Having Specific Antenna Arrangement Patents (Class 455/575.7)
  • Patent number: 11324014
    Abstract: In order to maintain conformance with exposure limits, in band measurements may be performed. A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus may be provided for wireless communication at a user equipment. The apparatus receives an indication of a cell specific resource, e.g., a cell specific resource available for MPE measurement. The apparatus then performs a measurement based on the cell specific resource and determines whether to adjust a transmission characteristic of the user equipment based on whether the measurement meets a threshold. In another aspect a base station apparatus may configure a cell specific resource in which a user equipment may perform an MPE measurement and control use of the cell specific resource for the MPE measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashwin Sampath, Joseph Burke, Raghu Challa, Udara Fernando, Andrzej Partyka, Muhammad Nazmul Islam
  • Patent number: 11316569
    Abstract: To suppress continuation of deterioration of communication quality due to beam failure, also in the case of using beam forming in both transmission and reception, a user terminal according to one aspect of the present invention is characterized by having a control section that controls a transmission beam, and a transmission section that transmits a signal using the transmission beam, where when the control section updates the transmission beam, the transmission section transmits information about transmission beam update, using an updated transmission beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Osawa, Hiroki Harada, Kazuaki Takeda
  • Patent number: 11272377
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for surveying a site are disclosed. One method includes transmitting, by a ground unit, wireless signals while a directionally adjustable beam-forming antenna of the ground unit changes a beam direction of the transmission of the wireless signals to N beam directions, wherein the directionally adjustable beam-forming antenna includes a known motion, receiving and measuring, by an elevated unit, a magnitude and phase of the wireless signals transmitted by the ground unit through the N beam directions, determining N complex receive power representations wherein each complex receive power representation includes the measured magnitude and phase of the received wireless signals corresponding with each of the N beam directions, and determining a receive power summation comprising performing a complex summation of the N complex receive power representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratheep Bondalapati, Abhishek Tiwari, Rohan Ramakrishnan, Duong Pham, Julius Kusuma, Farbod Tabatabai, Ali Yazdan
  • Patent number: 11264703
    Abstract: A chip antenna includes a first ceramic substrate, a second ceramic substrate disposed to oppose the first ceramic substrate, a first patch, disposed on the first ceramic substrate, configured to operate as a feed patch, a second patch, disposed on the second ceramic substrate, configured to operate as a radiation patch, an insertion member disposed between the first ceramic substrate and the second ceramic substrate, and a shielding layer disposed on a side surface of the insertion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Nam Cho, Sung Yong An, Jae Yeong Kim, Ju Hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 11259421
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a first case, a resin plate, and a display. The first case has a first surface and a second surface. The resin plate is located inside the first case. The display is located on a side facing the first surface of the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Ichiki
  • Patent number: 11251527
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna module in which magnetic sheets are disposed on one surface and the other surface of an antenna sheet having a plurality of radiation patterns formed thereon, and an overlapping area between the magnetic sheets is formed to maximize antenna performance for electronic payment, short-range communication, and wireless charging. The provided antenna module comprises: the antenna sheet having radiation patterns formed thereon; a first magnetic sheet disposed on one side of the antenna sheet; and a second magnetic sheet disposed on the other side of the antenna sheet, wherein the first magnetic sheet and the second magnetic sheet form an overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Won Noh, Hyung Il Baek, Joo-Seung Maeng, Ki Sang Lim, Seong Hyun Kim, Chung Ha Back, Eui Jin Jeong, Du Hyun Song
  • Patent number: 11231753
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a hinge device rotatably coupling a main body chassis and a display chassis; and an antenna device for transmitting and receiving a radio wave. The hinge device includes a metal hinge shaft, a metal bearing part, a metal chassis mount member, and a hinge chassis that is made of a radio wave transmissive material. The antenna device includes a holder component housed in the hinge chassis, an antenna element supported by the holder component and a ground element supported by the holder component and electrically connected to the bearing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Tabito Miyamoto, Shinichi Kubota, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Hiroaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11223403
    Abstract: Determination of characteristics of a communication environment may be beneficial in many communication systems. For example, certain wireless communication systems, such as fifth generation (5G) communication systems, may benefit from appropriate mobility measurements. A method can include performing, at a user equipment, beam-specific measurements of a plurality of beams of at least one cell. The method can also include calculating a cell quality based on the beam-specific measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Juho Mikko Oskari Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 11221650
