With Plural Antennas Patents (Class 343/853)
  • Patent number: 11145978
    Abstract: A phased array antenna includes a panel, a plurality of feed boards on the panel, each of the feed boards including at least one radiating element, a base-level adjustable phase shifter including a plurality of outputs, a first feed board adjustable phase shifter mounted on a first of the feed boards and a first cable that forms a transmission path between a first of the outputs of the base-level adjustable phase shifter and the first feed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin Lee Zimmerman, Jonathon C. Veihl, Xiaohua Hou, Zhonghao Hu, Himath Priyananda
  • Patent number: 11133599
    Abstract: The invention provides a phased array antenna, which includes a core board, as well as an antenna module and a radio frequency module respectively arranged at two sides of the core board, where the radio frequency module includes a device attached to a surface far away from the core board and a circuit layer electrically connected to the device, and the device and the circuit layer at least form a phase control unit to control a phase of each antenna unit in the antenna module and a beam synthesis unit to control a beam shape of the phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Mao Liu
  • Patent number: 11092717
    Abstract: A meta-lens having a phase profile includes a substrate and a plurality of nanostructures disposed on the substrate. Each individual nanostructure of the nanostructures imparts a light phase shift that varies depending on a location of the individual nanostructure on the substrate. The light phase shifts of the nanostructures define the phase profile of the meta-lens. The varying light phase shifts can be realized by, e.g., changing orientations of nanofins or changing diameters of nanopillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: Federico Capasso, Wei-Ting Chen, Robert C. Devlin, Mohammadreza Khorasaninejad, Jaewon Oh, Alexander Yutong Zhu, Charles Roques-Carmes, Ishan Mishra
  • Patent number: 11075703
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for inspecting whether an electronic device and a communication device included in the electronic device operate normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jiyong Kim, Yeonjeong Kim, Jihoon Kim, Namkyoung Kim, Hyoseok Na, Junghwan Son, Tongho Chung
  • Patent number: 11051089
    Abstract: A receiver and a transmitter are disclosed that are applicable to space, air or ground RF communication systems and are applicable to systems where one or more signals of multiple types and characteristics are present in any given beam such as a communication spot beam on a high-throughput satellite. The transmitter can include an optical frequency comb configured to generate a multitude of equidistantly spaced optical wavelengths; an electro-optic modulator that receives the multitude of equidistantly spaced optical wavelengths and a data signal and produce a modulated optical beam; an optical circulator that receives the modulated optical beam; an optical switch that switches the modulated optical beam to an output port of the optical switch terminated in one or more Fiber-Bragg gratings; a wavelength division multiplexer that receives individual wavelengths of the modulated optical beam that are time-delayed from the optical circulator; and a plurality of antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Anguel Nikolov, Kurt W. Loheit, Siddhartha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11050264
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission apparatus can include a coil unit including a first layer including a first wireless power transmission coil having an asymmetric shape, and a second layer including a second wireless power transmission coil having an asymmetric shape, the first and second wireless power transmission coils being connected in parallel and partially overlapping with each other; and first and second terminals configured to simultaneously apply current to the first and second wireless power transmission coils connected in parallel, in which the first wireless power transmission coil and the second wireless power transmission coil have line symmetry with respect to an imaginary line extending between the first and second terminals and between the first and second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su Ho Bae, Dong Ho Yong
  • Patent number: 11024962
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for beam forming using an antenna array comprising dual polarized elements. A method comprises generating one or two beam ports, wherein the one or two beam ports are defined by combining at least two non-overlapping subarrays. Each subarray has two subarray ports, the two subarray ports having identical power patterns and mutually orthogonal polarization. The at least two non-overlapping subarrays are combined via expansion weights. The expansion weights map the one or two beam ports to subarray ports such that the one or two beam ports have the same power pattern as the subarrays. At least some of the expansion weights have identical non-zero magnitude and are related in phase to form a transmission lobe. The method comprises transmitting signals using said one or two beam ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Athley, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 10985459
