Patents by Inventor John T. Apostolos

John T. Apostolos 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: 10686497
    Abstract: A Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna system and operating method that provides spatial- and temporal multiplexing with polarization independent operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Antenum, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20200137590
    Abstract: A wireless network accommodates mobile devices that provide directive radiation over multiple frequencies, multiple polarizations, and/or operate in modes that reduce unnecessary radiation into a nearby human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, James D. Logan, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20200117783
    Abstract: We present several unique techniques for using touch sensor arrays to detect fingerprint information and authenticate a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, James D. Logan
  • Publication number: 20200106306
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method directed to the charging of electronic devices, and in particular to the wireless charging of battery enabled devices using FM band signals
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: James D. Logan, John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, Jeffrey Logan
  • Publication number: 20200052392
    Abstract: A suite of antennas integrated into a vehicle roll bar adjacent to a glass roof that allows for the sending and receiving of signals, which replaces antennas that are commonly placed on the roof of the vehicle, side view mirrors, or near the rear-view mirror at the front on the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: James D. Logan, John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, Sean D. Hallinan
  • Patent number: 10553944
    Abstract: A slot fed volumetric antenna structure that activates antenna beams in three axes by selective connection of feedpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, Judy Feng
  • Patent number: 10539856
    Abstract: A scanning optical device suitable for use as a camera or solar concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20200006989
    Abstract: A human safe wireless charging system using a circularly polarized source antenna that can radiate in either a hemispherical pattern or directional cardiod-like patterns at a 40-50, 150, or 200 MHz frequencies to a receiving loop antenna which is coupled to a parasitic receive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, James D. Logan, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20200007218
    Abstract: A tag incorporated with a directional antenna. Directional antennas may utilize devices equipped with orientation-independent antennas to determine the location of radio frequency signals emitted by other objects. The system can exist in many different customizable configurations, sometimes utilizing orientation-independent antennas embedded in the tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: James D. Logan, John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20190393589
    Abstract: An antenna array consists of multiple sub-arrays of planar, rectangular conductive patches disposed over a cavity to provide a volumetric antenna array. Each sub-array consist of multiple patch elements, arranged typically in a square or rectangular pattern. Multiple sub-arrays are further arranged along a one-dimensional row, to provide one or more unit cells. Adjacent sub-arrays in a row may be oriented at 45 degrees with respect to one another. The assembly provides a wide bandwidth, orientation dependent, directional antenna via volumetric radiating elements that can be conformal to exterior surface(s) of a vehicle such as a roof or trunk or roll bar of a passenger car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20190381902
    Abstract: A loop antenna in an electric vehicle receives energy wirelessly from a source external to the vehicle, such as from a series of Radio Frequency (RF) emitters embedded in a road surface. The use of single turn, RF loop antennas to both transmit and receive power greatly reduces the need to align the vehicle with the charging equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, James D. Logan
  • Publication number: 20190346531
    Abstract: An improved remote keyless entry (RKE) system for a vehicle to provide enhanced capabilities to a user. The improved RKE system may utilize directional antennas in the vehicle and in the FOB. Directional antennas may utilize devices equipped with orientation-independent antennas to determine the location. The system can exist in many different customizable configurations, sometimes utilizing orientation-independent antennas embedded in the vehicle or the FOB. The devices, systems and methods described herein may be used for an RKE in personal or commercial vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, James D. Logan
  • Publication number: 20190348754
    Abstract: A low profile, conformal antenna assembly provides wide bandwidth, orientation dependent and directional operation via volumetric radiating elements that are diposed over a cavity. The volumetric antenna elements may be further controlled by embedded inductive or capacitive components and/or surrounded by frequency-selective components. An optional AM/FM radiating structure is provided by a conductive wire helix disposed within the cavity. The antenna assembly may be integrated with system and control, conversion, amplification and/or processing electronics in a single enclosure or tightly coupled enclosure space. Integrating the antenna subassembly with an electronics subassembly in the same enclosure eliminates the requirement for discrete RF signal connections reduces associated costs, and avoides signal losses in the connections to multiple vehicle systems. The antenna can be mounted to the inside surface of glass in a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, James D. Logan, Sean Hallinan
  • Publication number: 20190319342
    Abstract: Antenna arrays that use volumetric elements to provide directive radiation over multiple frequencies, multiple polarizations, and/or operate in modes that reduce unnecessary radiation into a nearby human body. The arrays are particularly adapted for use with handheld wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and cellular phones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10438041
    Abstract: We present several unique techniques for using touch sensor arrays to detect fingerprints and authenticate a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20190269349
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting body vital signs through the use of a Bioelectric Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS), either by (a) direct contact with the person (such as through one or more of their fingers) or (b) measurement of reflections from a field projected into the person's body. The techniques may be implemented using the projected capacitive touch array in a device such as the screen of a smartphone or tablet computer, or the touchpad of a laptop computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10318785
    Abstract: A method for operating a two-dimensional touch array by providing virtual grid intersections. The techniques may be used to improve the array resolution. It may also be used to detect fingerprint ridge and valley detail even when the finger is not moving, and when the array node spacing is much greater than the ridge and valley spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Publication number: 20190129005
    Abstract: A radar system is described that uses microwave emitters to sense, classify and determine the contents of small containers that are used in transport or storage. The characteristics of these contents can be determined by orienting a set of microwave emitters and receptors around the containers. Correlating the results of the data obtained from the emitters and receptors, the volume and type of the contents of the containers can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: James Logan, John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, Jeffrey Duke Logan, Paul Gili
  • Patent number: 10230171
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing series-fed antenna arrays with a variable dielectric waveguide. In one implementation, coupling elements with optional controlled phase shifters are placed adjacent each radiating element of the array. To avoid frequency sensitivity of the resulting array, one or more waveguides have a variable propagation constant. The variable waveguide may use certain materials exhibiting this phenomenon, or may have configurable gaps between layers. Plated-through holes and pins can control the gaps; and/or a 2-D circular or a rectangular travelling wave array of scattering elements can be used as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, Benjamin McMahon, Brian Molen, Judy Feng, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10135122
    Abstract: Antenna arrays that provide directive radiation over multiple frequencies, multiple polarizations, and/or operate in modes that reduce unnecessary radiation into a nearby human body. The arrays are particularly adapted for use with handheld wireless devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and cellular phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AMI RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos