Supported By Vehicle Body Patents (Class 343/713)
  • Patent number: 10714819
    Abstract: An antenna array for use in a passenger vehicle. Four of the roof support pillars are used as antenna elements. Each of the four pillars is electrically connected or coupled to one end of a corresponding meanderline component. The other end of each meanderline is in turn coupled to a radio receiver, typically through a combining network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10714816
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a roof panel forming a portion of a cab of the work vehicle. The work vehicle also includes a headliner disposed between the roof panel and an interior of the cab. In addition, the work vehicle includes a spatial locating antenna positioned between the roof panel and the headliner, such that a top side of the roof panel is positioned above the spatial locating antenna relative to a ground surface. Furthermore, the top side of the roof panel extends beyond a lateral extent and a longitudinal extent of the spatial locating antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: CNH Industrial America LLC, Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Foster, Frank Zsigmond Asztalos, Eric Michael Jacobsthal, John Henry Posselius, Bret Todd Turpin
  • Patent number: 10714818
    Abstract: A rear spoiler body affecting flow around the vehicle is provided with a recess for accommodating at least one antenna of the motor vehicle on which the rear spoiler body is mounted. Provision is made in or on the rear spoiler body for fastening the at least one antenna, such as a screw hole, unpainted surface to accept an adhesive, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Lars Reichardt, Christian Morscher
  • Patent number: 10701405
    Abstract: An in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for an aircraft includes a phased array antenna and control circuitry associated therewith to be carried by the aircraft and to generate dual antenna beams for television programming and Internet data from respective spaced apart satellites. A television programming distribution system is to be carried by the aircraft and coupled to the phased array antenna and control circuitry to provide television programming within the aircraft. At least one access point is to be carried by the aircraft and coupled to the phased array antenna and control circuitry to provide a wireless local area network (WLAN) within the aircraft for the Internet data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: THALES AVIONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Frisco, Michael J. Lynch, Brian D. Anderson, R. Michael Keen
  • Patent number: 10680316
    Abstract: In an antenna array for receiving circularly polarized satellite radio signals, an antenna structure that includes a closed-loop radiator is placed in a plastic protective antenna cover and is secured therein in an interlocking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUBA Automotive Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lindenmeier, Heinz Lindenmeier
  • Patent number: 10680348
    Abstract: Disclosed is a 7 in 1 antenna configuration which includes 4 LTE antennas, two Wi-Fi antennas and a GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou patch antenna solution. Four standard M10 holes that allow for easy retro-fit into existing installation holes that may be present. Methods of communicating using a 7 in 1 antenna are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Andela Zaric
  • Patent number: 10658728
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a vehicle may include: a cover into which a lower end portion of an antenna is inserted; a base coupled to a lower side of the cover to form an internal compartment; a circuit board mounted on an upper surface of the base to be connected to the lower end portion of the antenna; a terminal mounted to the base wherein an upper end portion thereof is connected to the circuit board and a lower end portion thereof penetrates into the base; a wire connector disposed at the lower end portion of the terminal to be connected to a power wire; and a rotating pin coupling the wire connector with the terminal, wherein the wire connector may be rotatable about the rotating pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Joseph, Seung Hai Hwang, Jaejun Lee, Avinash K. Venkata
  • Patent number: 10651535
    Abstract: An antenna device is to be installed in a vehicle. The antenna device includes a first element; a second element; and a feeding part. An angle formed between an electric field plane generated at the first element and the second element and a direction of a long side of the vehicle is within a range of ±45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Niwano, Koji Ikawa
  • Patent number: 10622708
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus for a vehicle includes a roof antenna disposed on a first side of a roof panel of a vehicle, a wireless communication module disposed on a second side of the roof panel of the vehicle, a first connection terminal provided in the roof antenna, a second connection terminal provided in the wireless communication module, the second connection terminal being flexibly coupled to the first connection terminal, and an elastic member having one end supported by the first connection terminal and another end supported by the second connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Heun Lee, Ki-Nam Jin, Yoon-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 10622709
    Abstract: An antenna housing facilitates retrofitting a repeater/router and/or an LTE antenna on a vehicle. The combination antenna housing comprises a housing including a base adapted to be assembled to the vehicle, an intermediate portion, and an upper antenna enclosure portion for a radio and television antenna. A method for providing a vehicle with one or more communication links includes the steps of first assembling a plurality of cables within a wall of the vehicle that extend from inside the vehicle to a location on a roof of the vehicle. A radio and television antenna is attached to one or more of the cables within the combination antenna housing. An extra cable is secured inside the housing without electrically connecting the extra cable to another device until after assembly of the vehicle is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNADYNE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry L. Caren, Mark E. Hockett, C M Wong, Wentsan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10622699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicular antenna apparatus including: a dielectric substrate; an antenna provided to the dielectric substrate; and a connector electrically connected to a feeding cable of a receiving apparatus, in which the antenna includes an antenna conductor provided to the dielectric substrate, and a feeding electrode electrically connected to the antenna conductor and provided on a first surface of the dielectric substrate, the connector includes a connector main body supporting the feeding cable, and a terminal electrode provided to the connector main body and electrically connected to the feeding cable, and the feeding electrode and the terminal electrode are joined via an insulating adhesive, thereby being capacitively coupled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakano, Shoichi Takeuchi, Fumitaka Terashima
