Plural Crossed (e.g., Turnstile) Patents (Class 343/797)
  • Patent number: 11509065
    Abstract: An antenna array may include a plurality of printed circuit boards (PCBs) oriented in a stacked arrangement, parallel to and spaced apart from one another. Each of the PCBs may include a linear array of antenna elements, which cooperate with the linear arrays of antenna elements on other PCBs to form a two-dimensional array of antenna elements. The PCBs may be supported at one end by a common backplate in a cantilevered manner, with the linear arrays of antenna elements located near the free end of the PCBs. The PCBs may include a thicker portion and a thinner portion, and the thinner portion may include a heat sink or other thermal dissipation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Keith Shamblin, Vladimir Furlan, Patrick Carl Frank
  • Patent number: 11509054
    Abstract: A dipole antenna fed by a planar balun includes a first radiation element and a second radiation element respectively corresponding to poles of the dipole antenna, at least one dipole support column configured to connect the first radiation element and the second radiation element and to fix a gap between the first radiation element and the second radiation element, a planar balun connected to the first radiation element and the second radiation element and configured to feed the first radiation element and the second radiation element, and a balun housing coupled to the dipole support column and enclosing the planar balun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Haeng Sook Ro, Kanghee Kim, Gwangmoon Park, Soo-Ho Sohn, Ki Cheol Tae
  • Patent number: 11489251
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a high-frequency oscillator assembly and a base station antenna. The high-frequency oscillator assembly comprises a balun supporting component and a baseplate. The balun supporting component comprises two balun supporting plates. The balun supporting plate comprises a first surface and a second surface. The first surface comprises a feeder circuit comprising a transmission line and a feeder line. The second surface comprises a first open-circuit filtering branch. The transmission line is disposed on one side of the other balun supporting plate. The feeder line is disposed on the other side of the other balun supporting plate. The first open-circuit filtering branch and the feeder line are electrically connected. The baseplate is disposed on the balun supporting component and comprises a plurality of oscillator arms. The feeder lines are electrically connected with the corresponding oscillator arms respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KUNSHAN LUXSHARE RF TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Chen, ChengYu Xu, ZhenHua Li, ZheXuan Xu, WanQiang Zhang, MengYun Gu, WenKai Xu
  • Patent number: 11476585
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a polarization shifter including a lower substrate having disposed thereon first and second transmission lines for coupling to a feed network, an upper substrate having disposed thereon third and fourth transmission lines for respective communicative coupling to orthogonally-polarized elements of a radiating element, and a dielectric layer residing between the lower substrate and the upper substrate, the upper substrate being configured to mechanically couple to the radiating element, the dielectric layer coupling the first transmission line with the third transmission line and coupling the second transmission line with the fourth transmission line, the upper substrate being rotatable relative to the lower substrate to effect polarization adjusting for the radiating element to facilitate avoidance of interference or passive intermodulation (PIM). Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Anthony Teillet, Richard Loy Smith, Jr., David E. Urbasic, Richard David Peacock, Andre F. A. Fournier, Guenadi Miliavski
  • Patent number: 11469520
    Abstract: A dual band dipole radiator array includes a high band radiator array disposed on a dielectric layer for transmitting and receiving high band radar signals; a low band radiator array disposed on a front side of the high band radiator array for transmitting and receiving low band radar signals; a foam material between the low band radiator array and the high band radiator array for support; and a single aperture for both the low band radiator array and the high band radiator array for transmitting and receiving the radar signals, where the low band radiator array is comprised of a plurality of dipole structures disposed within the foam material and tuned to pass through high band radar signals to or from the high band radiator array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jack J. Schuss, Phillip W. Thiessen, Thomas V. Sikina
  • Patent number: 11456545
    Abstract: The utility model belongs to the antenna equipment. The broadband directed dual-band antenna with double polarization comprising active vibrators of the lower frequency band and vibrators of the higher frequency band, the vibrators arms having the same polarization that coincide with the vibrators arms of orthogonal polarization, at least two symmetrizing devices, two coaxial inputs and outputs or high-frequency transmission lines, a reflector. The effect of the utility model is the expansion of range of operating frequencies of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Kroks Plus LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Petrovich Sobina, Maksim Viktorovich Dakhin