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a frame, a sliding seat, and a receiver accommodated in the sliding seat. The frame includes a pair of side walls oppositely disposed and a top wall. The top wall defines an accommodating groove. The accommodating groove extends through the pair of side walls. The sliding seat is slidably disposed in the accommodating groove of the frame. The sliding seat defines a first receiving hole, and the receiver is sealed and covers the first receiving hole of the sliding seat, whereby a sound signal of the receiver is transmitted to outside through the first receiving hole when the sliding seat extends from the accommodating groove. In addition, a terminal device and a method for controlling an electronic device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HEYTAP TECHNOLOGY CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhigang Sun, Xiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11217892
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a housing, a first feed source, and a second feed source. The first feed source is electrically coupled to a first radiating portion of the housing and adapted to provide an electric current to the first radiating portion. The second feed source is electrically coupled to one of a second radiating portion or a third radiating portion of the housing. The other one of the second radiating portion or the third radiating portion is electrically coupled to the first radiating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Te-Chang Lin, Huo-Ying Chang, Min-Hui Ho
  • Patent number: 11205837
    Abstract: A tunable antenna system is provided for a wearable personal computing device, such as a smartwatch. The tunable antenna system includes at least two antennas configured for respective sets of frequency ranges. One or more radiating elements of the antennas are formed from portions of a metal bezel of the wearable personal computing device. For at least one of the antennas, an aperture tuner and an impedance tuner positioned within the metal bezel are provided, e.g., to tune between various communication bands. Non-conductive slits may be positioned within the metal bezel to provide isolation between the antennas. A ground plane of the antenna system may be formed by a metallic component of the wearable personal computing device. The antenna system can be insulated from a wearer's skin by a non-metallic back cover and optionally a glass back plate arranged to contact the wearer's skin or clothing during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jiang Zhu, Maryam Tabesh
  • Patent number: 11202620
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope includes an ultrasonic vibrator unit provided at a distal end part, the ultrasonic vibrator unit being composed of at least an ultrasonic vibrator array and a first thermally conductive member, the ultrasonic vibrator array having the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators that are arranged in a cylindrical form, the first thermally conductive member being disposed thermally in contact with the ultrasonic vibrator array; a plurality of cables that are electrically connected to the ultrasonic vibrator array; and an electrically conductive structural body that is disposed to extend from a distal end side toward a proximal end side of the ultrasonic endoscope. The ultrasonic vibrator unit and the electrically conductive structural body are connected to each other via an electrically insulating second thermally conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Morimoto, Katsuya Yamamoto, Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 11196163
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a housing, a first feed source, and a second feed source. The first feed source is electrically coupled to a first radiating portion of the housing and adapted to provide an electric current to the first radiating portion. The second feed source is electrically coupled to one of a second radiating portion or a third radiating portion of the housing. The other one of the second radiating portion or the third radiating portion is electrically coupled to the first radiating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Huo-Ying Chang
  • Patent number: 11189904
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes an antenna system having a radio and an antenna disposed proximate a first end of a separate and distinct mast. The mast can include a data transmission cable that can be in electrical communication with the radio and antenna. A microcontroller can be disposed proximate a second end of the mast, and the microcontroller can be in electrical communication with the data transmission cable and can be configured to control operation of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Trellis, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Buchen, Adam Snow
  • Patent number: 11189924
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a housing, a first feed source, a second feed source, a third feed source, and a radiating body. The first feed source is electrically coupled to a first radiating portion of the housing and adapted to provide an electric current to the first radiating portion. The second feed source is electrically coupled to the second radiating portion and adapted to provide an electric current to the second radiating portion. The radiating body is mounted within the housing and electrically coupled to the third feed source. The third feed source provides an electric current to the radiating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Min-Hui Ho
