Patents Examined by Vibol Tan
  • Patent number: 11329398
    Abstract: An antenna device is presented. The antenna device comprises: a conformal antenna body which has a desired geometry corresponding to a front portion of a platform on which the antenna device is to be mounted, and an antenna unit carried by the antenna body. The antenna unit comprises at least one phased array of antenna elements. The antenna elements of each array are arranged in a spaced-apart relationship in a closed loop path along a circumference of the antenna body having a desired geometry corresponding to a front portion of platform on which the antenna unit is to be mounted. Each of the antenna elements is configured as an end-fire antenna element capable of emitting linearly polarized radiation, the array of the antenna elements being thereby operable as a forward looking end-fire antenna array, enabling electronic steering of an antenna beam by controllably modifying phases of the antenna elements of each array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Vladimir Rojanski
  • Patent number: 11329385
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present disclosure, an antenna includes: a ground plane; a central support extending from the ground plane, the central support having two feeding probes, each of the feeding probes having a first part and a second part, each of the first part and the second part being separated from one another and from the first and second parts of the other feeding probe; and four radiating arms, one radiating arm extending from each of the first and second parts of each feeding probe, wherein at least a portion of at least two of the radiating arms extends in directions different from orientations of their respective parts of the feeding probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Harel, Jerome Plet
  • Patent number: 11329390
    Abstract: A multiband antenna array includes a radiating element array having first and second rows of MIMO radiating elements. The two rows of MIMO radiating elements include a plurality of dual-polarised radiating elements. The radiating element array includes a dual-polarised low-band radiating element. A reflector array is provided, from which a) the dual-polarised radiating elements of the first and second rows of MIMO radiating elements and b) the dual-polarised low-band radiating element are spaced. The dual-polarised low-band radiating element includes at least four directive radiating element devices, which are each offset relative to one another by at least approximately 90° and delimit an accommodation space. In the accommodation space there are at least one or at least two dual-polarised radiating elements from the first row of MIMO radiating elements and at least one or at least two dual-polarised radiating elements from the second row of MIMO radiating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Maximilian Göttl
  • Patent number: 11316277
    Abstract: This application provides implementations related to lenses. In one implementation, a lens comprises a substrate layer and a metal layer, wherein at least one surface of the substrate layer is a concave surface or a convex surface; the metal layer exists on the at least one surface of the substrate layer; the metal layer comprises a metal part and a hollow-out part, and the metal part or the hollow-out part is presented by using a graphics array; the graphics array comprises a plurality of first rings, the first ring comprises a plurality of graphic units, and a larger ring encircles a smaller ring in the plurality of first rings; and at least one of the following are different: size of graphic units comprised in two adjacent first rings, rotation angle of graphic units comprised in two adjacent first rings, or two adjacent first intervals, wherein the first interval is an interval between the two adjacent first rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Luo, Yi Chen, Long Kong
  • Patent number: 11316276
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a substrate, an antenna radiator and a circuitous transmission line. In various embodiments, a novel antenna radiator, a circuitous transmission line, and assemblies thereof are disclosed. The embodiments provide an antenna module that is optimized for wide band 5GNR frequencies (ex: 600 MHz to 6000 MHz) using a combined feeder extension of a serpentine RF coaxial cable and planar transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Javier Ruben Flores-Cuadras
  • Patent number: 11306880
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a configurable lighting device, connectors, controllers, and methods for layout detection are provided. The configurable lighting devices, suitably connected, form an assembly of configurable lighting devices that can be removably connected with one another and re-arranged. Connectors are provided that form mechanical and electrical connections between configurable lighting devices such that a flow of electricity and control signals may be propagated without the need for direct connection between every configurable lighting device and a controller. The controller or devices connected to the controller are configured to perform layout detection such that pleasing visualizations may be rendered across the assembly that are rendered using at least the detected layout. When the configuration of the configurable lighting devices changes, the layout detection is automatically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Tomas Rodinger, Aliakbar Juzer Eski, Henry Chow, Arash Sadr, John Anders Ohrn, Gimmy Chu
