With Radio Cabinet Patents (Class 343/702)
  • Patent number: 10218051
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metallic member, a radiating portion, and a second matching circuit. The metallic member includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame defines a slot. The front frame defines a first gap, a second gap, and a fourth gap communicating with the slot and extending across the front frame. A portion of the front frame between the first gap and the second gap forms a first radiating section; another portion between the second gap and the fourth gap forms a third radiating section. The radiating portion crosses the second gap and connects to the first radiating section and the third radiating section; an end of the second matching circuit electrically connects to the radiating portion, the other end connects to a ground. A wireless communication device using the antenna structure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Ho Lee, Tun-Yuan Tsou, Hsi-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10218080
    Abstract: A wireless signal at a low frequency is received at a face of a meta-material antenna. An offset carrier, at a high frequency, is received at an opposite direction face of the metal-material antenna. Passive mixers upshift the low frequency wireless signal to a high frequency, at the difference between the low frequency and the offset carrier. The upshifted version of the received low frequency signal is radiated from a second face of the meta-material antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Fred Weisbrod, Corey J. Christopherson
  • Patent number: 10211871
    Abstract: A removable case may have a body that is configured to receive an electronic device. The case may be coupled to the electronic device using wired and wireless paths. The case may include circuitry that receives wireless power from external equipment. The circuitry that receives the wireless power may receive wireless power at microwave frequencies. Received power may be supplied to the electronic device through wired and wireless paths. The removable case may also include circuitry that wirelessly communicates with external equipment. An array of antennas may be used to support beam steering. The array of antennas may support wireless communications in millimeter wave communications bands such as a communications band at 60 GHz or other extremely high frequency communications bands. The case and electronic device may have respective intermediate frequency antenna structures to allow intermediate frequency signals to be wirelessly conveyed between the case and device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Basim H. Noori, Khan M. Salam, Matthew A. Mow, Yi Jiang, Yuehui Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10210690
    Abstract: A housing can include a first part and a second part. Each of the first part and the second part can include a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, a fourth surface, and a fifth surface. The second surface can form a first edge with the first surface. The third surface can form a second edge with the second surface. The fourth surface can form a third edge with the third surface. The first part can be attached, via an attachment, to the second part so that the first surfaces form an exterior surface of the housing, the second surfaces abut each other, the third surfaces abut each other, the fourth surfaces abut each other, and the fifth surfaces define an interior space of the housing. The attachment can be within the interior space and can include an ultrasonic weld. The housing can house an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel P. Foran, Hae rim Jeong
  • Patent number: 10211512
    Abstract: An embodiment wireless communication device includes a circuit board and a cover having a back surface covering a portion of a first surface of the circuit board and an opening in the back surface. A top antenna is disposed within the cover and is electrically connected to the circuit board at a first feed point on a first edge of the circuit board. A secondary antenna disposed within the cover has a first antenna portion connected to the circuit board at a second feed point, and a second antenna portion of the second antenna extends laterally from a second edge of the circuit board over the first surface of the circuit board and between the back surface of the cover and the first surface of the circuit board such that at least a portion of the second antenna portion is exposed through the opening in the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wee Kian Toh, Hongwei Liu, Ping Shi
  • Patent number: 10211539
    Abstract: The present invention resides in a reconfigurable antenna. The antenna comprises a balanced antenna and an unbalanced antenna mounted on a supporting substrate, with both the balanced antenna and the unbalanced antenna located at the same end of the substrate. The antenna may be configured as a chassis antenna for use in a portable device or configured for Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen Hua Hu, Peter Hall
  • Patent number: 10211516
    Abstract: An electronic device including an antenna is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a radio frequency (RF) circuit located within the housing and configured to output a first RF signal and a second RF signal, at least one processor located within the housing and configured to electrically connect to the RF circuit, a first radiating body electrically connected to the RF circuit, a second radiating body electrically connected to the first radiating body, and an RF switch located within the housing and electrically connected to the processor and the second radiating body, wherein the at least one processor is further configured to control the RF switch to emit at least one of the first RF signal and the second RF signal output from the RF circuit to at least one of the first radiating body and the second radiating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minho Soh, Sangmin Jung, Gwangun Oh
  • Patent number: 10204734
