Supported By Vehicle Body Patents (Class 343/713)
  • Patent number: 11063346
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shark fin antenna for a vehicle. The shark fin antenna has a pad and a base disposed on the pad to provide a space for a printed circuit board and a plurality of antenna components. The shark fin antenna includes a holder having a groove therein for exposing at least a portion of an upper surface of a printed circuit board, a first antenna unit supported by the holder and having an antenna pattern formed on a surface thereof to receive an AM/FM frequency band signal, a first auxiliary unit covering at least a portion of an upper surface of the first antenna unit, and a spring mounted in the groove to elastically support the first auxiliary unit and the first antenna unit in a vertical direction of the upper surface of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: INFAC ELECS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hoon Yang, Sang Hoon Lim, Soo Young Hwang, Ki Seok Uhm, Kyu Chang Nam, Chae Kyun Lim, Jong Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 11056776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antenna arrangement for a vehicle, in which a first antenna structure is arranged in a housing of an impedance converter and a second antenna structure is arranged in or on a vehicle pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Lars Reichardt, Amir Cenanovic
  • Patent number: 11056270
    Abstract: A magnetic film includes a first layer having a real part of complex magnetic permeability of 50 or more and an imaginary part of complex magnetic permeability of below 30 at 10 MHz, and a second layer provided on the first layer and having a real part of complex magnetic permeability of 50 or more and an imaginary part of complex magnetic permeability of 30 or more at 10 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11039287
    Abstract: An in-vehicle information processing system includes a first in-vehicle device included in a vehicle, a second in-vehicle device connected to be communicable with the first in-vehicle device through an in-vehicle network and included in the vehicle, and a control device detachably connected to the first in-vehicle device. The control device is configured to store information to be used in control of the second in-vehicle device and transmit, to the first in-vehicle device, a signal including a control command to the second in-vehicle device. The first in-vehicle device is configured to convert the signal including the control command to the second in-vehicle device received from the control device to be transmittable through the in-vehicle network and transmit the signal to the second in-vehicle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11031670
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement (1) of a motor vehicle (2) with a body component (3) has an antenna (4) received in a recess (5) of a damping element (6), such as a foam component. The antenna (4) with the damping element (6) is attached to the body component (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Catiuscia Langhans, Steffen Buchwald
  • Patent number: 11031697
    Abstract: An electromagnetic, EM, device includes: a 3D body made from a dielectric material having a proximal end and a distal end; the 3D body having a first region toward the center of the 3D body made from a dielectric material having a first average dielectric constant, the first region extending at least partially to the distal end of the 3D body; and the 3D body having a second region outboard of the first region made from a dielectric material other than air having a second average dielectric constant that is greater than the first average dielectric constant, the second region extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the 3D body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Gianni Taraschi, Roshin Rose George, Sergio Clavijo, Shailesh Pandey, Karl E. Sprentall, Trevor Polidore, Stephen O'Connor, Jared DuPerre
  • Patent number: 11024951
    Abstract: A vehicular antenna device includes an antenna unit transmitting and receiving various electromagnetic waves or signals, an antenna cover configured to cover the antenna unit, and a pad attached to an inner peripheral surface of the antenna cover. The antenna unit is attached to the antenna cover with the pad disposed therebetween. The pad includes a postural adjusting member formed therein. The postural adjusting member is configured to be elastically compressed in a condition in which the antenna device is attached to a roof of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Nishikawa, Keita Yamagishi, Shinobu Wakahara
  • Patent number: 10978793
    Abstract: An antenna includes an antenna substrate comprising a first end and a second end, and an antenna element attached to the antenna substrate. The antenna element is configured to receive communication signals within a partial hemispherical-shaped signal reception region oriented about the first end of the antenna substrate. A signal gain reduction portion is at least partially located between the antenna element and the second end of the antenna substrate, and is configured to reduce signal gain in an opposite partial hemispherical-shaped region oriented about the second end of the antenna substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Shawn Hill
  • Patent number: 10967796
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror mount configured to attach at an interior portion of the vehicle. A mirror head includes a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element. The mirror mount includes a ball element and the mirror head includes a socket element, which pivotally attaches at the ball element forming a ball and socket joint to pivotally mount the mirror head at the mirror mount. The mirror head has a thickness dimension spanning between a front planar surface of said mirror reflective element and a rear surface of a laterally sideward region of the mirror casing, with the thickness dimension being less than 20 mm. A central region of the mirror casing has a thickness dimension greater than 20 mm to accommodate the socket element. The socket element is disposed at an aperture through the central region of the mirror casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Uken, Darryl P. De Wind, Gregory A. Huizen, Rodney K. Blank