  • Patent number: 10610968
    Abstract: A coated pane with a communication window includes a base pane, a metal-containing coating on the base pane, a grid area made of intersecting, de-coated inner gridlines in the metal-containing coating, wherein the grid area has a grid area edge, and the grid area edge has intersecting outer gridlines, wherein the outer gridlines have interruptions increasing in size from the outer edge of the grid area all the way to the end of the grid surface edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Ilkay Arslan, Michael Behmke, Stefan Droste, Ingo Von Der Weiden, Dirk Wohlfeil
  • Patent number: 10615503
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide a compact circularly polarized antenna while obtaining desired antenna characteristics. The circularly polarized antenna may include an antenna substrate formed with a flat film conductor configured to transmit and receive a circularly polarized wave, and a cavity formed in a surface of the antenna substrate opposite from a radiation surface. The cavity may at least partially overlap with the flat film conductor when seen in a depth direction of the cavity. The length of the cavity in at least one direction may be shorter than half of a wavelength of the circularly polarized wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Hino
  • Patent number: 10608318
    Abstract: A glass antenna with improved reception sensitivity was provided. A glass antenna formed on a surface of a window of a motor vehicle includes: an FM antenna element; and a heater that is capacitively coupled to the FM antenna element, and includes a plurality of heating wires, wherein a distance S between the FM antenna element and the heater is more than 40 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryokichi Doi, Tatsumi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10601126
    Abstract: The invention specifically relates to a waterproof chip antenna comprising a chip body including hanging holes, gaskets embedded on the peripheries of the hanging holes, and an oscillator piece arranged in the chip body. The chip body is generally hung with hard objects, such screws and hard rods. Compared with the prior art, the waterproof chip antenna has the advantage that the hanging holes are stressed uniformly through the gasket embedded on the peripheries of the hanging holes to prevent the hanging holes from wear and tear caused by local stress from the hard objects, avoiding that the chip body is wear through by the hard objects to make water entry into and thus affecting the signal reception of the antenna. In addition, the chip setting mode facilitates arrangement of the antenna at different places to receive signals better, and the hanging holes also facilitate outdoor hanging with high flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: SHENZHEN ANTOP TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ruidian Yang
  • Patent number: 10601461
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for integrated antennas in vehicles and corresponding techniques for use in connection with location determination and wireless communication protocols. Example methods may include determining a condition associated with a vehicle; and determining, based on the condition, to switch from a first antenna associated with wireless communication, or a second antenna associated with location determination, to a backup antenna associated with the vehicle. Moreover, the backup antenna may have a wireless communication capability and a location determination capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Eaton, Gabriel Solana, Mauricio Flores
  • Patent number: 10594016
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a two bidimensional part multiband antenna arranged to be printed on a glazing panel, the two parts to be connected, respectively, to a central pin and a shield of a data transmission coaxial cable. The two parts have a generally rectangular shape and are relatively to each other longitudinally shifted, the two respective sides of the two parts adjacent to each other comprise respectively a large transversal recess and a corresponding transversal projection facing each other. The part comprising the projection comprises, adjacent thereto, a thin longitudinal arm facing a short transversal finger of the part comprising the recess and adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Remi Sarkis, Dan Lis
  • Patent number: 10573952
    Abstract: An antenna device according to an embodiment includes a plurality of plane-shaped antennas that is attached to one or more windows of a vehicle. The plurality of antennas includes a loop antenna and a monopole antenna corresponding to the loop antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Masashi Shukutani, Norio Imada, Haruhiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 10573960
    Abstract: Provided is a power antenna adapter insertable into a power antenna mast housing to enable the utilization of an unpowered antenna through a power antenna unit of the type used in a motor vehicle and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Radey
  • Patent number: 10553936
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an automatically tunable mobile antenna is provided with toroidal inductors connected in series between the antenna feed point and a whip and a shunt inductor to ground at the RF input, with the inductors forming an L network impedance matching circuit having values which are in a binary sequence and which are selectively added to impedance match the whip to the output impedance of a transmitter. In accordance with some embodiments, an automatically tunable mobile antenna is provided with a variable toroidal inductor assembly connected between the antenna feed point and the whip having a variable inductance based on selective shorting and un-shorting of wire windings to impedance match the whip to the output impedance of the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Martin F. Jue
  • Patent number: 10541469
    Abstract: An antenna for motor vehicles is provided having a base member, an antenna device, a radome, and a device for attaching the base member to a vehicle roof inside surface with the antenna device projecting outwards of the vehicle from within through an opening formed in the vehicle. The radome cooperates with the attaching device and the surroundings of the vehicle opening so as to enclose the antenna device in an assembled condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNAS, S.L.U.
