Patents by Inventor Adrian Napoles

Adrian Napoles has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10419948
    Abstract: Network hardware devices are organized in a wireless mesh network (WMN) including multiple home access node (HAN) relay devices located in a geographic area and separated from one another by a distance. To avoid an obstruction preventing terrestrial line-of-sight (LOS) communications, an aerial reflector is deployed for terrestrial non-line-of-sight (NLOS) communications between first and second HAN relay devices. The aerial reflector device is positioned at an aerial location above a first terrestrial location of the first HAN relay device and a second terrestrial location of the second HAN relay device. The aerial reflector device includes a reflective surface that is positioned and oriented to provide terrestrial NLOS communications between a radio of the first HAN relay device and a radio of the second HAN relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Labadie, Jin Dong Kim, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 10419959
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, computer-readable media, techniques, and methodologies are disclosed for optimizing radio frequency configuration of a user device for better power management and faster time to first fix. The radio frequency configuration of user devices may be optimized based on user input analysis, machine learning, or crowd sourcing methodologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Dron, Rohit Sammeta, Adrian Napoles, Ulf Jan Ove Mattsson, Chun Kit Lai, Daejoung Kim, Namhoon Kim, Eswarappa Channabasappa, Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan
  • Patent number: 10411326
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. One apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) circuitry, a housing, an antenna structure, and multi-connector switching circuitry. The RF circuitry includes a first RF feed for a first frequency and a second RF feed for a second frequency. The housing includes a first strip element disposed at a periphery of the housing, where the first strip element is physically separated from the housing by a first cutout in the housing. The antenna structure includes the first strip element coupled to a first multi-connector switching circuitry by a first connector and a second connector. The first multi-connector switching circuitry coupled to the first RF feed and the second RF feed where the first switching circuit to connect the first strip element to the first RF feed in a first mode of the first multi-connector switching circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Weiming Kuo, Adrian Napoles, Ming Zheng, Mudit Sunilkumar Khasgiwala
  • Patent number: 10381710
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. One apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) circuitry, a housing, an antenna structure, and multi-connector switching circuitry. The RF circuitry includes a first RF feed for a first frequency and a second RF feed for a second frequency. The housing includes a first strip element disposed at a periphery of the housing, where the first strip element is physically separated from the housing by a first cutout in the housing. The antenna structure includes the first strip element with a first connector, a second connector, and a third connector coupled to the multi-connector switching circuitry. The multi-connector switching circuitry connects the first RF feed coupled to the first RF feed and the second RF feed where the first switching circuit to connect the first strip element to the first RF feed in a first mode of the first multi-connector switching circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Weiming Kuo, Mudit Sunilkumar Khasgiwala, Adrian Napoles, Ming Zheng
  • Patent number: 10303415
    Abstract: A plurality of UAVs may be operated in a fleet, each of the UAVs in the fleet being configured to work collectively to achieve one or more functions, such as to create a display or implement an antenna array. The fleet of UAVs may operate individually and/or may be coupled to one another to operate as a collective unit. In some embodiments, one or more UAVs in the fleet may operate individually, while two or more UAVs in the fleet may be connected to one another. In such embodiments, the individual UAVs and the connected UAVs may together comprise the fleet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Danny Chan, Anuj Dron, Adrian Napoles, Rohit Sammeta, Steven James Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10205248
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. An antenna structure may include an antenna carrier, a first antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a first radio frequency (RF) feed, a second antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a second RF feed, a third antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a third RF feed, and a fourth antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a fourth RF feed. The first antenna and the second antenna may be located along a first axis of the antenna carrier that passes through a center of the antenna carrier. The third antenna and the fourth antenna may be located along a second axis of the antenna carrier that passes through a center of the antenna carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zheng, Adrian Napoles, Jay Praful Desai
  • Patent number: 10164722
    Abstract: A processing device tracks a frequency hopping sequence implemented by a personal area network (PAN) transmitter in a user device and identifies a set of filter coefficients corresponding to a first frequency of a plurality of frequencies in the frequency hopping sequence, wherein the PAN transmitter is currently transmitting a PAN signal at the first frequency. The processing device configures a tunable notch filter with the set of filter coefficients to cause the filter to remove at least a portion of a PAN component at the current frequency from a combined signal received at a wireless local area network (WLAN) receiver in the user device, the combined signal comprising a WLAN component attributable to a received WLAN signal and the PAN component attributable to the PAN signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Napoles, Mudit Sunilkumar Khasgiwala
