Antenna On Post, Standard Or Tower Patents (Class 343/890)
  • Patent number: 10374712
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for providing robust wireless distribution of communications signals from a provider. Certain embodiments comprise one or more modular communications apparatuses. The modular communications apparatuses feature an enclosure which is, at least in part, transparent to radio frequencies. A modular communications apparatus also typically includes one or more communications radios or transmitter/receiver devices within the enclosure. The apparatus also includes at least one and possibly more than one antenna located within the enclosure along with wire or cable-based signal output apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10347979
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile network concealment system or assembly which provides for aesthetic modification without impairing, diminishing, or otherwise affecting radio frequency (RF) transmission/reception. Said mobile network concealment system or assembly improves accessibility to encased mobile network devices well after installation in a manner such that (i) materials can be tailored, colored, molded, or otherwise formed or manipulated to be aesthetically pleasing, and (ii) a technician has the ability to remove, alter, or otherwise modify or access the devices in a way that allows the technician to service or troubleshoot the mobile network devices in situ (i.e., without removing the concealment system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Boyle, Kurt C. Herr, Jr., Gregory N. Kubbe, Andrew D. Mullen, Nathanael J. Van Ee
  • Patent number: 10251036
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a network architecture implementing convergence of a small cell and an M2M system, a related method, and a related device. The network architecture includes: a small cell in a small cell system and an M2M platform device in an M2M system. The small cell is connected to a service interface of the M2M platform device by using a first interface, service data in the M2M system is transmitted between the small cell and the M2M platform device by using the first interface, and when the service data needs to be sent to a user terminal served by the small cell, the small cell sends the service data to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 10224594
    Abstract: A radio and power pole that includes a pipe defining a longitudinal interior cavity for storing modular electronic equipment (e.g., radios) is described. The radio and power pole can also include mounting channels extending longitudinally proximate to an interior surface of the interior cavity of the pipe, a structural spine extending longitudinally through the interior cavity of the pipe, ribs spaced apart from one another proximate to the interior surface throughout the interior cavity of the pipe, doors for accessing the interior cavity of the pipe, and a vent trap. The radio and power pole can be configured as a direct bury radio and power pole (possibly including one or more vaults). A radio and power pole can include a precast pier connected to the pipe and configured to support the pipe when the pier is inserted into the ground. A radio and power pole can include a bench disposed about the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sabre Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Lance Norrell
  • Patent number: 10181635
    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: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 9960810
    Abstract: System, apparatus and method for transmission of 10/100Base-T Ethernet signals and electrical power over a coaxial cable are disclosed. The system includes a first media converter and a second media converter which are connected by the coaxial cable. The first media converter is connectable to a power sourcing equipment (PSE) and the second media converter is connectable to a powered device (PD). The two media converters are configured to enable transmission of 10/100Base-T Ethernet signals between the first network device and the second network device over the coaxial cable, and the two media converters are further configured to provide a passive DC circuit path between the PSE and PD for the PSE to deliver electrical power to the PD over the coaxial cable. According to one embodiment of the invention, the two media converters are swappable and are passive devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Ziqiang He
  • Patent number: 9933525
    Abstract: Terrestrial-based positioning beacon networks may include first and second terrestrial-based positioning beacons that are configured to simultaneously transmit signals to a terrestrial receiver. The first terrestrial-based positioning beacon may be configured to modify its transmissions to the terrestrial receiver in response to an identification of potential interference with the transmissions from the first terrestrial-based positioning beacon or the second terrestrial-based positioning beacon to the terrestrial receiver. Related methods, beacons, and receivers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELCOM VENTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 9857023
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an antenna to a support structure includes an attachment bracket coupled to a support structure. The mounting assembly includes a support member coupled to the attachment bracket and extending along a support member axis. The support member has a body defining a substantially hollow interior that extends substantially co-axially along the support member axis. A support arm supports an antenna. The support arm is received within the substantially hollow interior of the support member. The support arm is in a locked position or an unlocked position relative to the support member. In the locked position, the support arm is fixed with respect to the support member. In the unlocked position, the support arm is movable with respect to the support member along the support member axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS CO.
    Inventors: Rebecca Marie Alban, Jay David Duffy, Robert John Peterson
  • Patent number: 9837698
    Abstract: A communications system. The communications system includes a pole with an inner channel extending substantially an entire vertical height thereof, the pole being anchorable in a support surface. An antenna luminary assembly is received in the inner channel of the pole at an end thereof, the antenna luminary assembly including an antenna and a light source. The antenna luminary assembly is transitionable from an unlocked position where the antenna luminary assembly is rotatable about a central axis of the pole and a locked position where the antenna luminary assembly is non-rotatable about the central axis of the pole. A rotational position of the antenna luminary assembly relative to central axis of the pole defines a horizontal azimuth of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ENERSPHERE COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Lasier, Jon VanDonkelaar
  • Patent number: 9640875
    Abstract: One or more frame components that each comprise 1/Xth of a 360 degree RFID tag reader antenna array can be physically coupled to one another to thereby form a multi-frame component. One or more RFID tag reader antenna mounts can comprise a part of such frame components and can be configured to aim a corresponding RFID tag reader antenna outwardly of the frame component. These teachings also accommodate disposing a plurality of RFID tag reader antenna units within a facility such that these antenna units are disposed higher than an expected location of, say, at least 90% of the RFID tags when the latter are in the facility. By one approach these antenna units can all be disposed at a substantially same height within the facility. These antenna units may, or may not, be visually concealed as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, Nicholaus A. Jones
  • Patent number: 9373884
    Abstract: An improved dual-polarized, omnidirectional antenna is characterized inter alia by the following features: each sector antenna (5) comprises at least one antenna gap (6) comprising an associated reflector (11), which is arranged at least in part in a reflector plane (13?), at least one dual-polarized radiator (7, 9) being arranged in the antenna gap (6), in front of the reflector (11) the sector antennae (5) are additionally arranged mutually offset along the central axis (1) thereof, the sector antennae (5) are arranged in such a way that, in an axial view along the central axis (1), the reflector walls (13), arranged in a respective reflector plane (13?), of the reflectors (11), overlap or intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Göttl, Manfred Stolle
  • Patent number: 9368880
    Abstract: A multiple sector cell-site antenna includes a first antenna oriented to serve a first sector, the first antenna electrically connected to a first transceiver group; a second antenna oriented to serve a second sector adjacent to the first sector, the second antenna electrically connected to the first transceiver group; and a single enclosure covering both the first antenna and the second antenna. By providing at least two multiple sector cell-site antennas in a system, the total number of enclosures is reduced while providing redundancy and diversity within the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Max Solondz
  • Patent number: 9249921
    Abstract: A system for raising and lowering telecommunications equipment on a telecommunications tower includes various elements. For example, the system might include a tower wall that circumscribes an interior hollow space. In addition, the system might include a track that extends from a bottom of the tower through the interior hollow space and that allows telecommunications equipment to be transported between the bottom and an operational position on the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Wurtenberger, Joshua Torey Koenig, Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 9115827
    Abstract: A clevis hanger has an upper strap and a lower strap. The upper strap can be supported by a hang rod or the like. The lower strap and the upper strap can be snapped open and snapped closed such that the lower strap can be secured to the upper strap without additional hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper B-Line, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Heath, Dallas Martin Dworak, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8970438
    Abstract: A method of providing an antenna mast for a wireless communication system is presented. The method comprises selecting a lower module and an upper module from a set of modules. This set of modules comprises at least two different lower modules, at least two different upper modules, or at least two different lower modules and at least two different upper modules. The method further comprises assembling the selected lower module and the selected upper module into a mast body of the antenna mast. This mast body forms a supporting structure for an antenna arrangement of the wireless communication system. In assembling the mast body, the method includes the antenna arrangement in the selected upper module and includes in at least one of the selected lower module and the selected upper module a device configured to perform a function other than supporting the antenna arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter Häger, Anders Röhl
  • Patent number: 8950723
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for securing a vertically disposed elongated cylindrical support member to a vertically disposed post or the like. The bracket assembly includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket includes upper and lower plate members having uniquely designed openings formed therein. The lower bracket includes upper and lower plate members with the upper plate member of the lower bracket having a uniquely shaped opening formed therein. A clamping means is also provided on the lower plate member of the upper bracket and on the upper plate member of the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: 5/4 Deckor, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Fogelstrom, Leonard J. Hallowell
  • 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: 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: 8810463
    Abstract: Pedestrian transportable antenna systems can include an antenna mount and an antenna for satellite based or other communication mounted on a top face of the antenna mount. A bottom face of the antenna mount may be attached to a bendable rigid rod that is sufficiently rigid to provide support for the mounted antenna such that a user can walk around with the antenna deployed while the bendable rigid rod of the antenna system is mounted to the user's back (e.g., mounting into a back portion of a vest or flak jacket). The bendable rigid rod is sufficiently rigid to support the antenna without allowing the rod to “flop” over under the load of the antenna. At the same time, the rod is sufficiently bendable so as to permit the system to be drawn closer into a user's body when the antenna is not deployed (e.g., while stepping into a vehicle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Kirkham
  • 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: 8797229
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a remote radio unit, which comprises: a common slot, an antenna and a plurality of function modules; wherein the common slot is connected with the antenna and comprises a plurality of slots, and each function module is inserted in a different slot of the common slot respectively. The disclosure can solve the problem that a remote radio unit is extended inconveniently while adding frequency bands and the whole remote radio unit will be greatly affected in most cases when a fault occurs in the module supporting one frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Weiming Pan, Qingchun Lin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8786514
    Abstract: A cylindrical-shaped enclosure having tapered ends. The enclosure includes a module having a radio disposed on a printed circuit board and an antenna connected to the PCB. The enclosure has a main piece coupled to a lower piece and to a top piece, an optionally a fourth piece coupled to the top piece. A mounting subsystem is mounted to the main piece and includes a hole configured to receive therethrough a wires that connect to the printed circuit board. The antenna is configured to rotate about an axis that extends along a longest dimension of the enclosure. The module includes a metal plate to which the antenna is directly mechanically and electrically coupled without any cable such that the wires lack any control signals for controlling the antenna. The top and/or lower pieces can house any combination of a camera, an environmental sensor, security equipment, or a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Redline Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Dickie, Bojan Subasic, Rodney Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 8766873
    Abstract: Systems and methods are enclosed for processing antenna position information. The systems and methods involve positioning at least one sensor in proximity to an antenna for measuring alignment of the antenna; at a ground station in proximity to a tower holding the antenna, periodically receiving antenna alignment information from the at least one sensor; and transmitting the alignment information to a control station for determination whether the alignment of the antenna complies with antenna specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Enzo Dalmazzo
  • Patent number: 8749449
    Abstract: The disclosure describes installing an antenna canister in a portion of a concealed antenna pole at a location that is below a top of the pole while the antenna pole is erect and associated components to facilitate the procedure, as well as multi-piece vertical rods, pole mounting bracket assemblies and retrofit kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: TowerCo Staffing, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Caldwell, Michael L. Lassiter
  • Patent number: 8743013
    Abstract: A cylindrical-shaped enclosure having tapered ends. The enclosure includes a module having a radio disposed on a printed circuit board and an antenna connected to the PCB. The enclosure has a main piece coupled to a lower piece and to a top piece, an optionally a fourth piece coupled to the top piece. A mounting subsystem is mounted to the main piece and includes a hole configured to receive therethrough a wires that connect to the printed circuit board. The antenna is configured to rotate about an axis that extends along a longest dimension of the enclosure. The module includes a metal plate to which the antenna is directly mechanically and electrically coupled without any cable such that the wires lack any control signals for controlling the antenna. The top and/or lower pieces can house any combination of a camera, an environmental sensor, security equipment, or a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Redline Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Dickie, Bojan Subasic, Rodney Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 8717251
