Body-attached Or Connected Patents (Class 343/718)
  • Patent number: 11366431
    Abstract: A multi-function input interface for an electronic device. The multi-function input interface including a conductive portion to transceive a signal through the input interface. The input interface includes a positional element to detect a user input to the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aycan Erentok, Rajashree Raji Baskaran
  • Patent number: 11355863
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate having a display area and a non-display area at a periphery of the display area; at least one unit antenna disposed in the non-display area on the substrate and having a coplanar wave guide structure; and a communication circuit unit transmitting and receiving a communication signal with the at least one unit antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lae-Bong Jang, Soo-In Jo
  • Patent number: 11351380
    Abstract: A wireless implantable neuromuscular stimulator includes an antenna for producing an induced current in response to being disposed in an electromagnetic field. The antenna includes a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface. An upper coil including a plurality of coil turns is disposed on the upper surface of the substrate. A lower coil including a plurality of coil turns is disposed on the lower surface of the substrate. The upper and lower coils are electrically connected to each other in parallel. The parallel connection can be facilitated by a plurality of connectors that extend through the substrate and electrically connect the upper coil to the lower coil. In one example configuration, connectors connect each coil turn of the upper coil to a corresponding turn of the lower coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: XII MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Caparso, Josh Nickols, Steven M. Young
  • Patent number: 11303125
    Abstract: A controllable electrical outlet may comprise a resonant loop antenna. The resonant loop antenna may comprise a feed loop electrically coupled to a radio-frequency (RF) communication circuit and a main loop magnetically coupled to the feed loop. The controllable electrical outlet may comprise one or more electrical receptacles configured to receive a plug of a plug-in electrical load and may be configured to control power delivered to the plug-in electrical load in response to an RF signal received via the RF communication circuit. The RF performance of the controllable electrical outlet may be substantially immune to devices plugged into the receptacles (e.g., plugs, power supplies, etc.) due to the operation of the resonant loop antenna. For example, degradation of the RF performance of the controllable electrical outlet may be less when the controllable electrical outlet includes the resonant loop antenna rather than other types of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert Bollinger, Jr., Dragan Veskovic
  • Patent number: 11303983
    Abstract: A wearable audio device in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology includes an earpiece, a speaker, an antenna, and processing circuitry. The earpiece includes a housing within which the speaker and the processing circuitry are disposed. The antenna conformably extends along a perimeter portion of the housing. The processing circuitry is configured to receive audio content from an audio player via the antenna. The processing circuitry is also configured to generate sound corresponding to the audio content via the speaker. The antenna is exposed and is not a loop antenna. The audio device also includes a circuit board supporting at least some of the processing circuitry within the housing. The audio content travels from the antenna to the circuit board without travelling through any flexible wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: New Audio LLC
    Inventor: Drew Stone Briggs
  • Patent number: 11294473
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic wristwatches are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use as or with an electronic device. In one embodiment, the electronic device can be a mobile electronic device that can be removably coupled to the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry or devices. Advantageously, the electronic device can utilize the additional electrical circuitry or devices provided within the electronic wristband to augment the capabilities of the electronic device. In another embodiment, the electronic device can be integrally formed with the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Mathias W. Schmidt, Felix J. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 11271291
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a housing, a frame, a location determining element, and a first antenna. The housing includes an internal cavity, a lower wall configured to contact a wearer's wrist, and a first side wall coupled to the lower wall. The first side wall includes an inner surface. The frame has a second side wall which includes an outer surface. The frame is positioned within the housing such that the internal cavity is formed partly by the lower wall and the second side wall. The location determining element is configured to determine a current geolocation of the electronic device based on a location signal. The first antenna is configured to receive the location signal. The first antenna is positioned between the inner surface of the first side wall and the outer surface of the second side wall and extends along a first portion of the perimeter of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hanshew, Abu T. Sayem, Yaoxuan Han
  • Patent number: 11263893
    Abstract: A wearable device may receive a model from a second device. The model may include an event criterion. The wearable device may determine data indicative of an event associated with a user. The wearable device may determine, based on a comparison of the data to the model, an occurrence of the event. The wearable device may initiate, based on the occurrence of the event, a communication session with a third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Alan Rothschild, Ron Lev, Kay Raffi, Paul Phipps
  • Patent number: 11258175
    Abstract: A wearable device comprises wireless communication means and a patch antenna that is coupled to said wireless communication means to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic radiation. Said patch antenna comprises a planar patch conductor and a planar ground conductor that are separated by a dielectric in between said patch conductor and said ground conductor while at least partially overlapping with one another. The device comprises a core inside a shell and comprises at least part of said communication means within said core. Said shell comprises a first shell part and a second shell part opposite said first shell part, wherein said first shell part and said second shell part are at least partially separated by said dielectric. Said first shell part comprises said patch conductor and said second shell part comprises said ground conductor. Said first shell part and said second shell part together form said patch antenna. The wearable device particularly is a piece of jewellery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SMARTLINE B.V.
    Inventor: Dmytro Borysovytch Poltavtsev
  • Patent number: 11245286
    Abstract: A power receiving device of a contactless power supply configured in a wearable electronic device having a main body coupled to a wearing member, can include: a power receiving antenna including one or more coils at least partially disposed on the wearing member; and where wires of the receiving coils extend substantially along a surface of a wearing member to form a coil turn that crosses through the surface of the wearing member or a surface of the main body in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Silergy Semiconductor Technology (Hangzhou) LTD
    Inventors: Chen Zhao, Wang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11233317
    Abstract: A portable computing device includes an antenna within its housing structure for wireless connectivity, where an upper partition of the housing structure is used to construct an antenna plane, and a ground plane is incorporated into a lower partition of the housing structure. In some cases, the antenna is capable of maintaining wireless connectivity over a wide frequency band. Some embodiments include a device mount external to the upper partition and the lower partition of the housing structure that enables mounting the portable computing device to another entity, such as a user. In some cases, the device mount is external to the antenna used by the portable computing device, and does not include any portions of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Katherine Coles, Michael Russell, Robert DeGroot, Eric Krenz
  • Patent number: 11219411
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring lung water content of a patient. The system may include microwave sensors and a processor. The system may transmit microwave signals into, and receive microwave signals from, the thorax of a patient using the microwave sensors. The received microwave signals may each have at least one frequency component with a magnitude and a phase. The system may analyze the phase of the received microwave signal corresponding to a first pair of the microwave signals to monitor changes in the lung water content. The system may analyze the magnitude of the received microwave signal corresponding to a second, different pair of the microwave sensors to determine whether the lung water content is increasing or decreasing. The system may also analyze the received microwave signals to determine a blood pressure indicator and to determine lung water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: University of Hawaii
    Inventors: Magdy F. Iskander, Ruthsenne R. G. Perron
  • Patent number: 11218816
    Abstract: A hearing instrument includes: a microphone for providing a first audio signal; a signal processor for processing the first audio signal into a second audio signal compensating a hearing loss of a user of the hearing instrument; a speaker connected to an output of the signal processor for converting the second audio signal into an output sound signal; a wireless communication unit configured for wireless data communication; and an antenna for electromagnetic field emission and/or reception, the antenna having a first antenna element and additional antenna elements, the first antenna element having a first branch and a second branch being connected with the wireless communication unit, the first branch having a first connecting region and the second branch having a second connecting region; wherein one or each of the additional antenna elements interconnects the first connecting region and the second connecting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GN Hearing A/S
    Inventor: Soren Kvist
  • Patent number: 11196176
    Abstract: A radiation element, as well as an antenna unit and an antenna array thereof. The radiation element includes a metal radiation sheet, a plastic support structure, and a feeding balun. The antenna unit further includes a feeding network. Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technology is used to manufacture the radiation element, the antenna unit and the antenna array thereof, eliminating metal reflection sheets; further surface mount technology (SMT) is employed to weld the antenna unit and the feeding network together, the antenna being light-weight and simple to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TONGYU COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Wenlan Wang, Zhonglin Wu, Zhuofeng Gao
  • Patent number: 11196149
    Abstract: A wearable device comprises a body (1) and an outer casing (2) detachably mounted on the body (1). The body (1) is provided therein with a first printed circuit board (PCB) and a body antenna connected to each other, and the first PCB is provided thereon with a control circuit. The outer casing (2) is provided thereon with an outer casing antenna (201), and when the outer casing (2) and the body (1) are assembled, the outer casing antenna (201) is connected to the first PCB. The control circuit controls switching between the outer casing antenna (201) and the body antenna to use the outer casing antenna (201) or the body antenna as a working antenna. Also provided are an outer casing and a method for controlling an antenna of a wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Xinghui Jin, Yuge Zhu
  • Patent number: 11179220
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for localizing lesions within a patient's body, e.g., within a breast. The system may include one or more markers implantable within or around the target tissue region, and a probe for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals to detect the one or more markers. During use, the marker(s) are into a target tissue region, and the probe is placed against the patient's skin to detect and localize the marker(s). A tissue specimen, including the lesion and the marker(s), is then removed from the target tissue region based at least in part on the localization information from the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cianna Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Chi Sing, Tommy G. Nguyen, Luis Urquidi
