Patents by Inventor Jerzy Guterman

Jerzy Guterman 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: 9937526
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with antenna structures. The antenna structures may be used in wirelessly transmitting and receiving radio-frequency signals. Antenna structures may be formed from molded dielectric substrates. Patterned conductive material may be formed on the dielectric substrates. The dielectric substrates may be formed from molded materials such as glass or ceramic. Sheets of dielectric or dielectric powder may be compressed to form a dielectric substrate of a desired shape. The patterned conductive material may be formed from metallic paint or other conductors. A hollow antenna chamber may be formed by joining molded dielectric structures. An antenna such as an indirectly-fed loop antenna or other antennas may be formed from the molded dielectric substrates and patterned conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Boon W. Shiu, Peter Bevelacqua, Jiang Zhu, Jerzy Guterman, Robert W. Schlub, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 9865915
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device may be provided with antenna structures. The antenna structures may be formed from an antenna ground and an array of antenna resonating elements. The antenna resonating elements may be electrically connected to the antenna ground using solder. The antenna resonating elements may be formed from metal traces on a dielectric support structure that surrounds the antenna ground. The antenna ground may be formed form stamped sheet metal and may have slanted steps adjacent to the antenna resonating elements. To form a solder joint between the metal antenna resonating element traces and the sheet metal of the antenna ground, laser light may be applied to the sheet metal of the antenna ground in the vicinity of the solder paste. Separate metal members may also be provided in the vicinity of the solder paste and may be heated using the laser to join metal traces on plastic carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Boon W. Shiu, Jerzy Guterman, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 9680202
    Abstract: An electronic device housing may have a base unit and a lid. Aligned antenna windows may be formed on opposing upper and lower surfaces of the base unit along a hinge. Antenna structures that are located between respective upper and lower antenna windows on the upper and lower surfaces may be based on a pair of antennas that are coupled to switching circuitry that can select which antenna to switch into use or may be based on an antenna having a position that may be adjusted relative to the upper and lower antenna windows using a mechanical coupling to the lid or using a positioner. A sensor such as a lid position sensor may monitor how the lid is positioned relative to the base unit. Information from the lid position sensor may be used in adjusting the antenna structures to optimize performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erdinc Irci, Jerzy Guterman, Mattia Pascolini, Robert W. Schlub
  • Patent number: 9653777
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. A slot-shaped opening may separate the upper and lower housing. A flexible printed circuit with ground traces may bisect the slot-shaped opening to form first and second slots. Cavity antennas may be aligned with the slots. Each cavity antenna may include a hollow carrier with a pair of speakers. The speakers may have ports that emit sound through aligned openings in the lower housing. Conductive gaskets surrounding the ports may acoustically seal the speaker ports while shorting the cavity antenna to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Edward T. Sweet, Huan-Chu Huang, Daniel K. Boothe
  • Patent number: 9559406
    Abstract: An electronic device has antennas formed from cavity antenna structures. The electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. Cavity antennas may be formed in a clutch barrel region located between the hinges and running along the rotational axis. A flexible printed circuit may be formed between the cavity antennas. Each cavity antenna may have a first end that is adjacent to one of the hinges and a second end that is adjacent to the flexible printed circuit. Cavity walls for the cavity antennas may be formed from metal housing structures such as metal portions of the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Qingxiang Li, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 9496600
    Abstract: Metal housing walls may form an antenna cavity. Antenna structures may be formed from metal traces mounted on a carrier in the antenna cavity. The antenna structures may form an array of antennas such as an array of planar inverted-F antennas. The housing may have an inner cavity wall such as a circular inner cavity wall. The planar inverted-F antennas may lie between the inner cavity wall and the metal walls of the housing. Each planar inverted-F antenna may have an associated parasitic antenna resonating element. The planar inverted-F antennas may be configured to resonate in upper and lower frequency bands. The parasitic elements may each extend inwardly from the metal walls and may broaden the frequency response of the planar inverted-F antennas in the lower frequency band. Parasitic elements may be used to isolate antennas from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erdinc Irci, Jerzy Guterman, Jonathan Haylock, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 9455489
    Abstract: Cavity antennas may be provided for electronic devices. A cavity antenna may have a conductive antenna cavity with an opening. An antenna resonating element may be soldered within the cavity opening. An electronic device may have a display that is covered by a display cover layer. A cavity antenna may be mounted so that the cavity opening is located under a portion of the display cover layer outside of the active display region. An antenna cavity for a cavity antenna may have one or more bends. A curved antenna cavity or a cavity antenna with one or more angled branches may have a portion that extends between a conductive housing wall and internal device components such as a display. A speaker may be formed using the interior volume within a cavity antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Boon W. Shiu, Peter Bevelacqua, Jiang Zhu, Jerzy Guterman
