Spiral Or Helical Type Patents (Class 343/895)
  • Patent number: 10743117
    Abstract: The disclosure presents a method and a hearing device comprising a first portion adapted for being arranged behind an ear of a user for providing a signal, an output transducer for converting the signal to an acoustic output, a coupling element coupling to the first portion, an antenna comprising an external antenna arranged at least externally to the first portion and an internal parasitic element, a feeding unit configured to supply a current to the external antenna, and the feeding unit is further configured to supply the current to the internal parasitic element via a wireless coupling, a wireless interface for receiving and/or transmitting data by means of the antenna, and wherein the coupling element comprises the external antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Jens Troelsen, Rune Sø, Morten Thougaard
  • Patent number: 10734702
    Abstract: A radio-electric antenna is shaped to be positioned in proximity to an insertion hole for a smart-card reader of a payment terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Nicolas Jacquemont, Olivier Berthiaud
  • Patent number: 10713555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a UHF RFID transponder with an antenna and an RFID chip, wherein the antenna has a first dipole structure, a first inductive loop and an infeed point, and the first dipole, the inductive loop and the RFID chip are electrically connected to the infeed point. The purpose of the invention is to create an RFID transponder that can be tuned with reduced influence from the geometric tolerances involved in the production of the antenna. As a result, these RFID transponders are intended to be particularly suitable for attaching to glass panes, as the impedance of the antenna can be tuned to the impedance of the RFID chip with less influence from the thickness or material composition of the glass. This task is achieved in that the antenna (2) has a second inductive loop (8) and that this second inductive loop (8) is electrically connected to the infeed point (3) and connected in parallel to the first inductive loop (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Katherein Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Stoyan Iliev, Thomas Brunner
  • Patent number: 10714823
    Abstract: Antenna structure with a curvilinear radiating element and a circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane. The curvilinear radiating element has a first diameter in a plane of the curvilinear radiating element and the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane has a second diameter in a plane of the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane. The curvilinear radiating element is positioned proximate the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane with the plane of the curvilinear radiating element parallel to the plane of the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane. A surface of the curvilinear radiating element is separated from a surface of the circularly symmetric high impedance surface ground plane by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Constantine A. Balanis, Mikal Askarian Amiri, Craig R. Birtcher
  • Patent number: 10714821
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a central grounding line and a spiral antenna. The central grounding line is linear and has two end portions provided with a grounding point and a first open point, respectively. The spiral antenna has two end portions provided with a feeding point and a second open point, respectively. The spiral antenna winds around the central grounding line while extending in the direction from the grounding point to the first open point, with the second open point positioned proximate to the first open point, wherein the spiral antenna and the central grounding line are spaced apart by an axial distance, thereby allowing the antenna structure to receive and transmit a radio frequency signal with circular polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Shang-Ming Chiu
  • Patent number: 10700430
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna has a plurality of primary filar antenna elements and a plurality of parasitic filar antenna elements. Primary feed ends are coupled to feed signals. Parasitic feed ends are coupled to a common ground. Respective primary filar antenna elements and parasitic filar antenna elements are adjacently spaced from one another by a parasitic distance sufficiently narrow to shorten the primary and parasitic physical lengths relative to the primary and parasitic electrical lengths. The primary and parasitic filar antenna elements are capacitively coupled across the parasitic distance and can have different physical lengths. An optional additional filar antenna element has a bottom end coupled to the common ground. The additional filar antenna element can be distanced from the primary filar antenna element a separation distance sufficient to avoid capacitive coupling therebetween and can be greater than the parasitic distance. A process can obtain the parasitic distance for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Maxtena, Inc.
    Inventor: Fereshteh Abbasi
  • Patent number: 10700428
    Abstract: Antenna system includes first and second quadrifilar radiating elements. A first one of the quadrifilar radiating elements (QRE) is comprised of a plurality of first bifilar helical loops (BHLs). The BHLs are oriented in a mutual orthogonal relationship on a common axis. A second QRE shares a common feed structure with the first QRE. The second QRE comprises a plurality of second BHLs oriented in a mutual orthogonal relationship on the common axis. The first QRE is tuned for operation in a first frequency band, the second QRE is tuned for operation in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS SOLUTIONS NY, INC.