  • Patent number: 11158946
    Abstract: A dual loop antenna is provided which can clearly set a boundary of a communication area and create a well-balanced communication area. A dual loop antenna includes a first loop antenna and a second loop antenna. The first loop antenna and the second loop antenna are formed on an x-y plane. The center of the first loop antenna and the center of the second loop antenna are located at positions on an x-axis at the same distance from the point of origin being the center of the dual loop antenna. A phase difference between currents flowing on the first loop antenna and the second loop antenna, respectively, is a value in a range from 130 degrees to 230 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Junichi Kodate, Jumpei Fuke, Hiroki Okada, Hiroko Okuyama
  • Patent number: 11158935
    Abstract: Ear-worn devices may include one or more structural elements formed of high-dielectric material. The position and shape of the structural element may be selected relative to an antenna of the ear-worn device to provide specific enhancements of the electric and/or magnetic field generated by the antenna. The structural elements may include a host resin material and a plurality of dielectric material elements. The structural elements may have an effective dielectric constant greater than 5. One or more loading strips may be used to tune a resonating structure formed by the antenna and the structural elements. The antenna may be an antenna array with structural elements disposed between elements of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey Murray, Janet Marie Glenn, Zhenchao Yang
  • Patent number: 11152096
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detection system and a detection method for intravenous injection leakage. The detection system for intravenous injection leakage, includes a detection module, configured to detect a status parameter of a skin at an acupuncture point; and an analysis module, configured to acquire the status parameter, and to determine whether the intravenous injection leakage happens or not depending on the status parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenglong Li, Lijie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11144015
    Abstract: An antenna device including a case main body made of synthetic resin, an antenna made of metal and provided on an upper portion of the case main body so as to receive radio waves, an electronic component provided on a side portion of the case main body, and a protective connection member which includes a protection section which protects the electronic component and a connection section which is connected to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sano, Daisuke Uematsu, Yohei Kawaguchi, Tatsumi Ichimura, Takumi Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11095021
    Abstract: A wearable device including an outer housing including first, second, and side surfaces, wherein a metal frame is formed on at least a portion of the side surface, a display, a printed circuit board (PCB), a communication circuit disposed on the PCB, and a ground area provided in the PCB, wherein a metal frame is electrically connected to the communication circuit at a first point of the metal frame and is selectively connected to the ground area at a second point of the metal frame, and wherein the communication circuit is configured to transmit and/or receive a signal in a first frequency band by a first electrical path formed if the second point is not connected to the ground area, and transmit and/or receive a signal in a second frequency band by a second electrical path formed if the second point is connected to the ground area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Sang Bong Sung, Woo Suk Kang, Se Woong Kim, Chae Up Yoo, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 11056774
    Abstract: A variable tuning transceiver sealed in a protective housing, such as a bolus, is adjusted to transmit a near optimally tuned signal at a select frequency while in vivo in an animal. More specifically, the variable tuning transceiver provides a plurality of incident power transmissions over an antenna at a plurality of corresponding different capacitance levels as defined by a variable tuning circuit in the transceiver. A detector circuit, also in the transceiver, detects reflected power for each of the incident power transmissions conditioned at each capacitance level which is affected by the dielectric constant in the animal and any mismatches in the antenna. Each reflected power can then be stored in nontransient memory in the transceiver whereby the microprocessor, also in the transceiver, can select the capacitance level with the lowest reflected power found and therefore the strongest external signal from the capacitance levels sampled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Herdstrong
    Inventors: Mark Daniel Matlin, Scott David Dalgleish
  • Patent number: 11024135
    Abstract: A haptic button assembly may be used for detecting inputs and providing haptic outputs at an electronic device. The haptic outputs may be provided in response to detected inputs or in response to other conditions at the electronic device. The haptic button assembly may define an input surface along an exterior of the electronic device. Inputs may be provided to the input surface of the haptic button assembly. An input may include a touch input on or along the input surface and/or a force input directed substantially perpendicularly to the input surface. The haptic button assembly may provide a haptic output by moving an input member of the haptic button assembly laterally (e.g., substantially parallel to the input surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jared P. Ostdiek, Jesse P. Harris, Richard H. Koch
