Rod Type Patents (Class 343/715)
  • Patent number: 11225201
    Abstract: A support assembly includes a first support member, a second support member, and/or a rod. The first support member and/or the second support member may be connected via the rod. The first support member and/or the second support member may be configured to move longitudinally along the rod. The first support member and/or the second support member may be configured to rotate about the rod. The first support member and/or the second support member may be configured to selectively engage a track. The first support member may include a first contact member and/or a third contact member. The second support member may include a second contact member and/or a fourth contact member. The first contact member may be configured to move with the third contact member, and/or the second contact member may be configured to move with the fourth contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Antoine Moulin
  • Patent number: 11228083
    Abstract: A quick action connector comprises a quick action base and a cam lock, wherein: the quick action base comprises a retaining sleeve, a base body, at least two rivets, a disk, and a biasing spring; and the cam lock comprises a cam arm having a tapered end with rivet slots, wherein the rivets extend from an inner diameter of the retaining sleeve, the spring biases the disk the rivets when the cam arm is not inserted into the base and biases the disk against the tapered end of the cam arm when the cam lock is inserted in the base and rotated such that the rivet slots engage the rivets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Stehlik
  • Patent number: 11177560
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a roof panel; an antenna disposed on an edge portion of one side the roof panel; and a vector transformer extending from the edge portion of one side of the roof panel to an outside of the roof panel. A surface area of the vector transformer may be smaller than that of the roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Dongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10992036
    Abstract: A portable communication device and antenna device with removeable matching circuit is provided. The antenna device includes: a base; an antenna element; an electrical connector at the base; a matching circuit removably positioned between the electrical connector and the antenna element, the electrical connector and the antenna element in electrical communication via the matching circuit; and a shell removably attached to the base, the shell surrounding and protecting the matching circuit. The portable communication device includes the antenna device, for example removably attached to an antenna receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Christopher Jan, Lee Huang Ng, Alexander Oon, Ming Yeh Koh, Moheinvarman Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10937571
    Abstract: A bushing includes: an elongate electrical conductor; an insulation layer arranged around the elongate electrical conductor; an electrically conducting sleeve coaxially arranged with the electrical conductor; and a ring shaped printed circuit board with electrical components coaxially arranged around the electrical conductor. The sleeve and the printed circuit board are embedded in the insulation layer. The ring shaped printed circuit board is positioned in an axial direction between both ends of the electrically conducting sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Ranjit Jadhav, Arend Lammers, Rahul Pingale, Amritendu Das
  • Patent number: 10873357
    Abstract: A smart attachment, or more particularly a wireless beacon for coupling with at least one of an attachment and a work vehicle that operates in rugged environments. The beacon comprises a cylindrical housing with a proximal surface and a distal surface coupled with a fastener. This beacon may further comprise a power source, a printed circuit board, an antenna, and an accelerometer, all located within the cylindrical housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Keith N. Chaston, Brent A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10659104
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing the status of a communication link between an interior relay antenna and an exterior relay antenna of a motor vehicle. The method includes measuring a first voltage value defined between the midpoint of the electrical circuit and the second ground when the switch is in the open position, measuring a second voltage value defined between the midpoint of the electrical circuit and the second ground when the switch is in the closed position, calculating the value of the variable resistor from the first measured voltage value, from the second measured voltage value, from the value of the voltage defined across the terminals of the voltage source and from the values of the first resistor and of the second resistor, and diagnosing the status of the communication link on the basis of the calculated value of the variable resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Automotive France, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Laurent Grellat, Frédéric Loiselle, Laurent Vaysset
  • Patent number: 10476532