  • Patent number: 10965011
    Abstract: A high frequency antenna carrier in vehicle roof cross member is provided. The antenna carrier is configured to extend width-wise across a vehicle roof to provide structural support for the vehicle roof. The antenna carrier has a lower surface, and a plurality of sidewalls that meet at a common upper flange that mates in a face-to-face relationship with the vehicle roof. The sidewalls may be provided with apertures to facilitate a strong signal passage to and from the high frequency antenna through the carrier. The lower surface of the antenna carrier may be provided with apertures that are aligned with the antennas to improve signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ficosa North America Corporation
    Inventor: Bassel Elshaar
  • Patent number: 10965014
    Abstract: A radar unit includes a printed circuit board (PCB) supporting an integrated circuit (IC) chip. A radome is arranged over the IC chip. A spring engages the IC chip and the radome. The spring is configured to transfer thermal energy between the IC chip and the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert C. Beer, Matthew S. Carrell, Ryan K. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 10965015
    Abstract: A modular antenna enclosure is disclosed. The modular antenna enclosure includes a frame structure, a base structure including side plates, a capturing member and a frame structure. The frame structure includes vertical support members extending between the capturing member located near the top of the modular antenna enclosure and the side plates of the base structure. Each of the side plates of the base structure is coupled to adjacent side plates via a connector assembly that includes a vertical receptor to receive the vertical support members of the frame structure. The connector assembly can include a securing member that allows users to secure the base structure to a surface below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: W. B. Walton Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Walton
  • Patent number: 10953819
    Abstract: A vehicle interior trim includes a skin layer arranged toward inside of a vehicle interior, a base material layer arranged toward outside of the vehicle interior from the skin layer, a reinforcement layer arranged on the base material layer, an air impermeable layer arranged on the reinforcement layer, the air impermeable layer configured to interfere with a radio signal, the air impermeable layer having a cutout, and a radio signal transmission layer arranged on the reinforcement layer, the radio signal transmission layer exposed from the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KASAI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Bucy, Bill Drown, Austin Hawks, Kyle Dodley, Paul Bellemare
  • Patent number: 10927254
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyamide moulding compounds having a relative permittivity of no more than 3.5 at 2.45 GHz, and having the following components: (A) 25 to 80% by weight of a mixture made of at least one partially crystalline aliphatic polyamide and at least one amorphous or microcrystalline polyamide, (B) 20 to 65% by weight of at least one glass filler, and (C) 0 to 10% by weight of additives, the sum of components (A), (B) and (C) producing 100% by weight. The polyamide moulding compounds are for use in components of devices such as laptops and mobile phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Georg Stöppelmann, Philipp Harder, Etienne Aepli, Ronny Ebling
  • Patent number: 10926887
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer implemented method of providing an indicator useful for piloting an aircraft. The aircraft comprises an antenna configured to communicate with a transceiver. The method comprises: obtaining an antenna envelope characterizing directions relative to the aircraft for which a directive gain of the antenna exceeds a predetermined threshold; determining a direction of the transceiver relative to the aircraft; calculating a maneuvering range of the aircraft by comparing the antenna envelope and the transceiver direction, wherein the maneuvering range is indicative of eligible orientations of the aircraft for maintaining the transceiver within the antenna envelope; and outputting data indicative of the maneuvering range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Elta Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Nir Tidhar
  • Patent number: 10923795
    Abstract: A slot antenna in a vehicle glazing established between the surface of the vehicle portal for the glazing and the peripheral edge of an IR reflective coating that has a bus bar over the coating edge. The antenna slot is fed directly by a voltage probe and/or a conductive line located in the slot and parallel to the bus bar. Multiple voltage probes and conductive lines can support respective antennas. A second conductive line is parallel and cooperates with the first conductive line to form a coupled coplanar line that links to the antenna slot. The longitudinal location of the links and the length of the coplanar lines are adjusted to excite multiple frequency modes. Multiple antennas can be used to broaden overall bandwidth or to add additional frequency modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC
    Inventor: David Dai
  • Patent number: 10904866
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information transmission method, user equipment, an access network device, and a core network device. The method includes: determining, by user equipment UE when the UE is in an idle state, whether there is to-be-transmitted uplink information; and sending, by the UE, a first request message to a first access network device when the UE determines that there is to-be-transmitted uplink information, where the first request message is a first air interface message for the UE to switch from the idle state to a connected state, and the first request message carries uplink non-access stratum NAS information and air interface identity information that is stored on the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Yu, Tao Zhang, Haifeng Yu, Guangwei Yu
