Combined With Diverse-type Art Device Patents (Class 343/720)
  • Patent number: 8859073
    Abstract: A floor mat has a cavity accommodating an insert supporting a releasable sheet member. An adhesive releasably attaches the sheet member to the insert to allow the sheet member to be removed from the mat and replaced with another sheet member. The sheet member has visual indicia providing persons with information. Signal transmitter and receiver antennas of an electronic article surveillance system are located within the floor mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Callas Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Michael T. Callas
  • Publication number: 20140292595
    Abstract: An antenna device and an electronic device including the antenna device are provided. The antenna device includes a radiation patch in a shape of a flat plate, a first feed point configured in a side region of the radiation patch, and a second feed point configured in another side region of the radiation patch. The first feed point and the second feed point are a same distance from a virtual ground plane formed on the radiation patch, out-of-phase feeding is provided to the first feed point and the second feed point to form a broadside radiation pattern, and in-phase feeding is provided to the first feed point and the second feed point to form an endfire radiation pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Won KIM, Jae-Jin Lee, Shin-Hee Cho
  • Publication number: 20140266934
    Abstract: A multimode radiation source is disclosed. One embodiment includes a waveguide radiator and an orthomode transducer coupled to the waveguide radiator to provide a first signal to the waveguide radiator. The waveguide radiator is configured to receive the first signal and to radiate the first signal at a first location as a first spherical wave signal with a first phase center. The multimode source also includes transmission medium coupled to the waveguide radiator and configured to radiate a second signal and a third signal from the first location as a second spherical wave and a third spherical wave with substantially the first phase center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: David C. Cook, Patrick L. McCarthy, John Okerson Crawford, David A. Faulkner, Dylan William Rohyans Martin, Nicholas D. Trail
  • Publication number: 20140266935
    Abstract: A system for communicating with a subcutaneous sensor includes a transceiver with a flat antenna. The flat antenna may include a cross section in which the height and the width are not equal. The coils of the antenna may be mounted on a substrate, which may be flexible. The flexible substrate may allow the antenna to conform to the contours of body parts, such as arms, wrists, ankles, legs, or waists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventor: Szymon Tankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20140240184
    Abstract: A measurement device for operating in high voltage electrical fields such in high voltage electrical switchgear, having a sensor and a ?/2 monopole helical antenna coupled thereto. The antenna is coupled to a ground via return stub in lieu of the common ground plane. The antenna is made of wire having a sufficiently large diameter to prevent forming corona discharge point electrode throughout the outer surface of the volume defined by the antenna, thus minimizing corona discharge risk. The antenna further provide relative immunity from induced voltage at the 50-400 Hz range from the high voltage fields, allowing ESD sensitive devices to operate in close proximity to the high voltage conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Andle
  • Publication number: 20140240183
    Abstract: An electronic device includes circuit board and a keyboard. The keyboard includes a main body, a plurality of key caps, and an antenna module. The plurality of key caps is located on the main body. The antenna module is located on one of the plurality of key caps. The antenna module is configured to receive signals and sends the signals to the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIA-MING CHANG, YI-CHENG KUO
  • Patent number: 8803739
    Abstract: This application relates to a multi-functional Composite Right and Left Handed CRLH antenna device. A conductive element of a wireless device is incorporated into the antenna structure for reuse. In one embodiment a peripheral feature, such as a key dome, is incorporated into the antenna device. In this way, the antenna structure includes portions which are multi-functional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Services GmbH
    Inventors: Sunil Kumar Rajgopal, Ajay Gummalla, Cheng Jung Lee, Vaneet Pathak
  • Publication number: 20140203978
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device in which a copper plating layer is used for a conductor of an antenna and in which an integrated circuit and the antenna are formed over the same substrate, an object is to prevent an adverse effect on electrical characteristics of a circuit element due to diffusion of copper, as well as to provide a copper plating layer with favorable adhesiveness. Another object is to prevent a defect in the semiconductor device that stems from poor connection between the antenna and the integrated circuit, in the semiconductor device in which the integrated circuit and the antenna are formed over the same substrate. In the semiconductor device, a copper plating layer is used for the antenna, an alloy of Ag, Pd, and Cu is used for a seed layer thereof, and TiN or Ti is used for a barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruyuki Fujii, Kazuya Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 8786514