  • Patent number: 11182769
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of processing a payment at the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a security memory configured to store payment information of a near field communication (NFC) method, payment information of a magnetic security transmit (MST) method, and fingerprint information, and a processor configured to control a multiple payment operation of the NFC method and the MST method when fingerprint information obtained through fingerprint detection is valid. The processor is further configured to control a signal processing information according to the NFC method operation and a signal processing information according to the MST method operation to be outputted as one screen interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sae Ah Oh, Han Na Kim, Mi Yeon Park, Yong Man Park, You Bi Seo, Hwa Youn Suh, Byung In Yu, Byoung Tack Roh, Seok Hyun Yoon, Yo Han Lee, Seong Min Je
  • Patent number: 11177555
    Abstract: Provided are a back cover for a portable terminal and a back cover-integrated antenna module including the same. A back cover for a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention is disposed on the back surface of a portable terminal body, and includes a pattern portion, which is formed to pass through the back cover formed of a metal material at a region corresponding to at least one antenna and configured to reduce generation of an eddy current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kil Jae Jang, Dong Hoon Lee, Ki Chul Kim, Jong Ho Park
  • Patent number: 11177557
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present disclosure can comprise: a housing including a first plate, a second plate oriented in the direction opposite to that of the first plate, and a side member surrounding the space between the first plate and the second plate; a plurality of insulating layers interposed between the first plate and the second plate; a printed circuit board in parallel to the second plate; an array of first conductive plates mounted on one layer of the printed circuit board; a second conductive plate mounted on one layer of the printed circuit board so as not to overlap the array when viewing from the top of the second plate; a wireless communication circuit electrically connected to the array and set to provide wireless communication at a frequency of 20-100 GHz; and a grip sensing circuit electrically connected to the second conductive plate. Other various embodiments can be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongpil Lee, Chanyoul Park, Jaegon Ghim, Kyungwan Park
  • Patent number: 11172060
    Abstract: A communication device, method and computer program product enable improved communication performance by switching or tuning antennas based on detecting touches on edge display(s) of the communication device that has at least one antenna positioned along edges of a housing assembly. A controller monitors edge display(s) of the communication device to determine portions of the edge display(s) that are touched and associates the at least one antenna that is proximate to the portions of the edge display(s) that are touched The controller configures a radio frequency front end of the communication device to switch or tune the at least one antenna in order to provide at least one of: mitigating detrimental effects to antenna performance by the at least one antenna or remaining within regulatory limits for RF transmission exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Farhad Farzami, Seiran Khaledian, Armin Klomsdorf
  • Patent number: 11115511
    Abstract: A communication device, method and computer program product enable multiple independent communication connections via multiple antennas supported by a configurable housing assembly having first and second housing portions connected for movement between open and closed positions. In response to housing assembly being in an open position, a radio frequency (RF) front end of the communication device is configured to independently communicate in at least a low band via first and second antennas supported by a first housing portion and second and fourth antennas supported by a second housing portion. In response to the housing assembly being in the closed position that brings the first and second antennas into proximity and the third and fourth antennas into proximity, the RF front end is configured to communicate via a first antenna array of the first and the second antennas and via a second antenna array of the third and the fourth antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Kasra Ghaemi, Md Rashidul Islam, Junsheng Zhao, Md Faisal Abedin, Mohammed R. Abdul-Gaffoor
  • Patent number: 11103220
    Abstract: An ultrasonic endoscope includes a plurality of ultrasonic vibrators; a distal end part that houses the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators; an electrically conductive endoscopic structure housed in or connected to the distal end part; a thermally conductive member connected to the plurality of ultrasonic vibrators; and an electrically insulating thermally conductive member connected to the endoscopic structure. The thermally conductive member and the electrically insulating thermally conductive member are connected to each other. Thus, the ultrasonic endoscope that has a heat release structure which transmits the heat generated from the ultrasonic vibrators to the electrically conductive endoscopic structure housed in the distal end part and which can efficiently release the heat therefrom while electric safety is secured; and that can prevent a burn of an alimentary canal by suppressing a temperature rise of surfaces of the ultrasonic vibrators is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Morimoto, Katsuya Yamamoto, Satoru Okada
