Plural Antennas Patents (Class 343/893)
  • Patent number: 11171088
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes an integrated fan-out package, a dielectric housing, and a plurality of conductive patterns. The dielectric housing is covering the integrated fan-out package, wherein a gap or a first dielectric layer is in between the dielectric housing and the integrated fan-out package. The plurality of conductive patterns is located on a surface of the dielectric housing, wherein the plurality of conductive patterns is located in between the dielectric housing and the integrated fan-out package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chun Tang, Chung-Hao Tsai, Chen-Hua Yu, Chuei-Tang Wang, Che-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 11171398
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic device including a coaxial cable connected to an antenna and a conductive body having a strip-like shape and being electrically coupled to an external conductor of the coaxial cable, an end of the conductive body not being electrically connected other conductive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuya Odagiri
  • Patent number: 11145973
    Abstract: The invention discloses a planar end-fire pattern reconfigurable antenna, including a dielectric substrate, a radiation patch, a ground plane, a switch and bias circuit, and a coaxial cable, wherein the dielectric substrate includes a first surface and a second surface in opposite, the radiation patch is attached to the first surface of the dielectric substrate, the ground plane is attached to the second surface of the dielectric substrate, the switch and bias circuit is arranged in a slot of the ground plane, the coaxial cable includes an outer conductor and an inner conductor, the outer conductor is connected to the ground plane, the inner conductor penetrates through the dielectric substrate and is connected to the radiation patch, and the coaxial cable is arranged at a geometric center of the planar end-fire pattern reconfigurable antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yongmei Pan, Yun Ouyang, Shaoyong Zheng
  • Patent number: 11133590
    Abstract: An antenna includes a dielectric substrate, an antenna element formed on a first surface of the dielectric substrate, a ground element formed on a second surface of the dielectric substrate, and a metal conductor plate disposed over, and at a spaced distance from, the first surface of the dielectric substrate, the metal conductor plate being larger than the ground element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Masahiro Yanagi
  • Patent number: 11099680
    Abstract: A sensor system comprises a plurality of receiving antennas. Another antenna functions as an isolating antenna that assists in preventing a signal received at some of the receiving antennas from being interfered with by the other receiving antennas. The isolating antenna may be operably connected to a ground or the source of signal that is also infused into a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: David Holman, David Clark Wilkinson, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa, Bruno Rodrigues De Araujo, Adam Landa
  • Patent number: 11088444
    Abstract: A dielectric substrate has a first surface formed with a base plate and a second surface formed with an antenna part. The antenna part has one or more antenna patterns. An additional function part has a plurality of conductor patterns arranged around the antenna part. The plurality of conductor patterns resonate in one or more resonance directions to incident waves having an operating frequency of the antenna part, thereby generating emitted waves having polarized waves different from those of electromagnetic waves transmitted/received by the antenna part. For each of the resonance directions, at least one of the conductor patterns includes at least one line pattern having a width which is narrower than the total width of the conductor patterns in the direction perpendicular to the resonance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Sakai, Kazumasa Sakurai, Asahi Kondo
  • Patent number: 11075442
    Abstract: Antennas and MIMO antenna systems in a housing of an electronic device are described. Each of the antennas includes a first RF radiating member having a first frequency range and a second RF radiating member having a second frequency range. The first frequency range is 4-5 GHz and the second frequency range is 3-4 GHz, and each antenna has an operating frequency range of at least 3-5 GHz. A plurality of the antennas may be arranged in a housing of an electronic device to form MIMO antenna systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Enliang Wang
  • Patent number: 11038255
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided including a display unit; a middle frame including a supporting unit that supports a rear surface of the display unit with a side portion around the supporting portion; a main board at a rear surface of the middle frame including a ground; a first wireless communication unit in the main board to transceive a first signal; a second wireless communication unit in the main board to transceive a second signal; and a rear case covering a rear surface of the main board, where the side portion includes a plurality of conductive members with ends divided into slits and the plurality of the conductive members includes a common antenna electrically connectable with the first and second wireless communication units to receive the first and second signals such that the mobile terminal receives different signals with antennas for LTE and 5G communication arranged in a limited space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjin Kim, Yunmo Kang, Youngbae Kwon, Yeomin Youn, Jihun Ha
