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Date/App# patent app List of recent Antenna-related patents
06/16/16
20160174357 
 Vertical radio frequency module patent thumbnailVertical radio frequency module
A radio frequency (rf) module having a plurality of channels includes a heat sink having at least one tapered edge; a substrate disposed over a surface of the heat sink such that the tapered edge of the heat sink extends past a boundary of the substrate. Rf, logic and power circuitry is disposed on the substrate and one or more rf signal ports are formed on an edge of the substrate to allow the rf module to be used in an array antenna having a brick architecture.
Raytheon Company


06/16/16
20160174293 
 Wireless electronic device with multiradio controller integrated circuit patent thumbnailWireless electronic device with multiradio controller integrated circuit
An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. An application processor may generate wireless data that is to be transmitted using the wireless circuitry and may process wireless data that has been received using the wireless circuitry.
Apple Inc.


06/16/16
20160174272 
 Method and system for automating and assisting wi-fi direct connections using mobile-device ir-blaster patent thumbnailMethod and system for automating and assisting wi-fi direct connections using mobile-device ir-blaster
In an aspect, an apparatus for establishing peer-to-peer communications is provided. The apparatus comprises a processing system, an infrared transmitter, and an antenna.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/16/16
20160174241 
 Radio over fiber antenna extender  high speed trains patent thumbnailRadio over fiber antenna extender high speed trains
Radio-over-fiber (rof) antenna extender systems and methods are disclosed for high speed train communications which utilize cellular networks as backhauls to avoid the expensive capital expenditure involved in providing broadband internet services in high speed trains. Employing rof technology, on-roof antennas are deployed in strategic configurations to address the drawbacks of utilizing cellar networks as backhauls.
New Jersey Institute Of Technology


06/16/16
20160174235 
 Reference signal for a coordinated multi-point network implementation patent thumbnailReference signal for a coordinated multi-point network implementation
A system and method of receiving a channel state information reference signal (csi-rs) is presented. At a user equipment, a first csi-rs transmitted from a base station is received.
Blackberry Limited


06/16/16
20160174197 
 Hybrid antenna for portable radio communication devices patent thumbnailHybrid antenna for portable radio communication devices
A hybrid antenna structure allows the antenna to be used internally or mostly internally in a portable radio communication device operating in the vhf range. The hybrid antenna structure includes a switching circuit that connects an rf circuit to one of several points along the length of a wrapped conductor element, depending on the selected operating frequency.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.


06/16/16
20160174177 
 Timing advance methods and apparatuses patent thumbnailTiming advance methods and apparatuses
Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for defining a time advance (ta) value are provided. One method includes defining, by a network node, a timing advance value that is signaled to at least one user equipment.
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


06/16/16
20160174168 
 Avoiding transmit power limitations due to specific absorption rate constraints patent thumbnailAvoiding transmit power limitations due to specific absorption rate constraints
A method and apparatus for avoiding transmit power limitations due to specific absorption rate (sar) constraints. The method maximizes transmit power by transmitting on a first transmitter for a first period of time, second transmitter for a second period of time, through an nth transmitter for an nth period of time.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/16/16
20160174162 
 Determining transmit power limits using a combined specific absorption measurement for multiple transmitters patent thumbnailDetermining transmit power limits using a combined specific absorption measurement for multiple transmitters
A method and apparatus for determining transmit power limits for multiple transmitter devices is provided. The method begins when a two-dimensional area scan and a localized three-dimensional volume scan are performed for each transmitter and antenna.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/16/16
20160174128 
 Digital distributed antenna system patent thumbnailDigital distributed antenna system
A system may distribute radio networking traffic from a base station to one or more radio units in a bi-directional link. The system may transport the radio networking traffic over a digital network.
Broadcom Corporation


06/16/16
20160174019 

System for providing access to conditional access media content


The present invention relates to a system and a device for conveniently providing rights to particular conditional access protected digital media content. A sleeve for covering a reception device for receiving the conditional access content is provided.
Smardtv S.a.


06/16/16
20160173998 

Hearing aid with inductively coupled electromagnetic resonator antenna


A hearing aid includes an antenna for wireless communication with another device. The antenna includes a primary element connected to the circuit of the hearing aid and one or more secondary elements parasitically coupled to the primary element.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173391 

Mimo pgrc system and method


A method of transmitting a wireless signal (figs. 3a-3c) is disclosed.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/16/16
20160173316 

Miniature mobile marker system and method


A small, portable signal generator provides a unique marker signal modulated with a selectable number of degrees of freedom for insertion into a portion of a broadband communication system (bcs) such as a subscriber installation site that may or may not be connected to the remainder of the bcs. If payload signals are not present or brief interference with payload signals is tolerable, a high level marker signal may be injected with level control upon detection of an egress signal to detect very minor leakage sources and thus increase quality of the qualification of installation or repairs.
Comsonics, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173307 

Transmission method, transmitter apparatus, reception method and receiver apparatus


Transmission quality is improved in an environment in which direct waves dominate in a transmission method for transmitting a plurality of modulated signals from a plurality of antennas at the same time. All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


06/16/16
20160173298 

Diversity reception device, diversity reception method program, and recording medium


The present invention calculates an echo profile on the basis of: a complex baseband signal generated in a front end (2#b) on the basis of a received signal transmitted by an antenna (1#b); and a transmission symbol estimated value (dfin) supplied by a trellis decoder (8). With the estimated transmission symbol (dfin) as a filter input, the echo profile is calculated on the basis of a filter coefficient of an adaptive filter having a received signal as the desired filter-output signal.
Pioneer Corporation