    Inventors: Malcolm J. Packer, Joseph D. Majkowski
  • Patent number: 10686250
    Abstract: A cup antenna radio includes a tubular dielectric medium having a hollow portion. The cup radio antenna also includes electronics located in the hollow portion, the electronics being configured for satellite communication. The cup radio antenna also includes a spiral element disposed on top of the tubular dielectric medium, and a helical element disposed on an outside sidewall of the tubular dielectric medium. The helical element includes a first member coupled to a first arm of the spiral element and a second member coupled to a second arm of the spiral element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasha N. Oster, James B. West
  • Patent number: 10679117
    Abstract: A dual IC card of the present invention includes: an IC module having a contact terminal portion contacting an external machine, a connecting coil configuring a contactless terminal portion by electromagnetic coupling, and an IC chip having a contact communication function and a contactless communication function; an antenna formed along a coil wiring path that defines an inductance and having a coupling coil portion electromagnetically coupling with the connecting coil of the IC module, a main coil portion formed along a coil wiring path that defines an inductance and connected to the coupling coil portion for performing contactless communication with the external machine, and a resistance-increasing portion provided in a section that forms the coil wiring path of at least one of the coupling coil portion and the main coil portion increase electrical resistance in the section; and a plate-like card body in which the antenna is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tsukada, Shonosuke Mizoguchi, Eriko Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10681761
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing data using a short-range wireless interconnection protocol for electronic devices includes a processor communicatively connected, using a communication bus, to a number of originator antennas, each of the number of originator antennas communicating with an originating device, a plurality of device antennas, communicatively connected to the communication bus, each of the plurality of device antennas communicating with a number of client devices, and a non-transitory storage medium. The non-transitory storage medium includes a receive module, a session identify module, and a send module. The receive module receives a data packet using one of the number of originator antennas. The session identify module identifies at least one communication session with at least one remote device associated with one of the plurality of device antennas. The send module sends the data packet to the at least one remote device associated with one of the plurality of device antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, John Robinson, Joe Fox
  • Patent number: 10665961
    Abstract: A dual mode array antenna including a ground plane, a plurality of antenna elements, a tuning mechanism for tuning the array antenna to a resonant frequency, and a base defining a cavity having a depth that is less than half of a wavelength at an upper frequency of the array antenna is disclosed. Each of the plurality of antenna elements includes at least one spiral arm and each of the plurality of antenna elements is embedded in the cavity. The dual mode array antenna operates between the upper frequency and a lower frequency and may operate in one or more resonant frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin G. McMahon, Christopher K. Cheung, Robert W. Rogers, Court E. Rossman
  • Patent number: 10637137
    Abstract: A broadband quadruple helical circularly-polarized antenna for receiving circularly polarized GNSS signals includes a dielectric cylinder oriented along a vertical axis; four spiral conductors wrapped around the cylinder; the four spiral conductors divided into an upper longitudinal section and a lower longitudinal section; and inductors connecting corresponding spiral conductors of the top and lower longitudinal sections. The spiral conductors in each section have a constant winding angle around the cylinder. The winding angle of all of the conductors in the same longitudinal section is the same. The winding angle of the upper longitudinal section is smaller than the winding angle of the bottom longitudinal. An excitation circuit is connected to the conductors. A third longitudinal section is below the lower longitudinal section, wherein the third longitudinal section includes conductors wound in an opposite direction relative to the lower longitudinal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Pavlovich Stepanenko, Andrey Vitalievich Astakhov, Dmitry Vitalievich Tatarnikov, Ivan Miroslavovich Chernetskiy
  • Patent number: 10622705
    Abstract: An antenna module disposed inside a conductive cover and performing near field communications includes: a wiring portion having antenna wirings formed on an insulating substrate and having a first surface facing an inner surface of the conductive cover and a second surface opposing the first surface; a first magnetic portion disposed between the first surface of the wiring portion and the conductive cover; and a second magnetic portion disposed on the second surface of the wiring portion, wherein the first magnetic portion and the second magnetic portion are disposed to partially overlap each other or to have edges thereof in vertical correspondence with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Sun Won, Young Min Cheon, Hee Seung Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Gie Hyoun Kweon, Chang Hee Lee, Soon Joung Yio, Hyo Jung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10567146
