Plural Antennas Patents (Class 343/893)
  • Patent number: 11557842
    Abstract: In an antenna module on one printed circuit board, a first area where a plurality of antenna elements are positioned on a first surface, and a second area where a plurality of front end integrated circuits are independently positioned on a second surface, the opposite surface of the first surface, are provided, and a wire is provided in the second area to electrically couple some ports of a plurality of ports provided in a first front end integrated circuit to some ports of a plurality of ports provided in a second front end integrated circuit. The some ports provided in the first front end integrated circuit include a first port configured to output a first intermediate frequency signal, and a second port configured to input a second intermediate frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Namjun Cho, Hyosung Lee, Hyoseok Na
  • Patent number: 11553294
    Abstract: A method for determining microphone position is a method for determining positions of a plurality of microphones in a microphone array having the plurality of microphones arranged in a plurality of concentric circles. The method for determining microphone position includes a constraint condition acquiring step of acquiring constraint conditions including the maximum number of the plurality of microphones; and a selecting step of selecting, from among a plurality of combinations of (i) the number of microphones included in each of the plurality of concentric circles and (ii) the radius of each of the plurality of concentric circles, a combination indicating directional characteristics with the smallest difference from a target value of the directional characteristics of the microphone array, where the plurality of combinations satisfy the constraint conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AUDIO-TECHNICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinken Kanemaru
  • Patent number: 11552409
    Abstract: A Yagi-Uda monopolar antenna configured to be mounted on the conductive surface of a vehicle, especially an aircraft. The antenna comprises: a radiating element, taking the form of a conductive plate, for example one having the shape of a disc, which plate is equipped with a return conductor; a reflecting element; and at least one directing element taking the form of a monopole that is folded on itself. The various elements are mounted on a substantially planar surface such as the skin of the fuselage of an aircraft. The antenna simultaneously has a wide operating band, a good compactness and a good directivity. It may especially serve as joint antenna for a plurality of air-ground communication systems of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus SAS
    Inventor: Leslie Smith
  • Patent number: 11539125
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, devices and systems related to the implementation of a multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB) radio-frequency antenna featuring, a printed radiating element coupled to an absorbing element embedded in the PCB. The embedded element is configured within the PCB layers to prevent out-of-phase reflections to the bore-sight direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Zoll Medical Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Uriel Weinstein, Assaf Bernstein
  • Patent number: 11533792
    Abstract: A microwave cooking appliance includes a cooking chamber delimited by a cooking chamber wall, and a microwave apparatus configured to introduce microwaves into the cooking chamber. The microwave apparatus includes a patch antenna having a planar base body and a planar emission body, which are electrically insulated from one another. The emission body is configured to cover the base body at a distance and capable of being fed with microwave energy, with the base body corresponding to a region of the cooking chamber wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Kuchler, Kerstin Rigorth, Sebastian Sterz
  • Patent number: 11532893
    Abstract: An antenna array includes one or more antenna tiles which are arranged on an antenna plane. Each of the one or more antenna tiles includes one or more antenna units that are arranged together to form the respective antenna tile having a hexagonal shape and each antenna unit comprises an antenna circuit chip. In some embodiments, each antenna unit has a pentagonal shape and the antenna tile has a hexagonal shape formed by tessellating the one or more antenna units with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: COBHAM ADVANCED ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Jason Simon, Michael Scott Pors, Bryan Kathol
  • Patent number: 11502403
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a printed circuit board (PCB). The printed circuit board includes a plurality of layers, a first antenna, a second antenna, a third antenna and an isolator. The first antenna is arranged on a first layer of the layers. The second antenna is arranged on the first layer. The isolator is arranged on the first layer and located between the first antenna and the second antenna. The third antenna is arranged on a second layer of the layers, wherein the second layer is different from the first layer. A position of the third antenna overlaps a position of the isolator in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Cheng, Shin-Lung Kuo
  • Patent number: 11502404