    Inventors: Pere Mogas Fabre, Enrique Martínez Ortigosa, Laura Tantiñá Cuni, Ramiro Quintero Illera, Carlos López Rodríguez, Lucía Garrido González
  • Patent number: 10536175
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-band signal integrated amplification method, an amplifier and an antenna. The method comprises mixing and sending the FM and VHF signals and the UHF signals to the same controllable gain amplifying circuit through an impedance matching circuit and a filtering circuit respectively, and shunt outputting such amplified FM and VHF signals and UHF signals through a signal distributing circuit. The invention ensures that the two sets of signals are transmitted respectively without influencing each other. The two sets of signals sharing one amplifying circuit is beneficial to the reduction of equipment volume and material cost. In addition, it is convenient to adjust the signal to optimal amplification effect, and guarantees the clear restoration of the FM, VHF and UHF signals while maximum reducing the number of amplifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ANTOP TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ruidian Yang
  • Patent number: 10522904
    Abstract: A transparent pane assembly including a transparent pane, an antenna and an electromagnetic connector assembly. The transparent pane includes first and second layers made of a dielectric substrate, and the second layer includes opposite first and second faces. The antenna is disposed between the first and second layers, and is attached to the first face. The electromagnetic connector assembly includes a metal bonding pad, a coaxial connector, and a printed circuit board. The bonding pad is adhered to the second face and aligned to a feed portion of the antenna for electromagnetic coupling. The circuit board includes opposite first and second sides and an electrically conductive trace carried by the second side. The coaxial connector is electrically connected to the PCB at the second side, and the electrically conductive trace is in electrical contact with the metal bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Arthur Bekaryan, Timothy J. Talty, Eray Yasan, Duane S. Carper, Walter S. Wall
  • Patent number: 10524356
    Abstract: A transparent antenna includes a conductive material disposed on a surface of a non-opaque substrate in one or more conductive regions, wherein a geometry of the conductive regions defines an antenna pattern. A non-conductive material is disposed on the surface of the substrate in a fill pattern which is an inverse of the antenna pattern. An average optical transparency in the conductive regions and the non-conductive regions is at least 50%, and the average optical transparency in the conductive regions differs from that of the non-conductive regions by no more than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Thomas Nathaniel Tombs
  • Patent number: 10511335
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus for simultaneously receiving and processing a satellite signal and a WCS signal. The system and method is operative to receive the signals, amplify and bandwidth covering both signals, splitting the amplified signal into a first and second portions, filtering the first portion to reduce the WCS signal, amplifying the first portion to amplify the satellite signal in the first portion, and processing the satellite signal in the first portion. The system and method is further operative to processing the WCS signal in the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan, David M. George, James H. Schaffner, Hyok Jae Song, Walter S. Wall
  • Patent number: 10498008
    Abstract: A transparent pane assembly includes a transparent pane and an antenna. The transparent pane is made of at least one dielectric substrate, and includes a first area and a second area adjacent to the first area. The antenna is fixed to the transparent pane, and includes a first portion spanning across the first area and a second portion spanning across the second area, the first portion being of a density that is greater than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Timothy J. Talty, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10486395
    Abstract: A laminated vehicle glazing includes within the laminate an organic light-emitting diode-based viewing screen. The organic light-emitting diode-based viewing screen is flexible and the laminated glazing includes a first electromagnetic shielding element between the second main face of the first glazing and the rear face and/or between the second main face and the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Michael Labrot, Volkmar Offermann, Bernhard Reul
  • Patent number: 10492071
    Abstract: A system and device for determining authenticity of a client device transmitting a request to access a network that includes an authenticator to adjust authentication parameters for authentication requests to access a network from a client device, and access switches positioned within the authentication, each of the plurality of switches having an associated port for receiving the authentication requests. The authenticator monitors authentication requests received from the client device, determines whether a number of the monitored authentication requests that are failed authentication requests, and determines mobility of the client device during the monitored authentication requests. Authenticity of the client device is determined based on one of the determined number of failed authentication requests and the determined mobility of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Badrish Havaralu Rama Chandra Adiga, Balaji Sankaran, Vinay Kumar Vishwakarma, Bhupesh Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10476144