    Abstract: A multiplexer includes a common terminal connected to an inductance element at a connection path with an antenna element, filter elements including different pass bands and connected to the antenna element with the common terminal therebetween, and an inductance element arranged in series between a transmission filter with a largest capacitance when viewed from the antenna side among the filter elements and the common terminal. An inductive component of the inductance element and a capacitive component of the transmission filter element define an LC series resonant circuit, and a resonant frequency of the LC series resonant circuit is lower than any of pass bands of the filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Araki
  • Patent number: 10413433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for connecting a medical implant to an insertion aid, comprising: a first spiral connecting device at the proximal end of the medical implant, a second spiral connecting device at the distal end of the insertion aid, a core wire, which in a first operating state of the system fixes the first spiral connecting device and the second spiral connecting device in relation to one another, wherein in the first operating state the first spiral connecting device and the second spiral connecting device at least partially engage in one another and the core wire extends through the first spiral connecting device and the second spiral connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PFM MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Joachim Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10347975
    Abstract: A third brake light antenna adapter includes an antenna base attached to a spacer that is installed between the vehicle third brake light and the third brake light opening. The spacer is provided with gaskets, substantially identical to the OEM third brake light gaskets, which provide weatherproof seals between the spacer and the vehicle and between the spacer and the third brake light. Special support brackets enable the spacer to grip the inside of the vehicle passenger compartment to hold it securely to the vehicle without extensive modifications to the vehicle structure itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Neal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kennieth Neal
  • Patent number: 10305453
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry and control circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include an antenna with an inverted-F antenna resonating element formed from portions of a peripheral conductive electronic device housing structure and may have an antenna ground that is separated from the antenna resonating element by a gap. The antenna may include a first adjustable component coupled between the antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground on a first side of the antenna feed and a second adjustable component coupled between the antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground on a second side of the antenna feed. Control circuitry in the electronic device may adjust the first and second adjustable components between a first tuning mode, a second tuning mode, and a third tuning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Edwards, Yijun Zhou, Yiren Wang, Hao Xu, Ming-Ju Tsai, Victor C. Lee, Liang Han, Matthew A. Mow, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10236567
    Abstract: A third brake light antenna adapter includes an antenna base attached to a spacer that is installed between the vehicle third brake light and the third brake light opening. The spacer is provided with gaskets, substantially identical to the OEM third brake light gaskets, which provide weatherproof seals between the spacer and the vehicle and between the spacer and the third brake light. Special support brackets enable the spacer to grip the inside of the vehicle passenger compartment to hold it securely to the vehicle without extensive modifications to the vehicle structure itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Neal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kennieth Neal
  • Patent number: 10109923
    Abstract: A complex antenna configured to transmit or receive radio-frequency signals includes a first antenna unit and a second antenna unit. The first antenna unit is fixed to the second antenna unit with a first included angle, and the complex antenna does not have a closed annular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Geng Jan, Chieh-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10090583
    Abstract: A third brake light antenna adapter includes an antenna base attached to a spacer that is installed between the vehicle third brake light and the third brake light opening. The spacer is provided with gaskets, substantially identical to the OEM third brake light gaskets, which provide weatherproof seals between the spacer and the vehicle and between the spacer and the third brake light. Special support brackets enable the spacer to grip the inside of the vehicle passenger compartment to hold it securely to the vehicle without extensive modifications to the vehicle structure itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Neal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kennieth Neal
  • Patent number: 10062959
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roof antenna (1) comprising a base plate (5) and an outer hood (3) for mounting on a roof (2) of a vehicle, the roof antenna (1) having a fastening mechanism (8) comprising a mounting screw (81) and a fastening claw (82) interacting therewith, characterized in that the base plate (5) forms a socket (83) on which the fastening claw (82) is fixed, and the fastening claw (82) forms a seat cavity (87) for the mounting screw (81), the seat cavity being free prior to insertion of the mounting screw (81) and filled by the mounting screw (81) after insertion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HIRSCHMANN CAR COMMUNICATION GMBH
