveguide mounted onto the dielectric substrate so as to enclose around a periphery of the antenna and contain radiation produced by the antenna along a path that is coaxial with a centerline of the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Eberhardt, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Brian L. Hinman