Patents Examined by Thai Pham
  • Patent number: 11990682
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with first and second sidewalls, a rear wall, and a display. Multiple antenna panels may be used to convey radio-frequency signals at frequencies greater than 10 GHz. A first antenna panel may radiate through the display while second and third panels radiate through the first and second sidewalls. The second and third panels may be tilted at non-zero angles with respect to the sidewalls. The non-zero angles may be of opposite sign. The non-zero angles may have the same magnitude. The magnitude may be equal to 15 degrees, as one example. Tilting the panels in this way may allow the panels to collectively cover as much of a sphere around the device as possible, including out of coverage areas behind the rear wall caused by conductive material in the rear wall, without requiring additional panels to be disposed within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenglian Cai, Harish Rajagopalan, Panagiotis Theofanopoulos, Ioannis Pefkianakis, Prashant H. Vashi, Guillaume Monghal, Jennifer M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11990671
    Abstract: A deployable electromagnetic radiation antenna system for extraterrestrial deployment of an electromagnetic radiation directing surface, the deployable electromagnetic radiation antenna system comprising is provided. The deployable electromagnetic radiation antenna system includes one or more deployable support structures, an electromagnetic radiation directing surface, a plurality of actuators, each coupled to one or more of the one or more deployable support structures and the electromagnetic radiation directing surface, and a satellite body, wherein the electromagnetic radiation directing surface is coupled to the satellite body by the one or more deployable support structures and the electromagnetic radiation directing surface is deployable from the satellite body by the one or more deployable support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: M.M.A. Design, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alan Bailey, Mitchell Todd Wiens
  • Patent number: 11985740
    Abstract: A method for operating a light emitting diode arrangement with at least one light emitting diode includes the steps of: a) determining at least one instantaneous current-voltage value pair; b) matching the instantaneous current-voltage value pair with an original current-voltage value pair; and c) determining an updated current feed based on the matching and driving the light emitting diode with the updated current feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Binder, Holger Specht, Maximilian Tauer
  • Patent number: 11984652
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes an antenna body formed of a sheet metal, an electric cable, and a conductive film. The antenna body includes at least one crimp portion. The conductive film has a main portion and at least one connected portion extending from the main portion. The electric cable has a conductor portion 46. The at least one crimp portion is crimped to the conductor portion in a state that at least one connected portion lies between the conductor portion and the at least one crimp portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 11978949
    Abstract: In some examples in accordance with the present description, an electronic device includes a cavity having an antenna. The cavity includes a light source and a lens to direct a light generated by the light source through an opening. The opening has a dimension that is proportional to an operating frequency of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Ruei-Ting Miau
  • Patent number: 11968768
    Abstract: In the present invention, a high-voltage side electrode constituent part includes a dielectric electrode and metal electrodes formed on the upper surface of the dielectric electrode. The dielectric electrode has a structure in which a film thickness is continuously changed along an X direction. That is, the film thickness of the right end of the dielectric electrode is set to a thickness dA1; and the film thickness of the left end is set to a thickness dB1 (>dA1), and is continuously increased from the right end to the left end along the X direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI—ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Watanabe, Ren Arita
  • Patent number: 11967771
    Abstract: A dual polarization antenna that includes a conductor and two dipoles. The conductor has four radiation arms, each radiation arm forms a branch of the conductor, and two adjacent radiation arms are connected by a connection bridge. The two dipoles are arranged in a cross manner to form four sectors, one radiation arm is arranged in each sector, and the connection bridge is disposed above or below the dipole between the two radiation arms connected by the connection bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanliang Shu, Yunpeng Shen, Yuzhen Zhang, Kemeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11962070
    Abstract: An antenna structure is arranged at an edge region of a shell of a mobile terminal. The antenna structure includes at least one segment of antenna body and includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, in which a first surface of the antenna body includes an attachment region attached to the edge region in a conformal manner. The antenna structure further includes a connecting portion connected to the antenna body, at least one of a first surface of the connecting portion and a second surface of the connecting portion being used for electrical connection with a feed unit of the mobile terminal or grounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linping Xie, Fang Guo, Wei Wang, Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11955432
    Abstract: An antenna structure according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a passivation layer, an antenna unit at least partially embedded in an upper portion of the passivation layer, and an insulating layer disposed on a top surface of the passivation layer to cover the antenna unit. A spatial efficiency of the antenna structure is improved and a thickness of the image display device is reduced to improve a bending property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon Ho Huh, Young Ju Kim, Young Su Lee
  • Patent number: 11955698
    Abstract: A device comprises a package substrate and a ball grid array (BGA). The package substrate encapsulates an integrated circuit (IC) die and comprises a signal launch configured to emit or receive a signal on a surface of the package substrate. The BGA is affixed to the surface and comprises a set of grounded solder balls arranged as a boundary around the signal launch. The device may further comprise a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate having a waveguide interface side opposite a secondary waveguide side and a through-hole cavity that extends from the waveguide interface side to the secondary waveguide side, perpendicular to a plane of the PCB substrate. The BGA couples the package substrate to the waveguide interface side such that the surface of the package substrate faces the through-hole cavity and the signal launch and through-hole cavity are substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Meysam Moallem, Brian P. Ginsburg
  • Patent number: 11955711
    Abstract: A redirecting structure for electromagnetic waves, the redirecting structure comprising a first reflection passage formed between a first conductive element and a second conductive element, and an antenna structure comprising an antenna element and a radiation passage extending from the antenna element in a first direction. The antenna structure is connected to the first reflection passage at a first interface, the first reflection passage extending in a second direction different from the first direction. A first reflective structure is associated with an interior of the first reflection passage and is arranged at a predetermined distance from the first interface such that electromagnetic waves propagating from the antenna structure into the first reflection passage are reflected to the radiation passage by the first reflective structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Janne Ilvonen, Alexander Khripkov, Jari Kristian Van Wonterghem, Ruiyuan Tian
