Patents Examined by Ricardo Magallanes
  • Patent number: 10283854
    Abstract: An antenna system capable of operating among all LTE bands, and also capable of operation among all remote side cellular applications, such as GSM, AMPS, GPRS, CDMA, WCDMA, UMTS, and HSPA among others. The antenna provides a low cost alternative to active-tunable antennas suggested in the prior art for the same multi-platform objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jose Eleazar Zuniga-Juarez
  • Patent number: 10283836
    Abstract: An antenna system having a quick release that removably and reliably connects a Remote Radio Unit (RRU) to an Integrated Antenna Unit (IAU), both mechanically and electronically. The RRU has an RRU connector and the antenna has an antenna connector that removably engages with and mates with the RRU connector. The system has a temporary hanging position that enables a user to connect additional electronic connections to the RRU before it is fully coupled with the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Antenna Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sierzenga, Jimmy Ho, Chengcheng Tang, Eric Brian Berry, Jeffery Jie Liu, Justin Riek
  • Patent number: 10283837
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for mounting an antenna assembly to a vehicle, whereby rotational degrees of freedom between the antenna assembly and the vehicle are constrained. For example, an antenna mount may employ an intermediate structure between the antenna assembly and the vehicle. In various examples, the intermediate structure may be coupled with one of the vehicle or the antenna assembly by a linear coupling, and the intermediate structure may be coupled with the other of the vehicle or the antenna assembly by a planar coupling. The antenna assembly may be coupled with the vehicle by a compliant coupling that provides a centering force between the antenna assembly and the vehicle. According to various examples, rotational movement between the antenna assembly and the vehicle may be suppressed, and vibration from the vehicle to the antenna assembly may be attenuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Larson, Steven L. Shrinkle
  • Patent number: 10186784
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an antenna apparatus, including multiple antenna elements, where the antenna element includes a dielectric plate, one two-antenna array element, and one parasitic element; the two-antenna array element is located at the front of the dielectric plate; the parasitic element is located on the back of the dielectric plate, and a location of the two-antenna array element falls within an area of the parasitic element; a first antenna and a second antenna that are in the two-antenna array element are bent slot slot antennas symmetrical to each other with respect to a central axis between the first antenna and the second antenna; the first antenna is formed by connecting three sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Murch, Saber Soltani, Rongdao Yu
  • Patent number: 10148002
    Abstract: The embodiments herein use polarization diversity between antennas where the antennas for one cell are, e.g., horizontally polarized and antennas for the other cell are vertically polarized. In one embodiment, the antennas for a macro cell are vertically polarized while micro cell antennas are horizontally polarized. In one example, the micro cell antennas are printed antennas that form a loop that is co-planar with the magnetic fields generated by the macro cell antennas when transmitting. Because the magnetic fields are co-planar (rather than orthogonal) to the current flowing through the loop in the micro cell antenna, the effect of the electromagnetic signals emitted by the macro cell antenna is reduced. This may permit dual radio network devices to have improved performance when operating simultaneously—e.g., when the macro cell radio is transmitting and the micro cell radio is receiving at or near the same frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin P. McGough, Daniel N. Johnson, Thomas G. Lutman, Fred J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10141648
    Abstract: An antenna comprising: a loop made of conductive material; two baluns connected to, and intersecting, opposing sides of the loop, wherein each balun has an output; a 180° hybrid coupler having two input ports, a sum output port, and a delta output port, wherein the two input ports are connected to the outputs of the baluns; a first low noise amplifier (LNA) connected to the sum output port; a second LNA connected to the delta output port; first and second receivers connected to the first and second LNAs respectively; and wherein the antenna is electrically small and is designed to simultaneously receive wideband signals in real time from 3 to 30 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: John W. Rockway, John H. Meloling, Aldo Monges, Michael P. Daly
  • Patent number: 10135147
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system having an antenna for launching, according to a signal, a first electromagnetic wave to induce a propagation of a second electromagnetic wave along a transmission medium, the second electromagnetic wave having a non-fundamental wave mode and a non-optical operating frequency. A reflective plate is spaced a distance behind the antenna relative to a direction of the propagation of the second electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10135142
