With Means For Moving Directive Antenna For Scanning, Sweeping Or Orienting Patents (Class 343/757)
  • Patent number: 11358845
    Abstract: A device such as an autonomous mobile device may include an extensible mast or other structure that changes length during operation. A cable between electronics at the ends of the structure includes a data line for signals and a power line for electrical power. A deployed length of the cable is determined and used to determine the phase of an antinoise signal that is radiated using the power line. The antinoise signal destructively interferes with at least a portion of the radiated noise from the data line, reducing the overall amplitude of the radiated noise. The deployed length may also be used to adjust other parameters, such as equalizer settings for one or more of a transmitter or receiver that is connected to the data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Akshay Mohan, Jagan Vaidyanathan Rajagopalan, Yue Zheng, Deepak Pai Hosadurga
  • Patent number: 11336029
    Abstract: A satellite system can include one or more satellites that orbit the Earth. The one or more satellites may have satellite buses that support antenna arrays. The antenna arrays may include space fed arrays. Each space fed array may have an antenna feed array and an inner array that is coupled to a direct radiating array. The direct radiating array may operate in the same satellite band as the space fed array, or upconversion and downconversion circuitry may be used to communicatively couple a direct radiating array that operates in a different satellite band to the space fed array. The satellites may have peripheral walls with corner fittings that can be selected to provide the satellite bus with particular leg strengths. This can reduce overall mass of the satellites in a payload fairing while accommodating different types of antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chris Cosner, Ying Feria, Raenaurd Turpin, Andre Houle, Richard Aston, Brett Cope, Ricardo Leon
  • Patent number: 11303016
    Abstract: Multi-directional antenna assemblies including a plurality of individual antenna sections arranged in-line with a long axis, forming a linear assembly. An antenna assembly may include a radome over the linear assembly. A linear assembly may include three or more antenna sections, each with a trough-like reflector formed by two parallel walls, and may have corrugations at the outer edges to reduce noise. An array of radiators may be positioned at the base of each antenna section. The antenna sections may share a common vertical axis and each may have a beam axes that is offset by an angle. Adjacent antenna sections may be separated by an isolation plate with a corrugated outer edge. Each antenna section may radiate greater power in a specific direction as compared to the other antenna sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Pera, John R. Sanford, Yanwei Sun
  • Patent number: 11303040
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed configurations of antenna elements for conformal phased arrays (e.g., circular or cylindrical) to support either omnidirectional or directional high-gain beams. Antenna elements may be spaced about a circle or cylinder with a vertical and circumferential element spacing that is based on a wavelength of an operational frequency. Such a configuration of antenna elements enables easy scaling to different frequency bands and a straightforward extension from single-linear to dual-linear polarization. Furthermore, the antenna elements and their configurations enable conformal phased arrays to be formed as one integrated structure or with multiple modular structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Anna Stumme, William Mark Dorsey, John Logan
  • Patent number: 11290895
    Abstract: A customer premise equipment, an antenna control method and a non-transitory storage medium are provided. The customer premise equipment includes a millimeter wave antenna configured to receive and transmit antenna signals, a RF circuit configured to measure a piece of network information of each antenna signal, a driver module and a processor. The processor is configured to divide a scanning range of the millimeter wave antenna into a plurality of blocks, and constructing an interval step strategy based on the plurality of blocks, control the driver module to drive the millimeter wave antenna to rotate based on the interval step strategy, acquire a plurality of pieces of network information of antenna signals measured by the millimeter wave antenna under the plurality of blocks, and determine a target block according to the plurality of pieces of network information, and control the millimeter wave antenna to rotate to the target block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuhu Jia
  • Patent number: 11221391
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a direction of a radio transmission is described. The apparatus includes at least one vector detection device including two or more antennas and an attenuating material between at least one of the antennas and a source of a radio transmission. The attenuating material is arranged to vary an amount of attenuation with an angle of the source with respect to at least one of the antennas. The apparatus is configured to generate a signal indicating a direction of the radio transmission by comparing received signal strengths from the two or more antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Michael L. Howard
  • Patent number: 11217888