  • Patent number: 10099561
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a power unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that may generate a current from a conductor of an overhead power line carrying an AC power signal. The power UAV has a receptor that includes a secondary coil. Current is generated by the secondary coil of the receptor from magnetic fields emanating from the overhead power lines while the power UAV is flying. The generated current may be used to fly the power UAV, recharge an energy storage device of the power UAV, or be provided to another UAV. In various implementations, while the power UAV is flying, the power UAV may receive another UAV, recharge the other UAV, and then release the UAV to resume flying. In various implementations, the power UAV may also monitor characteristics of the power delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Anuj Dron, Adrian Napoles, Rohit Sammeta, Ming Zheng
  • Patent number: 10074898
    Abstract: The present disclosure can provide a wideband antenna with a folded monopole structure that operates at GPS frequencies and high band (HB) frequencies. Accordingly, the wideband antenna can function as an integrated GPS and HB Diversity antenna for a computing device. In some embodiments, due to various constraints, the antenna can be designed to have a curved structure to fit within a corner of the computing device. The folded monopole antenna can comprise two substantially parallel conducting arms, which improves antenna performance. In some embodiments, the present disclosure can provide GPS and high band impedance matching for a signal received from the antenna in order to improve/ensure signal quality. The signal can be decoupled into a GPS signal portion and a high band signal portion for additional processing and/or information retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Weiming Kuo, Ulf Jan Ove Mattsson, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 10051499
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, computer-readable media, techniques, and methodologies are disclosed for optimizing radio frequency configuration of a user device for better power management and faster time to first fix. The radio frequency configuration of user devices may be optimized based on user input analysis, machine learning, or crowd sourcing methodologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Dron, Rohit Sammeta, Adrian Napoles, Ulf Jan Ove Mattsson, Chun Kit Lai, Daejoung Kim, Namhoon Kim, Eswarappa Channabasappa, Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan
  • Patent number: 10027023
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same of an electronic device are described. One wearable electronic device includes a housing of conductive material and an antenna structure disposed on or within a band that is used to affix to a user. The antenna structure includes a first connector, a second connector, and a first antenna element. The first and second connectors extend out from sides of the band and electrically couple to a RF feed and a ground point when the first and second connectors are physically coupled to the housing. The RF circuitry is operable to cause a first current flow on at least the first antenna element via the first connector to radiate electromagnetic energy in a first frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Namhoon Kim, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 10020579
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. One antenna structure includes a ground plane, a feed point, an antenna element, and a parasitic element. The feed point can be coupled to the antenna element and can receive a signal to cause the antenna structure to radiate electromagnetic energy. The antenna element includes: a first portion that extends in a first direction from the feeding point at the RF feed; a second portion that extends from a distal end of the first portion; a third portion that extends from a side of the second portion; a fourth portion that extends from the third portion; and a fifth portion that extends from the fourth portion. The parasitic element includes: a sixth portion that extends from the fourth portion; and the seventh portion that extends from the sixth portion to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zheng, Peter Eli Renner, Adrian Napoles, Khaled Ahmad Obeidat
  • Patent number: 9941730
    Abstract: Described herein are example charging stations for wirelessly recharging a variety of mobile devices. In some cases, the charging station is configured to receive a location indication of an antenna within the device, to determine a position of the device within the charging station, and to select an antenna from an array of antennas to provide a recharge signal to the device based on the location indication and the position of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daejoung (Dave) Kim, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 9917373
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. One apparatus includes a metal housing that includes a first slot formed in a first portion of a wall of the metal housing and a second slot formed in a second portion of the wall. The apparatus includes a fin structure disposed within the metal housing. The fin structure includes fins that form a first sectorial cavity behind the first portion of the wall corresponding to the first slot and a second sectorial cavity behind the second portion of the wall corresponding to the second slot. Radio frequency (RF) circuitry is disposed on a circuit board disposed within the metal housing and is operable to radiate electromagnetic energy via the first slot and to radiate electromagnetic energy via the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eswarappa Channabasappa, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 9912041
