With Housing Or Protective Covering Patents (Class 343/872)
  • Patent number: 11539121
    Abstract: An antenna adapter which can be mounted to the roof of a vehicle equipped with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna comprises a spacer having a generally oblong body that is at least as large as the footprint of the OEM antenna with a mounting surface that extends beyond the footprint of the OEM antenna. The mounting surface is adapted to receive an antenna base while the underside of the adapter includes an oblong recess for routing an antenna cable from the antenna base to the interior of the vehicle. The adapter is mounted to the vehicle roof using a threaded fastener that is longer than the OEM fastener. The adapter is sandwiched between the OEM antenna and the vehicle roof to provide a leakproof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Neal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11499861
    Abstract: A radar module for level and/or limit level monitoring in plant automation, comprising a radar signal source that generates and transmit a radar signal, the radar signal source having a surface facing a filling material, a radar signal conductor that receives, conducts and emits the radar signal, the radar signal conductor being mounted on the surface of the radar signal source, and a potting compound that at least partially covers the surface of the radar signal source and at least partially covers the radar signal conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Christoph Mueller, Steffen Waelde
  • Patent number: 11495880
    Abstract: Two-piece and three-piece radomes and their methods of manufacture involve independently optimizing a thickness profile of each piece to achieve desired radar performance metrics such that an air gap can exist or can be intentionally included between the various pieces without negatively affecting the radar performance of the radomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SRG GLOBAL, LLC
    Inventors: James M Shurish, Nicholas Bruyneel
  • Patent number: 11476567
    Abstract: To provide a decorative member that has a small transmission loss of a millimeter wave and excellent metallic luster. The decorative member includes a base material made of a synthetic resin and a film body that made of an agglomeration of inorganic fine particles having at least a metal surface. An attenuation rate when a millimeter wave having a frequency of 18 to 300 GHz transmits is 0.001 to 2 dB, and an L* value (brightness) is 45 to 95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: IKUYO CO., LTD., O-WELL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Yamanaka, Atsushi Nakamura, Tomohiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11431089
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an antenna housing, comprising: a front housing having a front housing edge; and a back housing having a back housing edge, the front housing edge and the back housing edge engaging each other to assemble the front housing and the back housing together to form the antenna housing. The front housing edge and the back housing edge cooperate with each other to form a sealing interface, including: a first sealing member provided with a first sealing portion; and a second sealing member provided with a second sealing portion, the first sealing portion abutting against the second sealing portion when the front housing and the back housing are assembled so that a clearance fit is formed between the front housing edge and the back housing edge, wherein the second sealing member is further provided with a channel positioned inside the second sealing portion and extending parallel to the second sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ruixin Su, Puliang Tang, Meihua Yin
  • Patent number: 11418250
    Abstract: There is provided a passive module for a holding structure. The holding structure is adjacent or part of a movable wing. The passive module comprises a support structure. The passive module comprises a radio transmission regulating structure. The radio transmission regulating structure is supported by the support structure. The radio transmission regulating structure has a radio transmission regulating characteristics. There is also provided a holding structure. The holding structure exhibits a slot for receiving such a passive module. There is further provided a kit of parts comprising at least one such passive module and such a holding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Peter Ökvist
  • Patent number: 11402466
    Abstract: A motor vehicle having at least one radar sensor, which is mounted behind a radome, formed by a component of the motor vehicle to be radiated through, and/or having a radome, wherein the motor vehicle further includes a reference structure having at least one radar-detectable marker, which can be controlled by an adjusting apparatus and moved into a measuring position in the detection area of a radar sensor outside the radome, and a control apparatus configured to control the adjusting apparatus, based on a trigger signal, for moving the reference structure into the measuring position and to evaluate radar data recorded by the radar sensor describing the reference structure in the measuring setting through a comparison with a comparison data set stored in the control apparatus and recorded without deposition on the radome for detection of the potential deposition. The trigger signal indicates a potential deposition, which restricts the performance of the radar sensor, on the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Alin Jianu
  • Patent number: 11387562