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting, by a monitoring system associated with a communication system, signals received at an array of orthogonally-polarized radiating elements of an antenna, causing, via a motorized drive assembly, the array of orthogonally-polarized radiating elements to sequentially rotate to a plurality of positions, obtaining, by a control system from the monitoring system and for each of the plurality of positions, data relating to signals from the array of orthogonally-polarized radiating elements, based on the data, determining, by the control system, an optimal position of the plurality of positions for the array of orthogonally-polarized radiating elements at which an impact of passive intermodulation (PIM) on the communications system is minimized, and controlling, by the control system, the motorized drive assembly to cause the array of orthogonally-polarized radiating elements to occupy the optimal position. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Anthony Teillet, Richard Loy Smith, Jr., David E. Urbasic, Richard David Peacock, Andre F. A. Fournier, Guenadi Miliavski
  • Patent number: 11502740
    Abstract: A method for performing a listen-before-talk procedure in a first transceiver device (N1) for wireless electromagnetic communication in a frequency band (150) is disclosed. A first transceiver device (N1) configured to perform the method is also disclosed. The method comprises receiving at the first transceiver device (N1) a stream of data (11) from a second transceiver device (N2), and determining whether the second transceiver device (N2) is capable of receiving in only a single or in two polarization directions. If the second transceiver device (N2) is capable of receiving in two polarization directions, then the method comprises determining and using an energy threshold that is larger than a regulated energy threshold for listen-before-talk within the frequency band (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Olof Zander, Rickard Ljung, Erik Bengtsson, Fredrik Rusek
  • Patent number: 11502419
    Abstract: A patch array has a routing printed circuit board with a plurality of layers for routing signals, and a plurality of printed circuit board patches that each has at least one through-via. The plurality of patches are mounted with the routing printed circuit board. In addition, the plurality of printed circuit board patches are formed in compliance with standard printed circuit board rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Anokiwave, Inc.
    Inventors: Trang Thai, Jason Leo Durbin, Peter Moosbrugger
  • Patent number: 11477879
    Abstract: An electronic component module includes a first module including a sealing portion disposed on a first surface of a first board and a shielding layer disposed on a surface of the sealing portion, a second module spaced apart from the first module, a connection board having greater flexibility than the first board and connecting the first module to the second module, and a first ground line electrically connected to a ground layer of the first board and disposed on a surface of the connection board, and at least a portion of the shielding layer is electrically connected to the ground layer of the first board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Ho Han
  • Patent number: 11467468
    Abstract: A photonic crystal optical phased array device has a dispersion engineered slow light waveguide region; a mode coupler region capable of optically coupling an input waveguide to the dispersion engineered slow light waveguide region; and optical antenna regions integrated within the dispersion engineered slow light waveguide region. The dispersion engineered slow light waveguide region has a substantially linear dispersion relation within a predetermined operational bandwidth of the optical phased array device. The optical antenna regions are formed by an alteration of a periodic structure of the photonic crystal and are capable of radiating light out from the dispersion engineered slow light waveguide region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jelena Vuckovic, Dries J. F. Vercruysse
  • Patent number: 11462832
    Abstract: An antenna device includes first and second dielectric layers. The first dielectric layer includes first and second sides facing each other in a third direction. The second dielectric layer includes third and fourth sides facing each other in the third direction. A first antenna patch is disposed on the first side of the first dielectric layer. A second antenna patch is disposed on the third side of the second dielectric layer. Signals with a first frequency bandwidth are transmitted or received electrical signals applied to the first antenna patch. Signals with a different second frequency bandwidth are transmitted or received by an electrical signal applied to the second antenna patch. A height of the second dielectric layer measured to the third side from the fourth side in a direction parallel to a third direction is greater than a height of the first dielectric layer measured to the first side from the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juhyoung Park, Daeki Lim, Youngsik Hur, Sungyong An, Jae Yeong Kim, Chin Mo Kim
  • Patent number: 11437716
    Abstract: An antenna element is provided that is adapted to provide a more consistent horizontally polarized signal. In one embodiment, a radiator and counterpoise are provided with the counterpoise being disposed between the radiator and a ground plane in use. The feed location for feeding the radiator and the counterpoise is significantly spaced from the ground plane in use and the radiator and counterpoise diverge relative to this feed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST RF Corp.