    Inventor: David Silva
  • Patent number: 10033090
    Abstract: A digital radio receiver system is provided as a single module for retro-fit connection to the external antenna connector of a vehicle or the like. The system includes an antenna connected to a radio receiver which is configured to scan and receive digital radio channels through the antenna. There is also a wireless communications module for wirelessly transmitting to an external display and control unit information relating to the available channels and for receiving back a selected channel. A transmitter is provided for decoding a selected channel and transmitting it as a modulated signal down a wired feed from the eternal antenna connector to an analog radio head unit for output on a given channel. A renewable energy unit is provided on the module for powering the receiver, communications module and transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEW DAWN INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Merricks, Dan Copley
  • Patent number: 9960833
    Abstract: A method for attaching a relay module to a fire hydrant comprises positioning the relay module adjacent to the fire hydrant, the fire hydrant comprising a hydrant body and a bonnet coupled to the hydrant body by a plurality of fasteners, the bonnet mounted on top of the hydrant body, the relay module comprising a radio housing defining a top surface, a mast connected to the radio housing and extending upwards from the top surface, and a mounting bracket attached to the top surface, the mounting bracket engageable with the hydrant body; and securing the relay module to the fire hydrant such that the mounting bracket and a portion of the top surface is positioned beneath the bonnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Edward C. Parish, James Ola Williams, David Edwin Splitz
  • Patent number: 9917603
    Abstract: A multiplexer includes a common terminal connected to an inductance element at a connection path with an antenna element, filter elements including different pass bands and connected to the antenna element with the common terminal therebetween, and an inductance element arranged in series between a transmission filter with a largest capacitance when viewed from the antenna side among the filter elements and the common terminal. An inductive component of the inductance element and a capacitive component of the transmission filter element define an LC series resonant circuit, and a resonant frequency of the LC series resonant circuit is lower than any of pass bands of the filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Araki
  • Patent number: 9882287
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a vehicle that includes an AM/FM mast antenna element for AM/FM signals and a WiFi or DSRC antenna element positioned at a tip of the mast, where the antenna assembly is mounted to a vehicle roof and where the WiFi or DSRC antenna element extends above a roof line of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Donald K. Grimm, Duane S. Carper
  • Patent number: 9859605
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a round plug having a rotation mechanism section on one end thereof, where round plug is removably attached to a round jack arranged in an electronic apparatus; and a rod antenna element. In the antenna device, the rod antenna element is connected to the rotation mechanism section of the round plug and rotatable in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Mukai, Yoshitaka Yoshino, Chisato Komori, Yuuji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9853354
    Abstract: To provide a sleeve antenna that can be attached to a chassis while maintaining favorable antenna gain even when using a small circuit board, and a wireless communication device. The sleeve antenna includes: a coaxial feed line 12; a radiating portion 14 that has a predetermined length and results from removing an outer conductor 30 at a tip portion of the coaxial feed line 12; and a sleeve 10 that has a predetermined length and covers the coaxial feed line 12 from a proximal end of the radiating portion 14 toward a direction opposite to the radiating portion 14. At least one of the radiating portion 14 and the sleeve 10 has a bent portion 36 in at least a portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shunsuke Koyama
  • Patent number: 9812763
    Abstract: Mounting systems and apparatus are provided for attaching a mast to a structure at a desired orientation. The mounting apparatus includes a base support and a ball mount. The base support can be rigidly attached to a portion of the structure. The ball mount receives a ball associated with the mast to thereby allow the mast to be positioned and maintained at the desired orientation. The mounting apparatus may be used, for example, for attaching a digital broadcast satellite (DBS) antenna to a fascia or other portion of a home or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: DISH Network LLC
    Inventor: Glen Singer
  • Patent number: 9742061
    Abstract: A swivel mount apparatus and method for installing a swivel mount apparatus on a vehicle. The swivel mount apparatus includes a first member, a second member rotatably coupled to the first member, and a mounting post affixed to the first member and extending upwardly relative to the first member, wherein the mounting post receives the second member. A receiving space is defined by the second member and receives an accessory, such that the accessory may be adjusted relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Barry W. Knight
