With Housing Or Protective Covering Patents (Class 343/872)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10665949
    Abstract: A lighting-up device includes: a power supply circuit which supplies power to a light source; a wireless communication circuit including an antenna; and a metallic casing which includes metal, and houses the power supply circuit and the wireless communication circuit. The metallic casing has a first side face and a second side face which share a side, the first side face is provided with a first slit which extends in a first direction intersecting with the side, from a first portion of the side other than both ends of the side, the second side face is provided with a second slit which extends in a second direction intersecting with the side, from a second portion of the side other than the both ends of the side, and each of the first slit and the second slit is electromagnetically coupled to the antenna and functions as a slot antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Ozaki, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Koji Matsushita, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Kohji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10658734
    Abstract: A small antenna device having good communications performance and a wide communications area even when a metal plate is present in the antenna communications direction, even when the antenna is arranged, for example, inside a box-shaped metal case, and even when a through hole is used that has a smaller area than the antenna. This device comprises: the antenna; a rear surface cover overlapping with the antenna and being a conductor that faces the winding of the antenna; two first insulating areas provided in the rear surface cover and extending in a direction that intersects the winding axis of the antenna; and a second insulating area that connects between the first insulating areas. At least part of the area sandwiched by the first insulating areas faces the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10651566
    Abstract: Unit cells for phased array antennas are described. The unit cells include a plurality of dipole antennas that are used to form a phased array antenna. In particular, the unit cells that form the phased array antenna each include a plurality of dipole antennas formed on a surface of a substrate that are arranged to collectively form a triangle. A plurality of the unit cells may be linked together to form a triangular lattice array having almost any desired size and aperture, thereby allowing the RF engineer the freedom to achieve a wide variety of performance goals when designing a phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alec Adams, Lixin Cai
  • Patent number: 10644381
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a housing, a first feed source, a first radiator, a second radiator, and a second feed source. The housing includes a first radiating portion. The first feed source feeds current to the first radiating portion and the first radiating portion activates a first mode to generate radiation signals in a first frequency band. The first radiator is positioned in the housing. The first radiating portion further couples the current to the first radiator and the first radiator activates a second mode to generate radiation signals in a second frequency band. The second radiator is positioned in a space formed by the first radiator. The second feed source feeds current to the second radiator and the second radiator activates a third mode to generate radiation signals in a third frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Xuan Ye, Wen-Chang Hsu, Te-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10573963
    Abstract: An adaptive detection and nulling system includes an antenna or radio frequency aperture, an electronically tunable radome placed over the antenna or radio frequency aperture, the radome including a plurality of scatterers on a substrate, and one or more tunable reactance elements connecting at least two of the scatterers, a microcontroller coupled to the tunable reactive elements and configured to control the reactance values of the one or more tunable reactance elements, and a sensing circuit coupled to the microcontroller, wherein inputs from the sensing circuit are used by the microcontroller to adaptively determine bias voltages to the one or more tunable reactance elements using characterization data of the radome to control the tunable reactance elements to form one or more nulls in a receive radiation pattern of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Walter S. Wall, Amit M. Patel
  • Patent number: 10553934
    Abstract: A conical radiator coupled to an antenna patch disposed along a first end of the radiator, said patch disposed on an insulator. A ground plane is connected to the insulator and a radome is disposed opposite a second end of the radiator. The radome has a first region presenting a convex surface towards the radiator, and a second region presenting a concave surface towards the radiator. The first end of the conical radiator is the apex of the cone. A ground plane is included and a portion of the ground plane is a planar surface and another portion extends away from the planar portion towards the radome. Also disclosed is a method for forming a radiation pattern by shaping the radome to effectuate a predetermined radiation pattern using localized convex and concave surfaces positioned on the radome at different points in relation to the conical radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ubiquiti, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Sanford
