Combined With Diverse-type Art Device Patents (Class 343/720)
  • Patent number: 10959598
    Abstract: Doormat assembly comprising a base including a central area and a peripheral area surrounding the central area, and having an upper surface and an opposing lower surface, a frame assembly overlapping with at least a portion of the upper surface of the peripheral area of the base and forming a frame with a central opening for exposing the central area of the base, and a removable insert sized to fit within the central opening of the frame assembly and to cover the central area of the base, wherein the frame assembly is formed separately from the base and the frame assembly comprises different materials from the base, and wherein the removable insert is removable through the central opening in the frame and replaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PORCH + HALL, LLC
    Inventors: Stafford Meyer, Terence Gelo
  • Patent number: 10644754
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the inductive charging of portable electronic devices. In particular, a charging assembly is disclosed that allows a portable electronic device to be charged in multiple orientations with respect to a charging device. The charging assembly includes two or more separate inductive receiving coils. The inductive receiving coils can be arranged orthogonally with respect to one another by wrapping one or more secondary receiving coils around a ferritic core having two legs extending in different directions from a joint region. By orienting the receiving coils orthogonally with respect to one another, the likelihood of at least one of the receiving coils being aligned with a charging field emitted by a charging device increases substantially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weihong Qiu, Stefan A. Kowalski, Christopher S. Graham, Eric S. Jol, Zaki Moussaoui, Nan Liu
  • Patent number: 10591351
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display with a cover layer. An ambient light sensor may be aligned with an ambient light sensor window formed from an opening in a masking layer on the cover layer in an inactive portion of the display. To help mask the ambient light sensor window from view, the ambient light sensor window may be provided with a black coating that matches the appearance of surrounding masking layer material while allowing light to reach the ambient light sensor. The black coating may be formed from a black physical vapor deposition thin-film inorganic layer with a high index of refraction. An antireflection layer formed from a stack of dielectric layers may be interposed between the black thin-film inorganic layer and the display cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhang Jia, Naoto Matsuyuki, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10587036
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna device intended to be integrated into a metal housing, especially into a multimedia system of an automotive vehicle, including a first, hook-shaped, antenna part linked to a feed intended to be positioned on a printed circuit and to be situated inside the metal housing, a second antenna part having an opening made in a face of the metal housing, the opening exhibiting a hook shape identical to that of the first antenna part, with the same dimensions, and the opening being situated opposite the first antenna part, in a plane parallel to that of said first antenna part, rotated by 90° with respect to said first antenna part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Automotive France, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Brahim Zerouali
  • Patent number: 10564487
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first substrate including a first conductive layer, and a second substrate including a second conductive layer which is connected to the first conductive layer and which has a thickness larger than a thickness of the first conductive layer, a bridge line which has a thickness larger than the thickness of the first conductive layer and which is connected to the second conductive layer, and an insulating layer which is located between the second conductive layer and the bridge line. The first conductive layer, the second conductive layer and the bridge line form a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Hayato Kurasawa, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10476160
    Abstract: A wireless antenna includes a wireless communication antenna including a first wireless communication coil and a second wireless communication coil; and a wireless charging antenna comprising a wireless charging coil. Further, the wireless charging coil is disposed inside the first wireless communication coil, and the second wireless communication coil is disposed inside the wireless charging coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Hyun Leem
  • Patent number: 10454168