    Abstract: The invention provides an antenna arrangement for a wireless communication system arranged to have at least one transmit mode and at least one receive mode, the arrangement comprising at least three directional antennas in an antenna configuration. Each directional antenna is arranged to have an azimuthal radiation pattern shaped as a beam, each beam covering an angular sector, such that a combined radiation pattern of all beams in a first transmit mode is arranged to provide a full 360° omnidirectional coverage. By combining localization and polarization of the directional antennas an omnidirectional radiation pattern substantially without null-depths in the azimuthal plane can be created when the radiation pattern of the directional antennas are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Nils Johansson, Stefan Johansson, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 8698695
    Abstract: An antenna system for use in an agricultural field or work area comprises a base having an upper side and a lower side opposite the upper side. A stake extends from the lower side. The stake is capable of mounting into the ground. A spring extends from the upper side of the base. A mast above the base is movably, resiliently mounted to the base by the spring. A lateral dielectric guard is mounted at or the near a top of the mast. An antenna is associated with the top of the mast, the antenna coupled to a transmission line that is secured to or by the mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis, Christopher A. Trapkus
  • Patent number: 8686919
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for attaching an antenna mast (11) to a post (12) positioned in the ground includes a bracket (14) attached to the mast (11). A plate (13) is attached to the post (12). The plate has a slot (32) which receives a bolt (30) that extends through the mast (11) and the bracket (14). The plate also has an elongate opening (33) which receives a bolt (31) that extends through the mast (11) and the bracket (14). Nut assemblies (34) are provided for the bolts (30, 31) and when tightened, the mast (11) and the bracket (14) are attached to the plate (13) and the post (12). But when loosened, the bolt (30) may be moved in slot (32) and bolt (31) may be moved in opening (33) until the bolt (30) is out of the slot (32) at which time the mast (11) and the bracket (14) may be rotated relative to the post (12) and the plate (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Paul D. Sergi
  • Patent number: 8682256
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing a plurality of antennas on user equipment. A connection status module is configured to monitor the plurality of antennas for a data packet of a plurality of data. A control module is configured to power more than one of the plurality of antennas to measure signal quality in response to receiving the data packet. The signal quality comprises a power level of each of the plurality of antennas and a correlation of the plurality of antennas. An antenna quality module is configured to determine whether the correlation of the plurality of antennas is greater than a threshold in response to the connection status being active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Zimmermann, Thorsten Kneip, Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 8669915
    Abstract: One or more frame components that each comprise 1/Xth of a 360 degree RFID tag reader antenna array can be physically coupled to one another to thereby form a multi-frame component. One or more RFID tag reader antenna mounts can comprise a part of such frame components and can be configured to aim a corresponding RFID tag reader antenna outwardly of the frame component. These teachings also accommodate disposing a plurality of RFID tag reader antenna units within a facility such that these antenna units are disposed higher than an expected location of, say, at least 90% of the RFID tags when the latter are in the facility. By one approach these antenna units can all be disposed at a substantially same height within the facility. These antenna units may, or may not, be visually concealed as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, Nicholaus A. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140062832
    Abstract: An antenna support, an antenna device and an antenna support assembly including the same are provided. The antenna support includes a tube-shaped support and at least one antenna fixing unit. The antenna fixing unit is disposed on the outer wall of the tube-shaped support for fixing an antenna unit. The antenna device includes the antenna unit and the antenna support. The antenna support assembly includes a plurality of antenna supports connected to each other at their ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming PENG, Yan-Da CHEN
  • Patent number: 8641002
    Abstract: A tower mounting apparatus consists of tower mounting brackets, track members, a roller assembly, platform mounting brackets, and platform members. The tower mounting brackets are attached to a tower at a first interface, and are attached to the track members at a second interface. The roller assemblies are attached to the platform mounting brackets at a first interface, while the platform members are attached to the platform mounting brackets at a second interface. The roller assemblies are designed to rotate freely over the track members. One or more devices—such as a wind turbine, a cellular communication system, a transmitter/receiver for radio or television signals, or solar arrays—may be mounted onto the platform. The apparatus may further comprise a slip-ring assembly that provides a continuous electrical connection to such devices. The platform mounting apparatus may be installed on a variety of different towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Art Hand