    Abstract: A cylindrical-shaped enclosure having tapered ends. The enclosure includes a module having a radio disposed on a printed circuit board and an antenna connected to the PCB. The enclosure has a main piece coupled to a lower piece and to a top piece, an optionally a fourth piece coupled to the top piece. A mounting subsystem is mounted to the main piece and includes a hole configured to receive therethrough a wires that connect to the printed circuit board. The antenna is configured to rotate about an axis that extends along a longest dimension of the enclosure. The module includes a metal plate to which the antenna is directly mechanically and electrically coupled without any cable such that the wires lack any control signals for controlling the antenna. The top and/or lower pieces can house any combination of a camera, an environmental sensor, security equipment, or a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Redline Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Dickie, Bojan Subasic, Rodney Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20140198001
    Abstract: The invention relates to an outer type antenna structure comprising: a frame; an antenna arranged in the frame, the antenna extending to have a pin outside of the frame; and a connector. The antenna is integrated to the connector. The location of the antenna arranged in the portable electrically communicative device may be not limited so that the distribution of the antennas becomes easy. Therefore, the signal interference among the antennas can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Owitek Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Heng LEE
  • Publication number: 20140191913
    Abstract: Technology for standardizing an antenna design for a computing device includes an antenna element in the shape of an object that is commonly useful with multiple, different computing products. For example, in one embodiment the antenna element is a bracket for holding a stylus or other object within a stylus chamber that is associated with the computing device. The dimension and composition of the antenna remain relatively constant to provide a consistent radiation pattern requiring little or no redesign when implemented across the different products, since it may be placed at an edge of a device, by a stylus holder, or similar, common location that is a distance from a ground plane and device circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: INTERMEC IP CORP.
    Inventors: Oliver Ge, Paul Hulett, Dana Utt
  • Patent number: 8773316
    Abstract: A docking station apparatus (140) comprises a holder portion (143) for removably receiving a navigation apparatus (100). A base portion (141) coupled to the holder portion (143) comprises an RDS antenna apparatus (188), the RDS antenna apparatus (188) comprising a pole portion (170, 172) extending so as to form a loop, line or track. The RDS antenna apparatus (188) is located opposite the holder portion (143).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: TomTom International B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Johannes Maria Van Den Elzen
  • Publication number: 20140176375
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to solar energy collection and use in communications systems and to enhancements thereof. In an aspect, dual function antennas are disclosed that can simultaneously function as an antenna and as a solar energy collection system. In further aspects, disclosed embodiments can focus incident solar radiation to increase output voltage of conventional solar cells. Measured and simulated results demonstrate various aspects of the subject disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Wa Leung, Eng Hock Lim
  • Publication number: 20140168019
    Abstract: A non-contact wireless communication coil includes a first coil, a second coil, a first magnetic body, and a second magnetic body. The first magnetic body, the first coil, the second magnetic body, and the second coil are laminated in this order in a thickness direction of the coils. The first coil and the second coil at least partially overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Takanori Hirobe, Hiroyuki Uejima, Yoshio Koyanagi
  • Publication number: 20140159970
    Abstract: A touchpad device includes a capacitive touch pad and a near field communication antenna. The capacitive touch pad includes a plurality of input circuits and a plurality of output circuits. Each input circuit and each output circuit intersect and are arranged substantially perpendicular to each other, thereby forming a chessboard-like circuit. The near field communication antenna includes an antenna structure crosses at least part of the plurality of input circuits and at least part of the plurality of output circuits. The antenna structure is substantially not parallel to any one of the input circuits crossed by the antenna structure, and the near field communication antenna being substantially not parallel to any one of the output circuits crossed by the antenna structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Neng-Wen Yeh, Yung-Sen Lin
  • Patent number: 8750948
    Abstract: An antenna or set of antennae for a wireless device is provided by embedding the antennae into the battery case or generally the surface area of a wireless phone. The antenna connections are through the battery's connections to the wireless device. The antenna can be located at the back surface of the battery or the rear surface of a wireless phone, facing away from the user. An RF shielding device can be embedded into the battery and configured in relation to the antenna such that the RF field intensity and the consequent specific absorption rate for the user is lowered while the outgoing signals of the wireless device remain fully adequate for the function of the wireless device. This feature is preserved for a multi-band operation because a digital phase shifter is used between two radiating antennae. An external case is used as a complement to the wireless phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Pong Research Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred Y. Wong, Robert Moreno, Karl Richard Shields, Rong Wang
  • Publication number: 20140152515