  • Patent number: 11010653
    Abstract: A wearable article, system, and method includes a structure configured to enclose a body part, a first antenna, in a first position on or within the structure, tuned to communicate according to a wireless communication modality through air, a second antenna, in a second position on or within the structure, tuned to communicate according to the wireless communication modality through the body part, the first antenna being tuned differently than the second antenna, and a transceiver, operatively coupled to at least one of the first antenna and the second antenna, configured to communicate with an external antenna via the at least one of the first and second antennas according to the wireless communication modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Holii Pheil
  • Patent number: 11011915
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless connector system are described. The system has a transmitter module and a receiver module that are configured to wirelessly transmit electrical energy and/or data via near field magnetic coupling. The wireless connector system is designed to increase the amount of wirelessly transmitted electrical power over a greater separation distance. The system is configured with various sensing circuits that alert the system to the presence of the receiver module to begin transfer of electrical power as well as undesirable objects and increased temperature that could interfere with the operation of the system. The wireless connector system is a relatively small foot print that is designed to be surface mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Pavel Shostak, Jason Luzinski, Glenn E Riese, Robert Giometti, Oleg Los
  • Patent number: 10956804
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a first holder configured for removably receiving a first transponder and a radio frequency coupling unit. The radio frequency coupling unit includes a coupling portion and an antenna portion connected to the coupling portion. The coupling portion is configured for contactless coupling of the radio frequency coupling unit to the first transponder received by the first holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LINXENS HOLDING
    Inventor: Marc Schnippering
  • Patent number: 10950932
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing with metal sidewalls. One of the metal sidewalls may have an opening. The electronic device may have a speaker module that has a speaker housing member. Conductive structures on the speaker housing member may have an opening that forms a slot element. The opening of the metal sidewall may be aligned with slot element. The slot element and an interior cavity of the speaker housing member may form a cavity-backed slot antenna. An antenna feed structure may be disposed at the opening of the speaker housing member. An antenna feed may be directly coupled to the antenna feed structure. The antenna feed structure may indirectly feed the slot antenna resonating element by capacitive coupling. A sealing member may be disposed at the opening of the metal sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ruaro, Eduardo Jorge Da Costa Bras Lima, Mario Martinis, Dimitrios Papantonis, Jayesh Nath, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10916950
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless connector system are described. The system has a transmitter module and a receiver module that are configured to wirelessly transmit electrical energy and/or data via near field magnetic coupling. The wireless connector system is designed to increase the amount of wirelessly transmitted electrical power over a greater separation distance. The system is configured with various sensing circuits that alert the system to the presence of the receiver module to begin transfer of electrical power as well as undesirable objects and increased temperature that could interfere with the operation of the system. The wireless connector system is a relatively small foot print that is designed to be surface mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Pavel Shostak, Jason Luzinski, Glenn E Riese, Robert Giometti, Oleg Los
  • Patent number: 10879596
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for an antenna for a wearable device that includes a bezel on the wearable device to include a conductive circuit path to transmit and receive radiofrequency (RF) signals to and from the wearable device. In some embodiments, the bezel may be formed of a substantially conductive material to form the conductive circuit path. In other embodiments the bezel may be formed of a substantially non-conductive material and may include a conductive antenna pattern located on a surface of the bezel to form the conductive circuit path. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Beaucourt, Aycan Erentok, Jose Rodrigo Camacho Perez, John Groff
  • Patent number: 10879608
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) scanner system provided with a multi-axis articulated robot and a sensor suite positioned on a first end of the multi-axis articulated robot. The sensor suite is provided with a shield, an antenna array probe, and a surface sensor. The shield has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side is configured for positioning towards an active phased array antenna. The surface sensor is configured to determine X, Y, and Z positions of the active phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreno, Damon Andrew Schmidt, Caleb Fulton, Robert D. Palmer, Rodrigo Manuel Lebron Garcia, Alessio Mancini, Simon Thierry Pierre Duthoit, Matthew Stephen McCord, John Brent Meier, Redmond Clay Kelley
