Patents by Inventor Pedro Gutierrez

Pedro Gutierrez 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).

  • Publication number: 20170256851
    Abstract: An on board diagnostic (OBD) device having a radio modem is provided. An antenna of the radio modem is connected to a printed circuit board (PCB) housed within a plastic housing, where the PCB has a ground plane which is extended by a conductive extension. The conductive extension lengthens an effective length of a counterpoise of the antenna without necessitating an increase in size of the OBD device/plastic housing, resulting in maintaining a small form factor for the OBD device, while increasing antenna efficiency and/or bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: William Babbitt, Kevin Clancy, Pedro Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9660331
    Abstract: An on board diagnostic (OBD) device having a radio modem is provided. An antenna of the radio modem is connected to a printed circuit board (PCB) housed within a plastic housing, where the PCB has a ground plane which is extended by a conductive extension. The conductive extension lengthens an effective length of a counterpoise of the antenna without necessitating an increase in size of the OBD device/plastic housing, resulting in maintaining a small form factor for the OBD device, while increasing antenna efficiency and/or bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: William Babbitt, Kevin Clancy, Pedro Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20150070220
    Abstract: An on board diagnostic (OBD) device having a radio modem is provided. An antenna of the radio modem is connected to a printed circuit board (PCB) housed within a plastic housing, where the PCB has a ground plane which is extended by a conductive extension. The conductive extension lengthens an effective length of a counterpoise of the antenna without necessitating an increase in size of the OBD device/plastic housing, resulting in maintaining a small form factor for the OBD device, while increasing antenna efficiency and/or bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: William Babbitt, Kevin Clancy, Pedro Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20130195088
    Abstract: A mobile hotspot device may be used to interface one or more host computing devices with a wireless wide area network. The mobile hotspot device is powered by a high-capacity lithium ion (Li-Ion) cylindrical battery pack(s) and has a small, pen-like form factor. Use of the Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack(s) improves mobile hotspot device talk time over prismatic battery cell technology, as well as avoids premature device/modem shutdown experienced when a prismatic battery cell is proximate to a printed circuit assembly of the mobile hotspot device. Additionally still, Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack(s) avoid negatively impacting volume capacity of the mobile hotspot device. Further still, use of the Li-Ion cylindrical battery pack(s) allows for unique, interactive information display, as well as evolutionary mobile hotspot device design and form factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Kwun Ho, John Jiang, Pedro Gutierrez, Tony Ornelas, Mahsa Nakhjiri
  • Patent number: 8284115
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for coupling a radio communication device to a host system. The apparatus comprises a housing including a counterpoise operatively coupled to the radio communication device. The apparatus also comprises a signal pathway operatively coupling the radio communication device to the host system. The apparatus thereby provides a counterpoise for the radio communication device which is external to both the host system and the radio communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Nysen, Kevin Wolentarski, Pedro A. Gutierrez, Chih-Chuan Yen, Todd Van Cleave
  • Patent number: 7724542
    Abstract: Certain embodiments relate to electronic devices and methods for forming electronic devices having a component shielded by a reworkable RF shield. The RF shield may be positioned to surround one or more components on a substrate. The RF shield may include a plurality of sidewalls and a top wall, the plurality of sidewalls including bumps extending outward therefrom. A portion of the top wall may be removed from the RF shield. The one or more components positioned under the top wall of the RF shield may be repaired or replaced if necessary. A lid may then be positioned over the removed portion of the top wall and placed so that the bumps engage apertures in the lid and result in the lid being rigidly coupled to the sidewalls. In one aspect of certain embodiments, a groove may be formed on one or more surfaces of the top wall. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ron W. Gallahan, Richard S. Perry, Michael Stewart, Pedro A. Gutierrez, Donald M. Hammon
  • Publication number: 20090228608
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for coupling a radio communication device to a host system. The apparatus comprises a housing including a counterpoise operatively coupled to the radio communication device. The apparatus also comprises a signal pathway operatively coupling the radio communication device to the host system. The apparatus thereby provides a counterpoise for the radio communication device which is external to both the host system and the radio communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Paul A. Nysen, Kevin Wolentarski, Pedro A. Gutierrez, Chih-Chuan Yen, Todd Van Cleave
  • Publication number: 20080158849
    Abstract: Certain embodiments relate to electronic devices and methods for forming electronic devices having a component shielded by a reworkable RF shield. The RF shield may be positioned to surround one or more components on a substrate. The RF shield may include a plurality of sidewalls and a top wall, the plurality of sidewalls including bumps extending outward therefrom. A portion of the top wall may be removed from the RF shield. The one or more components positioned under the top wall of the RF shield may be repaired or replaced if necessary. A lid may then be positioned over the removed portion of the top wall and placed so that the bumps engage apertures in the lid and result in the lid being rigidly coupled to the sidewalls. In one aspect of certain embodiments, a groove may be formed on one or more surfaces of the top wall. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Ron W. Gallahan, Richard S. Perry, Michael Stewart, Pedro A. Gutierrez, Donald M. Hammon
  • Patent number: 7142161
    Abstract: Techniques to integrate a slot antenna with a wireless network card for use with a wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Smith, Pedro A. Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20060001577
    Abstract: Techniques to integrate a slot antenna with a wireless network card for use with a wireless communication network may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: James Smith, Pedro Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 6418729
    Abstract: The invention relates to refrigerating installations of which the operation is based on the combination of Peltier effect producer elements and thermosyphons with liquid-vapor phase change. Basically it is comprised of: 1) Refrigeration container, 2) Heat dissipator, 3) Closed and fluid-tight circuit containing a fluid which boils or evaporates in the hot focal point situated in the low zone and condenses in the high zone, and then returns due to the gravity action (evaporative thermosyphon); 4) Peltier effect elements (first step); 5) Thermosyphon which transports the heat to the cold faces of the Peltier effect pastilles of the first step; 6) Thermosyphon which exchanges the heat with the prior thermosyphon and transports said heat from the hot faces to the Peltier pastilles of the second step; 7) Peltier effect elements (second step). 8) Thermosyphon which transports the heat from the container at low temperature or at frozen good temperature to the cold faces of the Peltier plates of the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
    Inventors: Manuel Dominguez-Alonso, Juan Manuel Pinillos Perez, Carmen Garcia Rodriguez, Pedro Gutierrez Guardiola
  • Patent number: 4592356
    Abstract: Localizing needle having anchor-like barbs to firmly anchor the needle in skin or tissue so as to aid in location of lesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Inventor: Pedro Gutierrez
  • Patent number: D620485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Corrigan, Ben Zuckerman, Jacinthe Boulanger, Pedro A. Gutierrez, Randy Wilfred Hackbart
  • Patent number: D624085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Gilbert, Pedro A. Gutierrez, James B. Engleson
  • Patent number: D631055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Gilbert, Pedro A. Gutierrez
  • Patent number: D707211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwun Ho, John Jiang, Pedro Gutierrez, Tony Ornelas, Mahsa Nakhjiri