    Abstract: The antenna device includes a first antenna 11 that includes a first ground terminal 12; a second antenna 18 that includes a second ground terminal 20; a ground conductor 28 to which the first antenna 11 is connected through the first ground terminal 12 and the second antenna 18 is connected through the second ground terminal 20; and a phase shifter 24 that controls a phase difference between a first current ie1 and a second current ie2. The phase shifter 24 controls the phase difference between the first current ie1 and the second current ie2 so that the first current ie1 and the second current ie2 have components to cancel each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Junnei Baba, Tetsuya Ashizuka, Ichiro Komaki
  • Publication number: 20140152516
    Abstract: A dual antenna for wireless communication transmission (WPT) and near field communication (NFC) includes a loop antenna, and a dual loop antenna disposed at an inside and an outside of the loop antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Zo Kim, Sang Wook Kwon, Ki Young Kim, Nam Yun Kim, Yun Kwon Park, Jae Hyun Park, Keum Su Song, Chi Hyung Ahn, Young Ho Ryu, Jong Won Yu, Chang Wook Yoon, Wang Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 8743013
    Abstract: A cylindrical-shaped enclosure having tapered ends. The enclosure includes a module having a radio disposed on a printed circuit board and an antenna connected to the PCB. The enclosure has a main piece coupled to a lower piece and to a top piece, an optionally a fourth piece coupled to the top piece. A mounting subsystem is mounted to the main piece and includes a hole configured to receive therethrough a wires that connect to the printed circuit board. The antenna is configured to rotate about an axis that extends along a longest dimension of the enclosure. The module includes a metal plate to which the antenna is directly mechanically and electrically coupled without any cable such that the wires lack any control signals for controlling the antenna. The top and/or lower pieces can house any combination of a camera, an environmental sensor, security equipment, or a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Redline Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Dickie, Bojan Subasic, Rodney Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 8742998
    Abstract: An object is to provide a goods storage tool that enables an antenna to be connected to an electronics device without the need to take out the antenna from a storage object in which the antenna is stored. A goods storage tool of the present invention is a goods storage tool for storing goods or contents therein. The goods storage tool includes an antenna that is stored in the goods storage tool; and a connection portion that enables a feeder connector connected to an electronics device to be connected to the antenna in such a way that the antenna remains stored in the goods storage tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 8723750
    Abstract: A dual-dipole, multi-band conformal antenna for facilitating optimized wireless communications of a utility meter. The antenna includes an antenna backing, the backing adapted to conform to an inside surface of a utility meter and an antenna trace affixed to the antenna backing. The antenna trace is made of a conductive material and includes a symmetric low-band portion and an asymmetric high-band portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: World Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bharadvaj R. Podduturi
  • Publication number: 20140118202
    Abstract: A smart electric meter is provided. The smart electric meter includes a body, an antenna holder, an antenna structure and a supporting member. The antenna holder is disposed on the body, wherein the antenna holder is annular. The antenna structure is disposed on the antenna holder, wherein the antenna structure is moveable along a circumferential direction of the antenna holder. The supporting member is connected to the antenna structure, wherein the supporting member is moveably disposed on the antenna holder, and the supporting member moves the antenna structure along the circumferential direction of the antenna holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Hong LIN, Chang-Hsiu HUANG, I-Shan CHEN, Guo-Cheng TSAI, Chun-Chia KUO
  • Patent number: 8698681
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to solar energy collection and use in communications systems and to enhancements thereof. In an aspect, dual function antennas are disclosed that can simultaneously function as an antenna and as a solar energy collection system. In further aspects, disclosed embodiments can focus incident solar radiation to increase output voltage of conventional solar cells. Measured and simulated results demonstrate various aspects of the subject disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Wa Leung, Eng Hock Lim
  • Publication number: 20140099990
    Abstract: Systems (300) and methods (900) for packaging an antenna (702) in a communication device (300). The methods involve coupling the antenna to a Printed Circuit Board (“PCB”) such that the antenna is mechanically supported thereby. A hollow shaft (510) of a control knob (304) is positioned over the antenna and at least a portion of PCB (706) such that the antenna is embedded within the control knob. Thereafter, the control knob is mechanically secured to a housing (308) of the communication device. The control knob is arranged such that it can move in a radial direction and a vertical direction (516) relative to the chassis. The control knob is also arranged such that the hollow shaft is able to move freely over the antenna without coming in contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Myung Lee, Mark Benoit, Richard Furness, Wojciech Mysliwiec
  • Patent number: 8686908
    Abstract: A wireless function watch includes an antenna for receiving a radio wave from outside; a housing for accommodating the antenna; a conductive projecting portion projecting in a planar direction from an inner wall of the housing toward the inside of a watch case; and an opening penetrating the conductive projecting portion vertically so as to improve receiving characteristics of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kouichi Kusunoki, Setsuo Kachi
  • Publication number: 20140085154
