Patents by Inventor Paul A. Nysen

Paul A. Nysen 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: 10862575
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a transmissive passive repeater having two or more antenna arrays, each array comprised of a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna array has an associated region. An aperture is defined by the antenna arrays with which energy at respective antenna arrays passes between each of the regions. Another embodiment of the invention provides a reflective passive repeater having an aperture. Energy received at the aperture is reflected back from the aperture. The aperture is configured to provide a conformal mapping between two regions as determined by complex coupling by individual antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Paul Nysen
  • Publication number: 20190380646
    Abstract: A headwear assembly is disclosed having an oximetry sensor and a circuit assembly configured to measure pulse and oxygen level for a user during exercise and/or physical activity. The oximetry sensor is positioned in a front section of the headwear assembly, proximate to the forehead when worn. Other sensors can also be included with the headwear assembly, such as temperature, blood pressure, and so on. The headwear assembly is configured to securely conform about a user's head when worn, such that the oximetry sensor is positioned and effectively immobilized on the forehead above the eyebrows. The headwear assembly can further provide integrated functionality with an external electronic device, such as a smart mobile phone. The headwear assembly can include a wireless charger for charging a rechargeable battery disposed on the headwear assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Oxystrap International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Gertsch, Ronald Gertsch, Paul Nysen, Peter Nysen, William Swanson, Christopher L. Gehrisch, Martin D. McCune, David L. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190214728
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved antenna structures, systems, and methods of manufacturing. In an embodiment, low-cost internal 2G/5G antennas have flat metal dipole construction, which can include a stiffener. External embodiments include quad dipole antenna structures, with broadside or corner arrays. Isolated multi-band center or end-fed dipole antennas can include single-sided PCB or metal-only structures, for operation with at least two distinct frequencies, and can provide RF isolation, such as with an RF trap or a Balun system. Embodiments of non-DC path or pass-through dual band antennas feature trap structures, along with discrete or distributed matching, and can provide a DC feed path for LEDs. Low profile and flat vertically polarized omni-directional antennas, such as for operation at 915 MHz, include an open slot driven cavity. Stacked 2G/5G antenna structures provide axial symmetry between quadrants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Paul NYSEN, Chia-Wei LIU, Joseph Amalan Arul EMMANUEL
  • Patent number: 10265019
    Abstract: A headwear assembly is provided that measures physiological changes, e.g., oxygen saturation, pulse, blood pressure, and body temperature of a user during physical exercise, to include athletic activities and other situations. The headwear assembly can provide integrated functionality with an external device such as a smart phone. The headwear assembly can be embodied in various configurations, e.g., stand-alone headband, cap, visor, or a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oxystrap Int'l, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Gertsch, Ronald Gertsch, Paul Nysen, Peter Nysen, William Swanson, Christopher L. Gehrisch, Martin D. McCune, David L. Williams
  • Patent number: 10236578
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved antenna structures, systems, and methods of manufacturing. In an embodiment, low-cost internal 2G/5G antennas have flat metal dipole construction, which can include a stiffener. External embodiments include quad dipole antenna structures, with broadside or corner arrays. Isolated multi-band center or end-fed dipole antennas can include single-sided PCB or metal-only structures, for operation with at least two distinct frequencies, and can provide RF isolation, such as with an RF trap or a Balun system. Embodiments of non-DC path or pass-through dual band antennas feature trap structures, along with discrete or distributed matching, and can provide a DC feed path for LEDs. Low profile and flat vertically polarized omni-directional antennas, such as for operation at 915 MHz, include an open slot driven cavity. Stacked 2G/5G antenna structures provide axial symmetry between quadrants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Nysen, Chia-Wei Liu, Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 10236585
    Abstract: A dual band end fed dipole provides at least two distinct operating frequencies, e.g. 2.45 GHz and 5.5 GHz. Properties of the antenna include low cost to manufacture, e.g. ease of automation; minimal manual labor to manufacture, e.g. reliability; dual band operation; broad bandwidth; good feed line isolation; omnidirectional beam pattern; minimal vertical beam squint; small diameter; and high efficiency. Embodiments of the invention provide a dual band end fed dipole with a low band trap on the feed side that requires minimal manual labor to manufacture because the antenna is formed from a single flat sheet of metal and soldering is replaced with crimping. Minimal dielectric loading is also achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Nysen, Chia-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10205234
