Patents Examined by Trinh V. Dinh
  • Patent number: 11467317
    Abstract: A marker device embodiment may include separate concentrically-oriented receive and transmit antenna elements coupled to an ASIC which includes electronics to receive an input signal at a first frequency from a transmitter, convert the input signal to a power supply to power the electronic circuit, generate, in response to the input signal, an output signal at a second frequency different from the first frequency, and provide the output signal, via the transmit antenna element, to an above-ground receiver for assistance in determining the location of a buried utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Stephanie M. Bench, Mark S. Olsson, Matthew D. Bockman
  • Patent number: 11444367
    Abstract: An antenna assembly configured to be mounted on a glass structure. The antenna assembly comprises a multilayer structure comprising i) a superstrate layer comprising a thin dielectric material; ii) an antenna layer on which the superstrate layer is disposed, the antenna layer comprising an electrically conducting material; and ii) a first substrate layer on which the antenna layer is disposed. The antenna assembly further comprises a housing in which the multilayer structure is disposed. The housing is adapted for attachment to a surface of the glass structure. A dielectric characteristic of the superstrate layer compensates for a dielectric characteristic of the glass structure in order to reduce the variability of the operating frequency of the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Brockett, Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Raymond G. Acker
  • Patent number: 11437731
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a radiating structure. The radiating structure has a transmission array structure having a plurality of transmission paths, each transmission path having a plurality of slots. The radiating structure also has a radiating array structure of a plurality of radiating elements, with each radiating element corresponding to at least one slot from the plurality of slots, the radiating array structure positioned proximate the transmission array structure. A feed coupling structure is coupled to the transmission array structure and adapted for propagation of a transmission signal to the transmission array structure, the transmission signal radiated through at least one of the plurality of slots and at least one of the plurality of radiating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Metawave Corporation
    Inventor: George Daniel
  • Patent number: 11417957
    Abstract: An antenna comprises a split ring resonator. The antenna has a main portion which forms a split ring with a split portion. The main portion has an upper surface portion, a first fixed portion, a second fixed portion, a third fixed portion, a first reinforcing portion, a second reinforcing portion, a feed portion, a first end portion and a second end portion. Each of the first fixed portion, the second fixed portion and the third fixed portion is fixed on a circuit board when the antenna is mounted on the circuit board. Lower ends of the first fixed portion, the second fixed portion and the third fixed portion define an imaginary plane perpendicular to an up-down direction. Each of lower ends of the first reinforcing portion, the second reinforcing portion and the feed portion is positioned between the upper surface portion and the imaginary plane in the up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 11417963
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes an RF integrated circuit (IC) die, and an antenna coupled to the RF IC die. The RF system further includes a reflector layer over the RF IC die, the reflector layer extending over at least a portion of the antenna, a combination of the antenna and the reflector layer having a radiation pattern that comprises a main lobe in a first direction parallel to a top surface of the reflector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti
  • Patent number: 11398670
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and an antenna structure. The housing includes a front plate, a rear plate, and a lateral member surrounding a space between the front and rear plates. The antenna structure is disposed in the space includes a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed in the space and includes a ground layer at least in part. The antenna structure further includes at least one conductive patch disposed on the PCB in a second direction and configured to transmit and/or receive first and second signals having a frequency between about 3 GHz and about 100 GHz. The conductive patch includes a first feeder and a second feeder. The first feeder is disposed on a first virtual line passing through a center of the conductive patch and forming a first angle with respect to a virtual axis passing through the center and perpendicular to the second direction, and configured to transmit and/or receive the first signal having a first polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myunghun Jeong, Jaehoon Jo, Dongyeon Kim, Hosaeng Kim, Seongjin Park, Sumin Yun, Woomin Jang, Jehun Jong, Jaebong Chun
  • Patent number: 11398669