  • Patent number: 9520640
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a top load multi-band monopole antenna that is utilized with an integrated electromagnetic coupling feed wire and resonator combination achieving broad band and multi-band performance for multiple frequency spectrums. The top loaded monopole can utilize 450-520 MHz, 698 through 960 MHz and 1000 through 3000 MHz bands contiguously and simultaneously by implementation of the coupling feed wire and resonator combination. The electromagnetically coupled top load resonator in conjunction with the lower monopole resonator section matches impedance for both low frequency and high frequency range operation. A flexible radome housing structure augments impact resistance by permitting the monopole radiator aperture to flex under mechanical load while maintaining reliable signal transmission and reception properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Electro-Magwave, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Truthan
  • Patent number: 9515371
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided of antenna mounting assemblies and vehicles that include such assemblies. In one aspect, an antenna mounting base for supporting a vehicle antenna with respect to a vehicle body panel that defines a panel aperture comprises: an antenna mounting portion; a flange extending from a surface of the antenna mounting base; and at least one tab defining a recess with the flange, the recess being sized and configured to mateably engage at least a portion of the body panel that borders the panel aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Brian O'Neal
  • Patent number: 9490530
    Abstract: A NFC antenna assembly and a mobile communication device are provided. The NFC antenna assembly including: a shell, a connecting device and an antenna circuit, the connecting device includes a female connector and a male connector configured to connect with the female connector via a snap-fit connection, and the antenna circuit formed on the shell and the male connector and defining first and second ends which are adapted to electrically connect with the female connector via the male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Yajuan Chen, Jiangang Zhou, Dajun Chen
  • Patent number: 9306527
    Abstract: Scalar-longitudinal waves (SLWs) may be transmitted and/or received. A first apparatus configured to transmit and/or receive SLWs may include a linear first conductor configured to operate as a linear monopole antenna at a first operating frequency. The first apparatus may include a tubular second conductor coaxially aligned with the first conductor and an annular balun configured to cancel most or all return current on an outer surface of the second conductor during operation such that the first conductor transmits or receives SLWs. A second apparatus configured to transmit and/or receive scalar-longitudinal waves may include a bifilar coil formed in an alternating fashion of a first conductor and a second conductor such that an electrical current in the coil will propagate in opposite directions in adjacent turns of the coil thereby cancelling any magnetic field so that during operation the coil transmits or receives SLWs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GRADIENT DYNAMICS LLC
    Inventor: Lee M. Hively
  • Patent number: 9293803
    Abstract: The mount allows an antenna to be fitted to an inaccessible side of a panel from an accessible side, through a knockout. An antenna and cable are first fitted to the mount. The mount has clips that can be squeezed inwards so that it can be inserted into the knockout, and then released so that they retain the mount from the far side of the panel. Stops on the mount prevent it from being inserted too far. The tabs may be squeezed with finger pressure only so that the mount can be fitted in restricted locations where access is difficult, such as in an electrical breaker box. The mount can easily be removed by squeezing the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Neurio Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Colby Gore, Jonathan Mark Hallam, Christopher Hennig, Derek Disanjh, Hugh Patterson, Josh Usher
  • Patent number: 9083078
    Abstract: An apparatus for fastening an antenna to several vehicles which have restrictive placement locations is disclosed. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a mounting bracket and a shelf bracket; where the mounting bracket is adapted to be securely attached to several vehicles. An antenna mounts on the shelf bracket and the shelf bracket is adapted to be oriented to a preferred antenna position and to be securely attached to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Adam Stolz, Dean Jones, Ralph Ausbrooks, John Morgan, Kevin Broe, Matthew Juhl, Garric Henry, Robert Huggins, Michael Schumm
  • Publication number: 20150130674
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a motor vehicle particularly has an antenna rod and an antenna base module. The antenna base module is arranged between an outer panel component of the vehicle body and a vehicle body shell component. Furthermore, the antenna rod is arranged on an exterior side of the outer panel component of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ali JENAIAH
  • Patent number: 9000990
