With Support For Antenna, Reflector Or Director Patents (Class 343/878)
  • Patent number: 10374282
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a radio frequency (RF) connector having a connector plug electrically connected to an antenna receptacle. The connector plug has a central terminal configured for connection to a wireless transceiver, and an end of the wire antenna is inserted in the antenna receptacle. Examples of RF connectors include U.FL, IPEX, IPAX, IPX, AMC, MHF and UMCC connectors that allow the wire antenna to be removably attached to a printed circuit board (PCB) of a lighting control device and to avoid hardwiring the antenna to the PCB. The wire antenna may be made of a shape memory alloy, such as nitinol. The device that includes the antenna assembly may be incorporated into a luminaire for wireless control of the luminaire, such that the wire antenna is positioned between a light source and a diffuser. A number of such luminaires may be combined to provide an intelligent lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: John Johnson, John Peter Roquemore, III, Matthew Clement, Jose Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10199726
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide local sensor and/or external information derived proactive aiming assistance with respect to wireless nodes for facilitating desired wireless links are shown. Embodiments provide an aiming assistance user interface providing guidance with respect to properly altering the orientation of the plurality of external antennas to provide a desired wireless link. To facilitate providing aiming assistance, embodiments of a plurality of sensors, placed at the plurality of external antennas respectively, operable to provide information useful in environmental analysis for determining proactive orientation guidance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Travis Durick, Yu Yeung, Ming Pui Chong, Alex Wing Hong Chan
  • Patent number: 10113689
    Abstract: An electronic device mounting apparatus for photographing a golf swing pose includes a mounting assembly, having a first clamp having first and second gripping members pivotably coupled to a pivot pin. The first gripping member includes a first gripping groove and a first lever arm extending from the first gripping groove and the second gripping member includes a second gripping groove and a second lever arm extending from the second gripping groove. The mounting assembly further includes a second clamp having third and fourth gripping members pivotably coupled to the pivot pin. The third gripping member includes a third gripping groove and a third lever arm extending from the third gripping groove. The fourth gripping member includes a fourth gripping groove and a fourth lever arm extending from the fourth gripping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Se Hoon Oh
  • Patent number: 10096885
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a linear adjustment mechanism includes an adjustment plate, an adjustment nut, and a holding plate. The adjustment plate has an exterior-threaded section that engages with the adjustment nut, a mounting-bolt opening, and a clamping-bolt slot. The holding plate has a horizontal section having a clamping-bolt opening, a vertical section connected to the horizontal section, and an adjustment-nut opening. With (i) the adjustment nut engaged with the adjustment-nut opening and the exterior-threaded section of the adjustment plate and (ii) the clamping bolt inserted within (a) the clamping-bolt slot of the adjustment plate and (b) the clamping-bolt opening of the holding plate, (1) rotation of the adjustment nut on the exterior-threaded section of the adjustment adjusts the linear position of the adjustment plate relative to the holding plate and (2) rotation of the clamping bolt secures the linear position of the adjustment plate relative to the holding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ian Thomas Renilson, David John Walker, James Michael Jefferson
  • Patent number: 10056677
    Abstract: An antenna structure of an external antenna device includes an elongated substrate, a grounding segment, an antenna segment, a matching module, and a low-frequency extending segment, the latter four of which are disposed on the substrate. The grounding segment and the low-frequency extending segment are respectively arranged on two opposite sides of the antenna segment. The antenna segment includes a feeding portion, a high-frequency portion, and a low-frequency portion. The high-frequency portion and the low-frequency portion are electrically connected to the feeding portion and the grounding segment via the matching module. The low-frequency portion and the low-frequency extending segment each has a signal path, and a total length of the two signal paths is 0.375˜0.625 times of a wavelength corresponding to a center frequency of a low-frequency band. The low-frequency extending segment is arranged apart from and is electrically coupled to the low-frequency portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AUDEN TECHNO CORP.