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave transceiving apparatus is disclosed, including a detection and control unit, an electromagnetic exciter, a dielectric adjustment unit, and a positioning unit. When the electromagnetic wave transceiving apparatus is coupled to a surface of an external dielectric body, the electromagnetic exciter, the dielectric adjustment unit, and the coupled external dielectric body constitute a resonator with a specific electromagnetic wave spectrum. Considering the influence of the external dielectric body to which the electromagnetic wave transceiving apparatus is coupled, when the electromagnetic wave transceiving apparatus is coupled to the surface of the external dielectric body, the electromagnetic exciter, the dielectric adjustment unit, and the coupled external dielectric body may adjust the electromagnetic exciter and the dielectric adjustment unit to form a resonator with the required frequency through the detection and control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: EIKO TECHNO CORP
    Inventors: Yasukawa Masaaki, Lu Ming, Ng Yat Tung
  • Patent number: 11370366
    Abstract: A garnish includes a heating element, a base member, and a circuit board. The heating element is configured by stacking first and second sheet materials and interposing a heater wire in between. The circuit board includes a power source line and is fixed to a back surface of the base member. The heating element includes a main body portion and an extending portion. The extending portion includes a power source connection portion for connecting the heater wire to the power source line and extends to the back surface of the base member. The main body portion of the heating element is fixed to a laying surface of the base member by fixing the second sheet material to the base member. The heater wire is exposed in the power source connection portion without stacking the second sheet material on the first sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Hirotani, Hiroyuki Yamada, Tohoru Matsunami, Hiroaki Ando, Kimihiro Iimura, Hideto Maeda, Tetsuo Yasuda, Akihiro Misawa, Chiharu Totani
  • Patent number: 11372079
    Abstract: A radar system deploys a MIMO antenna assembly containing arrays of antenna elements. The MIMO antenna assembly may be rotated by a rotational assembly. Control circuitry may be used to form one or more beams. Receiver antennae may receive reflected signals transmitted by transmitter antennae. The received signals may be processed to generate a radar image. This radar system may be used in a marine vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventors: Andrew Corbett, Alberto Baroncelli
  • Patent number: 11355836
    Abstract: There is provided a combined antenna and radome arrangement. The combined antenna and radome arrangement comprises an advanced antenna system (AAS). The AAS comprises antenna elements and is configured for communication in a frequency range of 2.5 GHz to 10 GHz. The combined antenna and radome arrangement further comprises a radome. The radome has a first layer sandwiched between two second layers. The two second layers are of a second dielectric material. The first layer is of a first dielectric material and has a thickness t1, where t1??min/3, wherein ?min is the wavelength of the highest frequency in the frequency range of the AAS. The radome is placed in front of the AAS such that the radome forms a cover for the AAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Stefan Johansson, Livia Cerullo, Lars Persson, Mikael Pohlman, Torbjörn Westin
  • Patent number: 11349203
    Abstract: RADAR or other sensor assemblies/modules, particularly those for vehicles, along with related manufacturing/assembly methods. In some embodiments, the assembly may comprise a housing and a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board may comprise a first side and a second side opposite the first side and may further comprise one or more integrated circuits positioned on the first side of the printed circuit board. One or more antennas may be operably coupled with the integrated circuit. A flexible radome, such as a thermoplastic wrapper, may enclose the assembly and may provide the means for binding the printed circuit board to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Veoneer US, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid Ahmadloo, Robert J. Sletten
  • Patent number: 11322833
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a housing assembly for an antenna apparatus includes a radome portion, a lower enclosure portion, and a fastener system configured for coupling the radome portion and the lower enclosure portion couplable to form an inner compartment for antenna components of an antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: David Milroy, Victor Q. Dang, Michael J. Conte
  • Patent number: 11316338
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for supplying energy to at least one intrinsically safe load in a potentially explosive area, the device including: a housing with an electrical input and with at least one electrical output, the housing is encapsulated in a pressure-proof manner, the electrical input encapsulated in a pressure-proof manner, and the at least one electrical output being intrinsically safe; an ignition protection module arranged in the housing and electrically connected to the electrical input and to the at least one electrical output, wherein the ignition protection module converts an electrical voltage present at the electrical input into an intrinsically safe electrical voltage and provides it at least one electrical output there, wherein the ignition protection module converts an electrical current present at the electrical input into an intrinsically safe electrical current and provides it at the at least one electrical output there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventor: Christian Felcmann
  • Patent number: 11283164
    Abstract: Invention relates to a radome casing and method for its manufacturing. The radome casing comprises walls (6, 11) of composite material which includes reinforcement fibers (8) and matrix resin (19) binding the fibers together. The walls include a radiation transmission window (11) through which the radiation of a radome antenna passes when the radome antenna (2) is mounted inside the radome casing (1). The amount of fibers in the radiation transmission window (11) is reduced to be less than 40-5% of the amount of fibers elsewhere in the casing walls (6). The reduction of reinforcement fibers in the radiation transmission window (11) reduces attenuation of the high frequency radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: EXEL COMPOSITES OYJ
