Patents by Inventor Gianni Taraschi

Gianni Taraschi 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: 11367960
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) includes: a volume of a dielectric material configured to be responsive to a signal feed, the signal feed being productive of a main E-field component having a defined direction ? in the DRA; wherein the volume of a dielectric material includes a volume of non-gaseous dielectric material having an inner region having a dielectric medium having a first dielectric constant, the volume of non-gaseous dielectric material that is other than the inner region having a second dielectric constant, the first dielectric constant being less than the second dielectric constant; wherein the volume of non-gaseous dielectric material has a cross sectional overall height Hv as observed in an elevation view of the DRA, and a cross sectional overall width Wv in a direction parallel to the defined direction ? as observed in the plan view of the DRA; and wherein Hv is greater than Wv/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams, Robert C. Daigle, Stephen O'Connor, Gianni Taraschi
  • Publication number: 20220181052
    Abstract: An electromagnetic, EM, component operational at a defined operating frequency, includes: a body of material having at least one magneto-dielectric material, MDM, with a magnetic material having a relative permeability greater than one and dielectric material having a relative permittivity greater than one, at the defined operating frequency; wherein the magnetic material has one of: a multi-phase crystal structure; or, a non-cubic crystal structure; and, wherein the EM component is at least one of; an EM resonator, and an EM beam shaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Shawn P. Williams, Yajie Chen, Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi
  • Publication number: 20220158351
    Abstract: An electromagnetic, EM, device, includes: a substrate having a dielectric layer and a first conductive layer at a first side of the substrate, the substrate having a via that extends at least partially through the substrate from the first side toward an opposing second side of the substrate; at least one dielectric structure having at least one non-gaseous dielectric material that forms a first dielectric portion that extends outward from the first side of the substrate, the first dielectric portion having a first average dielectric constant, the at least one dielectric structure further having a second dielectric portion that is contiguous with the first dielectric portion; wherein the second dielectric portion extends into the via of the substrate, the via having a mechanical interlock surface; and wherein the at least one dielectric structure includes a mechanical interlock between the second dielectric portion and the mechanical interlock surface of the via of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen O'Connor, Gianni Taraschi, Christopher Brown, Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Bruce Fitts, Dirk Baars, William Blasius, Murali Sethumadhavan, Roshin Rose George, Michael S. White, Michael Lunt, Sam Henson, John Dobrick
  • Patent number: 11283189
    Abstract: A connected dielectric resonator antenna array (connected-DRA array) operational at an operating frequency and associated wavelength, includes: a plurality of dielectric resonator antennas (DRAs), each of the plurality of DRAs having at least one volume of non-gaseous dielectric material; wherein each of the plurality of DRAs is physically connected to at least one other of the plurality of DRAs via a relatively thin connecting structure, each connecting structure being relatively thin as compared to an overall outside dimension of one of the plurality of DRAs, each connecting structure having a cross sectional overall height that is less than an overall height of a respective connected DRA and being formed from at least one of the at least one volume of non-gaseous dielectric material, each connecting structure and the associated volume of the at least one volume of non-gaseous dielectric material forming a single monolithic portion of the connected-DRA array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Murali Sethumadhavan, Stephen O'Connor, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20220045437
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes at least one dielectric resonator antenna, DRA, and at least one dielectric waveguide, DWG, configured so that during operation of the electromagnetic device, the at least one DRA provides an electromagnetic signal to the at least one DWG, or the at least one DWG provides an electromagnetic signal to the at least one DRA. The at least one DWG has a three-dimensional, 3D, shape that is different from a 3D shape of the at least one DRA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Koen Hollevoet
  • Patent number: 11239563
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an electromagnetic device, comprises a substrate a substrate comprising a dielectric layer and a first conductive layer; at least one dielectric structure comprising at least one non-gaseous dielectric material that forms a first dielectric portion that extends outward from the first side of the substrate, the first dielectric portion having an average dielectric constant and an optional second dielectric portion that extends into an optional via. The at least one dielectric structure is bonded to the substrate by at least one of: a mechanical interlock between the second dielectric portion and the substrate due to the at least one interlocking slot comprising a retrograde surface; an intermediate layer located in between the dielectric structure and the substrate having a roughened surface; or an adhesive material located in between the dielectric structure and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen O'Connor, Gianni Taraschi, Christopher Brown, Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Bruce Fitts, Dirk Baars, William Blasius, Murali Sethumadhavan, Roshin Rose George, Michael S. White, Michael Lunt, Sam Henson, John Dobrick
  • Publication number: 20220029297