  • Patent number: 10535919
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for providing a low-profile terminal for satellite communication. In an embodiment, a communication terminal includes a radome, an array of radio frequency (RF) elements and a foam layer disposed therebetween. The foam layer includes a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the array of RF elements and the radome are coupled to the foam layer via the first side and the second side, respectively. The communication device provides contiguous structure between the radome and the array of RF elements. In another embodiment, the first side forms a machined surface which contributes to flatness of one or more antenna panels having the array of RF elements disposed therein or thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Linn, Stephen Olfert, Jason Vice, Mike Slota, Robert Morey, Colin Stuart Short
  • Patent number: 10537039
    Abstract: Mechanisms for providing inductance-based user interface elements are provided. Some implementations of such inductance-based devices may feature very small gaps between the housing and the inductive coil, as well as various features to aid in improving sensor sensitivity and reducing the possibility of false button-push events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Vivekanand Nadkarni, Allen Yu-Li Wang, Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Reza Yazdani, Dennis Alejandro Grijalva, Edison Tam King Miguel, Vaibhav Kiran Mistry, Yonghua Wei
  • Patent number: 10516202
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a dielectric substrate, a metal layer, a metal housing, a nonconductive partition, at least one connection element, and a feeding element. The metal layer is disposed on the dielectric substrate, and includes an upper element and a main element, wherein a slot is formed between the upper element and the main element. The metal housing is substantially a hollow structure, and has a slit, wherein the slit is substantially aligned with the slot of the metal layer. The connection element couples the upper element of the metal layer to the metal housing. The feeding element is coupled to the upper element of the metal layer or coupled to the metal housing. An antenna structure is formed by the feeding element, the upper element of the metal layer, the connection element, and the metal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tiao-Hsing Tsai, Chien-Pin Chiu, Hsiao-Wei Wu, Chao-Chiang Kuo
  • Patent number: 10499257
    Abstract: Traditional configuration of infrastructure equipment relates to the adjustment of horizontal tilt for antennas. Given the potential overlap of infrastructure equipment, varying tilt angles can result in either interference with nearby equipment (“over-tilt”) or reduced coverage areas within a specific infrastructure equipment (“under-tilt”). A tool for determining appropriate tilt angles for infrastructure antennas across a mobile network is provided. The tool automatically determines a range of tilt angles between a selected source antenna and adjacent antennas and optimizes based on a threshold intersecting point. Additionally, the tool can update calculated tilt angles based on network congestion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Robert Berrier
  • Patent number: 10483624
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of antenna technologies and, in particular, to an antenna system and a mobile terminal. The antenna system includes: a metal rear cover, a first feeding point, and a system ground, wherein a U-shaped slot is arranged at a bottom of the metal rear cover, and the U-shaped slot divides the metal rear cover into a radiation portion and a grounding portion, the grounding portion is connected to the system ground, the radiation portion includes a first end and a second end, and both the first end and the second end are connected to the grounding portion, a break is defined at the radiation portion, and the radiation portion is electrically connected to the first feeding point, so as to form a main antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Haichuan Gu
  • Patent number: 10450697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a space frame radome comprising a sheet, said sheet comprising high strength polymeric fibers and a plastomer, wherein said plastomer is a copolymer of ethylene or propylene and one or more C2 to C12 alpha-olefin co-monomers and wherein said plastomer has a density as measured according to ISO1183 of between 860 and 940 kg/m3 and wherein the sheet has an areal density that is with at most 500% higher than the areal density of the high strength polymeric fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Danielle Geertruda Irene Petra, William Adrianus Cornelis Roovers, Lewis Kolak
  • Patent number: 10439294