    Inventors: Kim Sjödahl, Mikko Lassila
  • Patent number: 11271324
    Abstract: A passive radio repeater is built into a cover for a pit, in order to relay radio signals between a base station and a wireless communications device such as a water meter at the bottom of the pit. Within the external surface of the lid are provided upper and lower patch antennas. The lower antenna has a radiation pattern that extends downwards at right-angles to the plane of the lid, so that it communicates with the device at the bottom of the pit. The top antenna has a directional beam pattern in the elevation plane, achieved by exciting the top antenna in a mode that is higher than fundamental. The two antennas are coupled by a stripline printed circuit board provided with feeds to generate the required beam patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Michael Fitch, Paul Putland
  • Patent number: 11262134
    Abstract: A window assembly heat transfer system is disclosed in which a window member has a selected transparency to monitored or sensed light wavelengths. One or more passages are provided in the window member for flowing a single-phase or two-phase heat transfer fluid, the passages being optically non-transparent to the monitored or sensed light wavelengths. A mechanism allows either evaporation or condensation of the fluid and/or balancing of a flow of the fluid within the passages. In one embodiment, the window assembly can be made by producing passages in a top surface of a first single plate, optionally producing passages in a bottom surface of a second single plate and bonding the top surface of the first plate to a bottom surface of a second single plate to form the window member with the passage or passages. In another embodiment, the window assembly can be made by providing a core around which the window member material is grown and thereafter removing the core to produce the passage or passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Tucker, Joshua D. Sole, Justin J. Hill, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 11251529
    Abstract: An antenna module is described where uniform radiation pattern coverage is provided in the plane of a low profile antenna radiating element. A polarization that is orthogonal to the plane of the low profile antenna radiating element can be achieved for the radiated field. A ground plate aperture is implemented into the antenna ground plate to minimize frequency shift as the antenna is installed on metallic (conductive) and non-metallic (non-conductive) ground planes of varying sizes. This antenna system technique is applicable for use in communication systems such as a local Area network (LAN), cellular communication network, and Machine to Machine (M2M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AVX Antenna, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Desclos
  • Patent number: 11226397
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to slanted radomes for protecting radar units. An example radar system may include a radar unit that includes at least one antenna having a radiation pattern. The radar unit is configured to transmit a radar signal based on the radiation pattern and receive radar signals. In addition, the radar system further includes a radome located in a direction of transmission of the radiation pattern. Particularly, the radome is aligned at an angle relative to a plane of the at least one antenna such that reflections of the transmitted radar signal caused by the radome are directed towards at least one of a null of the radiation pattern and an absorption component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Chen, Adam Brown, Philip Ma, Matthew Markel
  • Patent number: 11228105
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first plate, a second plate facing the first plate and spaced from the first plate, and a side member surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate, wherein the second plate includes a nonconductive material, at least one antenna element positioned within the space and positioned on a substrate parallel to the second plate, wherein the at least one antenna element is spaced from the second plate by a gap h, and a wireless communication circuit electrically connected to the antenna element and configured to transmit and/or receive a signal with a frequency between 20 GHz and 100 GHz and a wavelength corresponding to the frequency, wherein the gap h corresponds to n ? ? 2 , wherein n is an integer and ? is the wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Su Min Yun, Myung Hun Jeong, Je Hun Jong, Jae Hoon Jo, Se Hyun Park, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 11223174
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection device (1) including a connector (2) having a hollow connecting cavity (21), each of two opposite sides of the connecting cavity is connected to a conductive plug (22) electrically coupled with the connecting cavity (21). The connecting cavity (21) is form by a plurality of flexible conductive materials. When in use, the grid-like connecting cavity (21) made of the flexible conductive materials can be elongated, compressed, or radially twisted, and is adaptive to changes in relative displacement at various angles at various angles in the axial direction or radial direction between different electrical connecting bases, thereby preventing degradation of performance of electrical connection due to the changes in relative displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI DIANBA NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhang, Chunhua Huang