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof panel and a vehicle antenna device. The roof panel includes a roof portion and an antenna cover portion that protrudes from the roof portion and has an internal space. The vehicle antenna device includes a base portion and an upright portion that extends from the base portion into the internal space in the antenna cover portion. An outer imaginary plane is assumed to extend along a boundary line on a boundary portion between an outer surface of the roof portion and an outer surface of the antenna cover portion. In a state where the vehicle antenna device is mounted on the vehicle, at least part of the base portion is located below the outer imaginary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI, YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Mizutani, Tomohiko Yamase, Seiji Go
  • Patent number: 10476126
    Abstract: A wireless control device, such as a system controller for a load control system, may comprise a light-transmissive cover for an antenna that may be illuminated to provide feedback to a user of the load control system. The light-transmissive cover may receive light energy from a light-generating circuit to provide a visible display of the light energy. The wireless control device may be mounted to, for example, a ceiling, and the light-transmissive cover may extend from the wireless control device (e.g., down from the ceiling). The light-transmissive cover may be viewed by a user at large viewing angles and at a distance away from the wireless control device, which may simplify and improve reliability of commissioning of the load control system as well as speed up troubleshooting of the load control system after commissioning is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian Michael Courtney, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: 10468761
    Abstract: A low-profile antenna device is provided for a vehicle. The low-profile antenna device includes a base plate, a circuit board, a base, a top-load element and a coil. The circuit board is disposed on the base plate, in parallel with the base plate. An amplifier circuit is placed on a front surface side of the circuit board, and a ground plate area having a ground plate and an empty area not having a ground plate are provided on a back, surface of the circuit board. The coil is disposed on the front surface side of the circuit board facing the empty area of the circuit board. The coil is disposed in a manner axially parallel with the circuit board, connected between the top-load element and the amplifier circuit, and adjusted to function as a resonance antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Imamura, Jun Ishida
  • Patent number: 10461424
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metallic member and a first feed source. The metallic member includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame is positioned between the front frame and the backboard. The first feed source is electrically connected to the front frame. The side frame includes at least a top portion, a first side portion, and a second side portion. The first side portion and the second side portion are respectively connected to two ends of the top portion. The side frame defines a slot and the slot is defined on the top portion. The front frame defines a gap. The gap communicates with the slot and extends across the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Yi-Wen Hsu, Wei-Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 10424825
    Abstract: A thin film, flexible, leaky-wave CPW antenna that can mounted to a dielectric substrate on a vehicle, such as vehicle glass, where the antenna has application for a MIMO LTE cellular system, and where the conductive portion of the antenna can employ transparent conductors. The antenna includes a ground plane having opposing first and second ground lines defining a gap therebetween and an antenna radiating element extending between the ground lines in the gap. The antenna radiating element includes a plurality of leaky-wave tuning stubs crossing the antenna radiating element at predetermined intervals that operates to change the radiation pattern of the antenna to be more parallel to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Keerti S. Kona, Amit M. Patel, Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10404656
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an antenna system that excellently dissipates heat to the outside of a housing, said heat having been generated by means of an electronic component. [Solution] An electronic circuit board 10 has an electronic component mounted thereon, and has an antenna that is formed on one surface. A protection member 20 covers the one surface of the electric circuit board 10. A heat transfer unit 30 transfers heat to the protection member 20, said heat having been generated by means of the electronic component mounted on the electric circuit board 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takuji Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10403968
    Abstract: An antenna mountable directly into an aperture in a body panel of, for example, a vehicle is disclosed. The antenna elements can be flat, substantially flat or pre-contoured to match a specific curve of a body panel. As a result the antenna is positionable within a body panel hole or aperture so that the antenna sits flush with the body panel and can be sanded and painted like any other portion of the body panel so that, once painted, the antenna panel is not visibly distinguishable from the body panel. Suitable antennas include, for example, slot radiators and patch antenna. Antennas can be a rigid PCB, a flex PCB, a ceramic element or metal stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10396428
    Abstract: An apparatus including an antenna, a first split ring resonator, and a second split ring resonator disclosed. The first split ring resonator located on a first side of the antenna, wherein the first split ring resonator is magnetically coupled to the antenna. The second split ring resonator located on a second side of the antenna, wherein the second split ring resonator is magnetically coupled to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED, AGC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: George Daniel, Armin R. Völkel, Bernard D. Casse
  • Patent number: 10396427