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Chiang
  • Patent number: 9966649
    Abstract: In one example an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a housing for coupling a satellite dish, an elevation adjustment bolt to perform an elevation adjustment on the satellite dish, an azimuth adjustment bolt to perform an azimuth adjustment on the satellite dish, a plate for coupling one or more U-bolts coupled to the housing, the plate comprising a curved portion that sits flush along a perimeter of a pole and a movable tab member coupled to the plate to allow for a plurality of different pole mounting configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Christie
  • Patent number: 9876281
    Abstract: A system and method are for reducing the probability of detection of a Line of Sight type communication and sensor mast. The mast has an upper portion extending upwardly relatively the ground, and a lower portion closer to the ground than the upper portion. The mast at the upper portion is equipped with at least a communication or sensor element. The mast is equipped with an actuator that, based on calculated instructions, is designed to alter the elevation above ground of the mast upper portion so as to achieve an acceptable signal quality with the upper portion of the mast at the lowest possible elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Comrod AS
    Inventors: Tor Mathias Dybvik, Jan Ove Sjöberg
  • Patent number: 9803331
    Abstract: A foundation for a tower, the foundation including a main pedestal support structured to engage to a base of the tower. A floor structure surrounds and is secured to the main pedestal support. A wall structure surrounds the floor structure proximate a perimeter thereof, secured to the perimeter of the floor structure and extending upwardly from the floor structure. The main pedestal support is located generally centrally in the floor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ambor Structures, Inc.
    Inventors: Honglang Shi, Xibo Sun, Wei Jiang
  • Patent number: 9570801
    Abstract: A device for reducing interference among antennas of multiple base stations is provided, which includes an antenna module placed on a base station and configured to transmit and receive radio waves, a holding pole placed on the base station and configured to support the antenna module, a mounting bracket coupled to the antenna module and the holding pole, and a shielding apparatus placed on the holding pole or the antenna module and capable of being adjusted in directions. The device has a simple structure; it is easy to manufacture and install the device; it can be applied to the base station's antennas in network use. In addition, the device can efficiently increase isolation and reduce interferences among the antennas of the multiple base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Lijuan Zhao, Nan Shen, Zhanfu Li, Xianming Zhao
  • Patent number: 9418265
    Abstract: An RFID reader for tracking a plurality of RFID tags, the RFID reader comprising an array of multilayer antennas each multilayer antenna comprising a first coil and a second coil, the first coil being superimposed above the second coil; and an electronics unit configured to transmit a signal to and receive and process information from each multilayer antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cryogatt Systems Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Morris, James Douglas
  • Patent number: 9337545
    Abstract: Described herein are mounting plates which facilitate securing of the electrical switching device to an object. The plate mounts to an object and is configured to secure one or more electrical switching devices. The mounting plate includes a planar surface having a plurality of first through holes configured to secure an electrical switching device to a first side of the planar surface. The mounting plate further includes a bracket attached to a second side of the planar surface configured to secure the mounting plate to another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventors: David M. Lettkeman, Eric Bolze, Jason S. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9331395
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna, including: a dielectric support portion mounted to a tip of a waveguide; and a reflector bonded and fixed to the dielectric support portion. The dielectric support portion includes: an accommodating portion accommodating the reflector therein; and a fall-off preventing arrangement preventing the reflector from falling off under a state in which the reflector is accommodated in the accommodating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuki Kishino, Tsunehisa Marumoto
  • Patent number: 9325061
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna assembly in a cellular network has a radome that houses a plurality of antenna arrays and an electronics module. The electronics module has a weatherproof housing that encloses electronics for processing signals received by and transmitted from a first of the antenna arrays. The electronics module is physically removeably connected to an outer surface of the radome and electrically removeably connected to the first antenna array, such that the electronics module can be removed without (i) disrupting service to other antenna arrays and (ii) removing the antenna assembly from the cell tower on which the antenna assembly is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Commscope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John S. Rucki, Charles J. Buondelmonte, Julian R. Colapietro, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 9196955