    Abstract: Antenna assembly for providing HF radio communication in two different operating modes. The antenna assembly includes a whip antenna and at least two antenna wire segments. The whip antenna establishes short range HF radio communication with a communication target, via ground wave or low-efficiency skywave propagation, allowing communication when the antenna assembly is in motion. The antenna wire segments are deployable to form an inverted-V antenna using the whip antenna as a center mast. The inverted-V antenna establishes short or medium range HF radio communication with a communication target, via NVIS or directional skywave propagation, allowing rapid deployment of the antenna wire segments when the antenna assembly is stationary. The antenna assembly may be mounted aboard a mobile platform, such as a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Yitzick Magid
  • Patent number: 8988295
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a base assembly includes a printed circuit board and a balun coupled to the printed circuit. The printed circuit board and balun are configured to be operable for providing impedance matching via a matching network that includes a first inductor, a second inductor, and a concentric capacitance. The base assembly is operable for providing a multiband antenna assembly with impedance matching simultaneously with more than one frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad M Swais, Robert K Antonio, Tam Hung Chau
  • Publication number: 20150015444
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted replacement antenna includes an antenna holder, an antenna element, a connecting shaft and a concealed screw. The concealed screw is embedded into a concealed screw hole of a cylindrical portion of the antenna holder, and a distal end of the concealed screw is pressed against a bottom surface of a ring groove of a hook shaft portion, so that the antenna holder is mounted on the connecting shaft so as to be prevented from rotation. Or the concealed screw is screwed into the concealed screw hole, and the distal end of the concealed screw is spaced from a bottom surface of the ring groove and hooked on a side surface of the ring groove, so that the antenna holder is mounted on the connecting shaft so as to be rotatable and unremovable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Eiji MIYAJIMA
  • Patent number: 8933850
    Abstract: A tri-band antenna (10) is provided having a pair of antenna elements (12, 14), in which the first antenna element (14) operates in a first UHF frequency band, and the second antenna element (12) operates in a second VHF band and a third cellular frequency band. The bottom end (12a, 14a) of each of the antenna elements (12, 14) is fixed into a first member (16) from which the antenna elements extend parallel and spaced apart from each other to their different respective heights. A second member (13) couples the antenna elements (12, 14) to each other at a distance from the first member (16) to adjust the operation of the tri-band antenna (10) in at least the UHF band. A base member (19) is provided for mounting the tri-band antenna (10) along a surface of a vehicle. A signal feed member (20) extends through the base member (19) and has one end (20a) attached to the first member (16) and another end (20b) providing a RF connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: STI-CO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Goetz, Richard W. Leach
  • Patent number: 8878734
    Abstract: An antenna support structure for a remote vehicle comprises a tubular mast configured to demonstrate a non-linear response to radial force. The mast is rigid and configured to hold an antenna approximately perpendicular to a base of the mast at equilibrium during operation of the remote vehicle and elastically buckle in response to a predetermined radial force on the antenna. The support structure is also configured to return to equilibrium once the predetermined radial force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventor: Eddie Williams
  • Patent number: 8860615
    Abstract: Disclosed is a type of antenna for vehicles that is protected by having a cap fitted-onto an antenna cover that covers an antenna element thereof, wherein coming-off of the cap is prevented from happening. The antenna for vehicles, which is comprised by having an antenna rod mounted onto an antenna base, is provided with: a conductive rod element that is formed within the antenna rod, and connected to the antenna base; a joint section that covers at least the side face of the rod element in the axis direction thereof, and that comprises an inner-side cylinder that is formed in the vicinity of an end section at the opposite side of the antenna base and further comprises a joint engaging section, and an outer-side cylinder that is formed at the outer side of the inner-side cylinder; and a rod cap that comprises a cop engaging section for engaging with the joint engaging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Harada Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinsong Wang, Toshiro Yokoyama, Toshihiro Iwabuchi, Junichi Kawahata
  • Patent number: 8810463
    Abstract: Pedestrian transportable antenna systems can include an antenna mount and an antenna for satellite based or other communication mounted on a top face of the antenna mount. A bottom face of the antenna mount may be attached to a bendable rigid rod that is sufficiently rigid to provide support for the mounted antenna such that a user can walk around with the antenna deployed while the bendable rigid rod of the antenna system is mounted to the user's back (e.g., mounting into a back portion of a vest or flak jacket). The bendable rigid rod is sufficiently rigid to support the antenna without allowing the rod to “flop” over under the load of the antenna. At the same time, the rod is sufficiently bendable so as to permit the system to be drawn closer into a user's body when the antenna is not deployed (e.g., while stepping into a vehicle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Kirkham
