With Grounding Structure (including Counterpoises) Patents (Class 343/846)
  • Patent number: 11942703
    Abstract: A phased array antenna includes multiple antenna elements where each antenna element is an antenna apparatus that includes an antenna integrated with a filter. Each antenna apparatus includes a plurality of resonators where at least some of the resonators are each enclosed in a metal cavity and at least one resonator is exposed to free space to form a radiator element. Each antenna apparatus has a filter transfer function that is at least partially determined by dimensions of the radiator element and the position of the radiator element within the antenna apparatus. The scan volume of the phased array antenna is dependent on at least one physical dimension of the filter of the antenna apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Kyocera International, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Carceller, Andy Piloto, Kawthar A. Zaki, Ali Atia, Joseph Tallo, Tyler Reid
  • Patent number: 11940634
    Abstract: An antenna and a formulation and method for making the antenna are disclosed. The antenna comprises: a first phase comprising at least one polymer; a second phase comprising at least one first component; and, optionally; and an interface between the first and second phases, wherein the interface has a concentration gradient of the at least one first component, whereby the concentration of the at least one first component decreases with distance away from the second phase towards the first phase, wherein the at least one first component comprises at least one functional component, at least one functional precursor component, or combinations thereof, and the at least one first component, in combination with the at least one polymer, has a high dielectric constant and/or a low dielectric loss tangent, wherein the antenna is a functional antenna, a functional precursor antenna, or a combination of a functional and functional precursor antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Bhavana Deore, Chantal Paquet, Thomas Lacelle, Patrick Roland Lucien Malenfant, Rony Amaya, Joseph Hyland
  • Patent number: 11936119
    Abstract: An isolated magnetic dipole (IMD) antenna system can include an isolated magnetic dipole antenna radiating element including a body portion defining a body plane, the body portion comprising an isolated magnetic dipole element, and one or more angled edge portions disposed along at least one edge of the body portion, the one or more angled edge portions angularly offset with respect to the body plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Kyocera AVX Components (San Diego), Inc.
    Inventor: John Eric Shamblin
  • Patent number: 11936098
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a first resonant unit and a second resonant unit. The first resonant unit is configured to transmit an input signal as a first wireless signal. The second resonant unit is configured to transmit the input signal as a second wireless signal. The first resonant unit and the second resonant unit have a substantially identical operating band, and the first resonant unit and the second resonant unit are a single continuous metal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-Wei Ling, Chih-Pao Lin
  • Patent number: 11929541
    Abstract: An antenna includes an optically transparent substrate layer having a first surface and an opposing second surface; a radiating element having a first mesh structure and disposed on the first surface of the substrate layer; a ground plane having a second mesh structure formed on the second surface of the substrate layer; at least two feed lines configured to connect the radiating element to an external circuit; and at least two stubs connected to the radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: u-blox AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kaufmann, Seyedali Malakooti, Christophe Fumeaux
  • Patent number: 11923620
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compact ceramic chip antenna array based on ultra-wide band three-dimensional direction finding, comprising a dielectric substrate, a metal floor and a coplanar waveguide feeder, wherein the front face of the dielectric substrate is provided with three antenna units; three coplanar waveguide feeders are electrically connected to three antenna units, respectively; a plurality of impedance matching structures are further arranged on a front side and a back side of the dielectric substrate, respectively; the first and second impedance matching structures are respectively arranged on a right side of the first antenna unit and a left side of the third antenna unit; the first and second impedance matching structures are rectangular grooves etched on the metal floor; the third, fourth, fifth and sixth impedance matching structures are respectively arranged at both ends of the second coplanar waveguide feeder; and the fifth and sixth impedance matching structures are rectangular metal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CHANGSHA CHIXIN SEMICONDUCTOR TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianjun Liu, Yu Li
  • Patent number: 11909132
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) adopting an edge antenna which designs an antenna pattern in an edge region of the PCB to generate a beam pattern generated from the antenna pattern not in a vertical direction to an antenna plane but in a lateral direction of the PCB, thereby enabling face-to-face communication between large-area battery packs laterally adjacent to each other, and a battery including battery packs having the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventor: Changjoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11895788
