With Resonant Line Elements Patents (Class 334/41)
  • Patent number: 8081049
    Abstract: A band-pass filter device includes: a plurality of band-pass filter elements on a principal plane of a substrate; wherein the band-pass filter elements correspond to a plurality of respective channels divided by frequency regions, and each have a plurality of piezoelectric resonators. Each of the piezoelectric resonators includes a piezoelectric film whose periphery is supported by the substrate, a first electrode formed on a lower surface of the piezoelectric film, a second electrode formed on an upper surface of the piezoelectric film and formed in a state of overlapping at least a part of the first electrode with the piezoelectric film interposed between the second electrode and the first electrode, a lower space formed between the substrate and the piezoelectric film, and an upper space formed over the piezoelectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20090085698
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for LOGEN based on harmonics using microstrip techniques may include generating an output local oscillator signal from a non-sinusoidal input local oscillator signal by filtering the non-sinusoidal input local oscillator signal via a microstrip filter, wherein the output local oscillator signal may comprise a fundamental frequency that may be given by a harmonic frequency of the non-sinusoidal input local oscillator signal. The microstrip filter may be a programmable bandpass filter or a programmable stopband filter. The microstrip filter may be tuned to the harmonic frequency. The microstrip filter may be configured by adjusting a center frequency via a capacitance and/or an inductance. The bandwidth of the microstrip filter may be configured. The microstrip filter may be a programmable coplanar waveguide filter, and its center frequency may be configured via an inductance and/or a capacitance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 5166621
    Abstract: A saddle coil for multiple tuned response is realized by a segmented sequence of first LC elements each tuned to exhibit a low impedance at .omega..sub.1 and a second set of LC elements, each tuned to exhibit a low impedance at .omega..sub.2, at least some of said first set of LC elements having one of said second LC elements in parallel therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Spectroscopy Imaging Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Codrington, Alan R. Rath
  • Patent number: 4682131
    Abstract: A helical filter is disclosed which includes a ground plane having microstrip transmission line segments to which a respective helical resonator coil is connected at the high impedance end thereof. A discrete capacitor is connected in parallel with each transmission line. A housing is provided with individual resonator compartments which effect associated distributed capacitance with the resonators themselves, which capacitance may be adjusted by included tuning screws. Conductors are connected to and form an integral part of a given two of said transmission lines and serve as the input and output for the helical filter. The transmission line and discrete capacitor pair provides the necessary impedance match, while the capacitor itself facilitates temperature compensation and frequency range selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Motorola Inc.
    Inventor: Colin J. May
  • Patent number: 4638270
    Abstract: An electric resonator includes first and second pluralities of conductors which are disposed in side-by-side relationship to form a first layer of alternating first and second conductors. Additional layers of alternating first and second conductors are disposed atop the first layer such that each conductor of one of the pluralities is horizontally and/or vertically adjacent to conductors of the other plurality. The resulting resonator reduces undesirable capacitance between various conductors thereby increasing the quality factor, or Q, of the resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Inventor: George A. Machamer
  • Patent number: 4619001
    Abstract: A tuning system employs a specific resonant circuit which includes two electrodes confronting each other through a dielectric interposed therebetween. Each of the two electrodes has at least one bent portion to present a lumped-constant inductance and has a desired equivalent electrical length. The two electrodes respectively have common terminals located out of mutually confronting positions so that voltage signals induced by mutual inductance between the electrodes will be opposite in phase so as to thereby produce a parasitic distributed-constant capacitance. The two electrodes form a two-terminal circuit network having a first terminal disposed at a desired position on one of the two electrodes and the common terminals as a second terminal. The first terminal of the resonant circuit is connected to a feedback amplifier, an amplifier, or a mixer so as to form a tuning oscillator, a tuning amplifier or a mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johji Kane
  • Patent number: 4267604
    Abstract: An RF input tuning circuit in a UHF electronic tuner uses a semicoaxial resonant cavity circuit which feeds amplifier and other tuning circuits not of the semicoaxial type, such as lumped constant or strip-line types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Sato
  • Patent number: 4214218
    Abstract: A tuning device including a conductive housing in which is suspended a dielectric substrate. A pair of first and second resonant circuits is disposed on the substrate in parallel with each other. Each resonant circuit is formed by an elongated conductive film and a capacitive element. An image frequency trapping circuit is arranged to intersect one of the transmission lines to absorb the signal at the image frequency. A grounded conductive strip film is provided adjacent to and parallel with each of the transmission lines and so spaced therefrom that the characteristic impedances of the transmission lines are made equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Mitsuo Makimoto, Sadahiko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 4214217
    Abstract: A tuning circuit comprises a pair of identical resonant circuits each including a transmission line and a capacitive element, a coupling circuit associated with each transmission line to inject microwave energy into the resonant circuits and extract the tuned energy therefrom. An image trapping circuit is included which comprises a first section which intersects one of the transmission lines and connected to the coupling circuit associated with the intersected transmission line and a second section which extends from the point of connection of the first section with that coupling element to the opposite transmission line in a direction skewed relative to each transmission line. The second section of the image trap circuit provides a smooth interstage coupling between the two transmission lines over a range of resonant frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Sadahiko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 4066988
    Abstract: In a waveguide resonator, either coaxial or noncoaxial, there are inserted spaced slots which establish inductances in series with the waveguide structure at the location of each slot. These slots tune the resonance of the waveguide cavity, which would generally be used in a bandpass filter. Switch means are provided for each slot for discretely altering the value of the inductance established, whereby the resonator or filter may be tuned to a large number of different frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Stanford Research Institute
    Inventor: Arthur Karp