Combined With Diverse-type Art Device Patents (Class 343/720)
  • Publication number: 20090079642
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes an air conditioning module and a wireless access module. The air conditioning module has at least one blade for controlling the wind direction of the air conditioning module. The wireless access module has at least one antenna. The antenna is disposed on the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Ming-Yen LIU
  • Patent number: 7504948
    Abstract: A rugged, mobile, wireless data capture device with an integrated radio frequency identification (“RFID”) reader is described. The wireless data capture device includes a durable, sealed enclosure. A wireless microprocessor is mounted within the enclosure. An RFID reader is coupled to the wireless microprocessor and mounted within the enclosure. The enclosure also supports a mounted communications antenna that is communicatively coupled to the wireless microprocessor, as well as RFID reader antenna communicatively coupled to the RFID reader. A power supply system supplies power to the data capture device. Finally, the durable, sealed enclosure includes mounting means for securing the enclosure to industrial equipment in a manner that mitigates effects of physical shock and vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Wulff, Mark Duron, Justin Hotard, Brian Viscount, Ian Chamberlin
  • Patent number: 7505005
    Abstract: An antenna structure is comprised of a body, an antenna element coupled with the body, and an arm support coupled with the body and the antenna element. The arm support also includes a recessed portion on one side adapted to receive a two-sided customizable plate. The customizable plate is made of a non-metallic material. The customizable plate is further adapted to fit within the recess and can be adhered to the recessed portion of the arm support. The customizable plate can also be graphically customized to display a viewable image. In addition, the customizable plate can be imprinted with a metallized pattern on the side that faces the recessed portion when seated in the arm support. The imprinted metallized pattern can beneficially affect the performance characteristics of the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Brian Francis Mellage, Curtis Wayne Thornton, Gerard James Hayes
  • Publication number: 20090054749
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for providing a data transmission unit antenna for wireless data transmission in a data monitoring and management system are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Lei He
  • Patent number: 7492321
    Abstract: Disclosed is an internal antenna apparatus. The internal antenna allows feeding and ground connection to an antenna without power loss or degradation of performance in a structure in which a main printed circuit board is separated from the antenna. The internal antenna apparatus in a mobile communication terminal includes an antenna, a main printed circuit board, and a key pad printed circuit board, the antenna being spaced from the main printed circuit board a predetermined distance. A feeding pad is connected to the antenna, an antenna feeding part is connected between the main printed circuit board and the feeding pad, and a ground connection part connects a ground part of the main printed circuit board to a ground part of the key pad printed circuit board. The antenna feeding part includes a coaxial cable and a cable connection part. The antenna feeding part passes through a battery mounting space between the antenna and the main printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jung Ho Park
  • Patent number: 7486184
    Abstract: A coaxial cable antenna is provided for use in an external device, such as a programmer or monitor, to enhance communication between the external device and an implanted medical device (IMD). The coaxial cable antenna provides the external device with polarization diversity. For example, the coaxial cable antenna includes a first portion and a second portion that are substantially perpendicular to one another. Each of the portions of the coaxial cable antenna has a different polarization orientation, thus providing the programmer with polarization diversity. Further, the external device may include more than one coaxial cable antenna to provide the external device with spatial diversity as well as polarization diversity provided by the coaxial cable antenna design. The coaxial cable antenna configurations reduce problems associated with polarization mismatches, antenna nulls, and multi-path propagation interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bonnie Dougherty, legal representative, Garry L. Dublin, Eduardo H. Villaseca
  • Patent number: 7478759
    Abstract: An antenna, a wireless communication system, and a method for enabling presence detection of antennae are provided. The antenna includes a memory device that stores specifications of the antenna. These specifications are acquired by a wireless device in the wireless communication system. The wireless device is configured based on the specifications of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Lung
  • Publication number: 20090002198
    Abstract: A marine throttle mounted stereo control system consisting of a throttle mounting base having a control shaft pivotally mounted to the mounting base, which is mounted adjacent an operators seat within a boat cockpit. The throttle control has a stereo control which is remotely located from the boats stereo audio system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Darren A. Bach
  • Patent number: 7460074
    Abstract: Communications devices having a combined antenna and speaker for a radio receiving apparatus is provided. The combined antenna and speaker includes a speaker and a low profile built-in radio antenna element. The antenna element includes a flat sheet carrying a conductive antenna trace. An exciter is connected to the sheet and devised to induce vibrations therein for generating sound. This integrates a flat panel speaker with the antenna element, which saves components and may increase performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Zhinong Ying, Wanqing Shi
  • Publication number: 20080289178
    Abstract: A method of forming an isolated electrically conductive contact through a metal substrate by creating at least one via through the substrate. The at least one sidewall of the via is cleaned and coated with a non-conductive layer. In one example, the non-conductive layer is formed by anodizing the sidewall(s) of the via. In another example, the non-conductive layer may be formed by thin film deposition of a dielectric on the sidewall(s). An electrically conductive filler is then placed into the via. In the examples disclosed, the filler may be a conductive ink or a conductive epoxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Nashner, Jeff Howerton
  • Publication number: 20080282828
    Abstract: Mechanical systems and methods are disclosed for pointing a plurality of elements in an array in any direction within a near-hemispherical field of view without pointing the entire array as a single unit. A fixed frame and an adjuster frame disposed substantially parallel to and offset from each other are each coupled by universal joints to carriers for a plurality of elements. One or more drive mechanisms are used to move the adjuster frame relative to the fixed frame to produce coordinated pointing of the pointing axes of the plurality of elements. The systems and methods can be used in a variety of applications including pointing of solar concentrator receivers or antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Russell K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20080266123
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insult-sensing absorbent article including an absorbent assembly, an insult-sensing means coupled to the absorbent assembly, and a tuned antenna system coupled to the insult-sensing means. Also disclosed is a method for indicating an insult to an absorbent article to be worn by a wearer, the method including providing an absorbent article including a conductive element; providing an antenna system associated with the absorbent article, the antenna system including a signal generator and an antenna, wherein the antenna includes the conductive element, and wherein the antenna system is adapted to transmit a signal; and maximizing the receivability of the signal by optimizing an aspect of the antenna system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Ales, Andrew Mark Long, Timothy Joseph Wurth, Terrance James Hill
  • Publication number: 20080231525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring device, in particular a hand-held measuring device for locating objects enclosed in a medium, using high-frequency electromagnetic signals. Said device comprises a housing (82) and at least one high-frequency sensor, which is located in the housing and has a first antenna assembly (10) containing at least one first antenna element (12), the latter preferably emitting and/or receiving signals on a first polarisation plane. According to the invention, the antenna assembly (10) has at least one additional antenna element (14), whose polarisation plane is rotated in relation to the polarisation plane of the first antenna element (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Reiner Krapf, Heiko Braun, Michael Mahler, Christoph Wieland, Ulli Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20080218423
    Abstract: A removable antenna is configured for a computing platform. This configuring, for example, includes; mounting a bracket on the computing platform designed to accommodate a removable antenna and a removable signal compatible dome. The removable antenna is mounted on the bracket, and the removable signal compatible dome, configured at least in part on the removable antenna, is also mounted on the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Hong W. Wong, Wah Yiu Kwong
  • Publication number: 20080150816
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for antenna arrangement by providing a feed arrangement through a flex connection for radiating elements of a first part and a second part (e.g., lower and upper parts, respectively) of a mobile terminal (e.g., a slide-type terminal), wherein the first and second parts are configured to move relative to each other during operation of the mobile terminal. For a slide-type terminal, the first and the second parts can be sliding relative to each other during said operation. This antenna arrangement can be used by any of the cellular or non-cellular wireless systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Jussi Rahola, Jani Ollikainen
  • Patent number: 7382328
    Abstract: An animal training apparatus including an electrical conductor embedded within a flexible member, and a housing having a through-opening for receiving the electrical conductor therethrough. The flexible member is molded around the electrical conductor and the antenna, while the electrical conductor is positioned such that it extends into the housing through the through-opening. As a result of the molding process, the flexible member shields the housing through-opening, discouraging substances such as water from accessing the interior of the housing via the through-opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Albert L. Lee, IV, William S. Groh, Steven L. Lawrence, Steven M. Schrick
  • Patent number: 7327226
    Abstract: A vehicle communication and control system is provided that may be more readily installed in a vehicle and that utilizes minimal additional wiring. According to some of the disclosed embodiments, the electrical components of the “brick” of a communication and control system are integrated into a rearview mirror assembly. Preferably, the microwave antenna for the GPS and the cellular telephone antenna are also integrated into the rearview mirror assembly. Various functions and features of the system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Turnbull, Robert C. Knapp, Eric J. Walstra, Alan R. Watson, G. Bruce Poe, John K. Roberts, Wayne J. Rumsey
  • Publication number: 20070285325
    Abstract: A Chi energy amplifier that utilizes a co-gravitational K field to generate a flow of hyperspace energy into or out of a ceramic dome containing a slot antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: John Quincy St. Clair
  • Publication number: 20070247381
    Abstract: A pre-engineered, packaged RF transparent barrier for non-penetrating installation on a roof, ground, or other surface can be pre-fabricated in different heights and or widths such that customizable barriers can be implemented without manufacturing costs typical of designing custom antenna gate structures. RF transparent materials reduce potential barrier-caused problems such as interference or reflection of RF signals. The barrier balances RF degradation potential, structural integrity, and cost considerations in its design, fabrication, and installation. A method of fulfilling the requirements for an antenna barrier installation is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: Matthew Runte
  • Patent number: 7280438
    Abstract: A radio-controlled timepiece with an internal antenna provides an improved arrangement within and appearance to a case member of the timepiece that reduces manufacturing cost and affords a smaller timepiece. The antenna, which has a core and coil wound around the core, is rendered inside the case member such that both end portions of the core, and preferably the entire core, are disposed along a curved inside surface of the case member. Because the end surfaces of the core do not oppose the inside surface, the antenna can be located close to the case member without a drop in antenna performance. The case member can therefore be made of metal to give the timepiece a better design and appearance. With such an arrangement, production cost can be reduced because notches need not be formed in the case, and the timepiece can be made smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Teruhiko Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 7256739
    Abstract: To provide an antenna shape devised to be integrated and compact. The antenna connected to an IC chip that performs wireless identification includes a slit that separates two connection points with respect to the IC chip, in which a length of the slit is approximately 3 millimeters, and a width of the slit is in a range of from 0.8 millimeter to 1.4 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Usami
  • Patent number: 7248210
    Abstract: The present invention is a man-portable counter-mortar radar (MCMR) radar system that detects and tracks enemy mortar projectiles in flight and calculates their point of origin (launch point) to enable and direct countermeasures against the mortar and its personnel. In addition, MCMR may also perform air defense surveillance by detecting and tracking aircraft, helicopters, and ground vehicles. MCMR is a man-portable radar system that can be disassembled for transport, then quickly assembled in the field, and provides 360-degree coverage against an enemy mortar attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Syracuse Research Corporation
    Inventors: Steven E. Bruce, Thomas A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7230580
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for attaching antennae to RFID tags is disclosed. Included is the use of RFID tags having a symmetrical interconnect system for attaching one or more antennae, such that virtually any rotational orientation of the RFID tag will result in a successful antennae attachment. Two oversized and “L” shaped gold-bumped poles can be arranged on the same side of a chip in an opposing fashion, such that at least one axis of symmetry is formed. Accordingly, virtually all rotational orientations of the chip are then acceptable when attaching a pair of opposing pole antenna leads. Alternatively, a pair of poles can be located on opposing chip surfaces, such that antenna substrates can attach to both the top and bottom of the chip to form a product “sandwich,” whereby the rotational orientation of the chip is irrelevant at an antenna attachment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil V. Kelkar, Sadanand R. Patil, Cheol Hyun Han
  • Patent number: 7231236
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device comprises a body; and an input/output port installed on a side of said body and electrically connected to an antenna connecting portion of a communication module installed in said body. Thus, the input/output port of the wireless communication device also functions as the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-hoon Cho
  • Patent number: 7141781
    Abstract: An improved device, method, and system efficiently couple high-frequency energy from radiation-assisted field emission. A radiation source radiates an emitting surface with an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field reduces the potential barrier at the emitting surface, allowing electrons to tunnel from the surface. The tunneling electrons produce a current. The electron tunneling current oscillates in response to the oscillations of the electromagnetic field radiation. Two or more electromagnetic fields of different frequencies radiate the emitting surface, causing photomixing. The electron tunneling current oscillates in response to the difference of the frequencies of the electromagnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Mark J. Hagmann
  • Patent number: 7138961
    Abstract: An apparatus comprised of a wind turbine tower removeably holding or containing antenna type devices. Such antenna type devices will be utilized to receive and/or transmit communication signals. The major advantage of this apparatus is that a single tower can be constructed containing the functionality of both a communications tower and a wind turbine tower. Substantial siting and construction costs may be saved by constructing one tower that can perform two functions; as opposed to siting and constructing two separate towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Sievert
  • Patent number: 7126550
    Abstract: There is disclosed a clasp for electrically connecting first (10) and second (10?) antenna elements respectively housed in first (50) and second (50?) strands of a wristband of a portable electronic instrument, this clasp including two parts (1, 2) able to be detached from each other, each electrically connected to one of the antenna elements, and able to be mechanically locked onto each other in order to establish an electric contact between the antenna elements. The first detachable part includes a first clasp element (60) including a first plate (62) extending into the extension of the first wristband strand. The second detachable part includes a second clasp element (70) including a second plate (72) extending into the extension of the second wristband strand and a holding device (73). The second detachable part further includes a third clasp element (75) rotatably mounted on the second clasp element (70) and arranged to lock onto the holding device of the second clasp element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Tissot S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Clerc, Nicolas Oian, David Apothéloz
  • Patent number: 7126546
    Abstract: An arrangement designed for radio phones for integrating a mechanical structure of the antenna head of the phone. The mechanical structures of an antenna and a speaker of the radio phone are integrated so that a given planar component radiates both radio waves and sound waves. The radiator component (310) comprises a layer (315, 316) of a material, a shape of which can be controlled by means of a voltage. The sound waves, i.e. fluctuation of the air pressure are thus generated by causing the thickness or position of the layer to fluctuate according to the control voltage. The antenna head of the radio phone becomes more compact than in the prior art, and it takes up less space because the antenna and the speaker utilize same structural elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: LK Products Oy
    Inventors: Petteri Annamaa, Jyrki Mikkola
  • Patent number: 7123204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless communication device that is coupled to an energy source, such as a battery, capacitor, or solar cell. The wireless communication device is coupled to a slot in the energy source to form a slot antenna for wireless communication. The slot antenna receives communication signals from an interrogation reader or other communication device. The wireless communication device may be attached to a device or container for purposes such as communicating information regarding identification, manufacturing, tracking, and the like. The wireless communication device may also be coupled to the energy source for power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventors: Ian J. Forster, Patrick F. King, Michael G. Ginn
  • Patent number: 7109934
    Abstract: A rectifier generates a rectified output and a dc power output. The rectifier has an antenna element, a tuning capacitor, a coupling capacitor, first and second rectifying diodes, and a storage capacitor. The antenna element and the tuning capacitor are coupled in parallel and grounded at one terminal. The first rectifying diode is grounded at its anode terminal and the storage capacitor is grounded at one terminal. The coupling capacitor is coupled between the ungrounded terminal of the antenna element and the cathode terminal of the first rectifying diode. The anode terminal of the second rectifying diode is coupled to the cathode terminal of the first rectifying diode. The cathode terminal of the second rectifying diode is coupled to the ungrounded terminal of the storage capacitor. The rectified output is generated between the rectifying diodes. The dc power output is generated between the second rectifying diode and the storage capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Celis Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Alan D. Devilbiss, Gary F. Derbenwick
  • Patent number: 7064653
    Abstract: The output to the antenna of an RFID tag or label is disconnected from the balance of the RFID chip by means of a series switch activated in response to a logic command, CLOAK, generated by the RFID chip. Activation of the switch disconnects the output to the antenna of the RFID tag without disconnecting its input. The output to the antenna is thus disconnected for a time sufficient to allow the remaining RFID tags in an RF interrogation field to be identified. However, the input of the antenna remains connected and is capable of receiving at any time, including during the cloaking period commands which can lift the tag out of cloaking and allow it to then selectively output its signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Single Chip Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Dave Dalglish
  • Patent number: 7061382
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting the authenticity of a container sealed with a cap (or other closure) which automatically disables itself when the cap is first removed. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a substrate, a radio frequency transceiver circuit mounted upon the substrate and connected to an antenna having a fixed length that is also mounted upon the substrate, and a protrusion affixed to or a slot in the substrate. A cap for a container includes the RFID tag mounted on an inner surface adjacent to the closed end. When mounted on the container, the cap mates with a ratchet wheel connected to the container that engages the protrusion or slot such that removing the cap from the container will cause the substrate to fracture and thereby cause the RFID tag to become permanently disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventors: Francis M. Claessens, Timo W. Kipp, John P. Palmer
  • Patent number: 6989790
    Abstract: A planar metal antenna mounted on a semiconductor body and incorporating an active circuit element, for example a diode, integrated in the path of the antenna. Connection between the antenna metal and a peripheral contact is provided by a connecting link of resistive sheet material sub-divided, by voids or by inclusions of high resistive material, into a number of conductive tracks each of width and spacing of dimension small compared with the width of the antenna. The link thus exhibits an effectively high sheet resistivity at high frequency—i.e. at a frequency at or near to the frequency of antenna resonance and thus affords effective hf isolation between the antenna and the contact. At the same time, at dc and at intermediate frequency, a relatively low resistance path is afforded for bias and for extraction of IF signal. The number, width and spacing of the tracks may be varied with distance from the antenna metal to minimize the dc resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: QinetiQ Limited
    Inventor: Huw David Rees
  • Patent number: 6989795
    Abstract: A line-replaceable unit for a phased array antenna including a thermally conductive housing having a front face and an opposed rear face, at least one open-ended waveguide extending through the housing from the front face to the rear face, at least one first radiating element including the waveguide and adapted to emit energy in a first frequency band; and at least one second radiating element positioned on the front face of the housing and adapted to emit energy in a second frequency band distinct from the first frequency band. The waveguide is dimensioned to pass energy in the first frequency band and is exposed to the environment outside the housing at the front and rear faces to define a cooling duct passing through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Sensis Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Edward, John M. Marziale, Peter J. Ruzicka
  • Patent number: 6975273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable radiotelephone with an antenna unit outwardly protruded therefrom. In the portable radiotelephone, the antenna unit is connected, via a feeding unit, to a main body of the radiotelephone and has a camera lens assembly installed in a proper position thereof to the main body so as to suitably photograph a subject. Accordingly, an additional area for an installation of the lens assembly in the radiotelephone is not required, and miniaturization and reduction in weight of the radiotelephone can be achieved. In addition, since the lens assembly is installed in the most protruded portion of the radiotelephone, it is possible to suitably photograph a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Jeong Choi
  • Patent number: 6960016
    Abstract: There is disclosed a wristband for a portable electronic instrument including at least a first wristband strand (50) including outer and inner faces and one end (50A) of which is intended to be fixed to a case of a portable electronic instrument, this first wristband strand (50) including, housed between said outer and inner faces, an electric conductor including a conductive plate (10) of elongated shape arranged longitudinally in said first wristband strand (50). The conductive plate (10) includes a plurality of electric contact zones (30) with the conductive plate (10) distributed longitudinally over the first wristband strand, the first wristband strand (50) being arranged to be cut with the conductive plate (10) along several transverse cutting lines arranged in each portion located between two adjacent electric contact zones (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Mangement Sevices AG
    Inventors: David Apothéloz, Nicolas Oian, Nicolas Clerc
  • Patent number: 6956736
    Abstract: A fixing device (20) for securing an antenna (10) to a front panel (60) of a computer enclosure (80), includes a main body (22), two fixing arms (24) extending from opposite ends of the main body, and two locking arms (30) extending from the main body and perpendicular to the fixing arms. Two position posts (23) and two pairs of hooks (42) are formed from the main body and engage in corresponding position holes (62) and mounting holes (64) of the panel. Two aligned slots (26) are defined in the fixing arms for receiving the antenna. Each locking arm includes a connecting portion (32) and a bent portion (34). Each locking arm can rotate around a rotation section (31) of the connecting portion, and a locking hole (38) of the bent portion can engage with a locking block (28) of the fixing arm thereby securing the antenna in the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., LTD
    Inventors: Hsuan-Tsung Chen, Ying Sin William Tin, Pin-Shian Wu
  • Patent number: 6943751
    Abstract: A conical mount is used to mount a novelty item such as a pennant, figurine, or advertising shape secure on a post such as an automobile antenna. The conical mount secures the item rigidly to the antenna at any selected location by cooperating with a corresponding conical aperture on the mounted item to provide a fitted attachment between the novelty item and the conical mount. The two halves of the conical mount have mating tabs and slots that provide for a compressive interlock about the varying diameters of an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas Puett, III, Ralph Thomas Puett, IV
  • Patent number: 6930602
    Abstract: A coaxial cable antenna for use in an external device, such as a programmer or monitor, to enhance communication between the external device and an implanted medical device (IMD). The coaxial cable antenna provides the external device with polarization diversity. For example, the coaxial cable antenna includes a first portion and a second portion that are substantially perpendicular to one another. Each of the portions of the coaxial cable antenna has a different polarization orientation, thus providing the programmer with polarization diversity. Further, the external device may include more than one coaxial cable antenna to provide the external device with spatial diversity as well as polarization diversity provided by the coaxial cable antenna design. The coaxial cable antenna configurations reduce problems associated with polarization mismatches, antenna nulls, and multi-path propagation interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bonnie Dougherty, Garry L. Dublin, Eduardo H. Villaseca
  • Patent number: 6924772
    Abstract: A tri-mode co-boresighted seeker including a primary collecting mirror assembly having a parabolic surface and a forwardly located dielectric secondary mirror assembly including a dielectric mirror coating which reflects infrared (IR) energy to an IR detector assembly located on a central longitudinal axis on one side of the secondary mirror while providing substantially unobstructed propagation of millimeter wave RF energy and laser energy in a joint or common signal path therethrough to means located on the other side of the secondary mirror for extracting and diverting laser energy away from the common RF-optical signal path to a laser sensor assembly while causing little or no disturbance to the RF signal as it propagates to a co-located bifurcated waveguide assembly which couples the RF energy to an RF sensor means located behind the primary mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Sherwood C. Kiernan, Jr., Donald J. Walker, Daniel E. Stamm, William B. Yablon, Paul M. Dishop
  • Patent number: 6897816
    Abstract: An indoor antenna has an antenna assembly with at least one antenna, a controlling circuit, a temperature sensor and a LCD. The controlling circuit has a microprocessor. The microprocessor has a clock and is electronically connected to the temperature sensor and the LCD. The microprocessor obtains a temperature signal from the temperature sensor and keeps time so the LCD can display the temperature and current time in addition to sending broadcast signals received by the antenna to a television. Therefore, the indoor antenna is a multiple function antenna that provides other useful information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Trans Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Si Wang
  • Patent number: 6891503
    Abstract: The bolometric detector comprises at least one receiver antenna designed to collect electromagnetic waves. The antenna is extended by a resistive load converting the power from the electromagnetic waves into calorific power. Said resistive load is in contact with a thermometric element detecting the temperature rise relating to the calorific power generated. A switch arranged between the antenna and the resistive load enables the current flow between the antenna and the resistive load to be modulated by means of control means. The switch can for example be a micro-device with a bimetal effect thermal actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Olivier Savry, Patrick Agnese
  • Patent number: 6870733
    Abstract: A wireless network adapter for establishing wireless communication links between electronic devices. In one embodiment, the wireless network adapter comprises wireless communication circuitry encased in a shell in the form of a detachable molding element of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter further comprises a bus connector adapted to couple the wireless communication circuitry to an expansion bus when the shell is attached to an outer surface of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter is a fully integrated solution further comprising an RF antenna for communication with a wireless network and a radio modem comprising a radio, a receiver, and modulation circuitry. The RF antenna in the wireless network adapter may take one of several forms. The antenna may be a dedicated unit housed within the shell of the wireless network adapter. Alternatively, the antenna may form a part of the outer shell of the adapter or it may form a part of a company logo located on the shell the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robin T. Castell, William Caldwell Crosswy
  • Patent number: 6871079
    Abstract: An antenna built-in type mobile phone includes a mobile phone main body; and a battery detachably installed in the mobile phone main body and having an antenna at a predetermined position thereof. The battery includes a battery cell in a predetermined form, an antenna provided at the upper and the side portions of the battery cell, and a battery pack for holding the battery cell and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun Ki Choi, Hee Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 6853605
    Abstract: An electronic watch (100) has a contactless data communication function. The case (101) of the electronic watch is constructed from metal or other conductive material, and is formed in an annular shape with a dial-side opening (101A) and a back-side opening (101B). A gap (101G) is disposed on one part of the case (101) in the circumferential direction as an insulation part, and an insulation material (109) is located and fixed inside this gap (101G). Because the occurrence of an eddy current can thus be prevented, a drop in communication function can be suppressed even though an annular conductive member is used in the case or other structural parts. Furthermore, because the strength of the case can be improved and the seal or water resistance can be easily assured, the reliability of the electronic watch can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Teruhiko Fujisawa, Akira Washizawa
  • Patent number: 6853336
    Abstract: In a notebook type computer terminal, a plate type slot antenna is provided between a display panel and a surrounding wall of a display panel housing so that a radiator portion thereof is projecting from a frame of the display panel and a stay, which are made of conductive material by a length more than a predetermined dimension S. A ground portion of the antenna is connected not only to a ground of a radio transceiver unit but also to the display panel housing made of conductive material through the stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Asano, Ephraim B. Flint, Kazuo Fujii, Brian P. Gaucher, Duixian Liu, Masaki Oie, Thomas W. Studwell, Hideyuki Usui
  • Publication number: 20040207561
    Abstract: An indoor antenna has an antenna assembly with at least one antenna, a controlling circuit, a temperature sensor and a LCD. The controlling circuit has a microprocessor. The microprocessor has a clock and is electronically connected to the temperature sensor and the LCD. The microprocessor obtains a temperature signal from the temperature sensor and keeps time so the LCD can display the temperature and current time in addition to sending broadcast signals received by the antenna to a television. Therefore, the indoor antenna is a multiple function antenna that provides other useful information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Trans Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Si Wang
  • Patent number: 6801154
    Abstract: A road antenna apparatus includes a road antenna 104 which is mounted on a post 103 and at an elevated position on a road R and establishes radio communication with an on-vehicle radio device 102 mounted in a vehicle 101 which is traveling over the road; a controller controls a level of a transmission output signal of the antenna based on a receiving rate of the transmission output signal. A laser-beam emitting device 111 is mounted on the road antenna and radiates a laser beam onto the surface of the road. A laser-beam receiving device mounted on the road receives the laser beam emitted from the laser-beam emitting device. The controller stops the operation of the antenna when the laser-beam receiver device cannot receive the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Terashima, Yoshiteru Hirano, Makoto Takemoto, Akihiro Inui
  • Patent number: 6798385
    Abstract: In the disclosed wireless information consumer electronics apparatus, limitation of mounting position of antenna is small, and further limitation of place of installation of the apparatus is small. Further, when stacking up a plurality of information consumer electronics apparatuses such as set-top boxes, the limitation of communication area and shortening of communication distance are small in this apparatus. A metal casing is used as a resonance antenna. Current is supplied through mounting screws, grounding wires connected in direct current, or an excitation patch coupled electromagnetically. Diversity action in plural excitation modes is also possible. The antenna can be matched automatically by using varactor diode or ferrodielectric capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Kirino
  • Publication number: 20040080461
    Abstract: A structure for concealing and/or camouflaging emitters and/or receivers of electromagnetic radiation such as, for example, telecommunication antennas is disclosed. The structure may be formed from a panel comprising a light weight, substantially RF transparent poly-vinyl-chloride (“PVC”) foam material. The structure can be fabricated in many ways and in different configurations to hide a variety of telecommunication antennas such as, for example, cellular, omni, and PCS antennas. The structure can be used in varying configurations and sizes. Configurations of the structure can be glued, bolted, and or screwed to itself or other substrates that do not impede RF signals while maintaining different overall appearances, textures, and shapes to hide or camouflage the emitters and/or receivers of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Scott Brady Rothgeb, Kevin Scot Bacon, Robert Lee Swiney