Antenna Or Wave Energy "plumbing" Making Patents (Class 29/600)
  • Patent number: 11415450
    Abstract: A radar antenna for a fill level measurement device is provided that includes at least one carrier plate and at least two antenna elements that are arranged on the carrier plate and are configured to transmit and/or to receive a radar signal, wherein each of the antenna elements includes a waveguide configured to direct the radar signal, wherein an interior volume of each waveguide is at least partially filled with a dielectric, the antenna elements being arranged at a distance from one another that is less than or equal to a wavelength of the radar signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventor: Steffen Waelde
  • Patent number: 11394096
    Abstract: In a waveguide system that includes a bifurcated ferrite loaded waveguide section, the waveguide used for at least the bifurcated ferrite loaded waveguide section, and preferably the waveguides for each of the other components of the waveguide system, is provided in the form of an aluminum waveguide part, or a part of another material having comparable properties, most suitably in the form of an aluminum casting. The aluminum part is either entirely or at least partially copper plated and preferably includes aluminum waveguide flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ray M. Johnson, Ray Kniffen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11264948
    Abstract: A forecast engine generates a clear-sky solar power generation level corresponding to a photovoltaic installation that resides within a geographical area. The clear-sky solar power generation level indicates an amount of electricity generated by the photovoltaic installation under clear-sky conditions. The forecast engine also generates a measurement device index corresponding to a measurement device that resides proximate to the photovoltaic installation. The measurement device index indicates an amount of cloud cover present at the location where the measurement device resides. The forecast engine then generates a solar power generation forecast for the geographical area based on the clear-sky solar power generation level and the measurement device index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Monforte, Andrew Sukenik
  • Patent number: 11185449
    Abstract: An ultra-high frequency (UHF) wireless sensor includes an agent activated non-metal antenna formed of a conductive stimuli-responsive hydrogel material. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag in electronic communication with the non-metal antenna includes a wireless data communication integrated circuit (IC). The non-metal antenna is configured to be inactive prior to an interaction with an activating agent and active upon the interaction with the activating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sanjay E. Sarma, Rahul Bhattacharyya, Joshua E. Siegel, Sai Nithin Reddy Kantareddy, Alex Armengol Urpi, Pankhuri Sen
  • Patent number: 11189895
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a hybrid distinct wavelength resonant band-pass filter with capacitive coupling metal pattern, including a ceramic matrix. The ceramic matrix includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. A first resonant cavity, a second resonant cavity, a third resonant cavity, a fourth resonant cavity, a fifth resonant cavity, a sixth resonant cavity, a seventh resonant cavity, an eighth resonant cavity, and a ninth resonant cavity, sequentially distributing along a length direction of the ceramic matrix, are formed between the first surface and the second surface. A metal pattern is disposed on the first surface, the metal pattern includes a first pattern region surrounding the third resonant cavity and a second pattern region surrounding the fourth resonant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Junyuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11128034
    Abstract: A method, system, and device provides components of an antenna assembly. Digital information representative of one or more characteristics of an antenna element of antenna assembly may be received by a processor. The processor may further receive a specification for the antenna element. The processor may adjust digital information representative of the antenna element to adjust the physical parameters of the component to meet the specification. The antenna assembly may be fabricated with the adjusted physical parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Optisys, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollenbeck, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11128033
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an impact recoverable antenna assembly. The antenna assembly includes, in certain examples, a conductive antenna element that is deformable from a default configuration to a deformed configuration in response to a deformation event. The conductive antenna element includes a first layer and a second layer that at least partially surrounds the first layer. In certain examples, one of the first layer or the second layer comprises a shape memory alloy configured to deform the conductive antenna element from the deformed configuration to the default configuration in response to a restoration event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Alireza Shapoury
  • Patent number: 11114321