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to an antenna arrangement, an electronic device and a method for manufacturing the antenna arrangement. In one implementation, the antenna arrangement comprises a first antenna and a second antenna. The first antenna includes a first metal section connected to a first grounding point and a first initial radiator for feeding first radiations to the first metal section. The second antenna includes a second metal section connected to a second grounding point and a second initial radiator for feeding second radiations to the second metal section. The first and second metal sections are integral parts of a housing of the electronic device and separated by an opening. The second metal section is further connected to a third grounding point to provide isolation between the two antennae. Thus, a pair of antennae with a good antenna performance can be built with the same one structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Guozhong Ma, Anrong Zhang, Jie Zhang, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11398671
    Abstract: A biosensor using an array antenna includes: at least two antenna elements that are spaced apart from each other along the lateral circumference of an object, radiate electromagnetic waves having a directivity toward the inside of the object, and receive a scattered electromagnetic field; a signal generator for generating a feed signal with a frequency sweep; a phase shifter for adjusting the phase of the feed signal and transmitting the feed signal to the at least two antenna elements; and a controller for detecting the location of a target part inside the object based on the scattered electromagnetic field received in response to the radiated electromagnetic waves by sweeping the frequency and phase of the feed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Gang Il Byun
  • Patent number: 11387549
    Abstract: A glazing panel comprising (i) a pane of glass, (ii) an antenna, (iii) an electrically conductive connector joined to the antenna by a solder material, and (iv) a coaxial cable joined to the electrically conductive connector. The electrically conductive connector is a flat connector comprising first and a second electrically conductive portions laminated between two films of a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schnoerch, Shoichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11355855
    Abstract: A waveguide architecture for a dual-polarized antenna including multiple antenna elements. Aspects are directed to dual-polarized antenna architectures where each antenna element includes a polarizer having an individual waveguide with dual-polarization signal propagation and divided waveguides associated with each basis polarization. The waveguide architecture may include unit cells having corporate waveguide networks associated with each basis polarization connecting each divided waveguide of the polarizers of each antenna element in the unit cell with a respective common waveguide. The waveguide networks may have waveguide elements located within the unit-cell boundary with a small or minimized inter-element distance. Thus, unit cells may be positioned adjacent to each other in a waveguide device assembly for a dual-polarized antenna array without increased inter-element distance between antenna elements of adjacent unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Anders Jensen, Dominic Q. Nguyen, Donald L. Runyon
  • Patent number: 11349205
    Abstract: A communication technique and a system thereof that fuse a 5th generation (5G) communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate in a beyond 4th generation (4G) system to internet of things (IoT) technology are provided. The communication technique and a system thereof may be applied to an intelligent service (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related service) based on 5G communication technology and IoT related technology. Further, a beamforming antenna assembly including a metal structure and particularly, a beamforming antenna assembly that can minimize a communication distortion of a beamforming antenna due to an influence of a metal is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoongeon Kim, Seungtae Ko, Taesik Yang, Juneyong Young
  • Patent number: 11336026
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes an RF integrated circuit (IC) die, and an antenna coupled to the RF IC die. The RF system further includes a reflector layer over the RF IC die, the reflector layer extending over at least a portion of the antenna, a combination of the antenna and the reflector layer having a radiation pattern that comprises a main lobe in a first direction parallel to a top surface of the reflector layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti
  • Patent number: 11322852
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lens antenna packaging structure, a preparation method and an electronic device. The lens antenna packaging structure includes a rewiring layer stack, a feeder line, a plastic encapsulation layer, an antenna, a lens, a chip and a protruded solder ball. The lens covers the antenna, such that one or a combination of the spherical beam and the cylindrical beam radiated initially from the antenna will be refracted by the lens into a desired shape, to improve the directivity of the beam through the lens, which can enhance the directional gain of electromagnetic waves through the lens, reduce the attenuation and loss of the electromagnetic waves of the antenna, and produce a significant energy saving for 5G base stations and terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SJ SEMICONDUCTOR (JIANGYIN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jangshen Lin, Chengchung Lin, Yenheng Chen, Chengtar Wu
  • Patent number: 11296745
