With Radio Cabinet Patents (Class 343/702)
  • Patent number: 10734713
    Abstract: A wireless wearable device comprises a radiating system that contains at least a non-resonant element disposed in different arrangements within a radiating structure in the radiating system, featuring compact dimensions and an adequate performance when operating on a carrier living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Aurora Andujar Linares
  • Patent number: 10734714
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. The display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot for an antenna that runs around the display module. A conductive interconnect may be coupled between the sidewalls and the display structures. A feed and tuning element may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. A first length of the slot from the interconnect to the tuning element may radiate in a satellite band and a cellular band. A second length of the slot from the interconnect to the feed may radiate in a 2.4 GHz band. Harmonics of the second length may radiate in bands at and above 5.0 GHz. If desired, the tuning element may be omitted, and the antenna may be coupled to separate low band and high band matching circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Mario Martinis, Jiaxiao Niu, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Zheyu Wang, Carlo Di Nallo, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10732764
    Abstract: A device includes a substrate and a touch control interface including touch control electrodes laminated onto the substrate and a touch controller electrically connected to each touch control electrode. The touch controller is configured to detect a change in a capacitance of a first touch control electrode to determine that a user is touching the first touch control electrode. The device may include a high-pass filter connected to the first touch control electrode and an impedance matching network electrically connected to the high-pass filter. The device includes a radio controller connected to the impedance matching network. The radio controller is configured to use the first touch control electrode as a first antenna to transmit and receive wireless signals. The optional impedance matching network may be configured to match an input impedance of the first touch control electrode to an output impedance of the radio controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Balamurugan Shanmugam, Sandeep Vuppu
  • Patent number: 10734706
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes (a) an antenna that includes at least one conductor, (b) a housing that includes an inner-upper surface and an inner-lower surface separated by a first distance, (c) a battery disposed within the housing, where a base surface of the battery is proximate to the inner-lower surface of the housing, where a first portion of the battery has a height, which is substantially equal to the first distance, and where a second portion of the battery is of lesser height than the first portion of the battery such that space exists between the second portion of the battery and the inner-upper surface of the housing, and (d) where the one conductor is arranged over the second portion of the battery in the space, such that the one conductor and the battery do not contact one another, and where, as arranged, the antenna is capable of a far-field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Peter Bevelacqua, Timothy John Prachar
  • Patent number: 10729026
    Abstract: A casing of an electronic device including a metallic housing and a first non-conductive spacer is provided. The metallic housing has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface, and the outer surface has a back side and lateral sides connecting with the back side. The inner surface is substantially a recessed structure. The metallic housing has a first gap communicating the inner surface and the outer surface, and the metallic housing further includes a second gap and at least one connecting terminal. The first non-conductive spacer is selectively disposed in the first gap of the metallic housing, and extends from a first side of the lateral sides of the metallic housing to the back side of the metallic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Chung-Ting Wu, Cheng-Chieh Chuang, Chi-Jen Lu, Chun-Lung Chu, Chien-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 10727667
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprises at least first and second circuits said first and second circuits being connected to a shared external connection. The device further comprises a voltage clamp that is operable to limit a voltage at the shared external connection. The voltage clamp can be selectively enabled depending upon whether the first or second circuit is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA
    Inventors: Tore Austad, Carsten Wulff, Ruben Undheim
  • Patent number: 10727593
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 10727603
    Abstract: Arrangement of resonators in an aperiodic configurations are described, which can be used for electromagnetic cloaking of objects. The overall assembly of resonators, as structures, do not all repeat periodically and at least some of the resonators are spaced such that their phase centers are separated by more than a wavelength. The arrangements can include resonators of several different sizes and/or geometries arranged so that each size or geometry corresponds to a moderate or high “Q” response that resonates within a specific frequency range, and that arrangement within that specific grouping of akin elements is periodic in the overall structure. The relative spacing and arrangement of groupings can be defined by self similarity and origin symmetry. Fractal based scatters are described. Further described are bondary condition layer structures that can activate and deactive cloaking/lensing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Cohen, Obinna Okoro, Philip Salkind
