With Other Electrical Component Patents (Class 29/601)
  • Patent number: 11138487
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing antenna pattern according to an embodiment includes an adhesive arranging step, a metal sheet arranging step, a cutting step, a removing step, and a pressurizing step. In the adhesive arranging step, an adhesive is arranged inside with respect to a perimeter line of the antenna pattern arranged on a continuous body while conveying the continuous body of a base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshimitsu Maeda
  • Patent number: 10599971
    Abstract: Method of producing wire inlaid on a support and inlaid wire obtained. The invention relates to an antenna for radiofrequency transponder, said antenna comprising conducting wire portions which are to a major extent inlaid and conducting wire portions which are to a minor extent non-inlaid on a plane support. The antenna is characterized in that said wire portions which are to a minor extent non-inlaid extend over or cross at least one favoured fold line and/or one fold line predefined according to a standardized folding resistance test. The invention also relates to a portable electronic object comprising said antenna and a corresponding method of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Sébastien Gaspari, Blandine Alleysson, Elisabeth Kerguen, Olivier Leveque
  • Patent number: 10289945
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a substrate having a top surface including first and second ends, a bottom surface, first and second end surfaces, and opposed lateral surfaces, a passive RFID integrated circuit (IC) chip mounted to the top surface of the substrate, a monopole antenna that includes a planar radiating arm that extends out from the RFID IC chip along the top surface of the substrate to the first end of the top surface of the substrate and a matching loop having two grounded matching stubs that surround the chip and a portion of the radiating arm, each matching stub comprising a longitudinal segment that extends along a longitudinal direction of the substrate and a transverse segment that extends along a transverse direction of the substrate along the top surface of the substrate to the radiating arm at a point located between the RFID IC chip and the first end of the top surface, and a ground plane formed on the bottom surface, the second end surface, and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Ramiro Augusto Ramirez, Thomas McCrea Weller, Eduardo Antonio Rojas
  • Patent number: 10242966
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a thin bonded interposer package are disclosed and may, for example, include bonding a semiconductor die to a first surface of a substrate, forming contacts on the first surface of the substrate, encapsulating the semiconductor die, formed contacts, and first surface of the substrate using a mold material while leaving a top surface of the semiconductor die not encapsulated by mold material, forming vias through the mold material to expose the formed contacts. A bond line may be dispensed on the mold material and the semiconductor die for bonding the substrate to an interposer. A thickness of the bond line may be defined by standoffs formed on the top surface of the semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Berry, Roger D. St. Amand, Jin Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 9986312
    Abstract: A machine includes a first machine substrate and a second machine substrate and a monitoring system for the machine. The monitoring system includes a sensor subsystem including a sensor substrate integral with the first machine substrate and at least one sensor electromagnetic structure coupled to at least a portion of the sensor substrate. The at least one sensor electromagnetic structure includes at least one sensor conducting sub-component. The at least one sensor electromagnetic structure is configured to regulate electromagnetic fields incident thereto in response to at least one measurement characteristic of a machine measurand. The sensor subsystem is configured to obtain at least one measurement characteristic of the machine measurand proximate a machine sensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ertugrul Berkcan, Yongjae Lee
  • Patent number: 9836685
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag including a substrate having a top surface, bottom surface, opposed end surfaces, and opposed lateral surfaces, a passive RFID integrated circuit (IC) chip mounted to the top surface of the substrate, a monopole antenna that includes a planar radiating arm that extends out from the RFID IC chip along the top surface of the substrate and a matching loop having two grounded matching stubs that surround the chip and a portion of the radiating arm, and a ground plane formed on the bottom surface, an end surface, and the top surface of the substrate, the ground plane being electrically coupled to the matching stubs and the radiating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Ramiro Augusto Ramirez, Thomas McCrea Weller, Eduardo Antonio Rojas
  • Patent number: 9362624
    Abstract: An antenna, including at least one set of conductive arms radiative at a resonant frequency, the at least one set of conductive arms including a first conductive arm having a first terminus and a second conductive arm having a second terminus, the first and second termini being closely spaced so as to form a capacitive gap therebetween, the capacitive gap having a width, a feed connection located on the first conductive arm, a first electrical length being defined along the first conductive arm between the feed connection and the first terminus, a ground connection located on the second conductive arm, a second electrical length being defined along the second conductive arm between the ground connection and the second terminus, the resonant frequency depending at least on the width of the capacitive gap and on the first and second electrical lengths, a total electrical length along the set of conductive arms between the first and second termini being less than or equal to half of a wavelength corresponding to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: GALTRONICS CORPORATION, LTD