    Abstract: The system and method for a tunable, slow-wave meander line antenna having a plurality of coplanar alternating high and low impedance traces. The tunable inverted L meander line antenna being suitable for space-constrained uses. Electronic switches, including solid state switches being used to tune the slow-wave meander-line inverted L antenna. Configurations of more than one antenna element providing polarization diversity, increased gain, and larger impedance bandwidths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Brien, Ryan C. Lagoy
  • Patent number: 10135119
    Abstract: A smart antenna comprises a dipole antenna, a first reflector unit, a first diode, a first RF choke unit and a second RF choke unit. The dipole antenna has a first radiating portion and a second radiating portion. The first radiating portion is used for feeding an RF signal and a DC voltage signal controlling the conduction status of the first diode simultaneously. The first reflector unit is disposed on a first side of the dipole antenna and parallel to the dipole antenna. A first section and a second section of the first reflector unit are electrically connected by the first diode. The first RF choke unit is electrically connected between the first radiating portion and the first section of the first reflector unit. The second RF choke unit is electrically connected between the second radiating portion and the second section of the first reflector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuang-Yuan Ku, Tsun-Che Huang, Cheng-Geng Jan, Chi-Kang Su
  • Patent number: 10135146
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system having a plurality of transmitters for launching, according to a signal, instances of first electromagnetic waves having different phases to induce propagation of a second electromagnetic wave at an interface of a transmission medium, the second electromagnetic wave having a non-fundamental wave mode and a non-optical operating frequency, wherein the plurality of transmitters has a corresponding plurality of antennas. A reflective plate is spaced a distance behind the plurality of antennas relative to a direction of the propagation of the second electromagnetic wave. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10122084
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided and includes a metal housing and at least one switch. The metal housing includes a peripheral frame provided with at least one micro-seam zone, the at least one micro-seam zone divides the peripheral frame into at least one segment of frame body, each micro-seam zone is formed by at least two micro-seams arranged at intervals, and a metal part is provided between two adjacent micro-seams. The switch includes a first end and a second end, the first end is electrically coupled to the frame body, and the second end is electrically coupled to the metal part. The at least one segment of frame body is an independent; the switch includes a plurality of second ends coupled to the different metal parts within the micro-seam zone, the antenna expands a variety of low-frequency bandwidths through different open-closed states of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shasha Hu, Tianping Liang, Ning Zhao
  • Patent number: 10103425
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a diversity antenna, a radio-frequency antenna, a first wireless communication circuit, a second wireless communication circuit and a first switching circuit. The second wireless communication circuit is electrically connected to the radio-frequency antenna. The first switching circuit is electrically connected to the diversity antenna, the first wireless communication circuit and the second wireless communication circuit. In a first mode, the diversity antenna is conducted to the first wireless communication circuit through the first switching circuit, and the first wireless communication circuit receives a wireless signal through the diversity antenna. In a second mode, the diversity antenna is conducted to the second wireless communication circuit through the first switching circuit, and the second wireless communication circuit executes a multi-input multi-output transmission through the diversity antenna and the radio-frequency antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 10103443
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and an antenna having an upper and lower loop. Upper loop comprising a first conductive loop defined by an upper conductor and a first conductive blade tapering outwardly to form a flare portion adjacent a distal end of the upper conductor. Lower loop comprising a second conductive loop defined by a base conductor and a second conductive blade tapering outwardly forming a flare portion adjacent a distal end of the base conductor. First and second conductive blades defining, between their facing edges, a notch opening outwardly from a feed region. Upper loop further comprising an elongate conductive vane extending at an angle from a first location on the upper conductor to a second location on the first conductive blade defining a pair of loops within the upper loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Robert Alan Lewis, Murray Jerel Niman, Dean Kitchener, Christopher Bryce Wyllie
  • Patent number: 10096908
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a dual-band cross dipole antenna including four radiators each extending from an axis toward a plane and including a first radiating element and a second radiating element for transmitting or receiving radio signals of a first band and a second band, wherein a plane where each radiator is located is perpendicular to a plane where a neighboring radiator is located; and a reflecting board disposed on a side of the dual-band cross dipole antenna, wherein a location and a shape of the reflecting board relate to wavelengths corresponding to signals of the first band and the second band, such that the dual-band cross dipole antenna is directional in the first band and omnidirectional in the second band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Geng Jan, Tsun-Che Huang, An-Shyi Liu, Chi-Kang Su
