Supported By Vehicle Body Patents (Class 343/713)
  • Patent number: 11535172
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a cabin covering a driver section, a receiver to receive positional information from a satellite, and a stay to support the receiver. The receiver is above a roof of the cabin and supported at a cabin framework of the cabin via the stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Misaki
  • Patent number: 11482784
    Abstract: Antenna having a magnetic core (1) and a coil (2), which is wound around the magnetic core (1), the magnetic core (1) having at least two first partial cores (1.1) and at least one second partial core (1.2), the at least two first partial cores (1.1) being arranged one behind the other in a longitudinal direction (8) of the magnetic core (1), each of the at least two first partial cores (1.1) having a lateral side, the at least two first partial cores (1.1) having a first first partial core (1.1) and a second first partial core (1.1), the at least one second partial core (1.2) having a first second partial core (1.2), which is arranged on the lateral side of the first first partial core (1.1) and on the lateral side of the second first partial core (1.1) such that the first second partial core (1.2) overlaps at least partially with the first first partial core (1.1) and at least partially with the second first partial core (1.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Schaffner EMV AG
    Inventors: Szymon Pasko, Stéphane Lebreton, Shemsi Musiqi
  • Patent number: 11474196
    Abstract: A radar device includes: plural unit antennas, each including plural antenna elements configured to transmit or receive a radio wave, the plural antenna elements being aligned in a predetermined direction in a plane and connected by a transmission line. The plural unit antennas include a first unit antenna having plural antenna elements arranged asymmetrically with respect to a virtual straight line parallel to the predetermined direction, the virtual straight line passing through an antenna phase center of the first unit antenna, and a second unit antenna having plural antenna elements arranged asymmetrically with respect to a virtual straight line parallel to the predetermined direction passing through an antenna phase center of the second unit antenna. The plural antenna elements of the second unit antenna are arranged in a manner substantially symmetrical to the plural antenna elements of the first unit antenna with respect to the virtual straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Hiromasa Sanada, Hiroaki Yoshitake, Norihisa Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11444367
    Abstract: An antenna assembly configured to be mounted on a glass structure. The antenna assembly comprises a multilayer structure comprising i) a superstrate layer comprising a thin dielectric material; ii) an antenna layer on which the superstrate layer is disposed, the antenna layer comprising an electrically conducting material; and ii) a first substrate layer on which the antenna layer is disposed. The antenna assembly further comprises a housing in which the multilayer structure is disposed. The housing is adapted for attachment to a surface of the glass structure. A dielectric characteristic of the superstrate layer compensates for a dielectric characteristic of the glass structure in order to reduce the variability of the operating frequency of the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Brockett, Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Duane S. Carper, Raymond G. Acker
  • Patent number: 11428815
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to an autonomous driving system in a vehicle having a radar system with a Non-Line-of-Sight (“NLOS”) correction module to correct for NLOS reflections prior to the radar system identifying targets in a path and a surrounding environment of the vehicle, and a sensor fusion module to receive information from the radar system on the identified targets and compare the information received from the radar system to information received from at least one sensor in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Metawave Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Harrison
  • Patent number: 11431099
    Abstract: A radio frequency antenna array uses lenses and RF elements, to provide ground-based coverage for cellular communication. The antenna array can include two spherical lenses, where each spherical lens has at least two associated RF elements. Each of the RF elements associated with a given lens produces an output beam with an output area. Each lens is positioned with the other lenses in a staggered arrangement. The antenna includes a control mechanism configured to enable a user to move the RF elements along their respective tracks, and automatically phase compensate the output beams produced by the RF elements based on the relative distance between the RF elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Matsing, Inc.
    Inventors: Serquei Matitsine, Leonid Matytsine, Igor Timofeev, John Stewart Wilson
  • Patent number: 11431073
    Abstract: The mounting assembly comprises a base member; a bracket with a portion protruding from the base member; a mounting bending part attached to the protruding portion and including at least one elastic pre-fixing leg, and at least one fixing bending leg; and a tightening member for tightening the mounting bending part to the bracket. The mounting bending part and the protruding portion can be arranged to clamp to each other in a first relative position where the fixing bending leg is between the base member and the protruding portion; and in a second relative position where the pre-fixing elastic leg is between the base member and the protruding portion, and the fixing bending leg is out of a position between the first relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: FICOMIRRORS, S.A.U.