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for real-time sensing of properties in industrial manufacturing equipment are described. The sensing system includes first plural sensors mounted within a processing environment of a semiconductor device manufacturing system, wherein each sensor is assigned to a different region to monitor a physical or chemical property of the assigned region of the manufacturing system, and a reader system having componentry configured to simultaneously and wirelessly interrogate the plural sensors. The reader system uses a single high frequency interrogation sequence that includes (1) transmitting a first request pulse signal to the first plural sensors, the first request pulse signal being associated with a first frequency band, and (2) receiving uniquely identifiable response signals from the first plural sensors that provide real-time monitoring of variations in the physical or chemical property at each assigned region of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Sylvain Ballandras, Thierry Laroche, Kimihiro Matsuse, Jacques Berg, Tomohide Minami
  • Patent number: 11095014
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of an antenna device includes a substrate, a plurality of antenna elements supported on the substrate, an integrated circuit supported on one side of the substrate, and a metallic waveguide antenna situated against the substrate. The metallic waveguide antenna includes a heat dissipation portion in a thermally conductive relationship with the integrated circuit. The heat dissipation portion is configured to reduce a temperature of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Scott D. Brandenburg, David W. Zimmerman, Shawn Shi
  • Patent number: 11089673
    Abstract: A circuit assembly is provided and includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a circuit element region and defining a trench surrounding an entirety of the circuit element region, a circuit element disposed within the circuit element region of the PCB; and a Faraday wall. The Faraday wall includes a solid, unitary body having a same shape as the trench. The Faraday wall is disposed within the trench to surround an entirety of the circuit element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Southworth, Kevin Wilder, James Benedict, Mary K. Herndon, Thomas V. Sikina, John P. Haven
  • Patent number: 11018404
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit structural body is formed into a shape including: A circuit structural body, including: a multilayer board, which includes a plurality of layers of a first to N-th tri-plate structural bodies each including a first to N-th (N is an integer of 2 or more) planar conductors; an interlayers connection conductor, which is configured to connect the first to N-th planar conductors to each other; and a side-surface ground conductor, which is formed on a side surface of the multilayer board, and is approximately parallel to and near the interlayers connection conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Osamu Amano
  • Patent number: 10976538
    Abstract: An optical filter device includes a wavelength variable interference filter that has a fixed substrate provided with a fixed reflective film and a movable substrate provided with a movable reflective film, a casing that has an inner space for storing the wavelength variable interference filter therein, and a fixation portion that fixes the wavelength variable interference filter to the casing. In addition, the fixation portion is provided between a side surface of the fixed substrate and an inner surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Nozomu Hirokubo
  • Patent number: 10939545
    Abstract: A foldable modular flex circuit for attaching to at least one component. The flex circuit may comprise a central area and at least one tab depending from the central area. The central area may comprise a cable attachment section configured to electrically couple to at least one coaxial cable. A first tab may depend from the central area and is configured to electrically couple to a ball grid array (BGA) of the component. A second pair of tabs may depend from the central area and are configured to electrically couple to an additional at least one component, wherein each tab depends substantially perpendicular from the central area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: High Speed Interconnects, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio De La Rosa, Todd Albertson
  • Patent number: 10893635
    Abstract: A high frequency power circuit module includes an electronic circuit substrate having a bending section, a high frequency power circuit formed on the electronic circuit substrate, a battery connected to the high frequency power circuit, and a magnetic material sheet having an area larger than that of the battery. The battery is covered with the magnetic material sheet in a state in which the electronic circuit substrate is bent at a bending section. The high frequency power circuit, the battery, and the magnetic material sheet are thermally coupled to each other by a resin sealing member, which is a material having a smaller thermal resistance than that of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Hosotani
  • Patent number: 10887776
    Abstract: Facilitating backhaul between multiples access points (APs) using ducts or other bounded passageways within a building, dwelling, etc. is contemplated. The backhaul may be utilized to facilitate exchange of data obtained by the APs through fronthaul with one or more clients. The data exchanged between the APs through backhaul may be referred to as ducthauling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Bahr
