Plural Patents (Class 343/770)
  • Patent number: 10777897
    Abstract: The invention provides an antenna system, includes a system ground unit and a dual polarized millimeter wave antenna unit. The dual polarization millimeter wave antenna unit includes a first substrate layer, a second substrate layer and a third substrate layer, a ground layer attached to a side of the first substrate layer away from the second substrate layer and electrically connected to the system ground unit, a feeder sandwiched between the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer and a radiator fixed on one side of the third substrate layer away from the second substrate layer. The feeder is provided with a horizontally polarized feed port and a vertically polarized feed port. The feeder is coupled to the radiator. Compared with the relevant technology, the communication signal of the antenna system is strong and stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tan Yew Choon, Ng Guan Hong, Tay Yew Siow
  • Patent number: 10775796
    Abstract: A system includes a first aerial vehicle comprising one or more sensors configured to obtain an image of a worksite. The system also includes a controller configured to receive the image of the worksite, to generate a map of the worksite by overlaying information related to the worksite on the image, and to display the map via a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Aaron Newlin, Tyler Wade Demel, Jeremy Robert Mirarck, Paul Francis Szurpicki
  • Patent number: 10763566
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a millimeter wave transceiver, a first antenna having a first resonating element at a first side of a substrate, and a second antenna having a second resonating element at a second side of the substrate. A first coplanar waveguide may convey millimeter wave signals between the transceiver and the first resonating element and a second coplanar waveguide may convey millimeter wave signals between the transceiver and the second resonating element. The first coplanar waveguide may be coupled to the first resonating element through the second coplanar waveguide. The second coplanar waveguide may be coupled to the second resonating element through the first coplanar waveguide. Ground conductors in the coplanar waveguides may form antenna ground planes for the first and second antennas while serving to maximize electromagnetic decoupling between the coplanar waveguides and thus isolation between the ports of the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Basim H. Noori, Matthew A. Mow, Simone Paulotto, Khan M. Salam
  • Patent number: 10763578
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of dual-band multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a circuit board, a first antenna radiating element positioned on the circuit board, a second antenna radiating element positioned on the circuit board, and at least two antenna feeding elements extending from the circuit board. Each of the at least two antenna feeding elements is electrically connected with a different one of the first and second antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LAIRD CONNECTIVITY, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Cleston Harris White, William Steinike, Brian E. Petted, Kean Meng Lim, Chit Yong Hang
  • Patent number: 10756426
    Abstract: Proposed is a millimeter-wave band communication device which does not generate spatial resonance in a cover shielding unnecessary radio waves from the outside. Disclosed is a millimeter-wave band communication device including: a substrate; a radio frequency circuit element for a millimeter-wave band provided on the substrate; and a cover made of a bulk material that covers at least a part of the radio frequency circuit element and a surface of the substrate, the cover being formed by blending a dielectric loss material in a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nagaishi, Akira Kuriyama, Takafumi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10727583
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that includes a coupler having a structure that facilitates guiding electromagnetic waves along a transmission medium, wherein the electromagnetic waves propagate along the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and a device coupled to an outer surface of the structure, wherein the device facilitates steering a wireless signal generated by a flow of an electrical current on the outer surface of the structure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Giovanni Vannucci, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10720715
    Abstract: A radiator is formed by forming a multitude of slot antennas adjacent one another such that the spacing between each pair of adjacent slot antennas is smaller than the wavelength of the signal being transmitted or received by the radiator. The radiator achieves high efficiency by reducing the excitation of substrate modes, and further achieves high output power radiation by combining power of multiple CMOS power amplifiers integrated in the radiator structure. Impedance matching to low-voltage CMOS power amplifiers is achieved through lowering the impedance at the radiator ports. Each output power stage may be implemented as a combination of several smaller output power stages operating in parallel, thereby allowing the combination to utilize an effective output device size commensurate with the impedance of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Behrooz Abiri, Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Florian Bohn
  • Patent number: 10714834