    Inventor: David Gómez Timoneda
  • Patent number: 11387552
    Abstract: An assembly for adjusting an electrically regulated antenna includes a control device, a motor and a cable. The control device is connected with the motor via the cable, and a shielding material in the assembly for adjusting the electrically regulated antenna comprises alum-glass cloth tape. The shielding material composed of the alum-glass cloth tape is used for improving the electromagnetic shielding effect, particularly the passive intermodulation effect, of an electrically regulated antenna system. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing the assembly for adjusting the electrically regulated antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mankun Li, Longquiang Xiao, Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11373081
    Abstract: A process includes providing a first layer, which is made of a non-opaque plastic material having an initial thickness, covering an area of the first layer with a patterned plate, pressing the patterned plate against a first surface of the first layer so as to form first and second regions thereon, with the second region being thicker than the first region, and removing the patterned plate from the first surface. The patterned plate comprises a cavity having a size of that corresponds to a window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jessy Khairallah, Kreangsak Saeingthong, Alice Vermeulin, Anthony Rouch-Paulin
  • Patent number: 11374328
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna device for a vehicle capable of firmly fixing a capacitance loading element. An antenna device 1 for a vehicle includes: an antenna case 5; a capacitance loading element 20 housed in an internal space of the antenna case 5; a capacitance loading element holder 10 including an upper holder 11 and a lower holder 12 and configured to sandwich and hold the capacitance loading element 20 between the upper holder 11 and the lower holder 12; and a metal base 50 configured to hold the lower holder 12. The capacitance loading element 20 includes two elements and a connecting portion that connects the two elements, the connecting portion is provided at a position lower than upper edges of the two elements, the upper holder 11 holds the two elements, and the upper holder 11 and the lower holder 12 sandwich and hold the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Takano, Yoshinori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11365570
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle assembly with a sensor device for detecting an actuation is provided. A handle of the handle assembly has a section which can be gripped from behind and an outer wall that delimits an interior in which an electronic sensor device is arranged and fixed. The handle section is formed with a reduced outer wall thickness in an actuation region and has a deformability that is increased with respect to the remaining sections of the handle. The outer wall thickness is reduced solely on the outer wall face oriented towards the interior. The handle outer wall inner face oriented towards the interior is coated with a metal layer at least in the actuation region. The electronic sensor device comprises at least one inductive distance sensor which lies opposite the metal layer in the interior of the handle to detect a deformation of the opposing outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Beck, Serdal Bitirim, Dirk Mueller, Martin Witte
  • Patent number: 11353546
    Abstract: A radar apparatus includes an antenna unit and a cover unit. The cover unit is arranged at a position through which an electromagnetic wave sent and received by the antenna unit passes. The cover unit has, in an order from closer to the antenna unit, a first dielectric layer formed of a dielectric and a second dielectric layer formed of a dielectric having a dielectric constant different from that of the first dielectric layer. The first dielectric layer is configured to have a thickness not more than that for a maximum external transmittance. The external transmittance indicates a transmittance of an electromagnetic wave, which is emitted in a direction of an incidence angle with respect to the first dielectric layer, which is equal to a maximum sensing angle, when the electromagnetic wave is transmitted through the cover unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Sakai, Kazumasa Sakurai, Kazushi Kawaguchi, Takuya Koya
  • Patent number: 11355846
    Abstract: An antenna structure with wide radiation bandwidth includes a first radiation portion, a ground portion, a connection portion, a second radiation portion, and a feed portion. The ground portion is positioned at a plane perpendicular to plane of the first radiation portion. The ground portion is grounded. The connection portion connects to one side of the first radiation portion. The second radiation portion connects to one side of the connection portion away from the first radiation portion. The feed portion is electrically connected to the connection portion and the second radiation portion for feeding current and signals to the antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Futaijing Precision Electronics (Yantai) Co., Ltd., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Hsiang-Neng Wen, Chi-Sheng Liu, Yung-Yu Tai, Ching-Ling Wu
  • Patent number: 11349205
    Abstract: A communication technique and a system thereof that fuse a 5th generation (5G) communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate in a beyond 4th generation (4G) system to internet of things (IoT) technology are provided. The communication technique and a system thereof may be applied to an intelligent service (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related service) based on 5G communication technology and IoT related technology. Further, a beamforming antenna assembly including a metal structure and particularly, a beamforming antenna assembly that can minimize a communication distortion of a beamforming antenna due to an influence of a metal is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoongeon Kim, Seungtae Ko, Taesik Yang, Juneyong Young
  • Patent number: 11342672
    Abstract: An antenna device that includes a first antenna configured to perform communication using a predetermined frequency band, and a second antenna configured to perform communication using the predetermined frequency band, and the first antenna and the second antenna are arranged such that amplitude directions of radio waves which are output from the first antenna and the second antenna coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BUFFALO INC.