  • Patent number: 10863371
    Abstract: Measurement arrangement and measurement method for measuring spurious emissions of a wireless device. The measurement arrangement comprises at least two antennas, wherein a first antenna is arranged at proximity of the wireless device. In a first step, frequencies relating to spurious emissions are determined by measuring wireless signals received by the first antenna. In a second step, the spurious emissions are measured by the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Vincent Abadie, Corbett Rowell
  • Patent number: 10845476
    Abstract: A radar system includes a split-block assembly unit comprising a first portion and second portion, where the first portion and the second portion form a seam. The radar system further includes a plurality of ports located on a bottom side of the second portion opposite the seam. Additionally, the radar system includes a plurality of radiating elements located on a top side of the first portion opposite the seam. The plurality of radiating elements is arranged in a plurality of arrays. The plurality of arrays includes a set of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission arrays, a set of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) transmission arrays, and at least one reception array. Further, the radar system includes a set of waveguides configured to couple each array to a port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Jamal Izadian, Russell Smith, Timothy Campbell, Adam Brown
  • Patent number: 10839282
    Abstract: A planar antenna (PA) of a transponder chip module (TCM) may have a planar antenna (PA) etched from a foil to have a track width of approximately 100 ?m or less; and a spacing between adjacent turns of the track of approximately 25 ?m or less. The track may subsequently be plated to reduce the spacing. A module tape (MT2) may have contact pads (CP) on one side thereof and a connection bridge (CBR) on another side thereof, and may be joined with a module tape (MT1) having a planar antenna (PA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10826147
    Abstract: Circuits and methods include transmission lines formed from a conductive cladding on a substrate surface. The transmission line includes additional reference conductors positioned co-planar on the surface, including a gap between the transmission line and each of the reference conductors. The transmission line and the reference conductors are at least partially encapsulated (e.g., sandwiched) between two substrates. Isolation boundaries may be included as ground planes, e.g., above and below the transmission line, on opposing surfaces of the substrates, and Faraday walls, e.g., vertically, through the substrates. Current densities generated by various electromagnetic signals are distributed among the transmission line and the reference conductors (as a tri-conductor arrangement), and may be partially further distributed to the isolation (ground) boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas V. Sikina, John P. Haven, James E. Benedict
  • Patent number: 10813691
    Abstract: Microwave applicators are disclosed which include a first transmission line segment, a second transmission line segment, and a third transmission line segment. The first transmission line segment includes a first inner conductor, a first dielectric disposed on the first inner conductor, and a first outer conductor disposed on the first dielectric. The second transmission line segment includes a second inner conductor, a second dielectric disposed on the second inner conductor, and a second outer conductor disposed on the second dielectric. The third transmission line segment includes a third inner conductor disposed on the third inner conductor, a third outer conductor disposed on the proximal end of the third dielectric. The impedance looking into the second transmission line segment from the first transmission line segment can be adjusted by adjusting the length of the third transmission line segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Joseph D Brannan
  • Patent number: 10811754
    Abstract: A power coupler includes an input port, first and second output ports and an antenna element that is electrically coupled between the first output port and the second output port or that is electrically coupled to an isolation port of the power coupler. The power coupler is configured to split a radio frequency signal incident at the input port and/or to combine radio signals incident at the respective first and second output ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Huan Wang, Michael Brobston
  • Patent number: 10741902
    Abstract: Part of the conductive loop of the threads is formed by a printed circuit on the substrate (5), where the group of the conductive strips (2) placed side by side is produced, and the core (1) is placed on them. The conductive strips (2) overhang from the groundplan of the core (1) and the ends of the conductive strips (2) overhanging on both sides of the core (1) form the connecting surfaces (4). The wires (3) shaped for the encirclement of the core (1) are connected to the connecting surfaces (4), whereby the wire (3) connects a connecting surface (4) of one conductive strip (2) with the connecting surface (4) on the opposite end of the neighboring conductive strip (2). After bonding to one end of the conductive strip (2) the wire is shaped above the substrate (5) by bending in such a way that it arches over the space intended for the core (1) and all wires (3) are shaped in such a way that they produce a channel for the core (1) placed on the substrate (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Logomotion, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Emil Hubinak