  • Patent number: 10877441
    Abstract: The invention concerns a timepiece (35) provided with a dial (1) and/or a bezel (2) comprising a near field communication device (4) able to receive/send a signal, said communication device (4) being arranged in the area of the dial (1) or the bezel (1) of said timepiece (35) and being associated with a magnetic screen (8), especially one made of ferrite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BULGARI HORLOGERIE SA
    Inventor: Jérôme David
  • Patent number: 10868358
    Abstract: An antenna includes an elongate dielectric strip having opposing first and second sides. A first conductive pattern defines a first radiating element for a first frequency range on the first side of the elongate dielectric strip. A second conductive pattern defines a second radiating element for a second frequency range on the first side of the elongate dielectric strip. The second frequency range is different than the first frequency range. A diplexer circuit is on the elongate dielectric strip between said first and second radiating elements and coupled thereto. A third conductive pattern defines a shared ground plane for the first and second radiating elements on the second side of the elongate dielectric strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS SOLUTIONS NY, INC.
    Inventors: Malcolm J. Packer, Joseph D. Majkowski, Brian D. DeVito, William A. Christiano, James D. Richards
  • Patent number: 10854379
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless power transfer antenna core. In the wireless power transfer antenna core according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a conductive member configured to serve as an antenna for transmitting or receiving wireless power is wound multiple times along a longitudinal direction. The wireless power transfer antenna core is made of a magnetic body and comprises: a first portion having a first cross-sectional area; and a second portion extending with a predetermined length from an end of the first portion and second cross-sectional area that is relatively larger than the first cross-sectional area, wherein the conductive member is wound multiple times on the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won San Na, Byoung Su Jin, Do Sick Kim, Bo Hyeon Han
  • Patent number: 10847883
    Abstract: An enhanced printed circuit board monopole antenna includes a baseplate, a signal feed-in unit, a first-radiation unit, a second-radiation unit and an auxiliary ground unit. The first-radiation unit and the second-radiation unit are arranged on a front side and an edge side of the baseplate. The auxiliary ground unit is arranged on the edge side and electrically connected to a first ground unit and a second ground unit on the baseplate. Adjusting the first-radiation unit controls 88 MHZ-60 GHZ frequency range impedance, resonant frequency, bandwidth and radiation effect. According to the frequency wave length (1?, ½?, ¼? or ??) formed by the first-radiation unit and the second-radiation unit cooperating with each other, controlling 88 MHZ-60 GHZ frequency range achieves the predetermined target impedance, resonant frequency, bandwidth and radiation efficiency. The antenna radiation efficiency can be increased effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: POWER WAVE ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Jiao Liao, Wei-Hong Tsai, Yun-Chan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10834511
    Abstract: A hearing aid has an assembly comprising an antenna. The antenna comprises a differential transmission line carrying a first and a second antenna feed signals and leading to a first and a second antenna feed points, the first and the second antenna feed signals being out of phase. The antenna further comprises a first antenna branch extending from the first antenna feed point and having a first distal end and a second antenna branch extending from the second antenna feed point and having a second distal end. The first antenna branch and the second antenna branch each has an electrical length anywhere from 3?/8 to 5?/8. The antenna also has a third antenna branch that connects the first and the second antenna branches. Ratio of the electrical length of the third antenna branch to that of the first or the second antenna branch is at least 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GN Hearing A/S
    Inventor: Søren Kvist
  • Patent number: 10827289
    Abstract: A hearing device for augmenting the hearing of a user. The hearing device comprises an antenna unit having a slot is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Rune Sø, Jens Troelsen
  • Patent number: 10804617
    Abstract: Antenna structures at a given end of an electronic device may include antenna structures that are shared between multiple antennas. The device 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. A short circuit path may bridge the gap. The short circuit path may be a split return path coupled between a first point on the inverted-F antenna resonating element arm and second and third points on the antenna ground. The electronic device may include an additional antenna that includes the antenna ground and metal traces that form an antenna resonating element arm. The antenna resonating element arm of the additional antenna may be parasitically coupled to the inverted-F antenna resonating element and a portion of the split return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yijun Zhou, Yiren Wang, Jennifer M. Edwards, Hao Xu, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10798496