    Abstract: Broadband antennas are described that include a quad-ridge horn inside which two different lenses are inserted creating a broadband horn-lens combination. One of these lenses is a cross-polyrod lens, formed from a pair of polyrods disposed in a crossed arrangement, each polyrod shaped in a predetermined manner. The other one of these lenses is a prolate spheroidal lens. The broadband antennas can produce, at the output thereof, Gaussian-like beams in both principal polarizations from VHF to 20 GHz. As such, the broadband antennas can be used to perform material measurements in a compact admittance tunnel. Simulation results show that directivity of quad-ridge horns can be improved using the combination of lenses of the broadband antennas. Therefore, the broadband antennas can also be of interest for far-field radiation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arlzona State University
    Inventors: Rodolfo E. Diaz, Mahkamehossadat Mostafavi
  • Patent number: 10615474
    Abstract: A rectangular waveguide device is provided. The rectangular waveguide device comprising: a first broad wall; a second broad wall parallel to the first broad wall; a first narrow wall perpendicular to and connected to the first broad wall and the second broad wall; a second narrow wall parallel to the first narrow wall and connected to the first broad wall and the second broad wall; and at least one slot in the first broad wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Todd Vaughn, Michael Koster
  • Patent number: 10601110
    Abstract: A wireless device comprises a radiating structure that comprises a ground plane layer etched on a PCB, including a clearance area nearby one edge of the PCB, and an antenna element mounted on the clearance area. The radiating structure is included in a radiating system that also includes a radiofrequency system comprising at least a matching network, including more than three components. The radiofrequency system connects the antenna element to a feeding line connected at its end to an external port. The antenna element features a maximum length within the 22-30 mm range to match the radiating system in the multiple frequency bands of operation. In general, a radiating system features extended bandwidth, typically including LTE700 bands or below. The antenna element may include two conductive adjacent surfaces with a convex shape connected between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Aurora Andujar Linares, Jaume Anguera Pros, Carles Puente Baliarda
  • Patent number: 10553932
    Abstract: A mobile device including a ground plane, a grounding branch, wherein a slot is formed between the ground plane and the grounding branch, a connecting element, wherein the grounding branch is electrically coupled through the connecting element to the ground plane and a feeding element, extending across the slot, and electrically coupled between the grounding branch and a signal source, wherein an antenna structure is formed by the grounding branch and the feeding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tiao-Hsing Tsai, Chien-Pin Chiu, Hsiao-Wei Wu, Ying-Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 10547107
    Abstract: A low profile, 4-element, slot-based, frequency reconfigurable MIMO antenna for cognitive radio (CR) platforms for cellular communication front ends. The antenna is on a board having a top layer substrate and a bottom layer ground plane. The bottom layer ground plane contains four antenna elements, each antenna element having a circular slot and an annular slot spaced outwardly from and extending circumferentially around the circular slot. The bottom layer contains a microstrip feed-line for each antenna element. Varactor diodes on the top layer span the width of each annular slot to tune the resonance frequency over a wide operation band. The antenna covers a wide frequency band from 1800 MHz to 2450 MHz and supports several well-known wireless standards bands, including GSM1800, LTE, UMTS and WLAN, as well as many others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Rifaqat Hussain, Mohammad S Sharawi
  • Patent number: 10514573
    Abstract: Various embodiments may provide a device for controlling an electromagnetic wave. The device may include a first electrode layer. The device may also include a second electrode layer. The device may further include a matrix layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The matrix layer may include a liquid crystal layer. The matrix layer may also include at least one resonator element in contact with the liquid crystal layer. The liquid crystal layer may be configured to switch from, at least, a first state to a second state in response to a voltage applied between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, thereby changing an optical property of the matrix layer to control the electromagnetic wave received by the matrix layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Arseniy Kuznetsov, Ramon Jose Paniagua Dominguez
  • Patent number: 10511096
    Abstract: A transmission conduit for RF signal, comprising: a dielectric plate; a conductive circuit positioned on one surface of the dielectric plate; a conductive ground positioned on opposite surface of the dielectric plate; wherein the dielectric plate comprises a sandwich of at least one high-dielectric constant layer and one foam plate. The dielectric plate can be made of a sandwich of glass and foam plate, such as Rohacell®. The glass and foam plates have thickness calculated to give the sandwich the required overall dialectic constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WAFER LLC
    Inventor: Dedi David Haziza
  • Patent number: 10505264
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may be directed to a reconfigurable antenna system including a reconfigurable antenna capable of providing various types of radiation patterns without having to be replaced or needing its orientation changed. The reconfigurable antenna may create various types of quasi-omni directional radiation patterns of different shapes depending on the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nikolay Chistyakov, Scott Lynn Michaelis, Zoya Balter