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece has; an annular antenna; and a time display unit. The antenna includes an annular dielectric; a conductive driven element that is disposed on the dielectric, is ring-shaped with a notch therein (C-shaped), and is fed with a specific potential; and a conductive parasitic element that is disposed on the dielectric with a gap to the driven element, and is an endless ring or a ring with a notch therein (C-shaped). A feed position to which a specific potential is fed is disposed to the driven element at one place. When the electronic timepiece is seen in plan view, the feed position is disposed in a range from approximately 8:00 to approximately 10:00 relative to the center (center pivot) of the electronic timepiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshitaka Nagahama
  • Publication number: 20140085153
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece has a case; a time display unit housed in the case; an annular dielectric that is housed in the case and has a conductive driven element to which a specific potential is supplied; and a conductive ground plane with an annular shape that is housed in the case and supplied with ground potential. The dielectric body and the ground plane are disposed coaxially to the same center axis with the gap therebetween in the axial (z-axis) direction less than or equal to the thickness of the dielectric in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshitaka Nagahama
  • Patent number: 8681055
    Abstract: A coupling structure for an antenna device including a housing, which retains an antenna element for transmitting or receiving a communication signal, and a wire harness, which extends out of the housing. The coupling structure includes a coupling member that couples the wire harness to a conductor when coupling the housing to a coupling location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masanori Kosugi, Taketoshi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8681050
    Abstract: An antenna device, such as composite right and left handed (CRLH) antenna device, is formed on the substrate, including a ground electrode formed on the substrate. In an example, the antenna device includes a cell patch comprising an enclosed conductive portion formed along an exterior edge of the cell patch, leaving an interior portion of the cell patch to partially expose the substrate. A feed structure is electromagnetically coupled to the cell patch, a via line is coupled to the ground electrode, and a via couples the via line to the cell patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Services GmbH
    Inventors: Shane Thornwall, Norberto Lopez, Vaneet Pathak, Nan Xu
  • Publication number: 20140071004
    Abstract: A combination battery and antenna includes a battery having a positive contact and a negative contact, at least one of the positive contact and the negative contact comprising an antenna coupled to a matching circuit and to a radio frequency choke, whereby direct current (DC) is supplied to a battery circuit and a radio frequency (RF) signal is supplied to an RF circuit, and at least one secondary radiator parasitically coupled to the at least one of the positive contact and the negative contact of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Jatupum Jenwatanavet, Allen M. Tran, Joe C. Le, Leif A. Woodahl
  • Publication number: 20140062810
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided including a microwave transceiver, a microwave antenna coupled to the microwave transmitter that transmits microwave energy into a secured area and receives reflected microwave signals from the secured area, a passive infrared detector that receives infrared energy from the secured area and a reflector having a focal point, the reflector reflects both microwave and infrared radiation received from the secured area onto the focal point, the microwave antenna and passive infrared detectors both located proximate the focal point of the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jie ZHAO, Teng ZHANG, Tianfeng ZHAO, Lei QIN
  • Publication number: 20140062811
    Abstract: There are provided a cable having an antenna embedded therein, and an input apparatus having the same, and a computer apparatus. The cable includes: a cable body having a predetermined length and an internal space; one or more power lines disposed in the internal space of the cable body and connected between both ends of the cable body; an antenna disposed in the internal space of the cable body, and transmitting and receiving a wireless signal; and a separating part disposed in the internal space of the cable body and electrically connected between the one or more power lines and the antenna to separate a power signal transmitted through the one or more power lines and the wireless signal transmitted and received through the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Jin SEOL
  • Patent number: 8665134
    Abstract: A rotational antenna includes a stationary feed which is disposed in a substantially vertical orientation. A parabolic dish is rotationally mounted about the stationary feed in a state of being tipped with respect to the stationary, substantially vertically oriented feed. The rotational parabolic antenna may alternatively be provided with a rotating radio frequency (RF) and acoustic feed. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Detect, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew McLaughlin, Megan Maureen Sloan, Elias Moises Lau
  • Patent number: 8654019
    Abstract: Antennas systems are disclosed providing for the use of heat harvesters such as thermophotovoltaic cell materials for converting waste heat from antenna transmitters into useful electricity. A further aspect of the present disclosure provides for transmitters that include high-temperature solid-state power amplifiers for operation at relatively high temperatures, reducing or eliminating the need for thermal heat spreaders or heat sinks. Quantum-effect thermophotovoltaic cells, including quantum-dot based thermophotovoltaic cells are described. Field-coupling is described to extract energy from a quantum-dot based TPV. Novel solar cells are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Edward H. Allen