    Abstract: Among other things, a reconfigurable antenna array (RAA) includes individual pattern reconfigurable antennas (PRA). Each of the PRAs has (a) an antenna, (b) components controllable to generate and effect any of two or more modes of the PRA, the modes having respectively different steered radiation patterns, and (c) inputs to receive drive signals for the antenna and control signals for the controllable components. Control circuitry has outputs coupled to the inputs of the PRAs to drive the antennas of the PRAs to form an array beam having an array peak in a particular direction and at the same time to deliver control signals for the controllable components to effect a selected mode of each of the PRAs for which the steered radiation pattern has a peak in the particular direction of the array beam and has one or more nulls in the directions of one or more of the side-lobes of the array beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: i5 Technologies, Inc., Utah State University
    Inventors: Asaduzzaman Towfiq, Bedri A. Cetiner
  • Patent number: 11201402
    Abstract: A phase shifter assembly includes: a first phase shifter including a first through-hole; a second phase shifter including a second through-hole and disposed at a side of the first phase shifter; a first gear including a third through-hole and disposed at a side of the second phase shifter facing away from the first phase shifter; a rack configured to drive, through driving the first gear, the second phase shifter to move relative to the first phase shifter, to adjust an electrical tilt angle of an antenna corresponding to the phase shifter assembly; and a first reversing mechanism disposed between the first gear and the rack and engaged with the first gear and the rack, respectively, making a direction of a component of a linear velocity at an electrical contact between the first phase shifter and the second phase shifter in a moving direction of the rack is opposite to the moving direction of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignees: ROSENBERGER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., ROSENBERGER TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Youfang Huangfu, Yongzhong Li, Suyang Bao, Min Shen, Dongfeng Ding, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 11197174
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of wireless communication technology and discloses a method for controlling a wireless communication, a radio device, and a device having a storage function. The method includes establishing a communication connection between a radio node end and a site end; obtaining an antenna field shape information between the radio node end and the site end; obtaining an image information of the site end based on the antenna field shape information between the radio node end and the site end, to monitor a motion state of the site end; determining whether the site end is displaced, and adjusting the antenna field shape between the radio node end and the site end when the site end is determined to be displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN JAGUAR WAVE TECHNOLOGY LTD., SHENZHEN TINNO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN TINNO MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ethan Feng, Chihkai Liu
  • Patent number: 11160000
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A device for performing load balancing in a wireless communication system, according to various embodiments of the disclosure, comprises a communication unit and at least one processor operably coupled with the communication unit, wherein the at least one processor is configured so as to transmit a control signal for changing a serving cell of a first terminal from a first cell to a second cell on the basis of first measurement information of the first terminal serviced by the first cell and second measurement information of a second terminal serviced by the second cell, and each piece of information may include a beam and receiving strength for a serving cell and a neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Yong Kim, Namryul Jeon
  • Patent number: 11152987
    Abstract: A passive receiver system includes a first cross-dipole antenna on a platform, a second cross-dipole antenna on the platform, a passive receiver, and beam steering logic for the first and second cross-dipole antennas. The beam steering logic steers a radiation beam of the passive receiver in a first direction and steers the radiation beam of the passive receiver in a second direction. The first direction is aligned with a direct signal path and the second direction aligned with a reflect signal path. The platform is of a first satellite and the direct signal path is aligned with a second satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventor: Manohar Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11128026
    Abstract: Provided, as a multi-divisional antenna, in the present disclosure, is a canister antenna having a plurality of divided antennas arranged so as to have an integrated appearance. The antennas are fixed to an adapter with strong tension by using a connection member such as a wire. The multi-divisional antenna according to the present disclosure is solid, low cost, and convenient with respect to manufacturing, installation, and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Seong-man Kang, Inho Kim, Hyoung-seok Yang
  • Patent number: 11115108
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to field agnostic source localization. Conventional state-of-the-art methods perform source localization for near-field scenario by estimating carrier frequency and direction of arrival (DOA) at or above Nyquist sampling rate. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for source localization at sub Nyquist sampling rate. The method estimates parameters such as range, carrier frequency and DOA of source signals from data sources in a mixed field scenario. i.e., the data sources may reside in far-field as well as near-field. The method considers a delay channel to a sensor receiver architecture for estimating the parameters. The disclosed method can be used in applications like cognitive radio to determine the carrier frequency, DOA and range of various source signals from data sources in mixed field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Achanna Anil Kumar, Girish Mariswamy Chandra, Tapas Chakravarty