    Abstract: An antenna structure of few components and reduced size which functions by switching between components to achieve radiation in three different frequency bands includes two radiating portions, a feeding portion, a matching circuit, and a first switching circuit. With the first switching circuit closed, current flows along a first radiating portion to activate a first frequency band. A second radiating portion obtains the current from the first switching circuit by coupling with the first radiating portion, to activate a second frequency band. Current in the first radiating portion can activate a third frequency band. With the first switching circuit open, current in the first radiating portion activates radiation in the first frequency band. The second radiating portion can radiate in second frequency band by coupling current from the first radiating portion. Frequency multiplication of the first frequency band can activate the third frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tun-Yuan Tsou, Shu-Wei Jhang, Yi-Te Chou, Chang-Ching Huang
  • Patent number: 10985441
    Abstract: A radio frequency filter module includes: an antenna package including patch antennas and having first and second frequency passbands different from each other; an integrated circuit (IC) package including an IC; and a connecting member disposed between the antenna package and the IC package, and having a laminated structure configured to electrically connect the patch antennas and the IC to each other. The connecting member includes: a first radio frequency filter pattern having the first and second frequency passbands, and including a first port electrically connected to the IC and a second port electrically connected to at least one of the patch antennas; and a second radio frequency filter pattern having the first and second frequency passbands, and including a third port electrically connected to the IC and a fourth port electrically connected to at least another one of the patch antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Kyoon Im, Joong Jin Nam
  • Patent number: 10971799
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an antenna module including an antenna array. The antenna module includes a printed circuit board, conductive lines formed on the printed circuit board, each of the conductive lines having different lengths, a communication circuit including a first switch connected to ends of the conductive lines, and a front-end including a second switch connected to opposite ends of the conductive lines and phase shifters connected to the second switch. Based on a direction of a beam to be formed by the antenna array, a processor connected to the antenna module is configured to control the first switch and the second switch to select at least one of the conductive lines and to control a phase value of at least one of the phase shifters connected to the selected conductive line, based on a length of the selected conductive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousung Lee, Hyosung Lee, Namjun Cho, Hyoseok Na
  • Patent number: 10903551
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first ground plane, a second ground plane, a first antenna unit, a second antenna unit, and a metal plate. The second ground plane is connected to the first ground plane. The first antenna unit is disposed on the second ground plane. The second antenna unit is disposed on the second ground plane. The metal plate and is connected to the second ground plane and the location of the metal plate is arranged corresponding to the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit. Each of the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit is configured to cooperate with the first ground plane and the metal plate to generate a radiation pattern perpendicular to the first ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Ting Huang, Yan-Hua Chen, Sony Chayadi
  • Patent number: 10903562
    Abstract: Batteries as an antenna for a device are disclosed. In an embodiment, the device comprises: at least two batteries, each battery comprising at least two conductive portions; a radio frequency, RF, isolation component configured between the at least two batteries; a transformer configured to connect a radio frequency signal to the at least two conductive portions of the at least two batteries, wherein the at least two conductive portions are configured as an antenna of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Juha Backman, Miikka Tikander
  • Patent number: 10879587
    Abstract: A metal frame antenna (MFA) system comprises multiple arms developed to cover multiple ranges of frequencies normally required in a wireless device such as a phone. The MFA system comprises a ground plane layer, a first electrical arm including a strip element at an edge of a phone spaced apart from an edge of the ground plane layer, a second electrical arm comprising a strip element and/or an antenna booster, a branching system connecting the first and second arms to a feeding system that is connected to the RF system of the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Aurora Andujar Linares, Jaume Anguera Pros, Carles Puente Baliarda
  • Patent number: 10842047
    Abstract: A phased array antenna in which a plurality of blocks each having a plurality of transmitter modules are arrayed, includes: a front plate that includes a plurality of flow paths of a refrigerant therein; and an element feeding layer that includes a plurality of antenna elements respectively connected to the transmitter modules and that is placed in close contact with one surface of the front plate. Each of the blocks includes a heat spreader that is placed in close contact with the other surface of the front plate. The transmitter modules are mounted on the heat spreader. Heat generated in the transmitter modules is transferred to the refrigerant via the heat spreader and the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Soma Egami, Hiroaki Matsuoka, Yukari Saito
  • Patent number: 10700425