  • Patent number: 10714809
    Abstract: An antenna for vehicle for receiving electric waves from a vehicle front side is attached to an internal side of a window glass for vehicle. The antenna includes a first radiator having a shape of a plate, at least a part of the first radiator being arranged separated from the window glass for vehicle; and a second radiator arranged separated from the first radiator, and arranged so as to sandwich at least a part of the first radiator between the second radiator and the window glass for vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventor: Kouichirou Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10707553
    Abstract: A thin film, flexible antenna that has particular application to be adhered to vehicle glass, where the antenna has a wideband antenna geometry and is operable to receive right-hand or left-hand circularly polarized signals from, for example, GPS and SDARS satellites. The antenna is a printed planar antenna formed to the substrate and includes a ground plane having a slot formed therein and a tuning sleeve having a vertical portion and a horizontal portion. The planar antenna further includes a radiating element positioned adjacent to the tuning sleeve and including a feed portion positioned within the slot, where the radiating element includes a first horizontal portion and a second horizontal portion extending from a vertical portion towards the vertical portion of the sleeve. The ground plane is operable to generate circularly polarized signals to be received by the radiating element where the sleeve provides phase tuning of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Amit M. Patel, Keerti S. Kona, Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10685274
    Abstract: An RFID transponder web, comprising a support substrate, and a series of the RFID transponders arranged on said support substrate such that there is a distance (D) between two successive RFID transponders. The transponder(s) have a transponder thickness (T). The RFID transponder web further comprises a spacer arranged on the support substrate, at least on the section of the support substrate that lies between the successive RFID transponders and extends from a first edge of the support substrate to another edge of said support substrate. A through cut is arranged between the spacer and the next RFID transponder, or between two spacer parts. The through cut allows the spacer to be bent away from said next RFID transponder, or to bent away said two spacer parts from each other. Alternatively, the support substrate is made of a flexible and elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Confidex OY
    Inventors: Heikki Ahokas, Miika Pylvanainen
  • Patent number: 10615513
    Abstract: A planar phased array antenna assembly includes a first face sheet with a first plurality of radiating slots for a first frequency band and a second plurality of radiating slots for a second frequency band, a second face sheet, a third face sheet, and a structure interposed between the first and second face sheets with a third plurality of radiating elements at the first frequency band and a fourth plurality of radiating elements at the second frequency band, and a first feed network for the third plurality of radiating elements and a second feed network for the fourth plurality of radiating elements, and the second face sheet interposed between the structure and the third face sheet. The planar phased array antenna assembly may form part of a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Allen Fox, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Ying Chen, Rodney Grant Vaughan
  • Patent number: 10594017
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna device including a signal source configured to generate a transmit signal with a basic frequency, a control device, and a first transmit channel. The transmit channel includes a first frequency conversion device and a first transmit device with a first frequency pass band. The control device is connected to the first frequency conversion device, which is configured to perform time-controlled conversion of the basic frequency of the transmit signal to a first transmit frequency, which lies in the first frequency pass band of the first transmit device, in order to provide via the first transmit channel a first transmit signal with the first transmit frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Steffen Waelde, Roland Welle
  • Patent number: 10568579
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure sensor including hybrid electronic sheet and a wearable device including the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor has excellent controllable electric characteristics and excellent mechanical flexibility and stability, and measures, for example, pressure in a simple and highly reproducible manner in which a resistance of a component in a sensor varies depending on applied pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Hyun Jung Yi, Seung Woo Lee, Ki Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10535488
