Patents Examined by Walter Davis
  • Patent number: 9640859
    Abstract: Disclosed are an antenna apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same. The antenna apparatus includes a base, a radiation device on the base, and a protective layer formed on the radiation device to expose a partial region of the radiation device. The outer appearance failure of the antenna apparatus can be prevented, and the electrical performance of the antenna apparatus can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Uk Lim
  • Patent number: 9640863
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a device and a method for antenna impedance matching. The device comprises an application detection module, configured to detect a current state of an antenna of a terminal, and output a matching adjustment signal according to the state; an adaptive control module, configured to perform control over a process of matching adjustment in response to the matching adjustment signal; and a matching adjustable module, configured to, under control of the adaptive control module, perform matching adjustment on impedance of the antenna through an impedance matching network corresponding to the matching adjustment signal. Through the technical solution provided by the disclosure, the problem of single impedance matching mode in the prior art is solved, and further, the effect that differential matching can be performed for various application states of the terminal is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shaowu Shen
  • Patent number: 9642267
    Abstract: An antenna includes two elements having an antenna element which resonates by a frequency f1 and a ground wire element which resonates by a frequency f2 higher than the frequency f1. The antenna element is directed so that an antenna radiation part is located to be substantially parallel to a surface of a casing on which an operating part is provided. The ground wire element is directed so that a ground wire radiation part is located substantially vertically to the surface of the casing on which the operating part is provided. Further, a space between a feeding terminal connecting part of the antenna element and a ground terminal connecting part of the ground wire element is set to be equal to a space between a feeding terminal and a ground terminal and the feeding terminal connecting part is arranged to be parallel to the ground terminal connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogawa, Yoshio Koyanagi, Kouta Aoki
  • Patent number: 9634379
    Abstract: A planar inverted-F antenna according to an embodiment includes a ground plane, a radiator spaced apart from the ground plane, and a feeding member for feeding a current to the radiator. A first slot is formed in the radiator, and the first slot is excited as the current is fed to the radiator through the feeding member such that the current flows around the first slot and the first slot implements a resonance frequency according to the excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 9634383
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus with isolated non-interactive sectors and methods operating and forming the same. In one embodiment, an antenna with a radiative element comprising a planar layer with multiple sectors is disclosed. The sectors are configured to be interactive or non-interactive. The interactive sectors contribute to the radiative profile of the antenna. The non-interactive sectors are galvanically isolated from the interactive sectors and do not substantially affect the radiative profile of the antenna. Region borders are present between various ones of the interacting and non-interacting sectors. These region borders provide the galvanic isolation between the interacting and non-interacting sectors. The antenna further includes feed portions coupled to the interactive sectors, thereby defining the antenna pattern. The non-interactive sectors are largely transparent to the radiative mode and thus do not substantially affect the antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PULSE FINLAND OY
    Inventors: Juha Lundbom, Petteri Annamaa
  • Patent number: 9627128
    Abstract: A communication device that, when incorporated in an electronic device, can reduce the size and the thickness of a housing of the electronic device while maintaining communication characteristics. The communication device includes an antenna coil that is arranged on a peripheral part of a housing surface facing a reader-writer of a mobile phone, a magnetic sheet that attracts the magnetic filed transmitted from the reader-writer to the antenna coil, and a communication processing unit that is driven by a current flowing through the antenna coil and communicates with the reader-writer. The magnetic sheet is arranged to be closer to reader-writer than the antenna coil in the central part, and the antenna coil is arranged to be closer to the reader-writer on the outer periphery side, and at least a part of the conductive line of the antenna coil is superimposed in a direction orthogonal to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Saito, Katsuhisa Orihara, Yoshito Ikeda, Satoru Sugita
  • Patent number: 9614272