  • Patent number: 11070987
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamically modifying a position of an antenna array having a plurality of dipole elements. Initially, it is determined that a quantity of user devices that are attached to the antenna array is at or near a capacity that is able to attach to the antenna array in its current position. An instruction is communicated to rotate the antenna array from a first position to a second position. The current quantity of user devices attached to the antenna array is continually monitored to determine when to instruct that the antenna array be rotated from the second position back to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Chaitanya Chukka
  • Patent number: 11069973
    Abstract: Technologies directed to a mechanically steered antenna with improved efficiency are described. One antenna includes a first reflector, a second reflector, and an antenna feed element. The second reflector is located on a reflecting side of the first reflector. The second reflector is offset from the first reflector. The second reflector receives an electromagnetic signal from the antenna feed element and outputs an inverted electromagnetic signal corresponding to the electromagnetic signal. The first reflector receives the inverted electromagnetic signal and outputs a collimated beam corresponding to the inverted electromagnetic signal. The antenna further includes a mechanism coupled to the first reflector. The mechanism rotates the first reflector about a first axis. The first axis is along a direction of the inverted electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Murat Veysoglu, Ji-Fu Ma, Jeffrey Weng
  • Patent number: 11063351
    Abstract: Provided are an antenna angle adjustment device, an antenna angle adjustment system, an antenna angle adjustment method, and a communications device, whereby the angle of an antenna can be adjusted to a direction in which direct waves can be more reliably received. A direction information generation unit 41 generates direction information indicating a direction of one antenna from another antenna. A range information generation unit 42 generates range information indicating a range of a main beam of the another antenna. A determination unit 43 determines, based on the range information and the direction information, whether or not the one antenna is in a range indicated by the range information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kikuma
  • Patent number: 11063352
    Abstract: A millimeter wave RF phase shifter includes an input and an output. The RF phase shifter further includes a transmission line coupled to the input. The transmission line can include a plurality of taps. The RF phase shifter can further include a plurality of switching devices. Each switching device can be coupled between the output and a corresponding tap of the plurality of taps. The RF phase shifter can include a control device operatively coupled to the plurality of switching devices. The control device can be configured to control operation of the plurality of switching devices to selectively couple one of the plurality of taps to the output to control a phase shift of a RF signal propagating on the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Antenna, Inc.
    Inventors: Sever Cercelaru, Olivier Pajona
  • Patent number: 11026055
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing wireless communication between an RF communication device and remotely located RF base station devices or RF repeater devices to establish a wireless connection with a wireless carrier authorized to communicate with one or more wireless user devices (UEs) in communication with the RF communication device. The RF communication devices may employ separate wireless communication channels to communicate with one or more remote RF base station devices, remote RF repeater devices, remote network management applications, and local UEs. An RF communication device may employ a map to select a currently available RF base station device or an RF repeater device to establish a wireless connection between an authorized wireless carrier and the one or more local UEs in communication with the RF communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Pivotal Commware, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Deloss Rea
  • Patent number: 10998604
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium by exciting a guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Patent number: 10910713
    Abstract: A rotatable reflectarray antenna system and methods for reconfiguring electromagnetic (EM) characteristics of the reflectarray antenna are provided. The rotatable reflectarray antenna includes a plurality of rotatable reflecting units coupled with each other; and an actuator system coupled with the plurality of rotatable reflecting units and configured to rotate the reflecting units with respect to axes of the reflecting units. Each rotatable reflecting unit includes a substrate and a plurality of reflectarray patterns disposed on surfaces of the substrate and each reflectarray pattern includes a plurality of reflectarray elements. The actuator system is configured to rotate the plurality of reflecting units to different operational positions such that when layout of the plurality of reflectarray patterns on the plurality of reflecting unit is changed, at least one EM characteristic of the reflectarray antenna is reconfigured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Abdul-Sattar Kaddour, Stavros Georgakopoulos
