With Radio Cabinet Patents (Class 343/702)
  • Patent number: 10381722
    Abstract: Various arrangements for protecting a low-power sensor from electromagnetic interference are presented. A device may have an antenna that is used to transmit a radio signal and have an on-board low-power sensor. A tuned grounding arm may be capacitively coupled with a ground plane of the antenna. The tuned grounding arm can provide a lower energy return path to a feed point of the antenna than through circuitry of the low-power sensor, thus decreasing near-field interference on the low-power sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Mei, Raemond Bergstrom-Wood
  • Patent number: 10382601
    Abstract: A housing for a mobile terminal, a method for manufacturing the housing, and a mobile terminal having the housing are provided. The housing includes a substrate made of metal and a slot penetrating through the substrate. A filling layer is received in the slot and includes a printed sub-layer and an insulating sub-layer from top to bottom. The printed sub-layer has a thickness of 0.1-0.3 mm. The printed sub-layer is formed of a polymer film subjected to a color printing process. After the color printing process, the polymer film is subjected to one or more black/white color printing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Li, Guangming Yang, Qingguo Gong
  • Patent number: 10380670
    Abstract: System and method for facilitating user identification of a product. The system includes: a receiver unit configured to receive a signal; a memory module in communication with the receiver unit, the memory module having stored thereon product data that is stored in association with a transmittable product identity, wherein the receiver unit is further configured to (i) convert the received signal into its corresponding transmittable product identity and (ii) retrieve the product data from the memory module based on a comparison between the stored transmittable product identity and the converted transmittable product identity; and an output unit configured to output the retrieved product data to a user for facilitating user identification of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaming Li, Jie Zhang, Sin Jian Tan, Bensam Joyson, Yong How Chin, Donghao Huang
  • Patent number: 10381710
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. One apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) circuitry, a housing, an antenna structure, and multi-connector switching circuitry. The RF circuitry includes a first RF feed for a first frequency and a second RF feed for a second frequency. The housing includes a first strip element disposed at a periphery of the housing, where the first strip element is physically separated from the housing by a first cutout in the housing. The antenna structure includes the first strip element with a first connector, a second connector, and a third connector coupled to the multi-connector switching circuitry. The multi-connector switching circuitry connects the first RF feed coupled to the first RF feed and the second RF feed where the first switching circuit to connect the first strip element to the first RF feed in a first mode of the first multi-connector switching circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Weiming Kuo, Mudit Sunilkumar Khasgiwala, Adrian Napoles, Ming Zheng
  • Patent number: 10381721
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a metal frame, two switches, and an antenna feedpoint, where two slits are disposed at the metal frame; the slits divide the metal frame into a left frame, a middle frame, and a right frame; two sides of each slit are bridged by one switch, where one of the switches is in a connected state, the other of the switches is in a disconnected state, and the two switches perform state switching when a user's finger connects a slit corresponding to the switch in a disconnected state; and the antenna feedpoint is electrically connected to the middle frame, and the left frame and the right frame are grounded, to form an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanyang Wang, Liang Xue, Lei Wang, Jiaqing You, Meng Hou
  • Patent number: 10381875
    Abstract: A method and system for providing wireless power transfer through a metal object is provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for wirelessly receiving power via a magnetic field is provided. The apparatus includes a metal cover including an inner portion and an outer portion. The outer portion is configured to form a loop around the inner portion of the metal cover. The outer portion is configured to inductively couple power via the magnetic field. The apparatus includes a receive circuit electrically coupled to the outer portion and configured to receive a current from the outer portion generated in response to the magnetic field. The receive circuit is configured to charge or power a load based on the current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seong Heon Jeong, Mei-Li Chi, Curtis Gong, David George Fern, Francesco Carobolante
  • Patent number: 10374304