  • Patent number: 10727902
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, receiving a signal, and launching, according to the signal, an electromagnetic wave along a transmission medium, where the electromagnetic wave propagates along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and where the electromagnetic wave has a phase delay profile that is dependent on an azimuth angle about an axis of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Giovanni Vannucci, Peter Wolniansky, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10727579
    Abstract: Radio frequency antennas sharing a ground plane are largely decoupled using one or more lumped capacitive elements set into holes within the ground plane. The holes, which are precisely placed, can extend to a side of the ground plane. A stub extends from a fringe of the hole either straight or bending in an L shape, and a capacitor connects between an end of the stub and another side of the hole. Capacitive elements can also be supported on raised solder pads above a ground plane or off to one side of the ground plane. Methods for manufacturing the decoupling apparatus are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ke-Li Wu, Jiangwei Sui, Dacheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10727576
    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: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    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: 10727600
    Abstract: An antenna subsystem of a communication device has an open cavity including an inner opening and lateral and outer sides that define a cavity. The cavity is sized less than required for cavity mode resonance at a millimeter-wave operating frequency. A millimeter-wave antenna element placed at the inner opening of the hollowed section cavity excites evanescent electromagnetic fields in the cavity. A slot antenna is formed in a metallic layer of the outer side of the cavity. A metallic sectioned proximity post has a first section positioned adjacent to and spaced apart from the millimeter-wave antenna element to couple to, and conduct, the evanescent electromagnetic field. The metallic proximity post has a second section positioned adjacent to and spaced apart from the slot antenna to couple at the millimeter-wave operating frequency, enabling re-radiation by the slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Chiya Saeidi, Eric L. Krenz
  • Patent number: 10727590
    Abstract: An electronic device may have an upper housing with a display and a lower housing with a keyboard. The upper housing may rotate between open and closed positions. The lower housing may include a first conductive wall separated from the upper housing by an upper slot and a second conductive wall separated from the upper housing by a lower slot. An antenna resonating element may be mounted within the lower housing and may convey signals in low and high frequency bands through the lower slot when the upper housing closed. The resonating element may be grounded to the second conductive wall and may be separated from a conductive cavity wall by at least one-sixteenth of a wavelength in the low frequency band. A parasitic element may be used to redirect signals in the low frequency band towards and through the upper slot when the upper housing open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joel D. Barrera, Jerzy S. Guterman
  • Patent number: 10720951
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body, a metal case forming an appearance of the terminal body and including a side region and a second region integrally formed with the side region and supporting the inside of the terminal body, and a rear molding part formed in a region of the metal caser. The rear molding part includes a first molding region formed to have a closed loop shape along an inner surface of the side region and a second molding region extending from the first molding region and forming a receiving space for receiving at least one electronic component. The side region includes a plurality of opening holes, and the first molding region is formed to cover the plurality of opening holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Jaewook Lee, Sukho Hong, Jeongjoong Kim
  • Patent number: 10714813
    Abstract: An electronic device having a space formed between a front face and a rear face thereof is provided. The electronic device includes a first cover disposed on the front face, a second cover disposed on the rear face, a frame surrounding a periphery of the first cover and a periphery of the second cover, at least one antenna module coupled to a first face of the second cover, and a printed circuit board disposed in the space and having a front face electrically connected to the at least one antenna module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongho Yu, Kucheol Ahn
  • Patent number: 10714825
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a circuit board received in the electronic device and in which at least one board is layered, a communication module disposed at one surface of the circuit board and electrically connected to the circuit board, an antenna electrically connected to the communication module, and a metal structure whose one surface is separated from the other surface of the circuit board to form a space within the electronic device by enclosing the circuit board and in which at least one aperture is formed at one side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunjin Kim, Kwanghyun Baek, Byungchul Kim, Jungmin Park, Youngju Lee, Sungchul Park