  • Patent number: 10903569
    Abstract: A switchable artificial magnetic conductor (S-AMC) element that includes a conductive layer, a conductive patch located on one side of the conductive layer and electrically isolated from the conductive layer, and an open stub located on an opposite side of the conductive layer and electrically isolated from the conductive layer. A switch element is configured to selectively open and close an electrical connection between the conductive patch and the open stub in response to a control signal. When the electrical connection is closed the conductive patch presents a high impedance, magnetically conductive surface for radio frequency (RF) signals within a defined frequency band, and when the electrical connection is open the conductive patch presents an electrically conductive surface for RF signals within the defined frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Halim Boutayeb
  • Patent number: 10879978
    Abstract: An arrangement and method for hybrid beamforming includes a differential phase shifter. The phase shifter has substantially parallel elongate conductive input and output radio frequency transmission lines. A movable transverse planar conductive coupling element configured to provide capacitive coupling between itself and the input and output lines. The coupling element is slideably movable along an axis of the said input and output transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Antenna Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Ho, Justin Riek
  • Patent number: 10862209
    Abstract: An antenna including a remote electrical tilt drive for driving a movable phase shifter linkage is provided. The remote electrical tilt drive comprises a shape memory alloy arrangement attached to a non-moving part of the antenna and to the movable phase shifter linkage, wherein the shape memory alloy arrangement is configured to move the movable phase shifter linkage in a predetermined direction upon an electrical current being supplied to the shape memory alloy arrangement, and a counter motion member attached to the non-moving part of the antenna and to the movable phase shifter linkage and configured to move the movable phase shifter linkage in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sven Jaime, Bernhard Rist, Christian Helbig, Johann Baptist Obermaier
  • Patent number: 10785650
    Abstract: A processing module for a receiver device is disclosed. The processing module is configured to provide for processing of a signal received by the receiver device from a transmitter device. The signal includes a secure training sequence divided into a plurality of time spaced blocks. The secure training sequence incoudes a non-repeating pattern of symbols. The processing module is configured to, based on a first phase marker in the first block and a second phase marker in the second block defining a phase difference of the signal between the first and second antennas and a known spacing of the first antenna relative to the second antenna, determine an angle of arrival of the signal relative to the receiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Dutz, Wolfgang K├╝chler, Frank Leong, Thomas Baier, Arie Geert Cornelis Koppelaar
  • Patent number: 10756424
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to mitigate the adverse effects of mutual coupling. The apparatus includes a ground plane and first and second active radiators spaced from the ground plane. The first and second active radiators are configured to the electrically coupled to at least one of a receiver, a transmitter or a transceiver. The antenna also includes a grounded radiator electrically coupled to the ground plane and positioned between the first and second active radiators. The ground plane defines a non-conductive slot positioned between the first and second active radiators and bounded by the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Xuyuan Pan, David Hendry
  • Patent number: 10756427
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an RCU (remote control unit), an antenna apparatus, an antenna electrical tilting method and an antenna system. The RCU includes a reading device and a driver. The reading device is configured to read, from a memory inside the antenna apparatus, when the antenna apparatus is communicatively connected with the RCU, antenna information of an antenna controlled by the antenna apparatus and configuration data corresponding to the antenna. The antenna information includes the antenna serial number and the antenna model of the antenna. The driver is configured to control the antenna apparatus to adjust an electrical down-tilt angle of the antenna in accordance with the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tingting Zhang, Jisong Wang, Shoubo Xie, Shubao Pei
  • Patent number: 10721649
    Abstract: A connection node provides a high bandwidth connection on demand to mobile units that are in need of increased bandwidth for data transfers. In this manner, the connection node can supplement the bandwidth available to a mobile unit so that large volumes of data can be communicated to and from the mobile unit. A movable antenna automatically focuses its reception area on the mobile unit's location, after which, a high bandwidth connection can be established for high-speed data transfer. The high bandwidth connection is maintained, such as by tracking the mobile unit with the antenna, even if the mobile unit is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Leverage Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond G. Leblond