    Inventors: Farzin Lalezari, Arian C. Lalezari, Michael R. Markey, Michael R. Goulder
  • Patent number: 11418975
    Abstract: Base station antennas are provided that include a first array of radiating elements that is configured to form a first antenna beam that has a first downtilt angle in response to a first RF signal that is input at the first RF port and a second array of radiating elements that is configured to form a second antenna beam that has a second downtilt angle in response to a second RF signal that is input at the second RF port. The second downtilt angle is less than the first downtilt angle. The first antenna beam is configured to only provide coverage to users within a first portion of a coverage area of the base station antenna that is close to the base station antenna and the second antenna beam is configured to provide coverage to users within a second portion of the coverage area that extends farther from the base station antenna than does the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Farid Firouzbakht, Martin L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 11411327
    Abstract: A dual-beam antenna includes an element array and a feed network. The element array includes a first element set and a second element set. The first element set includes at least three first elements arranged in a row. The second element set includes at least three second elements arranged in a row. The at least three first elements of the first element set and the at least three second elements of the second element set are independent of each other. The feed network includes a first feed network and a second feed network. The first feed network includes a first cable set and a first power divider. The second feed network includes a second cable set and a second power divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: ROSENBERGER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., ROSENBERGER TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Shengguang Wang, Zhongcao Yang, Guoqun Chen
  • Patent number: 11408960
    Abstract: A two-dimensional direction-of-arrival estimation method for a coprime planar array based on structured coarray tensor processing, the method includes: deploying a coprime planar array; modeling a tensor of the received signals; deriving the second-order equivalent signals of an augmented virtual array based on cross-correlation tensor transformation; deploying a three-dimensional coarray tensor of the virtual array; deploying a five-dimensional coarray tensor based on a coarray tensor dimension extension strategy; forming a structured coarray tensor including three-dimensional spatial information; and achieving two-dimensional direction-of-arrival estimation through CANDECOMP/PARACFAC decomposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zhiguo Shi, Hang Zheng, Chengwei Zhou, Jiming Chen
  • Patent number: 11367945
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device comprising a housing, a display, an antenna structure and at least one wireless communication circuit. The at least one wireless communication circuit is configured so as to transmit and/or receive a signal having a frequency between 3 GHz and 100 GHz, and may be configured so as to transmit and/or receive, in a first operation, a first signal having a first frequency by using not all but at least one conductive plate among a plurality of first conductive plates and a plurality of second conductive plates, and transmit and/or receive, in a second operation, a second signal having a second frequency differing from the first frequency by using not all but at least one conductive plate among the plurality of second conductive plates and the plurality of first conductive plates. In addition, various embodiments are possible as identified in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongil Son
  • Patent number: 11367950
    Abstract: An antenna control system and method and a mobile terminal are provided. The system includes an antenna and a controller. The antenna includes a first antenna portion and a second antenna portion symmetrically distributed, each of which has a plurality of operating states corresponding to a plurality of operating resonance frequencies. The controller includes an antenna-operating-state acquisition submodule configured to acquire a first operating state of the first antenna portion; a control submodule configured to adjust a second operating state of the second antenna portion based on the first operating state such that a difference between an operating resonance frequency of the first antenna portion and an operating resonance frequency of the second antenna portion is less than a defined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rihui Li
  • Patent number: 11362432
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) aperture includes an interface printed circuit board. An array of electrically conductive tapered projections have bases disposed on a front side of the interface printed circuit board and extend away from the front side of the interface printed circuit board. Chip baluns are mounted on the back side of the interface printed circuit board. Each chip balun has a balanced port electrically connected with two neighboring electrically conductive tapered projections via electrical feedthroughs passing through the interface printed circuit board. Each chip balun further has an unbalanced port, and RF circuitry disposed at the back side of the interface printed circuit board is electrically connected with the unbalanced ports of the chip baluns. The electrically conductive tapered projections include dielectric tapered projections and an electrically conductive layer disposed on an inner or outer surface of the dielectric tapered projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Daniel A. Perkins, Daniel G. Loesch, Donald C. Discher, Raphael Joseph Welsh
  • Patent number: 11362442
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include an antenna assembly that includes a dual antenna support and isolation enhancer coupled to a first antenna element for isolating the first antenna element relative to a collocated, vertically-polarized antenna element. The dual antenna support and isolation enhancer can include tabs to support the first antenna element and shield a coaxial cable feeding the first antenna element, a base electrically connected to a shield of the coaxial cable for shorting to ground induced current on the shield of the coaxial cable, and, in some embodiments, at least one of a plurality of loading pins that can form a short-circuited LC resonator that can effectively open-circuit a gap of a coplanar strip transmission line that routes to a feed connection point of the first antenna element when vertically-polarized radiation is incident on the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PCTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Erin McGough, Scott Lindner, Thomas Lutman