  • Patent number: 10714969
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to a device comprising an antenna circuit that receives a radio frequency (RF) signal and that converts the RF signal into an electrical signal, a sensing circuit that senses the electrical signal and that outputs an output signal based on the sensed electrical signal, at least one processing circuit that generates at least one control signal based on the output signal, and a switching circuit that couples the antenna circuit to either the sensing circuit to enter a standby mode of the device or to the at least one processing circuit to exit the standby mode and enter an active mode of the device based on the at least one control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Bjorn Kilburn
  • Patent number: 10705570
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display, a housing member at least partially surrounding the display and including a first segment defining a first portion of an exterior surface of the electronic device, a second segment defining a second portion of the exterior surface of the electronic device and configured to function as an antenna, and a bridge segment structurally and conductively coupling the first segment to the second segment. The electronic device may also include a molded element positioned between the first segment and the second segment and defining a third portion of the exterior surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Melody L. Kuna, Carlo Catalano, Lee B. Hamstra, Ross Errett, Devin Williams, Florence W. Ow, Alex Chung Lap Yeung, Carli Oster
  • Patent number: 10707014
    Abstract: A provided wireless wallbox dimmer may accommodate a plurality of button configurations. The dimmer may be configured to contain a variable number of controllably conductive devices. The dimmer may include a yoke that defines a first plane and an antenna that defines a second plane that is substantially parallel to and spaced apart from the first plane. The yoke may have a flange that is oriented angularly offset relative to the first plane and provides a plurality of mounting locations for controllably conductive devices. The antenna may provide the dimmer with a first wireless transmission range. The dimmer may include a faceplate that cooperates with the antenna to provide the dimmer with a second wireless transmission range that is broader than the first wireless transmission range. The dimmer may include a button assembly that is supported independently of the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Ankit Bhutani, Nikhil Vithal Bhate, William Taylor Shivell, Sean R. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10707571
    Abstract: An antenna device for a mobile terminal as well as a mobile terminal is provided. The antenna device includes: a metal battery cover including a plurality of first ground points; a mainboard including a plurality of second ground points; a plurality of antennas coupled to the mainboard; a plurality of first connecting members coupling the plurality of first ground points to the plurality of second ground points; and a plurality of first capacitors coupled between the plurality of first connecting members and the plurality of first ground points respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Qing Wu
  • Patent number: 10701194
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and a connection part. The housing includes a first housing portion that includes a first side face, and a second housing portion that includes a second side face. The connection part connects the first housing portion and the second housing portion. A first conductive member extends along at least a portion of the first side face, a first non-conductive member is disposed on the first side face, a second conductive member extends along at least a portion of the second side face, a second non-conductive member is disposed on the second side face, and when the second housing portion faces the first housing portion, the first non-conductive member and the second non-conductive member are substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Jinkyu Bang, Jinu Kim, Donghwan Kim, Taegyu Kim, Kiyoung Chang
  • Patent number: 10700409
    Abstract: A back cover includes a metal body having a first side, a second side, and a groove that is formed at the first side. The metal body further has a first radiator, a second radiator, and a ground radiator. The first radiator is disposed in the groove, and has a main portion and a support portion that cooperatively form a T-shape. The main portion includes a feeding end adjacent to a closed end of the groove. The second radiator is adjacently connected to the groove and is defined by the first and second sides, and an edge of the groove. The ground radiator is formed by a portion of the metal body excluding the first and second radiators. The second radiator and the support portion are connected to the ground radiator. The first and second radiators, and the ground radiator are serve as an antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Shih-Ting Huang, Ching-Chi Lin, Chien-Wen Chen, Chuan-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 10697505
    Abstract: The description relates to devices that include hinged portions and controlling rotation of the hinged portions with smart clutch control. One example can include powering a motor to cause clutch portions to engage in a first instance. The example can also include monitoring an operational parameter during the powering. The method can further include, based at least in part upon the monitoring, adjusting power to cause the clutch portions to engage in a second instance with a force that is different than the first instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jui Tong Tan, Junzhuo Tian, David Xing