  • Patent number: 11030596
    Abstract: A system for data transfer between a server, a remote vending machine and a user computing device includes a remote vending machine for selectively providing an item stored therein to a user, a user computing device, an accounting server, a transaction server, and a data transfer network, wherein the vending machine comprises a door, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) antenna, a communication module, a memory, and a controller. The controller is communicatively coupled by a data transfer bus with the memory, the communication module and the RFID antenna. The user computing device comprises an authorization module and is configured to transfer to and receive data from the accounting server. The accounting and transaction servers, the vending machine and the user computing device are communicatively interconnected with one another by the data transfer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MHG IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Nina P Sergeeva, Kirill Sizyumov, Ruslan Ruziev, Nikita Makarov, Ivan Gurkin
  • Patent number: 11024954
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor package structure includes providing a first wafer-level package structure having a die region surrounded by a scribe line region. The first wafer-level package structure includes a first encapsulating layer, a first redistribution layer (RDL) structure formed on the first encapsulating layer, a first antenna element formed in the first RDL structure and corresponding to the die region, and a semiconductor die in the first encapsulating layer and corresponding to the die region. A second wafer-level package structure is bonded onto the first RDL structure using a first adhesive layer. The second wafer-level package structure includes a second encapsulating layer attached to the first adhesive layer, and a second antenna element formed on the second encapsulating layer. The second antenna element and the first antenna element form a pitch antenna after the bonding of the second wafer-level package structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Nai-Wei Liu, Yen-Yao Chi, Tzu-Hung Lin, Wen-Sung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10992023
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Beom Hong, Hyung Wook Kim, Sung Chul Park
  • Patent number: 10971817
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a phased array antenna system includes a first portion carrying an antenna lattice including a plurality of antenna elements, wherein the plurality of antenna elements are arranged in a first configuration, a second portion carrying a beamformer lattice including a plurality of beamformer elements, wherein the plurality of beamformer elements are arranged in a second configuration different from the first configuration, and a third portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion carrying at least a portion of a mapping including a first plurality of mapping traces on a first surface providing at least a portion of the electrical connection between the plurality of antenna elements and the plurality of beamformer elements, wherein each of the plurality of antenna elements are electrically coupled to one of the plurality of beamformer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Javier Rodriguez De Luis, Robert Baummer, Jr., Nil Apaydin, Alireza Mahanfar
  • Patent number: 10959071
    Abstract: A system for roadway two-way radio frequency communication includes at least one radio transceiver, a carrier medium and at least one repeater. The carrier medium has a length and includes a plurality of carbon fibers embedded in a matrix. The carrier medium is configured to propagate electromagnetic signals produced by the transceiver along the length and to emit radio frequency signals in a direction transverse to the length over a short range. The at least one repeater is communicatively coupled with the carrier medium and configured to repeat, along the carrier medium, signals produced by the transceiver. A method for producing a system for roadway two-way radio frequency communication includes forming a carrier medium by providing a conductive additive to a matrix, applying the carrier medium to a roadway surface and coupling a radio transceiver to the carrier medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Leo C Hayes
  • Patent number: 10950933
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a decoupling assembly, a multiple-antenna system, and a terminal, and relate to the field of communications technologies, to change a radiation direction of an electromagnetic wave, thereby achieving a decoupling effect in a relatively large frequency range. The multiple-antenna system includes a first antenna unit and a second antenna unit that are adjacent to each other. A decoupling assembly is disposed between the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit, and the decoupling assembly is made of an electromagnetic material with electrical anisotropy or electromagnetic bianisotropy, to reduce a coupling generated between the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su Xu, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10910699