    Inventors: Marin Stoytchev, Randell Cozzolino
  • Patent number: 9199397
    Abstract: An injection-molded case and a manufacturing method thereof having antenna patterns are formed in the injection-molded case by only one insert injection molding process, without a second insert injection molding process as required in the conventional manufacture. The injection-molded case preferably includes: one or more antenna patterns fabricated by a press process; and an injection-molded case part having the antenna patterns provided therewithin, which is fabricated by fixing the antenna patterns on an injection mold and carrying out only one insert injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-Won Ahn, Jae-Ho Oh, Jeong-Woon Koo
  • Publication number: 20150144703
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external connector for the production of an electronic card comprising an insulating support that defines an outside face and an inside face opposite one another and a plurality of external metal contact pads. This external connector additionally comprises a plurality of metal projections located on the side of the inside face of the insulating support and respectively connected electrically to at least one subassembly of the plurality of external metal contact pads and/or to contact pads linked to an electronic unit, which is arranged on the inside face of the insulating support, wherein these metal projections are intended to be inserted into individual cavities of the body of the electronic card, and metal contact pads linked to an electronic unit inside the card body and/or an antenna incorporated in this card body are located at the base of these cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Publication number: 20150138036
    Abstract: There is disclosed an antenna device relating to a single or dual band antenna system for use in mobile telecommunications devices, laptop and tablet computers, USB adapters and electrically small radio platforms comprising a pair of antennas attached to a conductive ground plane, the antennas being separated by free space in which at least one notch is formed in the conductive ground plane between the pair of antennas characterized in that the notch further includes an inductive component and a capacitive component providing good antenna isolation so as to enable MIMO operation or diversity operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Marc Harper
  • Publication number: 20150138022
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: a radio device for radio wave transmission; a primary radiator that has a function to radiates radio waves generated by the radio device; a parabolic reflector that reflects the radio waves radiated from the primary radiator; a shroud that shields against unnecessary radiation radio waves among the radio waves radiated from the primary radiator and reflected by the parabolic reflector; and an antenna mounting mechanism that fits the parabolic reflector to an antenna attachment pole. The shroud is arranged so as to cover at least a right and left of the parabolic reflector, the radio device and the primary radiator are arranged inside the shroud, and the antenna mounting mechanism fits the parabolic reflector to the antenna attachment pole so that the antenna attachment pole is located at a lateral center position of the parabolic reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihide Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150138024
    Abstract: A “thin” and cost-effective three-dimensional antenna assembly and methods of use and manufacturing thereof. In one exemplary embodiment, the solution of the present disclosure is particularly adapted for small form-factor portable radio devices, and comprises an antenna (or array of antennas) deposited on a thin preformed flexible or deformable structure using a conductive fluid. The antenna (array) includes one or more antennas each having a radiator and a plurality of contacts. Use of the thin preformed structure allows, among other things, thinner form factors for the host wireless device, and obviates use of a separate molded carrier or other more costly or involved processes (such as laser direct structuring).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: ESA Kalistaja, Riku Lambacka, Petteri Annamaa
  • Publication number: 20150129664
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for an implantable device comprising a ferromagnetic mass at least partially disposed near a coil, said coil formed of electrically conducting material and having electrical leads, a resonator circuit coupled to the leads and operable to resonate on application of energy from said leads. Some embodiments include an antenna coupled to said resonator circuit, wherein when either the ferromagnetic mass or the coil moves, power is supplied to the resonator circuit. In certain embodiments the device further includes a modulator coupled to said resonator circuit and operable to modulate the output of the resonator circuit where either the ferromagnetic mass or the coil is disposed in an animal such as a human. some embodiments allow for disposing multiple devices in an animal for characterizing different animal motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Gurbinder S. Brar
  • Patent number: 9027227