    Abstract: An electronic device having a communication capability is provided. The electronic device includes a housing having a generally rectangular shape in a plan view of the housing, and a non-contact charging module included in the housing. The non-contact charging module includes (i) a wireless charging coil having a substantially planar shape and formed of a wound electrical wire, and (ii) a magnetic sheet that overlaps with the wireless charging coil in the plan view of the housing. The electronic device further includes a Near Field Communication (NFC) antenna included in the housing and including an NFC coil formed of a wound electrical wire, and a guide having a generally rectangular outer shape in the plan view of the housing. The guide has a hole and the wireless charging coil is arranged in the hole of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Hirobe, Hiroyuki Uejima, Yoshio Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 10205221
    Abstract: A multiband antenna structure includes a matching portion, a first radiator, and a second radiator. The first radiator and the second radiator extend from a first edge of the matching portion. The second radiator and the matching portion resonate a first mode. The first radiator and the matching portion resonate a second mode. The slot, the first radiator, and the matching portion resonate a third mode. The second radiator includes a first connection section, a second connection section, a third connection section, and a fourth connection section. The first connection section is perpendicularly connected to a first end of the first edge. The second connection section is perpendicularly connected to the first connection section and extends parallel to the first edge. The third connection section is parallel to the first connection section. The fourth connection section is parallel to the second connection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Szu-Chi Fan, Yen-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10205230
    Abstract: An antenna system is integrated into a cover or accessory and adapted to couple to an antenna in a host device to improve transmission and reception of signals. The antenna system can be passive or active, with the active antenna system designed to amplify coupled signals on the integrated antenna elements in the cover or accessory. Single or multiple frequency bands can be improved with the integrated antenna system, and multiple antennas in the host device can be coupled to and improved. The antenna system can couple to the existing antennas in the host device by capacitive coupling, i.e. no physical contact required, or a connector can be designed into the cover or accessory containing the integrated antenna system that makes contact to electrical ground of the host device or power supply signals or other control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Sebastian Rowson, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 10205244
    Abstract: Described herein are architectures, platforms and methods for electrically tuning radiators in a portable device. The electrical tuning implements platform independent radiating elements or antennas in a portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandru Daniel Tatomirescu, Poul Olesen, Peter Bundgaard, Pevand Bahramzy, Mikael Bergholz Knudsen, Gert Perdersen, Emil Buskgaard, Mauro Pelosi, Samantha Caporal Del Barrio
  • Patent number: 10205227
    Abstract: An antenna device configured to be used at or in proximity to a user, the antenna device includes: an antenna structure having a conducting element, the conducting element extending over a length of between 1/16 of a wavelength and a full wavelength in a direction substantially orthogonal to a surface of the user, when the antenna device is provided in an intended operational position. A device includes: a housing having an operational position with respect to a user of the device; and an antenna structure coupled to the housing and having a conducting element, wherein the antenna structure is configured to emit an electromagnetic field so that the electromagnetic field propagates in a direction having a major directional vector that corresponds with a surface of a user using the device when the housing is at the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GN HEARING A/S
    Inventor: Sinasi Ă–zden
  • Patent number: 10205225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising: a terminal body; a ground provided in the interior of the terminal body; a first conductive member distanced from the ground, electrically supplied from a first supply unit, and surrounding one side of the ground; a second conductive member disposed on one side of the first conductive member, electrically supplied from a second supply unit, and surrounding the other side of the ground; and a junction portion, disposed at one point on the first conductive member, for grounding same to the ground, wherein one end of the first conductive member is distanced from the ground to form a first open slot, one end of the second conductive member is distanced from one end of the first conductive member to form a second open slot, the other ends are connected to the ground, and the first and second conductive members are oriented so as to cross each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihun Ha, Yeomin Youn, Byungwoon Jung, Chisang You
  • Patent number: 10199724
    Abstract: An in-vehicle antenna is disclosed. The in-vehicle antenna is configured to be installed with an installation counterpart having a ground surface. The in-vehicle antenna has an element part, a ground part integrally connected to the element part, and a clamping part configured to clamp the installation counterpart together with the ground part with elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saitou, Tohru Yamamoto, Takeshi Akitaya
  • Patent number: 10199733
    Abstract: Multi-band quadrifilar antennas that are suitable for satellite communication include composite elements each of which include multiple conductors operating at different frequencies connected to a bus bar. Each composite element is coupled to a signal feed and to a ground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Maxtena, Inc.