    Abstract: A triple-band antenna array for cellular base stations operates at a first frequency band and at a second frequency band within a first frequency range, and also at a third frequency band within a second frequency range. The triple-band antenna array comprises a first set of radiating elements operating at the first frequency band, a second set of radiating elements operating at the second frequency band, a third set of radiating elements operating at both the third and the first frequency bands, and a fourth set of radiating elements operating at both the third and the second frequency bands. The radiating elements are arranged such that at least some of the radiating elements of the first and third sets are interlaced, and at least some of the radiating elements of the second and fourth sets are interlaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Carles Puente, Carmen Borja, Anthony Teillet, Dillon Kirchhofer, Jaume Anguera
  • Patent number: 10886630
    Abstract: An antenna module (1) includes an antenna array (100) that includes a plurality of radiation conductors (11) arranged at regular intervals in or on a dielectric substrate (14) and an RFIC (20) that is provided in or on the dielectric substrate (14) and that performs signal processing on a transmission signal transmitted by the antenna array (100) or a reception signal received by the patch antenna array (100). Each of the plurality of radiation conductors (11) has a transmission feeding point from which the transmission signal is transmitted to the RFIC (20) and a reception feeding point at which the reception signal is received from the RFIC (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Onaka, Yoshiki Yamada, Keisei Takayama, Hirotsugu Mori
  • Patent number: 10847888
    Abstract: An end-fire antenna for wideband low form factor applications includes a first metal layer, a second metal layer, and a dielectric layer disposed between the first and second metal layers. An open cavity formed in the dielectric layer that is filled with air, the cavity defined by a pair of sidewalls that extend from an aperture of the cavity to a rear wall of the cavity, where the depth of the aperture is defined between the aperture and the rear wall. The cavity is formed by selecting the width of the aperture of the cavity and the depth of the cavity such that the antenna achieves the same gain during operation irrespective of a variation in the thickness of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Foad Arfaei Malekzadeh, Stephen Joseph Kovacic, Abdulhadi Ebrahim Abdulhadi, Dinhphuoc Vu Hoang
  • Patent number: 10843510
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes an antenna, an analog front end, a processing circuit, and memory. The analog front end includes a power circuit, a tuning circuit, a transmitter, and a receiver. The power circuit is operably coupled to convert a radio frequency (RF) signal into a power supply voltage. The tuning circuit, when enabled, adjusts an RF characteristic of the analog front end to tune power harvesting from the RF signal. The transmitter is operably coupled to transmit a response signal to the RFID reader via the antenna. The receiver is operably coupled to receive a command signal from the RFID reader, wherein the command signal is contained within a portion of the RF signal. The processing circuit is operable to interpret the command signal and generate the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Brian David Young
  • Patent number: 10840746
    Abstract: A wireless power transmitting device transmits wireless power signals to a wireless power receiving device using a wireless power transmitting coil. The wireless power receiving device may transmit data packets to the wireless power transmitting device. The wireless power transmitting device may include a data receiver that is coupled to the wireless power transmitting coil and that receives the transmitted data packets. The data receiver may be configured to demodulate the received data packets. The data packets may include at least preamble bits, start bits, and data bits encoded as biphase half-bit signals in accordance with a predefined wireless power transfer protocol. During demodulation, the receiver may perform preamble detection, start bit detection, and data bit detection by comparing the input signals to corresponding reference patterns using a maximum likelihood sequence detection scheme. Phase recovery may be employed throughout to help provide immunity to phase change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Zhou, Atul A. Salvekar, Andrew H. Jones, Brian D. Mariner, Michael F. Jean, Moshe H. Malkin, Benjamin M. Oztalay, Arash Mehrabi, Jose Santos Martinez
  • Patent number: 10826189