    Abstract: A thin film, flexible, co-planar waveguide (CPW), dual-polarized antenna structure suitable to be mounted on vehicle glass and that has particular application for MIMO LTE applications in the frequency band of, for example, 0.46-3.8 GHz. The antenna structure includes two U-shaped antenna radiating elements that receive signals that are linearly polarized in two orthogonal horizontal (H) and vertical (V) directions, where the radiating elements are separated by a ground plane line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Keerti S. Kona, Hyok Jae Song, Amit M. Patel, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10384308
    Abstract: A coated pane having a communication window, having: a. a base pane, b. a coating containing metal, c. a first grid plane and a second grid plane within the coating containing metal, wherein the first grid plane and the second grid plane have areas in which the coating is removed, in form of grid lines arranged in the manner of a mesh, the grid lines in the first grid plane on at least one long side transition into an open comb structure having teeth and the grid lines in the second grid plane on at least one long side transition into a closed comb structure, wherein the first grid plane is connected by means of at least one tooth of the open comb structure to the closed comb structure of the second grid plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Dirk Wohlfeil, Ilkay Arslan, Ingo Von Der Weiden, Michael Behmke, Stefan Droste
  • Patent number: 10389021
    Abstract: An antenna isolation circuit configured to provide an isolation between two adjacent antennas in a wireless communication device is disclosed. The antenna isolation circuit comprises a partition line circuit comprising a conductive element configured to be placed between the two adjacent antennas; and a matching circuit having a first end and a second end. In some embodiments, the matching circuit is coupled to the partition line circuit at the first end and to a ground circuit at the second end. In some embodiments, the matching circuit is configured to provide an impedance. In some embodiments, a dimension of the conductive element and the impedance of the matching circuit are configured to result in an isolation between the two adjacent antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jayprakash Thakur
  • Patent number: 10381772
    Abstract: A connector assembly connects a coaxial cable, having a first coaxial connector, to a second coaxial connector. The connector assembly includes the coaxial cable conductively connected to a proximal end of the coaxial cable; and an outer housing member having a proximal end and a distal end. The outer housing member includes an internal lumen containing the proximal end of the coaxial cable and at least partially containing the first coaxial connector; a concavity at the proximal end of the outer housing member, wherein the concavity includes an opening that is contiguous with the internal lumen; and a first interlocking connector element in the concavity. The connector assembly further includes at least one sealing body within the internal lumen of the outer housing member, the at least one sealing body forming a watertight seal between the housing and the cable, and a resilient compressible surface surrounding the first coaxial connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Neptune Technology Group Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Lloyd Patton, Steven Christopher Wolfe, Randall McClay Stoves
  • Patent number: 10381704
    Abstract: An electromagnetic coupler that couples antenna signals for a wideband antenna positioned between glass layers of an automotive windshield. The coupler includes a first co-planar waveguide (CPW) formed on one side of a glass layer and a second CPW formed on the other side of the glass layer, where the first and second CPWs are a mirror, or near-mirror, and 180° rotated images of each other. Both the first and second CPWs include a conductive plane where removed portions of the plane define a wide CPW section and a narrow CPW section that are electrically coupled to each other, and where the remaining portions of the conductive plane are ground planes, and where the electromagnetic signals are coupled through the glass layer between the wide CPW sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Walter S. Wall, James H. Schaffner, Hyok Jae Song, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10367684
    Abstract: A method in which a base station installed in each of a plurality of sections of a route, an antenna which is connected to the base station and installed along the route, and a control device which controls all the base stations installed along the route are used includes: measuring a strength of a signal emitted from the antenna in at least one mobile body in operation; acquiring a temporary failure determination result based on the signal strength, transmitting announcement information by the control device via the base station and the antenna to which it is determined that a failure occurs when the temporary failure determination result is acquired, transmitting an answer to the control device by an arbitrary mobile body in operation and receives the announcement information, and making a final failure determination based on the answer transmitted from each mobile body in the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10355721
    Abstract: An apparatus with structures in a conductive film that let a selected set of RF frequency bands pass through, while blocking the passage of all other frequencies is disclosed. The film may include a first portion of the film and a second portion of the film circumscribing the first portion. The second portion is separated from the first portion by a first gap along a periphery of the first portion of the film and wherein a width of the first gap is associated with a wavelength of a first radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED, AGC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAS R&D, INC.