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the disclosure relate to a device and a method for increasing the efficiency of an antenna of an electronic device that includes a rollable display. The electronic device may include: a processor; a first housing, in which the processor is disposed, including a first conductive portion; a second housing configured to slide in a first direction from the first housing and including a second conductive portion; a rollable display, at least a portion of which is exposed in a slide-out manner according to movement of the second housing; and a variable element disposed in the second housing and is electrically connected to the second conductive portion. The processor may adjust an electrical characteristic of the variable element in response to sliding of the second housing. The disclosure may further include various other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hojin Jung, Moonsun Kim, Wonho Lee
  • Patent number: 11888229
    Abstract: A reflector antenna system includes: a concave primary reflector, the concave primary reflector adapted to be illuminated by a sub-reflector and radiate accordingly an axisymmetric beam; a coherent-phase sub-reflector disposed one in front of the primary reflector; and a feed adapted to operate with the TE01 axisymmetric mode and illuminating the said sub-reflector by employment of such. the aperture of the feed disposed to crowd the sub-reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Earl M. Dressel
  • Patent number: 11888227
    Abstract: An antenna device is supported by a supporting member. The antenna device includes a dielectric substrate and a patch antenna. The patch antenna comprises a radiating element and a ground conductor that are provided to the dielectric substrate. The linear conductor fixes a relative position between the antenna device and the supporting member in a direction orthogonal to a normal direction of the dielectric substrate. At least a part of the linear conductor is electromagnetically coupled with the patch antenna to act as a linear antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Okajima
  • Patent number: 11881621
    Abstract: Antennas with increased bandwidth are provided. The bandwidth of an antenna can be increased by feeding it at a single point through N sides with a 1:N power divider, where N is an integer greater than 1. This bandwidth enhancement approach can be applied to different types of antennas, and with this design approach the bandwidth of an antenna can be increased without increasing its footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Anastasios Koutinos, Constantinos Zekios, Stavros Georgakopoulos
  • Patent number: 11870129
    Abstract: An antenna element according to an exemplary embodiment includes a radiation body, a first transmission line extending from the radiation body in a first direction, a second transmission line extending from the radiation body in a second direction, a first signal pad extending from an end of the first transmission line in the first direction, and a second signal pad extending from an end of the second transmission line in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Jin Choi, Han Sub Ryu, Won Hee Lee, Jae Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11862875
    Abstract: An antenna for a body-centric wireless communication system comprises first and second radiating structures between which is located a ground plane and a feed structure. The feed structure comprises a feed line extending between the first radiating structure and the ground plane, and a slot formed in the ground plane. A pair of shorting posts connects the first radiating structure to the ground plane. The antenna is capable of simultaneously generating in-body radiation, on-body radiation and off-body radiation in the same frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Queen's University of Belfast
    Inventors: Matthew Magill, Gareth Conway
  • Patent number: 11860296
    Abstract: A radar arrangement includes a printed circuit board (PCB), an electronic component, and an antenna. The electronic component is arranged on the PCB and is used to generate a high-frequency signal. The PCB has at least four electrically conductive layers separated from one another by at least three electrically insulating layers. A first conductive inner layer is adjacent to a first conductive outer layer, and a second conductive inner layer is adjacent to a second conductive outer layer. The electronic component is arranged on the first conductive outer layer. The antenna is formed at least partially in the second outer layer. The signal generated by the electronic component is transmitted to the antenna, which is formed at least partially in the second conductive outer layer of the PCB, through a region of the conductive inner layers and insulating inner layers of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas Convent, Christoph Dahl, Michael Gerding, Christian Schulz, Michael Vogt
  • Patent number: 11855365
    Abstract: A loop antenna which has a signal input/output wire, a first conductor, an upper conductor, an upper conductor, a second conductor, a first lower conductor, and a second lower conductor sequentially connected. The loop antenna further has a first grounding via, and a lower end of the first grounding via is connected to a first grounding layer, and an upper end of the first grounding via is disposed between and connecting the first lower conductor and the second lower conductor, wherein a first end of the second lower conductor is connected to the upper end of the first grounding via, and a second end of the second lower conductor is connected to the first conductor. A second grounding layer and the combination of the signal input/output wire, the first lower conductor, and the second lower conductor are disposed on the same layer disconnectedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KaiKuTek Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Chang, Yi-Cheng Lin, Mike Chun-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11855363
    Abstract: A first conductive plate (110) is located at a first surface (302) side of a substrate (300) away from the first surface (302) of the substrate (300). The first conductive plate (110) has an opening (112). A first conductive part (120) electrically connects the first conductive plate (110) and the substrate (300) to each other. A second conductive plate (210) is located at the first surface (302) side of the substrate (300) away from the first surface (302) of the substrate (300). A second conductive part (220) electrically connects the second conductive plate (210) and the substrate (300) to each other. The second conductive plate (210) is located inside the opening (112) of the first conductive plate (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Sampo
