Patents Examined by Shih-Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 8059054
    Abstract: Compact antennas for ultra wide band applications are disclosed. The compact antenna may be an elliptic dipole antenna with a poise and counterpoise both having an elliptical shape. A substrate may be used to support the poise and counterpoise with the substrate having a closed three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian, Joseph Patrick Burke, Samir S Soliman
  • Patent number: 7990319
    Abstract: This radio device operating over a plurality of bands comprises a casing having a front cover and a back cover, an antenna arrangement, a radio frequency circuit set and a matching unit for connecting the antenna arrangement to the radio frequency circuit set. The following measures are proposed: —the antenna arrangement is formed by at least two antenna parts, each of which being related to a set of bands, —the antenna parts are placed close together, —the arrangement comprises a part that is normal to the front cover and another one that is near the back cover and feeding points, —the matching unit comprises control switching means for tuning the arrangement to each band. Thanks to these measures, the coverage of the band is obtained with satisfactory performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventor: Kevin Boyle
  • Patent number: 7973722
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a computer monitor is provided that has an antenna that supports near field communications. The electronic device may have a housing with conductive housing surfaces. A display may be mounted in the housing. The conductive housing surfaces may contain a dielectric-filled hole. The antenna may have a substrate and one or more loops of conductive traces. The loops may exhibit mirror symmetry. The loops may overlap the display and the conductive housing surface. The loops may surround an inner loop-free portion of the antenna. The loop-free portion of the antenna may overlap the hole. Ferrite layers may be interposed between the loops of the antenna that overlap the display and the loops of the antenna that overlap the conductive housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Hill, Qingxiang Li
  • Patent number: 7969366
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the operation of a dual mode wireless communication device are provided. A wireless communication device includes a scan module, a registration module and a learning module that cooperate to allow the device to identify available radio access technologies, select a radio interface, manage the radio interface, and learn behavioral patterns that optimize operation of the dual mode device. The dual mode device maximizes the overall time it is operational on the better radio access technology while not performing unnecessary scans. This helps in improving performance, preserving battery life and enhancing the overall user experience. In operation, the dual mode device scans for available voice or data networks upon identification of a trigger event, for example, a manual instruction, a drop in signal strength, a loss of signal, a time of usage on a particular network, a battery condition, an application preference, a state of the wireless communication device, or a geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Atul Suri, Anupam Juneja, Mehul B. Patel, Subramanya Ravikanth Uppala, Digambar Laxman Rasal, Yash Kharia
  • Patent number: 7965254
    Abstract: A mount for a satellite dish includes a circular base which has a bubble level system and a plurality of adjustable anchor legs on the base. The base is mounted on the ground and the anchors ensure proper mounting. A collar on the base connects the base to the support post associated with a satellite dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Paul C. Ricks
  • Patent number: 7965252
    Abstract: A wireless device having vertically and horizontally polarized antenna arrays can operate at multiple frequencies concurrently. A horizontally polarized antenna array allows for the efficient distribution of RF energy in dual bands using, for example, selectable antenna elements, reflectors and/or directors that create and influence a particular radiation pattern. A vertically polarized array can provide a high-gain dual band wireless environment using reflectors and directors as well. The polarized horizontal antenna arrays and polarized vertical antenna arrays can operate concurrently to provide dual band operation simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Shtrom, William Kish, Bernard Baron
  • Patent number: 7961149
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a circuit board with a ground surface and a printed antenna. The printed antenna includes a signal feed-in portion, a first radiating unit connected to the signal feed-in portion and a second radiating unit connected to the first radiating unit. The first radiating unit includes a first printed thickness, and the second radiating unit includes a second printed thickness. At least part of the second printed thickness is larger than the first printed thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Hsiao-Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 7956814
    Abstract: An antenna carrier (10) with an antenna (14) for electromagnetic radiation to be fastened to a wall (1) of a container composed of steel plate and having ventilation openings (5) which are covered on the exterior side of the container wall (1) by a cover (3) which protects against sprayed water, and which forms a cavity (6) in front of the ventilation openings (5), in which the cover (3) is composed of plastic, the antenna (14) projects through a ventilation opening (5) into the cavity (6) formed by the cover, the antenna carrier (10) is fastened on the interior side (9) of the container wall (1), and the antenna carrier (10) is the ground reference surface of the antenna (14) and is constructed as a magnetizable metal plate (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: REEL Reinheimer Elektronik GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Reinheimer, Knut Buchweitz, Jakob Heierli
  • Patent number: 7952526
    Abstract: A dual-band resonator with compact size, such as a resonant type dual-band antenna, which uses an anisotropic metamaterial is described. The artificial anisotropic medium is implemented by employing a composite right/left-handed transmission line. The dispersion relation and the antenna physical size only depend on the composition of the unit cell and the number of cells used. By engineering the characteristics of the unit cells to be different in two orthogonal directions, the corresponding propagation constants can be controlled, thus enabling dual-band antenna resonances. In addition, the antenna dimensions can be markedly minimized by maximally reducing the unit cell size. A dual-band antenna is also described which is designed for operation at frequencies for PCS/Bluetooth applications, and which has a physical size of 1/18?0× 1/18?0× 1/19?0, where ?0 is the free space wavelength at 2.37 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Cheng-Jung Lee, Kevin M. K. H. Leong, Tatsuo Itoh
  • Patent number: 7948442
    Abstract: A radio wave receiving converter includes a main body portion including a first waveguide having a male thread on an outer circumference of the first waveguide, a feedhorn including a second waveguide having a female thread on an inner circumference of the second waveguide, a ring-shaped member including a circumferential wall portion and an annular step portion such that a groove portion where a portion near a tip of the second waveguide is inserted between the ring-shaped member and the outer circumference of the first waveguide is formed, and a sealing agent injected into a groove portion “b”. By this configuration, there is provided a radio wave receiving converter that has a simple structure of a connecting portion, has improved productivity of the components and assemblability of the finished components, and can achieve a reduction in size and weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Hatazawa