  • Patent number: 11437715
    Abstract: A high-gain miniaturized antenna element includes a radiation structure and a feed support structure. The radiation structure includes a first radiator and a second radiator. The first radiator is arranged horizontally. The second radiator is formed by bending an outer edge of the first radiator downwardly. The feed support structure includes a plurality of feed support parts arranged vertically. Each feed support part is a downward extension of the first radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: ROSENBERGER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., ROSENBERGER TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Peng Liu, Dele Wang, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 11437714
    Abstract: A radiating element comprises a radiator, a feed stalk and a parasitic element. The radiator is fed by the feed stalk, and the parasitic element includes an electrically conductive structure that includes a meandered electrically conductive path. A coupling capacitor is formed between the electrically conductive structure and the radiator, and a center frequency of an operating frequency band of the radiator is higher than a center frequency of a first operating frequency band of the parasitic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Xun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11411661
    Abstract: A base station antenna includes a backplane and a plurality of radiating elements that extend forwardly from the backplane. The antenna further includes a plurality of feed boards, and each of the feed boards has a respective group of one or more of the radiating elements mounted thereon. The antenna also includes a calibration port and a calibration circuit that has a calibration combiner that has an output that is coupled to the calibration port and a plurality of directional couplers that are coupled to the calibration combiner. At least a first portion of a first of the first directional couplers is implemented on a first of the feed boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hong Hui Li, Martin Zimmerman, Bo Wu, Ligang Wu
  • Patent number: 11394127
    Abstract: A system according to one embodiment includes a first antenna element configured to communicate a first signal, the first signal polarized in a first orientation; a second antenna element co-located with the first antenna element, the second antenna element configured to communicate a second signal, the second signal polarized in a second orientation, the second orientation orthogonal to the first orientation; and driver circuitry coupled to the first antenna element and the second antenna element, the driver circuitry configured to process the first signal and the second signal to achieve signal diversity in a wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Helen K. Pan
  • Patent number: 11374309
    Abstract: A base station antenna includes a radome and an antenna assembly that is mounted within the radome. The antenna assembly includes a backplane that includes a first reflector, a first array that includes a plurality of first radiating elements mounted to extend forwardly from the first reflector, a second reflector mounted to extend forwardly from the first reflector and a second array that includes a plurality of second radiating elements mounted to extend forwardly from the second reflector. The first radiating elements extend a first distance forwardly from the first reflector and the second radiating elements extend a second distance forwardly from the second reflector, where the first distance exceeds the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Bisiules, Mohammad Vatankhah Varnoosfaderani
  • Patent number: 11367968
    Abstract: A wireless signal transceiver device includes a dual-polarized antenna, a transmission circuit, a reception circuit and a processor. The dual-polarized antenna includes a first feed zone and a second feed zone. The first feed zone is used to receive a transmission signal for the dual-polarized antenna to transmit a first wireless signal accordingly. The second feed zone is used to output a reception signal generated according to a second wireless signal. The dual-polarized antenna is used to form a first radiated electric-field having a first co-polarization according to the first wireless signal and form a second radiated electric-field having a second co-polarization according to the second wireless signal. The first co-polarization and the second co-polarization form an angle between 45 degrees to 135 degrees to each other in a far field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: RichWave Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Shih-Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 11367949
    Abstract: An antenna with at least one pair of electrically conducting lands, and a second pair of spaced-apart electrically conducting lands or a single land, wherein the lands are parallel with respect to a first electrically conductive sheet is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Mannan
  • Patent number: 11362441