  • Patent number: 11843184
    Abstract: The dual frequency antenna element has electromagnetically resonant structure with plural attached current conductors each communicating on a different frequency band and producing a circularly polarized radiation pattern with respect to a propagation direction. A pattern shaper element fashioned using first and second conductive discs is positioned within the radiation pattern in alignment with the propagation direction. The discs are secured in a first spaced relation to each other and in a second spaced relation to the dual frequency antenna element. The respective disc surface areas, and the first and second spaced relations are cooperatively configured to passively modify the radiation pattern of the dual frequency antenna element to produce dual frequency band coverage of approximately 60 degrees centered about the longitudinal axis while substantially blocking coverage at 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Arthur Densmore, Sayuj Haridas
  • Patent number: 11824277
    Abstract: An antenna and a base station including the antenna. The antenna includes a sub-array that includes first and second unit cells and a feed network. The first and second unit cells comprise first and second patches, respectively, having quadrilateral shapes. The feed network comprises a first transmission line terminating below first corners of the first and second patches, respectively; a second transmission line terminating below third corners of the first and second patches, respectively; a third transmission line terminating below a second corner of the first patch and a fourth corner of the second patch; and a fourth transmission line terminating below a fourth corner of the first patch and a second corner of the second patch. The first corners are opposite the third corners on the respective first and second patches and the second corners are opposite the fourth corners on the respective first and second patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hamid Reza Memar Zadeh Tehran, Gary Xu, Won Suk Choi, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11817638
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a patch antenna that includes a first dielectric layer in which a patch conductor is provided, a second dielectric layer in which a signal line extending in a direction parallel to the patch conductor is provided, a feed conductor provided perpendicularly to the patch conductor so as to connect one end of the signal line and a feed point for the patch conductor, a first ground pattern provided between the patch conductor and the signal line, and a second ground pattern provided on an opposite side to the first ground pattern with respect to the signal line. The first dielectric layer has a dielectric constant lower than that of the second dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Shibata
  • Patent number: 11799190
    Abstract: An integrated circuit package is provided. In some examples, the integrated circuit package is an antenna-on-package package that includes a plurality of dielectric layers, a plurality of conductor layers interspersed with the plurality of dielectric layers, and an integrated circuit die disposed on a first side of the plurality of dielectric layers. The plurality of conductor layers includes a first layer disposed on a second side of the plurality of dielectric layers that includes a set of antennas. In some such examples, the integrated circuit die includes radar processing circuitry, and the AOP integrated circuit package is configured for radar applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Meysam Moallem, Ross Allan Kulak
  • Patent number: 11777221
    Abstract: A plurality of multi-band antenna elements operable at a plurality of frequencies constitutes an array antenna. An antenna drive unit selects at least some of the multi-band antenna elements from the plurality of multi-band antenna elements in accordance with one operation frequency selected from the plurality of operation frequencies, and causes the selected multi-band antenna elements to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Ueda, Kaoru Sudo, Kengo Onaka, Hirotsugu Mori, Takaki Murata
  • Patent number: 11764472
    Abstract: A device includes a plurality of antennas, including one or more active antennas, the antennas being configured in one of a plurality of possible configurations to achieve operation in WAN, LTE, WiFi, or WiMax bands, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, a passive antenna is utilized with lumped loading to fix the antenna tuning state. A primary and auxiliary radiator can be included in the device and configured for WAN/LTE bands, while additional antennas can be incorporated for WiFi and WiMax bands. Various antenna configurations incorporate the antenna having multiple coupled regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Kyocera AVX Components (San Diego), Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Declos, Chew Chwee Heng, Sebastian Rowson, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 11764483
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a ground plane, a patch antenna pattern disposed on an upper surface of the ground plane, a feed via penetrating the ground plane and spaced apart from the patch antenna pattern, and a coiled feed pattern electrically connected to an upper end of the feed via, spaced apart from the patch antenna pattern, and configured to provide a feed path to the patch antenna pattern, wherein at least a portion of the coiled feed pattern is coiled, wherein the patch antenna pattern includes an aperture portion corresponding to the coiled feed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Cheol Lee, Jeong Ki Ryoo, Nam Ki Kim, Jae Min Keum, Dong Ok Ko, Shin Haeng Heo
