Telescoping Patents (Class 343/883)
  • Patent number: 10451043
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a tower assembly for a wind turbine. The tower assembly includes a lattice tower portion, a tubular tower portion, and a transition region therebetween. The lattice tower portion includes a plurality of structural members connected together to define an open lattice tower. Further, the structural members include a plurality of supports and a plurality of cross-support members. The cross-support members are connected between the supports so as to define one or more openings. The tubular tower portion includes a lower portion and an upper portion. The first transition region includes a single-piece connection structure, a plurality of arm members, and a plurality of node connectors. The connection structure has a circumferential body configured to receive the lower portion of the tubular tower portion therein. Further, the node connectors join the plurality of supports of the lattice tower portion to the connection structure via the plurality of arm members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raghunandan C V, Giridhar Nagraj Ron, Vajralingam Bennuri
  • Patent number: 9598875
    Abstract: A safety latch telescoping mast system for a portable light tower having a towable trailer having a frame and an engine driven electrical generator and a light assembly for attachment to the uppermost end of a telescoping mast member, which includes a pivotable spring loaded safety latch assembly positioned to remain in a first, cocked, position wherein an idler roller is in rotational engagement with a hoisting cable and the latch is outside the opening in the stationary mast member when the first hoisting cable is under tension, which trips to a second, position wherein the latch passes through the opening in the stationary mast member and engages into a slot in the first telescoping mast member when the tension on the first hoisting cable is relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Nathaniel Cody Bateman, Jeffrey Kevin Davis, Erick Del Real
  • Patent number: 9528498
    Abstract: Vertical axis wind turbine and horizontal wind turbine each with a rotary airfoil assembly that has helical swept airfoils whose free ends each have a spoiler. The vertical axis wind turbine has permanent magnet discs for levitating static weight of an entirety of the rotary airfoil assembly via magnetic repulsion. There is a hub or affixing the permanent magnet discs within a frame structure in a manner that counteracts both a coefficient of friction (“COF”) associated with rotation of the rotary airfoil assembly and ensuing bearing wear imparted from the rotary airfoil assembly. The horizontal axis wind turbine has collapsible telescoping towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Jaime Miguel Bardia
  • Patent number: 8922451
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to a lockdown mechanism for an electric drive screw telescoping mast. The lockdown mechanism comprising a plurality of elongated tube sections which are telescopingly attached to each other, each tube section comprising a substantially hollow body. An elongated drive screw is disposed within the hollow body and includes a plurality of threads for extending and retracting the elongated tube sections. A lock subassembly includes a housing and a center hub, the housing comprises a load bearing top and a hollow cavity, the lock subassembly being rigidly attached to said center tube and axially aligned along a central axis with said plurality of elongated tube sections. The center hub is movably engaged within the hollow cavity of the housing and includes at least one locking pin adapted to the center hub that is movably engaged to the structural envelope when the mast is in the lockdown position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Will-Burt Company
    Inventor: Michael James Kardohely
  • Patent number: 8904736
    Abstract: A vehicle is disclosed having a mast assembly mounted to a sidewall of the vehicle. The mast is pivotally mounted and can be held in a first stowed position by way of a first clamp member. The mast is pivotal relative to the sidewall, to an essentially vertical and erect position, and held in the second position by way of a second clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Clifton, Dean L. Jones, Philip S. Mitchell, David Myers, James M. Pruett
  • Patent number: 8902122
    Abstract: An electronic device defines a receiving groove for an antenna, a first opening, and a second opening. The first opening and the second opening are at two opposite ends of the receiving groove, and allow an antenna assembly to be extended or retracted in the receiving groove to allow the electronic device to receive different types of wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: Ambit Microsystems (Shanghai) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Luo, Jian-Feng Xiao, Xue-Dong Jiang, Jin-Yang Shi
  • Patent number: 8826604
    Abstract: A telescoping tower includes a plurality of nested tower sections extendable in a telescoping direction, each of the plurality of nested tower sections having a plurality of legs that define respective heights of the plurality of nested tower sections in the telescoping direction, each of the plurality of legs slidably engaging at least one leg of at least one adjacent one of the plurality of nested tower sections along an overlap in the respective heights thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Liborio Diniz, Jill Louise Diniz
  • Patent number: 8675715
    Abstract: A high-bandwidth communication modem such as an ultra wideband (UWB) communication modem or a high-giga wideband (HGWB) modem includes an interface configured to transceive data in connection with a host device, a baseband processor configured to process, in a parallel manner, a baseband signal being transceived between the interface and a parallel/serial converter, the parallel/serial converter configured to combine a parallel signal into a serial signal and output the serial signal, and separate a serial signal into a parallel signal and output the parallel signal, a radio frequency (RF) processor configured to reduce a frequency of a received UWB or HGWB signal and transmit the frequency-reduced signal to the parallel/serial converter, and increase a frequency of the serial signal received from the parallel/serial converter and transmit the frequency-increased signal to a directional antenna, and the directional antenna configured to transceive a wireless signal by forming a directional beam and control a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Mun Geon Kyeong, Yun Ho Choi, Woo Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8661744
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a telescopic mast which at least includes one or more telescoping joints, where a telescoping joint is formed of two telescoping sections dimensioned so that one section can be moved into another section, where between each of the two adjacent telescoping sections in a telescoping joint there is provided at least one actuator urging the adjacent telescoping sections away from each other, where these actuators are disposed internally of the telescoping joints and offset at the internal periphery. By disposing actuators offset at the inner periphery of the telescoping sections, several advantages are achieved. The actuators are provided at a protected location, and the actuators may be designed with lengths that overlap each other when the telescopic mast is collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Falck Schmidt Defence Systems A/S
    Inventor: Lars Keller
  • Publication number: 20130321232
    Abstract: A modular reconfigurable indoor antenna is disclosed. The antenna may include a bottom piece, a top piece, and a plurality of vertical members. The top piece may include an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) reception element. The plurality of vertical members may be disposed between the bottom piece and the top piece and coupled therewith. At least one of the plurality of vertical members may include a Very High Frequency (VHF) reception element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: DISH Digital L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Grundy
  • Patent number: 8508430
    Abstract: An antenna reflector (100, 700) comprising a centrally located hub (120), inner ribs (108) rotatably secured at a proximal end to the hub, outer ribs (110) extendible from the inner ribs, and a guideline truss structure (132, 160) configured to support a flexible antenna reflector surface (122). The inner ribs are rotatable from a stowed position in which they are generally aligned with a central axis of the hub, to a rotated position in which they extend in a radial direction relative to the central axis. The guideline truss structure is secured to each outer rib using standoff cords attached at intermediate locations along a length of the outer rib between opposing ends (116, 118) thereof. The outer ribs are configured to be linearly displaced respectively along an elongated length of the inner ribs from a proximal position adjacent to the hub, to an extended position distal from the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Palmer, Bibb B. Allen, Sr., Angelo Bersani
  • Patent number: 8413390
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to telescoping mast assemblies (telescoping “towers”), polygonal sided masts for use in such assemblies, methods of fabricating polygonal sided masts, methods and apparatus for sequentially actuating and deactuating hold-down and locking mechanisms in telescoping towers, and such other aspects as will be understood from the present descriptions and drawings. Telescopic towers are usable for supporting and raising to a height any type of communications payload, including, for example, radio antennas, television antennas, any type of surveillance and/or sensor payloads, including, for example, microphones, cameras, flood lights, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: US Tower Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20130027276
    Abstract: An antenna device for supporting a plurality of bands in a portable terminal includes a supporting part having an antenna member comprises of a compressed coil, so that the interlayer interval is changed according to the length variation of the supporting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun KWON, Yong-Sung JANG
  • Publication number: 20130016028
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body, and an antenna device mounted in the terminal body. The antenna device includes an antenna unit having a housing extending in one direction, and a plurality of conductors sequentially retracted into the housing, an elastic unit having a hollow portion through which the housing moves, the elastic unit applying an elastic force to the housing, a post unit having a connecting portion connected with the antenna unit, and a stopping portion stopped at the elastic unit when being inserted into the hollow portion, and an insertion guiding unit formed at an outer circumferential surface of the post unit so that at least part of the post unit is inserted into the hollow portion before the stopping portion is stopped at the elastic unit in the one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Wonseok JOO