    Abstract: A technique of adjusting absorptivity of radar waves and emissivity of infrared waves by controlling the waves of the radar and infrared regions using a structure formed of a meta-material. A composite structure for controlling absorptivity and emissivity includes: a first anti-detection unit; and a second anti-detection unit stacked on the first anti-detection unit, wherein the first anti-detection unit is an absorber for absorbing electromagnetic waves of a first range input from an outside of the first anti-detection unit, and the second anti-detection unit is a selective emitter for selectively blocking emission of electromagnetic waves of a second range and selectively allowing emission of electromagnetic waves of a third range among electromagnetic waves that can be emitted to an outside of the second anti-detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyung Hee Cho, Taehwan Kim, Hwanseong Lee, Ji-Yeul Bae, Namkyu Lee, Taeil Kim
  • Patent number: 10340582
    Abstract: A terminal includes a metal frame body having: a top frame configured to receive a global positioning system (GPS) antenna; and a middle frame provided with a slot corresponding to the GPS antenna in position, wherein the top frame and the middle frame are electrically isolated from each other by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Kuang, Yuchuan Su
  • Patent number: 10305178
    Abstract: A nozzle cap assembly can include a nozzle cap housing configured to mount on a hydrant, a nozzle cap cover mounted on the nozzle cap housing, an antenna cover positioned on the nozzle cap housing and secured by the nozzle cap cover, the nozzle cap housing, the antenna cover, and the nozzle cap cover can define an antenna cover cavity, and an antenna assembly can be positioned in the antenna cover cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Daryl Lee Gibson, Jorge Isaac Ortiz, David James Carlos Dunn, Yanlong Li, Jesse Alvin Faunce
  • Patent number: 10290935
    Abstract: A tri-band multiwell radome includes a dense polymeric strike plate that is configured on the outside of the radome, a capture layer and a tuning layer. The polymeric strike plate is a tough polymer, such as a polycarbonate and breaks a bullet into fragments that are more easily captured by the capture layer. The capture layer includes a number of fabric sheets of highly oriented fibers, such as polyethylene fibers, and a binder. The tuning layer may be a low density foam that is configured inside of the capture layer and provided to reduce reflective losses and improve ballistic performance. A tri-band radome cover may have a dB loss over a wavelength of 8 to 40 kHz of no more than 1 dB. A tri-band radome cover may be formed in a dome shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ATC Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Hawthorne
  • Patent number: 10270423
    Abstract: Several embodiments are disclosed that provide for a frequency selective surface that can be placed like a radome on top of or under an existing radome or as a new radome on top of one or more radiating or receiving apertures or antennas to provide for a high-Q filter function to remove unwanted neighboring frequency interferences. The conformal structure comprises of an array of subwavelength electrically connected broken metallic rings and/or broken wires loaded with electromechanical resonators such as quartz or LiNbO3 crystal resonators, Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonators, and/or Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) resonators at said breaks. When excited by an incident electromagnetic wave this collection of loaded rings and/or wires behaves as a filter which is capable of rejecting and/or passing frequencies over a narrow bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Walter S. Wall
  • Patent number: 10270153
    Abstract: A shark fin antenna equipped with a V2X communication system which ensures high-efficiency performance in a moving vehicle, thereby wirelessly providing various frequency transmitting/receiving signals to a user's vehicle, an adjacent vehicle as desired by the user, and a pedestrian, whereby an integrated telematics service including a safety based service is provided. The shark fin antenna includes a fixing part arranged on which an antenna is installed within an applicable range of its internal space, produces an antenna similar to the form of the fixing part, thereby implementing a small-sized antenna and smoothly receiving signals of various bands due to favorable antenna gain and radiation pattern condition, and combines the antenna gain and radiation pattern condition while providing the forms of an antenna unit and an auxiliary unit, thereby flexibly responding to receiving signals of different bands according to use regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Hun Park, Dong Woo Kim, Sae Hyun Lee, Hyun Woo Lim
  • Patent number: 10231641
    Abstract: An electromagnetic (EM) probe for monitoring at least one biological tissue. The EM probe comprises a spiral antenna conductor (not shown) and an EM radiation absorbing layer (92) mounted along the antenna. The EM radiation absorbing layer has a plurality of substantially concentric frame shaped regions (93A-C) corresponding to portions of said spiral antenna having equal surface of antenna conductor, any of said plurality of concentric frame shaped regions has an EM radiation absorption coefficient different than any other of said neighbouring concentric frame shaped regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Amir Saroka, Leonid Voshin, Yiftach Barash, Benyamin Almog, Tal Levi