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an antenna device, a circuit board, and a housing containing the antenna device and the circuit board. The inner surface of the housing is spaced apart from the circuit board. The antenna device includes an antenna unit, a matching circuit unit connected to the antenna unit, a transmission line unit connected to the matching circuit unit, and a connecting portion included in the transmission line unit. The antenna device is disposed along the inner surface of the housing. The connecting portion is connected to a circuit of the circuit board. The antenna device includes a ground connection portion in the matching circuit unit in a region where the antenna device is disposed along the inner surface of the housing. The ground connection portion electrically connects a second ground conductor of the antenna device to a first ground conductor on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumi Taniguchi, Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10374285
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna capable of maintaining excellent antenna characteristics even in a case where the antenna cannot be disposed at a desired position or a case where a plurality of antennas are disposed in a single apparatus. This antenna is characterized by being provided with: a printed wiring board; an antenna circuit which is disposed in a predetermined end portion of the printed wiring board and sends and receives radio waves of wavelength ?; and a series resonance circuit disposed at a position in the predetermined end portion of the printed wiring board, the position being separated from the antenna circuit by a distance depending on the wavelength ?. The antenna is also characterized by being arranged such that the extending direction of the predetermined end portion is perpendicular to the direction of radio wave reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD
    Inventor: Ken Miura
  • Patent number: 10374286
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a housing; a wireless communication transceiver provided within the housing; an antenna radiator provided within the housing; and a cover arranged to cover at least a portion of the antenna radiator and form at least a portion of a surface of the housing, wherein the cover includes a conductive material, and the cover is at least partially detachable from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Sik Park, Yeon-Woo Kim, Woo-Sup Lee, Seung-Gil Jeon, Ju-Seok Noh, Jae-Bong Chun, Hyun-Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 10374287
    Abstract: An antenna system with a full metal back cover is provided in the present disclosure. The antenna system includes a metal back cover with a main body, a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite to each other, a circuit board with a main ground point, a first antenna module and a second antenna module electrically connected to the circuit board. A first gap is formed between the first sidewall and the main body, and a second gap is formed between the second sidewall and the main body; the metal back cover is divided into a first metal portion including the first sidewall and a second metal portion including the second sidewall. The first metal portion includes a top slit penetrating through an edge of the first sidewall, and the second metal portion includes a bottom slit penetrating through an edge of the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Wu, Jianchun Mai, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10374300
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) circuit to transmit or receive RF signals, and a partitioned antenna structure. The partitioned antenna structure includes a first portion of a resonator and a first portion of a radiator. The first portion of the resonator comprises less than an entire resonator. The first portion of the radiator comprises less than an entire radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Pasi Rahikkala, Attila Zolomy
  • Patent number: 10374290
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a housing; a conductive member forming a part of the housing or disposed on an inside of the housing; a communication circuit electrically connected to a first region of the conductive member; a conductive pattern electrically connected to a second region of the conductive member; and a switching circuit disposed on an electric path between the conductive pattern and the conductive member that controls a switching operation to selectively, electrically connect and disconnect the conductive pattern to and from the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Heo
  • Patent number: 10374307
    Abstract: A high-frequency antenna element that is easily downsized even when an electromagnetic wave absorber is used, and is capable of protecting a receiving antenna unit by covering the receiving antenna unit, and provides a high-frequency antenna module including the high-frequency antenna element. The high-frequency antenna element includes a substrate, a dielectric layer, a receiving antenna unit, and a coating layer, in which the dielectric layer is laminated on the substrate, the receiving antenna unit is mounted on the dielectric layer, the coating layer covers a surface of the dielectric layer in a portion in which the receiving antenna unit is not mounted while the coating layer is in contact with entire side surfaces of the receiving antenna unit, and the coating layer covers at least a part of an upper surface of the receiving antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Asuka Namai, Marie Yoshikiyo, Takashi Ono
  • Patent number: 10374325
