Patents by Inventor Jack Nilsson

Jack Nilsson 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).

  • Publication number: 20090295668
    Abstract: An antenna assembly is provided for receiving and transmitting radio frequency signals over an enhanced frequency band. A first radiative element has a first end, a second end, and an associated length, and is comprised of an electrically conductive material. The first end of the first radiative element is electrically connected to an antenna feed at an apex and at least a portion of the first radiative element is disposed outwardly away from the apex at an acute angle relative to, and on a first side of, an imaginary plane intersecting the apex. A second radiative element has a first end and a second end and is comprised of an electrically conductive material. The first end of the second radiative element is electrically connected to the antenna feed and the first radiative element at the apex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20090295642
    Abstract: An antenna assembly is provided for receiving and transmitting radio frequency signals in a range around a characteristic wavelength. A first radiative element, has a first end and a second end and is made from an electrically conductive material. The first end of the first radiative element is electrically connected to an antenna feed at an apex point and at least a portion of the first radiative element is disposed outwardly away from the apex point at an acute angle relative to, and on a first side of, an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point. A second radiative element has a first end and a second end and is comprised of an electrically conductive material. The first end of the first radiative element is electrically connected to the antenna feed and the first radiative element at the apex point. At least a portion of the second radiative element extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to the imaginary plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: JACK NILSSON
  • Patent number: 7348933
    Abstract: A compact multi-polarized antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, and a method for constructing same, is disclosed. The antenna comprises at least two radiative antenna elements each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the antenna elements are electrically connected at an apex point and are disposed outwardly away from the apex point at an acute angle relative to and to a first side of an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point. The antenna also includes an electrically conductive, non-planar ground reference located at and/or to a second side of the imaginary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: WiFi Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7236129
    Abstract: A multi-polarized antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, and a method for constructing same, is disclosed. The antenna comprises at least two radiative antenna elements each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the antenna elements are electrically connected at an apex point and are disposed outwardly away from the apex point at an acute angle relative to and to a first side of an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point. The antenna also includes an electrically conductive ground plane located at and/or to a second side of the imaginary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: WIFI-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20070132651
    Abstract: A multi-polarized forward feed and dish configuration for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals is disclosed. The configuration comprises a conductive reflector dish, having a focal point and a vertex point, and a multi-polarized forward feed element positioned substantially at the focal point. The forward feed element comprises at least two radiative members each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the radiative members are electrically connected at an apex point and are each disposed outwardly away from the apex point toward the vertex point at an acute angle relative to an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7138956
    Abstract: A ground plane beam antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, and a method for constructing same, is disclosed. An embodiment of the antenna comprises at least one parasitic reflector element having a first end and a second end, at least one parasitic director element having a first end and a second end, a multi-polarized driven element positioned co-linearly with and between the at least one reflector element and the at least one director element, and an electrically conductive ground plane. The ground plane is electrically connected to the at least one reflector element and the at least one director element at the second ends, and is electrically isolated from the driven element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: WiFi-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7030831
    Abstract: A multi-polarized forward feed and dish configuration for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals is disclosed. The configuration comprises a conductive reflector dish, having a focal point and a vertex point, and a multi-polarized forward feed element positioned substantially at the focal point. The forward feed element comprises at least two radiative members each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the radiative members are electrically connected at an apex point and are each disposed outwardly away from the apex point toward the vertex point at an acute angle relative to an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: WiFi-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Patent number: 6806841
    Abstract: A three element antenna utilizes a truncated parabolic reflector dish of diameter “d” and focal point “f” and a director plate for receiving and transmitting high frequency signals in conjunction with a substantially horizontal conducting ground plane. The antenna is mounted to a planar transverse end wall, defining the lower truncated end of the parabolic surface, and the antenna elements are proximate to the focal point “f” of the paraboloid that defines the dish. The director plate is positioned at the opening (defining the diameter “d”), is distal to the focal point and the antenna elements, and positions an array of director rods about the antenna elements to focus signals relative to the parabolic surface. The ratio of (f/d) is about 0.01 to about 0.625, and preferably about 0.210.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Jack Nilsson, H. Gregory Badger