    Abstract: A method of making a dielectric, Dk, electromagnetic, EM, structure, includes: providing a first mold portion comprising substantially identical ones of a first plurality of recesses arranged in an array; filling the first plurality of recesses with a curable first Dk composition having a first average dielectric constant greater than that of air after full cure; placing a substrate on top of and across multiple ones of the first plurality of recesses filled with the first Dk composition, and at least partially curing the curable first Dk composition; and, removing the substrate with the at least partially cured first Dk composition from the first mold portion, resulting in an assembly having the substrate and a plurality of Dk forms including the at least partially cured first Dk composition, each of the plurality of Dk forms having a three dimensional, 3D, shape defined by corresponding ones of the first plurality of recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Gianni Taraschi, Kristi Pance, Stephen O'Connor, Christopher Brown, Trevor Polidore, Allen F. Horn, III, Dirk Baars, Roshin Rose George, Jared Duperre, Shailesh Pandey, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams, William Blasius
  • Patent number: 11108159
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: a ground structure; a dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) disposed on the ground structure; an electromagnetic (EM) beam shaper disposed proximate the DRA; and, a signal feed electromagnetically coupled to the DRA. The EM beam shaper includes: an electrically conductive horn; a body of dielectric material having a dielectric constant that varies from an internal portion of the body to an outer surface of the body; or, both the electrically conductive horn and the body of dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Ingmar Cees Johannes van der Linden, Karl E. Sprentall
  • Publication number: 20210242555
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: a substrate having an elongated aperture having an overall length, L, and an overall width, W, as observed in a plan view of the device, where L>W; a dielectric medium having a dielectric material other than air disposed on the substrate substantially covering the aperture, the dielectric medium having a cross sectional boundary as viewed in the plan view of the device, the cross sectional boundary having at least one recessed portion that recesses inward toward the aperture from a tangent line that partially bounds the cross sectional boundary; wherein the length L is not perpendicular to the tangent line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shailesh Pandey, Kristi Pance, Roshin Rose George, Gianni Taraschi
  • Patent number: 11031697
    Abstract: An electromagnetic, EM, device includes: a 3D body made from a dielectric material having a proximal end and a distal end; the 3D body having a first region toward the center of the 3D body made from a dielectric material having a first average dielectric constant, the first region extending at least partially to the distal end of the 3D body; and the 3D body having a second region outboard of the first region made from a dielectric material other than air having a second average dielectric constant that is greater than the first average dielectric constant, the second region extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the 3D body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Roshin Rose George, Sergio Clavijo, Shailesh Pandey, Karl E. Sprentall, Trevor Polidore, Stephen O'Connor, Jared DuPerre
  • Patent number: 11016574
    Abstract: A wearable electromagnetic, EM, apparatus includes: at least one antenna operable in a millimeter-wave-radar-based, MWRB, application; at least one computer processor disposed in signal communication with the at least one antenna; an attachment system configured and adapted to attach to an actor; the at least one antenna and the at least one computer processor disposed in a supported relationship with the attachment system, such that the attachment system with the supported at least one antenna and the at least one computer processor at least partially forms a wearable apparatus that is wearable by the actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shawn P. Williams, Gianni Taraschi, Sara G. Canzano, Kristi Pance, Christopher Brown, Karl E. Sprentall, Roshin Rose George
  • Patent number: 10910722
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: a dielectric structure having: a first dielectric portion, FDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the FDP having a dielectric material other than air; and a second dielectric portion, SDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the SDP being disposed proximate the distal end of the FDP, the SDP having a dielectric material other than air; and wherein the dielectric material of the FDP has an average dielectric constant that is greater than the average dielectric constant of the dielectric material of the SDP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Roshin Rose George
  • Publication number: 20210013613
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) includes: a volume of a dielectric material configured to be responsive to a signal feed, the signal feed being productive of a main E-field component having a defined direction ? in the DRA; wherein the volume of a dielectric material includes a volume of non-gaseous dielectric material having an inner region having a dielectric medium having a first dielectric constant, the volume of non-gaseous dielectric material that is other than the inner region having a second dielectric constant, the first dielectric constant being less than the second dielectric constant; wherein the volume of non-gaseous dielectric material has a cross sectional overall height Hv as observed in an elevation view of the DRA, and a cross sectional overall width Wv in a direction parallel to the defined direction ? as observed in the plan view of the DRA; and wherein Hv is greater than Wv/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams, Robert C. Daigle, Stephen O'Connor, Gianni Taraschi
  • Patent number: 10892544