    Abstract: An antenna system, includes a first substrate, a plurality of chips, and a waveguide antenna element based beam forming phased array. The waveguide antenna element based beam forming phased array has a unitary body that comprises a plurality of radiating waveguide antenna cells in a first layout for millimeter wave communication. Each radiating waveguide antenna cell comprises a plurality of pins that are connected with a body of a corresponding radiating waveguide antenna cell that acts as ground for the plurality of pins. A first end of the plurality of radiating waveguide antenna cells of the waveguide antenna element based beam forming phased array, as the unitary body, in the first layout is mounted on the first substrate. The plurality of chips are electrically connected with the plurality of pins and the ground of each of the plurality of radiating waveguide antenna cells to control beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seunghwan Yoon, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Sam Gharavi, Kartik Sridharan, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran, Alfred Grau Besoli, Enver Adas, Zhihui Wang
  • Patent number: 10374302
    Abstract: A base plate where at least part of an antenna member is disposed, an inner cover attached to the base plate so as to cover at least part of the antenna member, and an outer cover covering the inner cover on the base plate, a locking claw for fixing the outer cover is provided on the inner cover side. A fixing piece engaged with the locking claw is provided on the outer cover side, an engaging portion of the fixing piece is formed as a concave surface instead of the through opening. The configuration eliminates the need for providing the fixing piece with a claw-shaped protrusion, damage of the fixing piece can be prevented. In addition, the fixing piece is not readily subject to a defect such as a weld, so that increased mechanical strength can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10367251
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for radiating RF transmissions outside of a portable electronic device with a conductive case. In an embodiment, this solution includes a conductive enclosure, a circuit board within the conductive enclosure, at least one non-conductive gap between the circuit board and the conductive enclosure, and a radio frequency (RF) connection between the circuit board and the conductive enclosure. The combination of enclosure and gaps can excite certain radiation modes at high frequency bands, such as a cavity-backed lambda-long slot radiation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huan-Sheng Hwang, Thomas Liu, Aycan Erentok
  • Patent number: 10367264
    Abstract: The application discloses a combined phase shifter and a multi-band antenna network system. The combined phase shifter includes at least two phase shifters. The phase shifters have different frequency bands. Each phase shifter includes a signal line layer and components that are configured to change a phase of an output port of the signal line layer. The components are slidable relative to the signal layer. A filter circuit is provided at an output port of the signal layer. Output ports of filter circuits corresponding to the at least two phase shifters are connected by a conductor, and perform output using a common output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weihong Xiao, Xinming Liu, Chunliang Xu
  • Patent number: 10367927
    Abstract: A wearable device and methods for using the same provided. In one embodiment, a wearable device includes an antenna disposed in a controller and/or a band. The antenna is an electrically conductive element with three connection points, defining three segments. With one of the connection points driven and the other two grounded, the antenna has characteristics of an inverted-F antenna along with a parasitic element between the two grounded points, parasitic element altering the antenna's directionality. In an embodiment, the antenna includes apertures through which portions of a shielded cable protrude to allow conductors in each cable portion to connect to the printed circuit board which is enclosed within the periphery of the antenna. The shields of the cable portions connect to a ground plane of the printed circuit board and both the shields and the ground plane of the printed circuit board act as a ground for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Ahmad Shamsoddini, Stephen Duddy
  • Patent number: 10367263
    Abstract: A portable information handling system rotationally couples main and lid housing portions to each other with a hinge having opposing faces. One of a first or second antenna set disposed on the opposing faces is selected to support wireless communication by a radio disposed in the housing based upon the rotational orientation of the hinge. Optimal antenna selection is confirmed by comparing return signal strength indicator or bit rate error of the first and second antenna sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John T. Morrison, Vinh X. Bui
  • Patent number: 10362400
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a headset, comprising a headband-like component, one or two external ear pieces, and one or more external speakers. The headband-like component comprises a first end and a second end. Each ear piece of the one or two external ear pieces covers one ear of a user and is connected to one of the first end and second end of the headband-like component. Each external speaker of the one or more external speakers has a predetermined design and each external speaker is mounted on the headband-like component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Axent Wear Inc.
