Having Specific Antenna Arrangement Patents (Class 455/575.7)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10418688
    Abstract: A terminal includes: a metal housing; a frame surrounds the metal housing; and a metal antenna radiator arranged between the metal housing and the frame, surrounding the metal housing, and having a first end coupled with a feed source through a matching circuit and a second end grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Wu, Yizhou Luo, Liang Gu
  • Patent number: 10411775
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). According to one embodiment, an apparatus for beamforming includes a detector for measuring at least one change of movement and rotation of an apparatus; and a calculator for determining a beamforming parameter for aligning a beam direction with another apparatus by compensating for the change of the beam direction according to at least one of the movement and the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngbin Chang, Rakesh Taori
  • Patent number: 10367250
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and an antenna radiator disposed in the housing. An opening is formed in the housing. The opening includes a first portion configured to align with a length direction of the antenna radiator at a position corresponding to the antenna radiator and penetrate the housing in a thickness direction, and a second portion connected to the first portion, the second portion being configured to form a specified angle with respect to the length direction of the antenna radiator and penetrate the housing in a thickness direction. At least a portion of the housing, which surrounds the opening, comprises a conductive member. At least a portion of a circumference of the opening comprises an electrical open curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo Cheng Chen, You Chieh Chen, Yoon Jae Lee, Soon Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10347967
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more particularly, to using a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) to convey signals between a radio frequency (RF) module and a baseband module. The flexible PCB can then be used as a medium for deploying antennas or creating arrays of multiple RF modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Elimelech Ganchrow, Alon Yehezkely
  • Patent number: 10283252
    Abstract: A tunable inductor arrangeable on a chip or substrate comprises a first winding part connected at one end to a first input of the tunable inductor arrangement, a second winding part connected at one end to the other end of the first winding part, a third winding part connected at one end to a second input of the tunable inductor arrangement, a fourth winding part connected at one end to the other end of the third winding part, and a switch arrangement arranged. The switch arrangement tunes the tunable inductor by selectively connecting the first and fourth winding parts in parallel and the second and third winding parts in parallel, with the parallel couplings in series between the first and second inputs, or connecting the first, second, fourth and third winding parts in series between the first and second inputs. Corresponding transceivers, communication devices, methods and computer programs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Magnus Nilsson, Magnus Sandgren
  • Patent number: 10263334
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an antenna device including: a peripheral frame made of a signal shielding material and provided with at least two micro seam bands which partition the peripheral frame into at least two frame bodies, the frame bodies including a first antenna, the micro seam band having at least one micro seam; a first matching circuit electrically coupled to the first antenna; and a first radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit electrically coupled to the first matching circuit. The frame bodies further includes a second antenna including a second matching circuit and a second radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit, the second matching circuit is electrically coupled between the second antenna and the second radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuit, and the two radio-frequency receiving and emitting circuits deal with different radio-frequency signals. The micro seam band further includes a frame strip. The present disclosure further provides a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shasha Hu, Tianping Liang, Liang Gu
  • Patent number: 10263333
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a metal housing; the metal housing includes a first edge and a second edge arranged opposite to each other, and a third edge and a fourth edge arranged opposite to each other. The third edge and the fourth edge are connected between the first edge and the second edge. A partitioning seam is provided in the metal housing so that at least one radiating part is formed in the metal housing. In the antenna device provided by embodiments of the present disclosure, the metal housing is enabled to be a radiator through a combination of the partitioning seam and a radiating circuit. The present disclosure further provides an antenna device and a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shasha Hu, Tianping Liang, Liang Gu
  • Patent number: 10230149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electricity feeding structure, comprising: a resonator including an electricity feeding part and a ground part connected to the electricity feeding part; a resonance adding part disposed between the electricity feeding part and the ground part; and a controlling part disposed in at least one of the electricity feeding part, the resonance adding part and the ground part. According to the present invention, since the electricity feeding structure includes the controlling part, it is possible to easily control the resonant frequency band of an antenna device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Wook Kim, Do Gyun Kim, Byung Youl Moon
  • Patent number: 10229303
    Abstract: This invention provides a module for a handheld device. The module includes an imager with optics and image acquisition/processing processors that provide high speed acquisition and handling of acquired image data—such as IDs. The acquired image data is processed by the device processor using a module application that resides within the device. The module includes indicators and/or alarms that can indicate success in reading an ID. A subframe removably mounts within the module's main body/frame and carries the device. The subframe can vary to accommodate different devices within a single main body/frame geometry. The main body/frame includes appropriate structures (ports) to enable optical transmission to, for example, cameras and illuminators so that various native functions of the device can be employed as desired. The main body/frame can also house a battery and charging assembly that supplies power to the device and allows charging through-for example and inductive charging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Carl W. Gerst, III, Kai Fluegge, Mario Joussen, Laurens Nunnink