  • Patent number: 10714841
    Abstract: An antenna system includes: an antenna, the antenna configured to combine the feed elements to form a high gain element beam (HGEB), the system further configured to combine the HGEBs to form a large coverage beam; and a feed array configured to transfer a signal to the antenna, the feed array being defocused from a focal plane of the antenna by a defocus distance, the feed array comprising a number N of feed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sudhakar K. Rao
  • Patent number: 10690768
    Abstract: An interferometric radar comprising an arm (2), which rotates with respect to an axis (z) of a plane (zx) orthogonal to an axis of rotation (y), a system of antennas (1), which are fixed to said arm (2), are able both to move along the arm and to describe complete revolutions along a circular path about said axis (y), and are oriented in a direction of sight (a) parallel to the axis (y), motor-drive means (3) for driving the arm (2) and the system of antennas along the arm, a data-acquisition and processing unit (10) operatively connected to said antenna (1) for acquiring a succession of images detected by the antenna during its revolution about the axis (y) and making differential interferometric calculations for measuring at least one component of the displacement of one or more targets in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
    Inventor: Massimiliano Pieraccini
  • Patent number: 10656798
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Patent number: 10615488
    Abstract: A linkage device of a linkage mechanism for a base station antenna is integrally formed with: a body; a flange extending outwardly from the body; a mounting portion suspended from the body and configured to mount the linkage device into the base station antenna, and a coupling portion disposed on the body and configured to couple the linkage device to a drive mechanism of the base station antenna, wherein the flange is formed with a guide configured to cause operation of a phase shifter of the base station antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Maosheng Liu, ZhaoHui Liu, PuLiang Tang, Ruixin Su, Jun Sun, Junfeng Yu
  • Patent number: 10609568
    Abstract: A system determines the azimuth of a source of an interfering signal. The system steers a first null beam in the direction of transmitting device and also steers a second null beam in the direction of the interfering source producing and providing the interfering signal. The system measures an angle to the first null beam. The system also measures an angle to the second null beam. The system calculates the azimuth of the antenna based on the measured angle to the first null beam and a known absolute bearing of the transmitting device. The system calculates the azimuth of the interfering source based on the measured angle to the second null beam and the previously calculated azimuth of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NovAtel Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Ellum, Thomas Morley, Paul Alves
  • Patent number: 10601122
    Abstract: An antenna includes a body support structure, an extruding mechanism to exert an extrusion force, an extrusion plate to inhibit motion of an extension plate, an extrusion support structure, a nadir panel including one or more communication patches; one or more petals including one or more additional communication patches, one or more extension arms, and an extension mechanism exert an extension force upon the extension plate. The relative position and orientation of the components are altered by the operation of the extension mechanism and the extension mechanism from a stowed state to an extruded state to an extended state. A control system may be included to initiate and control the state of the antenna as well as operate the communications of the antenna once deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Astro Digital US Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Hardman, Mike Patton, Jan King
  • Patent number: 10591524
    Abstract: A measuring device comprising a plurality of analog signal adjusters, and an antenna array, comprising a plurality of antennas is provided. Each of the plurality of antennas is connected to exactly one of the plurality of analog signal adjusters. The analog signal adjusters are adapted to alter the phase and/or amplitude of signals sent and/or received by the plurality of antennas, generating an antenna characteristic of the antenna array comprising at least a first beamforming beam or a first plane wave and a second beamforming beam or a second plane wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Corbett Rowell, Adam Tankielun, Hendrik Bartko
  • Patent number: 10587055
    Abstract: An antenna system includes: an antenna, the antenna configured to combine the feed elements to form a high gain element beam (HGEB), the system further configured to combine the HGEBs to form a large coverage beam; and a feed array configured to transfer a signal to the antenna, the feed array being defocused from a focal plane of the antenna by a defocus distance, the feed array comprising a number N of feed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sudhakar K. Rao
  • Patent number: 10553402