  • Publication number: 20140043194
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a housing, a communication antenna, and an agglomerative meta-structure, wherein the agglomerative meta-structure comprises a first pattern layer connected in series between an input end and an output end of the agglomerative meta-structure, and a second pattern layer connected in parallel between the input end and the output end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Soongsil University-Industry Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Chul Hun SEO, Chongmin LEE, Hyoungjun KIM
  • Patent number: 8648733
    Abstract: Oilfield drilling utilizes downhole data transmitted to surface for formation evaluation and steering of directional wellbores. A leading technology in providing subsurface to surface communication is Electro-Magnetic (EM) Telemetry. This technology is typically employed with a downhole antenna concentric with the bore of an electrically insulating “gap sub” portion of the system. The antenna blocks the bore from further use to conduct other sensors or equipment through. One aspect of the invention is to integrate the antenna into the structure of the gap sub, thereby clearing the bore for conducting other tools through, and also protecting the antenna from the harsh drilling environment, including abrasion, erosion, shock, and vibration. Another aspect of this invention enables the antenna to serve a secondary function as an anti-rotation feature between the two halves of the gap sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony R. Dopf, Derek W. Logan, Garry Holmen
  • Publication number: 20140035787
    Abstract: An antenna system for us in detecting electromagnetic and/or magneto inductive said antenna system further comprising at least two semi-conductor sensor arrays operable to detect in magnetic field component of the electromagnetic and/or magneto-inductive signals, the arrays arranged to be operable for tri-axial detection of the magnetic field component; at least two output means where an output means is associated with each sensor array and operable to output a signal indicative of the detected magnetic field; and detection means operable to receive said sensor array outputs and operable to act upon said received outputs to generate a signal indicative of the detected electromagnetic and/or magneto-inductive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brendan Peter Hyland, John Roulston
  • Patent number: 8643555
    Abstract: The invention includes a first circuit board on which a plurality of first terminal sections is arranged, a high-frequency circuit arranged on the first circuit board and connected to at least one of the plurality of first terminal sections, a second circuit board on which is arranged a plurality of second terminal sections facing the plurality of first terminal sections, a first internal circuit arranged on the second circuit board and connected to at least one of the plurality of second terminal sections, and electrical continuity unit providing electrical continuity among the plurality of first terminal sections and the plurality of second terminal sections. At least two contiguous terminals of the plurality of first terminal sections and/or the plurality of second terminal sections including a terminal connected to the high-frequency circuit are connected via a capacitor and function as an antenna for wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Michio Irie
  • Publication number: 20140028509
    Abstract: Terminals, apparatuses and methods for operating a piezoelectric module included in a terminal in one or more operation modes, including: a control unit which determines an operation mode of a piezoelectric module that includes a piezoelectric element, the piezoelectric module operating according to the operation mode determined by the control unit; and a voltage control unit which applies an operation voltage for generating an operation frequency according to the operation mode determined by the control unit to the piezoelectric module. The one or more operation modes includes an antenna mode in which the piezoelectric module operates as an antenna in the terminal. Accordingly, the antenna is implemented using the piezoelectric module in the terminal, thereby promoting and enhancing mounting characteristics and durability of the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Myeong Je Kim, Jong Hoon Oh
  • Patent number: 8629761
    Abstract: In a method and a system for initiating communication with an implantable medical device to conduct a wireless communication session between the implantable medical device and an external programmer device. A directional antenna is employed for initiating communication between a programmer device and an implantable medical device (IMD). The IMD is targeted by the programmer device by having an operator of the programmer device orient the directional antenna toward the IMD and transmitting a communication-initiating signal from the programmer to the IMD via the directional antenna. The directional antenna has a directional characteristic and communication range. the IMD responds to the communication-initiating signal by sending identification information to the programmer. the programmer may then use this identification to establish a communication session with the IMD targeted by the directional antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical AB
    Inventors: Jan Ljungström, Hans Abrahamson, Leif Lindkvist, Stefan Wahlberg, Niklas Sköldengen
  • Publication number: 20140002318
    Abstract: The device includes radio frequency (RF) communication components installed within a case of the device and an antenna with an inverted E shape mounted within a header of the device. The antenna has three branches extending from a main arm: a capacitive branch connecting one end of the main arm to the case; an RF signal feed branch connecting a middle portion of the main arm to the internal RF components of the device via a feedthrough; and an inductive branch connecting the opposing (far) end of the main arm to the case to provide a shunt to ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Micah Meulmester, Reza Imani, Wisit Lim, Perry Li
  • Publication number: 20130342408
    Abstract: An electronic device including a metal casing, a first slot and a speaker is provided. The metal casing is electrically connected to a system ground plane. The first slot passes through the metal casing. The metal casing forms a slot antenna by using the first slot so as to receive or transmit a first radiofrequency signal. The speaker is disposed inside the metal casing, and corresponds to the first slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chang, Chung-Cheng Su
  • Publication number: 20130328732
    Abstract: A touchscreen includes a substrate including a conductive layer on a part of its surface, and an antenna being situated in a region where the conductive layer is not provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Kousuke SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 8599081
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to solar energy collection and use in communications systems and to enhancements thereof. In an aspect, dual function antennas are disclosed that can simultaneously function as an antenna and as a solar energy collection system. In further aspects, disclosed embodiments can focus incident solar radiation to increase output voltage of conventional solar cells. Measured and simulated results demonstrate various aspects of the subject disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Wa Leung, Eng Hock Lim
  • Patent number: 8599082
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is used to mount a wireless telemetry component proximate a rotating component of a combustion turbine engine (10), wherein the wireless telemetry component includes an RF transparent ceramic cover (128). The bracket assembly comprises a first mounting bracket (125) on a surface proximate the rotating component that includes a first (138) and second (139) bracket member spaced apart from one another. The first (138) and second (139) bracket members are disposed generally perpendicular to a direction of centrifugal forces generated by the rotating component. At least one of the first (138) or second bracket (139) members is inclined toward the other bracket member and disposed at an acute angle relative to the surface (141) proximate the rotating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Mitchell, Anand A. Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20130307738
    Abstract: The antenna device includes a first antenna 11 that includes a first ground terminal 12; a second antenna 18 that includes a second ground terminal 20; a ground conductor 28 to which the first antenna 11 is connected through the first ground terminal 12 and the second antenna 18 is connected through the second ground terminal 20; and a phase shifter 24 that controls a phase difference between a first current ie1 and a second current ie2. The phase shifter 24 controls the phase difference between the first current ie1 and the second current ie2 so that the first current ie1 and the second current ie2 have components to cancel each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Junnei Baba, Tetsuya Ashizuka, Ichiro Komaki
  • Publication number: 20130300618
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a conductive housing with an antenna window. A display cover layer may be mounted on the front face of the device. Antenna and proximity sensor structures may include a dielectric support structure with a notch. The antenna window may have a protruding portion that extends into the notch between the display cover layer and the antenna and proximity sensor structures. The antenna and proximity sensor structures may have an antenna feed that is coupled to a first conductive layer by a high pass circuit and capacitive proximity sensor circuitry that is coupled to the first conductive layer and a parallel second conductive layer by a low pass circuit. The first conductive layer may be formed from a metal coating on the support structure. The second conductive layer may be formed from patterned metal traces in a flexible printed circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Salih Yarga, Nirali Shah, Qingxiang Li, Robert W. Schlub
  • Patent number: 8583360
    Abstract: A navigation system determines its usage mode. In some embodiments, a method comprises determining a usage mode of a navigation system based on at least one of an acceleration indicator, a speed indicator, and a magnet sensor. The usage mode is at least one of a pedestrian mode, a vehicular mode, an aerial mode, a train mode, and a marine mode. The method further comprises configuring a navigation subsystem based on the usage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Deric W. Waters, Tarkesh Pande
  • Publication number: 20130293430
    Abstract: A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling. In another aspect a thin profile passive keyboard adapted for use with a near field enabled tablet is provided. In another aspect a mounting bracket or holder, embedded antenna, and passive keyboard combination is provided adapted for converting a tablet into a notebook type configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: EZERO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: David L. HENTY
  • Patent number: RE45030
    Abstract: An implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a hermetically sealed biocompatible housing for an active implantable medical device (AIMD), an RFID microelectronics chip is disposed within the housing, and a biocompatible antenna extends from the RFID microelectronic chip and exteriorly of the housing. In a preferred form of the invention, the antenna is disposed within a header block of the AIMD, and the RFID chip is disposed within the AIMD housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Christine A. Frysz