Pivoted Or Rotatable Patents (Class 343/882)
  • Patent number: 10957967
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to support structures for transportation systems. In some embodiments, the support structure comprises a self-supporting arch assembly. The self-supporting arch assembly can be configured to support one or more devices in a transportation system, such as an antenna assembly configured to communicate with a train. In other embodiments, the support structure can comprise a hinged mast assembly comprising a hinge assembly and mast coupled to the hinge assembly. A device, such as an antenna assembly can be disposed at a distal portion of the mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AECOM
    Inventors: Daniel Smith, Neil Sampson, Sebastien Perrotin, David Munyaka, Liam Thomas, Robert John Bradley
  • Patent number: 10784560
    Abstract: An after-market antenna for a vehicle includes an elongated body having a top end, a bottom end, and at least one peripheral side. The bottom end terminates with an axial bore extending partially through the body and adapted to receive an antenna wire within. The axial bore includes threads at the bottom end of the body that extend upward at least partially through the axial bore for receiving a conductive threaded shaft that projects out of the axial bore and that is adapted for screwing into a threaded antenna aperture of the vehicle. A first groove is formed around the body and has a back wall that is substantially circular in cross-section except for two opposing parallel sides adapted for contacting two opposing sides of a wrench that has a thickness that is smaller than a width of the first groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Enrique J. Baiz, Osvaldo Izquierdo
  • Patent number: 10697582
    Abstract: The invention is a mounting bracket particularly suited for mounting monitoring equipment in underground mines. The mounting bracket comprises a wall mounting plate and a levelling bracket removably attachable to the wall mounting plate. A first hinge member on one of the wall mounting plate or the levelling bracket and a second hinge member on the other of the wall mounting plate or the levelling bracket together form a hinge that engages between the wall mounting plate and the levelling bracket allowing the levelling bracket to be swung down to reduce it's profile or to be removed entirely. A locking screw locks the hinge to prevent hinged movement between the levelling bracket and the wall mounting plate when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GroundProbe Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Lachlan Campbell, Ben Guymer, Benny Chen
  • Patent number: 10601527
    Abstract: A failures detection system (1) of a plurality of transmitting antennas of television and/or radio signals. The system includes a power divider splitting a television and/or radio signal (STV) to a plurality and antennas, and a plurality of directional couplers and of signal concentrators that send a multiplexed signal containing information on the SWR, power, and environmental parameters to a processing module (22) configured to process the multiplexed signal generating diagnostics and warning signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DAC System SA
    Inventors: Pietro Casati, Angelo Brustia
  • Patent number: 10553941
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards an antenna mount that is configured with a self-plumbing mast for simplified peaking. The mounting system includes an elevation alignment joint that includes a first member and a second member, which are configured to rotate about a central axis and can be locked into a fixed rotation. A plumb is connected to the first member and an antenna mounting support is connected to the second member such that the antenna position is maintained at an elevation identified on the first member when in the fixed rotation. The mounting system also includes a base assembly that is configured to hold the elevation alignment joint such that the plumb weight self-orients in a vertical, plumb position with the antenna at the desired elevation. The base assembly also includes a compass for aligning the azimuth of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Langer
  • Patent number: 10412865
    Abstract: A vehicle electric apparatus installed in an extra-cabin space in a vehicle includes an electric circuit unit and a metal housing. The electric circuit unit includes a switching unit configured to switch a direct-current voltage. The metal housing houses the electric circuit unit. The metal housing includes multiple housing parts, and adjacent housing parts out of the multiple housing parts are secured to one another at multiple securing positions with respective bar-shaped securing members. An axial direction of at least one bar-shaped securing member out of the bar-shaped securing members used for at least one securing position out of the multiple securing positions is set so as to orient toward an outside of a cabin an emission direction of an electromagnetic wave from the electric circuit unit through the at least one bar-shaped securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Miyao
  • Patent number: 10397667