  • Patent number: 10505281
    Abstract: A coincident phase centered antenna and a mechanism for feeding electrical signals to the antenna is disclosed. Each of the four prongs is fed by a respective conductor. Each respective conductor is in electrical communication with a connector or trace located on the bottom surface of the base or supporting printed circuit board. This configuration allows independent signals to be supplied to each of the four prongs in the coincident phase centered antenna. In some embodiments, the prongs are mounted on a metal base. In other embodiments, the prongs are mounted on a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Glenn A. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10498046
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an antenna module includes a substrate, a first antenna, an array antenna, and a radio frequency (RF) module. The first antenna includes a first radiation element arranged on the substrate and a first ground plane arranged on the substrate. The array antenna includes a plurality of second radiation elements arranged on the substrate. The substrate includes a first surface and a second surface. The first ground plane is arranged on at least the first surface of the substrate. The plurality of second radiation elements are arranged on the second surface of the substrate and opposed to the first ground plane via the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masao Teshima, Akihiro Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 10498040
    Abstract: Vivaldi tapered slot and Vivaldi horn antennas that feature or include fractal plasmonic surfaces (“FPS”) are described. Vivaldi slot antennas are described which include a conductive surface defining a tapered slot, with the conductive surface including a plurality of fractal resonators which form or constitute a fractal plasmonic surface (FPS). In some embodiments the fractal resonators can be defined by slots. In some embodiments the fractal resonators can include self-complementary features. In exemplary embodiments, two Vivaldi horn antennas may be used for a Vivaldi horn antenna. The two Vivaldi FPS antennas can be arranged in a crossed or cross configuration such that the two antennas are essentially perpendicular to one another and are therefore able to receive and transmit two orthogonal polarizations of radiation. The two antennas can be fed by separate respective feed lines. The two antennas can be mounted inside of a horn or casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Cohen, Ryan Thistle, Daniel Earle, Philip Salkind, A. J. Shelman-Cohen
  • Patent number: 10483615
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for two-way satellite communication and an asymmetric-aperture antenna for two-way satellite communication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a beam pattern for an asymmetric-aperture antenna is offset in a narrow beamwidth direction, and the offset beam pattern is directed by a mechanical gimbal, with the beam pattern offset made to reduce interference with an adjacent satellite. In additional embodiments, operational areas near the equator are identified for a given offset beam pattern, or a beam pattern offset may be adjusted over time to compensate for movement of the asymmetric-aperture antenna when attached to an airplane, boat, or other mobile vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventor: David H. Irvine
  • Patent number: 10444340
    Abstract: A millimeter-wave antenna includes a slit which is provided in a GND conductor formed in a first surface of a circuit board, a horn antenna which is provided with a first opening and a second opening, and an impedance matching device which is provided in a slot shape between the slit and the first opening of the horn antenna. The impedance matching device is formed in the slot shape which is filled with a dielectric having a dielectric constant different from that of the circuit board. The impedance matching device is configured such that a length of the slot shape in a propagation direction is less than ¼ of a wavelength of a use frequency upper limit. The impedance matching device is configured such that a size of a rectangular shape of the slot shape in a magnetic field direction is larger than the first opening of the horn antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nagaishi, Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10446942
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are directed towards a radar system and a dual frequency electronically scanned array (ESA) capable of transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals at least two frequencies. The ESA includes a plurality of antenna elements which form a first effective aperture at a first radio frequency (RF) frequency and operational over a first scan range and which form a second effective aperture at a second radio frequency (RF) frequency and operational over a second scan angle. The first and second scan ranges are complementary so as to provide the radar system having an overall scan range. The plurality of antenna elements are spaced apart from each other by an amount related to at least one of the first and second scan ranges and/or one or more operating frequencies of the radar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: James A. Pruett
  • Patent number: 10431900