  • Patent number: 10211905
    Abstract: According to an example, an AP may obtain an influence index for each of antenna combinations, and determine antenna combinations whose influence indices are smaller than or equal to a pre-determined threshold to be valid antenna combinations. The antenna combinations may include antennas not more than the maximum number of transmitting links supported by the AP. Each influence index may indicate the influence of an antenna combination on default antenna combinations of neighboring APs operating on the same channel. The AP may adjust the available transmission rates supported by the AP according to the largest number of antennas in the valid antenna combinations. The AP may select a transmission rate from the range for a frame, determine the number of antennas corresponding to the selected transmission rate, and select an antenna combination in which the number of antennas equals the determined number of antennas from the valid antenna combinations for transmitting the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Guoxiang Xu, Haitao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10212709
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a radio base station, a mobile station and a method for determining a transmitting power. A radio base station, according to an embodiment of the present disclosure, is connected with a plurality of mobile stations, wherein a first mobile station in the plurality of mobile stations can form at least one mobile station pair with other mobile stations. The radio base station comprises: a processing unit, configured to determine an initial value of a power factor of each mobile station pair according to state data of respective mobile stations in the mobile station pair, and determine an adjustment value of the power factor for the first mobile station according to state data of the first mobile station; and a transmitting unit, configured to transmit the initial value of the at least one mobile station pair and the adjustment value to the first mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaohang Chen, Anxin Li, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 10200105
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a peripheral conductive housing wall. The housing wall may be patterned to form first and second continuous regions defining opposing edges of a patterned region. The patterned region may include slots that divide the wall into conductive structures between the first and second continuous regions. A tuning element for an antenna in the device may be formed from the conductive structures and the slots in the patterned region. The slots and the conductive structures in the patterned region may be configured to mitigate any excessive capacitances between the first and second continuous regions in one or more desired frequency bands to optimize antenna efficiency. The slots may be narrow enough so as to be invisible to the un-aided human eye. This may configure the first and second continuous regions to appear to a user as a single continuous piece of conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hongfei Hu, Yi Jiang, Ming-Ju Tsai, Enrique Ayala Vazquez, Erdinc Irci, Jiangfeng Wu, Lijun Zhang, Siwen Yong
  • Patent number: 10200092
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a peripheral conductive wall. A gap in the wall may divide the wall into first and second segments. The device may include a first antenna having a first resonating element arm formed from the first segment and a second antenna having a second resonating element arm formed from the second segment. A non-near-field communications transceiver may perform multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) operations using the first and second antennas. The gap may provide satisfactory isolation between the first and second antennas while the first and second antennas perform MIMO operations. Near-field communications circuitry may convey near-field communications signals over a conductive loop path that includes portions of the first and second segments and the antenna ground. The volume of the conductive loop path may extend across substantially all of a width of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erdinc Irci, Han Wang, Georgios Atmatzakis, Enrique Ayala Vazquez, Erica J. Tong, Xu Gao, Hongfei Hu, Nanbo Jin, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10186781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to printed circuit board (PCB) tracking technology, specifically to a dipole antenna structure for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. More specifically, the present invention relates to an edge type dipole antenna structure is implemented on an extremely small area on the edge of a ground plane provided on the PCB for various kinds of electronic products, and a PCB including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NETHOM
    Inventor: Gun-Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 10158242
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a wireless charging system. The wireless charging system may include: a system body mounted with a power transmission part including a cavity shielded by a conductive material, a power feeding radiator configured to feed power within the cavity to form a resonance mode, and a slot formed at a location with a maximum E-field by the power feeding radiator to form a power transmission route with E-field coupling; and an electronic device including a power reception part mounted on the system body to receive power from the slot through H-field coupling. Various embodiments may be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dohyuk Ha, Jung Yub Lee, Junsig Kum, Youngju Lee
  • Patent number: 10154400
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of operating the same may include: detecting mounting of a first external device through first short range communication, outputting a first object corresponding to the first external device, detecting an approach of a second external device through second short range communication, and outputting a second object corresponding to the second external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chulkwi Kim, Jimin Kim
  • Patent number: 10154428
