Patents Examined by Walter Davis
  • Patent number: 9917356
    Abstract: A band-notched spiral antenna having one or more spiral arms extending from a radially inner end to a radially outer end for transmitting or receiving electromagnetic radiation over a frequency range, and one or more resonance structures positioned adjacent one or more segments of the spiral arm associated with a notch frequency band or bands of the frequency range so as to resonate and suppress the transmission or reception of electromagnetic radiation over said notch frequency band or bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jae Jeon, John Chang
  • Patent number: 9912065
    Abstract: A dipole antenna module and an electronic apparatus include an antenna element, a power feeder formed at an end of the antenna element and connected to a circuit board to process an antenna signal through a cable, and a ground part to ground a ground of the cable such that the ground part keeps a preset gap from the antenna element and is grounded to a conductor of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-young Kim, Chee-hwan Yang, In-young Lee, Sang-hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 9912062
    Abstract: Electronic devices may include substrates with integrated circuit traces. For example, a component of an electronic device may include a substrate with one or more circuit traces formed on the substrate. A support structure may be embedded in the substrate at a location proximate to at least a part of a circuit trace of the one or more circuit traces. A connector may be affixed to at least the support structure and at least a portion of the part of the circuit trace. This disclosure also describes techniques for assembling substrates with circuit traces and embedded support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Alan Matasek
  • Patent number: 9899745
    Abstract: An antenna comprising a reflector have a center-fed shaped axially displaced elliptical (ADE) configuration with either an elliptical aperture or a truncated elliptical aperture is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Yueh-Chi Chang, David L. Hendry, Aravind B. Movva
  • Patent number: 9899737
    Abstract: An antenna element (100) comprises an active patch formed by a conductive layer (104) on a front surface of a substrate (102) and a parasitic ground patch (106) on a back surface of the substrate. The active patch has a spiral slot (112) in a central portion, and peripheral portions (110a-110d) which are substantially wider than the spiral slot. A signal feed strip (114) extends from a side of said active patch across the front surface of the substrate. Two signal ground strips (116, 118) are provided on the front surface, each separated from the active patch by a predetermined gap (120, 122). The parasitic ground patch has a slot in a central portion substantially back-to-back with the central portion of the active patch through the substrate. The element has broadband properties that can be tuned by various modifications. Several elements can be used in close array, with lower cross-talk than known antenna designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SOFANT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Nakul Raghavanand Haridas, Ahmed Osman El-Rayis, Tughrul Sati Arslan
  • Patent number: 9893429
    Abstract: An antenna comprising a conductive base comprising a west edge, an east edge, a north edge, a south edge, and a center axis, a left slot of nonconductive material extending from the south edge toward the north edge and positioned between the west edge and the center axis, and a right slot of nonconductive material extending from the south edge toward the north edge and positioned between the east edge and the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shing Lung Steven Yang, Hongyu Wang, Ping Shi, Daejoung Kim, Wee Kian Toh
  • Patent number: 9887465
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus based on metamaterial structures provided for antenna and transmission line devices, including single-layer metallization and via-less metamaterial structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Services GmbH
    Inventors: Ajay Gummalla, Maha Achour, Cheng Jung Lee, Vaneet Pathak, Gregory Poilasne
  • Patent number: 9882284
    Abstract: An antenna device of a mobile terminal for securing a performance of an antenna of the mobile terminal having a case of a metal material is provided. The antenna device of the mobile terminal includes an antenna module for radiating electric waves, and a case for forming an external form of the mobile terminal, made of a metal material, having a slot in a portion of the metal material, and electrically connected to each of the antenna module and a ground of the mobile terminal, and for operating as a radiator through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjin Eom, Jaehee Kim, Sukho Kim, Haeyeon Kim, Jinkyu Bang, Joonho Byun, Kyungmoon Seol
  • Patent number: 9819098
    Abstract: Package structures are provided having antenna-in-packages that are integrated with semiconductor RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) chips to form compact integrated radio/wireless communications systems that operate in the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency range with radiation in broadside and end-fire directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoxiong Gu, Alberto V. Garcia, Duixian Liu, Scott K. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9806404
    Abstract: A fin-shaped multi-band antenna module, e.g., for vehicles, includes an antenna printed circuit board and a plate arranged thereupon. In a lower region the plate is mechanically connected to the antenna printed circuit board. A first monopole extends in an essentially vertical direction on the plate and is connected to the antenna printed circuit board in a lower region by a feed point. The first monopole is inductively extended in the vertical direction in an upper region of the first monopole in order to enable transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves in a lower telephone frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Guy-Aymar Chakam, Benjamin Becker
  • Patent number: 9806413