    Abstract: There is provided an antenna device including: a finite ground plane; a feeding point; feed antenna elements arranged in a radial fashion around the feeding point at a height from the finite ground plane; a selector switch to connect a first end of a feed antenna element selected from the feed antenna elements to the feeding point; and parasitic elements arranged correspondingly to the feed antenna elements, in which a first end thereof is connected to the finite ground plane and a portion including a second end thereof is capacitively coupled with the feed antenna element corresponding thereto, wherein a first length of the parasitic element is approximately a quarter of a wavelength of a radio frequency to be used, and a length from the second end of the feed antenna element to the feeding point is shorter than the first length of the parasitic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto Higaki, Masaki Nishio, Ippei Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 9166295
    Abstract: A bowtie antenna is presented. The antenna includes a substrate with a metal layer. The bowtie-shaped dipole antenna is formed in the metal layer with two triangle elements and a gap between the two triangle elements. The bowtie-shaped antenna is shaped to receive signals in a lower portion of the UHF band. A pair of transmission lines is formed in the metal extending from the gap. At least one pair of tuning stubs is formed in the metal. The pair of tuning stubs extends from the transmission lines and is tuned to a frequency band that is different than the lower portion of the UHF band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignees: Think Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Argy Petros
  • Patent number: 9070982
    Abstract: A millimeter wave transceiver including a plate forming an interposer having its upper surface supporting an interconnection network and having its lower surface intended to be assembled on an electronic device; at least one integrated circuit chip assembled on the upper surface of the interposer; at least one antenna including at least one track formed on the upper surface of the interposer; and at least one block attached under the plate and including in front of each antenna a cavity having a metalized bottom, the distance between each antenna and the bottom being on the order of one quarter of the wavelength, taking into account the dielectric constants of the interposed materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-François Carpentier, Laurent Dussopt, Henri Sibuet
  • Patent number: 9013364
    Abstract: An electromagnetically operational micro-truss structure and methods are disclosed. A micro-truss structure comprises a grid of interlocking elements, and a metallic coating selectively coats the grid. The metallic coating is configured to resonate an electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gregoire, James H. Schaffner
  • Patent number: 9013362
    Abstract: The outdoor antenna includes multiple directors located respectively on a main rod and two assistant rods, and an inner-swing arm and an outer-swing arm fixed on the main rod and coupled with two ends of the assistant rods. When the inner-swing arm and the outer-swing arm are expanded, the assistant rods are fixed on two sides of the main rod; when the inner-swing arm and the outer-swing arm are folded, the assistant rods are positioned in parallel with the main rod. In use, the inner-swing arm and the outer-swing arm are expanded to allow the assistant rods to move toward the two sides of the main rod and maintain in a certain spatial distance to receive as many radio signals as possible. During transportation and storage, the assistant rods can lean against two sides of the main rod, so that occupied space is reduced to achieve usability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kendy Yang
  • Patent number: 8970446
    Abstract: An electronic device may have magnetically mounted antenna structures. The electronic device may have a dielectric member against which one or more antennas are mounted. The dielectric member may be a cover glass layer that covers a display in the electronic device, a dielectric antenna window, or other dielectric structure. Each antenna may have an antenna support structure. Conductive antenna structures for the antenna may be mounted to the antenna support structure. The antennas may be cavity-backed planar inverted-F antennas. Portions of each antenna support structure may be configured to receive magnets. The magnets may be attracted towards ferromagnetic structures mounted on the dielectric member. As the magnets are attracted towards the ferromagnetic structure, the antennas may be held in place against the dielectric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mattia Pascolini, Jerzy Guterman, Jonathan Haylock, Jiang Zhu, Peter Jeziorek
  • Publication number: 20150054694
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a feed end, a first ground end, a first antenna, a second ground end, a second antenna, and a holder. The first antenna is connected to the feed end and the first ground end. The second antenna is a parasitic antenna, the second antenna is connected to the second ground end, and is opposite to the first antenna. The holder is connected between the first antenna and a second antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: JIN-BO CHEN, CHO-KANG HSU
  • Patent number: 8965276