    Abstract: The invention refers to a radiating element comprising a support structure, a first dipole arranged on the support structure, and at least one electrically closed ring arranged on the support structure, wherein the ring surrounds the first dipole and is galvanically isolated from the first dipole, wherein a resonance frequency of the first dipole is higher than a center frequency of an operational bandwidth of the radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Biscontini, Juan Segador Alvarez, Roberto Flamini, Vincent Mallepeyre
  • Patent number: 11362437
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an antenna for mobile communication comprising a plurality of first radiators and at least one second radiator, which are disposed on a common reflector plane, the first radiators each including a reflector environment raised relative to the reflector plane, wherein the second radiator is disposed between a plurality of first radiators and is formed by parts of the respective reflector environment of the first radiators surrounding it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Guenther Piegsa, Andreas Vollmer, Maximilian Goettl
  • Patent number: 11289798
    Abstract: A base station antenna assembly that may include a base station antenna having a frame and a radome that covers the frame; and a first radio mounted to a radio support plate on a rear side of the base station antenna. The radio support plate may be configured to attach to the base station antenna by at least one guide rail that cooperates with one or more guide structures of the radio support plate. A rear surface of the radome may include a plurality of access holes, and the base station antenna assembly may include a plurality of connectorized cables soldered to components within an interior of the base station antenna that extend from the interior of the base station antenna through respective ones of the access holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kaistha
  • Patent number: 11283176
    Abstract: Antenna elements are described that may include a radiator, a feeding portion, a first impedance transformer, a balun, and a second impedance transformer. The first impedance transformer, balun, and second impedance transformer may be disposed above a ground plane of an antenna array to reduce a bulk of the array. The array can also include a dielectric top layer for loading apertures of the antenna array. The antenna elements can also include anomaly suppressors can be provided to cancel common-mode resonances from the radiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SI2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anatoliy Boryssenko
  • Patent number: 11283194
    Abstract: A radiator assembly for a base station antenna includes two dipoles arranged in a cross-over manner, each dipole including two dipole arms, and two feeding lines, each feeding line being associated with a respective one of the dipoles. Each dipole arm is integrally formed of sheet metal, and includes a radiating surface and a leg projecting from the radiating surface at an angle with the radiating surface, where the leg is electrically grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: YueMin Li, Long Shan, Junfeng Yu, Yabing Liu, GuoLong Xu
  • Patent number: 11271305
    Abstract: A radiating element for a base station antenna includes a first dipole radiator that has a first dipole arm that has a front surface and first and second extensions that project rearwardly from respective side edges of the front surface of the first dipole arm; a second dipole radiator that has a second dipole arm that has a front surface and first and second extensions that project rearwardly from respective side edges of the front surface of the second dipole arm; and a parasitic element having a first conductive segment that is configured to capacitively couple to the first extension of the first dipole arm, a second conductive segment that is configured to capacitively couple to the second extension of the second dipole arm, and a third conductive segment that electrically connects the first conductive segment to the second conductive segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yunzhe Li, YueMin Li, Peter J. Bisiules
  • Patent number: 11265073
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a metastructure reflector in a wireless communication system. The metastructure reflector has a transceiver unit adapted to receive transmissions from a base station, a radiating structure having a plurality of subarrays of radiating cells to radiate the transmissions to at least one user equipment, the at least one user equipment in a non-line-of-sight area of the base station, and a subarray controller to control a plurality of subarrays of the radiating structure to radiate the transmissions in multiple directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Maha Achour
  • Patent number: 11239564
    Abstract: An antenna system with co-located dipole antennas with mutually-orthogonal polarization is disclosed herein. The two antennas have planar geometry for the entire antenna and the two antennas are co-located in two mutually-orthogonal planes which provides an antenna solution for wireless communications with high isolation between the two antennas and polarization diversity in a minimum volume occupied. The two antennas operate in the same wireless communications band or in different bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Airgain, Inc.