    Abstract: A slow waveguide for travelling wave tube includes a central plate comprising a beam slip hole, rectilinear in the same direction as the longitudinal axis of the central plate, a bottom plate and a top plate closing the waveguide, respectively arranged on and under the central plate, and a slit folded in the form of a snake having its folds in the direction of the thickness of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Alain Durand
  • Patent number: 10476173
    Abstract: Antenna elements (101, 102) used for multi-band antenna dual polarization include: four radiating elements (201), a balun element configured to feed power to the radiating elements (201), and a fastening plate (202) configured to fasten the balun element. The balun element includes two dielectric plates (203). Two signal transmission units (301), one feeding unit (401), and two filtering units (402) are printed on each dielectric plate (203). An LC resonant energy storage structure is constructed on the balun element by using the filtering units (402), and decoupling on a specific frequency band can be implemented by adjusting the filtering unit (402). Therefore, even if the antenna elements (101, 102) are applied to a scenario in which elements on different frequency bands work collaboratively, radiating elements (201) on different frequency bands are not coupled electromagnetically and strongly when the radiating elements are arranged closely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dingjiu Daojian, Weihong Xiao, Ye Yang, Chunbin Li
  • Patent number: 10468733
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a filter and methods of making the same. The filter includes a block of dielectric material with a top surface including a patterned region, a bottom surface, and side surfaces. The filter also includes a through-hole extending through the block from the top surface to the bottom surface. The through-hole may include a top edge that connects the top surface with an inner wall of the through hole and a bottom edge that connects the bottom surface with the inner wall of the through hole. The top edge or bottom edges of the through-hole may be rounded, chamfered, or tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LGS Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Scott William Burgess, Jeffery Jan Nummerdor, Jr., Alan Scott Brannon
  • Patent number: 10451802
    Abstract: A photonic integrated device includes a first waveguide and a second waveguide. The first and second waveguides are mutually coupled at a junction region which includes a bulge region. The bulge region is defined two successive etching operations using two distinct etch masks, where the first etching operation is a partial etch and the second etching operation is a complete etch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventor: Charles Baudot
  • Patent number: 10431879
    Abstract: A fabric antenna for telecommunications is disclosed. The fabric antenna comprises a host yarn, which is substantially electrically non-conducting, and an antenna yarn, which is substantially electrically conducting. The host yarn and antenna yarn are knitted together to form a host fabric comprising an antenna grid. The antenna grid comprises a plurality of intersecting antenna tracks formed of antenna yarn. The tracks are separated by regions of the host fabric and are electrically coupled together at the regions where the tracks intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Dean Kitchener, Christopher Bryce Wyllie, Robert Alan Lewis, Ingrida Juraite, Tilak Dias, William Hurley
  • Patent number: 10381325
    Abstract: A disclosed circuit arrangement includes a support structure having first and second posts. Electrically conductive round wire has a round cross-section, and a first portion is wrapped at least partially around the first post. A second portion of the wire extends in a straight line from a point on a perimeter of the first post to a point on a perimeter of the second post, and a third portion of the wire is wrapped at least partially around the second post. The second portion of the round wire defines one or more bond sites. An electronic device is electrically connected to the round wire at one of the one or more bond sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Automated Assembly Corporation
    Inventors: Kimmo Kyllonen, Robert Neuman
  • Patent number: 10374295
    Abstract: An electronic device that utilizes a display as an antenna is provided. The electronic device may include a display including a conductive layer, a signal power supply part electrically coupled to the conductive layer in order to utilize the conductive layer as an antenna radiator, and a substrate electrically connected to the signal power supply part so as to receive a signal of an antenna radiator of the conductive layer through the signal power supply part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Geon Kim, Seung-Tae Ko, Sang-Ho Lim, Dong-Kyu Choi, Won-Bin Hong
  • Patent number: 10307900
    Abstract: A quick connect liner latch system assembly (QCLL). The QCLL latches each joint of a slick line deployed liner together quickly and easily. This system can set an anchor in an existing well bore at a shallow depth and run a new liner in the well with a slick line unit using the QCLL system. It is a safer operation for the workers and environment and cost savings to the operator. The QCLL has two main sections that are locked together to form the full QCLL. The upper and lowers sections are locked together using a body lock ring. The units are not threaded together, which eliminates the need for a conventional rig for installation. The QCLL is unique because the inside diameter (ID) of the latch can remain large enough to accommodate a standard liner wiper plug for the weight of the liner being run into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Harris, Carl Diller, Candice English