    Abstract: A mobile communication device consistent with the present disclosure may automatically fold itself in order to reorient an antenna within the device housing. This reorientation may result in changes in antenna power efficiency and/or signal strength. As another example, the same or a similar device may automatically fold itself such that an onboard camera fixed to the device may be dynamically reoriented to, e.g., track a subject, record a panoramic image or video, account for motion of a subject or of the device, etc. The automatic self-folding nature of these or other devices is particularly advantageous in that it does not require manual manipulation by a user. Folding may be performed by inducing a torque about a pivot axis using one or more torque mechanisms (e.g., motors).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thorsten Clevorn
  • Patent number: 10396454
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards an antenna mount that is configured with a self-plumbing mast for simplified peaking. The mounting system includes an elevation alignment joint that includes a first member and a second member, which are configured to rotate about a central axis and can be locked into a fixed rotation. A plumb is connected to the first member and an antenna mounting support is connected to the second member such that the antenna position is maintained at an elevation identified on the first member when in the fixed rotation. The mounting system also includes a base assembly that is configured to hold the elevation alignment joint such that the plumb weight self-orients in a vertical, plumb position with the antenna at the desired elevation. The base assembly also includes a compass for aligning the azimuth of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Langer
  • Patent number: 10396425
    Abstract: A radio frequency assembly (100) is described. The radio frequency assembly (100) comprises a radio frequency unit (102) comprising at least one unit connection member (110, 112) and at least one antenna (168), a bracket (104) comprising at least one bracket connection member (114, 116), and, at least one fastening member (108, 170). At least one of said at least one unit connection member (110, 112) and said at least one bracket connection member (114, 116) is curved. Each unit connection member (110, 112) is configured to be connectable to a respective bracket connection member (114, 116) with use of the fastening member (108, 170).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fredrik Ohlsson, Peter Ekholm, Joakim Hoppe, Andrea Putaggio
  • Patent number: 10329785
    Abstract: A device and method of determining proper positioning of lifeguard stations at a swimming pool to minimize the risk of bather drowning. The method includes: positioning submersible devices or other objects at the bottom of a swimming pool according to an established grid or pattern; imaging the devices from different locations and different heights at the same locations; analyzing the images to determine the position and height of the locations which provide the best sightlines of the swimming pool from the surface of the water to the bottom of the pool shell; and positioning the lifeguard stations at the position and height of the locations determined by analyzing the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Maria Bella, Bret W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10249958
    Abstract: A dish antenna is provided. The dish antenna includes a dish, a bracket, a supporter and a receiver. The bracket is connected to the dish. The supporter is connected to the bracket. The receiver is connected to the supporter and corresponding to the dish. The bracket includes a base, a first wing plate, a second wing plate and a plurality of fastening portions. The base faces the dish. The bracket is affixed to the dish through the fastening portions. The first wing plate is disposed on a first side of the base. The second wing plate is disposed on a second side of the base. The first side is opposite to the second side. The first wing plate, the second wing plate and the fastening portions are integrally formed with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Lan-Chun Yang, Chun-Wei Wang, Shun-Chung Kuo, San-Yi Kuo
  • Patent number: 10079424
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for an antenna positioning apparatus, which includes a multiple-assembly positioner for adjusting a positioning angle about a positioning axis. The multiple-assembly positioner has two or more positioning assemblies that are coupled in series between a base structure and a positioning structure. Positioning assemblies can be individually selected based on various criteria, such as cost, complexity, angular range, and other performance, and be configured to work together to provide a desired range of adjustment to the positioning angle while simultaneously meeting precision requirements. In one example, a positioning assembly can include a shaft with an eccentric portion, which is rotated in order to provide the adjustment. A method is described where a first positioning assembly can be actuated to a first initial position, and then held, such that a second positioning assembly can be actuated to provide a selected antenna positioning angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus Dylan Oxford, Kurt A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9733797
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Patent number: 9666952
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a wireless module, a module substrate, and a metal plate. The wireless module includes an antenna element that operates in a millimeter wave band. The module substrate is a multi-layer wiring module substrate on which the wireless module is mounted. The metal plate has a length of 1/10 or more of an operation wavelength and is positioned in a vertical direction relative to a plane surface of the antenna element and in a predetermined distance from the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suguru Fujita, Yuichi Kashino, Maki Nakamura, Kentaro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9660328