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes an RFID interrogator configured for generating an RFID signal, wherein a channel frequency of the RFID signal changes over time; at least one single feed patch antenna; and at least one single feed line configured for feeding the signal to the corresponding at least one single feed patch antenna. The single feed patch antenna is configured to transmit an electromagnetic wave in response to and at the channel frequency of the RFID signal such that the electromagnetic wave exhibits (1) a polarization tilt angle that varies depending on the channel frequency of the signal, (2) a substantially linear polarization at all channel frequencies of the signal within the given operational bandwidth, and (3) a range of polarization tilt angles across the given operational bandwidth that spans at least 70 degrees within a single quadrant. A method for frequency multiplexing includes similar components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Patrick W. Fink, Gregory Y. Lin, Timothy F. Kennedy, Phong H. Ngo
  • Patent number: 10559544
    Abstract: There is disclosed a package comprising at least an integrated circuit embedded in an electrically non-conductive moulded material. The moulded material includes at least one moulded pattern on at least one surface thereof, and at least one electrically conductive track in the pattern. There is further provided at least one capacitive, inductive or galvanic component electrically connecting between at least two parts of the at least one electrically conductive track. The conductive track can be configured as antenna, and the capacitive, inductive or galvanic component is used to adjust tuning and other characteristics of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gaynor, Brian Collins
  • Patent number: 10553935
    Abstract: An antenna includes a planar dielectric substrate having opposing first and second surfaces, a ground plane disposed at the first surface, the ground plane composed of conductive material, a radiating plane disposed at the second surface and composed of conductive material. The radiating plane implements a plurality of unit cells, with each unit cell having a corresponding section of the conductive material of the radiating plane that is formed in a specified shape, the specified shape including a first portion forming a load inductor and second portion forming a radiating patch electrically coupled to the load inductor. Each unit cell further includes at least one via electrically coupling the load inductor to the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Wenjing Su, Jiang Zhu, Huan Liao
  • Patent number: 10530037
    Abstract: An antenna device capable of suppressing influence on an antenna performance even if an electronic device is provided in its vicinity is provided. An antenna device 1 is equipped with a top element 30 and a coil 40. A casing 51 of a camera 50 is disposed at such a position as not to be right under the top element 30. The coil 40 is disposed close to the casing 51 in a front-rear direction. A distance between the casing 51 and the coil 40 in the front-rear direction is longer than or equal to 0.00075 times a shortest wavelength of a reception target signal. A maximum antenna efficiency of the antenna device 1 in a predetermined frequency band is higher than or equal to 85% of a maximum antenna efficiency in a case where the camera 50 is not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Mizuno, Kentaro Hayashi, Masayuki Goto
  • Patent number: 10522911
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a coil antenna including coil conductors that are wound around a winding axis and include a first coil end and a second coil end, a first planar conductor, a second planar conductor, and a third planar conductor. The first planar conductor includes a surface extending along the winding axis in proximity to the first coil end. The second planar conductor includes a surface extending along the winding axis is in proximity to the second coil end. The third planar conductor is in proximity to the first planar conductor and to the second planar conductor, with at least a portion of the third planar conductor being positioned between the first planar conductor and the second planar conductor in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tenno
  • Patent number: 10476142
    Abstract: A radio frequency antenna comprising an inner conductor or antenna surrounded by and spaced from an outer sleeve, the space between the inner conductor and the outer sleeve being filled with a granular or powder insulating material. A sealant material covers a first end of the outer sleeve for sealing and retaining the insulating material in the antenna. A method of making the antenna includes the step of bending the inner antenna and the outer sleeve during assembly following the steps of filling the space between the inner conductor and the outer sleeve with the insulating material and sealing the insulating material in the antenna. In one embodiment, the radio frequency antenna is adapted for transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals in a radio frequency vehicle exhaust control and sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Newman, Douglas E. Cors, James M. Post
  • Patent number: 10443373
    Abstract: A borehole drilling communication system that includes a hydraulic drill, a communication module, and a transducer. The hydraulic drill has a drill pipe and a drill head where the communication module is located, The transducer has an input end and is mounted on the drill pipe adjacent the communication module. The communication module includes a first output terminal electrically connected to the drill pipe and a second output terminal electrically connected to the input end of the transducer. The transducer includes a helical conductor that is positioned coaxially over a section of the drill pipe at the drill head, with the helical conductor terminating at an electrically isolated free end. During use in borehole drilling, data sent from the communication module is launched by the transducer and transmitted along the drill pipe as a single conductor transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kamal Sarabandi, Seyed Mohammad Amjadi
  • Patent number: 10439447