    Inventors: Jun Maruyama, Hirotaka Naruse, Yoshimitsu Kondo
  • Patent number: 11335998
    Abstract: An antenna module is configured to be attached to a ceiling of a vehicle, the antenna module including an antenna and a magnetic body including a pair of walls spaced apart from each other. The antenna is accommodated between the pair of walls. The magnetic body may be disposed on the ceiling of the vehicle such that the magnetic body shields a magnetic field generated by the antenna and directed toward a window of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromichi Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 11329372
    Abstract: A radome (10) for housing an antenna (50), the radome (10) comprising a front portion (30); and a rear portion (20) configured to mate with the front portion (30); wherein the front portion (30) includes a peripheral channel region (31) configured to contain an adhesive sealant (60) and receive a peripheral edge (21) of the rear portion (20) that is partially submerged in the adhesive sealant (60) before it cures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NetComm Wireless Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paul Mathieu
  • Patent number: 11276919
    Abstract: The radome for vehicles comprises a substrate (1) and a cover (2) joined to each other, said radome defining a field of view (F) for a radar, and it is characterized in that the substrate (1) and the cover (2) are made from the same material and in that the substrate (1) and the cover (2) are joined to each other by welding and by a sealing element (4), said sealing element (4) being placed outside said field of view (F). The attachment process is simplified by transferring the water tightness responsibility to the sealing element, while the welding provides the attachment control between the different parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ZANINI AUTO GRUP, S.A.
    Inventors: Augusto Mayer Pujadas, José Sanahuja Clot
  • Patent number: 11268999
    Abstract: A testing bench can be used while testing wireless telecommunications devices. In some examples, the testing bench includes a first surface and a second surface that houses a patch panel, a combiner, and/or an attenuator. The testing bench can be located in a shielded enclosure with at least two conductive radio frequencies (RF) shield layers separated by an insulator material. In some examples, the testing bench may receive a radio signal from a radio source located outside of the shielded enclosure and provide the radio signal to a wireless (UE) device under testing via the patch panel, the combiner and/or the attenuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Oscar Ramses Cummings
  • Patent number: 11251528
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a patch antenna serving as a first antenna; and a second antenna including capacitance loading elements, the capacitance loading elements being located above the patch antenna and also arranged separately in a predetermined direction. Also, an antenna device includes a patch antenna serving as a first antenna; and a second antenna including capacitance loading elements, the capacitance loading elements being located above the patch antenna, and a slit-like cutout part in a predetermined direction being formed in at least one of side edges of the capacitance loading elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Sone
  • Patent number: 11245188
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first dipole antenna, a second loop shaped antenna, a first feed line and a second feed line. The first dipole antenna operates at a first frequency band. The first dipole antenna includes a first portion and a second portion. The second loop shaped antenna operates at a second frequency band different from the first frequency band. A first terminal of the second loop shaped antennal is coupled to a second terminal of the first portion of the first dipole antenna. A second terminal of the second loop shaped antenna is coupled to a first terminal of the second portion of the first dipole antenna. The first feed line is coupled to the second terminal of the first portion of the first dipole antenna. The second feed line is coupled to the first terminal of the second portion of the first dipole antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chung-Hsin Chiang, Yeh-Chun Kao, Shih-Huang Yeh
  • Patent number: 11245197
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a wireless transceiver apparatus and a base station, and pertains to the communications field. The wireless transceiver apparatus includes: a metal carrier and an antenna unit. The antenna unit includes a feeding structure and a radiation patch, where a groove is disposed on the metal carrier, and the antenna unit is disposed in the groove; and the radiation patch is fed by using the feeding structure, and the radiation patch is grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuan Liu, Changshun Deng, Ke Long, Shuchen Zhao, Biao Feng
  • Patent number: 11245205