  • Patent number: 10230158
    Abstract: A method of making a housing includes providing a substrate having an opening, providing a plurality of metal sheets, providing a plurality of non-conductive members, and bonding the metal sheets together through the non-conductive members, forming a metal sheets member, placing the metal sheets member in the opening, bonding the metal sheets member with the substrate through the non-conductive members, and removing excess parts of the substrate to form the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Wei-Ben Chen, Min Liu, Chao-Hsun Lin, Chao Lan
  • Patent number: 10163047
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a portable data carrier by means of a continuous manufacturing method, comprises the steps: providing at least one foil as a rolled good, unrolling at least one first foil, with at least a first foil being coated at least partly with an adhesive on at least one side, with at least the first foil being scored on at least one side along at least one creasing edge, with at least the first foil being folded up in precise fit along at least one creasing edge and bonded, with the foil being folded up in the direction of the side which is coated with adhesive, with the side coated with adhesive being arranged on the opposite side of the foil which has at least one scored creasing edge along which it is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Bannert, Peter Kaufmann, Lucas Perlitz, Thomas Tarantino, Robert Griesmeier, Tatjana Mosthof, Cordula Regensburger
  • Patent number: 10096895
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a stamped antenna includes providing a sheet of metallic material for a first stamping. A first stamping of the sheet of metallic material is performed to form at least one antenna that includes traces, contacts, a carrier connected to the traces, and at least one tie-bar connected between the traces. A pad is provided with at least one pressure sensitive adhesive area that is provided on the pad in substantially the same shape as the traces of the antenna. The pressure sensitive adhesive area is aligned with the traces of the antenna, and then bonded to the traces of the at least one antenna. A second stamping of the at least one antenna and the pressure sensitive adhesive is then performed to remove the at least one carrier and the at least one tie-bar connected to the traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: A.K. Stamping Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Kurz, Mark Andrews
  • Patent number: 10088244
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a heat sink base/riser, a first fin, and a second fin. The spacing between the base/riser and the first fin and the second fin, restively, may be adjusted by rotating a threaded rod. The threaded rod includes a first threaded knurl that is engaged with the first fin and a second threaded knurl that is engaged with the second fin. The thread pitch of the first threaded knurl and the second threaded knurl may differ. For example, the pitch of the first threaded knurl may be smaller than the pitch of the second threaded knurl if the first fin is located nearest the heat sink base/riser relative to the second fin. The spacing of the heat sink fins may be adjusted based upon the current operating conditions of the electronic device to maintain an optimal temperature of a heat generating device during device operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul F. Bodenweber, Kamal K. Sikka
  • Patent number: 10082570
    Abstract: A radar system includes a split-block assembly unit comprising a first portion and second portion, where the first portion and the second portion form a seam. The radar system further includes a plurality of ports located on a bottom side of the second portion opposite the seam. Additionally, the radar system includes a plurality of radiating elements located on a top side of the first portion opposite the seam. The plurality of radiating elements is arranged in a plurality of arrays. The plurality of arrays includes a set of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission arrays, a set of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) transmission arrays, and at least one reception array. Further, the radar system includes a set of waveguides configured to couple each array to a port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Jamal Izadian, Russell Smith, Tim Campbell, Adam Brown
  • Patent number: 10062484
    Abstract: The flexible soft magnetic core (1) includes parallel continuous ferromagnetic wires (4) embedded in a core body (2) made of the polymeric medium (3). The continuous ferromagnetic wires (4) extend from one end to another end of said core body (2), are spaced apart from each other and are electrically isolated from each other by the polymeric medium (3). The method for producing the flexible soft magnetic core (1) comprises embedding continuous ferromagnetic wires (4) into an uncured polymeric medium (3) by means of a continuous extrusion process, curing the polymeric medium (3) with the continuous ferromagnetic wires (4) embedded therein to form a continuous core precursor (10), and cutting said continuous core precursor (10) into discrete magnetic cores (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PREMO, S.L.