    Abstract: Forming antenna structures having several conductor turns (wire, foil, conductive material) on a an antenna substrate (carrier layer or film or web), removing the antenna structures individually from the antenna substrate using pick & place gantry or by means of die punching, laser cutting or laminating, and transferring the antenna structure with it's end portions (termination ends) in a fixed position for mounting onto or into selected transponder sites on an inlay substrate, and connecting the aligned termination ends of the antenna structure to an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip or chip module disposed on or in the inlay substrate. A contact transfer process is capable of transferring several antenna structures simultaneously to several transponder sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Féinics Amatech Teoranta
    Inventor: David Finn
  • Publication number: 20150107092
    Abstract: A method and device for manufacturing a smart card inlay includes attaching a first and a second end of a single wire antenna to a single first substrate, fixing the wire antenna, aside from the first and second ends thereof, to a second substrate. The method further includes thereafter relocating the first substrate relative to the second substrate such that the first and second ends of the wire antenna are at locations on the second substrate suitable for connection to a chip module, thereafter connecting the first end and the second end to the chip module, and thereafter removing the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Guy Shafran, Tom Rahav
  • Publication number: 20150109068
    Abstract: Provided are a new connection structure connecting a high frequency circuit and a waveguide which allows a substrate opening size to be made common without causing deterioration of a transmission line conversion characteristic, and a manufacturing method of the connection structure. The connection structure includes a module substrate (1) on which the high frequency circuit (11) is mounted and a transmission line conversion means (9, 7) is provided between the high frequency circuit and the waveguide (3), a waveguide conductor (8) in which the waveguide is formed, and a mother substrate (2) which is provided on the waveguide conductor and includes an opening having a size larger than an opening size (d) of the waveguide, and the module substrate is fixed to the mother substrate so as to cover the opening of the mother substrate and a choke is formed utilizing a space among the module substrate, the mother substrate, and the waveguide conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Muneyasu Kawata
  • Publication number: 20150102222
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photomixer for generating and detecting a terahertz continuous wave, including: an optical conductor to which beating light is incident; and a plurality of antenna feeding electrodes formed on both side surfaces of the optical conductor, and configured to receive a current of a terahertz frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Nam Je KIM, Kyung Hyun PARK, Sang Pil HAN, Ki Won MOON, Il Min LEE, Hyun Sung KO
  • Publication number: 20150096167
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) antenna and methods of fabricating the same are provided. An IMD can include a ceramic structure having at least one wall defining a hollow cavity. The ceramic structure can include a first end and a second end distal from the first end, the first end being open to provide access to the hollow cavity and the second end being closed. The IMD also includes an antenna cofire-integrated into the at least one wall of the ceramic structure and a housing adjoined to the ceramic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yanzhu Zhao, Nicholas C. Wine, Joyce K. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150097734
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) antenna and methods of fabricating the same are provided. An IMD can include a ceramic structure having at least one wall defining a hollow cavity. The ceramic structure can include a first end and a second end distal from the first end, the first and second ends being open to provide access to the hollow cavity. The IMD also includes an antenna cofire-integrated into the at least one wall of the ceramic structure and a housing adjoined to the ceramic structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yanzhu Zhao, Nicholas C. Wine, Joyce K. Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150097634
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a structure comprising: a first substrate section having a first thickness, a second substrate section having a second thickness different from the first thickness, a plurality of vias configured to couple a first ground plane associated with the first substrate section and a second ground plane associated with the second substrate section, and a microstrip comprising: a first section associated with the first substrate section and having a first width, a second section associated with the second substrate section and having a second width different from the first width, and a taper between the first width and the second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Nasser Ghassemi, Houssam Kanj, Christopher Andrew DeVries, Huanhuan Gu
  • Publication number: 20150091759
    Abstract: An antenna structure is disclosed that includes a first antenna extending from a substrate, a second antenna formed on the substrate, and first and second parasitic elements formed on the substrate. The first antenna provides an omni-directional radiation pattern in the azimuth plane for vertically polarized signals, and the second antenna provides an omni-directional radiation pattern in the azimuth plane for horizontally polarized signals. The parasitic elements absorb and re-radiate electromagnetic waves radiated from the second antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lida Akhoondzadehasl, Allen Minh-Triet Tran, Mohammad Ali Tassoudji, Donald Farrell Breslin
  • Publication number: 20150091502