    Abstract: An antenna device according to an exemplary embodiment radiates electromagnetic waves. In the antenna device, a dielectric window is in contact with a lower wall of a first waveguide, the first waveguide is provided between the dielectric window and a second waveguide and extends in a direction crossing a tube axis of the second waveguide, a dispersion part in the first waveguide disperses the electromagnetic waves in the first waveguide, two inner conductors disposed at different distances from the tube axis and connected to the dielectric window include coaxial conversion parts which cause propagation of the electromagnetic waves dispersed by the dispersion part to direct to the dielectric window side, a body length of the inner conductor most distant from the tube axis, out of body lengths of the two inner conductors, is longer, and a front surface of the dielectric window does not have irregularities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki Kawada, Naoki Matsumoto, Koji Koyama, Ayako Ito, Takahiro Senda
  • Patent number: 10536107
    Abstract: Various enhanced power supply configurations for satellite devices are discussed herein. In one example, satellite device includes a chassis and a power control module. The satellite device also includes an array of polygonal-shaped power units combined into a geometric arrangement by disposing the polygonal-shaped power units around the power control module within the chassis. In some examples, the polygonal-shaped power units comprise a rhomboid chassis or enclosure that provides arrangement into a hexagonal array when coupled to eight further rhomboid power units. Other polygonal arrays can be formed using arrangements of the repeating polygonal-shaped power units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Daichi Ning, George Lewis Teel, Brian James Riskas, Darren D. Garber
  • Patent number: 10505609
    Abstract: A small cell cellular base station includes an eight port radio and an eight-port base station antenna that has four linear arrays of dual-polarized radiating elements. Each of the linear arrays has a different azimuth boresight pointing direction and each dual-polarized radiating element includes first and second radiators that have respective directional radiation patterns. The radio is configured to determine and apply a first set of amplitude and phase weights to RF signals that are received through the eight ports of the antenna, and to apply a second set of amplitude and phase weights to RF signals that are output by the radio to the eight ports of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Martin L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10452235
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Patent number: 10418683
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided comprising a clamping portion and a coupling portion, the clamping portion structured to be clamped to a support structure; a mating bracket configured to couple at least one of a radio or an antenna to the coupling portion; a first guide arm disposed intermediate the clamping portion and the coupling portion, the first guide arm structured to enable movement of at least one of the radio or the antenna; and at least one actuator comprising an extendable portion, wherein while extending, the extendable portion causes movement, via the first guide arm, of the coupling portion relative to the clamping portion, thereby rotating at least one of the radio or the antenna along a first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Bensen, Alex W. Eaton, Robert B. Peterson, Matthew C. Creakbaum, Robert L. Bruder
  • Patent number: 10404337
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for a UE-specific codebook design are provided. One method may include determining, by a network node, variable spacing between antenna elements of a user equipment. The method may also include configuring user equipment specific precoders based on the variable spacing between the user equipment antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jun Tan, William Hillery, Eugene Visotsky, Fred Vook
  • Patent number: 10355352
    Abstract: An alignment system for point-to-point alignment of spaced apart first and second antennas may include first and second end-point alignment kits. The first end-point alignment kit may include a first antenna alignment device for determining the actual position data, and actual azimuth and tilt data for the first antenna, and a first technician tool for communicating the actual position data for the first antenna to the second end-point alignment kit. The second end-point alignment kit may include a second antenna alignment device for determining the actual position data, and actual azimuth and tilt data for the second antenna, and a second technician tool. The second technician tool may receive the actual position data for the first antenna, determine respective target azimuth and tilt data for the second antenna based upon the actual position data of the first antenna, and display the actual azimuth and tilt data for the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SUNSIGHT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Wattwood, Evan Beeton
  • Patent number: 10341899
    Abstract: A connection node provides a high bandwidth connection on demand to mobile units that are in need of increased bandwidth for data transfers. In this manner, the connection node can supplement the bandwidth available to a mobile unit so that large volumes of data can be communicated to and from the mobile unit. A movable antenna automatically focuses its reception area on the mobile unit's location, after which, a high bandwidth connection can be established for high-speed data transfer. The high bandwidth connection is maintained, such as by tracking the mobile unit with the antenna, even if the mobile unit is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Leverage Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond G. Leblond
  • Patent number: 10327183