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device to provide sound to the ear of a user, the device comprising a housing, hearing assistance electronics enclosed in the housing, an acoustic transducer adapted to be worn in the ear, a cable assembly adapted to connect the acoustic transducer to the hearing assistance electronics, a wireless communications receiver connected to the hearing assistance electronics, and an antenna comprising one or more conductors forming at least a portion of the cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paul Solum
  • Patent number: 10779095
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an RF antenna adapted to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic RF signals within a first frequency range enclosing a first frequency of resonance of the RF antenna, the RF antenna comprising: an electrically conductive antenna element having a feed for electrically connecting to an RF transmitter and/or an RF receiver; an electronic component adapted to receive and/or provide one or more electric signals from/to an electronic circuit within a second frequency range not overlapping the first frequency range; and one or more electric leads electrically connected to lead the one or more electric signals between the electronic component and the electronic circuit, each of the one or more electric leads being electrically connected to the electronic circuit through a respective inductor adapted to reflect and/or attenuate signals within the first frequency range and pass signals within the second frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Jens Troelsen, Oliver Sundberg, Kåre Tais Christensen, Henning Knak Poulsen
  • Patent number: 10756295
    Abstract: A terminal includes a front glass cover, a flexible-bendable display screen and a back cover. The front glass cover is formed of glass molding in a unibody, and includes: a front surface area covering a front surface of the terminal; and a first curved surface area, a second curved surface area, a third curved surface area and a fourth curved surface area respectively adjacent to the front surface area and respectively covering four sides of the terminal. The back cover is respectively connected to the first curved surface area, the second curved surface area, the third curved surface area and the fourth curved surface area. The flexible-bendable display screen is attached to an inner surface of the front glass cover, bent to each side surface of the terminal, bent for a second time at overlapping areas of sides of the terminal and covers the four sides and the overlapping areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Juanjuan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10734731
    Abstract: The invention concerns an assembly for an antenna, wherein the assembly comprises at least one circuit board of an electronic device, a conductive body arranged at a distance from said at least one circuit board, and an element of said antenna which comprises multiple attachment points for at least one connecting member, and said at least one connecting member is coupled to only one of said multiple attachment points at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Sepänniitty, Panu Perko, Eero Varjonen, Erik Lindman
  • Patent number: 10709945
    Abstract: A system for automatically gathering information on a performance of an action involving an object being hit or struck, the system comprising at least one object contact sensor for detecting a contact with the object. Preferably one or more of the at least one object contact sensors comprises a shock and/or vibration sensor such as an accelerometer, and/or one or more of the at least one object contact sensors comprises a sound sensor; and the system is configured to at least partially detect shock and/or vibrations caused by contact with the object using the one or more shock and/or vibration sensors and/or at least partially detect sound generated by contact with the object using the one or more sound sensors to thereby detect contact with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shot Scope Technologies Limited
    Inventor: David Hunter
  • Patent number: 10715216
    Abstract: A smart button for use in a network formed on a garment includes a housing and an antenna carried within the housing to communicate with elements of the network. A functional element is carried within the housing. An electronic circuit is carried within the housing and coupled to the antenna and the at least one functional element. The housing is formed by a stem carrying a head, and the antenna is housed within the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventor: Alberto Pagani
  • Patent number: 10670667
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for detecting a partial discharge from electrical equipment. The system includes a vest dimensioned for wear by a user. An antenna is associated with the vest, and a receiver is coupled to the antenna and associated with the vest. At least one indicator device is associated with the best. Circuitry is associated with the vest and coupled to the receiver. The circuitry is configured to monitor ambient radiofrequency energy in real time, and determine that the partial discharge has occurred as a function of the ambient radiofrequency energy. The circuitry actuates the at least one indicator device as a function of the determination that the partial discharge has occurred, and transmits the determination that the partial charge has occurred to a control station via the wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GROUP CBS, INC.