    Abstract: A method of coupling a first port of a single antenna to a first coupling circuit and a second port of the single antenna to a second coupling circuit. The method includes coupling a wireless charging unit to the first coupling unit and coupling an NFC transceiver block to the second coupling circuit. The method further includes isolating the single antenna from the wireless charging unit during a time interval when the NFC transceiver block is operational and isolating the single antenna from the NFC transceiver block during a time interval when the wireless charging unit is operational.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Subhashish Mukherjee, Yogesh Darwhekar, Gireesh Rajendran
  • Publication number: 20150090799
    Abstract: A smart card with two read-write modes includes antenna layer, and an antenna and a chip module circuits on the antenna layer, wherein the antenna and the chip module circuit are electrically connected via an elastic conductive device. The invention also provides a manufacturing method of the aforesaid smart card with two read-write modes, which includes steps of: embedding an antenna on a back side or a front side of an antenna layer; after completing embedding on the antenna layer, add bedding sheets, printed sheets and protection films respectively above and underneath the antenna layer, then laminating to obtain a card base carrier; cutting card from the treated whole-sheet card base carrier to obtain a card base, and milling slots on the obtained card base, then finally encapsulating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Xiaodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150076231
    Abstract: The proximity readers for opening a door are typically located on a lock, a metal prison wall, on a metal fire door, on a metal door frame. Traditionally, a proximity reader had to be made thick so that the pickup coil/antenna was not close to the metallic mounting surface otherwise the reader's read range would be drastically reduced. The present invention eliminates the problem of these metal surfaces reducing the read range of the proximity reader when mounted on these types of metallic surfaces. The present invention allows the pickup coil/antenna to be mounted close to the metallic mounting surface, be low profile without reducing the read range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Buccola
  • Publication number: 20150077292
    Abstract: A “thin” and cost-effective three-dimensional antenna assembly and methods of use and manufacturing thereof. In one exemplary embodiment, the solution of the present disclosure is particularly adapted for small form-factor portable radio devices, and comprises an antenna (or array of antennas) deposited on a thin preformed flexible or deformable structure using a conductive fluid. The antenna (array) includes one or more antennas each having a radiator and a plurality of contacts. Use of the thin preformed structure allows, among other things, thinner form factors for the host wireless device, and obviates use of a separate molded carrier or other more costly or involved processes (such as laser direct structuring).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Esa Kalistaja
  • Patent number: 8978988
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating radio-frequency identification (RFID) circuitry into flexible circuits are provided. An RFID integrated circuit can be embedded within a dielectric layer of a flexible circuit or between a dielectric layer and a conductive layer of the flexible circuit. Additionally or alternatively, an RFID antenna may be integrated into a conductive layer of the flexible circuit. Alternatively, both the integrated circuit and antenna of RFID circuitry may be provided off of the flexible circuit but an RFID connector coupling the integrated circuit and antenna may be integrated into the flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Mauricia
  • Publication number: 20150068028
    Abstract: A process for making a biosensor comprising a hollow coil having wires coiled in parallel and an electronic circuit component connected to the coil, the process including: 1) providing a mandrel on which wires including at least a first wire, a second wire and a third wire are wound in parallel, 2a) immersing the mandrel in a first buffer solution comprising a first bioreceptor, a first monomer and optional additives, 2b) arranging the wires such that the first wire may be used as a working electrode, the second wire may be used as a counter electrode and the third wire may be used as a reference electrode of a three electrode electrochemical cell used in an electropolymerisation process, 3) passing electric current through the first wire to form a first biocompatible coating of a first polymer polymerized from the first monomer comprising the first bioreceptor on the first wire, 4) removing the coil from the mandrel, 5) connecting the wires to their respective points of the electronic circuit component such
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: NOVIOSENSE B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Hendrikus Leonardus Hanssen, Christopher Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150070878
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an artificial tree that is lit by LEDs. Individual trunk modules are provided on trunk sections that provide individual control of LED strings disposed on branches on each of the trunk sections. Remote control devices and smart devices connected to the Internet can control the trunk modules. Spring-loaded flat connectors between the trunk sections, and also between the branches in the trunks, provide a solid electrical connection, which has a low susceptibility to failure. Plastic injection molded branches having injected molded sockets are provided for connecting LEDs that can be plugged directly into sockets on the trunk sections. The LEDs can be driven with an AC or DC electrical power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Publication number: 20150061674