  • Patent number: 10701195
    Abstract: A metal rear cover for the terminal (100) and a terminal are provided. The metal rear cover for the terminal (100) includes a base plate (10) provided with at least one micro-seam band (20), the micro-seam band (20) is provided with a plurality of micro-seams (21), and the at least one micro-seam band (20) divides the base plate (10) into at least two radiation parts (30). At least one of the at least two radiation parts (30) is configured to be coupled to a matching circuit (1) and to receive a feeding signal via the matching circuit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinbao Wang, Shengzhao Xiang, Ning Zhao, Liang Gu
  • Patent number: 10693216
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body and an antenna device configured to generate a resonant frequency of a frequency band for 5G communication system. Further, the antenna device is an antenna array including a plurality of dielectrics operating as a resonator. The mobile terminal also includes a circuit board including a feeding unit and a ground plane and configured to be inserted into each of the dielectrics such that a portion of the circuit board protrudes outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungwoo Ryu, Joohee Lee, Wonwoo Lee, Junyoung Jung
  • Patent number: 10693219
    Abstract: Apparatus includes an antenna to emit and/or receive radioelectric signals and a strap configured to fasten the apparatus. The antenna includes an antenna loop. The antenna loop includes a conducting plate and a case containing an electronic circuit and having at least one conducting face which extends parallel opposite the conducting plate. The conducting plate and the conducting face of the case are connected electrically together on one side of the conducting face of the case and on the other side are connected electrically with the electronic circuit. The strap includes a conductive portion forming an antenna ground of the antenna and electrically insulated from the conductive plate. The conducting portion of the strap is in capacitive coupling with the conducting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SIGFOX
    Inventors: Cyril Jouanlanne, Christophe Fourtet
  • Patent number: 10693238
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a dual band antenna in a mobile device having a peripheral conductive member. In one example, the dual band antenna includes a multilayer PCB having a first antenna feed trace, a second antenna feed trace, a ground trace, and a connecting trace disposed on a dielectric substrate. The connecting trace may couple the first antenna feed trace, the second antenna feed trace, and the ground trace. Further, the dual band antenna includes a connecting element to couple to the connecting trace with the peripheral conductive member to form an integrated resonant element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Chi, Po Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 10693242
    Abstract: Quadrifilar helical antennae with four separate ports and providing a reduction in height are described. The QHA includes four conductive helical traces wound about a common longitudinal antenna axis. The conductive helical traces are configured for transmitting or receiving at a selected frequency band. Each conductive helical trace is connected to a respective port of the antenna via a respective launch line. The QHA also includes at least one conductive component insulated from the conductive helical traces and superimposed over the conductive helical traces. The at least one conductive component is configured to provide impedance matching at the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fayez Hyjazie
  • Patent number: 10686923
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a case unit including a plurality of case parts; a waterproof member that waterproofs the plurality of case parts; an inner space formed by the plurality of case parts and the waterproof member; a sound output unit in the inner space; an electronic component in the inner space; at least one processor controlling the sound output unit; a resonance space in the inner space that resonates sound from the sound output unit; and a sound hole at one side of the case unit that outputs a first sound. A sound pressure level of a second sound output by vibration of the case unit due to the first sound is higher than that of the first sound in a low-frequency range, and when the case unit is on a mounting surface, a third sound is generated by the mounting surface due to vibration of the second sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Taehwan Jeon, Donghan Kang, Joontae Kim, Janghwan Shim, Byungkil Choi
  • Patent number: 10681716
    Abstract: Embodiments of inventive concepts are provided wherein a plurality of mobile devices, such as, for example, a plurality of smartphones, may transmit information to a base station concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween in order to increase spectral efficiency and/or channel throughput. Embodiments comprising pre-processing at the mobile devices and/or post-processing at the base station may be used to reduce interference. Inventive concepts of a base station transmitting to a plurality of mobile devices concurrently in time and co-frequency therebetween are also presented. Embodiments are presented comprising pre-processing at the base station and/or post-processing at the mobile devices to reduce interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 10674914