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a remote radio head, in one embodiment, comprising a body configured to hold the remote radio head and a mounting system to detachably couple the body to an antenna housing. The mounting system configured to facilitate alignment of the remote radio head ports with the antenna ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Werner Wild
  • Patent number: 9478845
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting a directional antenna (10) in an adjustable inclined position to an approximately vertical supporting member (11) comprises a separate upper antenna bracket (12) and a separate lower antenna bracket (12). The two antenna brackets (12) are formed equal to each other and each comprises a first mounting member (13), intended to be mounted to the antenna (10), and a second mounting member (14), intended to be mounted to the supporting member (11). The two mounting members (13, 14) are connected to each other by an intermediate connection (15, 16) which is arranged to permit the two mounting members (13, 14) to be moved a limited distance in an approximately horizontal direction towards or away from each other and to become fixed in adjusted positions relatively to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Cue Dee AB
    Inventors: Jan-Olof Hemmervall, Karl Martin Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 9437918
    Abstract: An antenna mounting bracket with adjustable azimuth settings and a method and medium for using the antenna mounting bracket are provided. The antenna mounting bracket includes a fixed bracket assembly coupled to a support structure, and a movable bracket assembly to which an antenna is mounted. The movable bracket assembly is rotatably coupled to the fixed bracket assembly by a pivot rod. Locking pins associated with the fixed bracket assembly can be used to reversibly secure the movable bracket assembly at a certain azimuth. A gearbox assembly associated with the movable bracket assembly can be actuated to angularly rotate the movable bracket assembly a predetermined number of degrees relative to the pivot rod when the movable bracket assembly is not secured to the fixed bracket assembly by the locking pins. Rotation of the movable bracket assembly causes the mounted antenna to angularly rotate to a new azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Bales, Noel M. Hansen, Greg Nohalty, Maneesh Gauba
  • Patent number: 9362610
    Abstract: An antenna mounting system includes an antenna mount and a track. An antenna is secured in the antenna mount and the antenna mount is secured to a track. The track is secured to a structure or vehicle and allows for multiple positioning of the antenna on the structure or vehicle. The antenna mount has multiple, standardized studs attached to the bottom surface of the antenna mount which allows the antenna mount to be secured to the track. One or more antennas may be secured to the structure or vehicle with one or more antenna mounts on one or more tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Chinn
  • Patent number: 9246207
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for automatically aiming an antenna to communicate with a remote broadband wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Anthony H. Smith, Lonnie D. Bentley, Michael D. Kane, Raymond A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9228370
    Abstract: A tilt-down tower is configured to rotate downward to avoid damage in extreme weather. The tilt-down tower includes a base plate attached to a plurality of base vertical supports. A lower mast is rotationally coupled to the a plurality of base vertical supports with a lower mast pivot rod such that the lower mast rotates about the lower mast pivot rod. The lower mast is mechanically coupled to a lower mast winch line bracket. An upper mast is attached to the lower mast and configured to accommodate a wind turbine. A ladder is immediately adjacent to the base plate and the a plurality of base vertical supports. A winch is attached to the ladder and configured to accommodate a winch line. The winch line is attached to the lower mast winch line bracket and released such that the lower mast and upper mast rotate toward the ground in order to hold the upper mast below the lower mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony Peter Boniface
  • Patent number: 9189032
    Abstract: A rotary mechanism includes a base, a supporting component, a bridging component, a guiding component and a shaft. The base includes a guiding structure. The guiding structure includes a first area, a curvature of the first area is increased from a front end to a rear end of the first area. The bridging component includes a pivot hole and a guiding slot. The guiding component passes through the base and is movably disposed inside the guiding structure. Two ends of the guiding component are respectively disposed on the supporting component and the pivot hole, and the supporting component can rotate relative to the bridging component via the guiding component. The shaft passes through the base and is movably disposed inside the guiding slot. The guiding component moves along the guiding structure, and the supporting component can rotate relative to the base via the bridging component and the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Shan-Wei Jheng
  • Patent number: 9172137