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a frequency selective surface (FSS). The FSS includes uniformly arranged FSS units. Each FSS unit includes a dielectric slab, a cross-shaped metal patch, and N square-ring metal patches. The cross-shaped metal patch is adhered to a first surface of the dielectric slab, and divides the first surface of the dielectric slab into four parts. Each part has a same size and a same quantity of the square-ring metal patches. The N square-ring metal patches are adhered to the first surface of the dielectric slab, and are arranged uniformly, and N is a positive integer power of 4. Lengths of the cross-shaped metal patch in two mutually perpendicular directions are equal, and both a length in each direction and a width of a gap between adjacent patches need to meet a specific condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Luo, Yi Chen, Kun Li
  • Patent number: 10811787
    Abstract: An electronically scanned antenna array (ESA) includes a first band including first antennas and a second band including second antennas. Each first antenna operates over a first frequency bandwidth from a first frequency to a second frequency. At least two adjacent first antennas are spaced from one another by a first value of a wavelength scale parameter that corresponds to the second frequency. Each second antenna operates over a second frequency bandwidth from the first frequency to a third frequency greater than the first and less than the second frequency. At least two adjacent second antennas are spaced from one another by a second value of the wavelength scale parameter that corresponds to the third frequency. A second subset of the plurality of second antennas is adjacent to a first subset of the plurality of first antennas and spaced from the first subset based on the wavelength scale parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. West, Aimee M. Matland
  • Patent number: 10797396
    Abstract: It is provided an aperture coupled patch antenna comprising a substrate comprising a planar electrically conductive ground plane, an electrically conductive box arranged on and electrically connected to the ground plane to form an air filled cavity between the box and the ground plane, the box comprising an aperture in the form of at least one elongate slot. The antenna further comprises an electrically conductive patch arranged in parallel with the ground plane and at a distance from the box such that the aperture of the box is located between the patch and the ground plane and a distribution network comprising at least one elongate distribution element arranged in parallel with the ground plane between the ground plane and the patch, at a distance from the substrate and the ground plane and at a distance from the box such that a gap is formed between the distribution element and the box, wherein the extension of the distribution element intersects the extension of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ola Kaspersson, Anders Ek, Håkan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10784563
    Abstract: Techniques regarding a scalable phased array are provided. For example, various embodiments described herein can comprise a plurality of integrated circuits having respective flip chip pads, and an antenna-in-package substrate having a ball grid array terminal and a plurality of transmission lines. The plurality of transmission lines can be embedded within the antenna-in-package substrate and can operatively couple the respective flip chip pads to the ball grid array terminal. In one or more embodiments, a die can comprise the plurality of integrated circuits. Further, in one or more embodiments a combiner can also be embedded in the antenna-in-package substrate. The combiner can join the plurality of transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoxiong Gu, Wooram Lee, Duixian Liu, Christian Wilhelmus Baks, Alberto Valdes-Garcia
  • Patent number: 10784588
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter concerns an antenna which comprises a ground plane and at least a first and a second antenna element. Each antenna element comprises a feed point, a cavity, a main body, a tip and at least a first tapered portion and a second tapered portion. Each antenna element is arranged on the ground plane, where said first and second tapered portions extend along the antenna element from said tip towards the ground plane of the antenna element, and where each antenna element extends essentially perpendicularly to said ground plane along a centre axis of the antenna element. Each antenna element has at least a first leg and a second leg, where said first leg extends from said main body to the first feed point, where said feed point is located between the first leg and the ground plane, and where said second leg extends from said main body to the ground plane, and where said second leg is electrically connected to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventor: Bengt Svensson
  • Patent number: 10777908
    Abstract: The present invention provides a millimeter wave array antenna including: two metal grounding layers and a sandwich metal layer between the two metal grounding layers. The sandwich metal layer includes a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of antenna slots. The top surface is connected with the two metal grounding layers along a long axis direction, the bottom surface is opposite to and in parallel with the top surface, the antenna slots space the array along the long axis direction, penetrate the top surface and bottom surface and are connected with the two metal grounding layers. The metal grounding layers are provided with feed parts at positions corresponding to each antenna slot, and, each of the antenna slots, the metal grounding layers and the sandwich metal layer forms a slot antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tan Yew Choon, Ng Guan Hong, Tay Yew Siow