  • Patent number: 11749876
    Abstract: This document describes a multimode high-isolation antenna system and associated methods and systems. The described antenna system is implemented on a generally-circular printed circuit board and can be used for wideband and ultra-wideband applications. The multimode high-isolation antenna system includes two orthogonal antennas separated by a decoupling structure. This arrangement provides high isolation between the antennas and enables five unique resonant modes of operation for the multimode high-isolation antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ming Zheng, Peter Joseph Bevelacqua
  • Patent number: 11735822
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an antenna system having a clearance zone coupled to an antenna element, the clearance zone being further coupled to a ground plane. The antenna element and ground plane are electrically coupled by a short cable having a short cable routing. The short cable routing includes at least one bend wherein a portion of the short cable is disposed above the clearance zone. The short cable creates a bridging effect which reduces form factor while retaining lower frequency resonance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: 2J ANTENNAS USA, CORPORATION
    Inventor: Javier Ruben Flores-Cuadras
  • Patent number: 11695216
    Abstract: A laminar phased array has a first sub-array configured to operate in one of a receive mode with a first polarity and a transmit mode with a second polarity, and a second sub-array configured to operate in one of a receive mode with the second polarity and a transmit mode with the first polarity. The first polarity is physically orthogonal to the second polarity. The array also has a controller configured to control the first and second sub-arrays so that they operate together in either 1) a receive mode or 2) a transit mode. Accordingly, both sub-arrays are configured to operate at the same time to receive signals in the first and second polarities when in the receive mode. In a corresponding manner, both sub-arrays are configured to operate at the same time to transmit signals in the first and second polarities when in the transmit mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Anokiwave, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Carey, Nitin Jain, Jason Leo Durbin, David W. Corman, Vipul Jain
  • Patent number: 11688923
    Abstract: One embodiment is an LTE antenna optimized for North American Electricity meters. In one example, the carrier assembly component is a device comprising a carrier having first and second asymmetrical voids on a surface; a backer on a first side of the surface of the carrier; and first, second, third, and fourth structures on a second side of the carrier connected to the backer via the asymmetrical voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Mete Ozkar
  • Patent number: 11682824
    Abstract: An antenna assembly according to the present disclosure includes a dielectric substrate, and antenna elements configured as conductive patterns on the dielectric substrate to radiate radio signals. The antenna elements may include a first radiation structure and a second radiation structure. The first radiation structure includes a first conductive pattern electrically connected a first feeding portion, a second conductive pattern and a third conductive pattern electrically connected a ground. The second radiation structure includes a fourth conductive pattern electrically connected a second feeding portion and a fifth conductive pattern and a sixth conductive pattern electrically connected the ground. The first conductive pattern may be disposed between the second conductive pattern and the third conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin Kim, Kangjae Jung, Byeongyong Park, Youngtaek Hong, Ilnam Cho
  • Patent number: 11682847
    Abstract: An antenna array device and an antenna unit thereof are provided. The antenna unit includes an antenna structure and a molding support. The antenna structure includes a substrate and a plurality of patches that are formed on the substrate. The substrate has a plurality of channel holes penetrating there-through. The molding support is integrally formed on the substrate as a single one-piece structure. The molding support has a first stand, a second stand, and a plurality of connection portions that are formed in the channel holes to connect the first stand and the second stand. The first stand and the second stand are formed on two sides of the substrate, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Hong Chen, Chien-Ming Peng, Chao-Chun Lin, Yu-Fu Kuo
  • Patent number: 11677132
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna module including a circuit board, a communication circuit disposed on one surface of the circuit board, one or more antenna elements electrically connected to the communication circuit and arranged in at least a part of the circuit board, and a connection circuit board which includes an at least partially covered opening and is disposed on the one surface of the circuit board such that the communication circuit is disposed in an inner space of the connection circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Jongwon Lee, Dongil Son
  • Patent number: 11677161
    Abstract: A steerable antenna comprising (1) a lower waveguide configured to direct radio frequency signals in a specific direction, (2) an upper waveguide positioned substantially parallel to the lower waveguide, wherein the upper waveguide is configured to direct the radio frequency signals in another direction substantially opposite to the specific direction, and (3) a plate coupled between the lower waveguide and the upper waveguide, wherein the plate includes one or more coupling elements that facilitate transferring the radio frequency signals between the lower waveguide to the upper waveguide. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Farbod Tabatabai, Qi Tang, Eric Booen
  • Patent number: 11658390