    Inventors: Francisco Ezequiel Navarro Perez, Antonio Rojas Cuevas
  • Patent number: 10055680
    Abstract: An antenna for use in an RFID tag comprises a yarn. The yarn comprises stainless steel fibers or the RFID-antenna comprises a stainless steel wire. The stainless steel fibers or the stainless steel wire have a martensite percentage by weight less than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Tom Verhaeghe, Steven Dillien, Kristof Degroote, Dominique Andries
  • Patent number: 10044088
    Abstract: To provide a transmission-line conversion structure for a millimeter-wave band capable of being easily manufactured with a small size without easily causing non-uniformity in characteristics in a wide band. A transmission-line conversion structure for a millimeter-wave band that connects a microstrip line (10), which includes a main conductor (12) formed on one surface of a dielectric substrate (11) and a ground conductor (13) formed on the other surface thereof, with a waveguide (20) has a waveguide structure in which a transmission line (31) having a predetermined length is formed so as to be surrounded by metal walls (32). The transmission line is filled with a dielectric material having a relative permittivity of greater than 1. The transmission-line conversion structure allows electronic waves of a millimeter-wave band in a longitudinal direction of the main conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Takashi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9912041
    Abstract: Antenna carriers with magneto-dielectric material and beam-shaping elements for enhanced performance and radiation safety of electronic devices are described. One electronic device includes a housing, an antenna element disposed on an antenna carrier, and a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the housing, the printed circuit board including radio frequency (RF) circuitry. The antenna carrier can be made up of a plastic cap, a ground plane, and a magneto-dielectric substrate with both dielectric and magnetic properties. The plastic cap is disposed at a first side of the housing and the magneto-dielectric substrate is disposed on a top surface of the plastic cap. The antenna element is disposed on a bottom surface of the magneto-dielectric substrate and electrically coupled to the RF circuitry. The antenna element radiates electromagnetic energy in a resonant mode and the magnetic property of the magneto-dielectric material increase efficiency, frequency bandwidth, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eswarappa Channabasappa, Adrian Napoles, Chun Kit Lai, Daejoung Kim, Seng Chin Tai, Peruvemba Ranganathan Sai Ananthanarayanan, Anuj Dron, Namhoon Kim, Ulf Jan-Ove Mattsson, Rohit Sammeta
  • Patent number: 9909251
    Abstract: The improved dryer output exhaust duct of the present invention is comprised of a nonconductive, high temperature polymer to form a dielectric exhaust output duct. The dielectric dryer exhaust duct prevents the travelling of electrical current from an inadvertently energized dryer chassis to the attached flexible ducting and thus prevents the ducting from overheating or melting from the electrical current or igniting flammable materials nearby or contained within the ducting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mark E Goodson
  • Patent number: 9893433
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array antenna. The array antenna includes a cavity power divider that receives an input signal and performs power division to output a first power-divided signal. The array antenna also includes a final-stage power dividing, coupling, and radiating unit that includes a dielectric substrate and a first and a second metal surface layer. A coupling slot array is formed on the second metal surface layer to receive the first power-divided signal. A radiating slot array corresponding to the coupling slot array is formed on the first metal surface layer; Several plated through-hole units are provided on the dielectric substrate, where the plated through-hole units go through the first and second metal surface layers vertically, and a range corresponding to each plated through-hole unit encloses a coupling slot and a radiating slot corresponding to the coupling slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Chang Cao, Fabio Morgia, Uhland Goebel, Guoyu Su
  • Patent number: 9882625
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passive repeater for forwarding radio signals from a first device having a radio interface to a second device having a radio interface, wherein the passive repeater is configured to forward radio signals between an interior of a housing, which has a housing wall acting as a radio barrier, and an exterior, through the housing wall, wherein the passive repeater has a first antenna and a second antenna for this purpose, which are connected to each other by a passive and galvanic coupling, and wherein the first antenna can be arranged in the interior and the second antenna can be arranged in the exterior, and the passive coupling can be carried out through an opening in the housing wall, and wherein the first antenna can be inserted into the interior from the exterior through the opening and/or the second antenna can be withdrawn from the interior to the exterior through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Gluck
  • Patent number: 9876338
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for stripping electric cables, comprising at least one stripping beam (10, 11; 110, 111; 209) emitted by a LASER source (1; 101; 201) and focused by an optical assembly (2-4; 102, 103; 203-208) into a focusing point (12, 13), called cutting point, and at least one track (6; 106) for receiving a portion of cable to be stripped, characterised in that each LASER source comprises a LASER diode (1; 101; 201) emitting a stripping beam of which the wavelength is between 400 nm and 460 nm, and preferably of the order of 445 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LASELEC
    Inventors: Fabien Reversat, Stéphane Rougier, Pierre Bouvet
  • Patent number: RE47068
    Abstract: In a microstrip antenna in which a ground conductor is provided to be opposed to patch conductors, wedge shapes angled to intersect with an antenna polarization plane are provided at edges of the ground conductor in a repeated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Minoru Tajima