  • Patent number: 10749253
    Abstract: Disclosed is an omnidirectional ceiling antenna (10). The omnidirectional ceiling antenna (10) comprises: a base plate (101); a first antenna unit (102) and a second antenna unit (103), the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit are arranged on the base plate at intervals, and the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit are not symmetrical with respect to a longitudinal central axis of the base plate; a coupling plate (104), the coupling plate is arranged on the base plate; an isolation plate (105), the isolation plate is arranged on the base plate; and a first feeding member (106) and a second feeding member (107), the first feeding member cooperates with the first antenna unit so as to feed the first antenna unit, and the second feeding member cooperates with the second antenna unit so as to feed the second antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGSU EAST CENTURY NETWORK INFORMATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yihong Qi, Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10725090
    Abstract: A method that is disclosed that includes the operations outlined below. Dies are arranged on a test fixture, and each of the dies includes first antennas and at least one via array, wherein the at least one via array is formed between at least two of the first antennas to separate the first antennas. By the first antennas of the dies, test processes are sequentially performed on an under-test device including second antennas that positionally correspond to the first antennas, according to signal transmissions between the first antennas and the second antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mill-Jer Wang, Ching-Nen Peng, Hung-Chih Lin, Sen-Kuei Hsu, Chuan-Ching Wang, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 10701515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved accuracy for beacon-based location systems. A location estimation system may include a multi-beacon system which includes two or more beacons positioned proximate each other. The beacons emit correlated beacon frames which are time and data correlated. A mobile device receives the beacon signals and processes them to estimate the distance between the mobile device and the multi-beacon system. The mobile device processes the signals based on a correlation function of the beacons signal strength trends, which indicates homogeneity and reliability of the acquired signals. When the correlation is high, the two or more RSSI signals are stable and may be used for the distance estimation. When the correlation is low, at least one of the signals is irregular. The mobile device compensates for the irregular signal, thus improving distance estimation accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marco Bottazzi
  • Patent number: 10658870
    Abstract: Provided are a combo antenna unit, and a wireless power receiving module including the same. The combo antenna unit includes a wireless power transmission antenna and at least one additional antenna using a different frequency band from the wireless power transmission antenna. The wireless power transmission antenna includes a radiator formed of a loop-shape-wound flat coil. According to the present invention, it is possible to reduce resistance so as to decrease heat generation and increase charging efficiency, and minimize the amount of circuit board used, thereby reducing overall production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Amosense Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kil Jae Jang
  • Patent number: 10651570
    Abstract: An antenna unit includes a dielectric substrate; a dielectric cover on the dielectric substrate; and an antenna array. The antenna array includes antenna elements arranged in the dielectric substrate and configured to form traveling waves propagating in the dielectric substrate and the dielectric cover. The antenna unit also includes at least one spatial matching element arranged in space formed inside the dielectric substrate, spatially matched with the dielectric cover, and coupled with the at least one antenna element. The spatial matching element is configured to be spatially matched with the antenna array with the dielectric cover and to reduce reflections of traveling waves propagating from the antenna array to the dielectric cover. The antenna device may be diversified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anton Sergeevich Lukyanov, Elena Aleksandrovna Shepeleva, Gennadiy Aleksandrovich Evtyushkin, Alexander Nikolaevich Khripkov, Artem Yurievich Nikishov
  • Patent number: 10541461
    Abstract: In one aspect, an active electronically scanned array (AESA) tile includes a radiator structure and oxide-bonded semiconductor wafers attached to the radiator structure and comprising a radio frequency (RF) manifold and a beam former. An RF signal path through the oxide-bonded wafers comprises a first portion that propagates toward the beam former and a second portion that propagates parallel to the beam former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ratheon Company
    Inventors: Mary A. Teshiba, Jason G. Milne, Kevin C. Rolston, John J. Drab