    Inventor: Carlo DiNallo
  • Patent number: 10199730
    Abstract: A radiating system configured to operate electromagnetic wave signals from first and second frequency regions, wherein the lowest frequency of the second frequency region is above the highest frequency of the first frequency region: the radiating system comprising a radiating structure, a radiofrequency system, and an external port. The radiating structure comprises a first boosting element electrically connected to a first conductive element, a second boosting element electrically connected to a second conductive element, and a ground plane layer. The radiofrequency system comprises a first matching network connected to the first conductive element and the external port, and a second matching network connected to the second conductive element and a ground port. The first and second matching networks are configured to modify the impedance of the radiating structure providing impedance matching to the radiating system, at the external port, in the first and second frequency regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Aurora Andujar Linares
  • Patent number: 10199731
    Abstract: An electronic component is provided, which includes a substrate having opposite first and second surfaces and an antenna structure combined with the substrate. The antenna structure has at least a first extending portion disposed on the first surface of the substrate, at least a second extending portion disposed on the second surface of the substrate, and a plurality of connecting portions disposed in the substrate for electrically connecting the first extending portion and the second extending portion. Any adjacent ones of the connecting portions are connected through one of the first extending portion and the second extending portion. As such, the antenna structure becomes three-dimensional. The present invention does not need to provide an additional region on the substrate for disposing the antenna structure, thereby reducing the width of the substrate so as to meet the miniaturization requirement of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Chiu, Heng-Cheng Chu, Cheng-Yu Chiang
  • Patent number: 10199719
    Abstract: An antenna of an electronic device is provided. The antenna includes a substrate including a ground portion, an external metallic frame of the electronic device, a float ground portion arranged to be connected to the external metallic frame in a state of being disconnected from the substrate, and at least one radiator electrically connected to the float ground portion. Upon being fed with power, the at least one radiator may operate as an antenna radiator, or a section of the external metallic frame may operate as the antenna radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeonwoo Kim, Seunggil Jeon, Jung-Sik Park
  • Patent number: 10199718
    Abstract: An antenna may be formed from a peripheral conductive housing structure in an electronic device that is separated from an antenna ground by a gap. An antenna feed may be formed from a metal trace on a flexible printed circuit that spans the gap. The metal trace may have a line segment that joins a wider pad portion of the trace at a junction. A stiffener on the flexible printed circuit may have a protrusion that overlaps the junction. A metal bracket attached to the peripheral housing structure may be soldered to the pad. A metal member with meandering paths may form a return path in the antenna. The meandering path may have parallel segments that extend along an inner surface of the peripheral conductive housing structure to prevent the metal member from rotating when a screw is used to screw the metal member to the peripheral conductive housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sammy M. Khalifa, Daniel Lau, Scott A. Myers, Richard A. Besen, Gregory N. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10198090
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a case, pen, and antenna. The case includes an input surface and a peripheral edge having an engagement aperture opened in a direction along the input surface. The pen is used for an input operation with respect to the input surface. The pen includes an insertion piece which is made of synthetic resin and is attachably and detachably engaged in the engagement aperture while the pen is arranged against to the peripheral edge. The antenna is disposed inside the peripheral edge to be adjacent to the insertion piece in a distance which is less than the size of the insertion piece in a transverse direction of the input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shogo Maeshima
  • Patent number: 10199727
    Abstract: A variable capacitor-based antenna adjustment method and a related apparatus. A first signal strength of a first communications system with a highest priority that is supported by an antenna having a variable capacitor is detected, and when the first signal strength is relatively strong to meet a first release condition, a capacitance value of the variable capacitor is adjusted to a preset capacitance value, where the preset capacitance value is closer to a second capacitance value corresponding to a working frequency band of a second communications system supported by the antenna, so that a working frequency band of the antenna having the variable capacitor is closer to the working frequency band of the second communications system, and therefore, communication quality of the second communications system is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haowei Xu, Jianren Huang, Jianming Li
  • Patent number: 10194220
    Abstract: Antenna apparatus that utilizes a utility line in order to improve performance of the antenna apparatus. In one embodiment, a smart meter that utilizes the aforementioned antenna apparatus is disclosed. The smart meter includes a utility meter housing configured to house a smart metering module, the utility meter housing enclosing: a wireless reporting portion comprising a helical coil radiator, the helical coil radiator being coupled to an RF transmission path, the RF transmission path configured to couple the helical coil radiator to an RF transceiver integrated circuit; an enclosure configured to house the RF transceiver integrated circuit, the enclosure further comprising a distribution portion comprising one or more meter sensing electronics; and a utility line port, the utility line port configured to position a utility line adjacent and parallel with the helical coil radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pulse Finland OY