  • Patent number: 8779996
    Abstract: An antenna operable over a predetermined range of frequency includes a transmission line, a transformer network connected to one end of the transmission line, and at least one ferrite/powder iron network connected to an opposite end of the transformer network. The ferrite/powder iron network changes the effective electrical length of the antenna such that as the frequency of operation changes, the current distribution above and below the network changes in corresponding manner. A second ferrite/powder iron network may be serially positioned with respect to the other network, wherein both function to reduce the current thereabove. Accordingly, as the frequency of operation increases, the electrical height of the antenna decreases. The network also encompasses a way to safely dissipate otherwise destructive heat created by the operation of the antenna system at high radio-frequency power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gary A. Martek, Henry R. Jarman
  • Patent number: 8779982
    Abstract: A portable wireless device which effectively uses a space in a case while maintaining communication qualities by reducing antenna gain deterioration even when a plurality of antennas of different frequency bands are arranged adjacent to each other. The portable wireless device is provided with patterns for adding a band disturbing element, which is composed of beads and a parallel resonance circuit, to a part where one side of an antenna pattern of a magnetic field antenna is closed to between the main antenna and the magnetic field antenna is more easily generated. The band disturbing element may be composed of ferrite core or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Waku, Kunihiko Watanabe, Shin Takahashi, Tadashi Koyama
  • Patent number: 8773325
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: an upright antenna rod connected electrically to and extending upward from a connector; an outer casing mounted on the connector for covering the antenna rod; and a conductive member disposed in the outer casing. The conductive member has an intermediate connecting portion connected electrically to a top of the antenna rod, and two spaced apart sensing portions extending respectively and downward from opposite sides of the intermediate connecting portion toward the connector such that the antenna rod is disposed between the sensing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mascot Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Tien Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140015717
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of antenna mast assemblies, which may be configured for multiband operation for automobiles or other vehicular applications. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna mast assembly generally includes a coil radiator including a first coil portion and a second coil portion. The antenna mast assembly also includes a support having a first end portion, a second end portion, a first protruding portion, and a second protruding portion. The coil radiator is disposed about at least a portion of the support such that the first coil portion is between the first protruding portion and the first end portion of the support, and such that the second coil portion is between the second protruding portion and the second end portion of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John V. Kowalewicz, Ayman Duzdar, Zhigao Chen, Hasan Yasin, Liangguo Song, Gary Keith Reed, Ankit Ramnik Gogri
  • Publication number: 20130342406
    Abstract: Antenna assembly for providing HF radio communication in two different operating modes. The antenna assembly includes a whip antenna and at least two antenna wire segments. The whip antenna establishes short range HF radio communication with a communication target, via ground wave or low-efficiency skywave propagation, allowing communication when the antenna assembly is in motion. The antenna wire segments are deployable to form an inverted-V antenna using the whip antenna as a center mast. The inverted-V antenna establishes short or medium range HF radio communication with a communication target, via NVIS or directional skywave propagation, allowing rapid deployment of the antenna wire segments when the antenna assembly is stationary. The antenna assembly may be mounted aboard a mobile platform, such as a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yitzick Magid
  • Patent number: 8610640
    Abstract: An antenna system suitable for marine SSB radio. The system includes a plurality of insulated conductors each having a first end and a second end; the first ends of the conductors are connected at a connection point. The insulated conductors are disposed within a tubing segment, which is sealed with a plug proximate to the connection point. A conductor connected to the connection point extends through the plug is configured for connection to a SSB radio tuner. In an embodiment, each of the conductors has a length greater than that of the tubing segment, and thus has a loop within the tubing segment. Each of the conductors advantageously has a different length, with the lengths of the conductors corresponding to quarter-wavelength antenna elements covering a frequency range of about 2 MHz to about 28 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Eugene Carlton Nichols