  • Patent number: 10224603
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a segment part used to insulate a portion of the housing and an antenna disposed at a position corresponding to the segment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dong Ryul Shin, Min Sakong, Chae Up Yoo, Jin Woo Jung, Ho Saeng Kim, Byung Chan Jang
  • Patent number: 10222039
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light source having a light-emitting element, and a communication device configured to transmit and/or receive a communication signal by wireless communication. The luminaire further includes a power supply configured to supply electric power to the light source and the communication device, and a housing configured to contain the communication device and the power supply. The light source is configured to be held by the housing. The housing is provided with an opening. The housing has a rectangular parallelepiped shape with electrically conductive walls to form a rectangular waveguide having a cutoff frequency. The housing is set to have a dimension in a width direction thereof such that a radio frequency of the communication signal is equal to or more than the cutoff frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Ando, Shigeo Goto
  • Patent number: 10218063
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate generally to electronic hardware, computer software, wireless communications, network communications, wearable, hand held, and portable computing devices for facilitating communication of information and presentation of media. An electrically conductive substrate, such as a sheet of metal or metal alloy, for example, includes an active antenna formed by a slot or opening formed in the substrate, and also includes at least one separate passive slot or opening (e.g., a passive slit) formed in the substrate. The active antenna may be intentionally detuned from one or more target frequencies (e.g., 802.11, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) such that the active antenna is not optimized (e.g., is not tuned) for the one or more target frequencies. One portion of the active antenna may be electrically coupled with a ground potential. Another portion of the active antenna may be electrically coupled with a RF receiver, transmitter, or transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hawk Yin Pang, Rajiv Agarwal, Thomas Alan Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10207741
    Abstract: A vehicular radar assembly includes a radar mount positioned proximate an engine compartment within a vehicle. A radar carriage is slidably coupled to the radar mount and having a radar module coupled thereto. A biasing mechanism biases the radar carriage away from the radar mount toward a use position. Imposition of an impact force against the radar module temporarily overcomes the biasing mechanism and biases the radar carriage toward the radar mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Peter Klop, Robert Vasbinder
  • Patent number: 10199722
    Abstract: A radome structure of an antenna system is provided having a plurality of switchable antenna elements disposed around a perimeter of the radome structure that can simultaneously track multiple targets and be implemented in a variety of different applications. Each of the switchable antenna elements can be individually switched between different radiation patterns to support different applications. The antenna system may include an infrared (IR) sensor pedestal, an IR sensor disposed on the IR pedestal and a plurality of switchable radio frequency (RF) antenna elements disposed in a circumferential direction around the IR sensor pedestal. In an embodiment, each of the plurality of switchable RF antenna elements can be switched from a first radiation pattern to a second radiation pattern to change an array radiation pattern of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Glafkos K. Stratis, Wayne L. Sunne, Jim R. Hicks, Mark A. Owens, Jerry D. Robichaux, Douglas Mills
  • Patent number: 10186748
    Abstract: An improved mobile radio antenna suited to radio-frequency connections has a base module that comprises a plurality of mounting sections that each contain an internally threaded hole. An attachment module has mounting sections with through-holes made therein. Spacers are used between the base module and the attachment module. An undercut is provided in the through-hole in the attachment module such that the diameter of the through-hole merges into the undercut with a greater diameter in the plug-in direction, or is provided in a second electrically conductive spacer that is positioned on the attachment module on the side that is opposite the first spacer, the second spacer having a spacer hole with an undercut that broadens in the plug-in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kathrein SE
    Inventors: Dan Fleancu, Manfred Stolle
  • Patent number: 10184398