    Abstract: An antenna assembly has a conductive line coupled to a feed point. An element is configured to resonate at a predetermined frequency. The element is electrically coupled to the conductive line and aligned perpendicular to the conductive line wherein the predetermined frequency of the element determines a distance from the feed point along the conductive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Airgain Incorporated
    Inventor: Kevin Thill
  • Patent number: 10415813
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a radio wave sensor and a luminaire body. The luminaire body includes a first plate to be attached to a building surface and a second plate facing each other forming an internal space. The luminaire body holds the radio wave sensor between the first plate and the second plate. The radio wave sensor includes an antenna for transmitting and receiving the radio waves. The luminaire body includes an opening and a limiter. The opening is formed in the second plate to allow radio waves transmitted from the antenna to exit to an outside of the luminaire body. The limiter is provided between the antenna and the opening to limit a radiation area of the radio waves transmitted from the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Honda, Takaaki Ukeda, Tatsuo Masuda, Tadashi Murakami, Shigeo Gotoh
  • Patent number: 10341755
    Abstract: A wearable sound equipment includes a main body, an earbud outputting sound, a board loaded in the main body and including a ground, a cable having one end connected to the main body and the other end connected to the earbud, and including an audio line and a ground line, an audio chipset connected to the audio line and transmitting a sound signal to an audio output unit of the earbud, an antenna radiator loaded in the main body, a feeder connecting the board and one end of the antenna radiator with each other and supplying electric power to the antenna radiator; and a ground connection connecting one end of the ground line with the ground of the board, wherein the ground connection is arranged near the feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyengcheul Choi, Jaehyun Choi, Deuksu Choi, Dongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10263340
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more dual-frequency dual-polarization patch antennas. Each patch antenna may have a patch antenna resonating element that lies in a plane and a ground that lies in a different parallel plane. The patch antenna resonating element may have a first feed located along a first central axis and a second feed located along a second central axis that is perpendicular to the first central axis. The patch antenna resonating element may be rectangular, may be oval, or may have other shapes. A shorting pin may be located at an intersecting point between the first and second axes. The patch antennas may be used in beam steering arrays. The patch antennas may be used for wireless power transfer at microwave frequencies or other frequencies and may be used to support millimeter wave communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Basim H. Noori, Khan M. Salam, Liang Han, Matthew A. Mow, Mattia Pascolini, Ruben Caballero, Thomas E. Biedka, Yi Jiang, Yuehui Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10263335
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include antenna structures such as an antenna resonating element arm and an antenna ground. A split return path may be coupled between the antenna resonating element arm and the antenna ground. The antenna structures may form one or more inverted-F antennas when operated at non-near-field communications frequencies. The antenna structures may be coupled to near-field communications transceiver circuitry using a conductive path. When operated at near-field communications frequencies, near-field communications signals may be conveyed using the conductive path, the antenna resonating element arm, the return path, and the antenna ground. A capacitor may be coupled between the conductive path and an antenna ground. The capacitor may short non-near-field communications signals to the antenna ground and block near-field communications signals from passing from the conductive path to the antenna ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yijun Zhou, Yiren Wang, Jennifer M. Edwards, Hao Xu, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10244326
    Abstract: A miniature sounder is mounted in an electronic terminal and comprises a front cover and a housing that are combined together. A vibration system and a magnetic circuit system are accommodated in a space formed by the front cover and the housing in a surrounding manner. Two electrical connection members used for being electrically connected to the vibration system and the electronic terminal is disposed on the housing. An antenna of the electronic terminal is fixedly on the front cover, and the antenna is electrically connected to one of the two electrical connection members, and is electrically connected to a circuit of the electronic terminal by means of the electrical connection members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Goertek Inc.