    Abstract: A method of operating an antenna system for a wireless device is provided for controlling radiation characteristics of the antenna system. The antenna system includes first and second sets of feed points disposed so that first and second radiation pattern are generated by the antenna system when drive currents are provided at the first and second set of feed points, respectively. The second radiation pattern is different from the first radiation pattern. The first and second drive currents are supplied such that a predetermined overall radiation pattern is generated. The predetermined overall radiation pattern is at least in part a combination of the first radiation pattern and the second radiation pattern. The system and method may be directed toward Specific Absorption of Radiation (SAR) mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Netgear, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Nysen, Todd Van Cleave
  • Patent number: 9985662
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz systems because of the lower frequency in free-space path loss model. Sub 1G may also present less interference compared to 2.4 GHz (e.g., better QoS for applications such as VOIP, Gaming, etc.). In some of the disclosed embodiments, Sub1G may be employed using current 2.4G or 5G Wireless LAN chipset with RF Up/Down Converters. In some embodiments, the Sub1G approach may be used to create a Long Range Bridge, Long Range Extender, Long Range Client, Long Range Hotspot, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini, Paul Nysen, Shun-Liang Yu, Chia-Wei Liu, Shahrokh Zardoshti, Gin Wang, Henry Chen
  • Publication number: 20180138595
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved antenna structures, systems, and methods of manufacturing. In an embodiment, low-cost internal 2G/5G antennas have flat metal dipole construction, which can include a stiffener. External embodiments include quad dipole antenna structures, with broadside or corner arrays. Isolated multi-band center or end-fed dipole antennas can include single-sided PCB or metal-only structures, for operation with at least two distinct frequencies, and can provide RF isolation, such as with an RF trap or a Balun system. Embodiments of non-DC path or pass-through dual band antennas feature trap structures, along with discrete or distributed matching, and can provide a DC feed path for LEDs. Low profile and flat vertically polarized omni-directional antennas, such as for operation at 915 MHz, include an open slot driven cavity. Stacked 2G/5G antenna structures provide axial symmetry between quadrants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Paul NYSEN, Chia-Wei LIU, Joseph Amalan Arul EMMANUEL
  • Publication number: 20170256861
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a transmissive passive repeater having two or more antenna arrays, each array comprised of a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna array has an associated region. An aperture is defined by the antenna arrays with which energy at respective antenna arrays passes between each of the regions. Another embodiment of the invention provides a reflective passive repeater having an aperture. Energy received at the aperture is reflected back from the aperture. The aperture is configured to provide a conformal mapping between two regions as determined by complex coupling by individual antenna elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul EMMANUEL, Paul NYSEN
  • Publication number: 20170237174
    Abstract: A broad band diversity antenna system comprises a system of log periodic antennas (LPA) and dipole antennas. Two LPAs form a balanced dipole by feeding the back ends of the LPA. The feed is improved by the addition of a balun to ensure RF balance. Because a dipole only requires narrow bandwidth, a simple balun is constructed from coax cable or a transmission line, thus providing low cost construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Paul NYSEN, Chia-Wei LIU
  • Publication number: 20170237172
    Abstract: A dual band end fed dipole provides at least two distinct operating frequencies, e.g. 2.45 GHz and 5.5 GHz. Properties of the antenna include low cost to manufacture, e.g. ease of automation; minimal manual labor to manufacture, e.g. reliability; dual band operation; broad bandwidth; good feed line isolation; omnidirectional beam pattern; minimal vertical beam squint; small diameter; and high efficiency. Embodiments of the invention provide a dual band end fed dipole with a low band trap on the feed side that requires minimal manual labor to manufacture because the antenna is formed from a single flat sheet of metal and soldering is replaced with crimping. Minimal dielectric loading is also achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Paul NYSEN, Chia-Wei LIU
  • Patent number: 9590661
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz systems because of the lower frequency in free-space path loss model. Sub 1G may also present less interference compared to 2.4 GHz (e.g., better QoS for applications such as VOIP, Gaming, etc.). In some of the disclosed embodiments, Sub1G may be employed using current 2.4G or 5G Wireless LAN chipset with RF Up/Down Converters. In some embodiments, the Sub1G approach may be used to create a Long Range Bridge, Long Range Extender, Long Range Client, Long Range Hotspot, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Netgear, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini, Paul Nysen, Shun-Liang Yu, Chia-Wei Liu, Shahrokh Zardoshti, Gin Wang, Henry Chen
  • Publication number: 20170041028