    Abstract: An adjusting mechanism includes a supporter, a foundation and a clamper. The supporter includes a base, and a supporting component pivotably disposed on the base along a first axial direction. An open hole is formed on a bottom of the base, and the base includes a fixing portion. The foundation is pivotably disposed on the base. A conjunction portion is disposed on a surface of the foundation, and the fixing portion is connected to the conjunction portion for preventing the base from rotating relative to the foundation. The clamper is fixed on the foundation for piercing through the open hole and partly positioning between the base and the supporting component. The clamper includes a body for clamping a tube, and two connecting parts disposed on a lateral surface of the body. A direction of each connecting part is parallel to a second axial direction perpendicular to the first axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chan Lee, Lan-Chun Yang, Hung-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9035839
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to diversity receive systems and methods. An antenna system may comprise a reflector and a plurality of feed antennas configured to receive a wireless signal from a common source with directional diversity. A receive system may comprise such antenna system in combination with a plurality of receivers and/or demodulators, and in combination with a combiner and/or controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TROLL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julian Scott, Jeff Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20150116160
    Abstract: An antenna includes a telescopic antenna and an antenna jacket, where the telescopic antenna extends from a side opening and an exposed part of the telescopic antenna is configured to rotate outside the antenna jacket. The antenna and any one or more antennas of a GPS antenna, a Wi-Fi antenna, and a diversity antenna form a combination antenna. The GPS antenna and other antennas are disposed in an area adjacent to the antenna jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Huanqu Huang, Dong Yu
  • Publication number: 20150102966
    Abstract: A two-shaft hinge antenna comprises a major conductor, a first rotating element and a second rotating element. The stretching arms on both sides of the major conductor are assembled to the first rotating element and the second rotating element, respectively. The first rotating element further comprises a torque device and a first vice conductor, and the second rotating element further comprises a signal feeding line, a connection device, and a second vice conductor. The signal feeding line is electrically connected to the connection device and the second vice conductor, by which a high frequency signal can be passed to the major conductor, and then passed to the torque device on the other side and the first vice conductor. The aforementioned configuration is utilized to form an antenna loop. In addition, the configuration of this antenna can be applied to a foldable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Advanced-Connetek Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Wen CHIU, Fu-Ren HSIAO, Chih-Fan CHEN, Pei-Feng WU
  • Patent number: 9000988
    Abstract: A field device includes a housing having at least an antenna receiving bore. Field device electronics are disposed within the housing and include wireless communication circuitry configured to communicate wireless process information. An antenna assembly includes an antenna base engaged within the antenna receiving bore of the housing. The antenna assembly including an antenna operably coupled to the wireless communication circuitry. The antenna assembly is rotatable within the bore by an amount less than one full rotation, and rotation of the antenna assembly varies orientation of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventor: Chad M McGuire
  • Patent number: 8989289
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting three distinct electromagnetic signals on a same frequency are provided. One or more transmitting devices transmit a first data signal and an inverse of the first data signal in two orthogonal linear polarities of an antenna maintaining their inverted phase relationship and a same amplitude as propagated. Transmitting devices also transmit a second data signal in a linear polarity with a 45 degree rotation around the transmit axis of the first data signal. Transmitting devices also transmit a third data signal in linear polarity orthogonal to the second data signal and consequently 315 degree rotation around the transmit axis from the first data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Nigel Iain Stuart Macrae
  • Patent number: 8988307
    Abstract: A remote antenna deployment latch is disclosed. The remote antenna deployment latch includes a latch assembly having a latch pin movable to alternately secure an antenna in, and release the antenna from, a deployed position. The remote antenna deployment latch also includes an azimuth pin movable to alternately lock and unlock rotation of the antenna about an azimuth axis. In addition, the remote antenna deployment latch includes a remote control assembly operably coupled to the latch pin and the azimuth pin to simultaneously secure the antenna in the deployed position and unlock rotation of the antenna about the azimuth axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Ryan Carley, Timothy R. Hebert, Michael Mcfeeters, Joseph R. Frassa
  • Patent number: 8910432