  • Patent number: 10079438
    Abstract: A radio-frequency power receiving device has RF antennas connected to multiple controllable rectifying circuits to produce corresponding DC signals which are combined in a controllable switching network to produce a combined DC output. A control unit determines an amplitude control signal that controls each rectifying circuit and also determines switch control signals that control a switching network. The switching network controllably combines the direct-current signals to combine the multiple corresponding direct-current signals in series, in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NVoLogic Inc
    Inventors: Yuji Tanabe, Ada Shuk Yan Poon, Siu-Weng Simon Wong
  • Patent number: 10079435
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with reflectors are described. One example system comprises a collection antenna. The system also comprises a reflector configured to reflect a designated signal to the collection antenna and configured to reflect a non-designated signal away from the collection antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Glenn Alex Minko
  • Patent number: 10044106
    Abstract: A wide band antenna comprising a signal generator coupled to a feed region of at least one antenna element comprising upper and lower loops. Upper loop comprising a first conductive loop element defined by an upper conductor and a first conductive blade tapering outwardly forming a flare portion adjacent a distal end of the upper conductor. Lower loop comprising a second loop defined by a base conductor and a second conductive blade tapering outwardly forming a flare portion adjacent a distal end of the base conductor, first and second conductive blades defining, between their facing edges, a notch opening outwardly from feed region. The method comprising matching an antenna element impedance to the transmission line; selecting an antenna element cut-off frequency; selecting an upper conductor length, and subsequently selecting dimensions of the upper loop such that they are substantially equal to a wavelength corresponding to the selected cut-off frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Robert Alan Lewis, Murray Jerel Niman, Dean Kitchener, Christopher Bryce Wyllie
  • Patent number: 10020575
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling stabilization of a satellite-tracking antenna, the apparatus including: an antenna driving unit driving the antenna to track a satellite based on preset satellite position information and position information collected by an inertia sensor and an encoder; a point detecting unit detecting a point where an amplitude of a satellite reception signal is maximum; an elevation measuring unit measuring an elevation value corresponding to the point; and a controller controlling an azimuth motor and an elevation motor to enable the antenna to face the point, when the measured value is out of a first range, the controller controlling the azimuth motor to have an azimuth value corresponding to the point and controlling the elevation motor to have an elevation value less than the measured value corresponding to the point, when the measured value is in the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Hyun-Wook Jo, Jong-Wan Heo, Myung-Jin Jang, Kun-Sup Kwon
  • Patent number: 9991582
    Abstract: A glass antenna for a vehicle is disposed adjacent to an upper edge portion of a window glass. The glass antenna for receiving two types of frequency bands includes a feed point; a first antenna conductor; and a second antenna conductor. The first antenna conductor includes a vertical element for feed connection; a first transverse element; and a second transverse element. The second antenna conductor includes a transverse element for feed connection; a vertical element for connection; a third transverse element; a fourth transverse element; an upper vertical element; and an upper transverse element. The first transverse element and the third transverse element are capacitively coupled to each other to form a first capacitively-coupled portion. The second transverse element and the fourth transverse element are capacitively coupled to each other to form a second capacitively-coupled portion. The upper transverse element is located above the second capacitively-coupled portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ochi, Yuki Kishimoto, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9972887
    Abstract: A system for securing the wireless access point within a ceiling or wall. The system includes a rough-in bracket including a frame member defining a window that closely receives an enclosure box sized to contain the wireless access point. The enclosure box includes a rear housing that extends through the rough-in bracket window and two pairs of rotatable dog ears that secure the enclosure box therein. Air vents are provided in only two sides of the enclosure box which are intended to be aligned with the longitudinal space between ceiling joists. Magnets on an inside face of anesthetic cover are attracted to ferromagnetic screws in the enclosure box used to rotate the dog ears. The enclosure box also features flexible arrangement of cable knockouts and includes structure for securing standard and nonstandard wireless access point devices therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ANLA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hagai Feiner, Bryce Alan Nordstrand