  • Patent number: 7944403
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes an on-chip antenna interface, coupled to an off-chip antenna interface having at least one off-chip impedance matching component, that forms a programmable impedance matching network with the at least one off-chip impedance matching component. The programmable impedance matching network is programmable based on a control signal. An RF receiver, coupled to the programmable impedance matching network, that generates inbound data in response to a received signal from the programmable impedance matching network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Ahmadreza (Reza) Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 7940225
    Abstract: An apparatus, method of propagating a signal and method of manufacture for an antenna structure comprising a section which is positioned or formed in relation to a portion of the antenna structure, such that a portion of the electromagnetic (EM) field that is emitted from the antenna structure is partially slowed or phase shifted thereby resulting in an improvement of the horizontal gain of the EM field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Thomas A. Ball, Jeffrey M. Snow
  • Patent number: 7936273
    Abstract: A method includes a step of preparing a strap having a connecting metal pattern formed on a base, and mounted with the circuit chip, the pattern connecting a circuit chip to a metal antenna pattern. A substrate has a concave section which houses the circuit chip and is formed on a first face. The metal antenna pattern extends over a first face and a second face of the base so as to circle them except for the concave section and to have the both ends positioned across the concave section. The method includes a connection step of positioning and directing the strap and the substrate to house the circuit chip in the concave section and covering the strap and the substrate with a covering material so as to fix the strap and the substrate in a state where the connection metal pattern is connected to the metal antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Naoki Ishikawa, Takayoshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 7932871
    Abstract: The invention concerns an orthogonal loop radiofrequency antenna device designed to receive electromagnetic waves comprising at least two loops (BH, BV) consisting of a single electrical conductor, each of said loops (BH, BV) capable of having a particular shape and located in their respective plane, said planes containing each one of said loops (BH, BV) being orthogonal, and the radiofrequency antenna being located proximate a low frequency antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Valeo Securite Habitacle
    Inventors: Thierry Belinguier, Bruno Duban
  • Patent number: 7928910
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a wireless chip which can increase a mechanical strength, and a wireless chip with a high durability. A wireless chip includes a transistor including a field-effect transistor, an antenna including a dielectric layer sandwiched between conductive layers, and a conductive layer connecting the chip and the antenna. Further, a wireless chip includes a transistor including a field-effect transistor, an antenna including a dielectric layer sandwiched between conductive layers, a sensor device, a conductive layer connecting the chip and the antenna, and a conductive layer connecting the chip and the sensor device. Moreover, a wireless chip includes a transistor including a field-effect transistor, an antenna including a dielectric layer sandwiched between conductive layers, a battery, a conductive layer connecting the chip and the antenna, and a conductive layer connecting the chip and the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukie Suzuki, Yasuyuki Arai, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7928909
    Abstract: A concurrent mode antenna system includes an antenna which generates a plurality of operating frequencies that are available at a same time, the antenna comprising a plurality of feed points; and a signal processing circuit which is connected to the feed points and processes radio signals transmitted and received by the antenna. Accordingly, the antenna system can not only provide various wireless services corresponding to the respective operating frequency bands on the single antenna but also miniaturize the antenna system. Furthermore, the antenna system can achieve the insertion loss prevention, the simplified structure, and the lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-won Jung, Young-eil Kim, Byung-tae Yoon, Yong-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 7924236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable compact antenna formed from a first dipole type element operating in a first frequency band and comprising a first and at least one second conductive arm, differentially supplied, the first arm or cold arm forming at least one cover for an electronic card and the second arm or hot arm being constituted by a U-shaped conductive element realized on an insulating substrate. Further, a radiating element with bends is realized between the branches of the U-shaped element and is dimensioned to operate in a second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas Licensing
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Pintos, Philippe Minard, Ali Louzir
  • Patent number: 7911386
    Abstract: Dual-band and multi-band radiating elements are described based on composite right/left-handed (CRLH) meta-material transmission line (TL). These elements can operate as resonators and/or antennas depending on feed-line configuration. The radiating elements are based on the fundamental backward wave supported by a composite right/left-handed (CRLH) meta-material transmission line (TL). Unit-cells of the transmission line comprise conductive patches coupled through vias to a ground plane. The physical size and operational frequencies of the radiating element is determined by the unit cell of the CRLH meta-material. This radiating element is configured for monopolar radiation at a first resonant frequency and patch-like radiation at a second resonant frequency. The first and second resonant frequencies are not constrained to a harmonic relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tatsuo Itoh, Anthony Lai, Kevin M. K. H. Leong
  • Patent number: 7911387
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver circuitry may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. Ferrules may be crimped to the coaxial cables. A bracket with extending members may be crimped over the ferrules to ground the coaxial cables to the housing and other conductive elements in the ground plane. The ground plane may contain an antenna slot. A dock connector and flex circuit may overlap the slot in a way that does not affect the resonant frequency of the slot. Electrical components may be isolated from the antenna using isolation elements such as inductors and resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: RE42533
    Abstract: A quadrifilar helix antenna is provided having a feedpoint for the antenna connecting to individual helical antenna elements. A capacitive network, distributed along the length of the antenna, constitutes a variable frequency shunting network. At each position a first capacitive structure, that may comprise a single capacitor or multiple capacitors in series, interconnects a first pair of opposite antenna elements; a second capacitive structure interconnects the second pair of opposite antenna elements. As an applied frequency increases, the capacitive structures progressively short the opposite antenna elements thereby electrically reducing the antenna length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Michael J. Josypenko