  • Patent number: 10522895
    Abstract: A microwave antenna apparatus includes: a redistribution layer including a carrier layer, a ground plane arranged on a first or second surface of the carrier layer, and a microstrip line arranged on the other one of the first or second surface of the carrier layer; a semiconductor element mounted on the first surface of the carrier layer and coupled to the ground plane and the microstrip line; a mold layer that covers the semiconductor element and the first surface of the carrier layer; and a waveguide arranged within the mold layer and on the first surface of the carrier layer and coupled to the semiconductor element by the microstrip line, wherein a solid state filling material is arranged within the waveguide. Further, integrated antennas and transitions are presented within eWLB packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcel Blech, Ali Eray Topak, Arndt Thomas Ott
  • Patent number: 10498034
    Abstract: An antenna module is disclosed. The antenna module includes a circuit board and at least one antenna set. Wherein, the antenna set includes a driving antenna and a plurality of parasitic antennas. The driving antenna is formed on the circuit board, and the parasitic antennas are positioned with the driving antenna as a center on the circuit board. Whereby, the space occupied by the antenna module can be small, and beams of wireless signals radiated by the antenna module can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: I-Ru Liu, Yen-Lin Liao, Hsin-Hsiung Kang, Li-Hua Chou, Wen-Pin Lo, Chun-Yi Kuo, Chang-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10469153
    Abstract: An antenna measurement method and a terminal, where the method includes determining, by a first antenna selection circuit in a terminal, at least two measured antennas, setting the at least two measured antennas as a first measurement antenna, adding the first measurement antenna to an occupied antenna set, determining measurement duration of the first measurement antenna, performing a measurement operation on the first measurement antenna, determining, by a second antenna selection circuit, a second measurement antenna and measurement duration of the second measurement antenna based on the occupied antenna set and the measurement duration of the first measurement antenna, adding the second measurement antenna to the occupied antenna set, performing a measurement operation on the second measurement antenna, and determining a measurement result of the first measurement antenna and a measurement result of the second measurement antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsingyu Lung, Yanzong Zhong, Shengchang Shangguan, Chaodi Song
  • Patent number: 10461417
    Abstract: A power feed circuit for feeding power to first through fifth antenna elements sequentially arranged in a horizontal direction includes a 90-degree hybrid circuit including two input terminals and two output terminals, an equal distribution circuit that the power-feed signal output from one of the output terminals is equally distributed and output to the second and fourth antenna elements, and a distribution circuit that power-feed signal output from the other of the output terminals is distributed and output to the first, third and fifth antenna elements. The distribution circuit distributes such that electrical power output to the first and fifth antenna elements is equal and that a sum of electrical power output to the first and fifth antenna elements is not more than that output to the third antenna element. A phase-inverted power is fed to the third antenna element and either one of the second and fourth antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10461416
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aperture segmentation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna feed to input a cylindrical feed wave and a physical antenna aperture coupled to the antenna feed and comprising a plurality of segments having antenna elements that form a plurality of closed concentric rings of antenna elements when combined, where the plurality of concentric rings are concentric with respect to the antenna feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohsen Sazegar, Nathan Kundtz, Steve Linn
  • Patent number: 10461439
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an antenna assembly having a substrate with an antenna radiating element and a ground conductor disposed on the substrate, the ground conductor further characterized by a plurality of ground resonators, wherein a length associated with each of the ground resonators increases as the ground resonators are distanced from the antenna radiating element. Additionally, a coaxial cable is routed around the antenna assembly for configuring the coaxial cable as an additional ground resonator associated with the antenna assembly. The resulting antenna provides wide band performance between 700 MHz and 2700 MHz with improved efficiency compared with conventional antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jason Philip Dorsey
  • Patent number: 10446928