    Inventors: Zedong Zheng, Zhenhua Liu, Yueguang Zhu, Hongtao Liu
  • Patent number: 10193210
    Abstract: A terminal device having hybrid antenna integrating with capacitive proximity sensors comprises a ground, a radiator, a first capacitance electrode and a second capacitance electrode. The radiator has a feeding portion, a low-frequency radiating path and a high-frequency radiating branch. The low-frequency radiating path has a first coupling portion. The feeding portion is disposed between the first coupling portion and the ground. The high-frequency radiating branch acts as a second coupling portion. The first capacitance electrode has a first shorting portion and a first electrode portion. The first shorting portion is connected to the ground. The first electrode coupling with the first coupling portion generates a first coupling resonant mode. The second capacitance electrode has a second shorting portion and a second electrode portion. The second shorting portion is connected to the ground. The second electrode coupling with the high-frequency radiating branch generates a second coupling resonant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN ANJIE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Cheng Chen, Yeh-Chian Lin
  • Patent number: 10177446
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna apparatus including: a magnetic sheet; a first antenna provided on one face of the magnetic sheet and used for communication; and a second antenna provided on the other face opposite to the one face of the magnetic sheet and used for wireless power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Hashiguchi, Osamu Kozakai, Takayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10109918
    Abstract: An antenna assembly has a conductive line coupled to a feed point. An element is configured to resonate at a predetermined frequency. The element is electrically coupled to the conductive line and aligned perpendicular to the conductive line wherein the predetermined frequency of the element determines a distance from the feed point along the conductive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Airgain Incorporated
    Inventor: Kevin Thill
  • Patent number: 10090590
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for enhanced antenna port isolation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a spatially compact patch antenna apparatus is disclosed. A plurality of walls are incorporated into the antenna assembly's bottom cover. The walls are located under the radiating element located on a top cover of the antenna assembly. The walls are in one implementation oriented orthogonally with respect to one another, and are placed adjacent to respective antenna feeds. The walls are then at least partly metallized using, for example, a laser direct structuring (LDS) process, and are further connected to a ground plane of an external substrate. By incorporating the metallized wall structures on the existing plastic structure of the bottom cover, isolation between the antenna ports is improved without requiring installation of additional components, use of slots in the ground plane, or increased physical separation (i.e., distance). Manufacturing cost and consistency are also advantageously improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Pulse Finland Oy
    Inventors: Kimmo Koskiniemi, Kimmo Honkanen, Jouni Liflander
  • Patent number: 10070032
    Abstract: A wireless communication assistant tool includes an electric wire disposed at one end thereof relative to an antenna of a first wireless communication device, a camera, in a contactless condition, and at the other end thereof relative to an antenna of a second wireless communication device, a smartphone, in a contactless condition. Disposition of such electric wire permits wireless communication between the camera and the smartphone through the electric wire acting as a transmission path, so that the camera and the smartphone can make communication with each other without being interfered with other radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LUMICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Harada, Shizuki Dogawa, Koichi Himeno
  • Patent number: 10051933
    Abstract: The invention described is for a case for a portable, hand held electronic device, such as a cellphone or smartphone. This case includes a notch, formed when a hinged arm is extended, that allows the user to more easily hold the electronic device while attached to the cover. The notch provides space for the user's hand so that the electronic device rests between the user's thumb and fingers in a natural position with the fingers the device, which is cradled in the hand. A hinged flap closes the notch in a closed position but is hinged to expose the notch when a user supports the hand held electronic device. A main flap panel and a tab extending from opposite sides of a flap hinge to stabilize the hand held electronic device in the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: David Marrell Rogers
  • Patent number: 9954325
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an earphone interface including a plug housing into which an earphone plug is inserted comprising contact points that contact electrode terminals of the earphone plug and protrusions connected to the contact points, and a substrate having signal lines coupled to the protrusions arranged in the plug housing to transmit signals to the electrode terminals of the earphone plug or receive signals from a specific electrode terminal. The substrate includes a ground line connected to a ground terminal of the earphone plug and a coupler that couples a wireless signal that flows through the ground line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jun Hyuck Lee, Moon Hyuk Choi, Chul Hyung Yang, Ji Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 9893411