    Abstract: An antenna control method for controlling an antenna device to switch between a plurality of beams. The antenna control method includes the steps of: (a) using the beams for communication one after another, and performing a scanning process on each of the beams, so as to retrieve a communication quality parameter; (b) comparing all of the communication quality parameters with each other, and selecting one of the beams as a main communication beam, wherein the selected beam has the best communication quality parameter; (c) performing a saturation determination process on the main communication beam; and (d) when the main communication beam causes saturation of a power amplifier, switching to another beam which is adjacent to the main communication beam as a substitute communication beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Jimmy Cuong Tran, Yung-Liang Huang, Ta Chen, Chih-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10148801
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling a multi-microphone noise-canceling sound pickup range of a terminal, and belongs to the field of terminal technologies, where the method includes transmitting a first non-voice signal, receiving a second non-voice signal that is obtained after the first non-voice signal is reflected by a reflecting object, determining, according to the first non-voice signal and the second non-voice signal, whether a posture with which a user holds a terminal during a call is a normal posture, and adjusting a multi-microphone noise-canceling sound pickup range of the terminal when the posture with which the user holds the terminal during the call is not a normal posture. Hence, accuracy of adjusting a multi-microphone noise-canceling sound pickup range of a terminal can be improved. The apparatus includes a transmission module, a receiving module, a first determining module, and an adjustment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaiyu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10103437
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna includes a metal backing plate, a radiating conductor, a non-conductor and a connector. The non-conductor is interleaved between the metal backing plate and the radiating conductor. The connector is connected to the metal backing plate and the radiating conductor, and the connector is configured to adjust a connection path between the metal backing plate and the radiating conductor to adjust an antenna operation band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chin-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 10084234
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device including a metal housing and at least one switch. The metal housing includes a peripheral frame provided with at least one micro seam band, the peripheral frame is partitioned by the at least one micro seam band to form at least one frame body, the micro seam band is formed by at least two micro seams, and a metal strip is provided between two adjacent micro seams. The switch includes a first end and a second end, the first end is electrically coupled to the frame body, and the second end is electrically coupled to the metal strip. The at least one frame body is an independent antenna. The switch includes a plurality of second ends coupled to different metal strips correspondingly, and a variety of low-frequency bandwidths of the antenna is expanded through different closed or open states of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shasha Hu, Tianping Liang, Liang Gu
  • Patent number: 10027025
    Abstract: A mobile device includes an antenna structure, a signal source, a tunable circuit element, and a tuner. The antenna structure includes a radiation element. The tunable circuit element is coupled to the radiation element. The antenna structure and the tunable circuit element are disposed in a clearance region of the mobile device. The tuner has a variable impedance value, and is coupled between the tunable circuit element and the signal source. The tuner and the signal source are disposed in a circuit board region of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tiao-Hsing Tsai, Chien-Pin Chiu, Wei-Yang Wu, Hsiao-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9991744
    Abstract: A wireless power receiving device includes a first coil partially disposed in an outer region and configured to transmit and/or receive data; and a second coil disposed inwardly of an inner boundary line of the outer region and configured to receive wirelessly transmitted power, wherein a center defined by an inner boundary line and a center defined by an outer boundary line of the second coil are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Jong Lee, Han Kim, Tae Ho Yun, Kang Heon Hur, Su Bong Jang
  • Patent number: 9990601
    Abstract: A delivery device includes an image capture device for generating delivery image data of a delivery at a service address. A processor executes a delivery application to bidirectionally communicate delivery data with the delivery data server via the network interface, wherein the delivery data includes a delivery tracking number and the delivery image data. The delivery data server processes the delivery data to provide a delivery confirmation to a customer at the service address, wherein the delivery confirmation includes the delivery tracking number and the delivery image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce E. Stuckman, Judith Lynn Stuckman, Katherine C. Stuckman
  • Patent number: 9960859
    Abstract: An anti-electromagnetic interference unit is provided, and the anti-electromagnetic interference unit is used to avoid that electromagnetic interference affects a NFC antenna module. The anti-electromagnetic interference unit comprises a plurality of EBG structures. Each EBG structure comprises a central body and at least one channel. The at least one channel is extended from the body, and extending shape of the at least one channel is a structure with a plurality of meanders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Young-Ming Yi
  • Patent number: 9923610
    Abstract: An apparatus for selective usage of antennas for measurement purposes is provided. When the signal strength of the primary antenna is less than a signal strength threshold or the signal quality of the primary antenna is less than a signal quality threshold, the apparatus may determine at least one of whether a first difference between the signal strength of the primary antenna and the diversity antenna satisfies a first criteria or whether a second difference between the signal quality of the primary antenna and the diversity antenna satisfies a second criteria. When at least one of the first difference satisfies the first criteria or the second difference satisfies the second criteria, the apparatus may calculate the signal strength and signal quality of the diversity antenna for measurement evaluations and path-loss calculation based on the signal strength and signal quality of the primary antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Manjinder Singh Sandhu, Madhusudan Kinthada Venkata, Siva Kumar Jujaray