  • Patent number: 8305287
    Abstract: Apparatus for propping a device, comprising a platform, a bracket, a carriage and a backstay. The backstay is rotatable relative to the carriage and to the device. The carriage can be moved in a first direction, which can causes a device to move between a stowed position and a deployed position. Apparatus comprising a rotatable assembly and a device movable between stowed and deployed positions, a center of rotation of the device in the deployed position being at or displaced only substantially vertically from a center of gravity of the rotatable assembly. Apparatus comprising a platform mounting portion, a platform structure rotatably mounted thereon, a duct extending through the platform mounting portion and into a space within the platform structure, whereby fluid can be passed through the duct and into the enclosed space while the platform structure is rotating relative to the mounting portion. Methods of propping a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Saab Sensis Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Sabatino
  • Patent number: 8276325
    Abstract: A vehicle is disclosed having a mast assembly mounted to a sidewall of the vehicle. The mast is pivotally mounted and can be held in a first stowed position by way of a first clamp member. The mast is pivotal relative to the sidewall, to an essentially vertical and erect position, and held in the second position by way of a second clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Clifton, Dean L. Jones, Philip S. Mitchell, David Myers, James M. Pruett
  • Publication number: 20120223871
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a shell, a circuit board disposed in the shell, a plug and an antenna that are electrically connected to the circuit board, and a linkage mechanism disposed between the plug and the antenna. When the plug extends from the shell, the plug drives the linkage mechanism and drives, through the linkage mechanism, the antenna to be stretched, or when the antenna is stretched, the antenna drives the linkage mechanism and drives, through the linkage mechanism, the plug so as to enable the plug to extend from the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qinna CHEN
  • Patent number: 8219161
    Abstract: A portable terminal, which is small sized, excellent in portability, and having high operability for various functions other than a call function, is provided. Two housings are connected such that they can be extended in directions different from each other. The housings have a retraction state, a first extension state, a second extension state, and a third extension state that is a state achieved by further sliding the housings from the second extension into another state. Broadcast receiving conditions are improved by changing the length of an antenna for receiving digital broadcast reception in the second extension state and the third extension state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki Hiraoka, Hiroshi Tsukiji
  • Patent number: 8047332
    Abstract: A drive gear includes a plurality of internal radial channels extending between the axial bore and the periphery of the gear, and an axial bore includes a lubricant distribution structure therein to provide lubrication where the teeth of the drive gear mesh with the teeth of a gear driven by the drive gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gordon O. Salmela, Joseph A. Creonte
  • Publication number: 20110193765
    Abstract: An antenna assembly has an antenna and a bracket. The bracket is connected with the antenna and has a hanger, a telescopic strut and an antenna stand. The telescopic strut is mounted securely on the hanger and has a base tube and a moving rod mounted slidably and rotatably in the base tube. The antenna stand is mounted securely on the moving rod and is detachably connected with the antenna. Because the moving rod is capable of being raised, lowered and rotated relative to the hanger, it is very convenient and easy to position the antenna for adjustment and improved receipt of signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Cheng-Si WANG
  • Patent number: 7973735
    Abstract: Disclosed is an extendable swivel antenna, specifically a swivel antenna with enhanced durability, which can prevent deformation of a hinge unit and an outermost antenna covering the hinge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Menix Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keyng Hun Kim, Seung Kyo Park, Chan Kuk Kim
  • Patent number: 7936317
    Abstract: A television receiving apparatus 100 includes a television receiver 20, and a smart antenna 10 having directivity capable of being electrically changed so as to match radio waves to be received. A handle 50 is provided with a mechanism holding the smart antenna 10 therein, fixed to the television receiver 20 and capable of changing the distance between the smart antenna 10 and the television receiver 20 as an antenna holding box. The antenna having directivity capable of being electrically changed so as to match with radio waves to be received is disposed so that the aesthetic appearance can be improved and the signal receiving sensitivity of the antenna can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignees: Funai Electric Co., Ltd., The University of Electro-Communications, DX Antenna Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuo Nakajima, Koichi Gyoda, Eiji Shibuya, Takehiro Onomatsu, Hideto Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7825872