    Abstract: A phased array antenna includes a signal source, a distribution circuit, phase shifters, amplifiers, antenna elements, and a control device. The signal source generates a signal. The distribution circuit divides the signal generated by the signal source. The phase shifters shift phases of signals divided by the distribution circuit to change an orientation direction in which electromagnetic wave is emitted. The amplifiers amplify signals output by the phase shifters. The antenna elements emit, as the electromagnetic wave, signals output by the amplifiers. The control device controls the amplifiers such that, in a plane that is parallel to an orbital plane of a satellite with which communication of the electromagnetic wave is established, amplitudes of amplifiers, among the amplifiers, which are arranged in the center of the plane are greater than amplitudes of amplifiers, among the amplifiers, arranged at the periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10425133
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally pertains a system and method for wireless inter-networking between a wireless wide area network (WWAN) and a local area network (WLAN) employing one or more extended range wireless inter-networking devices. Aspects of the present disclosure more specifically are directed toward a high powered wireless interconnect device that includes high efficiency circuitry to make it possible to implement in a portable or in-vehicle form factor, which may provide reasonable battery life, size, weight, and thermal dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas R. Bilotta, Edward C. Lin, Steven A. Morley, Robert E. LaRose
  • Patent number: 10418695
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a substrate formed of a dielectric material; a pattern unit disposed on one surface of the substrate and radiating energy of electromagnetic wave; and a patch unit disposed on the substrate to be spaced apart from one side of the pattern unit with a first distance and configured to limit radiation of an energy radiated from the one side of the pattern unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Kim, Jungook Lee, Kyu Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10389031
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first plate-shaped metal plate and a second plate-shaped metal plate configuring a bow-tie antenna. The first plate-shaped metal plate and the second plate-shaped metal plate extend upwardly and downwardly from a feeding point, respectively. The feeding point is located at a position offset in a positive x direction from an x-direction center position of the first plate-shaped metal plate. A magnetic core is mounted on a feeder line that is a coaxial cable. The magnetic core is accommodated between a negative x-direction side end portion of the first plate-shaped metal plate and the feeding point, in the x direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: YOKOWO CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sanpo, Mutsumi Katayama, Yasuhiro Konno
  • Patent number: 10348136
    Abstract: A transmitter, according to some implementations, includes: at least two antennas configured to transmit at least two radio frequency power signals; a power transmission module connected to the at least two antennas, the power transmission module configured to generate the at least two radio frequency power signals; and a power transmitter control module connected to the power transmission module, the power transmitter control module configured to control a first phase and a first amplitude of a first of the at least two radio frequency power signals and a second phase and a second amplitude of a second of the at least two radio frequency power signals to concurrently provide respective summations of the first and second radio frequency power signals at a first wireless power receiver of a first electronic device and at a second wireless power receiver of a second electronic device via constructive interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WiTricity Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Sasha John
  • Patent number: 10347991
    Abstract: A planar multi-layer assembly method fabricates a dual frequency, dual polarization phased-array antenna. A plurality of vias make up an array of double-walled wells which are connected to a ground plane. A shorted annular ring patch antenna (SARPA) is deposited at the top of each double-walled well. Fabricated coaxially and parallel to each SARPA, is an array of circular patch antennas (CPA). The inner wall of each double-walled well improves isolation of the CPA signals from the SARPA signals. Each SARPA of the array is connected to a pair of first frequency band signal vias and the CPA is coupled to a pair of second frequency band signal vias. Within each frequency band, a plurality of signal phases enable steerable polarized antenna beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: TUBIS TECHNOLOGY, INC., KACST
    Inventor: Ce Zhang
  • Patent number: 10306675
    Abstract: A central processor subsystem controls multiple transceivers. Each transceiver transmits protocol data units from antennas of that transceiver and produces receive waveforms from wirelessly received signals at the one or more antennas. A transmit waveform, including a frame addressed to one or more wireless client devices, is sent through a first transceiver to be transmitted wirelessly by the first transceiver on a frequency channel. A receive waveform, representative of the transmission by the first transceiver and wirelessly received at a second transceiver, is received from the second transceiver. While the transmit waveform is being sent to the first transceiver: a level of collision between the receive waveform and another transmission on the frequency channel is detected; and if the level of collision exceeds a threshold prior to an end of the receive waveform, the transmit waveform being sent to the first transceiver is modified to reduce the collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kloper, Brian D. Hart, Matthew A. Silverman, Paul J. Stager