    Inventor: Finley Lee Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 10603497
    Abstract: An implantable medical device and method are provided for implant within a patient. The device comprises a case. Radio frequency (RF) communication components are housed within the case. A header is mounted to an exterior surface of the case along an edge of the case. An antenna is coupled to the RF communication components. The antenna has an inverted E shape. The inverted E shaped antenna is within the header. The inverted E shaped antenna includes a conducting arm joined to first, second and third branches that are oriented within the header to extend toward the edge of the case underneath the header. The first branch of the antenna is conductively open and, no more than weakly coupled, with respect to the case. The second branch is located between the first and third branches. The second branch is configured to convey an RF signal feed. The third branch has a shunt to ground connection to the case. The case forms a ground plane for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Li, Wisit Lim, Dino Bortolin
  • Patent number: 10534203
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for wearable devices such as eyewear are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device includes a frame, onboard electronics components, and an antenna disposed around an eyepiece area of the frame that is configured to hold an optical element. The antenna is configured for inductive coupling. In some embodiments, a switch coupled to the antenna allows selection between circuitry for inductive charging of a battery and near-field communication (NFC) circuitry for communicating data via the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ugur Olgun, Patrick Kusbel, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Patrick Timothy McSweeney Simons
  • Patent number: 10516928
    Abstract: A wearable audio device in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology includes an earpiece, a speaker, an antenna, and processing circuitry. The earpiece includes a housing within which the speaker and the processing circuitry are disposed. The antenna conformably extends along a perimeter portion of the housing. The processing circuitry is configured to receive audio content from an audio player via the antenna. The processing circuitry is also configured to generate sound corresponding to the audio content via the speaker. The antenna is exposed and is not a loop antenna. The audio device also includes a circuit board supporting at least some of the processing circuitry within the housing. The audio content travels from the antenna to the circuit board without travelling through any flexible wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: New Audio LLC
    Inventor: Drew Stone Briggs
  • Patent number: 10515757
    Abstract: A coil arrangement structure supporting wireless communication and a method for operating the same in a wireless terminal are provided. The coil arrangement structure includes a closed-loop metal frame and a coil arranged asymmetrically within the metal frame. The coil is arranged such that a distance between an outer side of the coil and an inner side of the metal frame is not constant and the coil is arranged integrally on a front surface of a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Geon Kim, Seung-Tae Ko, Sang-Ho Lim, Won-Bin Hong
  • Patent number: 10504017
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an antenna apparatus which can allow a user to freely select service which utilizes the electromagnetic field communication technology. [Solution] Provided is an antenna apparatus including: a first antenna configured to generate a magnetic field by flow of a current; and a module unit including a second antenna whose opening area is smaller than an opening area of the first antenna and which is able to be electromagnetically coupled with the first antenna, and a module configured to operate by a current generated by the second antenna through electromagnetic coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna. The module unit is able to be attached to and removed from the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shuto Naruse
  • Patent number: 10447080
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including an external housing having a first surface and a second surface facing the opposite of first surface, a printed circuit board disposed in a space between the first surface and the second surface and forming a surface substantially parallel to the first surface, a display disposed between the first surface and the printed circuit board, an antenna pattern disposed between the display and the second surface; and at least one communication circuit electrically connected to the antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ik Su Jung, Jong Hae Kim, Byoung Uk Yoon