    Inventors: Armin R. Völkel, George Daniel, Bernard D. Casse, Christopher Lalau-Keraly
  • Patent number: 10347992
    Abstract: An antenna includes an upper plate having a fan shape, a lower plate having a shape corresponding to the upper plate, a feeding unit disposed at a center of the fan shape, at least one waveguide formed between the upper plate and the lower plate for propagating signals supplied from the feeding unit, and at least one radiation slot formed in an arc of the fan shape for radiating the signals propagated by the at least one waveguide to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Dongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10340586
    Abstract: An automatically tunable mobile antenna is provided with toroidal inductors connected in series between the antenna feed point and a whip and a shunt inductor to ground at the RF input, with the inductors forming an L network impedance matching circuit having values which are in a binary sequence and which are selectively added to impedance match the whip to the output impedance of a transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Martin F. Jue
  • Patent number: 10333518
    Abstract: A device (D?) for detecting presence of a user includes: a connection to the electrical ground (14), an electrode (12), control elements (13?) of the electrode, a conducting element (11), connected to the connection (14) to the electrical ground, a first switching element (I1) between the conducting element and the connection to the electrical ground, first element (16) for selecting the position of the first switching element, in order to select the position of the first switching element as a function of the type of coating covering a second exterior surface of a handle into which the device is integrated. The door handle including the device and the associated method for configuring the handle are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Xavier Hourne, Cyril Robin, Joel Carniaux
  • Patent number: 10312576
    Abstract: An antenna system is disclosed. The antenna systems includes a base, a beam carried by the base, a global positioning system antenna carried near a first end of the beam, and a monopole antenna carried near a second end of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FREEFLIGHT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: John DeBusk, Behlul Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 10297897
    Abstract: A glass antenna arranged on a vehicle window glass includes a slot antenna formed by cutting out a conductive film; and a power supply unit configured to supply power to the slot antenna. The slot antenna includes a first slot extending in a first direction; a second slot connected to one end of the first slot, and extending in a second direction, a first wide-width slot connected to the other end of the first slot directly or via a first connection slot, and having a slot width greater than that of the first slot, and a second wide-width slot connected to a terminal end portion of the second slot directly or via a second connection slot, and having a slot width greater than that of the second slot. The power supply unit is arranged so as to straddle the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Hashimoto, Shoichi Takeuchi, Dan Lis
  • Patent number: 10290932
    Abstract: A glass antenna arranged on a vehicle window glass includes a slot antenna formed by cutting out a conductive film; and a pair of power supply units for supplying power to the slot antenna. The slot antenna includes a power supply slot extended in a first direction and arranged so that the pair of power supply units straddle the power supply slot, a plurality of comb-tooth slots extended in a second direction, and a root slot extended in a third direction, the root slot being connected directly to the power supply slot or being connected to the power supply slot via a connection slot, and end portions of the plurality of comb-tooth slots being connected to the root slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shoichi Takeuchi, Naoki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10277308
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for adaptive pointing operations of a mobile antenna system that can be used to provide communication with a target satellite over a large geographical area, while also satisfying interference requirements with one or more other satellites. In particular, the adaptive pointing operations described herein control pointing of a beam of the antenna system towards the target satellite in a manner that takes into consideration the interference requirements of the other satellites. In some embodiments, the mobile antenna system can provide non-interfering communication with the target satellite, over the entire or substantially the entire coverage area (or footprint) of the target satellite. In doing so, services such as Internet, telephone and/or television services provided by the target satellite can be delivered to users throughout most or all of the satellite's coverage area, while also satisfying interference requirements with other satellites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric L Cross, Samuel C Finney