    Inventor: Marin Stoytchev
  • Patent number: 11217905
    Abstract: A dual-polarized crossed dipole (1) comprises a first and a second dipole antenna element (2, 3). Each dipole antenna element (2, 3) comprises two dipole halves (2a, 2b, 3a, 3b), each having an earth connector (4, 8), a signal connector (6, 10), a dipole earth wing (5, 9) and a dipole signal wing (7, 11). The signal connector (6) of the first dipole antenna element (2) runs parallel to the earth connector (4) of the first dipole antenna element (2), and the signal connector (10) of the second dipole antenna element (3) runs parallel to the earth connector (8) of the second dipole antenna element (3). The dipole signal wing (7) and the dipole earth wing (5) of the first dipole antenna element (2) run in opposite directions. The same applies to the dipole signal wing (11) and the dipole earth wing (9) of the second dipole antenna element (3). Each dipole half (2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) is of single-part design in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dan Fleancu, Andreas Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11177559
    Abstract: A radiator assembly for a base station antenna has a central axis and two dipoles arranged in a crossed manner, where each of the dipoles includes two dipole arms, and each of the dipole arms have a radiating surface which has an outer contour. The radiator assembly comprises an electrically conductive annular element that mounted above the radiating surfaces. The annular element is configured to be closed circumferentially and has an inner contour which is compliant to an outer contour line of the combination of all four radiating surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bo Wu, PuLiang Tang, Ruixin Su, YueMin Li, Hangsheng Wen, Ligang Wu
  • Patent number: 11128055
    Abstract: Systems and devices relating to antennas and antenna systems. A horizontal omnidirectional antenna has two dipoles with each dipole being in a V-configuration such that the arms of the dipole define an angle. The two dipoles are arranged so that the angles defined by each of the dipoles face and open toward each other. The horizontal omnidirectional antenna can be configured to operate with specific frequency bands. By nesting two instances of this antenna, with one configured for high band frequencies and one configured for low band frequencies, a dualband omnidirectional antenna can be obtained. The resulting antenna is physically compact and can be used in small MIMO systems along with vertical omnidirectional antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Communication Components Antenna Inc.
    Inventors: Nasrin Hojjat, Sadegh Farzaneh, Minya Gavrilovic, Des Bromley, Parna Kazerani
  • Patent number: 11129069
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for delaying a dynamic connection modification of a user device connection. A first frequency band is determined to have a greater sector power ratio (SPR) than a second frequency band. The first frequency band is determined to have a loading volume above a threshold. Based at least in part on the first frequency band having the greater SPR and the first frequency band having the loading volume above the threshold, a dynamic change of a user device connection to the first frequency band for access to a first wireless telecommunications network is delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11101549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a communication technique for converging an IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transfer rate beyond the 4G system; and a system therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghyun Baek, Junsig Kum, Youngju Lee, Jungyub Lee, Yonghun Cheon
  • Patent number: 11101568
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a first antenna having a first length in a height direction, and a second antenna including a reflective surface having a second length in the height direction greater than or equal to the first length. The reflective surface of the second antenna is oriented towards a primary signal reception direction of the first antenna, and the reflective surface is configured to reflect a communication signal associated with the first antenna in order to increase a directional gain of the first antenna in the primary signal reception direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Masashi Wakui, Antony Mihalopoulos
  • Patent number: 11081780
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-band antenna architecture, provided in a matrix of a wireless communication device, including: a first antenna, typically an LTE antenna, located in left outer side and right outer side areas of the matrix, a second antenna, typically a Sub-6 GHz MIMO antenna, located in upper outer side and lower outer side areas of the matrix, and a third antenna, typically a millimeter-wave antenna, located in left inner side and right inner side areas of the matrix. The above-mentioned areas are spaced from each other. The first antenna, the second antenna, and the third antenna work at different frequency bands. The third antenna can implement broadband and large-angle beam scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Electric Connector Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangli Yang, Mingkai Wang, Jiayou Xu, Yong Luo, YiXin Li, Yun Luo, Tao Zhang, Yingjie Zhang, Eugene Yu-Jiun Ren
  • Patent number: 11075467
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to two-dimensional antennas and network devices. One example antenna includes a reflection panel, at least two antenna arrays, at least one common feeding network, and at least two array feeding networks. The at least two antenna arrays are on the reflection panel. Each antenna array comprises at least one independent radiation unit and at least one common radiation unit. Each antenna array corresponds to an array feeding network of the at least two array feeding networks. Each independent radiation unit in each antenna array is connected to a particular array feeding network corresponding to the particular antenna array. Each common radiation unit in each antenna array is connected to the at least one common feeding network. The at least one common feeding network is connected to the at least two array feeding networks corresponding to the at least two antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lijun Luo, Lianhong Zhang, Tingwei Xu, Zhi Gong