    Abstract: A multi-feed antenna comprises a first antenna component, a second antenna component, a metal board and an isolation assembly. The first antenna component comprises a first signal feed-in terminal and a first free end, with the first signal feed-in terminal configured for receiving a first feed-in signal. The second antenna component comprises a second signal feed-in terminal and a second free end, with the second signal feed-in terminal configured for receiving a second feed-in signal. The metal board comprises a first section, a second section and a third section between the first and second sections. The first section and the first free end define a first gap therebetween, and the second section and the second free end define a second gap therebetween. The isolation assembly is electrically connected with the third section, comprises a ground terminal, and is configured for isolating the first and second feed-in signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Li
  • Patent number: 10665930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tile structure of a shape-adaptive phased array antenna, and more specifically to a tile structure of a shape-adaptive phased array antenna configured to improve drag and low-observable properties of an airplane, and minimize a structural interference between adjacent tiles of the phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Tae Hwan Joo, Jong Woo Seo, Ji Ho Ryu, Ki Chul Kim, Chan Ho Hwang, Min Sung Kim, Cheol Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10581155
    Abstract: Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. One apparatus includes a processing device that executes an active interference cancellation (AIC) algorithm and radio frequency front-end (RFFE) circuitry coupled to the processing device. The RFFE circuitry includes two RF couplers, a fixed-delay filter, and an interference compensation circuit part of an electrical path between the two RF couplers. The AIC algorithm is operable to control the interference compensation circuit to adjust a phase, an amplitude or both of a copy of a first RF signal transmitted on a first antenna to remove corresponding interference in a second RF signal received at a second antenna that is caused by the first RF signal. The processing device triggers a re-calibration in the AIC algorithm when the digital values, received from a power detector circuit, indicate a change in impedance that exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Gradinaru, Morris Yuanhsiang Hsu, Cheol Su Kim, Jaiyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10566694
    Abstract: A multi-frequency antenna structure includes a feed portion, a first ground portion, a first radiating portion, a second radiating portion, and a third radiating portion. The feed portion supplies current to the antenna structure. The first ground portion is spaced apart from the feed portion and grounds the antenna structure. The first radiating portion is electrically connected to the feed portion. The second radiating portion is spaced apart from the first radiating portion and is electrically connected to the first ground portion. The third radiating portion is spaced apart from the second radiating portion and is electrically connected to the feed portion and the first radiating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geng-Hong Liou, Yun-Jian Chang
  • Patent number: 10559878
    Abstract: An antenna module, system, and method for receiving an incoming signal in a confined space are disclosed. The antenna module comprises a plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of combiners, each of the plurality of combiners coupled to a subset of the plurality of antenna elements. The system includes the antenna module, a processor, and a controller. The processor receives and analyzes outputs from the antenna module and generates an output signal corresponding to the incoming signal. The controller controls states of the antenna module, which is capable of being in any of a plurality of states to receive the incoming signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Behrooz Rezvani
  • Patent number: 10523388
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a transceiver that converts first modulated channel signals in a first spectral segment to the first modulated channel signals in a second spectral segment based on signal processing of the first modulated channel signals and without modifying the signaling protocol of the first modulated channel signals. The transceiver transmits, via a fiber optic cable, a transmission signal including a first reference signal with the first modulated channel signals in the second spectral segment to a network element of a plurality of network elements of the distributed antenna system for wireless distribution of the first modulated channel signals to mobile communication devices in the first spectral segment. The first reference signal enables the distributed antenna system to reduce a phase error during processing of the first modulated channel signals from the second spectral segment to the first spectral segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Henry Kafka
  • Patent number: 10483631
    Abstract: A multi-band helix antenna including one or more first arms extending helically about an axis at a first distance from the axis; and one or more second arms extending helically about the axis at a second distance from the axis that is greater than the first distance, wherein each of the one or more second arms comprises at least one trap circuit configured to have a first impedance at a resonant frequency of the one or more first arms and a second impedance at a resonant frequency of the one or more second arms, and the first impedance is greater than the second impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Ian T. McMichael, Erik T. Lundberg, Mohamed Wajih Elsallal
  • Patent number: 10454183
