Patents by Inventor Jayesh Nath

Jayesh Nath 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: 11011943
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe a wireless power receiving system for an electronic device includes: a first inductor coil configured to receive power primarily at a first frequency and from magnetic fields propagating in a first direction; and a second inductor coil configured to receive power primarily at a second frequency and from magnetic fields propagating in a second direction, wherein the first frequency is different than the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Wittenberg, Makiko K. Brzezinski, Stefan A. Kowalski, Christopher S. Graham, Morgan T. McClure, Erik G. de Jong, Trevor J. Ness, Peter J. Kardassakis, Jayesh Nath, Adam T. Clavelle, Rex Tyler Ehman
  • Publication number: 20210098869
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing with metal sidewalls. One of the metal sidewalls may have an opening. The electronic device may have a speaker module that has a speaker housing member. Conductive structures on the speaker housing member may have an opening that forms a slot element. The opening of the metal sidewall may be aligned with slot element. The slot element and an interior cavity of the speaker housing member may form a cavity-backed slot antenna. An antenna feed structure may be disposed at the opening of the speaker housing member. An antenna feed may be directly coupled to the antenna feed structure. The antenna feed structure may indirectly feed the slot antenna resonating element by capacitive coupling. A sealing member may be disposed at the opening of the metal sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Publication number: 20210096515
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch device may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display module having conductive display structures. The conductive display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot element for a first antenna that runs around the display module. A feed element for the first antenna may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. An antenna resonating element for a second antenna may be disposed within the slot element. A printed circuit may include additional antenna elements for the second antenna. The antenna resonating element may extend away from the feed element for the first antenna to provide improved isolation between the two antennas. The first antenna may be operable to provide coverage for frequencies that are lower than frequencies for which the second antenna may be operable to provide coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10957969
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices with antennas. The antenna may be a display-integrated antenna. An antenna feed for the antenna may be located in a recess in a sidewall of a housing of the device. The antenna feed may be coupled to transceiver circuitry on a logic board of the device by a pair of flex circuits. A first one of the pair of flex circuits may form a portion of an antenna feed assembly. A second one of the pair of flex circuits may be an impedance-matching flex having an end that is soldered to the main logic board. The antenna may be coupled to a conductive portion of the housing of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sameer Pandya, Mario Martinis, Baris Ozgen, Tyler S. Bushnell, Sherry Tang, Henry H. Yang, Christopher M. Werner, Jayesh Nath, Carlo Di Nallo, Andrea Ruaro
  • Patent number: 10950932
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing with metal sidewalls. One of the metal sidewalls may have an opening. The electronic device may have a speaker module that has a speaker housing member. Conductive structures on the speaker housing member may have an opening that forms a slot element. The opening of the metal sidewall may be aligned with slot element. The slot element and an interior cavity of the speaker housing member may form a cavity-backed slot antenna. An antenna feed structure may be disposed at the opening of the speaker housing member. An antenna feed may be directly coupled to the antenna feed structure. The antenna feed structure may indirectly feed the slot antenna resonating element by capacitive coupling. A sealing member may be disposed at the opening of the metal sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Publication number: 20210075094
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a rear housing wall, antenna resonating element, coil, sensor board, and antenna grounding ring structures. The coil may receive wireless charging signals through the grounding ring structures and the rear housing wall. The grounding ring structures may include concentric ring-shaped traces. The ring-shaped traces may be separated by at least one gap. The ring-shaped traces and the gaps may configure the grounding ring structures to short antenna currents at relatively high frequencies from the antenna resonating element to a ground trace on the sensor board while blocking currents at relatively low frequencies. This may allow the ground trace to form part of an antenna without substantially impairing wireless charging efficiency of the coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Andrea Ruaro, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Jiaxiao Niu, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Michael R. Parker, Rex T. Ehman
  • Publication number: 20210043999
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a housing, a logic board, and wireless circuitry on the logic board. The wireless circuitry may include first and second antennas formed from conductive traces on a surface of the logic board. The first and second antennas may include resonating element arms at opposing sides of the logic board. The first antenna may have a fundamental mode that radiates in a Bluetooth® communications band at 2.4 GHz. The second antenna may radiate in a first ultra-wideband communications band such as a 6.5 GHz ultra-wideband communications band. If desired, the second antenna may also radiate in a second ultra-wideband communications band such as an 8.0 GHz ultra-wideband communications band. In another suitable arrangement, a harmonic mode of the first antenna may radiate in the second ultra-wideband communications band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Jiaxiao Niu, Johan Avendal, Mattia Pascolini, Max O. Landaeus, Ryan C. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20210033714