  • Patent number: 8624793
    Abstract: The disclosure describes installing an antenna canister in a portion of a concealed antenna pole at a location that is below a top of the pole while the antenna pole is erect and associated components to facilitate the procedure, as well as multi-piece vertical rods, pole mounting bracket assemblies and retrofit kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: TowerCo Staffing, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Caldwell, Michael L. Lassiter
  • Patent number: 8604997
    Abstract: A vertical array antenna is disclosed. The antenna includes a housing configured to be positioned above a ground plane and a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna element produces an individual beam pattern. The antenna elements are attached to the housing at different distances from the location of the ground plane such that the amplitudes of the individual beam patterns of the respective antenna elements have local maxima at a common angle and frequency when the housing is positioned above the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas P. Cencich, Sr., W. Neill Kefauver, Jeannette C McDonnell
  • Patent number: 8599100
    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: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 8599099
    Abstract: An antenna system is provided. The antenna system includes an antenna connected to a signal transmitting/receiving circuit to transmit and receive a radio signal, an antenna pole coupled to the antenna, a central weight unit coupled to the antenna pole to keep a beam pattern of the antenna in a certain direction with respect to a gravity direction and formed in a curved figure, and an antenna coupling unit formed in a recess to support the central weight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung-Tae Park
  • Patent number: 8593370
    Abstract: The disclosure describes installing an antenna canister in a portion of a concealed antenna pole at a location that is below a top of the pole while the antenna pole is erect and associated components to facilitate the procedure, as well as multi-piece vertical rods, pole mounting bracket assemblies and retrofit kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: TowerCo Staffing, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Caldwell, Michael L. Lassiter
  • Patent number: 8594732
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using multiple antennas having different polarizations are described. Polarized antennas are advantageously deployed in a cellular network. Some of the sectors utilize an antenna with a first direction polarization, while other sectors use an antenna with a second direction polarization, for a given carrier. Various embodiments are directed to methods and apparatus related to base station deployment which set up and/or operate base stations in accordance with an advantageous reuse pattern from the perspective of inter-cell and/or inter-sector interference. In some embodiments a plurality of carriers are used in addition to a plurality of different polarization direction antennas. In some such embodiments, a base station is configured so that for a given sector different carriers are associated with different direction polarization antennas. Some embodiments are directed to multi-sector base station implementations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Vikram Reddy Anreddy, Xinzhou Wu
  • Patent number: 8564497
    Abstract: A cylindrical-shaped enclosure having tapered ends. The enclosure includes a module having a radio disposed on a printed circuit board and an antenna connected to the PCB. The enclosure has a main piece coupled to a lower piece and to a top piece, an optionally a fourth piece coupled to the top piece. A mounting subsystem is mounted to the main piece and includes a hole configured to receive therethrough a wires that connect to the printed circuit board. The antenna is configured to rotate about an axis that extends along a longest dimension of the enclosure. The module includes a metal plate to which the antenna is directly mechanically and electrically coupled without any cable such that the wires lack any control signals for controlling the antenna. The top and/or lower pieces can house any combination of a camera, an environmental sensor, security equipment, or a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Redline Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Dickie, Bojan Subasic, Rodney Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 8511020
    Abstract: The disclosure describes, in part, apparatuses and methods for installing structures (e.g., foundations, footings, anchors, abutments, etc.) at work sites, such as difficult-access work sites. In some instances, a rotating drill assembly is assembled over a target location in order to excavate a radial array of batter-angled shafts associated with the target location in preparation for the installation of a radial array of micropiles. An operator utilizes the rotating drill in combination with a foundation pile schedule/decision matrix to design and install the radial array of batter-angled micropiles. This disclosure also describes techniques for designing, fabricating and installing structural caps to be coupled to the installed radial array batter angled micropiles. These structural caps are lightweight and, thus, more portable to difficult-access sites where they are coupled to the micropiles forming a foundation for structure to be installed at the difficult-access site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Crux Subsurface, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolas G. Salisbury, Freeman Alan Thompson
  • Patent number: 8471780