    Abstract: Antenna package structures are provided to implement wireless communications packages. For example, an antenna package includes multilayer package substrate, a planar antenna array, antenna feed lines, and resistive transmission lines. The planar antenna array includes an array of active antenna elements and dummy antenna elements surrounding the array of active antenna elements. Each active antenna element is coupled to a corresponding one of the antenna feed lines, and each dummy antenna element is coupled to a corresponding one of the resistive transmission lines. Each resistive transmission line extends through the multilayer package substrate and is terminated in a same metallization layer of the multilayer package substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Ericsson AB
    Inventors: Christian W. Baks, Daniel J. Friedman, Xiaoxiong Gu, Duixian Liu, Alberto Valdes Garcia, Joakim Hallin, Ola Ragnar Tageman
  • Patent number: 11652524
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a module that is electrically coupled to a front-end electronic circuit layer configured to process one or more beams. The module includes a radiation layer including one or more radiating elements configured to at least one of transmit and receive the one or more beams and a feed layer including one or more feed elements, where the one or more feed elements are configured to excite the radiation layer, transmit the one or more beams, receive the one or more beams, or a combination thereof. The module further includes a distribution network layer including a wave distribution device, where the wave distribution device is configured to distribute the one or more beams from the front-end circuit layer to the feed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SkyGig, LLC
    Inventors: Armin Jam, Avish Koochak Kosari
  • Patent number: 11652292
    Abstract: A dual antenna with a shared radiator includes a radiator unit, a first feed-in unit, a second feed-in unit, a sensing module and a ground unit. The first feed-in unit and the second feed-in unit are respectively coupled with the radiator unit. The sensing module is connected to a substantial center of the radiator unit and used for sensing a distance between the radiator unit and an external object through the radiator unit. The ground unit is connected to the sensing module. The first feed-in unit is used to send or receive a first radio frequency signal together with the radiator unit, and the second feed-in unit is used to send or receive a second radio frequency signal together with the radiator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: NANJING SILERGY MICRO (HK) CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Chia-Lin Chang
  • Patent number: 11652290
    Abstract: An ultra wide band antenna includes a ground plane and an antenna body. The antenna body includes a planar portion arranged above and parallel to the ground plane. A tapered side portion extends perpendicular to the planar portion in a direction towards the ground plane, wraps at least 50% around an outer edge of the planar portion and tapers in height from a feed side of the antenna body in a direction towards a back side of the antenna body. A cylinder is connected to a bottom surface of the planar portion and to the ground plane. A connecting portion connects the back side at the outer edge of the planar portion to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Uriel Zvi Odes
  • Patent number: 11637362
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a substrate having a first surface including a ground region and a feeder region; chip antennas mounted on the first surface of the substrate; and at least one patch antenna disposed inside of the substrate or at least partially disposed on a second surface of the substrate. The chip antennas include a body portion, a ground portion bonded to a first surface of the body portion, and a radiation portion bonded to a second surface of a body portion. The ground portion of each chip antenna is mounted on the ground region and the radiation portion of each chip antenna is mounted on the feeder region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yeong Kim, Sung Yong An, Chang Hak Choi
  • Patent number: 11631940
    Abstract: A waveguide slot antenna is configured by a waveguide, formed by a dielectric substrate, a first conductive layer formed at a lower surface of the dielectric substrate, a second conductive layer formed at an upper surface of the dielectric substrate and provided with one or a plurality of slots, and a pair of side wall parts electrically connecting the first and second conductive layers and extending in a first direction, being provided with a power feeding part. The one or a plurality of slots include a first slot having a predetermined slot length along the first direction. The waveguide slot antenna has a structure in which, on a plan view from a second direction, the power feeding part overlaps the first slot, and the power feeding part does not deviate from a range of the slot length along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Satoshi Hirano, Naoko Mori, Ikuro Aoki, Takuya Adachi
  • Patent number: 11627656
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) circuit is provided and includes an antenna, a printed circuit board and a RF chip. The printed circuit board includes a stack of layers. The stack of layers includes a grounded layer. The grounded layer includes a slit, a dielectric area, a first grounded area and a second grounded area. The dielectric area includes dielectric material and is disposed between the first grounded area and the second grounded area. The antenna is edge mounted to the ground layer adjacent the dielectric area and offset from a centerline of the ground layer. The second grounded area is disposed between the dielectric area and the slit. The RF chip is mounted to the stack of layers and connected to the antenna via a transmission line and configured to transmit and receive RF signals via the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osman Ahmed, Zaki Hamad, Jason Summerford, Riad Ghabra
  • Patent number: 11622453