  • Patent number: 11095967
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for determining when to wirelessly communicatively couple together a pair of untethered wireless audio output devices and for determining when to erase a connection history stored on one or both of the wireless audio output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Watson, David John Shaw, Ganesh Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Chandrahas Aralaguppe Chandramohan, Gregory Robert Burns, Benjamin Huth Byer
  • Patent number: 11024964
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an antenna system, including: a metal housing including a radiation frame and a grounded back shell; a circuit board located in the metal housing and including a radio frequency feeding source and a tunable capacitor; and an antenna unit connected to the radio frequency feeding source and configured to be coupled to the radiation frame. A fracture is formed between each of two ends of the radiation frame and the grounded back shell. The tunable capacitor is connected to the radiation frame so as to change an electrical length of the antenna system by switching to different capacitances. Compared with the related art, the antenna system provided by present disclosure, by providing the tunable capacitor as a tuner of the antenna system, not only can achieve that the radiation frequency of the antenna system covers 790-960 MHz and 1710-2690 MHz, but also has good radiation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yufei Zhu
  • Patent number: 11018426
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a first radiation element, a second radiation element, and a third radiation element. The first radiation element has a feeding point. The third radiation element is coupled through the second radiation element to the first radiation element. The third radiation element has a first opening and a second opening which are separate from each other. The antenna structure covers a first frequency band, a second frequency band, and a third frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Nien-Chao Chuang, Pei-Cheng Hu, Feng-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11012139
    Abstract: Adaptive multiplexing and transmit/receive diversity. A wireless device may include multiple antennas. A first set of antennas may be used for communication. One or more trigger conditions may be determined, and additional antennas may be activated for measurement. Based on the measurement(s), a second set of antennas may be selected and used for communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Tang, Zhu Ji, Yang Li, Johnson O. Sebeni, Yu-Lin Wang, Sulabh Khandelwal, Beibei Wang, Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10916830
    Abstract: An earbud system is described. The earbud system may include a primary earbud having a primary antenna. The earbud system may further include a secondary earbud having a secondary antenna. The primary antenna may have a higher effective radiation area than the secondary antenna. The secondary antenna may have a higher gain than the primary antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mari Shakthi Muthuswamy, MaoXing Liang
  • Patent number: 10911078
    Abstract: A millimeter-scale Bluetooth low energy wireless transmitter is presented with a dual purpose loop antenna. The oscillator employs a high quality factor resonator formed by a printed 3.5×3.5 mm2 inductive loop antenna (simulated Q˜110) and an on-chip digitally-switched capacitor array (simulated Q˜283). The oscillator replaces the traditional voltage controlled oscillator plus power amplifier, achieving lower power consumption while maintaining phase noise of ?118.5 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset that results in low FSK modulation error (2.1%) and low frequency drift during BLE packet transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: David D. Wentzloff, Yao Shi, David T. Blaauw
  • Patent number: 10903564
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is provided. A retaining wall structure electrically connected with a ground plane is disposed between a main circuit board and an antenna. A retaining wall part of the retaining wall structure has a thickness. A distance between the retaining wall part and the main circuit board is a first distance, and a distance between the retaining wall part and the antenna and is a second distance. A distance between the retaining wall and a shielding metal plate is a third distance. The projection of the antenna projected toward the retaining wall in the orthogonal projection direction falls on the retaining wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Wu, Huan-Chia Chang, Chao-Hsu Wu, Shih-Keng Huang, Chia-Chou Tsai, Yu-Yi Chu
  • Patent number: 10897079
    Abstract: A metal housing, an antenna assembly, and an electronic device are provided. The metal housing includes a peripheral frame provided with at least one micro-seam zone which divides the peripheral frame into at least one segment of frame body, each micro-seam zone is formed by at least two micro-seams arranged at intervals, and a metal part is provided between two adjacent micro-seams. The antenna assembly includes the metal housing and at least one switch, the switch includes a first end and at least one second end, the first end is electrically coupled to the frame body divided by the micro-seam zone, the at least one second end electrically coupled to the metal part, and the at least one segment of frame body divided by the at least one micro-seam zone is an independent antenna comprised by the antenna assembly. The electronic device includes the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shasha Hu, Tianping Liang, Ning Zhao
  • Patent number: 10886614