    Inventors: Heikki Korva, Kimmo Koskiniemi
  • Patent number: 10193215
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an antenna device. The antenna device includes a metal back plate, a metal frame surrounding a periphery of the metal back plate and is connected with the metal back plate, and a radiator configured to receive and radiate electromagnetic waves, the metal back plate and the radiator are spaced so as to from a gap, the gap includes a first gap provided along a short axis direction of the metal back plate and a second gap and a third gap which are bended and extend from two ends of the first gap, respectively, a length of the first gap is smaller than a width of the metal back plate along its short axis. The antenna device of the present disclosure has less influence to antenna performance when being hand-held, and the antenna radiating performance is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Jianchun Mai
  • Patent number: 10193213
    Abstract: An electronic device is described that is configurable to be transitioned from a first operating mode having a first form factor to a second operating mode having a second form factor. The electronic device includes a first device portion and a second device portion that is connected to the first device portion. The first device portion includes an RF antenna. The second device portion includes an antenna adaptation element. The antenna adaptation element is positioned more closely to the RF antenna in the second operating mode than in the first operating mode. The antenna adaptation element is configured to, in the second operating mode, passively counteract or mitigate a shifting of a resonant frequency of the RF antenna that would otherwise occur as a result of the electronic device being transitioned from the first operating mode to the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Luyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10186756
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the disclosure describes systems and methods that can be use in connection with electronic devices (for example, mobile devices) and can include one or more a dies, first antenna elements/feeding elements electrically coupled to the die, and second antenna elements/parasitic elements disposed on at least a portion of the electronic device. In one embodiment, the parasitic elements can be disposed near the feeding element and in a spaced relationship over one or more gaps. Further the parasitic elements can be electrically coupled to the feeding element over the gap. In various embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods can be used to implement a Yagi-Uda antenna in an electronic device, for example, a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Sidharth Dalmia
  • Patent number: 10186492
    Abstract: A package structure includes at least one die, an antenna element, and at least one through interlayer via. The antenna element is located on the at least one die. The at least one through interlayer via is located between the antenna element and the at least one die, wherein the antenna element is electrically connected to the at least one die through the at least one through interlayer via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Wan, Chao-Wen Shih, Shou-Zen Chang, Nan-Chin Chuang
  • Patent number: 10186750
    Abstract: A spacing member is positioned between a pair of antenna members. The two antenna members may be horizontally polarized or vertically polarized and positioned next to each other to provide an increased gain. The spacing element may be placed between the antenna members and have a thickness corresponding to the characteristic impedance of the antenna transmission line. The characteristic impedance may be determined based on the width of the transmission line. The spacing member may be radio-frequency (RF) transparent and may adhere to either or both of the antenna elements. The spacing member may be implemented as a plastic double sided tape or a uniform piece of plastic having one or more adhesive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Victor Shtrom, Bernard Baron, Chia Ching Ling
  • Patent number: 10181648
    Abstract: An electronic device disclosed herein includes an antenna that self-tunes frequency responsive to changes to a physical configuration of the electronic device to negate a shift in the resonant frequency attributable to the change in physical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Luyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10181640
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal portions such as metal sidewalls. The housing may form an antenna ground for an antenna. An antenna resonating element for the antenna may be formed from a stack of capacitively coupled component layers such as a display layer, touch sensor layer, and near-field communications antenna layer at a front face of the device. An additional antenna may be formed from a peripheral resonating element that runs along a peripheral edge of the device and the antenna ground. A rear face antenna may be formed using a wireless power receiving coil as a radio-frequency antenna resonating element or may be formed from metal antenna traces on a plastic support for light-based components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rex T. Ehman, Jayesh Nath, Carlo Di Nallo, James G. Horiuchi, Erik G. de Jong, Jason C. Sauers, Makiko K. Brzezinski, Siwen Yong, Lijun Zhang, Yi Jiang, Zheyu Wang, Mario Martinis, Eduardo Da Costa Bras Lima, Xu Han, Mattia Pascolini, Trevor J. Ness
  • Patent number: 10181652
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna desensitization system and a method for designing an antenna desensitization system. The system and method are operative to provide a configuration and positioning of an antenna desensitizer element, with respect to an antenna, to overcome a frequency detuning experienced during operation of such antenna. The antenna desensitizer element comprises one or a combination of more than one decoupling components selected from the group of a frequency selective surface, an electromagnetic band gap structure, a ferromagnetic material, an anisotropic material, a nanomaterial, a dielectric material, and a conductive material. The system and method are particularly suitable for reducing the antenna frequency detuning effects caused by an external agent, such as a user or operator of a mobile electronics device, during operation of such device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Think Wireless Inc.