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an array antenna comprising: a design phase wherein an array layout of said array antenna is synthesized and radiating elements are designed to be arranged according to said array layout; and a phase of physically making said array antenna wherein the radiating elements are arranged according to said array layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventors: Piero Angeletti, Giovanni Toso, Gianfranco Ruggerini
  • Patent number: 10431899
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed herein for a cylindrically fed antenna and method for using the same. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises: an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave; a first layer coupled to the antenna feed and into which the feed wave propagates outwardly and concentrically from the feed; a second layer coupled to the first layer to cause the feed wave to be reflected at edges of the antenna and propagate inwardly through the second layer from the edges of the antenna; and an array of plurality of surface scattering metamaterial antenna elements coupled to the second layer and have slots oriented either +45 degrees or ?45 degrees relative to the cylindrical feed wave impinging at a central location of each slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Bily, Nathan Kundtz, Mikala Johnson
  • Patent number: 10418686
    Abstract: An 8-shaped NFC antenna includes a metal back cover and an antenna coil, the metal back cover comprises a first through-hole and a second through-hole, the antenna coil is located on the inner side of the metal back cover, the metal back cover is further provided with a first slit, the first slit is connected with the first through-hole and the second through-hole, the antenna coil surrounding the first through-hole and the second through-hole is in an 8 shape, and the current direction of the part of the coil surrounding the first through-hole and the current direction of the part of the coil surrounding the second through-hole are opposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SUNWAY COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anping Zhao, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 10411330
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a wireless device includes an antenna cable having a feed line and a ground shield and a substrate. The antenna includes a low band ground terminal, a low band feed terminal, a high band ground terminal and a high band feed terminal. The low band ground terminal is electrically coupled to the ground shield of the antenna cable and capacitively coupled to the feed line of the antenna cable. The low band feed terminal is electrically coupled to the feed line of the antenna cable. The high band ground terminal is electrically coupled to the ground shield of the antenna cable and capacitively coupled to the feed line of the antenna cable. The high band feed terminal is electrically coupled to the feed line of the antenna cable. The low band ground terminal and the high band ground terminal are ground plane independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xing Yun, Bruce Foster Bishop, John Wesley Hall, Neil Franklin Schroll
  • Patent number: 10381727
    Abstract: An example discloses a slot antenna. The slot antenna includes: a cover including a slot; and an antenna PCB including a feeding line across the slot. The antenna PCB is coupled with the cover through a positive feeding terminal of the feeding line. The slot is closed at its one width side within the cover. A length of the feeding line is larger than a width of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Ju-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10381736
    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). An electronic device is provided in a wireless communication system. The device comprises a plurality of antenna sets; a plurality of antenna elements configuring the plurality of antenna sets; an RF transceiver including a plurality of switches for selecting the plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of phase shifters for shifting the phase of a signal transmitted/received through the plurality of antenna elements; and a control unit for determining a beam forming direction and the phase of the signal by simultaneously controlling the plurality of switches and the plurality of phase shifters according to a beambook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Yun Jung, Sung-Tae Choi, Ji-Hoon Kim, Yi-Ju Roh, Yun-A Shim, Dong-Hyun Lee, Seung-Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10305175
    Abstract: A wearable wireless communication device comprises a transceiver positioned on a first side of the device, the transceiver comprising a first antenna configured to receive radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted toward the first side of the device. The device is wearable about an object that attenuates reception, by the first antenna, of RF signals transmitted toward a second side of the device. The device further comprises a waveguide electromagnetically coupled to the transceiver, the waveguide terminating in at least a second antenna positioned on the second side of the device. The second antenna is configured to receive the RF signals transmitted toward the second side of the device. The waveguide is shaped to direct received RF signals around the object to the transceiver. The object may in some embodiments be a piece of human anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dimitris Psychoudakis, Daquan Huang, Alireza Foroozesh, Matthew Tonnemacher, Gary Xu, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10270177