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus (10) includes an enclosure (30), an antenna (20) and a locking mechanism (40). The antenna has a mount end (24) and an opposite free end (22). The mount end is pivotably mounted to the enclosure. The free end defines an engaging groove (220) therein. The locking mechanism includes a hook (50) for being engaged in the engaging groove of the antenna, a resilient mount (60) connected with the hook and capable of rotating with the hook, a supporting unit (80) for mounting the resilient mount to the enclosure, and a elastic member (70) for providing a resilient force when the hook and the resilient mount rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi-Kun Guo
  • Patent number: 7768473
    Abstract: A portable telescopic mast assembly with positive retraction for raising and lowering an associated device includes an outer body and a plurality of mast sections slideably engaged with the outer body. A lifting cable is disposed between the plurality of mast sections. The lifting cable operatively connects the plurality of mast sections so as to urge one or more of the mast sections towards an extended position. The lifting cable includes a first end and a second end, the first end being secured to an inner most mast section of the plurality of mast sections. A retraction cable is disposed at least partially inside the outer body. The retraction cable includes a first end and a second end, the first end being secured to the inner most mast section. A winch is secured to the outer body. The winch includes a first output and a second output, the second end of the lifting cable operatively connected to the first output and the second end of the retraction cable operatively connected to the second output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: The Will-Burt Company
    Inventor: Michael James Kardohely
  • Publication number: 20100066617
    Abstract: A mobile, telescoping radar array is disclosed. In some embodiments, the radar array has a plurality of support stages that fully nest when stowed and assume a telescoped form when deployed. A plurality of radiating elements depend from each stage. The support stages, as deployed, have a geometry that supports 360 degrees of radar coverage without rotating or otherwise repositioning the radar array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Alberding, Tushar K. Shah, John F. Strempel, Edward P. Olszewski
  • Patent number: 7654923
    Abstract: By providing a plurality of cylindrically shaped tube members nested together in coaxially aligned relationship, with each tube member being connected to a separate and independent control segment, with the control segments being constructed for raising and lowering the associated tube segment, an easily produced, reliable, dependable, and highly portable telescopically extendable and retractable multi-element system is realized. In the preferred embodiment, each control segment incorporates a separate endless loop drive belt which is cooperatively associated with a pair of pulleys mounted at opposed ends of the segment. Furthermore, each control segment is interconnected to the endless loop drive belt of an adjacent segment for causing all of the segments to move simultaneously in response to the initial movement of a first control segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventors: Damian P. Bianchi, Donald E. Barker
  • Publication number: 20090256760
    Abstract: An electronic device and a telescopic antenna module are disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing and the telescopic antenna module. The telescopic antenna module includes an antenna with a ground terminal, a telescopic support with a sliding mechanism and an antenna module shell. The antenna is movably connected to the sliding mechanism. The antenna module shell is made of conductive material. The antenna is connected to the antenna module shell via the ground terminal for ground connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Hen-an Chen, Chih-ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20090231231
    Abstract: The safety mast is a device for reducing the immediate or close range dispersement of electromagnetic radiation to the operator from cellular phones, walky-talky or other such radio transmittion equipment. This invention utilize multiple sections that are design to telescope into another section the sections can be extended or retracted for convenient transport, at one end of the sections is a compartment or cavity and at the opposite end of the telescoping sections or mast is a main section or bracket' comprising at least one section. The antenna and its transmitter components are put in the compartment and the controls for unit are put on the main section, controls communicate with transmitter by fiber optics once the safety mast sections are extended puts the antenna and transmitter at a distance from the operator thus reducing radiation to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Valentino Norman
  • Patent number: 7561050
    Abstract: The Automatic RFID Tuner has one or more RFID repeaters that can travel in the x, y and z axes through a densely packed pallet of goods. The RFID repeater identifies dead spots where RF signals from an RFID transceiver do not penetrate the dense packaging. The RFID repeater calculates a position that ensures the RF signal will reach all passive RFID tags in the dense packaging. The RFID repeater moves to the calculated position so that the RFID transceiver's signal will read all passive RFID tags in the dense packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Alexandre Polozoff, Timothy M. Waters