    Inventor: Argy Petros
  • Patent number: 10177803
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal comprising a rear case made of metal and forming an exterior of a rear surface of the mobile terminal, the rear case comprising a first slit; a reinforcing member made of a non-conductive material, coupled to a first region of the rear having the first slit, wherein the reinforcing member protrude inward of the rear case and form an uneven portion; a first conductive pattern coupled to an inner surface of the rear case and forming a cut-off region in the first region, the first conductive pattern formed in a ring shape; and a second conductive pattern provided in a corresponding shape to uneven portion of the reinforcing member and electrically connecting the cut-off region of the first conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Euna Kim, Minsoo Kim, Youngil Kim, Byeonggi Moon
  • Patent number: 10177449
    Abstract: A radome assembly includes a radome member, a heat sink member, a seal member disposed between the radome member and the heat sink member, and a frame assembly configured to compress the seal member between the radome member and the heat sink member. The frame assembly includes a fixation member configured to be fixedly engaged with the heat sink member and an arm member, the arm member configured to engage the radome member to compress the seal member between the radome member and the heat sink member when the fixation member is engaged with the heat sink member, and wherein engagement of the fixation member with the heat sink member in a compressed state of the seal member forms a gap between the radome member and the heat sink member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fredrik Ohlsson, Hannes Huotelin, Andrea Putaggio
  • Patent number: 10177463
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an antenna system that includes a first antenna for transmitting and receiving data and having an electrical length that is equal to its resonant electrical length; a second antenna for receiving data and having an electrical length that is less than its resonant electrical length. The present disclosure also discloses a corresponding electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiaxiao Niu
  • Patent number: 10177821
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a first antenna, a second antenna with an orientation relative to the first antenna that is changeable around a predetermined axis, and a communication control unit that controls wireless communication based on electric field coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna. The first antenna includes a first electrode including a bored portion, where the predetermined axis passes through an inside of the bored portion. The first antenna also includes a second electrode located inside the bored portion The second antenna includes a third electrode that transmits an electric signal between the first electrode and the third electrode and a fourth electrode that transmits an electric signal between the second electrode and the fourth electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 10177437
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a device, including: an antenna; a main memory storing code; a processor operatively coupled to the antenna and which executes the code stored in the main memory, wherein the code stored in the main memory includes code which is executed to communicate via the antenna; and a device cover that includes a material having a pattern of conductive fibers and non-conductive fibers; the material including an antenna area; wherein the pattern in the antenna area includes more non-conductive fibers than conductive fibers. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph David Plunkett, Joseph Anthony Holung, Philip John Jakes, Tin-Lup Wong
  • Patent number: 10168355
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a radio frequency test socket, a radio frequency test cable and relates to RF test. The RF test method includes: connecting a first test apparatus to a second test apparatus via a first and second elastic apparatuses in a radio frequency test socket, the first and second elastic apparatuses are connected to the first and second test apparatuses; disconnecting the radio frequency test socket from the second test apparatus by urging an insulated push pin apparatus against the second elastic apparatus, so that the first test apparatus is tested via a radio frequency test plug and the first elastic apparatus; disconnecting the radio frequency test socket from the first test apparatus by urging the insulated push pin apparatus against the first elastic apparatus, so that the second test apparatus is tested via the radio frequency test plug and the second elastic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fengyu Liu
  • Patent number: 10171125
    Abstract: An electronic device has wireless communications circuitry including an adjustable antenna system coupled to a radio-frequency transceiver. The adjustable antenna system may include one or more adjustable electrical components that are controlled by storage and processing circuitry in the electronic device. The adjustable electrical components may include switches and components that can be adjusted between numerous different states. The adjustable electrical components may be coupled between antenna system components such as transmission line elements, matching network elements, antenna elements and antenna feeds. By adjusting the adjustable electrical components, the storage and processing circuitry can tune the adjustable antenna system to ensure that the adjustable antenna system covers communications bands of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Mow, Robert W. Schlub, Mattia Pascolini, Robert J. Hill, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 10164347