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a housing and a first feed source. The first feed source is electrically coupled to a first radiating portion of the housing and adapted to provide an electric current to the first radiating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Huo-Ying Chang
  • Patent number: 10873372
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved cell-edge antenna performance are disclosed. The system can use various signal quality indicators (SQIs) for each user equipment (UE) on a particular wireless base station (WBS) or network. When one or more of these metrics reaches a first predetermined value for a particular UE, the WBS or the UE can decide to activate a diversity receive (Rx) antenna on the UE to improve reception. If one or more of these metrics continues to degrade to a second predetermined value, however, the WBS or the UE can deactivate the diversity Rx antenna and activate a primary Rx antenna. Deactivating the diversity antenna when signal quality/strength is poor can improve reception by reducing interference between the diversity Rx antennas. Disabling the diversity Rx antenna when signal quality/strength is poor can also decrease the number of retransmission requests from each UE, reducing traffic on the WBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Shan Kwok, Wafik Abdel Shahid
  • Patent number: 10855322
    Abstract: An information handling system transceiver adjusts power levels for transmitting wireless signals to maintain specific absorption constraints by estimating the type of material proximate an antenna and applying the estimated material to adjust transmit power levels. When the capacitive response of an object in proximity to the antenna indicates an inanimate object, such as a desktop surface or a portion of a housing, the power level may be maintained at a high setting and remain within specific absorption constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Ching Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10854954
    Abstract: A housing for a personal electronic device is described herein. The housing may include at least one modular subassembly configured to be arranged within an internal cavity of the housing. The at least one modular subassembly is aligned with a feature external to the housing, is affixed to an interior surface of the internal cavity, and is configured to function both as an antenna and as an internal support member of the housing. A hybrid antenna is also described herein. The hybrid antenna can include first and second flexible members capable of facilitating wireless communication, where the first and second flexible members are affixed to one another via a metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Hao Xu, Jayesh Nath, Peter I. Bevelacqua, Jennifer M. Edwards, Daniel W. Jarvis, Jared M. Kole, Mattia Pascolini, Robert W. Schlub, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 10826161
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a base frame and a conductive pattern disposed on the base frame, wherein the conductive pattern includes a first conductor layer disposed on the base frame, a second conductor layer disposed on the first conductor layer, and a third conductor layer disposed on the second conductor layer. A surface of the conductive pattern has an areal roughness expressed by an arithmetical mean height (Sa) ranging from 4.7 ?m to 5.7 ?m and a maximum height (Sz) ranging from 40 ?m to 55 ?m. In addition, a method of manufacturing the antenna module is also disclosed. It includes manufacturing a base frame having a radiator region and forming a radiator in the radiator region, wherein the forming of the radiator includes forming a first conductor layer on an uneven portion of the base frame, forming a second conductor layer on the first conductor layer, and forming a third conductor layer on the second conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LS MTRON LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Bok Cho
  • Patent number: 10739465
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a circuit board, a communicator disposed on the circuit board, and a casing accommodating the circuit board and the communicator. The casing has a through-hole in a side face. An antenna element is disposed on the exterior of the casing. A feeder extends through the through-hole in the casing and feeds electrical power from the communicator to the antenna element at a predetermined feeding position. A ground terminal extends through the through-hole in the casing and electrically connects the circuit board to the antenna element at a ground position of the antenna element at a predetermined distance from the feeding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katsuda, Akira Suzuki, Akihisa Ohmura, Hiroki Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10741916
    Abstract: A metal frame antenna and a terminal device are provided. The metal frame antenna includes N metal radiating elements between N+1 gaps, an end part of a metal radiating element on at least one of two sides of each of N?1 gaps between the N metal radiating elements is connected to a grounding part, the N metal radiating elements and respectively connected feeding branch circuits and grounding pails form N antennas, and N is an integer not less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanpeng Li, Yafang Yu, Dawei Zhou, Hanyang Wang, Kun Feng
  • Patent number: 10727597
    Abstract: A wireless transceiver station including an antenna device and a casing, the antenna device including at least one resonator element cooperating with the casing of the wireless transceiver station and having a shape with a low aspect ratio so as to be conformal with the casing, the at least one resonator element including a composite material and being adapted to be excited by a feed system which is positioned inside the resonator element so as to allow the antenna device to irradiate with a substantially omnidirectional radiation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST S.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Boffa, Simone Germani, Stefano Passi, Fabrizio Ricci, Roberto Vallauri