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system comprises, a main magnet, a gradient coil and an RF coil. The main magnet generates a static magnetic field, the gradient coil which is formed inside the main magnet and generates a gradient magnetic field and the RF coil. The RF coil is formed inside the gradient coil and comprises a plurality of different components including: a former supporting the plurality of different components including windings and having a first area and a second area and a groove formed in the second area and in which a component of the RF coil is installed and inset, reducing thickness of the RF coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh-soo KWON, Ju-hyung LEE, Man-ho JEONG
  • Patent number: 8968510
    Abstract: In a method of producing a transponder, a substrate is provided. The substrate comprises a first area, a second area adjacent to the first area, and a first electric contact adjacent to the second area. An electric device is placed in or on the first area, preferably without touching the first electric contact. Subsequently, a conductive glue is applied on the second area and on the first electric contact so that the conductive glue electrically couples the first electric contact with the electric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Reinhard Rogy, Christian Zenz
  • Publication number: 20150054681
    Abstract: This invention relates to a rotatable device having two arms rotatably connected about a hollow hub wherein the arms include a cable extending through a passageway and the hub so as to minimize bending of the cables about each other when the arms are in a compact position. In particular this invention relates to a foldable GPS compass and a method relating thereto to present a compact folded device that is easier to install with minimal bending of the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Kenneth Clifford, Mark Frischman, Michael Robb Main
  • Publication number: 20150048898
    Abstract: A tunable impedance matching network comprising shunt (e.g. parallel) tunable capacitors and other fixed reactive elements is presented. The tunable impedance matching network can be used as one component of an SPTM (scalable periphery tunable matching) amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Peregrne Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20150042526
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly transmitting signals via antenna phased array. In order to decrease the distance between individual antennae in the array, the antennae are submersed in a high dielectric material in addition to being arranged at right angles to one another, both features precluding one or more antennae from coupling. Furthermore, wires are covered in high dielectric material in order to refract RF signals around them, allowing antennae towards the center of the array to successfully transmit signals past other layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hatem Zeine
  • Publication number: 20150043310
    Abstract: Sensor stations, system and methods for sensing seismic parameters of a subsurface structure are provided. The sensor station includes a sensor housing and a sensor unit. The sensor housing includes a base with a removable lid and receptacles for receiving the fiber optic cable therethrough. The base has a cavity therein accessible upon removal of the removable lid. The sensor unit is positionable in the cavity of the sensor housing. The sensor unit is operatively connectable to a portion of the optical fibers of the fiber optic cable for communicating seismic data sensed by the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Steven James Maas, Akbar Arab-Sadeghabadi, Daniel Joseph Gentner, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150044976
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a wireless communication module and a manufacturing method thereof. The wireless communication module includes: a high frequency module transmitting and receiving a high frequency signal for wireless communication; a main IC mounted in the high frequency module, configuring a wireless communication related circuit and processing a signal; and a passive electronic component mounted in the high frequency module and performing an auxiliary function in connection with the signal processing. As set forth above, with the wireless communication module according to the exemplary embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to remarkably reduce the overall height of the module and save the manufacturing cost thereof due to the process simplification, by configuring the module by reversing the concept of the modularized (packaged) portion and the components mounted in the module (package).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hyung Goo BAEK
  • Publication number: 20150042532
    Abstract: An antenna includes first and second conductive antenna bodies. The first conductive antenna body has first and second opposing ends with an enlarged width medial portion therebetween, a first slot extending from at least adjacent the first end to at least adjacent the second end, and first antenna feed points adjacent the first slot for a first polarization. The second conductive antenna body has first and second opposing ends with an enlarged width medial portion therebetween, a second slot extending from at least adjacent the first end to at least adjacent the second end, and second antenna feed points adjacent the second slot for the first polarization. The first end of the second conductive antenna body is adjacent the second end of the first conductive antenna body. Third antenna feed points are between the first and second conductive antenna bodies for a second polarization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: FRANCIS PARSCHE