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an antenna for transmitting RF radiation and being structured to enable the distribution of RF energy emitted therefrom to be varied in the vertical plane. The apparatus comprises a generator for generating an RF signal and to pass the signal to the antenna, and a controller arranged to control the distribution of RF energy emitted from the antenna in the vertical plane in response to positional information about an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Allen-Vanguard Corporation
    Inventors: David Charles Bongfeldt, Niclas Lewis, Trevor Noel Yensen
  • Patent number: 8952862
    Abstract: The panel type antenna includes a flat conductive mount including at least one orifice, at least one radiating element including a base mounted beneath a dipole and a device for coupling and fixing the radiating element to the support. The device for coupling and fixing the radiating element, comprising a base mounted beneath a dipole, on the support with a dielectric part including a base with a dimension greater than the orifice in the support, at least one rod joined with the base and extending in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the base through the orifice of the support adapted for the insertion of the rod, at least one protuberance built into the end of the rod able to cooperate with the radiating element to hold it in place. The device includes a dielectric layer between the radiating element and the conductive mount to avoid direct contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Gérard Jacob, Olivier Portier
  • Patent number: 8948694
    Abstract: A shielding article is provided, for shielding a device enabled for proximity-based communications, for example, NFC-enabled devices. The shielding article comprises a shielding component configured to prevent operation of an antenna of the device used for conducting proximity-based communications, without preventing operation of at least one other antenna of the device when the shielding component is aligned with the antenna used for conducting proximity-based communications. The shielding article may be separate from, or included in an accessory or carrying article and may be fixed or detachably coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Blackberry Limited, Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Nevine Maurice Nassif Ebeid, Yevgeny Bondar, Shirook M. Ali
  • Patent number: 8941554
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an anti-backlash component. In one embodiment, the anti-backlash component includes a housing, the housing comprising a first threaded opening and a second opening, a bolt coupled to the housing through the first threaded opening and the second opening, the bolt comprising a spherical end, a nut coupled to the bolt and an exterior side of the second opening of the housing and a socket coupled to the spherical end of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pro Band International, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Christie
  • Patent number: 8933846
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is capable of transforming into first and second states, and is equipped with an antenna disposed such that in the first state the antenna is near a magnetic field-shielding part and communication is not possible and in the second state the antenna is separated from the magnetic field-shielding part and communication is possible. This portable electronic device is equipped with: an operation-unit-side chassis; a display-unit-side chassis; a connecting part that connects the operation-unit-side chassis and the display-unit-side chassis such that transformation to the first state and to the second state are possible; a magnetic field-shielding part disposed in the operation-unit-side chassis; and an antenna that is disposed in the display-unit-side chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hikaru Nekozuka
  • Publication number: 20150002365
    Abstract: A holder is provided for holding an electrical component on a circuit board having a lead hole. The holder includes a body having a base for holding the electrical component and a connection member for mounting the body to the circuit board. The base includes a lead opening that is configured to hold a solder lead of the electrical component therein. The connection member extends from the base and is configured to mechanically connect to the circuit board such that the base holds an end of the solder lead of the electrical component within the lead hole of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew E. Mostoller, Jeffrey W. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8922456
    Abstract: A deployable antenna which has a larger aperture diameter by four-side links provided in at least three stages and which includes: six deployment link mechanisms (20) arranged radially from a central shaft so as to support an outer edge portion of a flexible reflector mirror surface; and one deployment driving mechanism (30) arranged at a lower portion of a center of arrangement of the six deployment link mechanisms, for unfolding the six deployment link mechanisms. Each of the six deployment link mechanisms includes a first four-side link (5), a second four-side link (6), and a third four-side link (7) arranged in an order from a position of the central shaft, around which the six deployment link mechanisms are arranged, toward an outer side of the each of the six deployment link mechanisms so that the each of the six deployment link mechanisms is structured to be foldable in three stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems, Ltd., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Minoru Tabata, Kiyoshi Fujii, Kyoji Shintate, Satoru Ozawa
  • Patent number: 8907862
