Patents by Inventor Steve Linn

Steve Linn 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: 20220037781
    Abstract: A scanning antenna includes a transmission and/or reception region including a plurality of antenna units and a non-transmission and/or reception region other than the transmission and/or reception region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi HARA, Yoshinori TANAKA, Susumu NAKANO, Ryan A. STEVENSON, Steve LINN, Cagdas VAREL, Colin SHORT, Felix CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220029300
    Abstract: A scanning antenna includes a transmission and/or reception region including a plurality of antenna units and a non-transmission and/or reception region other than the transmission and/or reception region. The scanning antenna includes a TFT substrate, a slot substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a seal portion surrounding the liquid crystal layer, a wall structure (additional seal portion) disposed in a region surrounded by the seal portion in the non-transmission and/or reception region, a reflective conductive plate, a first spacer structure defining a first gap between a first dielectric substrate and a second dielectric substrate in the transmission and/or reception region, and a second spacer structure disposed in the wall structure and defining a second gap wider than the first gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi HARA, Susumu NAKANO, Koji YASUDA, Yoji TANIGUCHI, Yoshinori TANAKA, Ryan A. STEVENSON, Steve LINN, Cagdas VAREL, Colin SHORT, Felix CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220029289
    Abstract: A scanning antenna includes a transmission and/or reception region including a plurality of antenna units and a non-transmission and/or reception region other than the transmission and/or reception region. The scanning antenna includes a TFT substrate, a slot substrate, a liquid crystal layer provided between the TFT substrate and the slot substrate, a seal portion provided in the non-transmission and/or reception region and surrounding the liquid crystal layer, and a reflective conductive plate disposed opposing a second main surface of a second dielectric substrate with a dielectric layer interposed between the reflective conductive plate and the second main surface. The slot electrode includes an opening or a recessed portion formed in the non-transmission and/or reception region and in the region surrounded by the seal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi KITOH, Takeshi HARA, Susumu NAKANO, Yoshinori TANAKA, Ryan A. STEVENSON, Steve LINN, Cagdas VAREL, Colin SHORT, Felix CHEN
  • Patent number: 10461416
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aperture segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a physical antenna aperture coupled to the antenna feed and comprising a plurality of segments having antenna elements that form a plurality of closed concentric rings of antenna elements when combined, where the plurality of concentric rings are concentric with respect to the antenna feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohsen Sazegar, Nathan Kundtz, Steve Linn
  • Publication number: 20180115063
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aperture segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a physical antenna aperture coupled to the antenna feed and comprising a plurality of segments having antenna elements that form a plurality of closed concentric rings of antenna elements when combined, where the plurality of concentric rings are concentric with respect to the antenna feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Mohsen Sazegar, Nathan Kundtz, Steve Linn
  • Patent number: 9887455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aperture segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a physical antenna aperture coupled to the antenna feed and comprising a plurality of segments having antenna elements that form a plurality of closed concentric rings of antenna elements when combined, where the plurality of concentric rings are concentric with respect to the antenna feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohsen Sazegar, Nathan Kundtz, Steve Linn
  • Publication number: 20160261043
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aperture segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a physical antenna aperture coupled to the antenna feed and comprising a plurality of segments having antenna elements that form a plurality of closed concentric rings of antenna elements when combined, where the plurality of concentric rings are concentric with respect to the antenna feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Mohsen Sazegar, Nathan Kundtz, Steve Linn