  • Patent number: 11070094
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission method includes: receiving a communication signal from a wireless power receiver; determining, based on the communication signal, phases of polarization channels of a reference antenna array, at which the wireless power receiver receives maximum power; determining, by activating a first antenna array together with the reference antenna array, phases of polarization channels of the first antenna array such that the wireless power receiver receives maximum power; determining, by deactivating the first antenna array and activating a second antenna array together with the reference antenna array, phases of polarization channels of the second antenna array such that the wireless power receiver receives maximum power; and transmitting, to the wireless power receiver, a power signal generated by using the antenna arrays, the phases of which are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Artem Rudolfovich Vilenskiy, Mikhail Nikolaevich Makurin
  • Patent number: 11047702
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with control circuitry for locating lost items. The control circuitry may determine where an item is located and may use the display or other output device to guide a user to the item. The display may display a visual guide such as an arrow, a sphere, a circle, a compass, or other visual aid that points the user in the direction of the item. The control circuitry may change the size or other characteristic of the visual aid on the display as the distance between the electronic device and the object changes. The control circuitry may change the location of the visual aid on the display as the orientation of the electronic device relative to the object changes. The display may overlay the visual aid onto live images of the user's surroundings as they are captured by a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Adam S. Meyer, Duncan Robert Kerr, Martha Evans Hankey, Peter C. Tsoi, John B. Morrell, James H. Foster
  • Patent number: 11041936
    Abstract: An autonomously reconfigurable surface for adaptive antenna nulling includes a lattice of electrically conductive elements (which may be embodied as crossed metallic dipoles) mounted on a thin and preferably conformal surface and aperiodically loaded with reactance tuning elements and/or RF (and typically high power) sensing circuits. Additional elements mounted on this surface include analog to digital convertors (ADCs), digital to analog convertors (DACs), and microcontroller(s). The analog outputs of the DACs are networked to reactance tuning elements via, for example, a network of thin copper traces. The analog inputs of the ADCs are networked to the RF sensing circuits via a network, for example, of thin copper traces. The digital outputs of ADCs and the digital inputs of DACs are networked to microcontroller(s) via a network, for example, of thin copper traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Walter S. Wall, Amit M. Patel, Ryan G. Quarfoth
  • Patent number: 11025377
    Abstract: A fixed wireless access system is implemented using orthogonal time frequency space multiplexing (OTFS). Data transmissions to/from different devices share transmission resources using—delay Doppler multiplexing, time-frequency multiplexing, multiplexing at stream and/or layer level, and angular multiplexing. Time-frequency multiplexing is achieved by dividing the time-frequency plan into subgrids, with the subsampled time frequency grid being used to carry the OTFS data. Antenna implementations include a hemispherical antenna with multiple antenna elements arranged in an array to achieve multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Cohere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shlomo Selim Rakib, Ronny Hadani, Richard Benner, Robert Fanfelle
  • Patent number: 11019506
    Abstract: A twin beam base station antenna includes a first array that has a plurality of columns of first frequency band radiating elements, the first array configured to form a first antenna beam that provides coverage throughout a first sub-sector of a three-sector base station. The radiating elements in a first of the columns in the first array have a first azimuth boresight pointing direction and the radiating elements in a second of the columns in the first array have a second azimuth boresight pointing direction that is offset from the first azimuth boresight pointing direction by at least 10°. The radiating elements in the second of the columns in the first array are electrically steered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Xiangyang Ai, Peter Bisiules, Hangsheng Wen, Joy Huang
  • Patent number: 11018437
    Abstract: Radiating elements include a first and second dipole arms that extend along a first axis and that are configured to transmit RF signals in a first frequency band. The first dipole arm is configured to be more transparent to RF signals in a second frequency band than it is to RF signals in a third frequency band, and the second dipole arm is configured to be more transparent to RF signals in the third frequency band than it is to RF signals in the second frequency band. Related base station antennas are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chengcheng Tang, Gangyi Deng, Peter J. Bisiules, Yunzhe Li
  • Patent number: 11011856
    Abstract: A dual vertical beam cellular array is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a cellular array includes discrete radiators coupled in pairs and arranged in-line. The radiators are connected to hybrid couplers configured to sum the output from the pairs of discrete radiators. A first power distribution network is configured to receive a first output from the hybrid couplers and produce a first beam, and a second power distribution network configured to receive a second output from the hybrid couplers and produce a second beam. According to some embodiments, the first beam is a main beam with high gain and the second beam is a coverage beam with a large coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Senglee Foo