    Abstract: Antenna carriers with magneto-dielectric material and beam-shaping elements for enhanced performance and radiation safety of electronic devices are described. One electronic device includes a housing, an antenna element disposed on an antenna carrier, and a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the housing, the printed circuit board including radio frequency (RF) circuitry. The antenna carrier can be made up of a plastic cap, a ground plane, and a magneto-dielectric substrate with both dielectric and magnetic properties. The plastic cap is disposed at a first side of the housing and the magneto-dielectric substrate is disposed on a top surface of the plastic cap. The antenna element is disposed on a bottom surface of the magneto-dielectric substrate and electrically coupled to the RF circuitry. The antenna element radiates electromagnetic energy in a resonant mode and the magnetic property of the magneto-dielectric material increase efficiency, frequency bandwidth, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eswarappa Channabasappa, Adrian Napoles, Chun Kit Lai, Daejoung Kim, Seng Chin Tai, Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Anuj Dron, Namhoon Kim, Ulf Jan-Ove Mattsson, Rohit Sammeta
  • Patent number: 9860050
    Abstract: Dynamic tuning of antennas towards a receive channel carrier frequency, a transmit channel carrier frequency, or between the receive channel and transmit channel carrier frequencies in frequency division duplex (FDD) communications systems is disclosed. A user device, such as a mobile communications device may be configured to dynamically tune its antenna based at least in part on the amount of data to transmit, data to receive, a receive channel quality, and/or a transmit channel quality. The antenna may be tuned to one of the transmit or receive channels or a frequency between the transmit and receive channels based at least in part on which channel, if any, may benefit from greater antenna efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Diwakara Rao Noolu, Saranya Chandrasekaran, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 9774362
    Abstract: A user device obtains sensor data from sensors included in the user device. A set of current state information is determined based on the sensor data. A tuner code associated with the current state information is identified. Tuning values associated with the tuner code are varied during a training stage to determine an optimized tuner code. One or more antennae of the user device are tuned for communication in accordance with the optimized tuner code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Sammeta, Anuj Dron, Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Chun Kit Lai, Eswarappa Channabasappa, Namhoon Kim, Dave Kim, Adrian Napoles, Ulf Jan-Ove Mattsson
  • Patent number: 9768496
    Abstract: An antenna to communicate at a defined frequency; a feed point; and a near-field coupler array coupled to the feed point is described. The near-field coupler array may include a substrate; a ground plane on a first side of the substrate; and a near-field coupler array disposed on a second side of the substrate. The ground plane may include a first aperture and a second aperture. The near-field coupler array can include a first coupler element aligned with the first aperture and a second coupler element aligned with the second aperture. A first width of the first coupler element can be larger than a second width of the first aperture. A third width of the second coupler element can be larger than a fourth width of the second aperture. The first width and the third width can have a correlation to the defined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zheng, Adrian Napoles
  • Patent number: 9756544
    Abstract: A user device selects a communication module from a plurality of communication modules of the user device to communicate first data to a first device in a first configuration, selects a first antenna from a plurality of antennas of the user device to communicate the first data in the first configuration, and couples the communication module to the first antenna in the first configuration. The user device additionally selects the communication module to communicate second data to a second device in a second configuration, selects the first antenna and a second antenna from the plurality of antennas to communicate the second data in the second configuration, and couples the communication module to the first antenna and the second antenna in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Chun Kit Lai, Adrian Napoles, Namhoon Kim, Eswarappa Channabasappa, Ulf Jan Ove Mattsson, Anuj Dron, Daejoung Kim, Rohit Sammeta
  • Patent number: 9728848
    Abstract: Devices or apparatuses for changing settings of a neutralization line are described. A radio device may include a neutralization line coupled between a first antenna and a second antenna. The neutralization line has a variable component and the first and the second antennas are electromagnetically coupled and have a first coupling value. The neutralization line is controlled by a controller. The controller is coupled to the first antenna port, the second antenna port and the neutralization line. The controller detects an environmental condition that causes the first coupling value increase to a second coupling value. The controller also adjusts a value of the variable component to change a resistance value or, a reactance value, or both of the adaptive neutralization line to achieve a third coupling value that is lower than the second coupling value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Sammeta, Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Adrian Napoles, Anuj Dron, Mercyma Deeba Balachandran