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate a method and apparatus for a tower structure. In one embodiment, the tower structure comprises a first base plate comprising a first hinge device, a first structural section having a first side and a second side, the first structural section coupled to a second base plate comprising a second hinge device, a second structural section coupled to the first structural section, and an aerial component coupled to the second structural section, wherein the first structural section is rotatable relative to the first base plate in a first rotational axis, the second structural section is rotatable relative to the first structural section in a second rotational axis, and at least a portion of the second structural section is received in a channel formed in the first side of the first structural section when the first structural section and the second structural section are substantially parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Electro Mechanical Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fallon M. Egan, Claudio J. Gutierrez, Christoval Sanchez, Patrick M. Weisbrod
  • Patent number: 8896497
    Abstract: An antenna mount for mounting radio antennas on a communications tower is described. The antenna mount includes a ring structure that encircles the tower and includes a channel disposed about its outer perimeter. The channel is configured to receive a plurality of antenna carriages upon which antennas are mounted on a first end. A second end of the antenna carriage is disposed in the channel and is slideably movable along the length of the channel about the perimeter of the ring structure. The antenna is thus aimable in any desired azimuthal direction by moving the antenna along the ring structure. Bands for communication of data, power, control signaling, and propulsion of the antenna carriages about the ring structure are disposed in the channel. The ring structure may include a junction that allows reorientation of antennas with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas David Caola Kullman, Andrew Mark Wurtenberger
  • Patent number: 8890756
    Abstract: A multi-point driving device is provided for a general-purpose base station antenna and includes a fixed member, at least three direction-changeable connectors, a rigid base station antenna, and at least one linear actuator. The fixed member is coupled to an end of at least one direction-changeable connector, which provides a function of direction change. Each direction-changeable connector has an opposite end coupled to a surface of the base station antenna. The linear actuator has an end coupled to the fixed member and an opposite end carrying an operation rod coupled to an end of the direction-changeable connectors that is not mounted to the fixed member and the base station antenna, whereby a direction-changeable structure of at least three points is formed between the base station antenna and the fixed member for changing direction in at least one orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gemintek Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chang Tsai, Jong-Hsi Huang
  • Patent number: 8866695
    Abstract: An antenna mount is provided with a pivot base and a pivot saddle rotatably coupled to the pivot base by a pivot connection and at least one pivot arm connection. The pivot connection is provided with dual opposing conical countersunk head pivot connection bolts seated within conical countersunk pivot connection bolt holes of the pivot saddle, the conical countersunk head pivot connection bolts extending through the conical countersunk pivot connection bolt holes of the pivot saddle to couple with the pivot base about a pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Ian Thomas Renilson, Matthew R Lewry, James Michael Jefferson
  • 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
    Applicant: RALINK TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Shao-Chin Lo, Cheng-Hao Kuo
  • Patent number: 8847845
    Abstract: A mount for a movable sensor on a support structure is provided. The sensor is alignable with a sensor target. The mount includes at least two mutually spaced sensor-based bearings, at least two mutually spaced support-structure-based bearings, at least two longitudinally adjustable actuator units arranged between an associated sensor-based bearing and an associated support-structure-based bearing, and a center bearing that is configured to pivotably support the sensor on the support structure about a kinematic center point on at least two spatial axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Ahring, Horst Christof
  • Patent number: 8836597
    Abstract: An antenna radome assembly has a radome base and an annular stationary bearing plate attached to and spaced from the radome base. A rotary joint has a fixed portion attached to the stationary bearing plate and a rotating portion extending through a central opening of the stationary bearing plate. A rotating platform is attached to the rotating portion of the rotary joint. The rotating platform includes a circular recess extending into the rotating platform from a first side. The stationary bearing plate is disposed completely within the circular recess. An annular bearing assembly is disposed within the circular recess between the rotating platform and the stationary bearing plate. The bearing assembly is in contact with the rotating platform and the stationary bearing plate, and the rotating platform rotates with respect to the stationary bearing plate and the radome base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Paul J. Vizzio, David J. Bamford, Douglas A. Sasko
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8800219