  • Patent number: 9905908
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a dielectric layer, on one side thereof a patterned conductive layer, a proximity sensor and a capacitor are provided. The patterned conductive layer includes a first and a second conductive layer that together form a coupled-fed antenna and respectively have a first and a second feed terminal connected to a signal feed line and a ground signal line. The proximity sensor includes a peripheral circuit connected to the second feed terminal, and a capacitance to digital circuit. The capacitor is connected between the ground signal line and the second feed terminal. By integrating the coupled-fed antenna and the proximity sensor on one circuit substrate, a part of the antenna can be used as the proximity sensor's capacitor electrode to reduce the volume and manufacturing cost of the antenna, and the proximity sensor is not interfered by other parts of the antenna and thereby has increased sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LUXSHARE PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching Chung Tang, Sheng Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 9843362
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a communication control unit which performs short-range wireless communication with an IC tag; a base antenna; and a terminal to which an extension antenna device can be connected, the extension antenna device includes: extension antennas; and a terminal which, by being connected to the terminal to which an extension antenna device can be connected, connects the extension antennas and the information processing device to each other, and the communication control unit performs the short-range wireless communication with the IC tag via at least any of the base antenna 19 and the extension antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Suzuki, Yasuyuki Shimohata
  • Patent number: 9819077
    Abstract: A multi-feed antenna is described where the antenna is optimized for the natural impedance state per frequency band. Multiple feed points are accessed as a function of frequency and use case to provide a feed port that is operating at the natural impedance state for the antenna structure. Impedance transforming circuits can be applied to the feed point to form impedance matching circuits to transform the antenna impedance to a characteristic impedance of the system or circuit interfacing with the antenna. The impedance transforming circuits can be eliminated and the RF circuitry interfacing with the antenna can be configured to operate at the natural frequency of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ETHERTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 9769826
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, adjusting a tuning state of a matching network of the communication device, selecting a power offset from among a group of power offsets where the selected power offset is associated with a sub-band of operation of the communication device, and adjusting a value associated with a measured receive power or a transmit power of the communication device based on the selected power offset to generate an offset power value. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Carsten Hoirup
  • Patent number: 9753501
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a substrate, a structure arranged near the substrate and includes at least one electronic component, a conductive structure provided in the electronic device, and a conductor arranged in the structure, grounding the conductive structure to a ground of the substrate. Electronic components spaced within the electronic device are electrically connected to each other using the existing structure to be installed, so that a mounting space for preparing an electrical connector is prevented from being wasted, thereby making the electronic device slim. The embodiments according to the present disclosure can reduce the number of assembling processes and manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon Heo, Yong-Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 9667338
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for multiband wireless data transmission between aircraft and ground systems. The transmission uses different wavelength ranges, each wavelength range corresponding to a different data domain and establishing a different communication channel. This wavelength differentiation provides physical separation between different data domains and, as a result, improves data security. Furthermore, a single broadband antenna is used on the exterior of the aircraft for transmitting data sets from different data domains. The single antenna configuration reduces drag and weight and improves structural integrity of the aircraft in comparison to multi-antenna configurations. Different aircraft communication modules, which are connected to different aircraft systems, handle different data domains and operate at different wavelength ranges. These modules are connected to the same antenna using a multiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason W. Shelton, Timothy M. Mitchell, Daniel Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9655047
    Abstract: A wireless terminal is provided, including a main control unit, a radio frequency power amplifier, and an antenna, where: the main control unit is coupled to the radio frequency power amplifier, and an output end of the radio frequency power amplifier is coupled to the antenna; the main control unit is configured to initiate a procedure for establishing a physical channel, and send a first gain control instruction to the radio frequency power amplifier, where when there is no uplink data to be transmitted through the physical channel link within a first preset time, the first gain control instruction is an instruction for reducing a gain; the radio frequency power amplifier determines its gain level according to the first gain control instruction; and the antenna is configured to transmit a radio frequency signal amplified by the radio frequency power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Deng, Konggang Wei
  • Patent number: 9628136
    Abstract: A method for disabling multiple-input and multiple-output operation in a communication device includes communicating data using multiple-input and multiple-output operation, wherein the data is communicated using multiple transceiver paths. Further, the method includes receiving position sensor input and disabling at least a portion of one or more transceiver paths, of the multiple transceiver paths, based on the position sensor input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Mark Braun, Santhosh Kumar Gillella, Ranjeet Gupta, Mary Hor-Lao, Sudhir C. Vissa