    Abstract: A nacelle may comprise a noise suppressing structure. The noise suppressing structure may comprise a plurality of noise suppressing cells situated between a perforated layer of material and a non-perforated layer of material. The plurality of noise suppressing cells may contact the perforated layer of material and the non-perforated layer of material at an acute angle (e.g., between twenty and seventy-five degrees) such that the plurality of noise suppressing cells are non-orthogonal to the perforated layer of material and the non-perforated layer of material. Further, each of the plurality of noise suppressing cells may comprise a hexagonal cross-sectional profile. Further still, the noise suppressing structure may comprise a support structure comprising a plurality of support members, wherein the plurality of noise suppressing cells are situated within the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael Biset, Song Chiou, Claude Hubert, Michael Layland, Christian Soria
  • Patent number: 10164327
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna device capable of simplifying a structure while preventing degradation of antenna performance even with an upright type double-case structure. An antenna device having a double-case structure includes an inner case inside of which a housing space is formed so as to house a coil element and the like therein, the inner case being covered with an outer case. An antenna element is provided between an outer surface of the inner case and an inner surface of the outer case. The antenna element is electrically connected to the coil element provided in the housing space while keeping water-tightness of the housing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Nakada, Atsushi Ubukata
  • Patent number: 10164336
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a planar coil, a planar conductor, a first power feed terminal, and a second power feed terminal. The planar conductor includes a cutout opposed to the planar coil that overlaps with a coil aperture. The planar coil includes a first conductor pattern portion and a second conductor pattern portion. The first power feed terminal is connected to a first end of the first conductor pattern portion and the second power feed terminal is connected to a first end of the second conductor pattern portion on a side adjacent to or in a vicinity of the first end of the first conductor pattern portion. Second ends of the first conductor pattern portion and the second conductor pattern portion are connected to the planar conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10153547
    Abstract: An armored radome is provided and includes a metallic plate formed to define an array of through-holes. Each through-hole has a respective longitudinal axis substantially aligned with electromagnetic radiation passing locally through the metallic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: David D. Crouch
  • Patent number: 10136543
    Abstract: Mechanisms for providing inductance-based user interface elements are provided. Some implementations of such inductance-based devices may feature very small gaps between the housing and the inductive coil, as well as various features to aid in improving sensor sensitivity and reducing the possibility of false button-push events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Vivekanand Nadkarni, Allen Yu-Li Wang, Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Reza Yazdani, Dennis Alejandro Grijalva, Edison Tam King Miguel, Vaibhav Kiran Mistry, Yonghua Wei
  • Patent number: 10122079
    Abstract: A connector assembly for an antenna which includes an antenna cover. The connector assembly includes a connector mount with one or more connectors and a connector housing enclosing the connectors. The connector mount extends through an opening in the antenna cover with sufficient clearance to allow movement due to difference in thermal expansion between the antenna cover and the antenna structure. The assembly also includes a flexible seal structure attached to the connector mount and attachable to the antenna cover and dimensioned to enclose a portion of the connector mount extending outside the antenna cover to form a flexible weather resistant seal between the antenna cover and the connector mount while allowing movement of the connector mount relative to the antenna cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John W. Orem, Eddie R. Bradley, Khanh Duy Tran
  • Patent number: 10069201
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor device adapted to be associated with a tyre of a vehicle, and a sensor coordinator device adapted to be installed on a body of the vehicle. The sensor coordinator device includes an antenna. The antenna includes a single-piece metallic plate shaped so as to define a first plate portion designed for the wireless reception of data from the sensor device in a first frequency band, and a second plate portion designed for the wireless transmission of data to the sensor device in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band. The antenna further includes a ground plate common to both the first and second plate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gianluca Dassano, Mario Orefice, Guillermo Vietti
  • Patent number: 10020592
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna that includes (a) an element that emits radiation in a direction, and (b) a structure made of an electrically conductive material. The structure includes (i) a surface situated to a side of the element that is in other than the direction, and (ii) a first wall and a second wall that are situated generally perpendicular to the surface and situated with respect to one another so as to form a trough therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: RF ELEMENTS S.R.O.