    Abstract: An antenna tower is provided having one or more antennae at the removed end thereof, which tower is configured for ease of maintenance of the antenna by a serviceman standing on the ground and servicing the antenna. Applicants' antenna tower includes a fixed vertical base or mast tube, fixed to the ground and having a removed end. At or near the removed end of the base tube, a swing tube is pivotally attached. The swing tube has a first end removably coupled to a near end of the base tube, and a removed end extending beyond the removed end of the base tube. Attached to the removed end of the swing tube is a pivotally mounted configured member or pivot tube. The pivotally mounted elongated member receives an antenna thereupon. The pivot tube is removably coupled to the swing tube to allow the pivot tube to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Wilbur L. Anderson, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Anderson, Daniel Anderson, Grady Roe
  • 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: 8786506
    Abstract: A low power, lightweight, collapsible and rugged antenna positioner for use in communicating with geostationary, geosynchronous and low earth orbit satellite. By collapsing, invention may be easily carried or shipped in a compact container. May be used in remote locations with simple or automated setup and orientation. Azimuth is adjusted by rotating an antenna in relation to a positioner base and elevation is adjusted by rotating an elevation motor coupled with the antenna. Manual orientation of antenna for linear polarized satellites yields lower weight and power usage. Updates ephemeris or TLE data via satellite. Algorithms used for search including Clarke Belt fallback, transponder/beacon searching switch, azimuth priority searching and tracking including uneven re-peak scheduling yield lower power usage. Orientation aid via user interface allows for smaller azimuth motor, simplifies wiring and lowers weight. Tilt compensation, bump detection and failure contingency provide robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Antennasys, Inc., GBS Positioner, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Ayotte, Paul Lagasse, David Martin, Anthony Sorrentino, Spencer Webb, Mark Wheeler, George Davison
  • Patent number: 8760353
    Abstract: An active antenna, comprising: a main board and at least one wireless module; a first buckle member set on the at least one wireless module, a second buckle member set on the main board corresponding to the first buckle member on the least one wireless module; the first buckle member of the at least one wireless module clasps the second buckle member of the main board, thereby fixing the wireless module on the main board. The active antenna has advantages of low maintenance cost and high maintenance efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenjie Wei, Yong Fu, Weihua Sun
  • Patent number: 8761663
    Abstract: A multi-band low-profile, low-volume two-way mobile panel array antenna system is described. Operation of the antenna may automatically switch between bands based on various user-entered parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd
    Inventors: Ilan Kaplan, David Gross, Daniel Francis DiFonzo, Kevin Arthur Bruestle, Victor Boyanov, Stanimir Dimitrov Kamenopolski
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8749450
    Abstract: An antenna bracket includes two substrates having a bottom surface and a supporting surface; a plurality of movable rollers installed on the bottom; two columns, respectively set up on the supporting surface of the substrates; a beam with two ends movably connected with the two columns; two first driving members, fixed on each supporting surface and connected with the beam to drive the beam to slide upward and downward relative to the two columns; an antenna base, movably connected with the beam to install an antenna; a second driving member, fixed on the beam and connected with the antenna base, to drive the antenna base to slide horizontally; two first electromagnetic shield covers and a second electromagnetic shield cover respectively covering the two first driving members and the one second driving member, to attenuate electromagnetic interference (EMI) emanation from openings in the first driving members and the second driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Lian He
  • Patent number: 8746641
    Abstract: Certain aspects are directed to a mounting assembly for mounting an antenna unit or other device. The mounting assembly includes at least one bracket and at least one retaining assembly. The bracket can be movably positioned at multiple orientation angles with respect to a surface. The bracket includes a latching edge that defines multiple recesses. Each of the recesses corresponds to one of the orientation angles. The retaining assembly is positioned adjacent to the bracket. The retaining assembly includes at least one protrusion that can engage one of the recesses to form a latching connection between the bracket and the retaining assembly. The latching connection can retain the bracket at an orientation angle corresponding to the engaged recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Fackler
  • Patent number: 8743008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base station antenna, that includes two or more reflector plates, each provided with a radiating element. The base station antenna also includes a reflector plate connecting member connected to each reflector plate for enabling the rotation of the reflector plates. The base station antenna also includes a reflector plate controller providing control signals for controlling the rotation and stoppage of the reflector plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: KMW Inc.