  • Patent number: 10897070
    Abstract: A mount system mounts an accessory, such as an antenna, to a recreational vehicle (RV). The mount system comprises a telescoping mast and upper and lower mounts coupled between the mast and the RV. Upper and lower pocket mounts are mounted to the RV while upper and lower inserts are mounted to the mast. The upper and lower inserts are received in the upper and lower pocket mounts to quickly and releasably mount the mast to the RV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Wilson Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Jay Hamilton, Brooks Stephen Ruhman
  • Patent number: 10879598
    Abstract: An antenna unit includes a planar antenna portion, a planar coaxial line portion, and position fixing portions. The planar antenna portion includes planar antennas installed at the inner side of an exterior (for example, a roof panel) of a vehicle, the exterior allowing electric waves to be transmitted therethrough, and a first base portion supporting the planar antennas. The planar coaxial line portion includes second wiring patterns connected to the planar antennas and a second base portion connected to the first base portion and supporting the second wiring patterns. The position fixing portions fix the positions of the planar antenna portion and the planar coaxial line portion onto the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10875999
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyamide moulding compounds having a relative permittivity of no more than 3.5 at 2.45 GHz, and having the following components: (A) 25 to 80% by weight of a mixture made of at least one partially crystalline aliphatic polyamide and at least one amorphous or microcrystalline polyamide, (B) 20 to 65% by weight of at least one glass filler, and (C) 0 to 10% by weight of additives, the sum of components (A), (B) and (C) producing 100% by weight. The polyamide moulding compounds are for use in components of devices such as laptops and mobile phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventors: Georg Stöppelmann, Philipp Harder, Etienne Aepli, Ronny Ebling
  • Patent number: 10873134
    Abstract: Disclosed are a spatial modulation-based transmitter and communication method employing a lens antenna. The spatial modulation-based transmitter includes a plurality of unit antennas, a modulator configured to perform non-orthogonal multiple access and spatial modulation for an input signal, and a controller configured to determine a target unit antenna which will transmit data in a spatial modulation manner at a current time point among the plurality of unit antennas. Each of the unit antennas includes a plurality of antenna units and a lens structure which shifts a phase of an electromagnetic wave output by at least one of the plurality of antenna units. The lens structure shifts the phase so that the plurality of antenna units may have different radiation patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Dong Ho Cho, Gang Minh Lee, Yun Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10873132
    Abstract: An arrangement for modifying a printed circuit antenna of the type used in mobile communication devices includes introducing one or more discontinuities into a printed circuit pattern of the antenna so that it is not activated at undesired frequencies. Examples of discontinuities include localized narrowing the printed circuit strip, localized widening of the printed circuit strip and localized changing of the shape of the printed circuit strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Pienkowski
  • Patent number: 10854940
    Abstract: A window assembly includes a first radio frequency device disposed between a first window substrate and a second window substrate. An embedded coplanar waveguide is disposed between the first window substrate and the second window substrate, and is attached to the first radio frequency device. An exterior coplanar waveguide is disposed adjacent an exterior side surface of the first window substrate, and is disposed opposite the embedded coplanar waveguide for communicating electromagnetic waves therebetween. A printed circuit board is attached to and interconnects the exterior coplanar waveguide and a radio frequency cable connector. The radio frequency cable connector is configured for connection to a second radio frequency device. An adhesive layer bonds the printed circuit board to the exterior side surface of the first window substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Hyok Jae Song, Timothy J. Talty, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10847867
    Abstract: A vehicle glazing with a slot antenna between the vehicle portal and the peripheral edge of an IR reflective coating that includes a heating bus over the coating edge. The antenna slot may be fed directly by a voltage probe or a coupled coplanar line at a position to excite both fundamental and higher order modes for multiband antenna applications. A portion of the IR reflective coating may overlay the window frame at null positions of first higher order mode to tune the slot antenna to higher frequencies. Slot antenna resonant frequency may also be moved higher by separating the IR reflective coating into two coating panel with the lower coating panel connected to electrical ground by capacitive coupling. Multiple antennas can be fed at different locations for multiband applications and diversity antenna systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC
    Inventor: David Dai
  • Patent number: 10847887
    Abstract: A transparent antenna is fabricated by printing a pattern of catalytic ink onto a web of substrate in one or more conductive regions, wherein a geometry of the conductive regions defines an antenna pattern. A pattern of non-conductive ink is printed in registration onto the substrate in a fill pattern, wherein the fill pattern is an inverse of the antenna pattern within a defined region of interest. A conductive material is electrolessly plated onto the pattern of catalytic ink by transporting the web of substrate through a reservoir of plating solution to provide a corresponding pattern of conductive material, thereby providing the transparent antenna. An average optical transparency in the conductive regions and 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: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas Nathaniel Tombs