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a plurality of coil antennas each including a coil conductor wound around a winding axis and a planar conductor including a first edge and a second edge between which a corner or a curved portion is interposed. A first coil antenna is arranged at a position along the first edge of the planar conductor at which one coil opening thereof is superposed with the planar conductor when viewed in plan and that is close to the corner or close to the curved portion. A second coil antenna is arranged at a position along the second edge of the planar conductor at which one coil opening thereof is superposed with the planar conductor when viewed in plan. The first coil antenna and the second coil antenna are connected such that magnetic flux generated by the first coil antenna and magnetic flux generated by the second coil antenna are in phase with each other in a direction toward the outside with the first edge and the second edge of the planar conductor defining boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Ito
  • Patent number: 10164330
    Abstract: The disclosure provides antenna assemblies and methods for reducing mutual coupling of coupled antennas. According to an embodiment, the antenna assembly, comprises: a first antenna; and a second antenna coupled with the first antenna; wherein a first capacitive load is provided to the first antenna at a first position of the first antenna so that a mutual coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna is reduced. According to the present disclosure, at least some of the following advantages may be achieved: 1) no any component that connects or structure between coupled antennas is required; 2) the capacitive load is very little frequency dependent so that the method is highly suitable for antenna decoupling at low frequencies; 3) the required capacitive load takes almost no space in the circuit layout; and 4) the load does not noticeably change antenna radiation patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ke-Li Wu, Jiangwei Sui, Dacheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10164679
    Abstract: An electronic device may have conductive housing structures and first, second, third, and fourth slot antennas having respective first, second, third, and fourth slot elements in the conductive housing structures. The third slot element may be interposed between the first and second slot elements and the second slot element may be interposed between the third and fourth slot elements. Switching circuitry may be coupled between a transceiver and the slot elements. Control circuitry may control the switching circuitry to activate a selected pair of the slot antennas based on an orientation of the device or other data. The active pair of antennas may convey radio-frequency signals at the same frequencies using a multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) communications scheme. In this way, the device may perform wireless communications at relatively high data throughputs regardless of how the device is being held by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Rajagopalan, Umar Azad, Pietro Romano, David Garrido Lopez, Lu Zhang, Rodney A. Gomez Angulo, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10164792
    Abstract: A user station for a bus system and a method for reducing line-conducted emissions in a bus system, in which the user station includes a transceiver for transmitting or receiving a message from at least one additional user station of the bus system via the bus system. In the bus system, exclusive, collision-free access to a bus of the bus system by a user station is at least temporarily ensured. The transceiver includes an emission control device for controlling the properties of the transceiver to reduce line-conducted emissions in the bus system. The transceiver is also configured for switching the emission control device on or off as a function of the arbitration phase and the data area of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Hehemann, Florian Hartwich, Steffen Walker
  • Patent number: 10158163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal, by which extensibility of an antenna pattern and radiation efficiency of an antenna can be increased. The present invention includes a display, a frame configured to support a back of the display, a first antenna to be provided to at least one side of a top portion and a bottom portion of the frame, a rear case to attach to a back of the frame, a second antenna provided to at least one of an inner side and an outer side of the rear case, and a third antenna configured in a beam shape to be attached to at least one of a right lateral side and a left lateral side of the frame, the third antenna configured to be electrically connected to either the first antenna or the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Cheolgu Gang, Hyunsuk Yang, Jongmo Kang, Jinho Jang
  • Patent number: 10156910
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of gesturing operation including a plurality of signal transceivers, a signal processor, and a central processor. The signal transceivers emit a plurality of first signals through a plurality of loudspeaker holes. The signal processor generates a plurality of parameter data correspondingly when the signal transceivers receive a plurality of second signals responding to the plurality of first signals reflected by an object through the loudspeaker holes. The central processor analyzes the parameter data to judge a coverage state and a release state of each of the loudspeaker holes, and obtains a coverage order and a release order of the loudspeaker holes accordingly. When the coverage order and the release order of the speaker holes satisfy preset conditions, the central processor outputs a control signal to control a function of the electronic device. In addition, an operating method of the above electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaofei Shi