  • Patent number: 10998625
    Abstract: An example antenna system includes a plurality of dielectric rod stacks and a control circuit. The control circuit includes a plurality of independently controlled output circuit boards. Each independently controlled output circuit board includes a respective dielectric rod stack. The respective dielectric rod stack includes a plurality of respective dielectric rods. The control circuit selects: (i) the dielectric rod stacks, and (ii) the respective dielectric rods of the respective dielectric rod stack to adjust a beam of emitted or received radio frequency (RF) waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FreeFall Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kidd Walker, Juan Carlos Lopez-Tonazzi, Brandon James Swift, Marwan M. Krunz
  • Patent number: 10992059
    Abstract: A millimeter wave array antenna module and a mobile terminal are provided. The millimeter wave array antenna module includes a dielectric substrate, a radio frequency integrated circuit chip affixed to one side of the dielectric substrate, a plurality of antenna units arranged in an array and disposed on a side of the dielectric substrate facing away from the radio frequency integrated circuit chip, and a feeding network formed in the dielectric substrate. Each antenna unit is electrically connected to the radio frequency integrated circuit chip through the feeding network, and includes a substrate integrated waveguide and a patch antenna. The substrate integrated waveguide has a back cavity and the patch antenna is arranged in the back cavity and affixed to the substrate integrated waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhimin Zhu, Zhengdong Yong, Xiaoyue Xia, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10992049
    Abstract: An elliptically polarized cavity backed wideband slot antenna with a planar log-periodic dipole is provided. Sufficiently large bandwidth is achieved with careful design of the dipole. Also, the antenna has constant E-field distribution and good impedance properties, and ensures a constant power ratio for vertical polarization and horizontal polarization over a broad frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Cao, Jonathan Chi
  • Patent number: 10978798
    Abstract: A device includes an antenna array with at least four antennas, wherein each antenna has its own feeder line terminal, wherein the feeder line terminals of antennas arranged directly adjacent to one another are geometrically offset from one another by 90° in each case. The device further includes a control device configured to feed the individual antennas via their respective feeder line terminals such that the antenna array exhibits different radiation patterns at different points in time. A first radiation pattern shows a polarized field distribution. According to the invention, a second radiation pattern exhibits an unpolarized field distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Peter Kuhn, Philip Schmidt, Frederic Meyer, Gerd Vom Boegel
  • Patent number: 10958316
    Abstract: Base station antennas are provided herein. A base station antenna includes consecutive first, second, third, and fourth columns of radiating elements that are configured to transmit in a first frequency band. In some embodiments, the first and third columns are further configured to transmit in a second frequency band that is different from the first frequency band as a first MIMO pair, and the second and fourth columns are further configured to transmit in the second frequency band as a second MIMO pair. Additionally or alternatively, in some embodiments, the first and second columns are fed together and are further configured to transmit in a second frequency band as a first MIMO pair, and the third and fourth columns are fed together and are further configured to transmit in the second frequency band as a second MIMO pair. Related methods of operation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Bisiules, Martin L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10957983
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dipole, wherein the dipole comprises a dipole body and a feeding line used for connecting to the dipole body, wherein the dipole body comprises an asymmetric wing feature structure. According to the present disclosure, the dipole can obviously improve ±60° cross-polarization and VSWR performance, and can greatly reduce weight and reduce assembly costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Zhou, Yuzhi Ding, Bo Zhao
  • Patent number: 10950926
    Abstract: A dual band antenna element comprises a support structure being a single molded part; a first feeding circuit and a second feeding circuit both arranged on the support structure; and a first radiating element arranged on the support structure and configured to radiate in a first operating frequency band. The first radiating element is fed by the first feeding circuit. Furthermore, a second radiating element is arranged on the support structure and configured to radiate in a second operating frequency band that is lower than the first operating frequency band. The second radiating element is fed by the second feeding circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ajay Babu Guntupalli, Juan Segador Alvarez, Serban Rebegea, Bernhard Rist, Bruno Biscontini
  • Patent number: 10944185
    Abstract: Wideband phased mobile antenna array devices, systems, and methods include antenna elements arranged in a substantially linear array and positioned and adjusted on a substrate to achieve an aggregate radiation pattern in an end-fire direction. In some embodiments, each antenna element includes two pairs of antenna arms, a pair on either side of the substrate. In some embodiments, each pair of antenna arms are configured to be adjusted and positioned symmetrically to generate the end-fire radiation pattern. In some embodiments, each of the antenna elements in the linear array is spaced apart from each other by a distance that is equal to approximately ?/2, where ? is a wavelength associated with a frequency within a desired operating frequency range of the antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: WISPRY, INC.