    Abstract: A device system and method for wirelessly communicating through tissue is provided. The device system comprises an implanted device with an array of antennas aligned with a tandem device with an array of antennas outside of the body. The two devices wirelessly communicate in a bi-directional manner. The implanted device can act as a physiological sensor and stimulator, and the external device can act as a controller and relay. Such configurations allow for a range of uses within research and clinical settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Modular Bionics Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Loren Halpern, Mark William Merlo
  • Patent number: 10680312
    Abstract: A wearable wireless device is disclosed. In one embodiment the wearable wireless device includes a circuit board, a housing body housing the circuit board, the housing body having a front side and a back side, a display located at the front side of the housing body, a first antenna element electrically connected to the circuit board and located on the front side of the housing body and a second antenna element electrically connected to the circuit board and located on the front side of the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongwei Liu, Wee Kian Toh, Ping Shi
  • Patent number: 10680668
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a chassis in which a display device is housed; a noise eliminating layer that is positioned between the chassis and the display device, and eliminates noise emitted from the display device; and an antenna for wireless communication that is housed in the chassis, in which the noise eliminating layer has a main body area and an auxiliary antenna area that extends from the main body area to the antenna and assists wireless communication of the antenna, and a portion of the auxiliary antenna area between one end on the side of the antenna and the other end on the side opposite to the one end is spaced apart from the main body area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Shigekazu Hawaka
  • Patent number: 10681835
    Abstract: A computing device is disclosed. The example computing device includes an enclosure that houses an electrical component. The example computing device also includes a latch assembly disposed on the enclosure, the latch assembly to facilitate coupling the enclosure to a rack. The latch assembly includes an antenna which is communicatively coupled to the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Earl W. Moore, James Jeffery Schulze, Joseph Oliver
  • Patent number: 10680314
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes an outer front side having a display disposed therein, and an outer rear side including a conductive part and a non-conductive part. The apparatus also includes a battery disposed between the outer front side and the outer rear side, a circuit board, and an antenna. The antenna includes a radiation unit capable of receiving a signal, at least a portion of the radiation unit being disposed between the outer front side and the non-conductive part of the outer rear side. The antenna also includes a feeding unit which electrically connects the radiation unit to the circuit board. The antenna further includes a ground part which electrically connects the radiation unit to the conductive part of the outer rear side. The ground part is connected to the conductive part at a connection point spaced apart from a ground point connecting the circuit board with the conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang Bong Sung, In Jin Hwang, Seung Hwan Kim, Jae Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10674288
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device includes a housing component (12) hosting a transceiver (68) and processing circuitry arranged in a compact block structure (50). A small feed loop (40) is mounted on the compact block structure (50), and is electrically connected to the transceiver (68). The compact block structure (50) is adapted for carrying the small feed loop (40), and the housing component (12) includes an integrated antenna element (30, 80). The housing component (12) and the compact block structure (50) are provided with a set of cooperating mechanical guiding components for maintaining the small feed loop (40) and the antenna element (30, 80) in a well-defined mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jan Hesselballe, Martin Rosqvist, Niels Christian Damgaard Jakobsen
  • Patent number: 10673127
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. The display structures may be separated from the sidewalls by a slot for an antenna that runs around the display module. A conductive interconnect may be coupled between the sidewalls and the display structures. A feed and tuning element may be coupled between the display structures and the sidewalls. A first length of the slot from the interconnect to the tuning element may radiate in a satellite band and a cellular band. A second length of the slot from the interconnect to the feed may radiate in a 2.4 GHz band. Harmonics of the second length may radiate in bands at and above 5.0 GHz. If desired clip and blade structures may form conductive paths for coupling antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10673126
    Abstract: An antenna device of a portable terminal including conductive components is provided. The antenna device includes a first radiator connected to a power feeding unit of the portable terminal and a second radiator connected to each of the power feeding unit and a ground part of the portable terminal. At least one of the conductive components is connected to at least one the first radiator and the second radiator. The conductive components may be used as a radiator of the antenna device such that the antenna device may be easily installed within an inner space of a miniaturized and lightened portable terminal and the inner space of the portable terminal may be efficiently used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Ho Hwang, Sung-Koo Park, Kyung-Jae Lee, Joon-Ho Byun