    Inventors: Wenqing Yan, Victoria Hu
  • Patent number: 10361480
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Harper
  • Patent number: 10361477
    Abstract: An antenna and a mobile terminal having the same are provided. The antenna includes: a metal shell having a first slot, penetrated through the metal shell, extending in a transverse direction of the metal shell, having two ends which are closed; and a second slot, penetrated through the metal shell, extending in a longitudinal direction of the metal shell, having a first end communicated with the first slot and a second end extending to an edge of the metal shell and opened thereat; an exciting sheet disposed at an inner side of the metal shell, covering the first slot in a width direction thereof; a dielectric filling layer disposed between the exciting sheet and the metal shell, configured to fill the first and second slots; and an expanding resonance branch, disposed on a surface of the dielectric filling layer facing away from the metal shell, connected to the exciting sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Yijin Wang, Lianhua Li, Faping Wang
  • Patent number: 10361486
    Abstract: An external antenna is disclosed. The external antenna has a coaxial conductor assembly, a flexible circuit board, a passive element, and a support tube. The coaxial conductor assembly has a coaxial cable including an external conductor and an internal conductor insulated from the external conductor. The flexible circuit board is connected with the coaxial conductor assembly. The passive element is attached to the flexible circuit board and electrically connected to the external conductor and the internal conductor. The external conductor, the internal conductor, the flexible circuit board, and the passive element form an antenna loop. The flexible circuit board is wound around the support tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianlin Huang, Yoshinao Takada, Jlan Yu
  • Patent number: 10355339
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include radio-frequency transceiver circuitry and antenna structures. The antenna structures may form a dual arm inverted-F antenna. The antenna may have a resonating element formed from portions of a peripheral conductive electronic device housing member and may have an antenna ground that is separated from the antenna resonating element by a gap. A short circuit path may bridge the gap. An antenna feed may be coupled across the gap in parallel with the short circuit path. Low band tuning may be provided using an adjustable inductor that bridges the gap. The antenna may have a slot-based parasitic antenna resonating element with a slot formed between portions of the peripheral conductive electronic device housing member and the antenna ground. An adjustable capacitor may bridge the slot to provide high band tuning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nanbo Jin, Yuehui Ouyang, Yijun Zhou, Enrique Ayala Vazquez, Anand Lakshmanan, Robert W. Schlub, Mattia Pascolini, Matthew A. Mow
  • Patent number: 10355344
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may be provided with a wireless local area network (WLAN) transceiver, satellite receiver, and cellular transceiver. A first antenna may include a radiating slot between a conductive housing wall and a display module. A second antenna may include conductive structures that radiate through a rear face of the device. The WLAN transceiver and the satellite receiver may be coupled to the first antenna. A switch may be coupled between the cellular transceiver and the first and second antennas. Control circuitry may adjust the switch to route signals between the cellular transceiver and a selected one of the first and second antennas based on wireless performance metric data so that the antenna exhibiting superior wireless performance at cellular telephone frequencies is used for cellular telephone communications regardless of environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Dimitrios Papantonis, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Jayesh Nath, Jiaxiao Niu, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Zheyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10355346
    Abstract: A novel geometry, the geometry of Space-Filling Curves (SFC) is defined in the present invention and it is used to shape a part of an antenna. By means of this novel technique, the size of the antenna can be reduced with respect to prior art, or alternatively, given a fixed size the antenna can operate at a lower frequency with respect to a conventional antenna of the same size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fractus, S.A.
    Inventors: Carles Puente Baliarda, Edouard Jean Louis Rozan, Jaume Anguera Pros
  • Patent number: 10355358
    Abstract: A reconfigurable antenna system is described which combines active and passive components used to impedance match, alter the frequency response, and change the radiation pattern of an antenna. Re-use of components such as switches and tunable capacitors make the circuit topologies more space and cost effective, while reducing complexity of the control signaling required. Antenna structures with single and multiple feed and/or ground connections are described and active circuit topologies are shown for these configurations. A processor and algorithm can reside with the antenna circuitry, or the algorithm to control antenna optimization can be implemented in a processor in the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Chun-Su Yoon
  • Patent number: 10347970
    Abstract: An instrument includes a housing that defines a handle for a user of the instrument, and a circuit disposed within the housing, the circuit being configured to implement wireless communications. The housing includes a conductive shaft. The circuit is electrically connected to the conductive shaft such that the conductive shaft is configured as an antenna element for the wireless communications or as a ground plane for the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Nahal Niakan
  • Patent number: 10347988