    Inventors: Juraj Tapti{hacek over (c)}, Martin Marcin{hacek over (c)}ák
  • Patent number: 9997840
    Abstract: A transmission type antenna includes a transmission type structure for transmitting and radiating an incident radio wave, a power feeding body for radiating the radio wave to the transmission type structure or receiving the incident radio wave, a drive shaft for moving or tilting the power feeding body, a body for providing a moving path of the power feeding body through the drive shaft, and a control unit, connected through the drive shaft to the power feeding body, for controlling the movement and tilt of the drive shaft to thereby determine the tilling direction of the power feeding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: EMW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Mo Seong, Gi Ho Kim, Seung Up Seo
  • Patent number: 9986637
    Abstract: An enhanced substrate for use in printed circuit boards (PCBs) includes low-Dk-core glass fibers having low dielectric constant (Dk) cores. In some embodiments, the low-Dk-core glass fibers are filled with a low Dk fluid, such as a gas (e.g., air, nitrogen and/or a noble gas) or a liquid. After via holes are drilled or otherwise formed in the substrate, silane is applied to the ends of hollow glass fibers exposed in the via holes to seal the low Dk fluid within the cores of the hollow glass fibers. In some embodiments, the low-Dk-core glass fibers are filled with a solid (e.g., a low Dk resin). For example, a hollow glass fiber may be provided, and then filled with a low Dk resin in a liquid state. The low Dk resin within the hollow glass fiber is then cured to a solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce J. Chamberlin, Joseph Kuczynski, Paula M. Nixa
  • Patent number: 9979079
    Abstract: In one example, an antenna radome may have at least a first face that includes a plurality of surface features, where the plurality of surface features may include at least a first ridge and at least a first depression, and where the plurality of surface features may be oriented longitudinal along the antenna radome. In another example, an antenna radome may have at least a first face that includes a plurality of surface features, where the plurality of surface features may include at least a first ridge and at least a first depression, and where the plurality of surface features may be oriented transverse along the antenna radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Quintel Technology Limited
    Inventors: Byron Dean Proshold, Ching-Shun Yang, Peter Chun Teck Song, David Edwin Barker
  • Patent number: 9941585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the communications field, and in particular, to an antenna system. The antenna system includes: a transmit antenna, a receive antenna, a radome above the transmit antenna and the receive antenna, and a reflector within the radome, where a signal received by the receive antenna after a transmitted signal of the transmit antenna is reflected by the reflector offsets an intra-frequency interference signal generated because the transmitted signal of the transmit antenna is directly received by the receive antenna. As a result, according to the embodiments of the present invention, the intra-frequency interference signal of the transmit antenna to the receive antenna may be eliminated without increasing the number of antennas and a distance between antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Liu, Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 9912048
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coated radio frequency (RF) radome is provided having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a tip, and a base, wherein the RF radome is designed to transmit RF signals. A thermal barrier coating is applied to an exterior surface of the radome, wherein the thermal barrier coating has a dielectric constant of less than about 2.0, and further wherein the thermal barrier coating reduces a structure temperature of the RF radome by greater than 300 degrees Fahrenheit to enhance thermo-mechanical properties and performance of the RF radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John C. Waldrop, III, Daniel E. Driemeyer, II, Laura S. Riegel, Stanley A. Lawton
  • Patent number: 9893217
    Abstract: A radio frequency transparent photovoltaic cell includes a back contact layer formed of an electrically conductive material, at least one aperture formed in the back contact layer, and at least one photovoltaic cell section disposed on the back contact layer. An airship includes one or more radio frequency antennas disposed in an interior of the airship. One or more radio frequency transparent photovoltaic cells are disposed on an outer surface of the airship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel F. Sievenpiper, Michael Wechsberg, Fangchou Yang
  • Patent number: 9877122
    Abstract: A hearing device includes a housing having an assembly opening and a housing cap for closing the assembly opening. The hearing device also includes a signal processing unit disposed in the housing and a sealing body for sealing the housing against the ingress of contaminants. Additionally, the hearing device includes an antenna body for wireless signal transmission with a separate device. This antenna body is embedded in the sealing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Uwe Flaig
  • Patent number: 9847570
    Abstract: Novel and advantageous antennas are provided. A multi-functional antenna can morph in order to change geometrical shape and thereby change its antenna radiation characteristics. Such characteristics can include radiation pattern, bandwidth, beamwidth, operational frequency, and directivity. The antenna can therefore be multifunctional such that one single antenna can serve multiple applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Stavros Georgakopoulos, Shun Yao