Patents Examined by Robert Karacsony
  • Patent number: 10847872
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wearable device and a smart watch. A printed circuit board (PCB) is provided in the wearable device. An antenna and an extension component for extending a reference ground of the antenna are assembled on the PCB board, the extension component being disposed outside the PCB board, and being connected to the PCB board by using a metal connector. A first connection end of the metal connector is connected to the PCB board, and a second connection end of the metal connector is connected to the extension component. The technical solutions provided in the present invention can overcome the shortcomings of low transmit power of an antenna and poor receiving sensitivity of the antenna in a current wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Goertek Inc.
    Inventors: Jianguo Zhang, Peijie Zhao, Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 10840603
    Abstract: A mechanical architecture of a beam former comprises a plurality of elementary combination circuits and a support structure, the elementary combination circuits being independent of one another, each elementary combination circuit intended to form a beam, the support structure comprising two metal interface plates, respectively top and bottom, the two interface plates formed parallel to one another and spaced apart from one another, in a heightwise direction Z orthogonal to the two interface plates, the elementary combination circuits mounted in the space between the two interface plates and fixed at right angles to the two interface plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Pierre Bosshard, Florent Lebrun, Hélène Jochem
  • Patent number: 10840581
    Abstract: An electronic package is provided with a first substrate having a first antenna portion that is stacked on a second substrate having a second antenna portion via an antenna component. During a packaging process, a gap between the first substrate and the second substrate is held constantly by the antenna component. At the same time, the antenna component is regarded as a third antenna portion of the electronic package. The performance of the antennae is not adversely affected by the antenna component despite the fact that the antenna component is in close proximity to the first and second antenna portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Siang Fang, Kuan-Ta Chen, Chia-Chu Lai
  • Patent number: 10833391
    Abstract: An integrated circuit system has a die with first and second sides, and contains high frequency circuitry operating at mm-wave frequencies. The system also has a plurality of interfaces (on the first side) in electrical communication with the high frequency circuitry, and a heat sink having a bottom surface with a first region and an aperture region. The first region is in physical and conductive contact with the die, while the aperture region forms a concavity with an inner concave surface that is spaced from the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ANOKIWAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Gaurav Menon, Jonathan P. Comeau, Andrew Street, Scott Mitchell, Robert J. McMorrow, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 10826148
    Abstract: A ridge waveguide (10) according to the present invention includes a ridge part (11), the ridge part (11) being in contact with both a side (14) in a long-side direction and a side (15) in a short-side direction in a cross-sectional shape of the ridge waveguide. Further, an array antenna apparatus according to the present invention includes a feeder circuit formed by a ridge waveguide (10) including a ridge part (11), the ridge part (11) being in contact with both a side (14) in a long-side direction and a side (15) in a short-side direction in a cross-sectional shape of the ridge waveguide. In this way, it is possible to provide a ridge waveguide that can be easily manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10826188
    Abstract: An electromagnetically reflective plate for a miniature antenna device includes: etched conductive elements on a first dielectric substrate layer; an apertured ground plane placed between the first substrate layer and a second dielectric substrate layer; a set of metal through-vias formed in the thickness of the two substrate layers, each including an upper end making contact with one of the conductive elements, a lower end reaching a lower face of the second substrate layer, and passing through the ground plane without electrical contact in one of its apertures. Each conductive element makes contact with a plurality of vias and each via of each conductive element is connectable to another via of a neighboring conductive element using a corresponding electrical connection making contact with the lower end of this via. At least some of the electrical connections include one or more meanders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Nebil Kristou, Jean-Francois Pintos
  • Patent number: 10826193
    Abstract: An antenna module includes an integrated circuit (IC) that is configured to generate an RF signal, a substrate providing a first surface on which one or more first antenna is arranged, a second surface on which the IC is arranged, and an electrical connection path to the one or more first antenna and the IC, and a flexible substrate connected to the substrate to provide a third surface on which one or more second antenna is arranged and to provide an electrical connection path to the one or more second antenna and the IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Bal Kim, Wan Soo Kim, Sang Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10819027
    Abstract: Wide band Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna arrays include elements that taper from small ends located proximate to ground planes to larger ends which may be extended with vertical walls. Different shapes of tapered elements which exhibit different directivity patterns may be used in the same array and/or elements may be oriented differently such that their directivity patters peak in different directions. Each element is provided with symmetrically or asymmetrically located ground shunted conductors which serve to increase non-uniformity in the azimuthal directivity patterns. The ground shunt conductors are strategically placed to reduce element intercoupling which foster improved MIMO system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Maxtena, Inc.