    Abstract: A mobile antenna array system has a first baseplate with a first groundplane. An elevated second baseplate defines an elevated second groundplane. A plurality of support antennas are positioned between the first baseplate and the elevated second baseplate. The plurality of support antennas comprise multiple antennas configured to work at different frequencies. The plurality of support antennas are coupled to the first and second baseplates in mechanical connections that provide enhanced stability, tight tolerances, repeatability and low cost through the use of printed circuit boards as substrates for one or more of the antennas and baseplates. An elevated GPS antenna is positioned above the elevated second baseplate in use. The elevated GPS antenna is configured to work within a GPS range of frequencies different from the support antenna ranges of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Integrity Microwave, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Loy Smith, Jr., Wesley Dale Sarratt
  • Patent number: 11233318
    Abstract: A vehicle-body-embedded antenna device includes an antenna element, a circuit board, a coil and a ground bracket. The antenna element of a grounded type has an antenna capacitance adapted to function as a capacitive antenna that supports a first frequency band, and main polarization thereof is polarization substantially parallel to the roof surface. The coil is placed on the circuit board and connected to the power feeding part to which the antenna element is connected for making the antenna element to have an antenna length supporting a second frequency band. The ground bracket is directly grounded to a conductive member of the vehicle body which is provided at an angle different from an angle of the roof surface for improving polarization sensitivity of the antenna element substantially perpendicular to the roof surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Imamura, Ryuji Kobayashi, Jun Ishida
  • Patent number: 11223114
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an example telematics system for a vehicle. The example telematics system comprises a plurality of antennae capable of sending and receiving wireless signals, the plurality of antennae including a primary antenna and a backup antenna positioned adjacent to the primary antenna. The primary antenna comprises a three-dimensional antenna, and the backup antenna comprises a two-dimensional antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jinu Kim, Hao Xu, Hao Liu, Lilly Luk, Ram Iyer
  • Patent number: 11223113
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for mounting on the roof of a recreational vehicle includes a planar antenna structure configured to receive UHF/VHF signals and a shark fin shaped body sized to surround the planar antenna structure vertically oriented relative to the vehicle. The body includes a mounting flange adapted to be fastened to the roof of the vehicle, and a cover attached to the body to completely enclose the planar antenna structure. The cover includes a flange extending from a bottom surface of the cover for engagement within a complementary opening in the roof of the vehicle. The antenna structure includes a printed circuit board with electrical terminals extending therefrom into the flange for connection to TV cables of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Steiner Enterprises
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hicks, Donald E. DeWitt, Joshua E. DeWitt
  • Patent number: 11199609
    Abstract: A radar cover includes, a transparent member which has an extension recess recessed toward a front surface side from the back surface, extending along the back surface, and having a paint layer formed on an inner wall surface thereof. The inner wall surface of the extension recess has, a first connection surface disposed on a first side in an orthogonal cross section with respect to an extension direction of the extension recess and connected to the back surface, a second connection surface disposed on a second side in the orthogonal cross section and connected to the back surface, and an intermediate surface connected to each of the first connection surface and the second connection surface and having a main design surface disposed such that a direction in which the main design surface is oriented is different from each of the first connection surface and the second connection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: FALTEC CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Ochiai, Koushirou Oota
  • Patent number: 11196171
    Abstract: Antenna assemblies, such as RADAR or other sensor antenna assemblies for vehicles. In some embodiments, the assembly may comprise an antenna block defining a waveguide groove on a first side of the antenna block with opposing rows of posts positioned opposite from one another. A plurality of antenna slots may be positioned in the waveguide groove and may extend from the first side of the antenna block to a second side of the antenna block opposite the first side. A PCB or other means for generating electromagnetic energy may be coupled with the antenna block and be configured to feed the waveguide groove with an EM signal. The plurality of antenna slots formed in the antenna block may be configured to radiate electromagnetic energy from the antenna block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Veoneer US, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott B. Doyle, Angelos Alexanian, Konstantinos Konstantinidis