    Abstract: Described herein are mounting plates which facilitate securing of the electrical switching device to an object. The plate mounts to an object and is configured to secure one or more electrical switching devices. The mounting plate includes a planar surface having a plurality of first through holes configured to secure an electrical switching device to a first side of the planar surface. The mounting plate further includes a bracket attached to a second side of the planar surface configured to secure the mounting plate to another object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dish Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: David M. Lettkeman
  • Publication number: 20140347245
    Abstract: Provided are: an antenna, which makes it easy to change the design of a wireless communication apparatus having the antenna mounted thereon; and a wireless module. The antenna is provided with: an antenna component (130), which is mounted on one surface of a module substrate (110); and an adjustment component (140), which is disposed at a position facing the antenna component (130), said position being on the other surface of the module substrate (110), and which adjusts antenna performance of the antenna component (130). A wireless module (100) can adjust, without changing the whole wireless module (100), characteristics of the antenna component (130) by changing the adjustment component (140) disposed on the module substrate (110).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Suguru Fujita, Ryosuke Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 8890766
    Abstract: Low-profile antenna systems are provided including a ground plane; an upper antenna element parallel to and spaced apart from the ground plane; at least one vertical plate configured to vertically connect the upper antenna element and the ground plane; first and second metallic wings each connected at one end to respective sides of the at least one vertical plate and spaced apart from both the ground plane and the upper antenna element; an electrically floating plate on a same plane as the upper antenna element and spaced apart from the upper antenna element to provide a gap therebetween; and a metallic feed plate parallel to and between the upper antenna element and the ground plane and extending beneath the gap between the electrically floating plate and the upper antenna element. Related wireless communications devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Minh-Chau Huynh
  • Patent number: 8878733
    Abstract: A holding device for holding test antennas includes a base, a sliding plate, a holding pole, and a support block. The sliding plate is slidably mounted on the base. The holding pole is fixed on the sliding plate, and a length of the holding pole is adjustable. The support block is fixed on the holding pole and configured for receiving the test antennas. The holding pole and the sliding plate change a position of the support block along a first axis and a second axis, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Lian He, Yong-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8878734
    Abstract: An antenna support structure for a remote vehicle comprises a tubular mast configured to demonstrate a non-linear response to radial force. The mast is rigid and configured to hold an antenna approximately perpendicular to a base of the mast at equilibrium during operation of the remote vehicle and elastically buckle in response to a predetermined radial force on the antenna. The support structure is also configured to return to equilibrium once the predetermined radial force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventor: Eddie Williams
  • Patent number: 8880132
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that can prevent radiation performance deterioration of an antenna is provided. The mobile terminal includes a circuit board in which an antenna and one or more key buttons are mounted, a housing mounted on the antenna and the circuit board, and a case for enclosing a periphery of the one or more key buttons and having a plurality of openings according to the quantity of the key buttons, wherein an antenna adjacent opening among the plurality of openings is extended through a slot toward an edge of the case to embody a loop antenna. Therefore, radiation deterioration of an antenna due to a case can be prevented. In addition, production costs can be minimized, and a desired external appearance of the mobile terminal is not compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh Yong Kwon, Jeon Il Lee
  • Publication number: 20140320362
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to broadband polarization diversity antennas. In one aspect, a polarization diversity antenna includes a baseboard with a baseboard-feed line located on a first surface. The baseboard-feed line includes a serpentine meander-line portion. The antenna also includes an antenna-array board with two or more antenna elements arranged in a series. The antenna-array board is attached to the first surface with the serpentine meander-line portion located between an edge of the antenna-array board and the baseboard. Each antenna element is connected to the serpentine meander-line portion via an antenna-feed line located on the antenna-array board. The antenna array provides two dimensional polarization broadcasting and receiving of electromagnetic radiation. In another aspect, a notch antenna is formed on an opposing second surface of the baseboard opposite the antenna-array board in order to provide three-dimensional polarization broadcasting and receiver of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Farfield Co.
