Patents by Inventor Jonathan L. Sullivan

Jonathan L. Sullivan 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: 8068058
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna with an integral electrical connection to a printed circuit board. The electrical connection is accomplished by providing a connection beam from a conductive layer to the circuit board. The connection beam is provided with a channel extending through the connection beam, such as a channel through the geometric center of the beam, and the channel is plated. The connection beam terminates with a contact point. The beam is deflectable to provide contact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7804450
    Abstract: An electrical component is provided that provides at least a two shot injection molding structure. One of the at least two shots of plastic comprises a laser direct structuring material. Another of the at least two shots of plastic comprises a non-platable plastic. The laser direct structuring material is selectively activated such that a conductive trace can be plated on the laser direct structuring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Stefan Lofgren, Ulf Palin
  • Publication number: 20090020328
    Abstract: An electrical component is provided that provides at least a two shot injection molding structure. One of the at least two shots of plastic comprises a laser direct structuring material. Another of the at least two shots of plastic comprises a non-platable plastic. The laser direct structuring material is selectively activated such that a conductive trace can be plated on the laser direct structuring material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Stefan Lofgren, Ulf Palin
  • Publication number: 20090009403
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna with an integral electrical connection to a printed circuit board. The electrical connection is accomplished by providing a connection beam from a conductive layer to the circuit board. The connection beam is provided with a channel extending through the connection beam, such as a channel through the geometric center of the beam, and the channel is plated. The connection beam terminates with a contact point. The beam is deflectable to provide contact force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7417589
    Abstract: An antenna for a wireless device is provided. The antenna mounts on a substrate such as a printed circuit board. The antenna includes a carrier having sidewalls with inside surfaces defining an internal recess. A conductive trace resides on the carrier. The conductive trace having a first end and a second end opposite the first end with at least one lead extending from an end and extending the sidewall. The lead terminates in a hook that traversing the sidewall and has a portion extending along the inside surface of the internal recess. A locking clip is sized to fit in the internal recess and frictionally lock the portion between an outside surface of the locking clip and the inside surface of the internal recess such that the locking clip locks the portion, the at least one hook, the at least one lead, and the conductive trace in position on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Robert Slawinski, Edward Carter
  • Publication number: 20070236395
    Abstract: An antenna for a wireless device is provided. The antenna mounts on a substrate such as a printed circuit board. The antenna includes a carrier having sidewalls with inside surfaces defining an internal recess. A conductive trace resides on the carrier. The conductive trace having a first end and a second end opposite the first end with at least one lead extending from an end and extending the sidewall. The lead terminates in a hook that traversing the sidewall and has a portion extending along the inside surface of the internal recess. A locking clip is sized to fit in the internal recess and frictionally lock the portion between an outside surface of the locking clip and the inside surface of the internal recess such that the locking clip locks the portion, the at least one hook, the at least one lead, and the conductive trace in position on the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Robert Slawinski, Edward Carter
  • Patent number: 6940459
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna with an integral electrical connection to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Anthony P. Vejraska
  • Patent number: 6788260
    Abstract: The present invention provides antenna assemblies for wireless devices where the antenna has a tip with at least one barb and a cap with at least one internal groove. The barb and groove mate to form a snap lock. The snap lock resists pressure tending to pull the cap off the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Anthony P. Vejraska
  • Publication number: 20040125028
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna with an integral electrical connection to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Anthony P. Vejraska
  • Publication number: 20040119649
    Abstract: The present invention provides antenna assemblies for wireless devices where the antenna has a tip with at least one barb and a cap with at least one internal groove. The barb and groove mate to form a snap lock. The snap lock resists pressure tending to pull the cap off the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Anthony P. Vejraska
  • Patent number: 6492960
    Abstract: An antenna is described for use with a wireless communications device wherein the antenna comprises a helical radiator having a connector at one end thereof with the helical radiator and connector being of one-piece, unitary construction. In one embodiment, the radiator and connector are formed through a plastic injection molding procedure while in another embodiment, the radiator and connector are formed by use of a metal die-casting procedure. Modified forms of the antenna are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6359598
    Abstract: An antenna is described for use with a wireless communications device wherein the antenna comprises a helical radiator having a connector at one end thereof with the helical radiator and connector being of one-piece, unitary construction. In one embodiment, the radiator and connector are formed through a plastic injection molding procedure while in another embodiment, the radiator and connector are formed by use of a metal die-casting procedure. Modified forms of the antenna are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20020014997