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing is provided comprising forming a mounting plate adaptable to a plurality of models of aircraft, forming an adapter plate configured for use with the mounting plate, forming a radome configured to attach to the mounting plate, configuring a shape of the adapter plate to encompass at least one footprint of at least one antenna, and providing a plurality of hole patterns through the adapter plate corresponding to known hole patterns of the at least one antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael G. Wallace
  • Patent number: 9608317
    Abstract: A spiral antenna device includes a plurality of generally polygonal loops. The polygonal loops have respective side counts that decrease progressively as a function of the loop's radial distance from a center of the antenna device. The side count may vary between loops as a multiple of a power of two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: Nahid Rahman, Mohammed N. Afsar
  • Patent number: 9608327
    Abstract: The range of a Near Field Communications (NFC) in an electronic device is boosted by positioning a magnet near the center of a spiral loop NFC antenna. The magnet interacts with a modulated magnetic field generated by the antenna, concentrating the power of the modulated field. The magnet may be part of another component of the device, such as a magnet in the zoom mechanism of a camera. If the electronic device has a metal case, performance of the NFC antenna is further enhanced by including an opening through the metal over an axis of the magnet and a segment of the antenna's spiral loop, and by extending the opening to eliminate a parasitic current pathway around the antenna. The extended opening in the metal case significantly reduces the effect of eddy currents generated in the housing that counter the NFC magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Seng Chin Tai, Chun Kit Lai, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 9595748
    Abstract: A remotely deployable, unmanned, inflatable satellite antenna is provided with shock absorbing supports inside a body of the antenna. The shock absorbing supports operatively connect the satellite receiver to the body interior surface and support the satellite receiver inside the body interior while allowing limited movement of the satellite receiver relative to the body interior surface in response to a shock force exerted on the body exterior surface when the antenna is deployed by air drop and impacts with the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Nathan D. Hiller
  • Patent number: 9577325
    Abstract: A radiating system transmits and receives in first and second frequency regions and includes a radiating structure comprising first and second radiation boosters having maximum sizes smaller than 1/30 times the free-space wavelength of the lowest frequencies of the first and second frequency regions, respectively. The radiating system further includes a radiofrequency system having first and second ports respectively connected to first and second internal ports of the radiating structure, and a third port connected to an external port of the radiating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Aurora Andujar Linares, Jaume Anguera Pros, Cristina Picher Planellas
  • Patent number: 9577316
    Abstract: An antenna with a combined bandpass/bandstop filter network is provided. The antenna includes: a first radiating arm connectable to an antenna feed, the first radiating arm configured to resonate at a first frequency; a second radiating arm, the second radiating arm and the first radiating arm, when electrically connected, configured to resonate at a second frequency lower than the first frequency; and, a filter network comprising a bandstop filter and a bandpass filter, the filter network filtering an electrical connection between the first radiating arm and the second radiating arm, the filter network configured to: electrically isolate the first radiating arm from the second radiating arm at the first frequency, and electrically connect the first radiating arm and the second radiating arm at the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Seong Heon Jeong
  • Patent number: 9577314
    Abstract: Antenna devices, antenna systems and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. One such antenna device includes a semiconductor chip and a chip package. The semiconductor chip includes at least one antenna that is integrated into a dielectric layer of the semiconductor chip and is configured to transmit electromagnetic waves. In addition, the chip package includes at least one ground plane, where the semiconductor chip is mounted on the chip package such that the ground plane(s) is disposed at a predetermined distance from the antenna to implement a reflection of at least a portion of the electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duixian Liu, Arun S. Natarajan, Jean-Olivier Plouchart, Scott K. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9570794
    Abstract: A support apparatus for an inflatable communications antenna system includes a case the size of airline carry-on luggage that is dimensioned to store a deflated antenna and its accompanying power, control and inflation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Clayton, Paul A. Gierow
  • Patent number: 9559433