    Abstract: An active electronically scanned array (AESA) antenna system can include a plurality of printed circuit boards (PCBs) having a common shape. Each PCB of the plurality of PCBs can include a respective sub-array of antenna elements surrounded by a passive area, and can include electronic circuitry for electrically steering the sub-array of antenna elements. The AESA antenna system can include a mechanical seal for mechanically connecting the PCBs hosting the sub-arrays to form an antenna array of the sub-arrays. The passive areas can form separation areas between adjacent ones of the sub-arrays when the PCBs are mechanically connected to each other. The sub-arrays are arranged such that the separation areas are contiguous along at most one straight direction across the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Wolf, Roger A. Dana, Matilda G. Livadaru
  • Patent number: 10431868
    Abstract: An antenna system reusing metallic components in a device includes a first antenna element which is also configured to transfer heat into surrounding air; a ground plane which is part of reused metallic components in the device for heat dissipation; and a first physical connection between the first antenna element and the ground plane which supports thermal conductivity based on an associated size and material of the first physical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Plume Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Miroslav Samardzija, William McFarland, Jeffrey ChiFai Liew, Patrick Hanley, Yoseph Malkin, Richard Tzewei Chang, Duc Minh Nguyen, Liem Hieu Dinh Vo
  • Patent number: 10396936
    Abstract: A receiver for receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal that comprises a carrier signal modulated with a baseband symbol. The receiver includes a plurality of spatially-distributed antennas to receive the RF signal; a local reference signal generator configured to generate a local reference signal; a plurality of power couplers, each power coupler having a first input connected to a respective one of the antennas to receive a respective version of the RF signal, a second input connected to the local reference signal generator to receive the local reference signal, and an output to output a corresponding coupled signal; and a differentiator circuit connected to the power coupler outputs for determining a power differential between at least one pair of the coupled signals to recover the baseband symbol from the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CANADA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bilel Mnasri, Ke Wu, Tarek Djerafi, Serioja Ovidiu Tatu
  • Patent number: 10340594
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and systems for adjusting the vertical beam width of an imbalanced antenna. In one embodiment, first and second antenna arrays are imbalanced because one of the arrays has at least one more radiating element than the other. The additional gain created by additional radiating element(s) distorts the beam and alters the coverage area of the corresponding array, in embodiments. The tilt of the array having at least one more additional radiating element(s) is modified using phase shifting technology and based on the tilt of the array having fewer elements. By modifying tilt of the array having at least one more additional radiating element(s), the upper 3 dB points of the first and second array may be aligned to correct for the distorted beam and altered coverage area between the first and second arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Wurtenberger, Chaitanya Chukka, Patrick Jacob Schmidt, Matthew Masters
  • Patent number: 10320055
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a substrate, a first antenna having a first, second, third, fourth sections, which have different configuration respectively, and a first transmission cable, a second antenna having a fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth sections, which have different configuration respectively, and a second transmission cable. The first and fifth sections extend vertically from a surface of the substrate respectively. The second, third and fourth sections extend in parallel with the first section and extend from its next section. The sixth, seventh, eighth sections extend in parallel with the fifth section and extend from its next section. The first and second transmission cables physically and electrically are connected to the first and second antenna respectively. The second antenna is spaced away from the first antenna a selected distance. The first antenna is arranged having each of its sections extending perpendicular to each of its sections of the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Phuc H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10302756
    Abstract: A system is described for measuring distance between an RFID reader and an RFID backscatter tag, including an adaptive linear combiner, which is a tapped delay line with controllable weights on each tap, and outputs that are summed and subtracted from a reference to produce an error signal. After a sufficient number of cycles, the weight distribution indicates the delay of the received signal with respect to the reference, and by extension determines the distance between the tag and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AMTECH SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael George Melville, John Todd Elson
  • Patent number: 10291311