    Abstract: A method of making a printed circuit board structure including a closed cavity is provided. The method can include the steps of forming a cavity in a core structure of a core layer, laminating each of a top surface and a bottom surface of the core structure with an adhesive layer and a metal layer to prepare a laminate structure and cover the cavity to define a closed cavity. The method also includes forming vias through the laminate structure, and patterning the metal layers in the laminate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ki Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 11616300
    Abstract: The teachings of the present application generally provide a solution to one or more of the aforementioned needs by providing for a ultra-high frequency (UHF) antenna assembly which provides for a smaller package size with the same or better efficiency as a much larger antenna, particularly at 100 MHz to 500 MHz. Particularly, through the combination of components and structures for implementing frequency selective surfaces (FSS) and high impedance structures (HIS) in combination with an anisotropic magneto-dielectric material, the present teachings provide for the use of both lower and higher frequency techniques at 200 MHz to 400 MHz frequency range and miniaturization, accurately improving the performance of UHF satellite communication antennas. Specifically improving performance in narrowband, with increases in efficiency, bandwidth, and lowered elevation angle radiation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Nantenna LLC
    Inventor: Gary L. Bastin
  • Patent number: 11600922
    Abstract: A dual band frequency selective 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 frequency selective surface (FSS) tuned to the high band radar signals forming a surface of the low band radiator array and passes the high band radar signals to the high band radiator array; and a single aperture disposed in front of the low band radiator array, the high band radiator array and the FSS for both the low band radiator array and the high band radiator array for transmitting and receiving the radar signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Jack J. Schuss, Phillip W. Thiessen, Thomas V. Sikina
  • Patent number: 11589418
    Abstract: Base station antenna units include a first and second base station antennas that have respective first and second housings. The first housing includes a top end cap and the second housing includes a bottom end cap. A jumper cable that includes a first connector port is mounted in one of the top end cap or the bottom end cap, and a second connector port that is configured to mate with the first connector port is mounted in the other one of the top end cap or the bottom end cap. A longitudinal axis of the first connector port extends in a vertical direction and a longitudinal axis of the second connector port extends in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sammit Patel, Haifeng Li, Peter J. Bisiules, Amit Kaistha
  • Patent number: 11581954
    Abstract: An array of preferably electrically small scatterers is spaced at more or less regular intervals from a central transmitter. Each scatterer element includes a tunable or static reactive load which allows the propagation and fields generated by the central transmitter to be precisely controlled. Each scatterer element in the array also includes a resistive element whose value may change as a function of a distance between each scatterer and the central transmitter and which typically increases as a function of that distance. The central transmitter in the array nominally comprises an antenna, matching network, RF driver, and a vehicle, which may be a maritime vehicle or platform. The antenna for this transmitter may be comprised of an electrically small monopole oriented normal to the surface of the ocean or an electrically small loop antenna oriented with its magnetic moment parallel to the surface of the ocean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: HRL LABORATORIES, LLC
    Inventors: Walter S. Wall, Carson R. White
  • Patent number: 11563279
    Abstract: A switchable dual polarization patch antenna with improved cross polarization isolation to concurrently radiate horizontally polarized signals and vertically polarized signals. A planar conductor is arranged with a first terminal and a second terminal that are vertically spaced on a portion of the planar conductor to radiate a component of a vertically polarized signal with zero degrees of phase shift from one of the two terminals and radiate another component of the vertically polarized signal having a 180 degrees of phase shift from the other of the two terminals. A hybrid coupler can provide the 180 degrees of phase shift. A horizontally polarized signal is radiated from a third terminal that is horizontally spaced on another portion of the planar conductor and coupled to a horizontally polarized signal source. The direction of the 180 phase shift for the first and second components of the vertically polarized signal may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Pivotal Commware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Howard McCandless, Eric James Black, Isaac Ron Bekker
  • Patent number: 11552404
    Abstract: A multibending antenna structure includes a substrate, a microstrip antenna layer, and at least a decouple unit. The microstrip antenna layer is disposed on one side of the substrate. The microstrip antenna layer includes a plurality of radiation units which are respectively formed in a multibending shape and forming a concave area. The radiation units are sequentially connected to form an antenna array, and a plurality of antenna arrays are disposed in a transversely parallel arrangement, with an interval between each two neighboring antenna arrays. The decouple unit is disposed between the neighboring antenna arrays. When the input end of the radiation unit receives a signal input to emit an electromagnetic wave having a radiation energy, the half-power beam width thereof is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CUBTEK INC.