  • Publication number: 20150041540
    Abstract: A system for reading transponders may include a printed circuit board and an electrotextile antenna. The printed circuit board may include an RFID reading circuit, and the electrotextile antenna may be electrically connected to the printed circuit board via a connection. The electrotextile antenna may be composed of a material made by blending or coating textiles with a metal, and the electrotextile antenna may be configured to transmit and receive signals between the RFID reading circuit and RFID tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Huyu QU, Fouad NUSSEIBEH
  • Publication number: 20150042523
    Abstract: A flexible wire radiating element for a body-worn antenna has a length that meets a specified absorption rate (SAR) for a given transmit power, nominal frequency, and separation distance, and allows a higher transmit power than that achievable with a half wavelength element but is within substantially one decibel of efficiency. Using a plot of SAR over length, a minimum length necessary to meet the SAR limit is then mapped to a length corresponding to a peak in a horizontal efficiency plot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: PARAMESWARAN A. SIVALINGAM
  • Publication number: 20150033545
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an antenna part that can be produced easily and inexpensively, the method comprising the steps of: forming a coil part 11 by a wire material 13 having an insulation coating 16, and removing the insulation coating 16 from both end portions 11a of the coil part 11; forming a connection region 12a of an electrically-conductive metal on the semiconductor substrate 12, and further forming a solder layer 14 on the connection region 12a; wiring the coil part 11 on the connection region 12a so that each end portion 11a of the coil part 11 to be in contact with the solder layer 14; and melting the solder layer 14 by heat to allow each end portions 11a to enter into the solder layer 14, and thus to electrically connect the connection region 12a and the coil part 11 through the solder layer 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yasunori MORIMOTO, Yoshiyuki HATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150035704
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad/af standards, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, PCS, AWS, EAS, BRS, and/or the like. In some embodiments, an antenna might be provided within a signal distribution device, which might include a container disposed in a ground surface. A top portion of the container might be substantially level with a top portion of the ground surface. The antenna might be communicatively coupled to one or more of at least one conduit, at least one optical fiber, at least one conductive signal line, or at least one power line via the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Schwengler, John M. Heinz, Michael L. Elford
  • Publication number: 20150034632
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying RF energy to an object in a cavity is disclosed. The apparatus may include a plurality of pairs of radiating ports, and a plurality of electrically conductive elements. Each pair of radiating ports may include two radiating ports configured to emit RF radiation into the cavity coherently with each other; and each electrically conductive element may be positioned between two radiating ports constituting a pair of radiating ports. The electrically conductive elements may be arranged such that RF radiation emitted by the plurality of pairs of radiating ports concentrates closer to the center of the cavity than that in the absence of the electrically conductive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yishai Brill, Eliezer Gelbart
  • Patent number: 8943679
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing an antenna pattern frame includes a conveyor for conveying a radiator sheet including antenna radiators successively arranged thereon in a form of cells, the antenna radiators including respective antenna pattern portions for receiving an external signal, a bending mold for successively forming connection terminal portions in the radiator sheet that is being conveyed, by using a bending process, and an injection mold for injection-molding antenna frames such that the antenna pattern portions are placed on one set of respective sides of the radiator frames and the connection terminal portions are placed on another set of respective opposite sides of the radiator frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Kyu Lee, Jae Suk Sung, Sung Eun Cho, Dae Seong Jeon, Dae Ki Lim, Chan Gwang An, Ha Ryong Hong, Nam Il Seo
  • Publication number: 20150028871
    Abstract: The invention provides for a magnetic field probe (100, 2202) comprising a container (104, 702, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) with a hollow cavity (106, 602). The hollow cavity comprises a duct (110, 700) connecting the hollow cavity with an exterior surface (109, 702) of the container. The container further comprises metallization (108, 800) surrounding the duct on the exterior surface. The container further comprises a metallic plug (400, 1000). The metallic plug at least partially fills the duct. The metallic plug forms a seal (402, 1002) with the metallization. The magnetic field probe further comprises a sample (300, 900, 1608) comprising fluorine 19. The sample at least partially fills the hollow cavity. The magnetic field probe further comprises an antenna (102) adjacent to the container for manipulating the magnetic spins of the fluid sample and for receiving magnetic resonance signals from the fluid sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Jan Frederik Suijver, Johannes Wilhelmus Weekamp
  • Publication number: 20150028107