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for modifying spacing in between a plurality of antenna dipole columns on an antenna associated with a wireless communications network. A first signaling technology currently employed by a base station is determined, where the first signaling technology requires each of the antenna dipole columns to be separated from one another by a first distance. It is then determined that a second signaling technology is to be employed by the base station, the second signaling technology requiring each of the antenna dipole columns to be separated from one another by a second distance. A signaling message is communicated to a movement mechanism, causing at least one of the antenna dipole columns to move so that the columns are spaced at the second distance from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Chaitanya Chukka, Sreekar Marupaduga, Andrew M. Wurtenberger
  • Patent number: 9806422
    Abstract: Package structures are provided having antenna-in-packages that are integrated with semiconductor RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) chips to form compact integrated radio/wireless communications systems that operate in the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency range with radiation in broadside and end-fire directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alberto V. Garcia, Xiaoxiong Gu, Duixian Liu
  • Patent number: 9799956
    Abstract: A three-dimensional compound loop antenna is provided, including a ground plane, a pair of horizontal conductive portions substantially horizontal relative to the ground plane, a feed line substantially vertical relative to the ground plane, and a vertical conductive portion coupling the pair of horizontal conductive portions to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DOCKON AG
    Inventors: Ryan James Orsi, Matthew Robert Foster
  • Patent number: 9793603
    Abstract: A first module and a second module are formed on a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chip substrate. The first module is to serialize and de-serialize a data signal. The second module is to up-convert and down-convert the data signal to and from the first module. An antenna is coupled to the second module and integrated onto the CMOS chip substrate. The antenna is coupleable to a hollow metal waveguide (HMWG). The first and second modules are arranged for proximity to the antenna to avoid substantially degrading the data signal at millimeter wave frequencies in migrating the data signal between the first module and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: John Yan
  • Patent number: 9774071
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a feed portion, a ground portion, a primary antenna, a secondary antenna, and a metal portion connected to the ground portion. The primary antenna includes first and second radiating portions. The first radiating portion and the second radiating portion are both connected to the feed portion and are positioned at opposite sides of the feed portion. The secondary antenna includes third and fourth radiating portions. The third radiating portion and the fourth radiating portion are connected to the ground portion and positioned at two sides of the ground portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chieh Lee, Yen-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9748656
    Abstract: The patch antenna includes an electrically conductive patch carried by a dielectric substrate and having a planar shape and a feed point defined therein. A feed conductor is coupled to the feed point of the electrically conductive patch, and a plurality of electrically conductive wings extend upwardly from a periphery of the electrically conductive patch. A method aspect may include adjusting at least one property (e.g. frequency) of the antenna by angling at least one of the plurality of electrically conductive wings outwardly from the electrically conductive patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francis Eugene Parsche
  • Patent number: 9742070
    Abstract: A system includes an antenna array and a transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly via the antenna array. The antenna array includes a substrate having first and second ground plates. The antenna array also includes multiple substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antenna elements located along an edge of the substrate. The antenna array further includes feed lines configured to provide signals to the antenna elements and receive signals from the antenna elements. Each antenna element includes a waveguide between the first and second ground plates and enclosed by vias through the substrate, where the waveguide has one open edge along the edge of the substrate. The system could include multiple antenna arrays, where each antenna array includes multiple SIW antenna elements and the antenna arrays are located along different edges of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hongyu Zhou, Farshid Aryanfar
  • Patent number: 9742054
    Abstract: A holder is provided for holding an electrical component on a circuit board having a lead hole. The holder includes a body having a base for holding the electrical component and a connection member for mounting the body to the circuit board. The base includes a lead opening that is configured to hold a solder lead of the electrical component therein. The connection member extends from the base and is configured to mechanically connect to the circuit board such that the base holds an end of the solder lead of the electrical component within the lead hole of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew E. Mostoller, Jeffrey W. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9742067
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna apparatus. The antenna apparatus includes a feeding pad for supplying a signal, a main device extended from the feeding pad, and a sub-device extended from the feeding pad and spaced apart from the main device while overlapping with the main device. The antenna apparatus includes the sub-device overlapped with the main device, so that the resonance frequency band of the antenna apparatus is enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 9735474
    Abstract: A deployable antenna array is provided having at least one boresight axis, and including a first plurality of first antenna array elements and a second plurality of second antenna array elements separate from the first plurality of first antenna array elements, the antenna array being configured for being selectively deployable at least from a stowed configuration to a deployed configuration. A radar system including an antenna array, a telecommunication system including an antenna array, and a method for deploying an antenna array are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Amir Shmuel