    Inventor: Sheng Yeng Peng
  • Patent number: 8872710
    Abstract: A satellite dish heating system is installed on the rear side of a residential or commercial satellite dish to generate enough heat to keep the front face of a satellite dish reflector and the extension arm leading to the Lnbf warm enough to defrost the dish and arm during winter weather conditions including snow, ice, frost and ice fog, which interfere with satellite dish reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Blair Wallace
  • Publication number: 20140300527
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an antenna for a wireless communication device, including a radiator including a first fixing segment, and a first connecting unit including a first fixture unit and a second fixture unit for holding the first fixing segment such that the radiator is electrically connect to a circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Shao-Chin Lo, Cheng-Hao Kuo
  • Patent number: 8842053
    Abstract: An electrically-shortened Yagi antenna includes a boom, a first electrically-shortened end element mounted on the boom, a second electrically-shortened end element mounted on the boom; and an electrically-shortened driven element mounted on the boom and electrically shortened less than the first and second electrically-shortened end elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fluidmotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton B. Curtiss, Michael E. Mertel
  • Publication number: 20140266969
    Abstract: A support apparatus for an inflatable communications antenna system includes a case the size of airline carry-on luggage that is dimensioned to store a deflated antenna and its accompanying power, control and inflation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: William R. Clayton, Paul A. Gierow
  • Patent number: 8837148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for supporting, housing and cooling radiant modules (2) of an antenna, comprising a plate (3) for cooling said radiant modules (2) that can be fixed to means for supporting said antenna, said plate (3) having an upper surface and a lower surface; characterized in that it comprises a plurality of projecting guides (5) provided at least on one of said surfaces of said plate (3), so that each pair of said projecting guides (5) adjacent with surface on which are provided realize housing seats (6), in each one of which one of said radiant modules (2) is introduced; and pressing means (7, 15, 16, 17), integrated with said projecting guides (5), apt exerting a pressure on said radiant modules (2) so as to obtain a substantially uniform coupling between each of them and the surface of said plate (3) on which said projecting guides (5) are provided. The invention further relates to an array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Selex Sistemi Integrati S.p.A. P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Giovannelli, Francesca Masala
  • Patent number: 8836607
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for enabling installation of antennas in a cost effective and efficient manner. The methods and systems disclosed herein provide a hollow pole and an elevating mechanism, wherein the elevating mechanism can be used to position antenna equipment located in one or more capsules attached to the elevating mechanism. The antenna equipment may be attached to a removable power source located in the capsule or to a non-removable power source located at the base of the hollow pole. Additionally, the antenna equipment may also be attached to communications equipment adapted to communicate with one or more communications networks. In an embodiment disclosed herein, the capsules may be adapted to rotate around a one or more axis in response to received commands and/or in accordance with instructions stored on a memory module attached to the capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 8823600
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of an antenna assembly mountable to an antenna mount having a contact, generally includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and a contact assembly configured to provide a solderless connection between at least one antenna element of the PCB and the contact when the antenna assembly is mounted to the antenna mount. Another exemplary embodiment of an antenna assembly generally includes a base and a housing configured to be coupled to the base such that an interior enclosure is cooperatively defined by the housing and base. The interior enclosure is configured for receiving a PCB and being sealed to thereby inhibit the ingress of water into the interior enclosure. One or more electrical grounding taps are configured for establishing at least a portion of an electrically-conductive grounding pathway from outside of or external to the interior enclosure and which extends into the interior enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad M. Swais, Robert K. Antonio
  • Publication number: 20140240194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a small-cell antenna arrangement. The antenna arrangement comprises an antenna mounting unit and an active antenna element. The antenna mounting unit is arranged with fastening means from which the active antenna element is detachable. Further, the antenna mounting unit is arranged with a signalling interface via which signals are arranged to be transferred between the active antenna element and a remotely located base station with which the antenna arrangement communicates. Moreover, the antenna mounting unit is arranged with an interface via which the active antenna element is powered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Elmar Trojer, Miguel Berg, Per-Erik Eriksson, Chenguang Lu, Olof V. Tidblad
  • Patent number: 8810473
    Abstract: A non-penetrating antenna mounting system is provided. The system includes a frame, an antenna, and an airfoil. The frame is configured to retain ballast to secure the frame to a surface of a structure without penetrating the surface of the structure. The antenna is mounted on the frame. The airfoil is mounted on the frame and is oriented relative to the frame to impart a downforce on the frame when exposed to wind. The airfoil can be rotatably mounted on the frame. The system can also include a wind vane mounted to the airfoil, with the wind vane and the airfoil being configured to turn into the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jason Fruh