    Abstract: Electronic devices may include radio-frequency transceiver circuitry and antenna structures. The antenna structures may form a dual arm inverted-F antenna and a monopole antenna sharing a common antenna ground. The antenna structures may have three ports. A first antenna port may be coupled to an inverted-F antenna resonating element at a first location and a second antenna port may be coupled to the inverted-F antenna resonating element at a second location. A third antenna port may be coupled to the monopole antenna. Tunable circuitry can be used to tune the antenna structures. An adjustable capacitor may be coupled to the first port to tune the inverted-F antenna. An additional adjustable capacitor may be coupled to the third port to tune the monopole antenna. Transceiver circuitry for supporting wireless local area network communications, satellite navigation system communications, and cellular communications may be coupled to the first, second, and third antenna ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yijun Zhou, Nanbo Jin, Yuehui Ouyang, Enrique Ayala Vazquez, Anand Lakshmanan, Robert W. Schlub, Mattia Pascolini, Matthew A. Mow
  • Patent number: 9559432
    Abstract: A multi-frequency shared antenna comprises a low frequency radiation array and a first high frequency radiation array both of which are disposed on a reflection plate and provided with power by different feeding networks. The first high frequency radiation array comprises a number of high frequency radiation units, at least partial high frequency radiation units are arranged on a same axis which overlaps one of two axes of the low frequency radiation array, in all high frequency radiation units arranged on said axis, at least partial high frequency radiation units are nested with the low frequency radiation units arranged on the same axis, and the orthogonal projection area of these nested high frequency radiation units on the reflection plate falls within the orthogonal projection area of the corresponding low frequency radiation units on the same reflection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: COMBA TELECOM SYSTEM (CHINA) LTD.
    Inventors: Shan qiu Sun, Feifei Jia, Peitao Liu
  • Patent number: 9553365
    Abstract: A multiband reception antenna enables the combined reception of circularly polarized satellite radio signals from at least one satellite radio service which emits with circular polarization and of terrestrially emitted radio signals. The multiband reception antenna comprises at least one satellite reception antenna with a ring line emitter and a plurality of vertical emitters are connected to the ring line emitter over the circumference of the ring line emitter. Furthermore, a monopole is provided, with a monopole connection point formed at the lower end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Lindenmeier, Heinz Lindenmeier, Leopold Reiter, Jochen Hopf
  • Patent number: 9553359
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a glass plate that is fixed to a flange of a vehicle body at a window opening portion of the vehicle body; a dielectric material; a conductive film provided between the glass plate and the dielectric material; and a monopolar feeding portion provided on the dielectric material at a surface opposite to a glass plate side and at a position capable of being capacitively coupled to the conductive film, the antenna apparatus being configured such that a clearance between an end portion of the flange of the vehicle body and an outer edge of the conductive film functions as a slot antenna, the conductive film being provided with a notch having one end as an open end at the outer edge of the conductive film in the vicinity of the feeding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Kagaya
  • Patent number: 9531063
    Abstract: The planar inverted-F antenna includes a first substrate made of a dielectric material, a grounding electrode disposed on a first surface of the first substrate; an emitting electrode disposed to be opposite to the grounding electrode so as to sandwich the first substrate, wherein the emitting electrode has an S-shape, and has a short-circuiting point short-circuited to the grounding electrode at an edge portion thereof, and a feed point at which power is fed and which is located away from the short-circuiting point by a distance at which the characteristic impedance of the planar inverted-F antenna for electric waves with a certain design wavelength has a certain value; and a second substrate disposed to cover the entire emitting electrode together with the first substrate and made of a dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrey S Andrenko
  • Patent number: 9356352
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. In the apparatus, there is an antenna package and an integrated circuit (IC). A circuit trace assembly is secured to the IC. A coupler (with an antenna assembly and a high impedance surface (HIS)) is secured to the circuit trace assembly. An antenna assembly has a window region, a conductive region that substantially surrounds the window region, a circular patch antenna that is in communication with the IC, and an elliptical patch antenna that is located within the window region, that is extends over at least a portion of the circular patch antenna, and that is in communication with the circular patch antenna. The HIS substantially surrounds the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Eunyoung Seok, Srinath Ramaswamy, Brian B. Ginsburg, Vijay B. Rentala, Baher Haroun