  • Patent number: 10158171
    Abstract: An antenna system having a dynamic radiation pattern is provided. The antenna system comprises at least one antenna unit that includes an antenna dipole, a plurality of reflectors disposed around the antenna dipole, and a plurality of switches each corresponding to one of the reflectors. Each of the switches is coupled between the corresponding reflector and an electrical ground of the antenna system. The antenna system further includes a control unit configured to dynamically change a radiation pattern of the antenna system by controlling the plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Commsky Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Li, Po-shin Cheng, Daniel Wang, Jun Shen, George Zhao
  • Patent number: 10158164
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a housing of a handheld mobile device. The housing includes a ceramic layer forming a continuous outermost surface of the handheld mobile device, and an antenna layer adjacent to the ceramic layer. The antenna layer including conductive elements formed from a metal injection molded substrate, and an antenna break formed of non-conductive material electrically separating the conductive elements to collectively form an antenna of the handheld mobile device that is hidden by the ceramic layer from an exterior view of the handheld mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats
  • Patent number: 10152084
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit including a window glass and a display module; a front case and a rear case configured to support the display unit; an antenna including a first coil formed on an edge region of a rear surface of the window glass or formed on an edge region of a front surface of the front case, a second coil formed at a height different from that of the first coil in a thickness direction of the mobile terminal, and a conductive hole configured to electrically connect the first coil and the second coil; a battery configured to supply power to the mobile terminal; and a battery cover positioned on a back side of the display unit and including a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyuho Lee, Byungwoon Jung, Eunkwang Koh, Hyunwoo Kim, Junghyen Ha, Hyengcheul Choi, Ansun Hyun, Chisang You
  • Patent number: 10153548
    Abstract: A wireless communication assembly includes: a primary support member defining a primary mounting surface with first and second electrical contacts; an antenna, adjacent to primary mounting surface perimeter, and a baseband controller, on the primary support member; primary signal paths between the baseband controller and the first contacts; primary feed lines between the second contacts and the antenna; a secondary support member carrying a radio controller and defining a secondary mounting surface with third electrical contacts and ports adjacent to a perimeter of the secondary mounting surface; secondary signal paths between the third contacts and the radio controller; secondary feed lines between the radio controller and the ports; the secondary mounting surface configured to engage with the primary mounting surface to connect the first contacts with the third contacts, and the second contacts with the ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PERASO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Atabak Rashidian
  • Patent number: 10153554
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing and other structures that form an antenna ground for an antenna. An antenna resonating element arm for the antenna may extend along the periphery of the housing. The resonating element arm may have opposing first and second ends. A return path may couple the resonating element arm to the antenna ground at the first end. An antenna feed may be coupled between the resonating element arm and the antenna ground in parallel with the return path. Electrical components such as first and second capacitors may be coupled between the antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground. A first of the capacitors may be coupled between the antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground at a location between the first and second ends. A second of the capacitors may be coupled between the second end and the antenna ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Martinis, Carlo Di Nallo, Jayesh Nath, Yi Jiang, Jiangfeng Wu, Lijun Zhang, Siwen Yong, Mattia Pascolini, Zheyu Wang, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima
  • Patent number: 10141627
    Abstract: A set top box comprises multiple antennae (15) are positioned outside the periphery of the printed circuit board (5). The antennae can be vertically oriented (15V) or horizontally oriented (15H). The antennae (15) are maintained at least 20 mm from a heatsink (6) and the printed circuit board (5) to prevent electrostatic discharge. The set top box includes vents (14) in the bottom frame (2) outside the periphery of the printed circuit board (5) to promote heat dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Interdigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Darin Bradley Ritter, Mickey Jay Hunt, William P. Dernier
  • Patent number: 10141639
    Abstract: An antenna is disclosed. The antenna has an electrical cable, an antenna body including an element part and a ground part, the element part having an electric wire connecting part electrically connected with the electrical cable, and an antenna holder having an antenna holding part connected to the antenna body and a cable holding part holding the electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Saitou, Masahiro Ooshiro, Tohru Yamamoto, Takeshi Akitaya