  • Patent number: 11219419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gantry of a CT scanning device comprising: a first housing having a first bore; a second housing having a second bore, disposed opposite to the first housing, wherein there is a gap between the first bore and the second bore, as a ray scanning bore; a scan window assembly comprising an annular window body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the scan window assembly being engaging-locked with the first housing and the second housing and sealing and covering the ray scanning bore. In this way, the engaging-lock can restrict deformation of the annular window body when an external force is applied on the scan window assembly, and the sealing can prevent liquid in the first and second housing from leaking out and prevent liquid inside the scan window assembly from leaking into the first and second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Chad A Smith, Yan Guo Yang, Kiyomi Abeshima
  • Patent number: 11217872
    Abstract: A radio-frequency (RF) heat shield for electronics includes a first and second outer skin formed of an insulating material, an insulating core layer arranged between the first and second outer skin, wherein the insulating core layer has a lower dielectric constant as compared with a higher dielectric constant of the first and second outer skin, and a frequency selective surface (FSS) layer including a reflective metallization pattern that is RF transparent and formed on an exterior surface of each of the first and second outer skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Manley, Waid A. Paine
  • Patent number: 11183754
    Abstract: An RF antenna assembly and system are provided that can employ cost-effective geometry and manufacturing methods to control tolerance variations, thereby precisely controlling an antenna element of the RF antenna assembly during manufacturing and operation and enabling the RF antenna system to properly operate at high frequencies, such as in a 6-67 GHz frequency range. The RF antenna assembly can include a top alignment collar, a bottom alignment collar coupled to the top alignment collar by a press fit connection, and the antenna element secured from movement in all degrees of freedom and aligned for consistent RF operation by the top alignment collar and the press fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PCTEL, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco X. Gomez, Miroslav Parvanov
  • Patent number: 11145964
    Abstract: A cover for a radar sensor, the cover comprising a plastic body and a foam material. The plastic body has a first surface and a second surface facing in an opposite direction to the first surface. The second surface includes a plurality of spaced-apart recesses formed in the second surface. The foam material at least partly contacts the second surface to prevent debris of water from entering the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Raphael Hellinger, Andreas Mehs, Andreas M. Pietsch, Dániel Ádil Mazroa, Klaus Baur
  • Patent number: 11128053
    Abstract: Included are: a waveguide in which multiple probe inserting holes are provided in a first wall surface, and multiple connection shaft inserting holes are provided in a second wall surface; multiple feed probes each of which is inserted in one of the probe inserting holes, and to a first end of each of which one of multiple circularly polarized element antennas is connected; multiple connection shafts each of which is inserted in one of the connection shaft inserting holes, and a third end of each of which is connected to a second end of one of the feed probes; multiple rotation shafts, a fifth end of each of which is connected to a fourth end of one of the connection shafts; multiple rotation devices each of which rotates one of the rotation shafts; and a control device that individually controls rotation of the rotation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Narihiro Nakamoto, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Toru Fukasawa, Masataka Otsuka, Hiroaki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11108149
    Abstract: A microwave antenna includes an antenna housing and a radome fabric attached to the housing, which is configured to pass microwave electromagnetic signals therethrough. The radome fabric has an opening formed therein. A vent component is attached to the radome fabric so as to cover the opening in the radome fabric when the radome fabric is viewed from an elevation view in a direction parallel to an axis extending through and perpendicular to the opening in the radome fabric. The vent component is configured to allow air to pass between the atmosphere and the antenna housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Clark, Brian Lawson, Allan Mitchell Tasker, Craig Mitchelson, Lawrence Bissett, Ronald Joseph Brandau
  • Patent number: 11095024
    Abstract: A radome for a base station antenna comprises a cover and a bracket. The cover spans over radiators of the base station antenna. The cover includes a front wall, first and second side walls that extend rearwardly from the front wall, and first and second rear flanges that extend inwardly from the respective first and second side walls. The bracket includes a body and first and second mounting flanges that extend forwardly from the body. The first and second mounting flanges cooperate with the respective first and second rear flanges of the cover to connect the cover to the bracket. The radome has an aesthetic appearance, and reduces the possibility that a screw is loosened as a result of lateral wind forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chen Chen, PuLiang Tang, GuoLong Xu
  • Patent number: 11095025
    Abstract: A radome wall for communication in a frequency band of from 17 to 31 GHz for use on commercial aircraft includes a multilayer structure having an alternating arrangement of force-absorbing solid cover layers and sheer-rigid core layers. The radome wall includes at least four of the cover layers, of which two form outer sides of the radome wall, the cover layers and the core layers being made of a dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG
    Inventors: Tobias Adugna, Arno Strotmann
  • Patent number: 11069959
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a monolithic feedboard assembly for a base station antenna, the method comprises injection molding a unitary frame that includes a feedboard section and at least one radiating element section and then selectively depositing metal on the unitary frame to form radio frequency transmission lines and radiators on the unitary frame to provide the monolithic feedboard assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kaistha, Jonathon Veihl
  • Patent number: 11069967
    Abstract: A satellite dish cover apparatus for protecting a satellite dish and preventing signal interference includes a main dish cover comprising a circular front panel, a perimeter extension, and a rounded back panel. The back panel has an installation aperture configured to receive a satellite dish such that a front face of the satellite dish is fully covered by the front panel. A feed horn cover hood is coupled to a feed horn cover arm extending from the front panel and is configured to receive the feed horn of the satellite dish. A mounting arm is coupled to the back panel and extends out of the installation aperture. A mounting clamp is coupled to the mounting arm and is configured to selectively engage a support post of the satellite dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Dwayne Evans
  • Patent number: 11031685
    Abstract: An aircraft nose radome has a first portion that is transparent to X band microwave energy, and a second portion that is transparent to W band microwave energy. The second portion may be an insert that is secured to the radome at an opening formed therein. The insert may have a multi-layer structure with first, second and third layers, a fourth layer of foam between the first and second layers, and a fifth layer of foam between the second and third layers. The insert may include a plurality of spaced-apart, elongated reinforcing members or ribs between the first and second layers and between the second and third layers that extend along a longitudinal direction defined by the insert. The insert may have a serrated cross-sectional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Vu Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Ammar
  • Patent number: 11024957
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for nulling a radio frequency (RF) beam for a high-altitude platform (HAP). A transmitter generates an RF signal. A primary antenna system generates an RF beam based on the RF signal. One or more processors determine a result indicating whether to modify the RF beam. When the result indicates to modify the RF beam, a detachable nulling subassembly generates nulling signals based on the RF signal to modify the RF beam generated by the primary antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Loon LLC
    Inventors: Sharath Ananth, Cyrus Behroozi, Nevin Morris
  • Patent number: 11011832
    Abstract: A radio wave transparent cover is arranged in front of a radio wave radar device with a space in between in a radio wave emitting direction of the radio wave radar device such that radio waves emitted from the radio wave radar device pass through the inside of the radio wave transparent cover. A formation area, which includes the entire radio wave transparent area on the back side of the cover, is formed by an embossed uneven surface having an embossing depth of a range of 5 ?m to 200 ?m, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Tokunaga, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura
  • Patent number: 10998608
    Abstract: A home television antenna with a detachable bracket includes a casing, an antenna mainboard and a bracket. The antenna mainboard is disposed inside the casing and connected to a transmission line, and the transmission line extends to the exterior of the casing. The bracket is detachably connected to the casing for supporting the casing. By setting a bracket structure, the home television antenna can be supported and placed on the desktop to avoid impacts on signal transmission while being hung on a wall, and the antenna is conveniently placed on any plane without the need of construction on the wall for fixing the television antenna. The detachable connection between the bracket and the casing facilitates installation and disassembly, and it's convenient for transportation as the volume is reduced after the disassembly and it is convenient to install when the use is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen BITECA Electron Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jihua Shao
  • Patent number: 10978794
    Abstract: An antenna device to be mounted to a vehicle roof, includes: a case unit having an accommodating space formed therein and having a radio wave permeability; and an antenna unit to be accommodated in the accommodating space, wherein the antenna unit has: a pair of capacitance loading elements facing across a plane, as a center, perpendicular to the vehicle roof at a predetermined interval and at a predetermined angle to each other; a coupling portion provided at a portion lower than an upper edge of the pair of the capacitance loading elements to conduct each of the pair of capacitance loading elements each other via each of the coupling portions; and a helical element electrically connected to the coupling portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Terashita, Motohisa Ono, Yuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10974661