    Inventor: Milan Lukic
  • Patent number: 10804590
    Abstract: To provide excellent reception performance on a narrow area of an automotive window glass, it is provided an antenna to be arranged on a window glass of a vehicle, the antenna comprising: a core-side power feeding unit; an earth-side power feeding unit; a first element extending from the core-side power feeding unit; and a second element extending at an angle of approximately 90 degrees with respect to the first element from the core-side power feeding unit, the first element having a length of 3??/4+? and the second element having a length of ??/4??, or the first element having a length of 3??/4?? and the second element having a length of ??/4+?, where ? refers to a wavelength of a reception frequency, ? refers to a wavelength shortening rate of glass, and ? refers to an offset length for each of the first element and the second elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tonoe, Kanya Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10797407
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a first transceiver with a first phased array antenna panel having horizontal-polarization receive antennas and vertical-polarization transmit antennas, where the horizontal-polarization receive antennas form a first receive beam based on receive phase and receive amplitude information provided by a first master chip, the vertical-polarization transmit antennas form a first transmit beam based on transmit phase and transmit amplitude information provided by the first master chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Farid Shirinfar, Sam Gharavi, Michael Boers, Seunghwan Yoon, Alfred Grau Besoli, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10790580
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein provide for composite panels that include elements that form one or more Radio Frequency (RF) antennas. The composite panels may be integrated along with other composite panels to form a composite structure for a vehicle. In some cases, the composite panels function both as elements of an RF antenna and as structural elements of the vehicle. In some cases, the composite panels function both as elements of an RF antenna and as a means for static charge dissipation. When operating as an RF antenna, the composite panels are inherently conformal with an outside surface of a composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ronald O'Neil Lavin, Dennis Kent McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10784593
    Abstract: A dual-band patch antenna includes a first patch antenna for operation at a first frequency and a second patch antenna for operation at a second frequency that is an integer multiple of the first frequency. A dielectric support is provided on which the first and second patch antennas are mounted. A nearest distance defined between the first and second patch antennas is a function of the second frequency and a dielectric constant of the dielectric support. The dielectric support has a feed point adapted to have a transmission line electrically coupled thereto. Electrically-conducting paths are coupled to the dielectric support for electrically coupling the feed point to the first and second patch antennas where at least one such electrically-conducting path has an insertion loss that is greater than 0 dB and less than or equal to 3 dB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: William Herbert Sims, III
  • Patent number: 10777893
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing vibration transduction and radio-frequency communication in proximity to an electrically conductive structure. The system may comprise an antenna element, an electrically conductive structure in proximity to the antenna element, and a vibration transducer comprising a material. The material may comprise a ferromagnetic material with piezoelectric properties. The vibration transducer may be positioned between the antenna element and the conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: David Wurmfeld
  • Patent number: 10777902
    Abstract: A Luneburg lens antenna device includes a Luneburg lens and an array antenna. The Luneburg lens is formed in a cylindrical shape, and the Luneburg lens includes three dielectric layers through having different dielectric constants and stacked on each other in the radial direction. The array antenna includes plural antenna elements disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the Luneburg lens and at different positions of focal points in the peripheral direction and in the axial direction of the Luneburg lens. The array antenna is provided in a range which is ½ or smaller of the entire range of the Luneburg lens in the peripheral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunari Kawahata
  • Patent number: 10768216