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrical activity sensor attachable to a power cable of an electrical device for detecting an impulse generated in the power cable in response to a change in electrical power state of the electrical device. The electrical activity sensor includes an antenna assembly having an antenna element operable to magnetically couple with an electrical pulse generated in the power cable to induce an electrical signal in response to a change in electrical power state of the electrical device. The antenna element is shaped in a plurality of loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Ali Louzir, Jean-Yves Le Naour, Maxime Ruee
  • Patent number: 9893423
    Abstract: Provided is a device for performing at least one of detection and emission of electromagnetic waves, including a plurality of antennas, in which a first antenna includes a first radiating element and a first electronic element electrically connected to the first radiating element, and is sensitive to a first frequency band, and in which a second antenna includes a second radiating element and a second electronic element electrically connected to the second radiating element, and is sensitive to a second frequency band. At least a part of the second radiating element is arranged inside the first radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Alexis Debray
  • Patent number: 9787809
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device that includes a housing; a printed circuit board disposed within the housing; a communication circuit disposed on the printed circuit board; at least one exterior metal frame forming at least a part of the housing, and is electrically connected with the communication circuit; a first electric path that electrically connecting the at least one exterior metal frame and the printed circuit board with each other; a support structure including a metal region and a non-metal region, and supporting the printed circuit board and/or the at least one exterior metal frame; and a second electric path disposed between the printed circuit board and the metal region of the support structure and is electrically connected with the first electric path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Woo-Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 9634394
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement 10 comprises a first elongate limb 12 and a second elongate limb 14. The first and second elongate limbs converge towards one another at a first electrical connection point 16 and a spaced anti-phase electrical connection point 18. The first and second limbs collectively forming a closed figure with a first appendage 22, a second appendage 24, a third appendage 26 and a fourth appendage 28 to the closed figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ALARIS ANTENNAS (PTY) LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Alfred Wolfgang Vale
  • Patent number: 9634515
    Abstract: A chargeable communication module is provided, which includes: a wireless power charging coil; a wireless communication coil being electrically isolated from the wireless power charging coil; and a magnetic body. The wireless power charging coil is disposed on a surface of the magnetic body. The wireless communication coil is arranged peripheral to the wireless power charging coil. A center of the wireless power charging coil is offset from a center of the wireless communication coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Hirobe, Hiroyuki Uejima, Yoshio Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 9595755
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of ground independent multi-band antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, a ground independent multi-band antenna assembly is operable within at least a first frequency range and a second frequency range different than the first frequency range. The antenna assembly generally includes an annular ground element, a feed element, a patch element, and a high band element. The feed element includes a feeding point and a shorting point electrically connected to the annular ground element. The patch element is electrically shorted to the annular ground element by the feed element. The high band element is electrically connected to the feed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kok Jiunn Ng, Tshu Pin Chee, Tze Yuen Ng, Xin Wen Teoh
  • Patent number: 9577849
    Abstract: A wireless communication system is described which includes a transmitter operable to transmit a transmitted signal, the transmitter having one or more transmitting antennae, a receiver operable to receive a received signal, the receiver having one or more receiving antennae, wherein lattice reduction is used in obtaining, at the receiver, an estimate of the transmitted signal based on the received signal, characterized in that the lattice reduction utilizes a lattice reduction matrix, a decomposed representation of which is transmitted between the transmitter and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Luciano Pietro Giacomo Sarperi, Rajaguru Mudiyanselage Mythri Hunukumbure
  • Patent number: 9444522
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling and proximity sensing operations. For example, a proximity sensor uses a coil antenna that is utilized for near field communications (NFC) functions. The proximity sensor may be integrated into an NFC module to form a single module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Songnan Yang, Anand S. Konanur, Ulun Karacaoglu, Hao-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 9405173