    Abstract: The present embodiments disclose a wireless mobile device, including a metal frame, a circuit board disposed in the metal frame, where there is a slot between at least one side edge of the circuit board and the metal frame, a first grounding point is connected to the circuit board and the metal frame, a second grounding point is connected to the circuit board and the metal frame, and a feeding point is located between the first grounding point and the second grounding point and is connected to the circuit board and the metal frame; and each antenna open-circuit stub suspends in space on an outer side of the circuit board, one end is connected to the metal frame by crossing the slot, and a connection point of the antenna open-circuit stub and metal frame is located between the feeding point and the second grounding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanyang Wang, Hongyu Wang, Huiliang Xu, Shuwen Lyu, Chien-Ming Lee, Lei Wang, Lina Chen
  • Patent number: 10340580
    Abstract: Foldable wireless electronic devices that communicate wirelessly are provided that can attenuate the cavity modes created when the devices are folded. The electronic devices may utilize prescribed housing dimensions, ohmic contacts, and capacitive coupling to attenuate the cavity modes. There may be minimal impact on the industrial design of the devices. The radiation efficiency and VSWR of the antennas of the electronic devices may not be degraded. Also, the frequency of the cavity modes may be controlled such that the cavity modes are resonated out of frequencies of interest, and the severity and occurrence of RF energy absorption may be attenuated or eliminated. Users of the foldable wireless electronic devices may have increased satisfaction as the devices may perform better while still having desirable aesthetics and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Martinez, Matthew J. Slater, Eric Le Roy Krenz
  • Patent number: 10340588
    Abstract: As such, in the disclosure, a slit is formed in a side plate. The slit has an opening in the upper end surface of the side plate. The opening has a width which is smaller than a thickness of the side plate and enables to correspond to a thickness t of the substrate and a length which enables to correspond to a length a of one side of the substrate. An RF antenna module is housed in the slit formed in the side plate of the housing to be accommodated in the housing by inserting the one side of the substrate through the opening of the slit, which is formed in the upper end surface of the side plate, and inserting the substrate into the slit by an amount equal to or larger than a length of another side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Sudo, Ryuken Mizunuma, Masayuki Nakajima, Masanori Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10340592
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first antenna configured to transmit and receive signals of a plurality of frequency bands, and a second antenna disposed at an area adjacent to the first antenna. The first antenna includes a first wireless communication circuit, a first radiator, a first feeding part configured to connect the first wireless communication circuit to the first radiator, a first ground part configured to be connected to one end of the first radiator, a switching circuit configured to be connected to the first radiator in an area adjacent to the second antenna, at least one frequency band element in which a first end is connected to the switching circuit and a second end is connected to the first ground part, and at least one isolation element configured to connect the first radiator to the ground part in the area adjacent to the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ho Jung Nam, Min Cheol Seo, Hae Yeon Kim, Se Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10340591
    Abstract: An antenna system with a bridged ground plane includes a printed circuit board, a first ground plane, a bridge, an antenna radiating element, an antenna connection, and at least one electronic component. The first ground plane is coupled to a first face of the printed circuit board. The bridge couples the first ground plane to the second ground plane. The antenna radiating element is coupled to the second ground plane via the antenna connection. The electronic component or components are coupled to a second face of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chang-Cheng Hsieh, Hung-Wen Cheng, Leo Joseph Gerten
  • Patent number: 10333211
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an outer housing that comprises a first surface facing a first direction, a second surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side surface surrounding a space between the first surface and the second surface, a display adapted to expose at least a portion of the display through the first surface of the outer housing, a PCB arranged between the second surface and the display in an interior of the outer housing, a communication circuit arranged on or over the PCB, a first conductive structure formed of at least one of the first surface or at least a portion of the side surface is electrically connected to the communication circuit, and a second conductive structure formed of the portion of the display electrically connected to the first conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Young Kim, In Young Lee, Sang Hoon Choi, Woo Suk Kang, Jae Won Choe, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 10333221
    Abstract: An antenna element includes a feed probe, an insulating sleeve, and a reflecting cavity. The reflecting cavity is formed by an inner concave of an outer side of the metal frame of the metal back cover. The reflecting cavity includes a first wall and a second wall. One end of the feed probe is connected with the first wall. The middle of the feed probe is connected with the second wall through an insulating sleeve, and the other end of the feed probe is connected with a signal feeder line. The present invention also provides an RF frontend system which includes the above mentioned antenna system. Through an architecture which includes a feed probe and a reflecting cavity, the present invention realizes that the 5G antenna is arranged at the sides of the mobile terminal. Therefore the 5G antenna can coexist with 3G, 4G, GPS, WIFI and other antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: SPEEDLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., HUIZHOU SPEED WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Yu, Kang Yang
  • Patent number: 10333199