    Abstract: Systems and methods are enclosed for processing antenna position information. The systems and methods involve positioning at least one sensor in proximity to an antenna for measuring alignment of the antenna; at a ground station in proximity to a tower holding the antenna, periodically receiving antenna alignment information from the at least one sensor; and transmitting the alignment information to a control station for determination whether the alignment of the antenna complies with antenna specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Enzo Dalmazzo
  • Patent number: 8432329
    Abstract: The invention provides an antenna arrangement for a wireless communication system arranged to have at least one transmit mode and at least one receive mode, the arrangement comprising at least three directional antennas (601, 602, 603) in an antenna configuration. Each directional antenna is arranged to have an azimuthal radiation pattern shaped as a beam, each beam covering an angular sector, such that a combined radiation pattern of all beams in a first transmit mode is arranged to provide a full 360° omnidirectional coverage. By combining localization and polarization (P1, P2) of the directional antennas an omnidirectional radiation pattern substantially without null-depths in the azimuthal plane can be created when the radiation pattern of the directional antennas are combined. The invention also provides a corresponding method and a base station for communication with mobile terminals in a telecommunications network equipped with the antenna arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Nils Johansson, Stefan Johansson, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 8378918
    Abstract: A fine azimuth adjustment tool and method for a satellite antenna system having a clamp with opposing jaws for clamping around the mast pipe, a lever connected to the clamp for opening and closing the opposing jaws; a cam with a protrusion engaging a formed slot in the mast clamp when said opposing jaws are closed, the protrusion rotating the mast clamp when the cam is turned, the protrusion in the slot holding the mast clamp to the mast pipe at a desired fine tuned azimuth position while the mast clamp is tightened and secured to the mast pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Winegard Company
    Inventors: William John Sherwood, Brian Steven Zihlman, Donald F. Kerr, John Francis Whooley
  • Patent number: 8373612
    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: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Publication number: 20130027265
    Abstract: An antenna system for use in an agricultural field or work area comprises a base having an upper side and a lower side opposite the upper side. A stake extends from the lower side. The stake is capable of mounting into the ground. A spring extends from the upper side of the base. A mast above the base is movably, resiliently mounted to the base by the spring. A lateral dielectric guard is mounted at or the near a top of the mast. An antenna is associated with the top of the mast, the antenna coupled to a transmission line that is secured to or by the mast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jan M. Wyckoff, Vickie L. Ellis, Christopher A. Trapkus
  • Patent number: 8305289
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a support pole, a fixing seat mounted on the support pole, at least one clamping member mounted on the support pole and combined with the fixing seat by at least one locking bolt, and an antenna box mounted on the fixing seat. The fixing seat is provided with a square mounting sleeve which has a mounting chamber and two opposite fixing holes. The antenna box has a square insertion block inserted into the mounting chamber. The insertion block has a plurality of adjusting holes. Thus, the orientation of the antenna box is adjustable so that the antenna box can be disposed at a horizontal position or a vertical position so as to receive a wireless signal exactly and clearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Jebsee Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shan-Gow Lo
  • Patent number: 8289224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure comprising an enclosed antenna system, and a radome (18), where the structure comprises: a tower (B, C), comprising a main tube (2) fastened on a bottom flange (7) of the tower (B, C), a smaller-diameter tube (5) which hooks within the main tube (2) and further is fastened on an upper flange (8) of the tower (B, C), a nut (6) fastened on the other end of said smaller-diameter tube (5), a rod (3) which screws on within the nut (6), a shaft (4) fastened at the bottom part of the rod (3) and terminating in a nut (1), where the radome (18) is fastened on the upper flange (8) of the tower (B,C), thus making it possible to check the antennas mounted on the main tube (2) by that when screwing the nut (1), the radome (18) is arranged to move upwards, making the bottom of the antenna system accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Evangelos Halkiopoulos
  • Publication number: 20120256809
    Abstract: Described herein are mounting plates for securing cabling to another object. A mounting plate includes a body and at least one first through hole positioned along a surface of the body. The first through hole is configured to receive a cable connector. The mounting plate further includes at least one second through hole positioned along the surface of the body. The second through hole is configured to receive at least one securing mechanism, the securing mechanism configured to secure the mounting plate to another object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: David M. Lettkeman