    Inventors: Shyh-Jong Chung, Ching-Han Tsai, Bo-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 11539140
    Abstract: A reconfigurable antenna, includes an emissive region, including at least one radiating source designed to emit electromagnetic waves; and an electromagnetic lens, including a set of phase-shifting cells, including switches configured to introduce a phase shift to the electromagnetic waves, and bias lines to bias the switches. The antenna further includes an electromagnetic coupling region, arranged between the emissive region and the electromagnetic lens in order to generate electromagnetic coupling between the electromagnetic waves and the set of phase-shifting cells, wherein the electromagnetic coupling region comprises a set of electrically conductive elements, arranged to form a contour of a resonant cavity guiding the electromagnetic waves towards the electromagnetic lens, the set of electrically conductive elements comprising first tracks electrically connected to the bias lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Loïc Marnat, Antonio Clemente
  • Patent number: 11532871
    Abstract: An antenna assembly and an electronic device are provided. The antenna assembly includes a metal main body, a first metal connecting part, a second metal connecting part, and eight radiating elements disposed on the metal main body. The metal main body includes a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, a third end, and a fourth end opposite to the third end. The first metal connecting part and the second metal connecting part are respectively connected to the third end and the fourth end. The antenna assembly is configured to be operated as an 8×8 5G MIMO antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Zhou, Liang Gu
  • Patent number: 11527827
    Abstract: An antenna element includes a first conductor at a first lateral surface of a substrate having a feed line portion and a monopole portion with a neck extending from the feed line portion and a head at a distal end of the neck. The head has a width greater than a width of the neck and greater than a width of the feed line portion. The head has a slot to increase a bandwidth of the first conductor to at least a first frequency band and a second frequency band. A second conductor is provided on the first lateral surface having first and second ground planes and first and second stubs. The ground planes are disposed adjacent to the feed line portion at opposite sides thereof. The stubs are disposed at opposite sides of the ground planes and extend in a direction essentially parallel to the feed line portion. The ground planes and the stubs are arranged relative to the first conductor to form a coplanar waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey F. Tlusty
  • Patent number: 11522299
    Abstract: Presented herein is an electronic device comprising a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) including a first circuit board plane including a plurality of first patch antenna elements and a second circuit board plane including a plurality of second patch antenna elements, a communication module that transmits and receives a signal of a first frequency band using the plurality of first patch antenna elements, and transmits and receives a signal of a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band using the plurality of second patch antenna elements, a processor connected to the communication module, wherein central points of the plurality of first patch antenna elements are spaced apart from one another to have a first distance and central points of the plurality of second patch antenna elements are spaced apart from one another to have a second distance shorter than the first distance, and wherein the plurality of second patch antenna elements are arranged such that the central points of the plurality of sec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungchul Park, Sumin Yun
  • Patent number: 11515624
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a substrate of a dielectric material. A conductive layer defines a feed slot joins a number of side slots arranged in a line forming an array. The side slots are spaced from one another and the conductive layer is disposed on the substrate. The array is configured to radiate a radiation pattern characterized by a first beam width in a first plane and a second beam width in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane, wherein the first beam width is wider than the second beam width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Keerti S. Kona