    Abstract: A mobile station includes: a baseband processor; and an RF front-end module connected to the baseband processor and including a plurality of antenna modules and a controller. The plurality of antenna modules each include an antenna element and a variable phase shifter connected to the antenna element. The baseband processor is configured to output a beam control signal indicating a direction of an antenna beam formed by the plurality of antenna elements. The controller is configured to receive the beam control signal from the baseband processor, determine a phase control amount for each variable phase shifter on the basis of the beam control signal, and control each variable phase shifter on the basis of the determined phase control amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Shimura
  • Patent number: 11296404
    Abstract: An interface in accordance with present embodiments includes a base and a theme portion disposed on the base. A first layer is disposed on the base and includes a mixture with metallic powder suspended within a translucent medium. A second layer is disposed on the base over the first layer and over the theme portion, and includes the mixture. A third layer is disposed on the base and on the theme portion over only portions of the second layer. The third layer includes paint and paint thinner. A fourth layer is disposed on the theme portion over the third layer and exposed portions of the second layer. The fourth layer also includes the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Swim, Jr., George Peter Gakoumis, Jr., Matthew Tangan Usi, Jason William Hawk, Anthony Louis Mandile, Brian Matthew Stuckey, Vanessa Rachael Luedtke, Douglas Evan Goodner
  • Patent number: 11283154
    Abstract: A communications terminal includes an antenna Which includes a circuit hoard, a radiator, two feeds, and two coupling structures. The radiator is disposed around an outer edge of the circuit board, and a ring-shape slot is formed between the outer edge of the circuit board and the radiator. A first feed is electrically coupled to a first coupling structure, the first coupling structure is coupled to the radiator along one direction, and a current in a first polarization direction is formed on the circuit board by using the radiator and the ring-shape slot. A second feed is electrically coupled to a second coupling structure, the second coupling structure is coupled to the radiator along another direction, and a current in a second polarization direction is formed on the circuit board by using the radiator and the ring-shape slot. A specific included angle is formed between the above two directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dingliang Wen, Yang Hao, Hanyang Wang, Hai Zhou, Shuhui Sun
  • Patent number: 11271308
    Abstract: Systems are provided for the efficient generation of oscillating magnetic fields below the Low Frequency band. These systems generate such fields by mechanically rotating one or more diametrically-magnetized permanent magnets. In order to reduce friction, the magnets are rotated by applying a motive magnetic field to the magnet(s) to rotate the magnet(s) and thereby generate the oscillating magnetic field. Additionally, diamagnetic repulsion, active magnetic field control, and/or biasing permanent magnets are employed to levitate the rotating magnet(s), further reducing friction and increasing system efficiency. These systems may be employed to generate modulated low-frequency oscillating magnetic fields for communication through seawater, rocks, or other obstacles. Additionally or alternatively, these systems may be employed to generate low-frequency oscillating magnetic fields for navigation and location sensing, resource identification and extraction, or other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Ronald E. Pelrine, Annjoe Wong-Foy, Allen L. Hsu
  • Patent number: 11264699
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metal mechanism element, a ground element, a first radiation element, a second radiation element, and a dielectric substrate. The metal mechanism element has a slot. A notch is formed on an edge of the metal mechanism element. The notch and the slot are connected to each other. The ground element is coupled to the metal mechanism element. The first radiation element has a feeding point. The second radiation element is coupled to the first radiation element and includes a first extension portion. The second radiation element extends across the slot. The first extension portion is parallel to the slot. A vertical projection of the first extension portion at least partially overlaps the slot. The dielectric substrate is adjacent to the metal mechanism element. The first radiation element and the second radiation element are disposed on the dielectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng-Pang Chang, Shih-Hsien Tseng
  • Patent number: 11252548
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 11228114
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a monitoring system. The monitoring system includes a wireless device and a holding structure. The wireless device includes communications circuitry that enables wireless communications of data obtained locally by the wireless device, and an antenna coupled to the communications circuitry and configured to radiate signals including information indicative of the obtained data. The holding structure includes an engagement member configured to detachably engage the wireless device, an attachment member configured to detachably attach the engaged wireless device to a surface of an object monitored by the wireless device, and an antenna enhancing structure disposed inside the holding structure and configured to mitigate interference by the surface of the object on the signals radiated by the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Jingyuan Tan