  • Patent number: 11949157
    Abstract: A dual polarization log-periodic antenna apparatus includes a log-periodic antenna and a conical reflector. The conical reflector is arranged below the log-periodic antenna. The log-periodic antenna is configured to transmit a plurality of radio waves. The conical reflector is configured to reflect the radio waves transmitted by the log-periodic antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: GRAND-TEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., RESILIENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Hsiung Hsu, Jia-Jiu Song, Chien-Wen Hung
  • Patent number: 11950335
    Abstract: A display device includes a glass substrate, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and driving circuits. The glass substrate includes first and second sides. The driving circuits are coupled to the LEDs. An anode of each of the LEDs receives a first anode signal different from a first reference anode signal by a first signal difference and a second anode signal different from a second reference anode signal by a second signal difference. A cathode of each of the LEDs receives a first cathode signal different from a first reference cathode signal by a third signal difference and a second cathode signal different from a second reference cathode signal by a fourth signal difference. The LEDs that are closer to the second side have greater first and third signal difference, and the LEDs that are closer to the first side have greater second fourth signal difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shiang-Lin Lian
  • Patent number: 11950336
    Abstract: A load control device for regulating an average magnitude of a load current conducted through an electrical load may operate in different modes. The load control device may comprise a control circuit configured to activate an inverter circuit during an active state period and deactivate the inverter circuit during an inactive state period. In one mode, the control circuit may adjust the average magnitude of the load current by adjusting the inactive state period while keeping the active state period constant. In another mode, the control circuit may adjust the average magnitude of the load current by adjusting the active state period while keeping the inactive state period constant. In yet another mode, the control circuit may keep a duty cycle of the inverter circuit constant and regulate the average magnitude of the load current by adjusting a target load current conducted through the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Kober
  • Patent number: 11948038
    Abstract: An RFIC module is provided that includes a base material having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; an RFIC mounted on a first surface side of the base material; a first conductor pattern formed on the first surface of the base material; a first insulator film formed on the first surface of the base material and a surface of the first conductor pattern; a second conductor pattern formed on the first insulator film and the first conductor pattern; and a second insulator film covering a surface side of the base material with respect to the first surface. Moreover, the first and second conductor patterns form a circuit connected between RFIC-side electrodes to which the RFIC is connected and antenna-side electrodes facing an antenna conductor pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 11950345
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for controlling cheering sticks to emit light based on a UWB location technology, First, setting location base stations, and generating a wireless local area network by the location base stations to cover a target area; next, after cheering sticks are connected to the location base stations through the wireless local area network, calculating positions of the cheering sticks according to signals sent by the location base stations; and converting the position coordinates into display coordinates according to a stadium seat mapping table obtained from the base stations; and finally, acquiring, by the cheering sticks, animation data from the location base stations, calculating play sequences of the cheering sticks according to the animation data and the display coordinates, acquiring, by the cheering sticks, play times from the base stations, and synchronously playing the play sequences to realize animation play of a whole cheering stick array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN BIKELOCK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongbing Wang
  • Patent number: 11942699
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first insulation layer, a defected metal layer, a second insulation layer, and a plurality of radiators. The defected metal layer is disposed on the first insulation layer, and the defected metal layer has a plurality of recess features which are arranged with uniform pitches. The second insulation layer is disposed on the first insulation layer and the defected metal layer. The radiators are disposed on the second insulation layer, and each radiator has a feeding portion and a grounding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Hung Lin, Wei Chen Cheng
  • Patent number: 11942682
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for electrically adjustable antenna stencils for controlling antenna pattern for beamforming are provided. In certain embodiments, a mobile device includes a front-end system including a plurality of radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, an antenna array including a plurality of electrically-adjustable stencils each connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, and a control circuit configured to control the plurality of electrically-adjustable stencils to control an antenna pattern of the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Kovacic, Guillaume Alexandre Blin
  • Patent number: 11930575
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lamp lighting assembly and lighting fixture. The lamp lighting assembly includes an anti-lightning-strike rectifier module, a high-voltage linear drive module, and a lighting module. The anti-lightning-strike rectifier module includes a first input terminal and a first output terminal, to convert an input current/input voltage of the first input terminal into a safe current/safe voltage and output the safe current/safe voltage to the first output terminal, and the anti-lightning-strike rectifier module is soldered to a pluggable fiberglass board. The high-voltage linear drive module includes a second input terminal and a second output terminal, the second input terminal is electrically connected to the first output terminal, and the second output terminal is electrically connected with the lighting module to drive the lighting module to work, and the high-voltage linear drive module and the lighting module are arranged on a substrate outside the fiberglass board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD., SUZHOU OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xianjiang Diao
  • Patent number: 11920760
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaptive energy storage in an illumination system are disclosed herein. An example method includes (1) obtaining, by one or more processors, data stored at a memory of a illumination unit; (2) obtaining, by one or more processors, a temperature value from a temperature sensor; (3) analyzing, by one or more processors, the obtained data and the temperature value to determine a minimum capacitor voltage to operate LEDs in accordance with an illumination cycle; and (4) control, by one or more processors, a voltage controller to convert an input voltage to the voltage controller to the determined minimum capacitor voltage, wherein the voltage controller is configured to apply the determined minimum capacitor voltage to a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph S. Slowik, Christopher P. Klicpera