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver circuitry may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. Ferrules may be crimped to the coaxial cables. A bracket with extending members may be crimped over the ferrules to ground the coaxial cables to the housing and other conductive elements in the ground plane. The ground plane may contain an antenna slot. A dock connector and flex circuit may overlap the slot in a way that does not affect the resonant frequency of the slot. Electrical components may be isolated from the antenna using isolation elements such as inductors and resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip M. Hobson, Stephen P. Zadesky, Erik L. Wang, Tang Yew Tan, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Adam D. Mittleman, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub
  • Patent number: 10331179
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an antenna system and a mobile terminal. The antenna system is applied to the mobile terminal and includes a first feeding point, a first millimeter-wave array antenna electrically connected to the first feeding point, a second feeding point, a second millimeter-wave array antenna electrically connected to the second feeding point, a third feeding point, a third millimeter-wave array antenna electrically connected to the third feeding point, a fourth feeding point and a fourth millimeter-wave array antenna electrically connected to the fourth feeding point, which are all arranged on a circuit board. Beams of the first millimeter-wave array antenna cover a space of Z>0; beams of the second millimeter-wave array antenna cover a space of Z<0; beams of the third millimeter-wave array antenna cover a space of X>0; and beams of the fourth millimeter-wave array antenna cover a space of X<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoxue Xia, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10327317
    Abstract: A mobile wireless terminal includes a metal casing, a printed wiring board disposed in the metal casing and including a ground conductor thereon, the ground conductor defining a ground plane for both a power supply circuit and an antenna, a capacitor connected to the metal casing and the ground conductor, and an overcurrent protective element connected to the metal casing and the ground conductor and having an operating voltage higher than a maximum instantaneous value of a commercial power supply voltage. A capacitance of the overcurrent protective element may be smaller than a capacitance of the capacitor. The capacitor may be a multilayer ceramic capacitor, and the overcurrent protective element may be a discharge gap overcurrent protective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tokunaga, Kenichi Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 10320052
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a broadband router comprising first and second transceivers, a base and a flexible neck having an elongated body and a first end connected to the broadband router and a second end connected to the base. The flexible neck bends and twists with ease. The flexible neck supports and retains the broadband router in a selected position in relation to the base. The flexible neck provides a pathway for electrically connecting the broadband router to the base to supply electrical power to the broadband router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Phazr, Inc.
    Inventors: Farooq Khan, Jignesh Patel
  • Patent number: 10320068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an antenna, and relate to the field of wireless communications. In the antenna, radiation parts of the antenna are disposed on at least two layers of circuit boards on a printed circuit board: a top layer circuit board and a first layer circuit board, so that lengths of the radiation parts of the antenna are reduced, and space occupied by a printed wire of the antenna on the PCB is reduced. Therefore, reducing a PCB size becomes possible, a size of a terminal using the reduced-size PCB may also be correspondingly reduced, and the terminal may be further miniaturized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Zhang, Jianming Gao, Yibo Chen, Bing Liu
  • Patent number: 10320058
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a portable electronic device and a back cover assembly thereof. The back cover assembly includes a substrate structure and a coil structure. The substrate structure includes a metal substrate and a first non-metal substrate connected with the metal substrate. The coil structure is matched with an IC chip for generating an antenna magnetic field that passes through the first non-metal substrate without matching with the metal substrate. The coil structure has a first coil portion and a second coil portion connected to the first coil portion, the first coil portion is disposed above the metal substrate, the second coil portion is disposed above the first non-metal substrate, and the percentage of the first coil portion to the coil structure is larger than that the percentage of the second coil portion to the coil structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INPAQ TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Kai Hsu, Chih-Ming Su
  • Patent number: 10317898
    Abstract: The present application relates to a remote control and a flying apparatus. The remote control includes a remote control body and a display assembly including a display screen and being rotatably connected to the remote control body, so that the remote control has its own display screen. When the remote control is used, the display screen can be seen by turning the display assembly open, and the operation is relatively convenient. When the remote control is not used, the display assembly is closed, so that the space needed for packing the remote control is relatively small, facilitating carriage of the remote control. The remote control body is disposed separate from the display screen, so that an operation region and a display region do not affect each other, and the display area of the display screen can be configured larger, thereby improving the visual experience of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiying Liang, Yongshuia Wang
  • Patent number: 10320057