  • Patent number: 11309634
    Abstract: A novel synthetic uniform circular array (SUCA) method for generating vortex electromagnetic (EM) wave carrying high orbital angular momentum (OAM) mode has the following steps. N antenna elements are placed radially to form a uniform circular array (UCA), where N is a positive integer. By rotating the array elements to various spatial locations, modifying their feeding phases, and superimposing the generated fields at various spatial locations, SUCA can beat the limit of space and configure more array elements to generate vortex electromagnetic (EM) waves carrying high mode OAMs. Meanwhile, due to the more synthetic array elements and smaller aperture than the traditional UCA, the purity of OAM mode is higher and it is more flexible to adjust the main lobe directions of these vortex waves carrying different OAM modes, and can generate vortex EM waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Haibo Jiang, Zijun Chen, Yubin Gong, Yang Yang, Shaomeng Wang, Chengbo Gui, Jiangnan Fu, Xinyang He
  • Patent number: 11301770
    Abstract: A method of solving a problem can include providing a fermionic Hamiltonian, transformation of the fermionic Hamiltonian to qubit operators, transformation of the fermionic Hamiltonian in qubit operators to a mean-field Hamiltonian, and embedding the Hamiltonian onto a quantum computer. Such systems and methods may improve upon existing methods for solving electronic structure problems on a computer by adapting the problem to available hardware, reducing computational cost, and reducing the number of required qubits to solve electronic structure problems for larger number of atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: OTI LUMIONICS INC.
    Inventors: Scott N. Genin, Artur Izmaylov, Ilya Ryabinkin
  • Patent number: 11303279
    Abstract: A device includes a programmable logic fabric. The programmable logic fabric includes a first area, wherein a first persona is configured to be programmed in the first area. The programmable logic fabric also includes a second area, wherein a second persona is configured to be programmed in the second area in a second persona programming time. The device is configured to be controlled by a host to switch from running the first persona to running the second persona in a time less than the second persona programming time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: David Alexander Munday, Randall Carl Bilbrey, Jr., Evan Custodio
  • Patent number: 11289796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a circuit board arrangement including a circuit board, whose metallization comprises at least one coplanar stripline for supplying signals to a radiator, in particular a mobile communication radiator. In this circuit board arrangement, the circuit board comprises a field converter, which is electrically connected to the coplanar stripline and which conducts a coaxial field through at least one layer of the circuit board and converts it into the coplanar stripline field of the coplanar stripline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Vollmer, Dan Fleancu
  • Patent number: 11279385
    Abstract: Wireless communication systems for a vehicle, such as a train, are disclosed. In an embodiment, the wireless communication system includes a communication unit, an antenna, a power cable, a data transferring path, and a protective shield. The communication unit is arranged inside the vehicle. The antenna is provided on or above an exterior metal surface, such as the roof, of the vehicle. The power cable and the data transferring path connect the antenna and the communication unit. The protective shield is made of a conductive material, and is electrically and mechanically bonded to the exterior metal surface of the vehicle. The protective shield includes a cavity for accommodating the antenna, and at least one waveguide aperture extends through the protective shield and into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Icomera AB
    Inventor: Joel Bjurström
  • Patent number: 11276940
    Abstract: A dielectric substrate is provided between a first waveguide member and a second waveguide member. The second waveguide member includes a plurality of slots for radiating a horizontally polarized wave. The dielectric substrate is provided with a plurality of line-shaped conductors arranged obliquely with respect to the waveguide axial direction and waveguide wall conductors as waveguide wall surfaces, and includes conductor-removed portions that function as vertically-polarized-wave radiation slot parallel to the waveguide axial direction. The waveguide wall conductors are connected by vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Narihiro Nakamoto, Toru Fukasawa, Shuji Nuimura
  • Patent number: 11271325
    Abstract: A dipole antenna comprises N dipole elements spaced along a dimension of the antenna, each dipole element including a pair of electrically conductive structures and 2N electronic networks each coupled to a corresponding electrically conductive structure of an associated dipole element to form N pairs of electronic networks wherein each electronic network includes a port. The electrically conductive structures are electrically isolated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Edward V. Koretzky, Michael Herndon, Jackson Ng