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a first wireless signal at a first carrier frequency, the first wireless signal including a first modulated signal generated by a second antenna system by frequency-shifting the first modulated signal from a first native frequency band to the first carrier frequency, receiving a second wireless signal at a second carrier frequency, the second wireless signal including a second modulated signal generated by a third antenna system by frequency-shifting the second modulated signal from a second native frequency band to the second carrier frequency, detecting a fault in the second antenna system, and responsive to the detecting, adjusting a power level of a first wireless transmission to generate an adjusted first wireless transmission directed to the third antenna system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 10283842
    Abstract: A node in a wireless communication network, where the node comprises at least one antenna arrangement. Each antenna arrangement in turn comprises at least four antenna devices with corresponding pairs of antenna ports which in turn comprise corresponding first antenna ports and second antenna ports. Each antenna device comprises at least one corresponding dual polarized antenna element arranged for transmitting and/or receiving signals at a first polarization via the corresponding first antenna port and for transmitting and/or receiving signals at a second polarization via the corresponding second antenna port, where the polarizations are mutually orthogonal. Each antenna arrangement further comprises at least a first transformation matrix arrangement which in turn comprises at least four corresponding virtual antenna ports. The antenna ports are at least indirectly connected to each transformation matrix arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Athley, Martin Johansson, Andreas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10276928
    Abstract: A sensor device for a motor vehicle, including a first transmitting antenna, which is situated on a surface of a substrate, has a narrow lobe-type directional characteristic and includes a defined number of planar antenna elements; a second transmitting antenna situated on the surface of the substrate has a wide lobe-type directional characteristic, including a defined number of planar antenna elements, the directional characteristics of the two transmitting antennas being oriented opposite one another by a defined angle, with respect to a boresight; and at least one receiving antenna situated on the surface of the substrate including a defined number of planar antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Marcel Mayer, Klaus Baur, Thomas Schmidt, Johannes Meyer, Andreas Pietsch, Hartmut Kittel, Maik Hansen, Mehran Pourmousavi
  • Patent number: 10263336
    Abstract: A multi-band multi-antenna array includes a ground conductor plane and a dual antenna array. The ground conductor plane includes a first edge and separates a first side space and a second side space. The dual antenna array has a maximum array length extending along the first edge and includes a first antenna and a second antenna. The first antenna includes a first resonant loop and a first radiating conductor line exciting the first antenna generating a first resonant mode and a second resonant mode, respectively, wherein frequencies of the first resonant mode are lower than frequencies of the second resonant mode. The second antenna includes a second resonant loop and a second radiating conductor line exciting the first antenna generating a third resonant mode and a fourth resonant mode, respectively, wherein frequencies of the third resonant mode are lower than frequencies of the fourth resonant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kin-Lu Wong, Wei-Yu Li, Chih-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10224631
    Abstract: A radiating system comprises a radiating structure including two or more radiation boosters for transmission and reception of electromagnetic wave signals, a radiofrequency system and an external port. The radiating system is capable of operation in at least a first and second frequency regions which are preferably separated. The radiofrequency system comprises two or more matching networks and a combining structure at which, in transmission, electromagnetic wave signals from the external port are substantially separated and coupled to each radiation booster based on the frequency of the signals; and, in reception, signals from each radiation booster are combined and coupled to the external port. The radiofrequency system provides impedance matching to the radiating structure in the first and second frequency regions at the external port. An advantage of such radiating system is that signals from the first and second frequency regions are fed to and retrieved in one single port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Aurora Andujar Linares, Jaume Anguera Pros
  • Patent number: 10218426
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an antenna device includes a branch circuit, a first phase shifter, a second phase shifter and a radiating element. The branch circuit divides an input signal and generates a first signal and a second signal. The first phase shifter is capable of shifting a phase of the first signal. The second phase shifter is capable of shifting a phase of the second signal. The radiating element transmits a right-hand circularly polarized wave based on a first output signal of the first phase shifter and transmits a left-hand circularly polarized wave based on a second output signal of the second phase shifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Makoto Sano, Seiya Kishimoto, Makoto Higaki
  • Patent number: 10205476
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-x communication system, a vehicle including a vehicle-to-x communication system and a method for transmitting vehicle-to-x messages. Instead of having to diversify transmission as is customary when at least two antennae are used, signals are emitted in a suitably split manner via a first antenna or a second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Richard Owen
  • Patent number: 10205472