    Abstract: An antenna is described for use with a wireless communications device wherein the antenna comprises a helical radiator having a connector at one end thereof with the helical radiator and connector being of one-piece, unitary construction. In one embodiment, the radiator and connector are formed through a plastic injection molding procedure while in another embodiment, the radiator and connector are formed by use of a metal die-casting procedure. Modified forms of the antenna are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6215446
    Abstract: A snap-in stubby or retractable antenna comprising a plastic snap-in connector which is secured to the upper end of a wireless communication device, such as a cellular telephone. The connector includes an alignment keyway which cooperates with an opening formed in the upper end of the housing of the communications device so that the connector may only be installed in the device in one position so that the contact spring associated therewith will be in engagement with the electrical contact pad of the receiving and transmitting circuitry of the device. A flexible latch is provided on the connector which is deflected inwardly as the connector is installed into the telephone, but which snaps outwardly into engagement with a shoulder in the interior of the communications device to yieldably maintain the connector, and the antenna associated therewith on the handset of the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Bradley S. Haussler
  • Patent number: 6183681
    Abstract: A multi-stage method of insert molding is described including the steps of: providing a vertically movable first mold member with a cavity formed therein; providing a second mold member having a substantially flat upper molding surface; providing a third mold member having an upper end with a cavity formed therein; positioning an insert directly on the flat upper molding surface of the second mold member; positioning the first mold member with respect to the second mold member so that the cavity of the first mold member receives the insert; injecting a first flowable plastic material into the cavity in the first mold member to partially encapsulate the insert; allowing the first flowable plastic material to cool and solidify, thereby creating a first stage molding; removing the first mold member and the second stage molding from the second mold member; positioning the first mold member with respect to the third mold member so that the first stage molding registers with the cavity of the third mold member; inj
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Centurion International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, Douglas McKeown
  • Patent number: 6181285
    Abstract: An antenna positioner is provided for use in an anechoic chamber to enable the radiation pattern of an antenna under test to be measured. A vertically disposed and selectively rotatable azimuth rotator pedestal is positioned in the anechoic chamber and a support is mounted on the pedestal for rotation therewith. A roll-axis shaft is mounted on the support for rotatably supporting the antenna under test. The roll-axis shaft rotator is positioned outside the anechoic chamber and has a horizontally disposed and horizontally movable connecting rod which is selectively movable into the chamber for connection to the roll-axis shaft to incrementally rotate the roll-axis shaft and the antenna under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Centurion International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Sullivan, James Blake Winter
  • Patent number: 6137452
    Abstract: A double shot antenna comprising a cylindrical coilform having first and second ends, and inner and outer surfaces. In one form of the invention, the inner and outer surfaces of the coilform have helical grooves formed therein which extend from the first end of the coilform towards the second end of the coilform. The coilform is comprised of a first material which resists metal plating. Plastic material is positioned in the helical grooves with the plastic material being plated with an electrically conductive material to form first and second radiating elements. A connector is provided at the first end of the coilform which is electrically connected to the first and second radiating elements. The method of manufacturing the antenna is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Centurion International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6075489
    Abstract: A retractable antenna is provided for a wireless communication device such as a wireless modem, two-way radio, cellular telephone, etc., wherein the extended length of the antenna is greater than the height of the telephone housing. The antenna includes components which are slidably mounted with respect to one another so that the antenna may be collapsed and retracted within the telephone housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Centurion Intl., Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6052090
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna comprising a device which is capable of functioning during at least a lower frequency band of operation and at least a higher frequency band of operation. The antenna comprises an elongated radiating element having a helical radiating element connected to one end thereof with one end of the helical radiating element being received by a non-conductive insulator. An outer conductive shell embraces the non-conductive insulator and at least partially encloses a portion of the helical radiating element. The straight radiating element acts as the antenna radiator during both the high and low frequency bands of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Centurion International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Simmons, Bradley Scott Haussler, Frank George Hamma, James Blake Winter, Jonathan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6052088
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna comprising a device which is capable of functioning during at least a lower frequency band of operation and at least a higher frequency band of operation. The antenna comprises an elongated radiating element having a helical radiating element connected to one end thereof with one end of the helical radiating element being received by a non-conductive insulator. An outer conductive shell embraces the non-conductive insulator and at least partially encloses a portion of the helical radiating element. The straight radiating element acts as the antenna radiator during both the high and low frequency bands of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Centurion International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Simmons, Bradley Scott Haussler, Frank George Hamma, James Blake Winter, Jonathan L. Sullivan