    Abstract: In order to provide an antenna technology capable of easily achieving, with a simple structure, a wide bandwidth in which wireless communication can be performed, an antenna device is provided with a feed antenna element, and a parasitic antenna element. The feed antenna element is provided on a circuit board, and is electrically coupled to a power supply that is provided on the circuit board. The parasitic antenna element is electrically coupled to the feed antenna element. The parasitic antenna element has a grounding portion. The grounding portion is electrically coupled to a ground layer via an inductive element, said ground layer being formed on the circuit board and having a reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Miura
  • Patent number: 10312585
    Abstract: An antenna device for a mobile terminal as well as a mobile terminal is provided. The antenna device includes: a plurality of antennas; a mainboard comprising a plurality of feed sources that are connected with the plurality of antennas respectively; a metal battery cover comprising a plurality of first ground points; and a plurality of first connecting members configured to connect the plurality of first ground points with a plurality of second ground points of the mainboard respectively, in which the plurality of second ground points correspond to the plurality of feed sources respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Qing Wu
  • Patent number: 10310557
    Abstract: A mobile device protecting cover capable of storing a touch pen includes a touch pen slot and an insertion port disposed on the back side of the protecting cover. The touch pen slot has a press switch button disposed on an inner side wall for pressing the touch pen, and the inner side wall has a groove configured to be corresponsive to the press switch button, and extended from the insertion port as a starting end towards the other end of the touch pen slot. The protecting cover is used to cover a mobile phone or a tablet PC and insert the touch pen into the touch pen slot. When the touch pen is inserted or removed, the structure of the groove and the inner side wall achieves main effect of turning on or off the power by the touch pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Mao-Sung Wu
  • Patent number: 10312571
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include multiple antennas and transceiver circuitry. The antenna structures at a first end of the electronic device may include an inverted-F antenna resonating element for a first antenna formed from portions of a peripheral conductive electronic device housing structure and an antenna ground that is separated from the antenna resonating element by a gap. The inverted-F antenna resonating element arm may have a first end adjacent a first dielectric-filled gap and an opposing second end adjacent a second dielectric-filled gap. A second antenna may include an additional antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground. A second end of the additional antenna resonating element arm may be interposed between the first dielectric-filled gap and a first end of the additional antenna resonating element arm. This type of arrangement may ensure the first and second antennas are isolated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Edwards, Yijun Zhou, Yiren Wang, Hao Xu, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10314204
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as a set top box comprises an enclosure that houses a circuit board having a peripheral edge positioned in the set top box. A heat sink has orientation features on its periphery that contact and orient the circuit board. Further, the heat sink has positioning tabs at a leading edge that contact a control surface on a rear wall of the set top box enclosure and orients the heat sink within the set top box. Antenna assemblies are positioned in corners of the set top box enclosure and adjacent to one of the vertically oriented walls, wherein the antenna assemblies are positioned outside the peripheral edge of the circuit board and the periphery of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Darin Bradley Ritter, Mickey Jay Hunt, Kevin Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 10312574
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for reducing specific absorption rate (SAR) for an antenna are disclosed. An example method includes determining a location of a hotspot on a surface of the antenna, the hotspot comprising an area of increased SAR above a predetermined limit. The method further includes introducing a recess in the surface of the antenna at a recess location, the recess location based on the location and frequency characteristics of the hotspot. Example systems and devices include a surface forming an antenna structure and a recess in the surface of the antenna at a recess location, wherein the recess location would be a hotspot when the surface of the antenna is not recessed, the hotspot comprising an area of increased SAR above a predetermined limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ARLO Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Chuan (Jorg) Yen, Alan Pasion
  • Patent number: 10311351
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) integrated circuit (IC) having a first circuit block electrically coupled to first and second antenna contacts. The first antenna contact is disposed on a first surface of the IC and the second antenna contact is disposed on a second surface of the IC different from the first surface. A substrate of the RFID IC, or a portion of the IC substrate, electrically couples the first circuit block to at least one of the first and second antenna contacts. The IC includes one or more interfaces or barrier regions that at least partially electrically isolate the first circuit block from the rest of the IC substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Diorio, Ronald L. Koepp, Harley K. Heinrich, Theron Stanford, Ronald A. Oliver
  • Patent number: 10305181
    Abstract: An antenna is provided. The antenna includes a first radiator, a second radiator, a current feeder configured to supply power to at least one of the first radiator and the second radiator, and an adjuster configured to adjust transceiving directions of electromagnetic waves transmitted and received to and from the first radiator and the second radiator to be perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-bin Hong, Kwang-hyun Baek, Young-ju Lee