  • Patent number: 10847873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for the wireless coupling of a cellular radio end device to at least one first external antenna, in particular for coupling to an external vehicle antenna, having a coupling structure for the wireless coupling to an antenna structure of the cellular radio end device, wherein the coupling structure has at least two connections; and having a connection unit that connects the first external antenna to one of the at least two connections of the coupling structure in dependence on the coupling quality, wherein the connection unit evaluates the coupling quality between the antenna structure of the cellular radio end device and the at least two connections of the coupling structure during the normal communication operation of the cellular radio end device and/or continuously and/or for both connections simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL ADVANCED ANTENNA GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Lankes, Gerhard Stadler, Rudolf Weber, Max Maier
  • Patent number: 10826167
    Abstract: An off-road vehicle includes a body having at least one fender positioned over at least one wheel or track of the off-road vehicle. The at least one wheel or track is configured to engage a ground surface. The off-road vehicle also includes at least one spatial locating antenna positioned beneath the at least one fender. A top side of the at least one fender is positioned above the at least one spatial locating antenna relative to the ground surface, and the top side extends beyond a lateral extent and a longitudinal extent of the at least one spatial locating antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: CNH Industrial America LLC, Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Foster, Frank George Rabusic, Eric Michael Jacobsthal, Frank Zsigmond Asztalos, Brett Carson McClelland, Matthew Huenemann, John Henry Posselius, Dwayne St. George Jackson, John Bradley Lukac, Bret Todd Turpin
  • Patent number: 10819001
    Abstract: The motor vehicle has a glass roof, an antenna arrangement seated on this glass roof, and a metallic frame. An opening of the glass roof is located below the antenna arrangement and is covered thereby. The frame is located below the glass roof and forms a dome, which extends into the opening of the glass roof and to which the antenna arrangement is mechanically connected. A reflection surface associated with the antenna arrangement is attached on the lower side of the glass roof. The reflection surface has a grid structure made of intersecting lines extending transversely to the z direction. The lines are provided with a metallization which has a width of 0.5 to 2 mm. The intersecting lines delimit free fields, which are not metallized and have a maximum clear dimension of 3 to 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Angela Linow, Vicky Patricia Delgado, Daniel Hahnenberg, Enrico Krause, Victor Garrido, Marc Bosbach, Thomas Benderoth, Werner Jakobs
  • Patent number: 10819026
    Abstract: A radar apparatus is provided with transmitting means, receiving means, target detection means, azimuth detection means and a cover member. The cover member has a first face and a second face. The first face and second face are not parallel to one another. At least one of the first face and second face is a curved surface which is curved along azimuth detection directions of the azimuth detection means, such as to provide a large phase difference between incoming waves that are received by a plurality of antenna elements and are from within a range of large angular values in the azimuth detection directions of the azimuth detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Sakurai, Yuji Sugimoto, Kazushi Kawaguchi, Asahi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10811760
    Abstract: A window antenna wherein three embedded wires are laminated inside a glazing and a connector is attached to the joint end of the first and second wires and a signal input. The second antenna wire is longer and resonates at a lower frequency than the first antenna wire. A third antenna wire is a parasitic L-shape wire with part of the wire in close distance to the open end of the second antenna wire. The third antenna wire is electromagnetically coupled to the second antenna wire in the near field so that the antenna may support an additional resonance to provide multiband and wideband performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC
    Inventor: David Dai
  • Patent number: 10812177
    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: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric L Cross, Samuel C Finney
  • Patent number: 10797398
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antenna designed to emit and/or receive surface waves with a decametric, hectometric or kilometric central wavelength ?0, characterised in that it comprises at least one horizontal wire aerial element of between 0.5?0 and ?0 in length, and at least three vertical wire aerial elements of the same length between 0.03?0 and 0.1?0, arranged in a same plane and each comprising an upper end and a lower end, said upper ends being connected to the horizontal wire aerial element, said lower ends being designed to be connected to a conducting medium having a substantially horizontal surface. The invention also relates to an antenna, an antenna array and a use of an antenna or of an antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: UNVERSITE DE RENNES 1, TDF
    Inventors: Mathilde Bellec, Jean-Yves Laurent, Sébastien M. Palud, Pierre-Yves Jezequel, Franck Colombel, Stéphane Avrillon
  • Patent number: 10763590