  • Patent number: 11183749
    Abstract: In one example, an antenna system is described. The antenna system includes a primary antenna on an aircraft. The primary antenna is mechanically steerable and has an asymmetric antenna beam pattern with a narrow beamwidth axis and a wide beamwidth axis at boresight. The antenna system also includes a secondary antenna on the aircraft, the secondary antenna including an array of antenna elements. The antenna system also includes an antenna selection system to control communication of a signal between the aircraft and a target satellite via the primary antenna and the secondary antenna. The antenna selection system switches communication of the signal from the primary antenna to the secondary antenna when a performance characteristic for communication with the target satellite satisfies a threshold due to a position of the aircraft relative to the target satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VIASAT, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance B. Diamond, Donald L. Runyon, Eric L. Cross
  • Patent number: 11177574
    Abstract: A method includes determining an operating frequency of an antenna at a component of the antenna. The method includes determining, at the component of the antenna, a filter node of a plurality of filter nodes to activate to tune the antenna to the operating frequency. The method includes transmitting power to the filter node, wherein the power is transmitted via a first optical fiber. The method also includes sending a signal from the component to a light source. The activation of the light source sends an optical signal to the filter node. The filter node adjusts a characteristic of a radiating element coupled to the filter node using the power responsive to the optical signal. Adjustment of the characteristic facilitates tuning the antenna to the operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 11171404
    Abstract: An antenna includes a flat conductor, and the flat conductor includes a first slot extending in a first direction, a second slot connected to the first slot and extending in a second direction, a third slot connected to the first slot and including another end that is open through an outer edge of the conductor, the third slot extending to one side of the first slot opposite from the second slot, and a fourth slot connected to the second slot, the fourth slot extending to one side of the second slot opposite from the first slot, wherein the third slot has a wide portion, and the fourth slot has a wide portion, and the outer edge includes an inclined portion inclined with respect to a virtual line that passes through the another end of the third slot and that is perpendicular to a direction in which the third slot extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Shoichi Takeuchi, Naoki Hashimoto, Hideaki Shoji
  • Patent number: 11165135
    Abstract: An antenna unit for glass according to the present invention is installed on the indoor side of a glass sheet, and transmits and receives electromagnetic waves at the indoor side through the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: AGC Inc., NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hiramatsu, Ryuta Sonoda, Osamu Kagaya, Kentaro Oka, Akira Saito, Kensuke Miyachi, Akinobu Ueda, Yoshiyuki Kawano, Jun Andou, Taku Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11152692
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a case, a first antenna and a second antenna including a capacitance loading element. The capacitance loading element includes a turning-around area turning around in a front-rear direction on at least one of a front side and a rear side thereof. When the turning-around area is provided on the front side, at least part of the first antenna is situated in front of the turning-around area. When the turning-around area is provided on the rear side, at least part of the first antenna is situated behind the turning-around area. When the turning-around area is provided on the front side and on the rear side, at least part of the first antenna is situated at least one of in front of the turning-around area on the front side and behind the turning-around area on the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Terashita, Motohisa Ono
  • Patent number: 11152697
    Abstract: A dual broadband and multiband antenna system of reduced dimension may be used as external antenna for vehicles. The antenna system includes first and second radiating elements and a flat ground plane in common with the two radiating elements. The two radiating elements are placed above an upper surface of the ground plane, and each radiating element is folded and has a vertical and horizontal surface. The vertical surfaces of the two radiating elements are substantially orthogonal to the ground plane and substantially parallel to each other. The horizontal surfaces of the two radiating elements are substantially coplanar and substantially parallel to the ground plane. The antenna system is preferably adapted to operate on the LTE communication network and provides 5G communication services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNAS, S.L.U.