  • Patent number: 10665926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal which comprises: a display unit; a frame for supporting the display unit; a printed circuit board formed on one side of the frame; a case formed on one side of the printed circuit board; first and second beam-shaped metal members arranged on both sides of the frame while being spaced apart from the frame and exposed to the outside; and a first antenna which is formed adjacent to the frame and implements a first frequency band, wherein the first antenna comprises: a first radiator including at least one end of the first metal member or the second metal member; a first power supply unit for supplying power to the first radiator; and a first ground unit for grounding the first radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin Kim, Moonsoo Song, Namyong Kim, Byungeun Jeon, Kyoungsun Hwang, Changil Kim
  • Patent number: 10667064
    Abstract: An in-the-ear hearing aid, the hearing aid having a first end and a second end, the hearing aid includes: a microphone configured to receive sound; a processing unit configured to provide a processed audio signal for compensating a hearing loss of a user; an output transducer for providing an acoustic output, wherein the microphone and the output transducer are coupled to the processing unit; an antenna that is closer to the first end than to the second end of the hearing aid; a wireless communication unit coupled to the antenna; and a polarization element configured for forming a polarization of the antenna, where the polarization element is between the first end and the second end of the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GN HEARING A/S
    Inventor: Andrea Ruaro
  • Patent number: 10665922
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a coil antenna including a coil conductor wound around a coil opening, and a planar conductor including a surface facing a portion of the coil opening and a portion of an area including the coil conductor. A minimum separation distance between the coil opening and the planar conductor in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the planar conductor is larger than a minimum separation distance between the coil conductor and the planar conductor in the same direction. The planar conductor includes a first region that overlaps the coil opening and a third region that overlaps an outer edge of the coil conductor in plan view of the coil opening, and the first region includes a recessed portion that is recessed in a direction away from the coil conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironobu Takahashi, Hideaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10665924
    Abstract: A portable electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The portable electronic device includes a front cover that forms a front face of the electronic device, a rear cover that forms a rear face of the electronic device, a bezel that surrounds a space formed by the front cover and the rear cover, a display device that is embedded in the space and includes a screen region that is exposed through the front cover, a metal structure that is positioned within the space, and includes a first face facing the front cover and a second face facing the rear cover, a non-metal structure that is positioned within the space to partially overlap with the metal structure, and includes a first surface facing the front cover and a second surface facing the rear cover, and a metal filler extending from the first surface to the second surface of the non-metal structure through a portion of the non-metal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kwonho Son, Sangin Baek, Bongsuk Choi, Gyeongtae Kim, Minsung Lee
  • Patent number: 10665927
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing comprising a first plate, a second plate, and a side member surrounding a space between the first and second plates, a wireless communication circuit that feeds a first feeding point in the second plate, a ground plane electrically coupled to a first ground point and a second ground point in the second plate, and a processor. The side member includes a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side. The first feeding point is between the second side and the first ground point, the first feeding point being closer to the second side than the first ground point is to the second side, and the second ground point being closer to the second side than the first feeding point and the first ground point is to the second side, and is outside the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Kyun Kang, Ji Ho Kim, Kyung Moon Seol, Gyu Bok Park, Hyun Jeong Lee, Kyi Hyun Jang, Hyo Seok Na, So Young Lee, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 10658749
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a display having conductive display structures. Printed circuits having corresponding ground traces may be coupled to the display for conveying data to and/or from the display. The conductive display structures may be separated from the metal sidewalls by a gap. A conductive interconnect may be coupled to the metal sidewalls and may extend across the gap to the conductive display structures. The conductive interconnect may be coupled to the ground traces on the printed circuits and/or may be shorted or capacitively coupled to the conductive display structures. When configured in this way, the metal sidewalls, the conductive display structures, and the conductive interconnect may define the edges of a slot antenna resonating element for a slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Carlo Di Nallo, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Jayesh Nath, Mario Martinis, Mattia Pascolini, Zheyu Wang, Sameer Pandya