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz systems because of the lower frequency in free-space path loss model. Sub1G may also present less interference compared to 2.4 GHz (e.g., better QoS for applications such as VOIP, Gaining, etc.). In some of the disclosed embodiments, Sub1G may be employed using current 2.4G or 5G Wireless LAN chipset with RF Up/Down Converters. In some embodiments, the Sub1G approach may be used to create a Long Range Bridge, Long Range Extender, Long Range Client, Long Range Hotspot, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul EMMANUEL, Peiman AMINI, Paul NYSEN, Shun-Liang YU, Chia-Wei LIU, Shahrokh ZARDOSHTI, Gin WANG, Henry CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150139204
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz systems because of the lower frequency in free-space path loss model. Sub 1G may also present less interference compared to 2.4 GHz (e.g., better QoS for applications such as VOIP, Gaming, etc.). In some of the disclosed embodiments, Sub1G may be employed using current 2.4G or 5G Wireless LAN chipset with RF Up/Down Converters. In some embodiments, the Sub1G approach may be used to create a Long Range Bridge, Long Range Extender, Long Range Client, Long Range Hotspot, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini, Paul Nysen, Shun-Liang Yu, Chia-Wei Liu, Shahrokh Zardoshti, Gin Wang, Henry Chen
  • Publication number: 20150042514
    Abstract: A method of operating an antenna system for a wireless device is provided for controlling radiation characteristics of the antenna system. The antenna system includes first and second sets of feed points disposed so that first and second radiation pattern are generated by the antenna system when drive currents are provided at the first and second set of feed points, respectively. The second radiation pattern is different from the first radiation pattern. The first and second drive currents are supplied such that a predetermined overall radiation pattern is generated. The predetermined overall radiation pattern is at least in part a combination of the first radiation pattern and the second radiation pattern. The system and method may be directed toward SAR mitigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Paul A. Nysen, Todd Van Cleave
  • Patent number: 8907857
    Abstract: A compact multi-antenna, multi-antenna system, and wireless device comprising same are provided. The multi-antenna comprises first, second and third antennas. The second antenna contains the first antenna, and the third antenna contains at least part of the second antenna. The first antenna may be a slot-in-slot or other antenna, the second antenna may be a dipole, and the third antenna may be a dipole or monopole. The multi-antenna system comprises the multi-antenna plus first, second and third transmission systems operatively coupled thereto. The antennas of the multi-antenna and system may be concurrently operated, substantially independently, and may have mutually orthogonal polarizations. Particular antenna and system configurations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NETGEAR Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Nysen
  • Patent number: 8860619
    Abstract: A multi-antenna system and wireless device comprising same are provided. The multi-antenna system comprises two open-slot antennas each coupled to its own resonant cavity. The two resonant cavities may be adjacent with common short circuit elements across their boundary. The short circuit elements may include apertures through which wires can be passed. The multi-antenna system may comprise two spaced-apart plates, each plate defining half of the first open-slot antenna, half of the second open-slot antenna, half of the first resonant cavity, and half of the second resonant cavity. The multi-antenna system can be fitted into a low-profile wireless device having a top face with a surface area about equal to or greater than that of the plates. A display such as a touch-screen may be fitted to the top face. The plate configuration may provide for a relatively large surface over which current can flow during antenna operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NETGEAR, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Nysen
  • Patent number: 8842044
    Abstract: An antenna system for a wireless device and a method for operating same are provided for controlling radiation characteristics of the antenna system. The antenna system includes first and second sets of feed points disposed so that first and second radiation pattern are generated by the antenna system when drive currents are provided at the first and second set of feed points, respectively. The second radiation pattern is different from the first radiation pattern. The first and second drive currents are supplied such that a predetermined overall radiation pattern is generated. The predetermined overall radiation pattern is at least in part a combination of the first radiation pattern and the second radiation pattern. The system and method may be directed toward SAR mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: NETGEAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Nysen, Todd Van Cleave
  • Patent number: 8836581
    Abstract: The present technology provides an improved antenna having a conductive first plate, a conductive second plate and a conductive third plate. The conductive first plate and the conductive second plate are disposed and have an electrical connection to form an external antenna structure having a U-shaped cross section. The conductive third plate is disposed parallel to the conductive first plate between the conductive first plate and the conductive second plate and has a proximate edge proximate the electrical connection. The conductive third plate has an electrical length with respect to the proximate edge corresponding to an odd integer multiple of a quarter of a guide wavelength associated with a resonant frequency of the antenna. The conductive third plate forms part of an internal antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: NETGEAR, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Nysen