  • Publication number: 20090096709
    Abstract: A collapsible antenna extends round the circumference, further equipped with an external adapter comprising an antenna base (2) fixed to an electronic device (4) for signal transmission. An antenna body (1) slidly moved with respect to the antenna base (2) is in contact with the antenna base (2) having a stopper end at a proximal end shielded by the antenna base (2), but a free end at a distal end adapted to an external adapter. A plug (50) of an external antenna (5) received in the external adapter, after the antenna body (1) retracts into the antenna base (2), the external adapter (3) is in contact with the antenna base (2). Signal transmission from the external adapter (3) to the antenna base (2) is therefore instead of the same from the antenna body to the antenna base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Pony Gou
  • Patent number: 7489285
    Abstract: A stowable antenna system for a security system is providing which includes an electronic radiating element in the form of a furlable flexible sheet, a power supply to power the electronic radiating element and a housing to receive and store the radiating element in a furled condition. The radiating element may be extended to an unfurled condition for use in the security system. One or more risers may extend from the housing for supporting the radiating element in the unfurled condition. The electronic radiating element may be received in the housing and stored in the housing in a rolled up, windowshade configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Eckstein, Michael Rapp
  • Publication number: 20080204353
    Abstract: A universal eave mount is shown which is capable of mounting a satellite dish antenna on a structure with a sidewall and a roof with an eave. A base bar, with an initially open interior, attaches to a base plate designed to attach to the sidewall of the structure. An elbow shaped primary dish support, including a generally cylindrical upright leg connected to a generally horizontal leg, is provided. The horizontal leg of the elbow shaped primary dish support is sized to be telescopically inserted into the base bar. A threaded anchor element anchors the elbow shaped primary dish support to the eave of the structure in order to provide a sturdy location to mount a satellite dish antenna on the elbow shaped primary dish support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas E. Woodward
  • Patent number: 7374137
    Abstract: A directional support structure for use with solar panels, flat satellite antennas, and the like items that are directed toward a point in space. The support structure includes a mounting plate with an extension tube extending outwardly therefrom, pivotally secured to a mounting bracket permitting rotational azimuth alignment of the mounting plate. At least one locking turnbuckle is attached between the extension tube and the mounting bracket to provide locking and vertical adjustable alignment of the mounting plate. The base member includes an attached first flange positioned along an upper end of the base member, an attached flaring positioned on the lower end of the mounting bracket, and an unattached second flange positioned over the flaring, securable to the first flange with fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Wayne Staney
  • Patent number: 7231741
    Abstract: A mobile cellular telephone tower comprises a self-propelled base and a tower connected to the base. The tower includes a base segment and at least a first extendable segment operatively connected to a second extendable segment. A winch is connected to the base, and a first cable is connected between the base segment and the first extendable segment to extend the first extendable segment. A second cable is connected between the winch and the second extendable segment to retract the second extendable segment. Cellular telephone network testing equipment mounted on the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: SBC Technology Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Earl Norwood
  • Patent number: 7218230
    Abstract: A RFID system applying to a three-dimensional jigsaw is provided. The RFID system includes a jigsaw substrate having a plurality of blocks, a plurality of jigsaw units corresponding to each blocks of the jigsaw substrate, a RFID reader having a plurality of antennas positioned in a position of each blocks of the jigsaw substrate, and a plurality of tags positioned in a position of each face of a three-dimensional jigsaw unit corresponding to the positions of the antennas, wherein the RFID reader communicates to the tags using modulated radio signals through the antennas and the tags respond with modulated radio signals in order to determine whether the orientation of the three-dimensional jigsaw unit is correct or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: G-Time Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Che Wu, Tien-Fa Hou
  • Patent number: 7165504
    Abstract: An antenna linear extension and retraction apparatus and method of use for a submersible device is provided. The apparatus includes a body having a cavity formed at an external surface. A bladder containing a core material is arranged within the cavity. The core material contracts and expands the bladder depending upon a pressure that surrounds the bladder. An antenna is operatively connected with the bladder and moves between a retracted position and a deployed position as the bladder contracts and expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy.