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a magnetic shield for wireless power chargers and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes forming flake powder having flake-type particles, forming an oxide film by performing oxygen heat treatment on the surface of the flake powder, performing insulation treatment on the surface of the flake powder provided with the oxide film formed thereon, and producing a sendust block by mixing and melting the insulation-treated flake powder and insulative resin powder. Therefore, a magnetic shield having high insulation characteristics and magnetic permeability may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Bok Lee, Sang Won Lee, Hyung Jun Lim
  • Patent number: 10424836
    Abstract: A helix antenna including a first radiating element extending helically about a longitudinal axis and tuned to resonate in a frequency band, a reactive element electrically connected to a first end of the first radiating element, and a second radiating element extending helically about the axis and electrically connected to the reactive element at a first end of the second radiating element, wherein the second radiating element is tuned to resonate in the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Ian T. McMichael, Steven R. Best, Erik T. Lundberg, Eddie N. Rosario
  • Patent number: 10403743
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an oxide semiconductor device includes the following steps. A first oxide semiconductor layer is formed on a substrate. A gate insulation layer is formed on the first oxide semiconductor layer. A first flattening process is performed on a top surface of the first oxide semiconductor layer before the step of forming the gate insulation layer. A roughness of the top surface of the first oxide semiconductor layer after the first flattening process is smaller than the roughness of the top surface of the first oxide semiconductor layer before the first flattening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Shao-Hui Wu, Hsiao Yu Chia, Yu-Cheng Tung
  • Patent number: 10396446
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for a helix antenna with dual functionality, in one embodiment, among others, a helix antenna includes a flexible substrate and a copper trace disposed on a side of the flexible substrate at a tilting angle (?). Turns of the helix antenna are formed from the copper trace by wrapping the flexible substrate. In another embodiment, a system includes a helix antenna, a radio frequency (RF) communication circuit coupled to a first end of the helix antenna, and a low frequency (LF) power transmission circuit coupled to the first end of the helix antenna. The RF communication circuit can process RF signals received by the helix antenna and the LF power transmission circuit can regulate LF voltage induced in the helix antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Yong-Kyu Yoon, Xiaoyu Cheng, Gloria Jung-A Kim, Jiyu Wu
  • Patent number: 10381737
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna miniaturized topology that is based on the implementation of a conductive loading on a quadrifilar helix antenna. This may be achieved by connecting the tip of the four helical arms to end members which may be circular planar conductors. The miniaturization of the antenna may be further enhanced by incorporating a dielectric material in the space between the four arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Youssef Antoine Tawk, Christos G. Christodoulou, Joseph Costantine, Michel Chahoud, Marwan Fadous
  • Patent number: 10381880
    Abstract: A plurality of integrated antenna structures described herein may be formed in a flat panel antenna arrays which may be arranged in equally spaced grid and may be used in transmitters for sending focused RF waves towards a receiver for wireless power charging or powering. Each of the integrated antenna structures may include planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) integrated with artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) metamaterials. As a result of their high directionality and form factor, the integrated antenna structures may be placed very close together, thus enabling the integration of a high number of integrated antenna structures in a single flat panel antenna array which may fit about 400+ integrated antenna structures. Each integrated antenna structure in the flat panel antenna arrays may be operated independently, thus enabling an enhanced control over the pocket forming. In addition, the higher number of integrated antenna structures may contribute to a higher gain for the flat panel antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Harry Contopanagos
  • Patent number: 10381719
    Abstract: A spiral antenna device includes a plurality of generally polygonal loops. The polygonal loops have respective side counts that decrease progressively as a function of the loop's radial distance from a center of the antenna device. The side count may vary between loops as a multiple of a power of two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Trustees of Tufts College
    Inventors: Nahid Rahman, Mohammed N. Afsar
  • Patent number: 10374301
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wiring component that includes a base material and a planar coil pattern formed on the base material. The planar coil pattern includes a coil wiring portion having one end, other end, and first to third connecting positions, the second connecting position being closer to the other end compared with the first connecting position, the third connecting position being closer to the one end compared with the second connecting position; a power-feed wiring portion connected to the first connecting position; and a connection wiring portion that short-circuits the second connecting position and the third connecting position. A cross-section structure of the planar coil pattern has a base resin layer formed on the base material, and a conductive layer formed on the base resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Horikawa, Makoto Orikasa, Yoshihiro Kanbayashi, Hisayuki Abe, Hirohumi Asou, Kosuke Kunitsuka