  • Patent number: 11349213
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a ground, a first patch, a second patch, a first conductive post, and a second conductive post. The first patch is spaced apart from the ground. The first patch includes a circular slit, a main patch portion and a circular portion. The circular portion and the circular slit surround the main patch portion, and the circular slit is located between the main patch portion and the circular portion. The second patch is disposed between and spaced apart from the ground and the main patch portion. A dimension of the second patch is less than a dimension of the main patch portion. One end of the first conductive post is connected to the second patch. Another end of the first conductive post passes through the ground and is coupled to a signal feeding end. The circular portion is connected to the ground through the second conductive post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Wu, Yi-Ru Yang, Shih-Keng Huang, Chao-Hsu Wu, Tse-Hsuan Wang, Hau Yuen Tan
  • Patent number: 11342668
    Abstract: Antenna arrays include a first plurality of radiating elements in a first column thereof, which are responsive to a first plurality of RF feed signals derived from a first radio, and a second plurality of radiating elements in a second column thereof, which are responsive to a second plurality of RF feed signals derived from a second radio. A power divider circuit is provided, which is configured to drive a first one of the radiating elements at a first end of the second column of radiating elements with a majority of the energy associated with a first one of the first plurality of RF feed signals, and drive a first one of the radiating elements at a first end of the first column of radiating elements with a non-zero minority of the energy associated with the first one of the first plurality of RF feed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: HongHui Chen, Peter J. Bisiules, Bin Sun, YueMin Li, Xia Mei, Martin L. Zimmerman, Haifeng Li, Long Shan
  • Patent number: 11342658
    Abstract: A repeater includes a first surface-side antenna, a second surface-side antenna, and a transceiver. Each of the first surface-side antenna and the second surface-side antenna includes a first conductor and a second conductor opposed to each other in a first axis, one or more third conductors positioned between the first conductor and the second conductor and extending in the first axis, a fourth conductor connected to the first conductor and the second conductor and extending in the first axis, and a feeding line electromagnetically connected to any one of the third conductors. The first conductor and the second conductor are capacitively connected through the third conductor. The feeding line of the first surface-side antenna is connected to the feeding line of the second surface-side antenna through the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 11336278
    Abstract: In a switching circuit, an inductance of an inductor of a shunt circuit is such that off capacitance of a second switching device that is in the off state when a first switching device is in the on state is used to define, in the shunt circuit, a series resonance circuit with a desired resonant frequency. Therefore, the frequency of an unnecessary signal to be attenuated is set to the resonant frequency of the series resonance circuit. Thus, the switching circuit achieves improved isolation characteristics with other circuits by attenuating the unnecessary signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11316251
    Abstract: A radio frequency package includes a first connection member having a first stack structure including at least one first insulating layer and at least one first wiring layer; a second connection member having a second stack structure including at least one second insulating layer and at least one second wiring layer; a core member including a core insulating layer and disposed between the first and second connection members; and a first chip antenna disposed to be surrounded by the core insulating layer. The first chip antenna includes a first dielectric layer disposed to be surrounded by the core insulating layer; a patch antenna pattern disposed on an upper surface of the first dielectric layer; and a feed via disposed to at least partially penetrate the first dielectric layer, providing a feed path of the patch antenna pattern and connected to the at least one first wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Woong Choi, Jin Won Lee, Hae Kyo Seo
  • Patent number: 11303032
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first conductive plate, a second conductive plate that is spaced from the first conductive plate and is disposed parallel to the first conductive plate, a conductive element that is disposed in a space between the first conductive plate and the second conductive plate, a wireless communication circuit that is electrically connected with the first conductive plate and the conductive element, and a printed circuit board that is coupled with at least one side of the first conductive plate, at least one side of the second conductive plate, and one end of the conductive element. The wireless communication circuit is configured to transmit/receive a first radio frequency (RF) signal having a vertical polarization characteristic using the first conductive plate and the second conductive plate and to transmit/receive a second RF signal having a horizontal polarization characteristic using the conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Jo, Su Min Yun, Myung Hun Jeong, Je Hun Jong, Se Hyun Park, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 11289433
    Abstract: A semiconductor package structure includes a carrier, an antenna element, an electronic component, and a conductive structure. The antenna element, which includes an exposed portion, is disposed on the carrier. The conductive structure is disposed between the carrier and the exposed portion of the antenna element. The conductive structure electrically connects the electronic component to the carrier. The carrier, the exposed portion of the antenna element, and the conductive structure define an air space to accommodate the electronic component and to space the electronic component apart from the conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Chi Sheng Tseng, I Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 11271434