  • Patent number: 11271322
    Abstract: A substrate integrated waveguide fed antenna. The antenna includes an electric dipole, a parasitic patch arrangement operably coupled with the electric dipole, and a feed structure. The feed structure includes a substrate integrated waveguide operably coupled with the electric dipole for exciting the electric dipole. A slotted conductive surface with a slot is arranged between the electric dipole and the feed structure for operably coupling the feed structure with the electric dipole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chi Hou Chan, Manting Wang
  • Patent number: 11264207
    Abstract: An isolation system includes an input junction coupled to one or more RF power supplies via a match network for receiving radio frequency (RF) power. The isolation system further includes a plurality of channel paths connected to the input junction for distributing the RF power among the channel paths. The isolation system includes an output junction connected between each of the channel paths and to an electrode of a plasma chamber for receiving portions of the distributed RF power to output combined power and providing the combined RF power to the electrode. Each of the channel paths includes bottom and top capacitors for blocking a signal of the different type than that of the RF power. The isolation system avoids a risk of electrical arcing created by a voltage difference between an RF terminal and a non-RF terminal when the terminals are placed proximate to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Hyungjoon Kim, Sunil Kapoor, Karl Leeser, Vince Burkhart
  • Patent number: 11258169
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same of a dual-band inverted-F antenna of an electronic device are described. One device includes a single RF feed line coupled to a dual-band inverted-F antenna. The dual-band inverted-F antenna includes a RF feed coupled to the single RF feed line; a ground element; a first arm; a second arm; and a third arm coupled to the ground element. The RF feed is located at a point that is closer to the third arm than a first opening between a distal end of the first arm and the ground element. The second arm is located on an opposite side of the first arm than the ground element, forming a second opening between the second arm and the ground element and a third opening between the second arm and the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eswarappa Channabasappa, Amit Gaikwad
  • Patent number: 11258176
    Abstract: A non-circular center-fed antenna and method for using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises: a non-circular antenna aperture with radio-frequency (RF) radiating antenna elements; and a non-radially symmetric directional coupler to supply a RF feed wave to the aperture at a central location within the antenna aperture to enable the feed wave to propagate outward from the central location to an edge of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Mohsen Sazegar, Chris Eylander
  • Patent number: 11251541
    Abstract: This application discloses a dual-polarized antenna, a radio frequency front-end apparatus, and a communications device. The dual-polarized antenna is a planar antenna, and a maximum radiation direction of the dual-polarized antenna is parallel to an antenna plane. A radio frequency circuit may be disposed at a side opposite to the maximum radiation direction of the dual-polarized antenna and located on a same circuit board as the dual-polarized antenna. A low profile feature is implemented, and the radio frequency circuit and the dual-polarized antenna do not need to be connected by using an interconnection plug, thereby reducing an insertion loss and reducing an assembly difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Chaoming Luo, Keli Zou, Guangjian Wang, Guolong Huang
  • Patent number: 11245199
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to antennas. One example antenna includes a reflective device, at least two radiating arrays whose operating bands are in a first preset frequency band, and a plurality of parasitic radiators. Each radiating array of the at least two radiating arrays includes a plurality of radiating elements. Each radiating array of the at least two radiating arrays is electrically disposed on the reflective device along a length direction of the reflective device, and the plurality of parasitic radiators are disposed between two adjacent radiating arrays in the at least two radiating arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Weihong Xiao, Dingjiu Daojian
  • Patent number: 11245389
    Abstract: A controller comprises a pulse generation circuit, output management circuitry, and a plurality of outputs configured to connect the controller to a plurality of controlled elements. The pulse generation circuit is configured to generate quantum control pulses. For each control pulse of a plurality of control pulses generated by the pulse generation circuit, the output management circuitry is configured to determine to which of the plurality of outputs to route the control pulse such that a first of the plurality of control pulses is routed to a first of the plurality of controlled elements and a second of the plurality of control pulses is routed to a second of the plurality of control elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yonatan Cohen, Nissim Ofek, Itamar Sivan