    Abstract: A radio unit housing configured to receive a corresponding antenna and configured such that, when the antenna is received by the radio unit housing an air channel is formed between the radio unit housing and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weifeng Hu, Antonios Monokrousos
  • Patent number: 10205232
    Abstract: A multi-antenna includes a ground plane; a first feeding point; a second feeding point that is different from the first feeding point; a first feed element that is connected to the first feeding point; a second feed element that is connected to the second feeding point, a cancellation electric current being generated in the second feed element; and a radiating element that functions as a radiation conductor when power is supplied by establishing electromagnetic field coupling with the first feed element and the second feed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiki Sayama, Ryuta Sonoda, Koji Ikawa
  • Patent number: 10199729
    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: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Matsing, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Matitsine, Leonid Matytsine, Anthony DeMarco
  • Patent number: 10169064
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for automatic network configuration of a pre-configured hyper-converged computing device network configuration information is requested from another pre-configured hyper-converged computing device already configured on a network. The network configuration information is received from the another pre-configured hyper-converged computing device. The network configuration is automatically performed by the pre-configured hyper-converged computing device such that the pre-configured hyper-converged computing device is automatically configured to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Wit Riewrangboonya, Michael R. MacFaden, Dave Shanley
  • Patent number: 10164337
    Abstract: An antenna device of a magnetic coupling type includes a magnetic body having a plate-like shape; and a coil, which is wound around the magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Otsuki
  • Patent number: 10062951
    Abstract: A lightweight deployable antenna assembly for, e.g., microsatellites including multifilar (e.g., quadrifilar) antenna (MHA) structures rigidly maintained in an array pattern by a lightweight linkage and collectively controlled by a central antenna feed circuit and local antenna feed circuits to perform phased array antenna operations. The linkage is preferably an expandable (e.g., flexural-scissor-grid) linkage capable of collapsing into a retracted/stowage state in which the MHA elements are maintained in a closely-spaced (e.g., hexagonal lattice close-packed) configuration optimized for payload storage. To deploy the antenna for operation, the linkage unfolds (expands) such that the MHA elements are moved away from each other and into an evenly spaced (e.g., wide-spaced hexagonal) pattern optimized for phased array operations. The MHA structures utilize modified helical filar elements including metal plated/printed on polymer/plastic beams/ribbons, or thin-walled metal tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: George Daniel, Victor Liu, Armin R. Volkel, Bernard D. Casse
  • Patent number: 9937526
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with antenna structures. The antenna structures may be used in wirelessly transmitting and receiving radio-frequency signals. Antenna structures may be formed from molded dielectric substrates. Patterned conductive material may be formed on the dielectric substrates. The dielectric substrates may be formed from molded materials such as glass or ceramic. Sheets of dielectric or dielectric powder may be compressed to form a dielectric substrate of a desired shape. The patterned conductive material may be formed from metallic paint or other conductors. A hollow antenna chamber may be formed by joining molded dielectric structures. An antenna such as an indirectly-fed loop antenna or other antennas may be formed from the molded dielectric substrates and patterned conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Boon W. Shiu, Peter Bevelacqua, Jiang Zhu, Jerzy Guterman, Robert W. Schlub, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 9935379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a node (1) in a wireless communication system, the node (1) comprising at least one antenna (2) which comprises an even number (A) of antenna ports (3, 4, 5, 6), at least four, where each antenna port (3, 4, 5, 6) is associated with a corresponding polarization (P1, P2), beam-width and phase center. The antenna ports (3, 4, 5, 6) are connected to a reconfiguration network (7) which is arranged for pair-wise linear combination of antenna ports (3, 4, 5, 6) of mutually orthogonal polarizations to a number (B) of virtual antenna ports (8, 9), which number (B) is equal to half the number (A) of antenna ports (3, 4, 5, 6). The virtual antenna ports (8, 9) correspond to virtual antennas and are connected to corresponding radio branches (10, 11). The present invention also relates to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Athley, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 9905932
    Abstract: Multi-band quadrifilar antennas that are suitable for satellite communication include composite elements each of which include multiple conductors operating at different frequencies connected to a bus bar. Each composite element is coupled to a signal feed and to a ground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MAXTENA
    Inventor: Carlo DiNallo
  • Patent number: 9899731