  • Patent number: 10355361
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) includes a plurality of volumes of dielectric materials having N volumes, N being an integer equal to or greater than 3, disposed to form successive and sequential layered volumes V(i), i being an integer from 1 to N, and a signal feed disposed to produce a main E-field component having a defined direction, ?, in the DRA. The N volumes include a non-gaseous dielectric material, and have an inner region with a dielectric constant that is less than the dielectric constant of the non-gaseous dielectric material. The inner region has a cross sectional overall height Hr, and a cross sectional overall width Wr in a direction parallel to ?, and the volume of non-gaseous dielectric material has a cross sectional overall height Hv, and a cross sectional overall width Wv in a direction parallel to ?, wherein Hr is greater than Wr/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams, Robert C. Daigle, Stephen O'Connor, Gianni Taraschi
  • Patent number: 10326197
    Abstract: Implementations of antennas may include a meandering T-matching structure, a first meandering feed line coupled to the meandering T-matching structure, and a first radiating part coupled to the first meandering feed line. Implementations may include a second meandering feed line coupled to the meandering T-matching structure, and a second radiating part coupled to the meandering feed line. A gap may physically separate the first meandering feed line and the second meandering feed line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Jordan Davis
  • Patent number: 10326206
    Abstract: An antenna structure is described. The antenna structure includes a first set of conductive elements that form a first portion of the antenna structure, the first set of conductive elements being formed on a first layer of a multi-layer printed circuit board, and a second set of conductive elements that form a second portion of the antenna structure, the second set of conductive elements being formed in parallel to the first set of conductive elements on a second layer of the multi-layer printed circuit board, wherein the first layer and the second layer are inner layers of the multilayer printed circuit board. An apparatus that uses the antenna structure is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Henri Girard
  • Patent number: 10310654
    Abstract: An input device includes a light-transmissive panel made of synthetic resin, an electrode layer, a decorative layer disposed on an inner surface of the panel, and an inner resin layer disposed on a surface of the decorative layer. The inner resin layer has a connection pattern on a surface thereof. The connection pattern is in electrical communication with the electrode layer. The input device further includes a flexible printed circuit board joined to the surface of the inner resin layer by thermocompression bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Hashida, Toru Sawada, Yoshifumi Masumoto, Atsushi Matsuda, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10305195
    Abstract: An imaging array fed reflector for a spacecraft is included in a spacecraft payload subsystem. The payload subsystem includes a multi-beam antenna including a reflector, a plurality of amplifiers, and a plurality of radiating feed elements, the feed elements configured as a phased array, illuminating the reflector, operable at a frequency having a characteristic wavelength (?), and configured to produce, in a far field at the reflector, a set of contiguous abutting beams. The amplifiers are disposed proximate to the plurality of radiating feed elements. Each radiating feed element has a respective coupling with at least one respective amplifier of the plurality of amplifiers. Each radiating feed element, together with the at least one respective amplifier, is disposed in a closely packed triangular lattice such that separation between adjacent radiating feed elements is not greater than 1.5?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas G. Burr, Seyed A. Tabatabaei, James J. Sowers, Walter S. Gelon, Peter S. Simon
  • Patent number: 10283855
    Abstract: An antenna defined by a conductive pattern is in contact with a laminate including insulator layers, one of which has a conductive pattern thereon. A first insulator layer has a surface that is a first principal surface of the laminate. The laminate includes a thick wall portion and a thin wall portion, and an antenna defined by the conductive pattern is located on the surface of the first insulator layer and a portion of the antenna traverses a boundary between the thick wall portion and the thin wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Yosui, Isamu Morita
  • Patent number: 10270156
    Abstract: Coil conductors each including a coil opening, and a planar conductor are included in an antenna device. The coil conductors are disposed at edge portions of the planar conductor such that winding axes of the coil conductors extend in a normal direction of the planar conductor. The coil conductors are connected such that magnetic fluxes generated at the respective coil conductors are in opposite phase with each other. In a plan view, portions of the plurality of coil conductors overlap the planar conductor and portions of the coil openings do not overlap the planar conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10270155
    Abstract: Coil conductors each including a coil opening, and a planar conductor are included in an antenna device. The coil conductors are disposed at edge portions of the planar conductor such that winding axes of the coil conductors extend in a normal direction of the planar conductor. The coil conductors are connected such that magnetic fluxes generated at the respective coil conductors are in phase with each other. In a plan view, portions of the plurality of coil conductors overlap the planar conductor and portions of the coil openings do not overlap the planar conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10256546