  • Patent number: 10297918
    Abstract: A planar multi-layer assembly method fabricates a dual frequency, dual polarization phased-array antenna. A plurality of vias make up an array of double-walled wells which are connected to a ground plane. A shorted annular ring patch antenna (SARPA) is deposited at the top of each double-walled well. Fabricated coaxially and parallel to each SARPA, is an array of circular patch antennas (CPA). The inner wall of each double-walled well improves isolation of the CPA signals from the SARPA signals. Each SARPA of the array is connected to a pair of first frequency band signal vias and the CPA is coupled to a pair of second frequency band signal vias. Within each frequency band, a plurality of signal phases enable steerable polarized antenna beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Ce Zhang
  • Patent number: 10283869
    Abstract: A MIMO antenna is provided that includes a ground plane, and a plurality of dipole antenna elements that are arranged in the vicinity of the ground plane. Each of the plurality of dipole antenna elements includes a radiating element including a conductor portion extending along an outer edge portion of the ground plane, and a feeding portion that feeds the radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Ryuta Sonoda, Koji Ikawa, Toshiki Sayama
  • Patent number: 10193238
    Abstract: A first-band radiating element configured to operate in a first frequency band may be designed for reducing distortion associated with one or more second-band radiating element configured to operate in a second frequency band. The first-band radiating element may include a first printed circuit board. The first printed circuit board may include a first surface including a first feed line connected to a feed network of a feed board of an antenna. The radiating element may also include a second surface opposite the first surface. The second surface may include one or more first conductive planes connected to a ground plane of the feed board; and one or more first open-end traces coupled to the one or more conductive planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ligang Wu, Bo Wu, Fan Li
  • Patent number: 10170830
    Abstract: A projector includes a wireless communication unit which wirelessly receives image data from a transmitting device, and a display unit which displays an image based on the image data received by the wireless communication unit. The wireless communication unit includes a first communication unit which has a first array antenna, and a second communication unit which has a second array antenna. The first communication unit transmits and receives wireless radio waves of a first frequency in a millimeter wave band via the first array antenna, and the second communication unit transmits and receives wireless radio waves of a second frequency in a millimeter wave band that is different from the first frequency via the second array antenna. A plane including the second array antenna is tilted at an angle of 10 degrees or more and 30 degrees or less to a plane including the first array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10141640
    Abstract: A multi-polarized phased array antenna includes an element, a first feed line, a second feed line, a first phase shifter, and a second phase shifter. The element is fed with a first polarization signal at first and third angles, and a second polarization signal at second and fourth angles. One of the first polarization signal and second polarization signal is cancelled at a feed point in at least one of a first feed line and second feed line by operation of the first phase shifter, second phase shifter, first angle, second angle, third angle, and fourth angle. The first phase shifter provides a first 180° phase shift between the first and third angles, and the second phase shifter provides a second 180° phase shift between the second and fourth angles. A corresponding method of increasing isolation between polarizations in the multi-polarized phased array antenna is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: John Howard
  • Patent number: 10109928
    Abstract: An antenna system is disclosed. The antenna system includes a first antenna array coupled to a first radio card, the first antenna array having a plurality of horizontal antennas operating at a first frequency band. A second antenna array is coupled to a second radio card. The second antenna array includes a plurality of dual-band antennas operating at the first frequency band and a second frequency band. The first antenna array and the second antenna array are arranged on a substrate such that a first antenna pattern formed by the first antenna array and a second antenna pattern formed by the second antenna array are mutually orthogonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Sian You, Yu Tao, Tsun-Che Huang