    Abstract: This present invention serves to simplify manufacture of a contactless data transmission device (50). This device (50) has an electrically insulating carrier (1), a circuit element arranged on the carrier (1) made from a continuous antenna conductor track (2) in the form of at least one spiral winding (4, 5, 6) and respectively one terminal contact (15, 16) at the ends thereof as well as an electronic component (3) with at least two contact points (11, 12) electrically connected with the circuit element. The electronic component (3) is placed in a mounting region (10) above the at least one spiral winding (4, 5, 6). The at least two contact points (11, 12) of the component (3) are electrically connected with a respective terminal contact (15, 16) of the antenna conductor track (2). At least one spiral winding (4, 5, 6) is branched outside the mounting region (10) between two respective branching points (7?, 7?; 8?, 8?; 9?, 9?) into at least two spiral winding branches (4?, 4?; 5?, 5?; 6?, 6?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Fischer, Oliver Muth, Manfred Paeschke, Markus Tietke, Joachim Kloeser, Denis Holinski, Alexander Ferber, Stefan Trölenberg
  • Publication number: 20150023539
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for embedding a conductive trace for a hearing assistance device housing. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method of forming a hearing assistance device housing. The housing is constructed of plastic including a photo conductive dopant, in various embodiments. According to various embodiments, the housing is laser printed to activate the photo conductive dopant on the surface of the plastic to provide a conductive trace on a surface of the housing. The housing is plated using an electroless process to increase the conductivity of the conductive trace, in various embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Bauman
  • Publication number: 20150025613
    Abstract: An implantable antenna assembly includes a multilayer flexible printed circuit board comprising a first flexible substrate, second flexible substrate, and third flexible substrate. An inductor coil is formed by electrically conductive traces disposed on the first flexible substrate. A shield is formed by electrically conductive traces disposed on the second flexible substrate and third flexible substrate, the shield surrounding the inductor coil. A method for forming an implantable antenna assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David Andre Nyberg, II, Andreas B. Brehm, Thomas Mehl
  • Publication number: 20150020377
    Abstract: Golf balls for use with a system for finding golf balls and methods for making such golf balls. In the case of one exemplary golf ball, the ball includes a shell, a core material and a tag having a diode which is coupled to an antenna which has at least a portion formed from an elastic conductive material, such as an elastic conductive ink. The core material may include a void for receiving at least part of the diode. Other golf balls are described and methods for making balls are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: RF Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Noel H.C. Marshall, Forrest F. Fulton, Mark A. Shea, Lauro C. Cadorniga, Susan McGill, Gerald Latus
  • Publication number: 20150014418
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a method for manufacturing a portable data carrier, an inlay for a data carrier, and a data carrier. A data carrier body has a gap for a chip and a chip is incorporated into the gap. In a subsequent step a cover layer is laid on the data carrier body, and the data carrier body and the cover layer are laminated. After the incorporation of the chip and before the lamination, a stabilizing agent is applied into the gap of the core layer, which remains soft or flexible during the lamination and cures or is activated (e.g. by means of UV radiation) only after the lamination, in order for mechanical tensions to be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Walter Ponikwar, Thomas Tarantino, Tobias Salzer, Andreas Braun, Gunter Endres
  • Publication number: 20150009079
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to filtering antenna devices, systems, and methods in which a tunable antenna having one or more first variable impedance element is configured to selectively vary an impedance at a signal path output and a tunable filter is in communication between the signal path output of the tunable antenna and a signal processing chain. The tunable filter can have one or more second variable impedance element configured to provide a frequency-selective filtering response between the signal path output and the signal processing chain. A controller in communication with both the tunable antenna and the tunable filter can be configured for selectively tuning an impedance value of one or more of the one or more first variable impedance element or the one or more second variable impedance element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jørgen Bøjer
  • Publication number: 20150008261
    Abstract: An RFID tag for stably holding an RFID inlet 3 raised and spaced apart with respect to an article, on which the tag is placed and a method of attaching such an RFID tag. Allow the RFID tag to be raised from a surface of an article by being flexed to bring the RFID tag into contact with a head portion of a banding band. A through hole 8 defined in a tag base 2 allows insertion of the banding band. The hole 8 includes a first through bore 8A and a second through bore 8B. The tag base 2 includes a base region 2A for raising a holding region and a holding region 2B for an RFID inlet 3 for being reused. The base region 2A raises an RFID inlet 3 with respect to an article, and the holding region inlet 2B having the RFID inlet 3 is allowed to be raised from the base region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Haruhiko Nitta