    Abstract: An antenna having a body that includes a plurality of rigid sections separated by a plurality of flexible sections and at least one conductor attached to the rigid and flexible sections. The flexible sections forming hinges that connect rigid sections together to permit the body to be configured into a conical configuration from a substantially flat trapezoid configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Joseph Costantine, Christos G. Christodoulou, Youssef Antoine Tawk, Christoph Benedikt Lukas Karl, Nicolas Nik Lee, Ignacio Maqueda Jimenez, Sergio Pellegrino, Maria Sakovsky
  • Patent number: 10243272
    Abstract: An antenna device and an antenna module having the antenna device are provided and adapted to receive and transmit signals. The antenna device includes a first medium layer, a conductive ground hole, a first antenna circuit, a second antenna circuit and first conductive hole. The conductive ground hole penetrates the first medium layer. The first antenna circuit is disposed on a first surface of the first medium layer to surround the conductive ground hole. The second antenna circuit is disposed on a second surface of the first medium layer which is positioned distal to the first antenna circuit to surround the conductive ground hole. The first conductive hole penetrates the first medium layer. The first conductive hole has one end electrically connected to a second end of the first antenna circuit. The first conductive hole has the other end electrically connected to a first end of the second antenna circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yen Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 10218083
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising a plurality of arrays; each array comprising a plurality of antenna elements, adjacent antenna elements of the array spaced at a first distance from one another and wherein the plurality of arrays are spaced from one other at a second distance, wherein the second distance is greater than the first difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Zirwas, Berthold Panzner
  • Patent number: 10176348
    Abstract: A tag access apparatus accesses an RFID tag provided with a first antenna having a radio wave directivity along a longitudinal direction of a plurality of test tubes arranged at a predetermined interval. The tag access apparatus has a multi-filler helical antenna which is provided in a direction opposite to the radio wave directivity of the first antenna and which maintains an electric field strength at a central part of the multi-filler helical antenna at a level that allows access to the RFID tag, at the time of access to the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Yusuke Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10177451
    Abstract: Wide band adaptive beam forming methods and systems are provided. The beam forming methods can include receiving signals at multiple antenna elements and digitizing samples of the received signals for some period of time. The samples are divided into sub-channels according to frequency, and interferers are identified as signals appearing across at least some minimum number of the sub-channels. After removing signals not identified as interferers from the collected signal information, that information is used to calculate weights for forming a beam having a null at the identified location of the interferer. The beam forming systems include multiple element antennas having arms in the form of a spiral, and processing hardware for performing adaptive beam forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Mara S. Baraban, Jacob A. Sauer, Mark Curtis Leifer, Stanton B. McMillan
  • Patent number: 10178623
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a transmitting apparatus for both wireless charging and short range communication. According to an embodiment, the transmitting apparatus for both wireless charging and short range communication includes a power transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit power to a power receiver, a communication transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit information to a communication receiver, and a controller configured to control the transmitting apparatus to be selectively switched between a first mode in which the power transmitter is enabled and the communication transmitter is disabled and a second mode in which the communication transmitter is enabled and the power transmitter is disabled. The controller may switch to the first mode when the power receiver is sensed, and may switch to the second mode when the communication receiver is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Suk Chae, Soo Young Park, Jong Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 10153810
    Abstract: A wireless IC device includes a resin member including first and second surfaces, a substrate including first and second principal surfaces, a coil antenna provided in the resin member, and an RFIC element mounted on the substrate and connected to the coil antenna. The substrate is embedded in the resin member so that the second principal surface is at a second surface side. The coil antenna is defined by first linear conductor patterns on the second surface, first metal posts extending between the first and second surfaces, second metal posts extending between the first and second surfaces, and second linear conductor patterns on the first surface. The RFIC element is disposed in the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Makoto Yasutake, Shinichiro Banba
  • Patent number: 10153799