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may be provided with a phased antenna array for conveying first signals at a first frequency between 10 GHz and 300 GHz and a non-millimeter wave antenna for conveying second signals at a second frequency below 10 GHz. The device may include conductive housing sidewalls and a display. Conductive structures in the display and the conductive housing sidewalls may define a slot element in the non-millimeter wave antenna. The phased antenna array may be mounted within the slot element, aligned with a spatial filter in the display, or aligned with a dielectric window in the conductive housing sidewalls. Control circuitry may process signals transmitted by the phased antenna array and a reflected version of the transmitted signals that has been received by the phased antenna array to detect a range between the device and an external object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jayesh Nath, Simone Paulotto, Mario Martinis, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Matthew A. Mow, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10895634
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may be provided with a phased antenna array for conveying first signals at a first frequency between 10 GHz and 300 GHz and a non-millimeter wave antenna for conveying second signals at a second frequency below 10 GHz. The device may include conductive housing sidewalls and a display. Conductive structures in the display and the conductive housing sidewalls may define a slot element in the non-millimeter wave antenna. The phased antenna array may be mounted within the slot element, aligned with a spatial filter in the display, or aligned with a dielectric window in the conductive housing sidewalls. Control circuitry may process signals transmitted by the phased antenna array and a reflected version of the transmitted signals that has been received by the phased antenna array to detect a range between the device and an external object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jayesh Nath, Simone Paulotto, Mario Martinis, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Matthew A. Mow, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10879606
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. Printed circuits having corresponding ground traces may be coupled to the display for conveying data to and/or from the display. The conductive display structures may be separated from the metal sidewalls by a gap. A conductive interconnect may be coupled to the metal sidewalls and may extend across the gap to the conductive display structures. The conductive interconnect may be coupled to the ground traces on the printed circuits and/or may be shorted or capacitively coupled to the conductive display structures. When configured in this way, the metal sidewalls, the conductive display structures, and the conductive interconnect may define the edges of a slot antenna resonating element for a slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Jayesh Nath, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Zheyu Wang, Sameer Pandya
  • Patent number: 10868356
    Abstract: An electronic device may include an antenna element, coil, sensor board, and grounding ring structures. The coil may receive wireless charging signals through the grounding ring structures. The grounding ring structures may include concentric ring-shaped traces separated by at least one gap. The ring-shaped traces and gaps may configure the grounding ring structures to short antenna currents at relatively high frequencies from the antenna element to a ground trace on the sensor board while blocking currents at relatively low frequencies. The grounding ring structures may include conductive wings that increase capacitive coupling between the grounding ring structures and the antenna element. The grounding ring structures may be soldered to the antenna element. The antenna element and the grounding ring structures may be formed from traces patterned on the same substrate. The ground trace may form part of an antenna without substantially impairing wireless charging efficiency of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Andrea Ruaro, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Jiaxiao Niu, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Michael R. Parker, Rex T. Ehman
  • Patent number: 10854954
    Abstract: A housing for a personal electronic device is described herein. The housing may include at least one modular subassembly configured to be arranged within an internal cavity of the housing. The at least one modular subassembly is aligned with a feature external to the housing, is affixed to an interior surface of the internal cavity, and is configured to function both as an antenna and as an internal support member of the housing. A hybrid antenna is also described herein. The hybrid antenna can include first and second flexible members capable of facilitating wireless communication, where the first and second flexible members are affixed to one another via a metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Hao Xu, Jayesh Nath, Peter I. Bevelacqua, Jennifer M. Edwards, Daniel W. Jarvis, Jared M. Kole, Mattia Pascolini, Robert W. Schlub, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 10855110
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe a wireless power receiving system for an electronic device includes: a first inductor coil configured to receive power primarily at a first frequency and from magnetic fields propagating in a first direction; and a second inductor coil configured to receive power primarily at a second frequency and from magnetic fields propagating in a second direction, wherein the first frequency is different than the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Wittenberg, Makiko K. Brzezinski, Stefan A. Kowalski, Christopher S. Graham, Morgan T. McClure, Erik G. de Jong, Trevor J. Ness, Peter J. Kardassakis, Jayesh Nath, Adam T. Clavelle, Rex Tyler Ehman
  • Patent number: 10742250