    Inventor: Grant M. Miller
  • Patent number: 6853353
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a wireless communication equipment of the invention comprises a fastening base that is fixedly connected to one side of the wireless communication equipment. An arm, retractable and deployable, has a first end that is movably connected to the fastening base in a manner that the arm, retractable and deployable, is capable of retracting close to the side of the wireless communication equipment and deploying away from the side of the wireless communication equipment. An antenna stem is pivotally connected to a second end of the arm, retractable and deployable. The pivotal connection between the antenna stem and the arm is such that a directional orientation of the antenna stem relative to the axis of the arm is adjustable by rotation for obtaining optimal transmission and reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Accton Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Wang, Shih-Ying Lin
  • Patent number: 6731250
    Abstract: A bottom bracket is attached to a vertical wall below a window inside a room. A top bracket joins a longitudinal housing to the bottom bracket. The longitudinal housing encloses multiple telescoping side rails for extending a top support plate outwardly from the housing to a position outside an open window. An upper surface of the top support plate is attached to a satellite TV dish base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Elliot Berman
  • Patent number: 6727861
    Abstract: A mounting bracket includes a single mount for attaching to the soffit of a building for adjustably carrying a satellite dish antenna. The mount includes a base having holes for receiving screws to secure the mount to structural members such as studs or trusses to which the soffit is attached. A body portion of the mount includes a bore for receiving an arm of the mounting bracket. One end of the arm includes a plate adapted for attaching the arm to a satellite antenna dish assembly. Once the arm is positioned within the mount, setscrews lock the arm in its desired place within the bore, thus securing the satellite antenna to a desired location on the soffit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Satellite Accessories, LLC
    Inventor: Mark J. Antoine
  • Patent number: 6714170
    Abstract: A satellite dish assembly is mounted on the exterior of a vehicle. The dish assembly is in its traveling position while the vehicle is traveling from one place to another. The satellite dish is below the uppermost portion of the vehicle while in the assembly's traveling position. The satellite dish assembly raises and the aims the dish towards a transmitting satellite after the vehicle reaches its destination. One motor raises the satellite dish with a telescoping mast. Two other motors adjust the direction the dish is facing by rotating and tilting the dish on top of the mast. The satellite dish receives the signals from the transmitting satellite and communicates the signals into the vehicle. The motors are used to reposition the satellite dish in its traveling position before the vehicle starts for its next destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Kleinschmidt
  • Patent number: 6630912
    Abstract: A pod mount assembly 20 is configured in a folding quad pod design with four ground-engaging legs 22, 24, 26, 28, and a rotatable central column 30. The ground-engaging legs rotatably connect to the base of the central column 30. The central column 30 contains a telescoping central shaft 32. The central column 30 is rotatable from a horizontal position into a vertical position. The telescopic shaft 32 is extendable upward from a retracted position within the central column 30 into a extended position there above. The pod mount assembly 20 includes a hydraulic pump and cylinder to rotate the central column 30 and extend the telescopic shaft 32. The unique folding and collapsible design of the pod mount assembly 20 creates a small form factor for high mobility and ease of deployment. The pod mount assembly 20 acts as the mounting base for an antenna assembly 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: NeTune Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Ehrenberg, Michael Sorensen
  • Patent number: 6588065
    Abstract: An electric telescoping pole for allowing the user to quickly and effortlessly alter the length of a pole used for coupling tools to. The electric telescoping pole includes a pair of tubular members, the first member telescopically receiving the second member, an electric drive assembly housed in the base of the first member, which, by way of a switching mechanism, electrically controls the pole's length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: John C. Tucker, III
  • Publication number: 20030107526
    Abstract: A satellite dish assembly is mounted on the exterior of a vehicle. The dish assembly is in its traveling position while the vehicle is traveling from one place to another. The satellite dish is below the uppermost portion of the vehicle while in the assembly's traveling position. The satellite dish assembly raises and the aims the dish towards a transmitting satellite after the vehicle reaches its destination. One motor raises the satellite dish with a telescoping mast. Two other motors adjust the direction the dish is facing by rotating and tilting the dish on top of the mast. The satellite dish receives the signals from the transmitting satellite and communicates the signals into the vehicle. The motors are used to reposition the satellite dish in its traveling position before the vehicle starts for its next destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Kleinschmidt