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test arrangement and test method for testing a wireless device under test. A first antenna may be arranged at a first distance from the device under test, and a second antenna may be arranged at a second distance from the device under test. In particular, the second antenna may be arranged closer to the device under test and the first antenna. Physical parameters characterizing the transmission properties between the individual antenna and the device under test are determined for the first and the second antenna. Test of the device under test is performed employing the second antenna, wherein the signals are rescaled based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Vincent Abadie, Corbett Rowell, Edwin Menzel, Axel Meier, Niels Petrovic
  • Patent number: 10763584
    Abstract: Example discloses a conductive plane antenna, including, a non-conductive substrate; a conductive plane coupled to the non-conductive substrate; wherein the conductive plane includes an open cavity over the non-conductive substrate; wherein the cavity includes a closed end and an open end; a first feed point coupled to the conductive plane and configured to pass a first polarity of a set of electromagnetic signals; and a second feed point coupled to the conductive plane and configured to pass a second polarity of the set of electromagnetic signals wherein the conductive plane is configured to generate a first antenna gain pattern in response to the first and second polarity signals; wherein the cavity is configured to generate a second antenna gain pattern in response to the first and second polarity signals; and wherein a magnitude of the first antenna gain pattern is greater than a magnitude of the second antenna gain pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Kerselaers, Liesbeth Gommé
  • Patent number: 10746774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may provide an antenna characterization system. The system may include a horn antenna including a waveguide and a horn section with an open end and at least one lens disposed at the open end of the horn antenna, having a focal length. The system may also include a platform to hold an antenna under test (AUT) positioned at substantially distance x from the open end of the horn antenna, wherein x is the sum of the focal length and a far-field distance property of the AUT. The system may further include an analyzer coupled to the horn antenna to measure a radiation pattern and other properties such as EIRP, TRP, EVR and spurious emission of a passive or active AUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICROWAVE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Vasundara V. Varadan
  • Patent number: 10749271
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a first transceiver with a first phased array antenna panel having horizontal-polarization receive antennas and vertical-polarization transmit antennas, where the horizontal-polarization receive antennas form a first receive beam based on receive phase and receive amplitude information provided by a first master chip, the vertical-polarization transmit antennas form a first transmit beam based on transmit phase and transmit amplitude information provided by the first master chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Farid Shirinfar, Sam Gharavi, Michael Boers, Seunghwan Yoon, Alfred Grau Besoli, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10734729
    Abstract: The invention discloses an antenna arrangement of a bonsai type, where not only the resonating frequencies may be adjusted, but also the bandwidth around some or all resonating frequencies. This is achieved by adding new branches to the trunk of the bonsai antenna arrangement. The positions and lengths of the branches are defined as a function of the frequencies around which the bandwidth should be adjusted. The antenna arrangement may be inscribed in a 3D compact volume of a specific form factor. It may also be inscribed in a planar structure. The antenna arrangement may be produced at a low cost. It may be used in a variety of applications, including communications in WiFi or other standards of multimedia content that need defined bandwidths for instance to comply to a predetermined quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM/TELECOM BRETAGNE
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Coupez
  • Patent number: 10734723
    Abstract: An antenna includes at least two radiating arm structures made of or limited by a conductor, superconductor or semiconductor material. The two arms are coupled through a region on first and second superconducting arms such that the combined structure forms a small antenna with broadband behavior, multiband behavior or a combination thereof. The coupling between the two radiating arms is obtained via the shape and spatial arrangement thereof, in which at least one portion on each arm is placed in close proximity to each other (e.g., at a distance smaller than 1/10 of the longest free-space operating wavelength) to allow electromagnetic fields in one arm to be transferred to the other through close proximity regions. The proximity regions are spaced from the feeding port of the antenna (e.g., greater than 1/40 of the free-space longest operating wavelength) and specifically exclude the feeding port of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus, S. A.
    Inventors: Carles Puente Baliarda, Jaume Anguera Pros, Jordi Soler Castany, Antonio Condes Martinez