    Abstract: A slot antenna includes: a first electrically conductive member having a first electrically conductive surface; a second electrically conductive member having a second electrically conductive surface opposing the first electrically conductive surface; a waveguide member between the first electrically conductive member and the second electrically conductive member, the waveguide member having an electrically conductive waveguide face of a stripe shape opposing the first electrically conductive surface, the waveguide member extending in a first direction along the first electrically conductive surface; and an artificial magnetic conductor extending on both sides of the waveguide member, between the first electrically conductive member and the second electrically conductive member. The first electrically conductive member has one or more slots. At least one of the slot or slots is a complex slot having a pair of vertical portions and a lateral portion that interconnects the pair of vertical portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, WGR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kirino, Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 10756437
    Abstract: The disclosed antenna is designed to work at GPS L1, GPS L2, GPS L5/GLONASS/BEIDOU frequencies. The antenna is fabricated on a flexible body and includes a meander line between a 50? RF feeding cable on the ground plane and a patch element. The resonant mechanism is excited by the meander line structure from 1170 Mhz to 1610 MHz and the Patch gives the wideband performance. Most configurations of the antenna have a low profile of about 0.15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Juan Alberto Saldivar Morales
  • Patent number: 10741903
    Abstract: A vehicle antenna device has a high noise-resistance performance even in high-frequency bands and capable of preventing breakage of a connector due to corotation at the time of fastening/fixing. The vehicle antenna device includes a vehicle exterior antenna and a vehicle interior antenna module. The vehicle interior antenna module includes a circuit board, a module side coaxial connector, a housing and a protecting fixing part. When the vehicle interior antenna module is fastened/fixed to the vehicle exterior antenna through a roof, the protecting fixing part slidably fixes the circuit board to the housing with pressing force that the circuit board is slid where force applied to the module side coaxial connector is larger than a predetermined force if the vehicle exterior antenna and the vehicle interior antenna module corotate due to the fastening and that the circuit board is not slid by vibration of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10741908
    Abstract: An antenna system is disclosed. The antenna system comprises a first antenna adapted to a first frequency band and a second antenna adapted to a second frequency band different than the first frequency band. The first antenna has a radiator provided on a first side of a dielectric substrate and at least one resonator provided on a second opposite side of the dielectric substrate. The at least one resonator is partially covered by the radiator and resonates at a frequency in the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Nederland BV
    Inventors: Philip Ludovic E. Sanders, Wijnand van Gils
  • Patent number: 10737469
    Abstract: A vehicle antenna pane for separating a vehicle interior from external surroundings is presented. The pane has features that include an inner pane, an outer pane, at least one intermediate layer that connects an internal surface of the outer pane areally to an external surface of the inner pane, a planar antenna structure that is arranged between the inner pane and the outer pane, and a base plate that is arranged on an interior side in relation to the antenna structure. A dielectric is arranged between the antenna structure and the base plate, the dielectric being provided by means of the inner pane and the intermediate layer. A base of the antenna structure has a ratio of a length to a width of 1:1 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stefan Droste, Bernd Stelling, Guillaume Francois
  • Patent number: 10741928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazing including a glass sheet, one surface of which is covered with a conductive layer. Said glass sheet comprises, at a nonzero distance from the conductive layer, a periodic pattern of conductive elements that is suitable for increasing, for a predetermined frequency, the transmission of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves. Said periodic pattern is selected so as to have a transmission zero at a frequency of between substantially half and substantially double the frequency to be amplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES PAPIERS, CARTONS ET CELLULOSES, UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
    Inventors: Alejandro Niembro, Guy Eymin-Petot-Tourtollet, Emmanuel Pistono, Pierre Lemaitre-Auger, Tan-Phu Vuong
  • Patent number: 10732741
    Abstract: A conductive element includes wiring having a flat portion at a top portion and including metal particles. An average value of a ratio of a width of the flat portion to a width of the wiring is 20% or more. An average value of arithmetic average roughness of the top portion is 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Takeshi Takahashi, Kazuya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10734701
    Abstract: A system for radio frequency transmission through a window is provided. The system may include a first wireless coupler, a second wireless coupler, and one or more antennas. The first wireless coupler may be attached to a first side of the window and configured to transmit or receive radio frequency signals. The second wireless coupler attached to a second side of the window and aligned with the first wireless coupler. The first wireless coupler may be configured to transmit or receive the radio frequency signals from the first wireless coupler to the second wireless coupler through the window. The one or more antennas may be electrically connected to the second wireless coupler. One or more radios may transmit or receive the radio frequency signals to or from the one or more antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DANLAW, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Morris, Scott Morell, Craig Matthews, Krishna Bandi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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