  • Patent number: 9450292
    Abstract: An antenna with a curved shape may be mounted behind a curved antenna window. The antenna may have an antenna resonating element such as an inverted-F antenna resonating element and may have an antenna ground. The antenna resonating element may be formed from patterned metal traces on a flexible printed circuit. The flexible printed circuit may have ground traces that run along a peripheral edge of the flexible printed circuit. The antenna ground may be formed from a metal can with walls surrounding a cavity having an opening. The metal can may have a lip formed from bent portions of the walls. The flexible printed circuit may be soldered to the lip so that the ground traces are shorted to the can. A cable connector may be mounted on a bent tab in the flexible printed circuit that extends through a notch in the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erdinc Irci, Jerzy Guterman, Chun-Lung Chen, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 9450289
    Abstract: An electronic device has antennas formed from cavity antenna structures. The electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. Cavity antennas may be formed in a clutch barrel region located between the hinges and running along the rotational axis. A flexible printed circuit may be formed between the cavity antennas. Each cavity antenna may have a first end that is adjacent to one of the hinges and a second end that is adjacent to the flexible printed circuit. Cavity walls for the cavity antennas may be formed from metal housing structures such as metal portions of the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Qingxiang Li, Mattia Pascolini
  • Publication number: 20160261022
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. A slot-shaped opening may separate the upper and lower housing. A flexible printed circuit with ground traces may bisect the slot-shaped opening to form first and second slots. Cavity antennas may be aligned with the slots. Each cavity antenna may include a hollow carrier with a pair of speakers. The speakers may have ports that emit sound through aligned openings in the lower housing. Conductive gaskets surrounding the ports may acoustically seal the speaker ports while shorting the cavity antenna to the lower housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Edward T. Sweet, Huan-Chu Huang, Daniel K. Boothe
  • Patent number: 9397387
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. A slot-shaped opening may separate the upper and lower housing. A flexible printed circuit with ground traces may bisect the slot-shaped opening to form first and second slots. Cavity antennas may be aligned with the slots. Each cavity antenna may include a hollow carrier with a pair of speakers. The speakers may have ports that emit sound through aligned openings in the lower housing. Conductive gaskets surrounding the ports may acoustically seal the speaker ports while shorting the cavity antenna to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Edward T. Sweet, Huan-Chu Huang, Daniel K. Boothe
  • Patent number: 9350068
    Abstract: An electronic device has antennas formed from cavity antenna structures. The electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. Cavity antennas may be formed in a clutch barrel region located between the hinges and running along the rotational axis. A flexible printed circuit may be formed between the cavity antennas. Each cavity antenna may have a first end that is adjacent to one of the hinges and a second end that is adjacent to the flexible printed circuit. Cavity walls for the cavity antennas may be formed from metal housing structures such as metal portions of the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Qingxiang Li, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 9236648
    Abstract: Electronic devices may include radio-frequency transceiver circuitry and antenna structures. The antenna structures may include antenna resonating elements such as dual-band antenna resonating elements that resonate in first and second communications bands. The antenna structures may also contain parasitic antenna elements such as elements that are operative in only the first or second communications band and elements that are operative in both the first and second communications bands. The antenna resonating elements and parasitic elements may be mounted on a common dielectric carrier. The dielectric carrier may be mounted within a slot or other opening in a conductive element. The conductive element may be formed from conductive housing structures in an electronic device such as a portable computer. The portable computer may have a clutch barrel with a dielectric cover. The dielectric cover may overlap and cover the slot and the dielectric carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Hao Xu, Douglas Blake Kough, Eduardo Lopez Camacho, Mattia Pascolini, Robert W. Schlub, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 9203139
    Abstract: Electronic devices may include radio-frequency transceiver circuitry and antenna structures. The antenna structures may include antenna resonating elements and antenna ground plane structures. An electronic device may have antennas formed from the antenna resonating elements and an antenna ground plane. The antenna ground plane may have slot structures. The slot structures may be configured to form a slot-based parasitic antenna element to minimize coupling between the antennas in a device. The slot-based parasitic antenna element may be located between the antennas in a device. The slots structures from which a parasitic antenna element is formed may include open slots and closed slots. Slots may have one or more arms and one or more bends. Slots may be formed in internal housing members, traces on dielectric carriers, and other conductive structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jiang Zhu, Jerzy Guterman, Mattia Pascolini, Hongfei Hu