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a portable terminal including an electronic device and a case disposed thereon that provides water resistant, dust resistant, and insulation for the electronic device by proper positioning of an aperture of the electronic device that uses an area of the case as an antenna. The case includes a body part that comprises a main body with a metallic portion formed of a metallic material, and an auxiliary body disposed adjacent to the metallic portion, and at least a portion of the auxiliary body is used as an antenna for transmission and reception of signals. An insulation member is disposed between the at least a portion of the auxiliary body and the main body, and a bonding layer is disposed in at least one of an area between the insulation member and at least one area of the main body, or between the insulation member and the auxiliary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Wook Hwang, Jin Ho Lee, Young Soo Jang, Jung Hyeon Hwang, Chang Youn Hwang
  • Patent number: 10116143
    Abstract: A plurality of integrated antenna structures may be formed in flat panel antenna arrays which may be arranged in equally spaced grid and may be used in transmitters for sending focused RF waves towards a receiver for wireless power charging or powering. Each of the integrated antenna structures may include PIFAs integrated with AMC metamaterials. As a result of their high directionality and form factor, the integrated antenna structures may be placed very close together, thus enabling the integration of a high number of integrated antenna structures in a single flat panel antenna array which may fit about 400+ integrated antenna structures. Each integrated antenna structure in the flat panel antenna arrays may be operated independently, thus enabling an enhanced control over the pocket forming. In addition, the higher number of integrated antenna structures may contribute to a higher gain for the flat panel antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Harry Contopanagos
  • Patent number: 10115050
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic document, such as an integrated circuit card, that includes a body having a cavity that opens into one of the faces of the body and is defined by walls. The body also includes: an antenna having at least one turn extending between two ends that terminate in a wall of the cavity, a module including a microprocessor and at least two connection terminals dedicated to the antenna and electronically connected by electrical connections firstly to the microprocessor and secondly to the ends of the antenna. The ends of the antenna are arranged in zigzag shapes and each of them is made up of at least two rectilinear portions that are connected together by a bend and in which the rectilinear portion terminating in the cavity is at an angle of inclination relative to the wall at which it terminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Elodie Gragnic, Olivier Bosquet
  • Patent number: 10063285
    Abstract: An antenna device of an electronic apparatus, according to embodiments of the present invention, includes radiation patterns comprising: at least one open boundary; and a plurality of radiation sections having the open boundary placed and arranged therebetween, wherein the radiation pattern forms a resonant frequency in a first frequency band (hereinafter, referred to as “a first resonance frequency”) and at least one among the radiation sections can form a resonant frequency in a second frequency band (hereinafter, referred to as “a second resonant frequency band”) higher than the first resonant frequency. The antenna device of the electronic apparatus, according to the present invention, can be implemented through other various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won-Bin Hong, Myung-Ha Kuh, Jae-Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 10044108
    Abstract: Example apparatuses and methods relating to antennas are provided. An example apparatus in the form of an antenna assembly includes a first conductor structurally formed into a plurality of first conductor structural waves and a second conductor structurally formed into a plurality of second conductor structural waves. The first conductor and second conductor may be helically wound to form a bifilar helix structure having a proximal end and a distal end. The first conductor and the second conductor may be operatively coupled at the proximal end of the bifilar helix structure to form a signal feed point, and the first conductor and the second conductor are operatively coupled at the distal end of the bifilar helix structure to form a load point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Allan R. Jablon, Gerald F. Ricciardi
  • Patent number: 10038235
    Abstract: A multi-mode, multi-band antenna system for a handheld wireless device includes a Quadrafilar Helix Antenna (QHA) that radiates circularly polarized waves is fed by a co-axial cable. The co-axial cable is also used in combination with the QHA as a monopole antenna. Because of the distinct electromagnetic field patterns of the QHA versus the combination of the QHA and the co-axial cable operating as a monopole antenna, the cross coupling between the two modes is low. In certain embodiments the co-axial cable can itself be formed into a helix in order to reduce the physical length of the antenna system while maintaining an electrical length desired to supported certain frequency bands in the monopole mode. According to certain embodiments a post which also serves to increase the effective electric length of the co-axial cable and thereby support a lower frequency band is provided along the centerline of the QHA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Maxtena, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo DiNallo, Simone Paulotto, Nathan Cummings
  • Patent number: 10020586
    Abstract: A segmented helical antenna can include: a plurality of unit arms, each unit arm having a center hole, a first end hole, and a second end hole; a central axis passing through the center hole of the plurality of unit arms; a first wire passing through the first end hole of each of the plurality of unit arms; and a second wire passing through the second end hole of each of the plurality of unit arms. Each unit arm can be configured to be rotatable such that the first wire and the second wire rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Stavros Georgakopoulos, Shun Yao