    Abstract: The present invention is an octofilar antenna formed by adding four grounded parasitic arms in between the arms of a conventional air core quadrifilar antenna to negate the problems of mis-matching and strong mutual coupling for quarter-wave small helices. The invention ultra compact air core helix antenna does not suffer from typical dielectric loading effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: AEROANTENNA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Klein
  • Patent number: 9874615
    Abstract: An apparatus can be provided that can include a plurality of electric dipole antenna arrangements, and a processing arrangement configured to receive a signal(s) from the electric dipole antenna arrangements, and generate a magnetic resonance image based on the signal(s). Each of the electric dipole antenna arrangements can have at least two poles extending in opposite directions from each other. One of the poles can have a curved shape, which can bifurcate and follow two mirror symmetric S-shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Graham Charles Wiggins, Bei Zhang, Riccardo Lattanzi, Daniel Sodickson
  • Patent number: 9825372
    Abstract: An antenna with an FR-4 dielectric material layer includes at least one metallization layer having metallic dipoles organized into two clusters. Each of the two clusters includes metallic dipoles generally elongated along a common axis to produce signals of specific polarization. Each of the two clusters is oriented orthogonal to the other to produce two separate, orthogonally polarized signals. Each of the two clusters is associated with a dedicated stripline feed, positioned and oriented to maximize gain of the radiating element. Power from each stripline planar feed couples to the metallic dipoles through a dedicated aperture in the stripline ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Buckley
  • Patent number: 9793605
    Abstract: A modal antenna array is described where modal antenna elements capable of generating multiple radiation modes are used to form array radiation patterns. Nulls in the array radiation pattern can be formed and positioned by proper modal antenna element mode selection, with these nulls used to provide interference suppression or mitigation. The shift in array radiation pattern maxima generated by modal element mode selection can be used to improve communication system link quality by optimizing array radiation pattern characteristics. Specifically, a ring or circular array configuration is described where a simplified common feed port can be implemented to feed multiple modal antenna elements used to form the array. A switch can be used to connect or disconnect one modal element from the array, with this feature providing additional unique array beam states. The modal array can be commanded via a look-up table or algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ETHERTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Jeffrey Shamblin, Lynn Chiu, Abhishek Singh
  • Patent number: 9786980
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a ground metal element, a first signal source, a first antenna, a second signal source, a second antenna, an isolation metal element, and a matching circuit. The first signal source is connected to the ground metal element. The first antenna is connected to the first signal source. The first signal source is configured to excite the first antenna. The second signal source is connected to the ground metal element. The second antenna is connected to the second signal source. The second signal source is configured to excite the second antenna. The isolation metal element is disposed between the first antenna and the second antenna, and is configured to improve the isolation between the first antenna and the second antenna. The matching circuit is connected between the isolation metal element and the ground metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Kuang-Yuan Ku, Cheng-Geng Jan, Huang-Tse Peng
  • Patent number: 9722300
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an antenna module and a mobile terminal having the same, and the antenna module may include a conductive member, a first conductive arm formed at one side of the conductive member to form a first loop along with the conductive member so as to implement a first resonant frequency, a second conductive arm formed at the other side of the conductive member to form a second loop along with the conductive member so as to implement a second resonant frequency different from the first resonant frequency, a first feeding portion formed adjacent to the first conductive arm to feed the first conductive arm and conductive member, and a second feeding portion formed adjacent to the second conductive arm to feed the second conductive arm and conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyengcheul Choi, Jaehyun Choi, Chisang You
  • Patent number: 9716324
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement with two horizontal and two vertical array antennas. A first horizontal antenna port and a second vertical antenna port are connected to a first polarization. A first vertical antenna port and a second horizontal antenna port are connected to an orthogonal second polarization. Each port is connected to corresponding antenna elements. The first horizontal antenna port and the first vertical antenna port are connected in phase. The second horizontal antenna port and the second vertical antenna port are connected with opposite phases. A plurality of antenna element symmetry pairs are formed with respect to a common symmetry point. Certain weights are applied to the antenna elements of each symmetry pair, where a weight for a certain polarization in an antenna element in a symmetry pair comprises the complex conjugated weight for an orthogonal polarization in the other antenna element in the symmetry pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Nilsson, Fredrik Athley, Martin Johansson