  • Patent number: 9203137
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. A slot-shaped opening may separate the upper and lower housing. A flexible printed circuit with ground traces may bisect the slot-shaped opening to form first and second slots. Cavity antennas may be aligned with the slots. Each cavity antenna may include a hollow carrier with a pair of speakers. The speakers may have ports that emit sound through aligned openings in the lower housing. Conductive gaskets surrounding the ports may acoustically seal the speaker ports while shorting the cavity antenna to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Edward T. Sweet, Huan-Chu Huang, Daniel K. Boothe
  • Patent number: 9186828
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with antenna structures. The antenna structures may include an antenna support structure covered with patterned antenna traces. An antenna support structure may be mounted in an electronic device so that a surface of the antenna support structure that is covered with patterned antenna traces lies flush with a planar surface of the electronic device housing. A display cover layer or other planar structure may be attached to the surface of the antenna support structure and the planar surface of the housing adhesive. Injection molding and extrusion techniques may be used in forming a support structure with elongated parallel cavities. An injection molding tool may have a mold core supported by a support structure at one end, supporting engagement features at the ends of mating mold core structures, or support pins. Molded interconnect devices may be soldered to laser direct structuring components to form antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Jonathan Haylock, Boon W. Shiu, Peter Jeziorek, Erdinc Irci, Jiang Zhu, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 9178278
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with antenna structures such as distributed loop antenna resonating element structures. A distributed loop antenna may be formed on an elongated dielectric carrier and may have a longitudinal axis. The distributed loop antenna may include a loop antenna resonating element formed from a sheet of conductive material that extends around the longitudinal axis. A gap may be formed in the sheet of conductive material. The gap may be located under an opaque masking layer on the underside of a display cover glass associated with a display. The loop antenna resonating element may have a main body portion that includes the gap and may have an extended tail portion that extends between the display and conductive housing structures. The main body portion and extended tail portion may be configured to ensure that undesired waveguide modes are cut off during operation of the loop antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jiang Zhu, Jerzy Guterman, Mattia Pascolini, Robert W. Schlub, Jayesh Nath, Enrique Ayala Vazquez, Jonathan Haylock, Boon W. Shiu, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 9154972
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device may be provided with antenna structures. The antenna structures may be formed from an antenna ground and an array of antenna resonating elements formed along its periphery. The antenna resonating elements may be formed from metal traces on a dielectric support structure that surrounds the antenna ground. The electronic device may be tested using a test system for detecting the presence of manufacturing/assembly defects. The test system may include an RF tester and a test fixture. The device under test (DUT) may be attached to the test fixture during testing. Multiple test probes arranged along the periphery of the DUT may be used to transmit and receive RF test signals for gathering scattering parameter measurements on the device under test. The scattering parameter measurements may then be compared to predetermined threshold values to determine whether the DUT contains any defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Joshua G. Nickel, Boon W. Shiu, Mattia Pascolini
  • Publication number: 20150270598
    Abstract: An electronic device has antennas formed from cavity antenna structures. The electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. Cavity antennas may be formed in a clutch barrel region located between the hinges and running along the rotational axis. A flexible printed circuit may be formed between the cavity antennas. Each cavity antenna may have a first end that is adjacent to one of the hinges and a second end that is adjacent to the flexible printed circuit. Cavity walls for the cavity antennas may be formed from metal housing structures such as metal portions of the lower housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Qingxiang Li, Mattia Pascolini
  • Publication number: 20150270599
    Abstract: An electronic device has antennas formed from cavity antenna structures. The electronic device may have a metal housing. The metal housing may have an upper housing in which a component such as a display is mounted and a lower housing in which a component such as a keyboard is mounted. Hinges may be used to mount the upper housing to the lower housing for rotation about a rotational axis. Cavity antennas may be formed in a clutch barrel region located between the hinges and running along the rotational axis. A flexible printed circuit may be formed between the cavity antennas. Each cavity antenna may have a first end that is adjacent to one of the hinges and a second end that is adjacent to the flexible printed circuit. Cavity walls for the cavity antennas may be formed from metal housing structures such as metal portions of the lower housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jerzy Guterman, Qingxiang Li, Mattia Pascolini