  • Publication number: 20040164918
    Abstract: A multi-polarized antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, and a method for constructing same, is disclosed. The antenna comprises at least two radiative antenna elements each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the antenna elements are electrically connected at an apex point and are disposed outwardly away from the apex point at an acute angle relative to and to a first side of an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point. The antenna also includes an electrically conductive ground plane located at and/or to a second side of the imaginary plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: WiFi-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20040164919
    Abstract: A ground plane beam antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, and a method for constructing same, is disclosed. An embodiment of the antenna comprises at least one parasitic reflector element having a first end and a second end, at least one parasitic director element having a first end and a second end, a multi-polarized driven element positioned co-linearly with and between the at least one reflector element and the at least one director element, and an electrically conductive ground plane. The ground plane is electrically connected to the at least one reflector element and the at least one director element at the second ends, and is electrically isolated from the driven element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: WiFi-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20040164920
    Abstract: A multi-polarized forward feed and dish configuration for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals is disclosed. The configuration comprises a conductive reflector dish, having a focal point and a vertex point, and a multi-polarized forward feed element positioned substantially at the focal point. The forward feed element comprises at least two radiative members each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the radiative members are electrically connected at an apex point and are each disposed outwardly away from the apex point toward the vertex point at an acute angle relative to an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: WiFi-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20040164917
    Abstract: A compact multi-polarized antenna for transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, and a method for constructing same, is disclosed. The antenna comprises at least two radiative antenna elements each having a first end and a second end. The second ends of the antenna elements are electrically connected at an apex point and are disposed outwardly away from the apex point at an acute angle relative to and to a first side of an imaginary plane intersecting the apex point. The antenna also includes an electrically conductive, non-planar ground reference located at and/or to a second side of the imaginary plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: WiFi-Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20030122719
    Abstract: A three element antenna utilizes a truncated parabolic reflector dish of diameter “d” and focal point “f” and a director plate for receiving and transmitting high frequency signals in conjunction with a substantially horizontal conducting ground plane. The antenna is mounted to a planar transverse end wall, defining the lower truncated end of the parabolic surface, and the antenna elements are proximate to the focal point “f” of the paraboloid that defines the dish. The director plate is positioned at the opening (defining the diameter “d”), is distal to the focal point and the antenna elements, and positions an array of director rods about the antenna elements to focus signals relative to the parabolic surface. The ratio of (f/d) is about 0.01 to about 0.625, and preferably about 0.210.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jack Nilsson, H. Gregory Badger
  • Patent number: 6496152
    Abstract: A dual polarization antenna for receiving and transmitting high frequency signals in conjunction with a substantially horizontal conducting vehicle panel defining a ground plane comprises three electrically conductive radiative elements, each radiative element being generally linear and extending between a proximal end and a distal end, and an electrically conducting mount (insulated from the vehicle panel) for securing the proximal ends together at a common point and in electrical circuit relation with one another for connection to a transceiver in the vehicle. The radiative elements extend vertically upwardly and outwardly from the common point whereby to form an imaginary cone with the proximal ends forming the apex of the cone. The radiative elements are of different lengths and disposed at an angle relative to the ground plane to provide horizontal and vertical polarization in a first, second and third frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20010048398
    Abstract: A dual polarization antenna for receiving and transmitting high frequency signals in conjunction with a substantially horizontal conducting vehicle panel defining a ground plane comprises three electrically conductive radiative elements, each radiative element being generally linear and extending between a proximal end and a distal end, and an electrically conducting mount (insulated from the vehicle panel) for securing the proximal ends together at a common point and in electrical circuit relation with one another for connection to a transceiver in the vehicle. The radiative elements extend vertically upwardly and outwardly from the common point whereby to form an imaginary cone with the proximal ends forming the apex of the cone. The radiative elements are of different lengths and disposed at an angle relative to the ground plane to provide horizontal and vertical polarization in a first, second and third frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventor: Jack Nilsson