    Abstract: A broadband antenna of an antenna system comprises a conductive plate comprising four slots. The slots are arranged in a rotation symmetrical manner in the plate. Each slot extends from a circumference of the plate towards a center of the plate. Each slot has an associated feed point located at its associated slot. The feed points associated with a pair of oppositely arranged slots are arranged to be fed with radio frequency signals, such that that a main radiation propagation direction of the antenna is along the rotational symmetry axis of the plate. The antenna design enables the achievement of flexibility in terms of isolation between the two polarizations. The antenna design may further enable a reduced size and weight. The antenna design also enables an antenna unit and an antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Filtronic Wireless AB
    Inventor: Bjorn Lindmark
  • Patent number: 10249943
    Abstract: An assembly that includes a printed circuit board and a foam dielectric material, and a method of fabricating the assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes at least one layer of a foam dielectric material, which has properties similar to those of air. This layer of foam dielectric material is disposed between a top sublaminate and a bottom sublaminate. The bottom sublaminate may be a traditional printed circuit board, comprising an arbitrary number of layers. The top sublaminate may be a single layer, or may be multiple layers and may include an antenna. The foam dielectric material serves to provide mechanical support for the top sublaminate and the central conductor. The foam dielectric material also provides physical separation between the bottom sublaminate and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Inventor: Glenn A. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10205217
    Abstract: An antenna having a passive antenna element that is integrated in a wireless communication chassis, is naturally in resonance, and is galvanically coupled to ground, and a passive indirect antenna element feed that is non-galvanically coupled to the antenna element. If the chassis is foldable, a parasitic element may be located opposite an antenna element feed when the foldable chassis is in at least one of a closed mode and a tablet mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Simon Svendsen
  • Patent number: 10199743
    Abstract: An array antenna includes a first metal layer, a first dielectric layer, a second metal layer, a second dielectric layer, and a third metal layer that are sequentially laminated, where multiple metal through holes are disposed on the second dielectric layer, the multiple metal through holes form a feeding section, the first metal layer includes multiple subarrays, each subarray includes multiple radiating arrays and one power splitter, the power splitter includes a central area and multiple branches extending from the central area, the multiple radiating arrays are respectively connected to ends of the multiple braches that are far from the central area, multiple coupling slots are disposed on the second metal layer, the multiple coupling slots respectively face central areas, the feeding section is used to feed a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujian Cheng, Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 10194071
    Abstract: Modular digital camera systems are disclosed. The modular digital camera system can include a brain module configured to be releasably coupled to one or more of a port extender module, power module, display module, and handle module. The brain module and other accessory modules can be structured according to some embodiments to increase an ease of coupling and decoupling the modules. The brain module can include an antenna, such as a slot antenna, for transmitting and receiving radiofrequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Lever, Timothy Milam
  • Patent number: 10193237
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure describes a flared antenna where the upper portions of the prongs are separated into a plurality of spaced apart parallel fins. The parallel fins disposed on the energized prong are energized by a common electrical feed, such as a coaxial transmission line that enters the energization region of the energized prong. The use of separate fins allows a wider range of tuning to gain greater BW and scan performance for a given equivalent design, since each fin pair may be designed independently from the other fin pairs in that flared antenna. The flared antenna may be a Vivaldi antenna, a stepped notch antenna or some other flared shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Glenn A. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10186784
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an antenna apparatus, including multiple antenna elements, where the antenna element includes a dielectric plate, one two-antenna array element, and one parasitic element; the two-antenna array element is located at the front of the dielectric plate; the parasitic element is located on the back of the dielectric plate, and a location of the two-antenna array element falls within an area of the parasitic element; a first antenna and a second antenna that are in the two-antenna array element are bent slot slot antennas symmetrical to each other with respect to a central axis between the first antenna and the second antenna; the first antenna is formed by connecting three sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Murch, Saber Soltani, Rongdao Yu
  • Patent number: 10186757