    Abstract: A retractable camera device is described which removes a camera from view when not in use. The device may include a tube having two ends, an interior void and an outer surface, a ballscrew shaft positioned within the interior void of the tube, a camera mast assembly movably coupled to the tube and engaging the ballscrew shaft, a camera, having a 360° viewing angle, coupled to an end of the camera mast, and at least one ribbon cable folded in an accordion pattern and encircling the outer surface of the tube. The at least one ribbon cable has an end electrically connected to the camera. The ballscrew shaft engages the camera mast so as to move the camera mast in an upward and downward direction along a length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin Okunami
  • Patent number: 9234723
    Abstract: According to the invention, the projectile (1) is provided with a strapdown homing device (2), said device having a lock-on phase during which the latter attempts to detect a target (C), and including an viewing direction (3), said viewing direction (3) being fixed with respect to the projectile (1) and extending along the longitudinal axis (4) of the latter, said projectile (1) further comprising control means (8) for automatically controlling said projectile (1) so as to cause the longitudinal axis (4) thereof, in flight and during the lock-on phase of the homing device (2), to trace a circle, the radius of which increases in time, until the target (C) is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventor: Francois De Picciotto
  • Patent number: 9213320
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece has a tubular outside case of which at least part is a conductive material, a transparent crystal, a dial housed in the outside case, an annular antenna body disposed around the dial, a feed part that feeds the antenna body, and a dial ring made of a non-conductive material covering the antenna body. The antenna body includes an annular dielectric base, and an arc-shaped fed element feed by the feed part, an annular parasitic element disposed between the dial ring and crystal, and receives circularly polarized waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Teruhiko Fujisawa
  • Publication number: 20150123860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display module that includes at least one antenna, for use in an electronic device. The display module includes a display panel, and a magnetic sheet disposed under the display panel. The at least one antenna is disposed above the magnetic sheet. The magnetic sheet may serve to prevent degradation of electronic device performance by preventing the generation of eddy currents on a nearby metal part of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Soon PARK, Jong-Hyun PARK, Yong HEO
  • Publication number: 20150116166
    Abstract: A thin-film transistor display device having integrated an NFC antenna (3). The NFC antenna (3) is arranged on a display screen (S) of the thin-film transistor display device, where the NFC interface is equipped with an output circuit of the display screen (S) and is connected to a control mainboard of the display screen (S). The thin-film transistor display device combines the display screen (S) and NFC antenna (3) features, and has the NFC antenna (3) provided directly on the thin-film transistor display device, thus preventing the problem of signal quality deterioration and reception failure due to wearing of the NFC antenna interface and inaccurate alignment, while facilitating reception and transmission of signals by the antenna, thus ensuring the smoothness of communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jianhua Li, Xuebin Chen
  • Publication number: 20150091762
    Abstract: An antenna device and a communication device using the same are provided. The communication device includes a circuit board, a first antenna and a metal plate. The circuit board has a first feed point electrically connected to a high frequency unit. The first antenna has a first radiation part electrically connected to the first feed point. The metal plate is electrically connected to ground and is configured to correspond to a shape of the projection of the first radiation part. There is a space between the metal plate and the first radiation part. The area of the metal plate is bigger than or substantially equal to the area of the projection of the first radiation part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Ho-Chen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20150077296
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna assembly including a substrate, and a wireless charge antenna pattern on the substrate. The wireless charge antenna pattern has a sectional surface including a plurality of inner angles in which two inner angles are different from each other. The antenna assembly includes a wireless communication antenna pattern formed on the substrate and provided at an outside of the wireless charge antenna pattern. The wireless communication antenna pattern has a plurality of inner angles at a sectional surface thereof, and a plurality of angle values of the inner angles provided at the sectional surface of the wireless communication antenna pattern correspond to a plurality of angle values of the inner angles provided at the sectional surface of the wireless charge antenna pattern, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeong Wook An, Jung Oh Lee, Yang Hyun Kim, Ki Min Lee, Hye Min Lee, Sung Hyun Leem, Ki Chul Chang
  • Publication number: 20150061947
    Abstract: A method and system for communication with assemblies comprising shafts (e.g., drive shafts, or other rotating objects) comprising use of helical antenna based components. In this regard, a helical antenna based component may comprise one or more helical antennas surrounding or wound around a shaft, with the one or more helical antennas being electrically decoupled from the shaft, and with the helical antenna based component being configurable to communicate the signals when the shaft is stationary or rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Manry, Jr., Manny S. Urcia