  • Publication number: 20030107525
    Abstract: A pod mount assembly 20 is configured in a folding quad pod design with four ground-engaging legs 22, 24, 26, 28, and a rotatable central column 30. The ground-engaging legs rotatably connect to the base of the central column 30. The central column 30 contains a telescoping central shaft 32. The central column 30 is rotatable from a horizontal position into a vertical position. The telescopic shaft 32 is extendable upward from a retracted position within the central column 30 into a extended position there above. The pod mount assembly 20 includes a hydraulic pump and cylinder to rotate the central column 30 and extend the telescopic shaft 32. The unique folding and collapsible design of the pod mount assembly 20 creates a small form factor for high mobility and ease of deployment. The pod mount assembly 20 acts as the mounting base for an antenna assembly 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Robert G. Ehrenberg, Michael Sorensen
  • Patent number: 6512491
    Abstract: In an antenna device and its assembly method as well as a wireless communication terminal and its assembly method, an antenna element is held in an antenna holding member. A circuit board formed with an electrode to supply power to the antenna element is held on a board holding member. The antenna element and the electrode of the circuit board are electrically connected each other by means of a connection member having elasticity by fixing the antenna holding member on the board holding member. This enables the antenna holding member to be fixed on the board holding member easily because the antenna element is held in the antenna holding member in advance, and concurrently the antenna element can be electrically connected to the electrode of the circuit board by means of the connection member by merely fixing the antenna holding member on the board holding member, thus markedly enhancing the assembly of the antenna devices and wireless communication terminal units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiki Kanayama, Yuichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 6392606
    Abstract: An antenna extension system for extending an antenna from an underwater vehicle. The system comprises a housing disposed wholly within the vehicle and a plurality of telescopically connected tiers extendible from a base tier disposed within the housing, an innermost of the tiers being adapted to support the antenna. A cable extends from a base portion of the housing and is fixed at a distal end to the antenna. A plurality of telescopically connected fairings are extendible from the housing and are disposed around the tiers and the cable. A cap is fixed to a distal end of a distalmost of the fairings for enclosing the antenna. Extension of the telescopically connected tiers from the base tier moves the antenna from wholly inside the housing to a position extending outwardly from the vehicle, and extends the cable and fairings with the tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel W. French, Theodore C. Gagliardi, Steven L. Camara, John J. Vaillancourt
  • Publication number: 20010005179
    Abstract: A communication apparatus having a first portion, a second portion and an extendible antenna is disclosed. The second portion is movable relative to the first portion. Such movement causes a corresponding movement of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Inventor: Mark Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20010001554
    Abstract: A holder is eliminated when installing an antenna to a radio case, the installation operation is simplified, and a feeding mechanism is improved. A slit is provided in a stopper of an antenna so that the outer diameter can be reduced, and the antenna is inserted directly into a cylindrical section of the radio case from the bottom of the stopper. A plate-like feeding spring is provided at the cylindrical section, and is directly attached to a connection point of a circuit substrate of a radio; one end of the plate-like feeding spring pressingly contacts the side of the stopper of the antenna, thereby forming a feeding mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventor: Tadashi Oshiyama
  • Patent number: RE37559
    Abstract: In an integrated telescoping mast-payload assembly, the payload forms the top telescoping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventors: Edward A. Marue, Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Patent number: RE39661
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a self supporting cantilever support apparatus for mounting a satellite dish antenna to a building having a sidewall. The apparatus consists of a square, steel receiver tube having a foot plate mounted on one end and a square, steel telescope tube inserted and adjustably mounted within the receiver tube. The satellite dish is screwed onto the hour glass shaped plate affixed to the telescope tube. Slotted holes formed in the hour glass shaped plate to accommodate the many different types of satellite dishes. The co-axial cable is threaded through a hole in the telescope tube, through the two tubes and out through a hole formed in the bottom of the receiver tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas C. Pegues, Jr., Eugene L. Hood