  • Patent number: 10660226
    Abstract: A card tray for use in electronic devices is disclosed that can improve tray durability, eliminate the occurrence of resin flash during insert molding, and simplify the tray mold structure. The card tray for electronic devices according to a preferred embodiment may be a card tray for electronic device use for insertion into and withdrawal from a card socket of an electronic device with a card loaded thereon, comprising a tray body made of a nonmetallic material whereon is formed a card mounting hole or mounting recess for mounting the card, and a metal frame part that is coupled to the tray body so that the cross section protrudes from the front of the tray body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: In Chull Yang, Jeong Yong Park
  • Patent number: 10658753
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides an antenna structure including a substrate, a first radiation element, a second radiation element, a coupling element, a grounding element, and a feeding element. The first radiation element is disposed on the substrate, including a first radiation portion, a second radiation portion, and a feeding portion connected between the first radiation portion and the second radiation portion. The second radiation element is disposed on the substrate, including a third radiation portion and a coupling portion connected with the third radiation portion. A gap is formed between the first radiation portion and the third radiation portion. The coupling element is disposed on the substrate. The coupling element is separated from the coupling portion and coupling to the coupling portion. The grounding element is coupled with the coupling element. The feeding element is coupled with the feeding portion and the grounding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Hsien Tseng, Chih-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10658762
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry that includes a phased antenna array. The array may include first, second, and third rings of antennas on a dielectric substrate that cover respective first, second, and third communications bands greater than 10 GHz. The second ring of antennas may surround the first ring of antennas. The third ring of antennas may be formed over the second ring of antennas. Parasitic elements may be formed over the first ring of antennas to broaden the bandwidth of the first ring of antennas. Beam steering circuitry may be coupled to the rings of antennas. Control circuitry may control the beam steering circuitry to steer a beam of wireless signals in one or more of the first, second, and third communications bands. The array may exhibit relatively uniform antenna gain regardless of the direction in which the beam is steered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simone Paulotto, Basim H. Noori, Matthew A. Mow
  • Patent number: 10658731
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there may be provided an electronic device including a housing having a plurality of sides, a first conductive member constructing at least part of the plurality of sides, a second conductive member disposed inside the housing, a first sensor circuit which provides a first output indicating a first capacitance value related to the first conductive member and/or a change to the first capacitance value, a second sensor circuit which provides a second output indicating a second capacitance value related to the second conductive member and/or a change to the second capacitance value, and a control circuit which receives the first and second outputs from the first and second sensor circuits. In addition, other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Jin Muhn
  • Patent number: 10658732
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a display unit; a metal bracket comprising a middle frame provided in a rear surface of the display unit; and a side frame partially distant from the middle frame and configured to define a lateral surface; a main board loaded in a rear surface of the bracket; a rear case configured to cover the main board and define an external appearance of a rear surface; and a first conductive pattern formed in an inner surface of the rear case, wherein the main board comprises a first feeding portion connected with the side frame; a second feeding portion connected with the first conductive pattern; and a first grounding portion connected with the side frame and the first conductive pattern and located between the first feeding portion and the second feeding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Duckyun Kim, Yunmo Kang, Byungwoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10658730
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus (e.g., a gas detection device) includes a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB), one or more radio modems with a switching network. The housing includes a conductive cover and the cover plays as an antenna. The PCB may be fixed in the housing and includes a ground plane and a plurality of conductive feeds. Each feed are vertically mounted directly or indirectly on the PCB. When the cover is attached to the housing, each of the feeds electrically contact a respective connection point on the antenna. The switching network is to configure which feed should be connected to the radio modem. A extra grounding resistor is mounted or not to change antenna type to enhance the performance of antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Wang, James Liu, Pengjun Zhao, Juan Kong