  • Publication number: 20150061948
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first conducting element, a second conducting element and a multihand antenna. The multihand antenna includes a first radiating part and a first coupling metal part. At least a part of the first radiating part is disposed between the first conducting element and the second conducting element. The first coupling metal part parallels to the first radiating part and is connected to a ground. The electronic device can reduce the affection of metal components in a portable device on the antenna, and enables the antenna to operate at more and wider frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Chien-Ming HSU, Wei-Hsin SHIH
  • Patent number: 8970438
    Abstract: A method of providing an antenna mast for a wireless communication system is presented. The method comprises selecting a lower module and an upper module from a set of modules. This set of modules comprises at least two different lower modules, at least two different upper modules, or at least two different lower modules and at least two different upper modules. The method further comprises assembling the selected lower module and the selected upper module into a mast body of the antenna mast. This mast body forms a supporting structure for an antenna arrangement of the wireless communication system. In assembling the mast body, the method includes the antenna arrangement in the selected upper module and includes in at least one of the selected lower module and the selected upper module a device configured to perform a function other than supporting the antenna arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter Häger, Anders Röhl
  • Publication number: 20150054691
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus in which an antenna operating in two or more communication bands is disposed in a space conserving manner. An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure has: a network interface for processing signals used for communications in a plurality of frequency bands; a display panel having a main surface for displaying an image, a rear surface opposite to the main surface, and a side surface defining a thickness between the main surface and the rear surface; an antenna connected to the network interface and having a conductive antenna element; and a conductive rib conducted to the antenna element, and holding the antenna with a predetermined gap between the antenna and the side surface of the display panel. The network interface processes the signals by resonance of a part of the antenna element and a part of the rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kouji WATANABE, Yasuharu MATSUOKA
  • Publication number: 20150048974
    Abstract: An antenna for directional electronic communication and a directional communication system are provided. In one embodiment, the antenna includes: (1) a protective shell, (2) a Luneberg lens located within the protective shell and (3) multiple radio frequency signal conveyors located proximate a portion of the Luneberg lens and configured with the Luneberg lens to transmit radio frequency signals within a defined region or receive radio frequency signals that originate within the defined region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ATR ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: ATR ELECTRONICS
  • Patent number: 8954122
    Abstract: A case for a mobile electronic device is provided. The case includes a shell, a case antenna, a transmission line, and a near-field coupling device. The shell encases at least a portion of the mobile electronic device. The case antenna is attached to the shell. The transmission line is also attached to the shell and electrically interconnects to the case antenna. The near-field coupling device has a feed port electrically interconnected to the transmission line and is configured to near-field couple to a native antenna of the mobile electronic device to capture an electromagnetic signal generated by the native antenna of the mobile electronic device. The near-field coupling device is also configured to conduct the captured electromagnetic signal from the feed port of the near-field coupling device to the case antenna through the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: BluFlux RF Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Wilmhoff, Andrew D. Rowser
  • Publication number: 20150035709
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a sheet shaped antenna which is particularly useful for near field communication. The antenna includes a loop type antenna radiator formed on a carrier, the radiator having spiraling loops along an outer region of the carrier. A first feed terminal is provided at one end of the antenna radiator and disposed inside the loops. A second feed terminal is provided at an opposite end of the antenna radiator and disposed outside the loops. The carrier has a cut-out in proximity to the first feed terminal, which enables the first feed terminal to be bent in the same direction as the second feed terminal without bending an outer segment of the antenna radiator adjacent to the cut-out. In this manner, the feed terminals may be defined on a single layer, allowing for a simplified assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Young-Kon LIM
  • Publication number: 20150029064