  • Patent number: 8803743
    Abstract: A portable electronic device which can be changed between a first state and a second state includes an antenna that forms a loop in the first state and does not form the loop in the second state. A mobile telephone includes an operation unit-side casing, a display unit-side casing, a linking part which links the operation unit-side casing and the display unit-side casing; and a loop antenna. The loop antenna includes a first part disposed at the operation unit-side casing; a second part disposed at the display unit-side casing; a contacting part disposed at the operation unit-side casing; and a contacted part disposed at the display unit-side casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Hikaru Nekozuka
  • Patent number: 8803759
    Abstract: A phased array RADAR aperture assembly is formed of a plurality of support trusses arranged parallel to each other and supporting a plurality of RADAR modular aperture sections. Each of the RADAR modular aperture sections includes a modular column extending the length of the RADAR modular aperture sections and supporting the RADAR modular aperture section, wherein each of the modular column is configured to connect to a modular column of another RADAR modular aperture section in an end-to-end connection, wherein the end-to-end connection is made on the top surface of one of the plurality of support trusses and aligns two adjacent RADAR modular aperture sections with respect to each other and forms a seamless joint between the two adjacent RADAR modular aperture sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Marc T. Angelucci
  • Patent number: 8797228
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism of adjusting an angle of an antenna module is disclosed in the present invention. The adjusting mechanism includes a base, a supporter pivotally connected to the base for supporting the antenna module, a connecting component pivoting to the supporter, and a jointing component disposed on the base and slidably inserting into a slot on the connecting component. The connecting component is for pivoting to the supporter and sliding relative to the jointing component along a direction of the slot simultaneously, so as to adjust an angle between the supporter and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, Ming-Chan Lee, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Wei-Te Chien
  • Patent number: 8794578
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism for adjusting rotary angle is disclosed in the present invention. The adjusting mechanism includes a bracket. The bracket includes a base, a first supporting portion disposed on a first lateral side of the base, and a second supporting portion disposed on a second lateral side of the base. A pivot hole is formed on the first supporting portion. The adjusting mechanism further includes a clamp disposed by a side of the base and located in a position corresponding to the first and the second supporting portion. The adjusting mechanism further includes at least one bridging component connecting to a lateral surface of the clamp, and a pivoting component. A pivot hole is formed on the bridging component. The pivoting component passes through the pivot holes on the first supporting portion and the bridging component, so as to pivot the first supporting portion relative to the bridging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Lan-Chun Yang, Ming-Chan Lee, Wei-Te Chien
  • Publication number: 20140203994
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a support body and an antenna body. The support body has a flat support surface and a support surface that extends obliquely upward from one side of the support surface. The antenna body is attached to the support surface while being bent along the support surface of the support body. The antenna body is constituted by a dielectric film, a pair of electrodes and a semiconductor device. The pair of electrodes is formed on a main surface of the dielectric film, and the semiconductor device is mounted on the end of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki HODONO, Masami INOUE, Mitsuru HONJO
  • Patent number: 8780008
    Abstract: An antenna mount including first, second, and third plates is disclosed. A first plate is attached to a second plate to form a plate assembly. When attached, a planar surface of the first plate contacts a surface of the second plate. The second plate may include a stiffening structure. The first plate includes a flange that is oriented parallel to and extending in the same direction as one or more members of the second plate. The flange and the members are positioned to abut opposing surfaces of a mounting base. The third plate includes a planar section and a mounting surface connected to the planar section. The third plate is attached to the plate assembly such that the mounting base is clamped between the third plate and the plate structure. The mounting surface is configured to receive a mounting device of an antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dish Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: David M. Lettkeman, Eric Boize, Jason S. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8760361
    Abstract: A polarization adjustment assembly for a reflector antenna is provided with a radio bracket with a mounting flange. The mounting flange is coupled to a hub provided with a stop portion. Fasteners couple the radio bracket to the hub via slots in the mounting flange, rotatable with respect to the hub within the extents of the slots. An adjustment bolt passes through a boss coupled to the mounting flange. The adjustment bolt abuts the stop portion, whereby longitudinal displacement of the adjustment bolt with respect to the boss rotates the radio bracket with respect to the hub. Alternatively, the positions of the boss and stop portion on the mounting flange and hub may be exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lewry, Junaid Syed, Keith Tappin, Chris Hills