  • Patent number: 10673134
    Abstract: A mechanically steered, horizontally polarized, directional antennae for aerial vehicles, such as UAVs. The antenna system can include a planar substrate with a horizontally polarized antenna embedded therein. A rotation member, on one end, can be attached to the planar substrate, and can extend from an external surface of the aerial vehicle. An actuator can be coupled to the rotation member to rotate the rotation member. A communication controller of the aerial vehicle can control the actuator to beam horizontally polarized radiofrequency (RF) waves to a target receiver or receive a wave front from a target transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Insitu, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Mack, Peter Kunz
  • Patent number: 10666347
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may operate in a reception mode that includes a set of sleep cycles and a set of wake cycles. During a sleep cycle of the UE, a signal quality of an active beam carrying a control channel or a data channel may degrade. This may result in the UE failing to decode the control channel or the data channel during a subsequent wake cycle. In some aspects, the UE may perform a measurement of one or more beams, of a set of beams, prior to the wake cycle. In some aspects, the UE may identify a beam, of the one or more beams, to use for communication with a base station (BS). In this way, the UE reduces a delay in data transfer associated with performing beam recovery after failing to decode the control channel or data channel during the wake cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Tao Luo, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Ajay Gupta, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan
  • Patent number: 10630325
    Abstract: A high-frequency antenna, such as may be implemented in a mobile computing device, is sensitive to obstructions that interfere with, and attenuate, a signal emanating therefrom. In fact, in mobile communication devices, such as cellular telephones, a user's hand, or even clothing, can attenuate the signal to cause a noticeable degradation in the quality of service of the device. To alleviate this, a mobile computing device is configured to detect the attenuation and provide a notification to a user to alleviate the situation. In some cases, the user is prompted to hold the mobile computing device in a different orientation in order to remove the obstruction. The prompting may be provided through visual, audio, haptic, or other types of feedback, including dispersing heat generated by the mobile computing device near the antenna location so it become uncomfortable for the user to hold the device in a way that interferes with the antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ming Shan Kwok
  • Patent number: 10622712
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrical device, comprising a transformer (22) with a ferrite core (24) and an RF antenna (14). The antenna (14) is electrically isolated from said transformer (22), and a geometric dimension of the antenna (14) has a maximum dimension along or around a surface of the RF antenna (i.e. within the plane of the antenna or around a curved surface defining the antenna), and the RF antenna (14) is spatially spaced from a nearest part of the ferrite core (24) by less than the maximum dimension. This design makes use of the ferrite core of a transformer to provide isolation of the antenna from other parts of the device. This assists in reducing the impact of those parts of the device on the performance of the antenna, in particular the reception range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peiliang Dong, You Li, Lihua Lin, Zhi Chen
  • Patent number: 10567055
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method by which a terminal transmits channel information to a base station in an inter-vehicle communication system. The method for transmitting channel information can comprise the steps of: measuring channel information and feeding the same back to the base station; and receiving data on the basis of the channel information. The terminal comprises a plurality of distributed antenna units (DU), and when it is possible to select whether to activate each of the plurality of DUs, a plurality of channel information sets are measured according to the number and the location of activated DUs, and the channel information to be fed back can include the plurality of channel information sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heejin Kim, Jiwon Kang, Kitae Kim, Kilbom Lee, Kungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10567025
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a metal frame including a base portion and an edge portion formed along the outer edge of the base portion, first and second cases bonded to the front and back sides of the metal frame so as to expose the edge portion to the outside, first and second waterproof layers formed between the cases and the metal frame, conductive members that operate a radiator for antennas, together with the edge portion, and are formed on one side of the second case, and feeding portions for feeding the conductive members, the feeding portions being disposed in an enclosed space formed by the waterproof layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yeomin Youn, Jaehyun Choi, Jungsun Ahn, Changil Kim, Kangjae Jung
  • Patent number: 10511095