    Inventors: Igor Syrytsin, Shuai Zhang, Gert Frølund Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10944173
    Abstract: An antenna array comprising at least two sets of antenna unit elements is disclosed. Each set of antenna unit elements supports a respective frequency band, wherein a vertical center-to-center distance between the antenna unit elements of a lowest frequency among the respective frequency bands is more than twice the vertical extension, D, of convex hull containing one antenna unit element of the lowest frequency, and antenna unit elements of at least a second set are arranged interleaved with the antenna unit elements of the lowest frequency. An arrangement comprising the antenna array and a network node is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Martin Johansson, Fredrik Athley, Andreas Nilsson, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 10892561
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna array includes first antenna elements and second antenna elements. Each first antenna element has a first shape spanned by a first long axis and a first short axis, the first long axis being longer than and perpendicular to the first short axis. Each second antenna element has a second shape spanned by a second long axis and a second short axis, the second long axis being longer than and perpendicular to the second short axis. The first long axis is non-parallel to the second long axis. The first antenna element and the second antenna element resonate at a high resonance frequency band along the first long axis and the second long axis, respectively, and the first antenna element and the second antenna element further resonate at a low resonance frequency band along the first short axis and the second short axis, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Wun-Jian Lin, Shyh-Tirng Fang, Yeh-Chun Kao
  • Patent number: 10879605
    Abstract: Antenna arrays may include a first plurality of radiating elements responsive to respective pairs of first radio frequency signals and a second plurality of radiating elements responsive to respective pairs of second radio frequency signals. A shared radiating element is also provided, which is responsive to a corresponding pair of first radio frequency signals and a corresponding pair of second radio frequency signals. This shared radiating element may be equivalent in configuration to the first and second pluralities of radiating elements, or may have a unique configuration relative to the first and second pluralities of radiating elements. The first plurality of radiating elements and the second plurality of radiating elements can be aligned as respective first and second spaced-apart and collinear columns of radiating elements, with the shared radiating element disposed about equidistant between the first and second columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Vatankhah Varnoosfaderani, Peter J. Bisiules, Zhonghao Hu, Ozgur Isik, Mostafa Shabani
  • Patent number: 10854997
    Abstract: An antenna array (20) with at least one dipole-type emitter arrangement (1), wherein the at least one dipole-type emitter arrangement (1) comprises two pairs (2, 3) of emitter halves (2a, 2b, 3a, 3b), which transmit and/or receive on two polarization planes (4a, 4b) that are perpendicular to one another. The emitter halves (2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) can be or are arranged on an emitter plane (5) at a distance from a reflector (6) and run parallel to said reflector. Two electrically conductive partial circumferential frames (15a, 15b, 15c) are provided, which are disposed between the emitter plane (5) and the reflector (6) at a distance from one another, wherein the at least two electrically conductive partial circumferential frames (15a, 15b, 15c) define one opening (17). The at least two partial circumferential frames (15a, 15b, 15c) are oriented parallel to the emitter plane (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Markus Quitt
  • Patent number: 10840585
    Abstract: As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide embodiments of antenna apparatus using monocone antennas for wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Swisscom AG
    Inventor: Nima Jamaly
  • Patent number: 10812200
    Abstract: A base station antenna includes a backplane and a plurality of radiating elements that extend forwardly from the backplane. The antenna further includes a plurality of feed boards, and each of the feed boards has a respective group of one or more of the radiating elements mounted thereon. The antenna also includes a calibration port and a calibration circuit that has a calibration combiner that has an output that is coupled to the calibration port and a plurality of directional couplers that are coupled to the calibration combiner. At least a first portion of a first of the first directional couplers is implemented on a first of the feed boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hong Hui Li, Martin L. Zimmerman, Bo Wu, Ligang Wu