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display formed at a front face and a backside circuitry module formed at a rear face that opposes the front face. The backside circuitry module may be surrounded by coil structures and may be aligned with a protrusion in a rear wall housing at the rear face. The backside circuitry module may include a substrate to which sensor components or other components may be mounted. In particular, sensor circuitry, sensors, transceiver circuitry, connector circuitry, etc. may be mounted to the substrate. Antenna structures may be embedded within the substrate along with conductive paths for the sensor components and other components mounted to the substrate. Support structures in the backside circuitry module may support the substrate, sensor components, and other components. If desired, antenna structures may be formed on the support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hiemstra, Jayesh Nath, Timothy B. Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20200251820
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. Printed circuits having corresponding ground traces may be coupled to the display for conveying data to and/or from the display. The conductive display structures may be separated from the metal sidewalls by a gap. A conductive interconnect may be coupled to the metal sidewalls and may extend across the gap to the conductive display structures. The conductive interconnect may be coupled to the ground traces on the printed circuits and/or may be shorted or capacitively coupled to the conductive display structures. When configured in this way, the metal sidewalls, the conductive display structures, and the conductive interconnect may define the edges of a slot antenna resonating element for a slot antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Jayesh Nath, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Zheyu Wang, Sameer Pandya
  • Patent number: 10734714
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. The display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot for an antenna that runs around the display module. A conductive interconnect may be coupled between the sidewalls and the display structures. A feed and tuning element may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. A first length of the slot from the interconnect to the tuning element may radiate in a satellite band and a cellular band. A second length of the slot from the interconnect to the feed may radiate in a 2.4 GHz band. Harmonics of the second length may radiate in bands at and above 5.0 GHz. If desired, the tuning element may be omitted, and the antenna may be coupled to separate low band and high band matching circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Mario Martinis, Jiaxiao Niu, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Zheyu Wang, Carlo Di Nallo, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10673127
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. The display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot for an antenna that runs around the display module. A conductive interconnect may be coupled between the sidewalls and the display structures. A feed and tuning element may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. A first length of the slot from the interconnect to the tuning element may radiate in a satellite band and a cellular band. A second length of the slot from the interconnect to the feed may radiate in a 2.4 GHz band. Harmonics of the second length may radiate in bands at and above 5.0 GHz. If desired clip and blade structures may form conductive paths for coupling antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10658749
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. Printed circuits having corresponding ground traces may be coupled to the display for conveying data to and/or from the display. The conductive display structures may be separated from the metal sidewalls by a gap. A conductive interconnect may be coupled to the metal sidewalls and may extend across the gap to the conductive display structures. The conductive interconnect may be coupled to the ground traces on the printed circuits and/or may be shorted or capacitively coupled to the conductive display structures. When configured in this way, the metal sidewalls, the conductive display structures, and the conductive interconnect may define the edges of a slot antenna resonating element for a slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Jayesh Nath, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Zheyu Wang, Sameer Pandya
  • Patent number: 10644383
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a dielectric rear wall. The metal sidewalls may form an antenna ground for an antenna. The antenna may include an antenna resonating element formed from conductive traces patterned directly onto an interior surface of the dielectric rear wall. The conductive traces may define a slot at the dielectric rear wall. A coil and a sensor may be mounted to the dielectric rear wall within the slot. Radio-frequency transceiver circuitry may be coupled to the conductive traces and the antenna ground and may transmit and receive radio-frequency signals through the dielectric rear wall using the antenna. Wireless power receiver circuitry may use the coil to receive wireless power signals through the dielectric rear wall. The sensor may emit and/or receive light through a transparent window in the dielectric rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Jayesh Nath, Mario Martinis, Zheyu Wang, Mattia Pascolini
  • Publication number: 20200044316
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. The display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot for an antenna that runs around the display module. A conductive interconnect may be coupled between the sidewalls and the display structures. A feed and tuning element may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. A first length of the slot from the interconnect to the tuning element may radiate in a satellite band and a cellular band. A second length of the slot from the interconnect to the feed may radiate in a 2.4 GHz band. Harmonics of the second length may radiate in bands at and above 5.0 GHz. If desired clip and blade structures may form conductive paths for coupling antenna elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini