Plural Patents (Class 343/742)
  • Patent number: 10892799
    Abstract: Wireless power may be transferred between systems that are magnetically coupled in reactive near-field proximity. A magnetic field between a first antenna and a second antenna are coupled. The first and second antenna are (i) resonant at an operating frequency, and (ii) located within reactive near-field proximity. The reactive near field proximity represents a region that is less than a distance of 0.159 of the free space wavelength for the operating frequency. The wireless power provides a receiving system with a threshold amount of wireless inductive power exceeding 1 watt. Each of the first and second antennas have a spherical volume with a diameter less than 1/20 of the free space wavelength of the operating frequency and the energy dissipated to far-field radiation, per cycle, due to circulating currents from the first antenna is less than ½ the peak energy stored in the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Electric Sky Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Greason
  • Patent number: 10892560
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a first antenna section, a first housing section, a second antenna section, and a second housing section. The first antenna section includes a first antenna coil portion, and a first magnetic band disposed on the first antenna coil portion. The first housing section is configured to receive the first antenna coil portion and the first magnetic band. The second antenna section includes a second antenna coil portion, and a second magnetic band disposed on the second antenna coil portion. The second housing section is configured to receive the second antenna coil portion and the second magnetic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Minh Dang Nguyen, Lay Wei Ang
  • Patent number: 10892562
    Abstract: An orthogonally polarized Yagi-like MIMO antenna system and a triangular printed wideband Yagi based MIMO antenna system, respectively, and methods for making the antennas. The orthogonally polarized Yagi-like MIMO antenna system includes two slot round loop elements on a top side of a substrate. Each slot round loop element has two input ports and two slot reflectors. For each slot round loop element, one of the two input ports is placed orthogonally to the other input port, and one of the two slot reflectors is placed orthogonally to the other slot reflector. The triangular printed wideband Yagi based MIMO antenna system includes three round loop elements on a top side of a substrate and a circular reflector on a bottom side of the substrate. Each of the three round loop elements is placed at 120° with respect to other two round loop elements and has three parasitic directors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammad S. Sharawi, Syed Shahan Jehangir
  • Patent number: 10886616
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a multi-mode antenna are described. The antenna is preferably constructed having a first inductor coil and a second inductor coil. A plurality of shielding materials are positioned throughout the antenna to minimize interference of the magnetic fields that emanate from the coils from surrounding materials. The antenna comprises a coil control circuit having at least one of an electric filter and an electrical switch configured to modify the electrical impedance of either or both the first and second coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Ajit Rajagopalan, Alberto Peralta, Md. Nazmul Alam, Christine A. Frysz, Jason Luzinski, Glenn Riese, Jacob Babcock, Pavel Shostak
  • Patent number: 10868370
    Abstract: Circular loop antenna elements of each of a transmitting antenna 100 and a receiving antenna 200 have different perimeters of approximately integral multiples of a wavelength determined from a wireless communication frequency. The transmitting antenna 100 and the receiving antenna 200 include first circular loop antenna groups 100A and 200A concentrically disposed on the same plane and second circular loop antenna groups 100B and 200B including circular loop antenna elements of the same perimeter as that of a plurality of circular loop antenna elements of the first circular loop antenna group. An angular position of a terminal for connecting power supply units to circular loop antenna elements having the same perimeter is set to an angular position rotated by (2l+1)?/2mi (where l is any integer, and mi is a value of m1 to mN that are approximately integral multiples of a wavelength) in the first and second circular loop antenna groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRO-COMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Akira Saitou, Hiroto Otsuka, Kazuhiko Honjo, Ryo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10862212
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a ground plane having an edge side, a monopole antenna element that communicates in a first frequency, and that has a first feeding point, a first line that extends from the first feeding point in a direction away from the edge side of the ground plane, and a second line that is coupled to the first line and extends along the edge side, a plurality of dipole feeding elements that communicate at a second frequency higher than the first frequency, and are disposed, with respect to the ground plane, in positions that match the positions of the second line with respect to the ground plane, and a plurality of reflectors that reflect electromagnetic waves radiated by the plurality of feeding elements, and are disposed respectively in correspondence to the plurality of feeding elements between the ground plane and the plurality of feeding elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Yamagajo, Manabu Kai, Yohei Koga, Tabito Tonooka, Hirotake Sumi
  • Patent number: 10854943
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficient coupling to low-loss eigenmodes of a spherical waveguide bounded by the Earth's surface and its ionosphere from multiple locations within the waveguide are disclosed. One or more eigenmodes of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide may be computed based on a mathematical model incorporating electrical properties of the terrestrial surface and plasma physics of the ionospheric layer. Multiple wave guide couplers, each including an array of electrically-connected waveguide-coupling elements, may be configured at different geographic locations for coupling to the one or more eigenmodes. By adjusting relative phases and/or amplitudes of the waveguide couplers, as well as frequencies, power may be coupled into standing waves of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide. The adjustments may also account or compensate for diurnal variations of ionosphere by steering power nodes and nulls of the standing waves away from regions of potential ohmic losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Brian John Adolf
  • Patent number: 10847891
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a ground plane, and an antenna element formed on a first surface of the ground plane, the antenna element including a feed point, a first line extending from the feed point to a first end in a direction away from the first surface, a second line extending along the first surface of the ground plane from the first end of the first line to a second end, and a third line extending along the first surface of the ground plane from the second end of the second line to a third end in a direction different in plan view from an extending direction of the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasumitsu Ban, Yohei Koga
  • Patent number: 10841676
    Abstract: An inner module assembly formed by a metal tape is installed primarily inside a wireless earphone. The inner module assembly includes a circuit loop having a first circuit board and a second circuit board, with the circuit loop being formed with plural junctions; a first metal tape which fixes the second circuit board and includes a first extension section extending to the outside of the second circuit board and having a first cut-off face; and an insulation seat which is formed on the first circuit board to enclose the circuit loop and the first metal tape, with part of the junctions and the first cut-off face being exposed on a surface of the insulation seat. Therefore, the inner module assembly is formed into a modularized design to simplify the assembly procedure of the wireless earphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CONCRAFT HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Hsing Lee, Jin-Bo Peng, Chang-Hsien Tung
  • Patent number: 10823813
    Abstract: An electromagnetic vector sensor (EMVS) system, having a plurality of EMVS devices consisting of a plurality of loop antenna elements spatially orthogonally integrated with and electrically isolated from a plurality of dipole antenna elements, mounted on a rotatably adjustable platform having a true north orientation, including active circuitry residing in antenna housings, and external executing software programs causing the active circuitry in cooperation with the EMVS device and receivers to determine angle of arrival and resolution of incoming wave vectors and polarization of incoming signals and to perform accurate high frequency geolocation signal processing; the programs which perform calibration and antenna element placement determination operations, also cause the system to collect data of known transmitted high frequency skywave signals, and estimate direction of arrival of unknown signals by detecting, resolving and measuring components of an electric field and a magnetic field at a single point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Mark G. Parent, William Lee
  • Patent number: 10777906
    Abstract: An antenna device includes: a first loop antenna including a first end portion and a second end portion that are fed, and having a first length corresponding to N times a wavelength at a communication frequency; a second loop antenna having a second length corresponding to N times the wavelength; a first connecting conductor configured to couple the first loop antenna and the second loop antenna to each other at a first position of a third length corresponding to M times a quarter wavelength at the communication frequency from the first end portion of the first loop antenna; and a second connecting conductor configured to couple the first loop antenna and the second loop antenna to each other at a second position of the third length from the second end portion of the first loop antenna and different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yohei Koga
  • Patent number: 10700432
    Abstract: A loop antenna array capable of forming a clear boundary of a communication area is provided. The loop antenna array includes three loop antennas, in which a direction of a current flowing through the loop antenna arranged in the middle and a direction of a current flowing through each of the loop antennas arranged on both sides of the loop antenna arranged in the middle are opposite from each other, and the sum of magnetic moments of the three loop antennas is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Ai-ichiro Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Souichi Oka, Fumiharu Morisawa, Osamu Kagami
  • Patent number: 10680306
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for exciting a guided surface waveguide probe to create a plurality of resultant fields that are substantially mode-matched to a Zenneck surface wave mode of a surface of a lossy conducting medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Patent number: 10651898
    Abstract: A ferrite antenna is disclosed. The ferrite antenna includes a ferrite core a first main face, a second main face opposite to the first main face, and side faces connecting the first and second main faces. A first plurality of conductor wires are disposed at the first main face of the ferrite core; a second plurality of conductor wires disposed at the second main face of the ferrite core. A first connection member is disposed at a first side face of the ferrite core, the first connection member including a first plurality of connection wires; and a second connection member is disposed at a second side face of the ferrite core, the second connection member including a second plurality of connection wires; wherein the first and second pluralities of conductor wires and the first and second plurality of connection wires are interconnected in such a way that they form an antenna coil, wherein the ferrite core is disposed in the interior space of the antenna coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Gottfried Beer, Juergen Hoelzl, Juergen Schilling, Harald Witschnig
  • Patent number: 10560147
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for controlling the operation of a guided surface waveguide probe. A control system coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe can monitor and control the guided surface waveguide probe and one or more subsystems associated with the guided surface waveguide probe. Based on data collected from the guided surface waveguide probe and/or the various subsystems, the control system can adjust the operation of the guided surface waveguide probe. Human operators can interact with the control system at a location outside of a safety perimeter surrounding the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Jerry A. Lomax, Timothy J. Lougheed, Jr., James M. Salvitti, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10541477
    Abstract: An apparatus, e.g. a hybrid antenna, includes a plurality of antenna arrays. Each array includes antenna elements, and each array is located on a polygonal antenna body such that each array faces a different direction. An RF network includes first and second duplexers and a divider. The first duplexer is configured to split a received multifrequency drive signal into a first component having a first frequency and a second component having a second frequency. The divider is configured to split the first component into attenuated portions, and to direct one of the attenuated portions to a first of the plurality of antenna arrays. The second duplexer is configured to combine another of the attenuated portions with the second drive signal component to form a combined drive signal component, and to direct the combined drive signal component to a second of the antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Charles M Powell
  • Patent number: 10530059
    Abstract: A folding dipole antenna, a wireless communication module in which folding dipole antenna is incorporated, and methods for constructing the folding dipole antenna and the wireless communications module. The selection of the components of the folding dipole antenna and the wireless communication module and the arrangement of these components are such that wireless transmission performances are not or less affected by the installation positions on a home appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaoyong Wang, Yuming Song, Feng Dai
  • Patent number: 10505257
    Abstract: An antenna device incorporated in an electronic apparatus to communicate with an external apparatus via an electromagnetic field signal includes a first conductor provided inside a housing of the electronic apparatus and opposing the external apparatus, a loop antenna having an antenna coil conductively coupled to the external apparatus and coiling thereon, a sheet-like second conductor provided as being spaced with a predetermined space from the first conductor and partially overlapping or making contact with a surface of the loop antenna opposite to a surface opposing the external apparatus, and a sheet-like third conductor provided between the first conductor and the second conductor and having one end overlapping or making contact with the first conductor and other end partially overlapping or making contact with the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Orihara, Norio Saito, Akihiro Fukuda, Manabu Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ryoson, Masayoshi Kanno, Masahiro Kobo
  • Patent number: 10505254
    Abstract: A near field communications (NFC) transponder includes a transmit circuit coupled to a transmit antenna and a receive circuit coupled to a receive antenna. The transmit/receive antennae are configured such that no signal is induced on the receive antenna by operation of the transmit antenna. Advantageously, this permits continued reception by the receive antenna while the transmit antenna is used for transmission using active load modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammad Mazooji
  • Patent number: 10498174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficient coupling to low-loss eigenmodes of a spherical waveguide bounded by the Earth's surface and its ionosphere are disclosed. One or more eigenmodes of the Earth-ionosphere waveguide may be computed based on a mathematical model incorporating electrical properties of the terrestrial surface and plasma physics of the ionospheric layer. An array of electrically-connected waveguide-coupling elements may be configured for coupling to the one or more eigenmodes. By adjusting relative phases and/or amplitudes of the waveguide-coupler elements, as well as frequencies, the electrical size of the array may be made much larger than its physical size, and substantial electromagnetic energy may be targeted to preferentially excite the one or more eigenmodes. The adjustments may also account or compensate for non-homogeneous propagation properties of the ionosphere, and help reduce ohmic losses in the ionosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Brian John Adolf
  • Patent number: 10483654
    Abstract: An antenna platter comprises a plurality of antenna elements arranged as a thin array according to a polygonal grid. The polygonal grid comprises a plurality of paired polygons arranged symmetrically about a central polygon of the grid. In each polygon of the grid, the plurality of antenna elements is arranged in symmetrical pairs about a center point such that the first and second antenna elements of each symmetrical pair are complex conjugates of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul C. Werntz, Dennis L. Gould, Patrick K. Bailleul, Brian M. Park, Andre C. Houle, Raenaurd D. Turpin
  • Patent number: 10476132
    Abstract: A dual-polarized antenna in which two antenna elements are highly integrated and the size of the whole antenna is reduced while suppressing coupling between the two antenna elements without having the two antenna elements overlap each other is provided. An antenna (10) includes a conductive reflector (101) and two antenna elements (102, 103) (antenna elements) that are arranged to be spaced apart from each other. As shown in FIG. 3, in a projected view on the conductive reflector (101), longitudinal directions of the two antenna elements (102, 103) are substantially orthogonal to each other. One of the end parts (110) of the antenna element (103) in the longitudinal direction is positioned at an approximate center (109) (part around the center) of the antenna element (102) in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Keishi Kosaka, Hiroshi Toyao
  • Patent number: 10476172
    Abstract: Provided are an antenna, an antenna array, and a wireless communication device with which it is possible to achieve size reduction while suppressing degradation in radiation efficiency. This antenna comprises two antenna elements and a conductor reflection plate. The antenna element includes: a C-shaped conductor which is a substantially C-shaped conductor in which a split part is formed such that a portion of an annular conductor is made discontinuous; and a conductor power feed line that is electrically connected to one of the two parts of the C-shaped conductor that oppose one another across the split part, the conductor power feed line constituting an electric circuit for feeding power to the C-shaped conductor. The two antenna elements are arranged substantially orthogonal to one another such that, when the elements are projected onto the conductor reflection plate, one antenna element and a portion of the other antenna element overlap one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Kosaka, Hiroshi Toyao
  • Patent number: 10423870
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a communication module having a carrier, a loop antenna, a modulation circuit which is coupled to the loop antenna and is configured to modulate or demodulate signals which are received or transmitted using the loop antenna, and an impedance matching circuit for matching the impedance of the loop antenna to the input impedance of the modulation circuit. The modulation circuit and the impedance matching circuit are arranged inside the loop antenna on or in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Martin Buchsbaum, Josef Gruber, Juergen Hoelzl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 10396435
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an antenna device that includes a planar coil pattern having first, second, third and fourth sections, the first and second sections being opposite to each other, and the third and fourth sections being opposite to each other, and a metal layer having at least one aperture. A part of the first section and a part of the second section overlap the metal layer, and a remaining part of the first section and a remaining part of the second section overlap the aperture. A part or an entirety of both the third and fourth sections overlaps the metal layer or the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Komachi, Toshio Tomonari, Hirohumi Asou
  • Patent number: 10380478
    Abstract: In a wireless communication device, an impedance matching circuit includes a first layered coil conductor one end of which is connected to a first I/O terminal, the first layered coil conductor includes loop conductors including a plurality of layers, and a second layered coil conductor one end of which is connected to the other end of the first layered coil conductor and the other end of which is respectively connected to a second I/O terminal, the second layered coil conductor includes loop conductors including a plurality of layers. On the surface of the wireless communication device, first and second terminal electrodes are connected via first and second in-plane conductors and first and second inter-layer conductors to any of the loop conductors of the first and second layered coil conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10283856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monopole antenna comprising: a radiator arranged in the center of a front surface of a dielectric substrate, and including a plurality of loops formed in a structure in which a Mobius strip is cut at least one time along the circumference; a first bridge for sequentially connecting one end of each loop; and a second bridge for connecting via-holes respectively formed at one end of the innermost loop and the outermost loop, thereby obtaining an effect of enabling an antenna, to which a quasi-Mobius strip and a via-hole structure are applied, to be miniaturized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Mee Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10193228
    Abstract: An antenna includes a first electrical conductor that is shaped to form a spiral between its first and second ends that remain electrically unconnected such that the first electrical conductor so-shaped is maintained as an unconnected single-component open-circuit having inductance and capacitance. In the presence of a time-varying electromagnetic field, the first electrical conductor so-shaped resonates to generate a harmonic electromagnetic field response having a frequency, amplitude and bandwidth. A second electrical conductor includes a loop portion overlapping at least a portion of the spiral. The second electrical conductor is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor. A radio frequency transceiver capable of transmitting and receiving electromagnetic energy is electrically coupled to the second electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Dudley, George N. Szatkowski, Chuantong Wang, Laura J. Smith, Larry A. Ticatch, Sandra V. Koppen, Truong X. Nguyen, Jay J. Ely
  • Patent number: 10176417
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a loop antenna that wirelessly communicates with a device of another party through an occurrence of an eddy current, a parallel inductor connected in parallel to the loop antenna, and a wireless IC element that is connected to the parallel inductor and that processes a transmission/reception signal. At least the parallel inductor and the wireless IC element provide a predetermined resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Takeoka, Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10164321
    Abstract: A compact wireless communication includes a first radiating element and a second radiating element, which define and function as a dipole antenna, a feeder circuit including a wireless IC chip coupled with the first and second radiating elements, and a feeder substrate that is provided with the wireless IC chip. The first radiating element is provided to the feeder substrate. The second radiating element is provided to a substrate other than the feeder substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuhei Kimura, Nobuo Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10157703
    Abstract: An inductor element includes a resin substrate which is an insulating substrate including conductor patterns, and coils defined by the conductor patterns. Two coils are arranged on the same plane, and connected in series. Adjacent coils define a closed magnetic circuit. That is, the winding direction and the connection of the coils are determined such that magnetic flux that interlinks coils that are adjacent in the planar direction define a loop. There are also provided an inductor bridge and a high-frequency filter that include the inductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuniaki Yosui
  • Patent number: 10141648
    Abstract: An antenna comprising: a loop made of conductive material; two baluns connected to, and intersecting, opposing sides of the loop, wherein each balun has an output; a 180° hybrid coupler having two input ports, a sum output port, and a delta output port, wherein the two input ports are connected to the outputs of the baluns; a first low noise amplifier (LNA) connected to the sum output port; a second LNA connected to the delta output port; first and second receivers connected to the first and second LNAs respectively; and wherein the antenna is electrically small and is designed to simultaneously receive wideband signals in real time from 3 to 30 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: John W. Rockway, John H. Meloling, Aldo Monges, Michael P. Daly
  • Patent number: 10116066
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention relate to antenna array (AA1) for transmitting and/or for receiving radio frequency signals. The antenna array (AA1) contains a first antenna element (AE1) and a second antenna element (AE2a) forming a first basic arrangement (BA1). The first antenna element (AE1) has a first substantially flat form and is adapted to excite within a first excitation area (EA1) a first electromagnetic field with a first polarization direction (PD1) and a second electromagnetic field with a second polarization direction (PD2) different to the first polarization direction (PD1). The second antenna element (AE2a) also has a second substantially flat form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Joerg Schaepperle
  • Patent number: 10103452
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an electromagnetic hybrid phased array system. One such embodiment includes a guided surface waveguide probe, and a contrawound toroidal helix antenna collocated with the guided surface waveguide probe in which the contrawound toroidal helix comprises ring elements spaced from each other and wrapped around the guided surface waveguide probe. The system further includes a signal source applied to at least the guided surface waveguide probe, such that the guided surface waveguide probe and the contrawound toroidal helix contribute individual vertical electric fields to form a radiation pattern based on the phase and amplitude characteristics of the individual vertical electric fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10079429
    Abstract: Antenna, including: a first conductive structure having a first end coupled to a conductive strip and a second end; wherein the conductive strip is coupled to a first feed point; a second conductive structure having a first portion and a second portion; wherein the second portion is coupled to a second feed point; wherein the second end of the first conductive structure is separated from the first portion of the second conductive structure by a gap; wherein the first conductive structure is substantially in parallel with and has a different width than the first portion of the second conductive structure; wherein the first conductive structure is configured to carry current in a first polarity and the first portion of the second conductive structure is configured to carry current in a second polarity opposite to the first polarity; and wherein the feed points are configured to carry an RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Kerselaers, Liesbeth Gommé
  • Patent number: 10063100
    Abstract: An electrical system incorporating a single structure multiple mode antenna is described. The antenna is preferably constructed having a first inductor coil that is electrically connected in series with a second inductor coil. The antenna is constructed having a plurality of electrical connections positioned along the first and second inductor coils. A plurality of terminals is connected to the electrical connections that facilitate numerous electrical connections and enables the antenna to be selectively tuned to various frequencies and frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Alberto Peralta, Ajit Rajagopalan, Jason Luzinski, Jacob Babcock, Christine A. Frysz
  • Patent number: 10056682
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna includes at least one structure useable at multiple frequency ranges. The structure includes at least two levels of detail, with one level of detail making up another level of detail. The levels of detail are composed of closed plane figures bounded by the same number of sides. An interconnection circuit links the multi-band antenna to an input/output connector and incorporates adaptation networks, filters or diplexers. Each of the closed plane figures is linked to at least one other closed plane figure to exchange electromagnetic power. For at least 75% of the closed plane figures, the region or area of contact, intersection, or interconnection between the closed plane figures is less than 50% of their perimeter or area. Not all of the closed plane figures have the same size, and the perimeter of the structure has a different number of sides than its constituent closed plane figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Fractus, S.A.
    Inventors: Carles Puente Baliarda, Carmen Borja Borau, Jaume Anguera Pros, Jordi Soler Castany
  • Patent number: 9985480
    Abstract: An electrical system incorporating a single structure multiple mode antenna is described. The antenna is preferably constructed having a first inductor coil that is electrically connected in series with a second inductor coil. The antenna is constructed having a plurality of electrical connections positioned along the first and second inductor coils. A plurality of terminals is connected to the electrical connections that facilitate numerous electrical connections and enables the antenna to be selectively tuned to various frequencies and frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Alberto Peralta, Ajit Rajagopalan, Jason Luzinski, Jacob Babcock, Christine A. Frysz
  • Patent number: 9960629
    Abstract: A method of operating a single structure multiple mode antenna is described. The antenna is preferably constructed having a first inductor coil that is electrically connected in series with a second inductor coil. The antenna is constructed having a plurality of electrical connections positioned along the first and second inductor coils. A plurality of terminals is connected to the electrical connections that facilitate numerous electrical connections and enables the antenna to be selectively tuned to various frequencies and frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Rajagopalan, Alberto Peralta, Vinit Singh, Jason Luzinski, Jacob Babcock, Christine A. Frysz
  • Patent number: 9947987
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a power supply coil, a booster electrode sheet, a magnetic sheet, and a ground substrate arranged in this order from the top. The power supply coil includes a spiral coil conductor located on a flexible substrate. The booster electrode sheet includes a booster electrode located on an insulating substrate. The booster electrode includes a conductor region covering the coil conductor, a conductor aperture covering a coil window, and a slit portion connecting the outer edge of the conductor region and the conductor aperture in plan view. The magnetic sheet covers the booster electrode sheet so that the magnetic sheet covers a region slightly larger than a region including the conductor aperture and the slit portion of the booster electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yosui, Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 9941743
    Abstract: A single structure multiple mode antenna having a unitary body construction is described. The antenna is preferably constructed having a first inductor coil portion that is electrically connected in series with a second inductor coil portion. The antenna is constructed having a plurality of electrical connections positioned along the first and second inductor coils. A plurality of terminals facilitates connection of the electrical connections having numerous electrical connection configurations and enables the antenna to be selectively tuned to various frequencies and frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NUCURRENT, INC.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Vinit Singh, Ajit Rajagopalan, Jason Luzinski, Jacob Babcock, Christine A. Frysz
  • Patent number: 9935373
    Abstract: A self-grounded antenna arrangement includes a base or central portion in a first plane and a number of arm sections associated with the central portion that taper toward a respective end tip. Each arm section is adapted to form a transition from the central portion and being bent backward toward the central portion by more than 180 degrees so that its end tip approaches a first side of the central portion, at an opening in the central portion. The end tip is connected to a feeder configured to feed, via an arm-section-specific port, one specific port for each arm section. Each arm section has a mixed functionality of a curved monopole antenna and a loop antenna, and the antenna arrangement provides substantially uncoupled ports with far-field functions that are almost orthogonal in polarization, direction, or shape. The arrangement finds use in multiple-input multiple-output antenna systems for statistical multipath environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Gapwaves AB
    Inventors: Jian Yang, Ali Al-Rawi, Magnus Franzén, Charlie Orlenius, Ahmed A. Kishk
  • Patent number: 9912031
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a terrestrial medium by exciting a polyphase waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Patent number: 9893751
    Abstract: An antenna circuit which includes, a resonant circuit which is configured by at least first and second capacitors, and antenna coils; a transmitter-receiver circuit which has a transmission terminal and a reception terminal; and an adjustment circuit which adjusts an impedance between the resonant circuit and the transmitter-receiver circuit, in which a combination of capacitances of the first and second capacitors is set in a predetermined range of a composite capacitance of the first and second capacitors, and a signal from a terminal which is provided between the first and second capacitors is input to the reception terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Bando
  • Patent number: 9876555
    Abstract: Technology for managing beamformed signals. A method includes: receiving beamformed signals from one or more arrays of receiving elements, which one or more arrays of receiving elements send beamformed signals at given transmission rates; recovering information from the received beamformed signals; measuring a quality of the recovered information, using a metric that estimates a distance between the recovered information and reference information; and, based on the measured quality, instructing the one or more arrays of receiving elements to change the transmission rates at which they send beamformed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giovanni Cherubini, Paul T. Hurley, Orhan Ocal
  • Patent number: 9847576
    Abstract: A UHF-RFID antenna having a central segmented loop surrounded by passive dipole structures provides shaping of the electric and magnetic fields to reduce the number of false positive reads by a UHF-RFID reader at a point of sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Maier, Benno Flecker, Dariusz Mastela, Gerald Wiednig
  • Patent number: 9812790
    Abstract: An antenna system is provided comprising first, second, and third loop antennas, each antenna having a respective loop area and spaced apart from the other antennas. The first and third antennas are configured and driven to form a first independent balanced feed point that is substantially isolated from the second antenna, which is configured to be driven from a second balanced feed point. A sum of the first and second respective loop areas, at a sum port in operable communication with the first and second balanced feed points, is substantially equivalent to the third respective loop area. An automatic control system is configured to automatically and independently adjust, via the balanced feed points, at least one of amplitude and phase for at least one of the three loop antennas, to help to substantially maximize suppression of RFI for a sum of signals from the first and second balanced feed points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas G. Lavedas
  • Patent number: 9722312
    Abstract: A loop antenna with a magnetically coupled element is described. In an embodiment, the loop antenna comprises a loop element that has a feed contact and a ground contact. The loop antenna further comprises an open ended conductor that is magnetically coupled around the ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juha Lilja
  • Patent number: 9680224
    Abstract: The multiple polarization loop antenna includes a circularly polarized loop antenna, which may utilize a loop electrical conductor and two signal feedpoints along the loop electrical conductor separated by one quarter of the length of the loop circumference for a signal feedpoint phase angle input difference of 90 degrees. Each of the signal feedpoints may include a loop discontinuity, so that at least one signal source coupled thereto provides circular polarization from the loop electrical conductor. The circularly polarized loop antenna provides an increase in gain and decrease in size relative to the dipole turnstile. It can provide two orthogonal polarizations from two isolated ports, and the polarizations may be dual linear or dual circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis Eugene Parsche, Dennis Lee Tebbe
  • Patent number: 9619743
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radio frequency identification device comprising an antenna module and a substrate module. The antenna module has a flexible substrate having an antenna circuit forming thereon. A first surface of the flexible substrate further has a first and a second electrical connecting pads coupled to the antenna circuit, wherein the antenna circuit does not pass through a space between the first and second electrical connecting pads. The substrate module comprises a RFID chip and at least one passive element electrically coupled to a substrate having a pair of third electrical connecting pads. A conductive adhesive formed between the first and second electrical connecting pads and the third electrical connecting pads is utilized to couple the antenna module with the substrate module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SECURITAG ASSEMBLY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tian-Lin Yan, Cheng-Hung Chang, Way-Yu Chen, Wen-Fan Chang