    Abstract: An antenna includes a main body and multiple gain compensation structures. The main body includes a top board and a bottom board, multiple radiation structures are provided on the top board and a feed structure is provided on the bottom board. The multiple gain compensation structures are for partitioning the main body to at least two radiation areas. Each gain compensation structure includes multiple gain compensation units and a shielding structure, and the shielding structure is located between the top board and the bottom board. Each gain compensation unit includes a first coupling structure located on a side that is of the shielding structure and that faces the feed structure. At least a portion of the first coupling structure is located between the top board and the bottom board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hua Cai, Keli Zou
  • Patent number: 10164439
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for seamless metal back cover for combined wireless power transfer, cellular, WiFi, and GPS communications are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for wirelessly coupling with other devices comprises a metallic cover comprising a first metallic portion separated by a first non-conductive portion from a second metallic portion of the metallic portion to define a first slot. The apparatus further comprises a conductor comprising a first end portion electrically coupled to the metallic cover at the first metallic portion and a second end portion crossing the first end portion and electrically coupled to the metallic cover at the second metallic portion. The metallic cover and the conductor form a coupler configured to wirelessly receive power sufficient to charge or power a load of the apparatus from a wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Seong Heon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10154294
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling a user to access video capture services from a home market while temporarily located in outside of it, i.e., roaming. The user temporarily located outside of their home market uses a regional system as a proxy in a home market in which the user is able to receive regional content. The regional system transfers the regional content to the roaming user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Kanojia, Joseph Thaddeus Lipowski
  • Patent number: 10147832
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a terahertz wave generation apparatus capable of wavefront control. A terahertz wave generating apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment comprises a photoconductive substrate; and a plurality of terahertz wave generating unit elements arranged in a two-dimensional array on the photoconductive substrate. Also, the terahertz wave generating unit elements comprise a plurality of first electrodes arranged in the two-dimensional array on the photoconductive substrate and respectively connected to a plurality of first electrode pads, and at least one second electrode formed on the photoconductive substrate so as to face the first electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ki Won Moon, Kyung Hyun Park, Il Min Lee, Sang-Pil Han, Eui Su Lee
  • Patent number: 10141620
    Abstract: A phase shift device includes a planar transmission line that is formed by a signal electrode and a ground electrode which are separated by a dielectric substance, whereby the signal electrode of the planar transmission line is divided into several pieces and includes overlapping areas of adjacent pieces that are filled with a tunable liquid crystal material, thereby forming a dielectric tunable component (varactor) with a metal-insulator-metal type capacitor. The several pieces of the signal electrode are arranged at two or more different distance levels with respect to the ground electrode. The tunable liquid crystal material is arranged as a continuous layer between several pieces of the signal electrode that are arranged at two different distance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ALCAN Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Jakoby, Onur Hamza Karabey, Wenjuan Hu
  • Patent number: 10090597
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a mechanically reconfigurable slot antenna includes an electrically conductive layer having multiple slots, multiple electrically conductive parasitic patches, each patch associated with one of the slots, and a rack-and-pinion mechanism adapted to simultaneously linearly displace at least two of the patches along their associated slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Ibrahim Turki Nassar, Thomas McCrea Weller, Craig Perry Lusk
  • Patent number: 10056699
    Abstract: A phased array antenna including a base plate and a board projecting from the base plate. The board including a dielectric layer and a conductive layer. The conductive layer includes first and second spaced apart radiating elements and a pillar disposed between the first and second spaced apart radiating elements. The pillar is electrically connected to the base plate, and the first and second spaced apart radiating elements are configured to capacitively couple to the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: THE MITRE COOPERATION, The United States of America, as Rep. by the Sec. of Navy
    Inventors: Wajih Elsallal, Jamie Hood, Al Locker, Rick Kindt
  • Patent number: 10050346
    Abstract: An antenna includes a stack of cylindrical lenses combined with feed elements to provide multi-beam coverage for a given wireless communication sector. Each cylindrical lens disc has approximately the same height as the feed elements being used with the lens. To overcome the problem of interference from cables and opposing feeds, feed elements are placed around the lens. The cylindrical lenses are stacked such that a small gap exists between each pair of adjacent cylindrical lenses, allowing for cable lines to pass through between the pair of the cylindrical lenses, and thus removing interference for 360 degree coverage. Cable lines are arranged such that they only traverse the portion of the circumferential surfaces of the cylindrical lenses that do not interfere with the field of view of the RF signals generated by the corresponding feed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Matsing Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Matitsine, Leonid Matytsine, Anthony DeMarco