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a coil part including a second antenna wiring formed on an insulating substrate in a spiral shape and a first antenna wiring disposed in an internal region of the second antenna wiring, and a magnetic part including a first magnetic part disposed in the internal region of a first surface of the insulating substrate and a second magnetic part disposed on a second surface of the insulating substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Hee Lee, Young Seung Roh, Jae Sun Won, Hee Seung Kim, Hyo Jung Yoon, Gie Hyoun Kweon
  • Patent number: 10492106
    Abstract: Provided are an adaptive data rate control method and an adaptive data rate control system. The adaptive data rate control method may include collecting a data rate used by each of terminals connected to a network through a gateway; counting the number of terminals for each section of the data rate; comparing the counted number of terminals for each section to the optimal number of terminals that are allocated to a corresponding section based on an overall network throughput; determining a terminal included in a mismatch section as a result of the comparing as a target terminal of which the data rate is to be controlled; and transmitting a command packet for controlling the data rate to the target terminal through the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Young-Hwan Yoo, Sungryul Kim
  • Patent number: 10483626
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a front plate and a back plate facing away from the front plate, a display positioned within the housing and exposed through the front plate, and a printed circuit board (PCB) interposed between the front plate and the back plate. The back plate includes a first conductive part having a quadrangular cutting elongated from a corner in the second direction, when viewed from above the back plate, a second conductive part positioned in the cutting, when viewed from above the back plate, and an insulating part of an L shape elongated between the first conductive part and the second conductive part, when viewed from above the back plate, and contacting the first conductive part and the second conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Jinu Kim, Jesun Moon
  • Patent number: 10484033
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to providing user interfaces to inform a user of an antenna signal blockage at a wireless communication device are provided. A wireless communication device receives information associated with at least one antenna of the wireless communication device indicating that a signal path of the at least one antenna is at least partially blocked by an object. The wireless communication device outputs, via a user interface of the wireless communication device, an indication that the signal path of the at least one antenna is at least partially blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Junyi Li, Vasanthan Raghavan, Juergen Cezanne, Ozge Koymen
  • Patent number: 10461794
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a metal frame including a base portion and an edge portion formed along the outer edge of the base portion, first and second cases bonded to the front and back sides of the metal frame so as to expose the edge portion to the outside, first and second waterproof layers formed between the cases and the metal frame, conductive members that operate a radiator for antennas, together with the edge portion, and are formed on one side of the second case, and feeding portions for feeding the conductive members, the feeding portions being disposed in an enclosed space formed by the waterproof layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yeomin Youn, Jaehyun Choi, Jungsun Ahn, Changil Kim, Kangjae Jung
  • Patent number: 10454155
    Abstract: An antenna module is disclosed. The antenna module includes a radiator. The radiator includes a first radiation part, a second radiation part connecting with the first radiation part partially and a coupling slot arranged between the first radiation part and the second radiation part. Further, the antenna module includes a circuit board which is arranged opposite to the radiator and includes a system base, a grounding line connecting with the system base electrically, a feeder line and a tuning switch controlling ON/OFF of the grounding line, and a capacitance feed sheet facing one side of the first radiation part which faces the circuit board and connecting with the first radiation part. The capacitance feed sheet is connected with the feeder line electrically; the grounding line is connected with the first radiation part electrically; and the system base is connected with the said second radiation part electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tan Yew Choon, Ng Guan Hong, Tay Yew Siow
  • Patent number: 10425898
    Abstract: Method by a communication device (120) for managing beam coverage. The device receives and evaluates (201) first reference signals transmitted by a network node. The first reference signals are comprised in first beams. The first beams are static or semi-static. The receiving and evaluating is according to a first state, wherein the device refrains from reporting back about the first reference signals. In response to the conclusion that all of the first reference signals are too weak and/or of too low quality by comparison to a threshold, the device sends (202) a request to one or more network nodes (110, 111), requesting a certain procedure for providing, by beamforming, one or more second beams (127, 128) specifically to target the device. The second beams (127, 128) comprise one or more second reference signals. The device switches, to a second state. wherein the device actively participates in the provision of beam coverage and is in a battery-saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Martin Hessler, Pål Frenger, Jonas Fröberg Olsson