  • Patent number: 8610631
    Abstract: An antenna rod for a rod antenna arrangement on a vehicle body, which serves as the ground of the rod antenna arrangement, for electromechanical connection with the electromechanical base connector of a low plastic base part. This base connector is affixed to the vehicle body which part contains the further antenna circuit that is connected to the electromechanical base connector. The antenna rod contains a plastic rod to which an antenna coil is applied. At the lower end of the plastic rod and parallel to its rod axis, an extended electrically conductive element is guided as a coupling conductor, for electromagnetic coupling to the antenna coil, with an overlap of multiple but at least two windings of the antenna coil. The coupling conductor is galvanically separated from the antenna coil by means of a low-loss insulator, to create capacitive coupling to the antenna coil. The coupling conductor, the low-loss insulator, and the antenna rod are connected with one another in mechanically firm manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi Delco Electronics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lindenmeier, Heinz Lindenmeier, Leopold Reiter, Jochen Hopf
  • Patent number: 8536856
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for detecting stray voltage anomalies in electric fields are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for detecting an electrical field may comprise: at least one sensor probe for generating data corresponding to an electrical field detected by the at least one sensor probe, wherein the at least one sensor probe comprises at least one electrode; a processor, coupled to the at least one sensor probe, for analyzing the data to identify a voltage anomaly in the electric field; and an indicator, coupled to the processor, for alerting a user to a presence of the voltage anomaly in the electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Power Survey LLC
    Inventors: David Kalokitis, Leonard Joshua Schultz, Christos Alkiviadis Polyzois, Vincent Paragano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8537061
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a radio communication system comprises a removable antenna platform and an antenna interface bulkhead connected to a roof of a locomotive. The antenna platform includes a blind mate connector connected to an antenna mount. The antenna mount is connected to a ground plane. The antenna interface bulkhead includes a blind mate connector configured to mate with the blind mate connector of the antenna platform when the antenna platform is attached to the antenna interface bulkhead. The antenna interface bulkhead is configured to attach to the antenna platform in one orientation. Thus, one or more antennas may be quickly attached to or removed from the roof of the locomotive reducing maintenance time for the locomotive when an antenna upgrade may be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Mark Corwin, Gerard Cafferty, Timothy John Opalka
  • Patent number: 8519897
    Abstract: A low-profile antenna assembly includes at least two antennas co-located under a cover. At least one of the at least two antennas includes an antenna configured for use with AM/FM radio. And, at least one of the at least two antennas includes an antenna configured for use with at least one or more of SDARS, GPS, cell phones, Wi-Fi, DAB-VHF-III, DAB-L, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayman Duzdar, Gary Keith Reed, Thomas Arthur Shirley, David Allen Swartwood
  • Patent number: 8514137
    Abstract: A composite antenna device includes a rod antenna for receiving AM/FM radio broadcasting and a patch antenna for a radio wave of satellite broadcasting that is transmitted from a satellite and is higher than the AM/FM broadcasting, the patch antenna is arranged side by side at a position with a distance from the rod antenna shorter than a wavelength of the radio wave of the satellite broadcasting, and a feeding point that supplies power to the patch antenna is provided at a position displaced from a front end of the patch antenna only by a length according to a distance L between the antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouichi Tateno
  • Patent number: 8511634
    Abstract: An antenna holder to be mounted on a car body part of a motor vehicle having an opening, in particular a motor vehicle roof, having an antenna base and an anchoring device projecting beyond the antenna base, whose outer cross section is smaller than the opening cross section of the opening. The preassembled anchoring device includes an anchoring claw having a plurality of spreadable arms, a spreading element for spreading apart the arms and an actuating member for the approach of the spreading element to the antenna base while the spreading apart of the arms takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Blaupunkt Antenna System GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Henry Lerchner
  • Patent number: 8462059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle antenna with a bottom part, comprising a metallic base area, a top latched with the bottom part, and a printed circuit board held between the bottom part and the top and carrying at least one transmission or receiver element, wherein the top has at least one latching hook for latching into a mounting opening of a body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Wilhelm Sihn jr. GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Marco Schnuerer