    Abstract: A vehicle decorative part includes a decorative main body and a heater. The decorative main body is configured to be attached to a vehicle at a front side in a transmission direction of millimeter waves from a millimeter wave radar and has a millimeter wave transparency. The heater has a heating element that emits heat when energized. At least a part of the heating element is located in an irradiation region of the millimeter waves in the heater. As a millimeter wave attenuation reducing configuration that reduces attenuation of the millimeter waves passing through the heater, the heating element is incorporated in the heater in a condition where an area proportion of an area of a section of the heating element that occupies the irradiation region to an area of the irradiation region is set such that an attenuation amount of the millimeter waves is less than or equal to a permissible value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okumura, Hideto Maeda
  • Patent number: 10950929
    Abstract: A novel system and method for creating a lightweight antenna is disclosed. Each lightweight antenna is formed using a foam material. This foam material is coated with a machinable material, which is machined to the desired dimensions. The machinable material is then plated with a metal. This creates a radiator that has the size and performance of traditional notch antennas, but weighs far less. This foam radiator may be mounted to a variety of substrate types, not limited to microwave laminate materials. Embodiments of mixed substrates or even multi-layered foam substrates are possible. The substrate may be a conventional printed circuit board (PCB), a PCB with sleeved coaxial vias, or a foam substrate. The lightweight antenna may be used in a plurality of applications, including ultra-wideband array systems and space-based applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Glenn A. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10928169
    Abstract: A device for improving the aerodynamic feature of a projectile is disclosed. The projectile has a front part and a rear part. The external diameter of the front part of the projectile is larger than the external diameter of the front end of a rear part of the projectile. The front end of the rear part of the projectile is conical having larger diameter at locations behind the front end. The device comprises an annular cut-off cone sleeve slidably disposable over the front part of the projectile. The diameter of the narrower end of the annular cone sleeve is slightly larger than the diameter of the front part of the projectile and the length of the annular cut-off cone sleeve is larger than the distance between the front end of the rear part of the projectile and a location on rear part having a diameter equal to the diameter of the rear end of the annular cut-off cone sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Rokar International Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Wurzel, Tsafrir Keynan, Ziv Moshkovitz
  • Patent number: 10916843
    Abstract: Cellular tower sites generally include a remote radio head conductively connected to a base station. A system for protecting the site from an electromagnetic pulse (“EMP”) includes an antenna array; an EMP detection circuit in communication with the antenna array; and a disconnect switch in communication with the EMP detection circuit. The disconnect switch is conductively connected between the remote radio head and the base station; when opened, it physically interrupts the connection between the remote radio head and the base station. For instance, if a comparison, within the EMP detection circuit, between the pulse duration and/or frequency of an electromagnetic signal received by the antenna array to the frequency and/or pulse duration of an EMP E3 signal component determines a match, the EMP detection circuit can output an EMP detection signal to the disconnect switch, thereby disconnecting the remote radio head from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Terrance O'Brien Woodbridge
  • Patent number: 10910696
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a metal mechanism element, a feeding radiation element, a first radiation element, a second radiation element, and a dielectric substrate. The metal mechanism element has a slot. The slot has an open end and a closed end. The feeding radiation element has a feeding point. The first radiation element extends across the slot of the metal mechanism element. The feeding radiation element is coupled through the first radiation element to a ground voltage. The second radiation element is coupled to the feeding radiation element. The dielectric substrate is adjacent to the metal mechanism element. The feeding radiation element, the first radiation element, and the second radiation element are disposed on the dielectric substrate. An antenna structure is formed by the feeding radiation element, the first radiation element, the second radiation element, and the slot of the metal mechanism element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kun-Sheng Chang, Ching-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10879588
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a system circuit board, a metal frame, a first feeding element, a second feeding element, and an RF (Radio Frequency) module. The system circuit board includes a system ground plane. The metal frame includes a first portion and a second portion. The metal frame has a first cut point positioned between the first portion and the second portion. The first feeding element is directly or indirectly electrically connected to the first portion. A first antenna structure is formed by the first feeding element and the first portion. The second feeding element is directly or indirectly electrically connected to the second portion. A second antenna structure is formed by the second feeding element and the second portion. The RF module is electrically coupled to the first feeding element and the second feeding element, so as to excite the first antenna structure and second antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tiao-Hsing Tsai, Chien-Pin Chiu, Hsiao-Wei Wu, Li-Yuan Fang, Shen-Fu Tzeng, Yi-Hsiang Kung
  • Patent number: 10868365