    Inventors: In-Ho Kim, Jae-Jun Lee, Kee-Bum Kim, Chang-Woo Yoo
  • Publication number: 20140145887
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for two-way satellite communication and an asymmetric-aperture antenna for two-way satellite communication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a beam pattern for an asymmetric-aperture antenna is offset in a narrow beamwidth direction, and the offset beam pattern is directed by a mechanical gimbal, with the beam pattern offset made to reduce interference with an adjacent satellite. In additional embodiments, operational areas near the equator are identified for a given offset beam pattern, or a beam pattern offset may be adjusted over time to compensate for movement of the asymmetric-aperture antenna when attached to an airplane, boat, or other mobile vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventor: ViaSat, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8736512
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus and a method to allow the adjustment of a position of an item, such as an antenna of satellite broadcast receiving apparatus so as to allow the elevation and/or azimuth position to be fixed accurately. Adjustment means are provided which have an axis of rotation offset to the center axis of a body portion of the rotatable member to allow the body portion side walls to act as a cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Raven Group Limited
    Inventors: Derek Grice, Ray Beagan, Jason Koch
  • Patent number: 8717240
    Abstract: A multi-angle ultra wide band antenna for electronic devices is disclosed. The said antenna cover all mobile bands worldwide: 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900 and 2100 MHz and with sufficient bandwidth to include the 2400 and 2500 MHz mainly used in wireless networks, having a radiated element supported by a first substrate and expanding into a spatial geometry for transmission and reception of radio signal. An antenna base has a plurality of first solder pads on a second substrate for physical attachment to a printed circuit board and a second solder pad electrically connected to a terminal of said antenna to radio circuitry feed point, with compatible surface mount technology. The first and second substrates are joined by a bending line as a single substrate, where the said first substrate is allowed to be bent relative to the plane of the said second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Taoglas Group Holdings
    Inventors: Javier Ruben Flores-Cuadras, Dermot O'Shea O'Shea, Rónán Quinlan
  • Patent number: 8711052
    Abstract: An antenna support device for supporting an antenna is disclosed. The antenna support device includes a support arm, a holder mounted on the support arm, a first connecting member rotatably connected to the holder around a first axis, a second connecting member rotatably connected to the first connecting member around a second axis, and an antenna bracket fixed on the second connecting member, wherein the antenna is fixed on the antenna bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chieh Lin, Kun-Hsien Lee, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo
  • Patent number: 8698694
    Abstract: A screw mechanism for adjusting an angle of an antenna module is disclosed in the present invention. The screw mechanism includes a screw rod. The screw rod includes a rod portion. A thread is formed on a first area of the rod portion. An annular protrusion is formed on a second area of the rod portion, and an outer diameter of the annular protrusion is greater than an outer diameter of the rod portion. The screw rod further includes a handle disposed on an end of the rod portion adjacent to the second area. The screw mechanism further includes an accommodating component whereon a sunken part is formed. The sunken part is for accommodating the annular protrusion of the screw rod. The screw mechanism further includes a screw having a side hole. The screw is installed on the first area of the screw rod and moves along the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chan Lee, Lan-Chun Yang, Hung-Yuan Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Wei-Te Chien, Yu-Fu Ku