    Abstract: Embodiments of an optically transparent antenna are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the optically transparent antenna may comprise a plurality of electrically-isolated conductive patches arranged on a non-conductive surface. A combination of a size of the conductive patches and a spacing between the conductive patches is less than a human visual acuity for a predetermined viewing distance so that the patches are not be visible or perceptible to a human. In some embodiments, optically transparent antenna may serve as one or more antennas on a mobile platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Helen Kankan Pan, Wen-Ling Huang, Harry G. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8933845
    Abstract: A communication device as disclosed herein may include a body, an antenna assembly provided in the body, and configured to transmit or receive wireless signals, and a circuit board connected to the antenna assembly and configured to process the wireless signals. The antenna assembly may include a carrier having at least one region that is dimensioned to be farther away from the body than other portions thereof, and a radiator provided on the at least one dimensioned region of the carrier and configured to receive or radiate electromagnetic waves corresponding to the wireless signals. The radiator may be positioned on the dimensioned region of the carrier such that a specific absorption rate (SAR) due to the antenna assembly is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Changil Kim, Soyeon Lee, Yeomin Youn, Kyunghack Yi, Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150002346
    Abstract: Apparatuses comprising an integrated printed decorative image with a printed antenna structure and/or printed electronic circuits are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a printed decorative image atop the layer of the printed antenna structure, wherein the printed antenna structure is substantially concealed by the printed decorative image. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: OMEGA OPTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Harish Subbaraman, Swapnajit Chakravarty, Yunbo Guo, Ray T. Chen
  • Patent number: 8922441
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem that, if a reinforcing plate of a housing is used as an antenna in a receiver, a desired antenna gain is less likely to be obtained and therefore an antenna gain is degraded, a receiver for receiving information transmitted by a radio wave includes an output portion configured to output information which is receivable by a viewer or another receiver; a stand portion contacting the output portion and configured to hold the output portion on an installation surface at an angle suitable for receiving the information or viewing an image; a reinforcing portion contacting the output portion and the stand portion at points other than a contact point between the output portion and the stand portion and configured to reinforce the output portion and the stand portion so that the angle is maintained; and an antenna portion arranged in a space ensured by at least the reinforcing portion and configured to receive the radio wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Suzuki, Kenya Nagano
  • Publication number: 20140375510
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first antenna radiator operating in at least one frequency band, and at least one second antenna radiator disposed proximate to the first antenna radiator coupled to at least one radiation pattern of the first antenna radiator, and to operate as a parasitic resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Hyup LEE, Soon-Sang PARK
  • Publication number: 20140375513
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: a slot antenna unit configured to be positioned on a shield plate disposed in a rear side of a display; and a communication module configured to be connected to the slot antenna unit, to transmit and receive a signal to and from an external wireless device via the slot antenna unit. The slot antenna unit is exposed toward the display to radiate an antenna signal to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-koo KANG, Jun-Seok KANG, Ji-eun SHIN, Scott Seongwook LEE
  • Patent number: 8907856
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna unit comprising a first metallic main surface (100, 500) for placement of the antenna unit on a substantially planar surface, a second main surface (200, 600), a first end and a second end. The first end has a first and a second metallic side surface (610, 620) and a connection (710) for a feed line of the antenna unit. The second end has a third side surface (630). The second main surface is smaller than the first main surface. The first, second and third side surfaces extend between the first and second main surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Fehr, Klaus Willemsen, Sven Dortmund
  • Patent number: 8902112
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antenna (7) for an aircraft (1), the antenna being fitted with a coaxial cable provided with a coaxial connector (25) comprising a core (26) and shielding (27), the coaxial cable (24) being suitable for being connected to a source (40) for co-operating with the antenna (7). The antenna comprises a cable-cutter device (10) having a frame (12) carrying two sharp edges (11), said antenna (7) including an impedance-matching system (35) connecting said frame (12) to said core (26), said frame being a radiating member of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventor: Herve Dutruc
  • Patent number: 8903102
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adapting an electronic device to receive digital television broadcast signals is disclosed. The device comprises a switch commandable to interpose one or more matching networks as in the RF signal path according to a channel command to match an integrated headset antenna to the tuner receiving the RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fox Digital Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Winston Caldwell, Robert Evans Wetmore