    Abstract: A portable common geometry non-linear antenna apparatus including a partially transparent housing defining a cavity, and a generally hemispherical antenna disposed within the cavity. The generally hemispherical antenna further includes an electrically conductive ground portion, an electrically conductive signal portion, an electrically insulating portion disposed between the electrically conductive ground and signal portions, and an electrically conducting mesh portion connected in electric communication with the signal portion. A first contact operationally connected to the ground portion and a second contact operationally connected to the signal portion. The electrically conductive mesh portion typically extends or bulges away from the electrically insulating portion to define a Faraday cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Earl Philip Clark
  • Patent number: 10862203
    Abstract: A radome having localized areas of reduced radio signal attenuation includes a body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a reduced radio signal attenuation property in a transmit band and a second portion has a reduced radio signal attenuation property in a reception band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION LLC
    Inventor: Sean Scott Cordone
  • Patent number: 10862204
    Abstract: A low profile, low loss, wide band, wide scan volume radome assembly is provided for an antenna. The radome assembly includes a fabric radome element disposable over the antenna, first radome securing elements securably embedded within the fabric radome element and second radome securing elements securably embedded within the antenna. The second radome securing elements are respectively engageable with the first radome securing elements to thereby secure the fabric radome element over the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Angelo M. Puzella, John Sangiolo, Mark Ackerman, Dennis W. Mercier, Jeffrey Paquette
  • Patent number: 10861766
    Abstract: A package structure is provided. The package structure includes a substrate, a plurality of active components, a plurality of separated metal parts and an encapsulation material. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface. Each active component has a first surface and a second surface. Each metal part has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface of each active component is connected to the first surface of the substrate. The first surface of one metal part is connected to the second surface of one active component. Each metal part extends to connect to the first surface of the substrate. The encapsulation material covers the first surface of the substrate and surrounds the active components and the metal parts. The second surface of each metal part and the second surface of the substrate are exposed from the encapsulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Chih Li, Chang-Jing Yang, Liang-Cheng Wang, Shih-Yu Yeh
  • Patent number: 10823151
    Abstract: A single-unit nose cone for a ram air including: a dome portion located at a forward end of the single unit nose cone; a dome stand portion adjacent to the dome portion; a seat portion adjacent to the dome stand portion; and a stem portion adjacent to the seat portion and located at an aft end of the single-unit nose cone, wherein the dome portion, the dome stand portion, the seat portion, and the stem portion are composed from a single piece of material having a density of about 0.286 pound/cubic inch (7916 kilogram/cubic meter).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Bortoli, Timothy Scott Konicek
  • Patent number: 10770779
    Abstract: A stackable antenna enclosure is generally dome-shaped with a top and a side wall tapering inward from its base. An antenna and associated electronic components are mounted on the interior top surface of the enclosure. A series of enclosures can be stacked together for storage or shipment, but the side wall of the enclosure includes a number of stops that limit how far the enclosure can be inserted into the interior cavity of an adjacent enclosure to prevent the antenna and related electronic components from coming into contact with the top of the adjacent enclosure. For example, the stops can be a series of vertical ribs extending radially outward from the side wall of the enclosure. The upper ends of these ribs will abut the base of an adjacent enclosure when stacked and prevent contact against the antenna and related electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Winegard Company
    Inventor: Kevin John Mineart
  • Patent number: 10756411
    Abstract: Disclosed are a heat radiating sheet and a wireless power transmitting module including the same. A heat radiating sheet according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a plate-shaped heat radiating member having a predetermined area for radiating a heat generated from a heat source and a metallic protecting member, attached to a surface of the heat radiating member via an adhesive layer for protecting the heat radiating member in addition to for serving as an auxiliary heat radiating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amogreentech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10680315
    Abstract: A method and system facilitate communication between a constellation of satellites and a mobile platform-mounted mobile communicator. The method and system may include the use of a first antenna suited for operation using a first frequency band in a first geographic region and a second antenna suited for operation using either the first or a second frequency band in a second geographic region. The method and system may use a controller to determine which antenna to activate based on one or more of a geographic indicator or a signal indicator. The system used by the method to facilitate the communication may have one or more enclosures over the antennas and controller for mounting to a mobile platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventor: Sean Scott Cordone