  • Patent number: 10020851
    Abstract: An antenna unit includes a first physical layer processor configured to receive a first downlink physical layer signal from an upstream device and to convert first downlink physical layer signal into first downlink higher layer data units; a higher layer processor configured to convert first downlink higher layer data units into second downlink higher layer data units; a second physical layer processor configured to generate a second downlink physical layer signal from second downlink higher layer data units; and a radio frequency conversion module configured to convert second downlink physical layer signal into radio frequency signals for communication using an antenna. Communication between upstream device and antenna unit using first downlink physical layer signal having first downlink higher layer data units has a lower data rate than would communication between upstream device and antenna unit using second downlink physical layer signal having second downlink higher layer data units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lance K. Uyehara, Dean Zavadsky, Boris Golubovic
  • Patent number: 9997844
    Abstract: In one example, a contactless millimeter wave coupler comprises a metallic plate. The contactless millimeter wave coupler further comprises a crossed slot arranged in the metallic plate. The contactless millimeter wave coupler further comprises an antenna arrangement mounted beneath the crossed slot. The antenna arrangement comprises a first linearly polarized antenna and a second linearly polarized antenna arranged in a cross configuration relative to each other. The contactless millimeter wave coupler further comprises a wave guiding layer of dielectric material arranged above the antenna arrangement in alignment with the crossed slot and the antenna arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juha Lilja
  • Patent number: 9972910
    Abstract: A broadband antenna of an antenna system comprises a conductive plate comprising four slots. The slots are arranged in a rotation symmetrical manner in the plate. Each slot extends from a circumference of the plate towards a center of the plate. Each slot has an associated feed point located at its associated slot. The feed points associated with a pair of oppositely arranged slots are arranged to be fed with radio frequency signals, such that that a main radiation propagation direction of the antenna is along the rotational symmetry axis of the plate. The antenna design enables the achievement of flexibility in terms of isolation between the two polarizations. The antenna design may further enable a reduced size and weight. The antenna design also enables an antenna unit and an antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Filtronic Wireless AB
    Inventor: Bjorn Lindmark
  • Patent number: 9960500
    Abstract: In one example, a device includes an antenna array having at least a first cross dipole antenna element having a first dipole and a second dipole orthogonal to the first dipole and at least a second cross dipole antenna element having a third dipole and a fourth dipole orthogonal to the third dipole. An orientation of the at least a second cross dipole antenna is offset 45 degrees with respect to the at least a first cross dipole antenna element. The at least a first cross dipole antenna element and the at least a second cross dipole antenna element are for transmitting and/or receiving signals at plus 45 degrees and minus 45 degrees slant polarizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Quintel Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peter Chun Teck Song, David Edwin Barker
  • Patent number: 9954285
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a microstrip patch antenna configured for operation in the WiFi bands, including 2.4 GHz and 5.2/5.8 GHz. The microstrip patch antenna includes a pair of opposing u-shaped slots embedded in the patch conductor. The patch includes a patch width configured to provide a resonance at 2.4 GHz, and a slot width configured to provide a resonance at 5.2/5.8 GHz. Thus, the antenna provides a dual band WiFi patch antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Chen-yi Chuang, Ronan Quinlan
  • Patent number: 9935365
    Abstract: A slot array antenna includes a waveguide slot body and a dielectric slab. The waveguide body includes one or more walls that define a waveguide aperture, the waveguide aperture extending along a longitudinal axis of the waveguide slot body. The waveguide slot body includes a plurality of slots disposed on one or more walls of the waveguide slot body. The dielectric slab is disposed within the waveguide aperture and extends along the longitudinal axis of the waveguide slot body. The dielectric slab is rotatable about the longitudinal axis within the waveguide aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Pyras Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Ming H. Chen
  • Patent number: 9929473
    Abstract: An antenna includes a metal member, a closed slot disposed in the metal member, and a feed element having a first feed portion and a second feed portion, the first and second feed portions crossing the closed slot, and being electrically connected to each other. The feed element enables the closed slot to resonate at two different frequency bands and enables both bands to be individually tunable. The antenna can be incorporated into a metal cover or case of a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Shih-Ting Huang, Kun-Sheng Chang, Ching-Chi Lin