    Abstract: A rectenna device includes an antenna (210), a first rectifier (31) to rectify a radio frequency wave input in the antenna (210), an antenna (220), a second rectifier (32) to rectify a radio frequency wave input in the antenna (220), and a capacitive coupler (5) to form an open circuit in response to direct current and to form a short circuit in response to a fundamental wave. The first rectifier (31) includes a ground (GND) conductor (410) to be a reference potential, and the second rectifier (32) includes a GND conductor (420) to be a reference potential. The GND conductor (410) and the GND conductor (420) are connected with the capacitive coupler (5) in between. The first rectifier (31) and the second rectifier (32) are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tanaka, Tomohiro Takahashi, Masashi Wada, Hiroshi Osakada, Yukihiro Homma
  • Patent number: 11271310
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a ground plate that is a conductive member having a plate shape, a patch section that is a conductive member having a plate shape and is disposed in parallel with the ground plate with a predetermined interval so as to face the ground plate, a plurality of first short-circuit vias each having an axial center disposed on a circumference of a via arrangement circle located in a center portion of the patch section and each having a first end connected with the patch section and a second end connected with the ground plate, and at least one second short-circuit via having an axial center disposed at a position different from the circumference of the via arrangement circle and having a first end connected with the patch section and a second end connected with the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuji Kakuya, Hidenori Akita, Masakazu Ikeda, Kenichirou Sanji, Hiroyuki Izumi
  • Patent number: 11239553
    Abstract: A phased array antenna system configured for communication with a satellite that emits or receives radio frequency (RF) signals travels in a first direction, the antenna system includes a phased array antenna including a plurality of antenna elements distributed in a plurality of M columns oriented in the first direction and a plurality of N rows extending in a second direction normal to the first direction, and a plurality of fixed phase shifters aligned for phase offsets between antenna elements in the first direction and a gain-enhancement system configured for gain enhancement in the second direction of radio frequency signals received by and emitted from the phased array antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Alireza Mahanfar
  • Patent number: 11239571
    Abstract: Even a thin communication device is enabled to transmit or receive a polarized wave having a polarization direction substantially coinciding with a thickness direction of the communication device. An antenna device includes a first substrate extending in a first direction, a second substrate supported on the first substrate, and extending in both the first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and an antenna element supported on a surface of the second substrate, the surface having a normal direction substantially coinciding with a third direction orthogonal to both the first direction and the second direction, and configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal having a polarization direction substantially coinciding with the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro Suzuki, Shen Wang, Takayoshi Ito, Toru Ozone, Jin Sato
  • Patent number: 11239886
    Abstract: MIMO antenna modules and antenna units for a wireless communication system are provided. In one embodiment, a remote unit comprises: a controller module, comprising: a first substrate having a first ground plane, control circuitry and interface circuitry on the first substrate, a first connection region formed in the first substrate; and at least one antenna module coupled to the controller module, the antenna module comprising: a second substrate having a second ground plane, antennas on the second substrate, a second connection region on the second substrate and coupled to the interface circuitry via the first connection region, wherein the second connection region communicates data between the interface circuitry and the antennas, and a set of ground-plane contacts on the second substrate that electrically couple the first ground plane to the second ground plane of the second substrate when the second connector region is engaged with the first connector region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pollman, Kevin E. Craig, David Davies
  • Patent number: 11233322
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first antenna and a second antenna that perform wireless communication in frequency bands that at least partly overlap each other, in which each of the first antenna and the second antenna includes a body part that resonates in a frequency band that is a target of the wireless communication with the each of the first antenna and the second antenna, and a branch part that branches from the body part. Each of the ranch part of the first antenna and the branch part of the second antenna includes a coupling part, the coupling part in the first antenna and the coupling part in the second antenna being disposed with an interval left to cause capacitive coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Minoru Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11211706
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to configuring antenna systems. An antenna system may be coupled to a first communication unit and may be responsive to another communication unit. The first communication unit may alter its antenna system to accommodate various attributes of both units. The first communication unit may have a plurality of antennae which may be configured to be driven actively, deactivated completely, or tuned and driven in a parasitic mode. By configuring the antenna system, the range of the antenna system may be increased, the power to drive the antenna system may be decreased, and other various attributes of the communication system may be accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Magnus Olov Wiklund, Mehrbod Mohajer Jasebi, Andrew Friefeld, Kapil Rai, Syed Hussain, Volodimir Veremey
  • 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