    Inventor: Marc Imbert Villa
  • Patent number: 11139573
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a horizontal GPS patch antenna element and a vertical IFF antenna element providing simultaneous high performance IFF communication and GPS reception with minimal IFF to GPS interference. The IFF element can be a monopole element. A second monopole co-linear with the IFF element can provide simultaneous UHF communication. In embodiments, the assembly is a blade that can replace an existing IFF blade on an aircraft or other asset. Separate IFF and GPS connectors can be provided, or a single connecter can be shared using an integral diplexer. Embodiments include a GPS preamplifier integral with the blade. In other embodiments, the IFF element is an annular slot transponder that is centered on the GPS patch element. System embodiments include bandpass filters and/or GPS blanking to further protect the GPS receiver from IFF transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Schay, John Cosenza, Michael S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 11121474
    Abstract: Described herein is a low profile radiator (LPR) manufactured using additive manufacturing technology (AMT). Such an AMT radiator is suitable for use in an array antenna which may be fabricated using AMT manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: John P. Haven, Thomas V. Sikina, Peter J. Adams, James E. Benedict
  • Patent number: 11121455
    Abstract: A transport mechanism and an antenna arrangement for facilitating the transmission/reception of a portable wireless communication device temporarily arranged in a passenger compartment of a transport. The antenna arrangement includes a supporting body having a shelf area and a flat antenna having an interface, wherein the shelf area holds the wireless communication terminal, the flat antenna is arranged parallel to the shelf area on or in the supporting body, and the interface connects via a wiring harness of the transport to an external antenna of the transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Ulrich Stege
  • Patent number: 11121457
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a case, a first antenna and a second antenna including a capacitance loading element. The capacitance loading element includes a turning-around area turning around in a front-rear direction on at least one of a front side and a rear side thereof. When the turning-around area is provided on the front side, at least part of the first antenna is situated in front of the turning-around area. When the turning-around area is provided on the rear side, at least part of the first antenna is situated behind the turning-around area. When the turning-around area is provided on the front side and on the rear side, at least part of the first antenna is situated at least one of in front of the turning-around area on the front side and behind the turning-around area on the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Terashita, Motohisa Ono
  • Patent number: 11108141
    Abstract: Disclosed are patch antennas, systems and methods for embedding a patch antenna between two layers, such as two layers of glass. The glass layers may be a vehicle windshield. An embedded portion of an antenna substrate supporting the patch antenna may be embedded between the two layers, and an exposed portion of the antenna substrate may extend outward from the two layers. The embedded portion of the antenna substrate may support the patch antenna, and the exposed portion of the antenna substrate may support a coplanar waveguide and a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Vladimir Furlan
  • Patent number: 11088464
    Abstract: A slot array antenna includes: first and second conductive members; and a ridge-shaped waveguide member on the second conductive member and conductive rods surrounding it. The waveguide member has a waveguide face which is opposed to a conductive surface of the first conductive member and which extends along a first direction. The first conductive member includes first and second slot groups each arranged along the first direction. The second conductive member has a throughhole which splits the waveguide member into first and second ridges. Some slots in the first and second slot groups are connected to a waveguide within the throughhole via a waveguide extending between the waveguide face of the first ridge and the conductive surface, and the remaining slots are connected to the waveguide within the throughhole via a waveguide extending between the waveguide face of the second ridge and the conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, WGR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Sato, Hiroyuki Kamo, Hideki Kirino
  • Patent number: 11088441
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna system is described. The antenna system includes a primary antenna on an aircraft. The primary antenna is mechanically steerable and has an asymmetric antenna beam pattern with a narrow beamwidth axis and a wide beamwidth axis at boresight. The antenna system also includes a secondary antenna on the aircraft, the secondary antenna including an array of antenna elements. The antenna system also includes an antenna selection system to control communication of a signal between the aircraft and a target satellite via the primary antenna and the secondary antenna. The antenna selection system switches communication of the signal from the primary antenna to the secondary antenna when an amount of interference with an adjacent satellite reaches a threshold due to the wide beamwidth axis of the asymmetric antenna beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance B. Diamond, Donald L. Runyon
  • 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: 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: 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: 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