    Abstract: A wireless device in a wireless communication system is configured to perform measurements on a set of candidate links for supporting a network node in the system to make a decision as to which of the candidate links is to be a target link for a link switch. The wireless device reports (e.g., at the physical layer) measured candidate links one link subset at a time in order of the wireless device's preference for the target link, until the wireless device receives a target indication signal indicating which of the candidate links in the set is to be the target link. Any given link subset reports one or more candidate links which the wireless device has measured for the decision. Responsive to receiving the target indication signal, the wireless device performs the link switch to the indicated target link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andres Reial, Qingyu Miao, Edgar Ramos, Johan Rune, Claes Tidestav, Zhang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10326195
    Abstract: A satellite television antenna apparatus is connectable to a remotely-located set top box (STB). The satellite television antenna apparatus can include a motorized reflector dish movable in at least one of an azimuth orientation and an elevation orientation, and an antenna control system. The antenna control system can be configured to conduct two-way communication through a physical connection or a wireless connection between the satellite television antenna apparatus and the STB. The antenna control system is responsive to an indication from the STB via the communication connection that a satellite location candidate locked onto by the satellite television antenna apparatus corresponds to a subscriber's television programming package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Controlled Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Miller, Sam Shuster
  • Patent number: 10276933
    Abstract: An antenna system for a wireless network that provides multi-band and/or multi-sector operation from a single location is provided. The antenna system may provide improved control and adjustment of antennas contained within a compact design to allow sectors of coverage provided by the antennas to be modified to accommodate different cell site parameters that may otherwise have been satisfied using a more distributed arrangement of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Chaitanya Chukka, Andrew Mark Wurtenberger, Patrick Jacob Schmidt, Matthew Masters
  • Patent number: 10267888
    Abstract: An anticipated direction to a signal source is determined by a communication device having an antenna. The communication device receives video images in a field of view of a camera and determines, using sensors of the communication device, an antenna direction. The antenna direction is the direction that the antenna of the communication device is pointing. The communication device displays, using a display screen, the video images, an antenna direction indicator, and a guiding icon. The antenna direction indicator indicates the antenna direction relative to the field of view of the camera, and the guiding icon represents a direction offset from the anticipated direction. An energy value of a signal received from the signals source is determined by the communication device using the antenna, and a position of the guiding icon on the display screen is updated based on the anticipated direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Reis, Shmuel Shaffer, Bruce L. McKinley
  • Patent number: 10263328
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device for wireless access, which pertains to the technical field of wireless network. The device for wireless access includes a device body; a radio frequency circuit disposed inside the device body; and a plurality of antenna units disposed on an external surface of the device body, each of the plurality of antenna units being connected to the radio frequency circuit; wherein each of the plurality of antenna units comprises an antenna oscillator, and the antenna oscillators on each two adjacent antenna units of the plurality of antenna units are misaligned with each other. By disposing antenna oscillators of adjacent antenna units on the misaligned regions of the respective antenna unit, the interference of co-frequency signals between adjacent antenna units may be reduced, and the isolation of adjacent antenna units may be enhanced. Thus, adjacent antenna units may be disposed at a reduced distance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanbing Lei, Jianquan Wang
  • Patent number: 10249941
    Abstract: A radar system for a motor vehicle includes a mounting bracket and a radar support bracket carried on the mounting bracket. The radar support bracket is displaceable between a deployed position and a deflected position. A biasing element biases the radar support toward the deployed position. A radar module is carried on the radar support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Martin D. Lopez, Jr., Robert Harold Vasbinder, Michael Jon Gutowski, Matthew Dennis Smith Boswell
  • Patent number: 10215861
    Abstract: Arrangements related to sensing systems and methods are described. A sensing system can include a sensor track and one or more sensors. The sensor track can be operatively connected to a vehicle surface, such as at least a portion of a perimeter of a roof of a vehicle. The one or more sensors can be operatively connected to the sensor track such that the one or more sensors move along the sensor track while scanning an environment of the vehicle. The sensing systems can include a controller operatively connected to the one or more sensors to control the movement of the one or more sensors along the sensor track. The controller can also receive signals from the one or more sensors relating to the environment. In one or more arrangements, the one or more sensors can include LIDAR sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Delp, John H. Marcoux