    Abstract: A dielectric structure of an electromagnetic device includes: a first dielectric portion, FDP, having a proximal end, a distal end, and a three-dimensional, 3D, shape having a direction of protuberance from the proximal end to the distal end oriented parallel with a z-axis of an orthogonal x, y, z coordinate system; and a second dielectric portion, SDP, having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the SDP being disposed proximate the distal end of the FDP, the FDP and the SDP having a dielectric material other than air; wherein the SDP has a 3D shape having a first x-y plane cross-section area proximate the proximal end of the SDP, and a second x-y plane cross-section area between the proximal end and the distal end of the SDP, the second x-y plane cross section area being greater than the first x-y plane cross-section area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi
  • Patent number: 10804611
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) operable at a defined frequency includes: at least one volume of a dielectric material configured and structured to be responsive to a signal feed when electromagnetically coupled to the at least one volume of a dielectric material, the signal feed when present and electrically excited being productive of a main E-field component having a defined direction, ?, in the DRA as observed in a plan view of the DRA; wherein the at least one volume of a dielectric material includes a non-gaseous dielectric material having a defined dielectric constant, the non-gaseous dielectric material having an inner region having a dielectric medium having a dielectric constant that is less than the dielectric constant of the non-gaseous dielectric material, at the defined frequency; wherein the inner region has a cross sectional overall height Hr as observed in an elevation view of the DRA, and a cross sectional overall width Wr in a direction parallel to the direction ? as observed in the pl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams, Robert C. Daigle, Stephen O'Connor, Gianni Taraschi
  • Publication number: 20200176876
    Abstract: An electromagnetic, EM, device includes: a 3D body made from a dielectric material having a proximal end and a distal end; the 3D body having a first region toward the center of the 3D body made from a dielectric material having a first average dielectric constant, the first region extending at least partially to the distal end of the 3D body; and the 3D body having a second region outboard of the first region made from a dielectric material other than air having a second average dielectric constant that is greater than the first average dielectric constant, the second region extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the 3D body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Roshin Rose George, Sergio Clavijo, Shailesh Pandey, Karl E. Sprentall, Trevor Polidore, Stephen O'Connor, Jared DuPerre
  • Patent number: 10665947
    Abstract: An array apparatus includes: an electrically conductive ground layer; a plurality of spaced apart dielectric resonators operable at a defined radiation wavelength, the plurality of resonators being spaced apart on an x, y grid having respective x and y dimensions between closest adjacent resonators that are each less than the defined radiation wavelength, each resonator being disposed on and in electrical communication with the ground layer; and, a plurality of spaced apart signal feeds disposed in one-to-one relationship with respective ones of the plurality of resonators. Each signal feed provides a respective electrical signal path through respective ones of the plurality of resonators that defines an orientation of a resulting magnetic dipole vector associated with the corresponding ones of the plurality of resonators; and each pair of closest adjacent ones of the resulting magnetic dipole vectors are oriented parallel with each other but not in linear alignment with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Roshin Rose George, Gianni Taraschi
  • Publication number: 20200133398
    Abstract: A wearable electromagnetic, EM, apparatus includes: at least one antenna operable in a millimeter-wave-radar-based, MWRB, application; at least one computer processor disposed in signal communication with the at least one antenna; an attachment system configured and adapted to attach to an actor; the at least one antenna and the at least one computer processor disposed in a supported relationship with the attachment system, such that the attachment system with the supported at least one antenna and the at least one computer processor at least partially forms a wearable apparatus that is wearable by the actor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn P. Williams, Gianni Taraschi, Sara G. Canzano, Kristi Pance, Christopher Brown, Karl E. Sprentall, Roshin Rose George
  • Publication number: 20200083610
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: a ground structure; a dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) disposed on the ground structure; an electromagnetic (EM) beam shaper disposed proximate the DRA; and, a signal feed electromagnetically coupled to the DRA. The EM beam shaper includes: an electrically conductive horn; a body of dielectric material having a dielectric constant that varies from an internal portion of the body to an outer surface of the body; or, both the electrically conductive horn and the body of dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Ingmar Cees Johannes van der Linden, Karl E. Sprentall
  • Publication number: 20200083602
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: an electrically conductive ground structure; at least one dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) disposed on the ground structure; at least one electromagnetic (EM) beam shaper disposed proximate a corresponding one of the DRA; and, at least one signal feed disposed electromagnetically coupled to a corresponding one of the DRA. The at least one EM beam shaper having: an electrically conductive horn; a body of dielectric material having a dielectric constant that varies across the body of dielectric material in a specific direction; or, both the electrically conductive horn and the body of dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Murali Sethumadhavan, Michael S. White, Gianni Taraschi, Kristi Pance