06/16/16
20160173265 

Detecting uplink/downlink time-division duplexed (tdd) frame configurations to synchronize tdd downlink and uplink communications between tdd communications equipment


Detecting uplink/downlink time-division duplexed (tdd) frame configurations in tdd communications signals to synchronize uplink communications from tdd communications units. In one example, embodiments disclosed herein involve detecting uplink/downlink time-division duplexed (tdd) frame configurations employed in downlink tdd communications signals transmitted from a tdd base station.
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd


06/16/16
20160173252 

Antenna combining for massive mimo scheme


The base station, receiving first pilot signals transmitted via each of multiple antennas of a user equipment (ue), selects one or more reference codebooks based on channel qualities of the received first pilot signals, and selects one or more sub-channels for each of the reference codebooks. Based on this, the base station determines one or more virtual channels, wherein each of the virtual channels comprises one reference codebook and the one or more sub channels selected for the one reference codebook, wherein the sub-channels are selected to minimum distance between corresponding virtual channel and corresponding reference codebook.
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160173250 

Method for reporting channel state information for partial antenna array based beamforming in wireless communication system, and apparatus therefor


A method for receiving a signal from a base station by a user equipment, using beamforming based on a massive antenna array of the base station in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes configuring an effective antenna array in the massive antenna array, receiving a pilot signal corresponding to the effective antenna array from the base station, reporting channel state information for beamforming to the base station, using the pilot signal, and receiving a user equipment-specifically beamformed signal through the effective antenna array from the base station, wherein the effective antenna array is defined as one or more horizontal antenna ports and one or more vertical antenna ports..
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160173244 

Method and base station for csi process configuration and method and user equipment for csi feedback


The present disclosure provides a method in a base station for channel state information (csi) process configuration and an associated base station. The method comprises: setting csi process information for a user equipment (ue) supporting three dimensional (3d) multiple input multiple output (mimo), the csi process information including at least an index of a csi reference signal resource (csi-rs-r) for a vertical direction of a 3d mimo antenna array; and transmitting the set csi process information to the ue.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160173241 

Detecting and processing weak signals using an array of antennas


A method for detecting and processing signals may include receiving a weak radio frequency (rf) signal by an array of antennas. The method may also include digitally sampling the weak rf signal from each antenna of the array of antennas and storing the digital samples of the weak rf signal from each antenna.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160173227 

Point-to-point radio system, communication apparatus, and communication control method


A communication apparatus (1) includes a communication unit (11) and a control unit (12). The communication unit (11) is electrically connected to an antenna (10) attached to a structure (40).
Nec Corporation


06/16/16
20160173211 

Evaluating device antenna performance and quality


A method includes receiving over-the-air (ota) performance test data measured for a first set of pass computing devices and for a second set of fail computing devices, measuring a first set of training data for the first and second set of computing devices during a plurality of kpi tests, measuring a second set of training data for a particular computing device, determining which ones of the plurality of kpis qualify as clustering features, and determining a first set of kpi centers, a second set of kpi centers, and a third set of kpi centers, determining a first and a second dissimilarity distance separating the first set and the second set of computing devices from the particular device, respectively. The method further includes determining whether the first dissimilarity distance is greater than second dissimilarity distance to qualify the particular computing device to pass the ota test..
Verizon Patent & Licensing Inc.


06/16/16
20160173208 

Interference management for a distributed spatial network


A communication network comprising of at least one remote base station; and a plurality of antenna ports connected to the at least one remote base station; wherein the remote base station controls the plurality of antenna ports. The remote base station is configured for defining mutually exclusive entry and exit points for the antenna ports in at least one of time; or frequency.
Indian Institute Of Technology Hyderabad


06/16/16
20160173201 

Providing digital data services in optical fiber-based distributed radio frequency (rf) communications systems, and related components and methods


Optical fiber-based distributed communications systems that provide and support both rf communication services and digital data services are disclosed herein. The rf communication services and digital data services can be distributed over optical fiber to client devices, such as remote antenna units for example.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


06/16/16
20160173186 

Telecommunications relay function and data aggregator


The invention provides for an electronic apparatus for amplifying a plurality of different frequency bands of a wireless telecommunication signal. The apparatus comprises: a first antenna configured to receive a wireless communication signal; a filtering module configured to: receive an indication of a plurality of different frequency bands to be filtered; and, selectively filter the wireless telecommunication signal according to the received indication to form a filtered wireless telecommunication signal; a filter controller configured to provide the indication to the filtering module; and, an amplifier configured to amplify the filtered wireless communication signal..
Vodafone Ip Licensing Limited


06/16/16
20160173185 

User device and operating method therefor


An electronic device according to one embodiment of the present disclosure may include a plurality of antennas for transmitting and receiving radio waves, at least one sensor for sensing a physical quantity or physical changes, a sensor hub for outputting a control signal in response to an output from the at least one sensor, and a communication module for controlling wireless communication using the plurality of antennas in response to the control signal. Various other exemplary embodiments are possible..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173184 

Apparatus and multiple antenna systems


An apparatus including a plurality of radio ports for interconnection with radio circuits, a plurality of antenna ports for interconnection with antennas, interconnection circuitry configured to enable interconnection of each of one or more radio ports to different non-overlapping sets of p antenna ports, where p is controllable and p=2p, p being a whole number; and at least one control port configured to receive a control signal for determining p.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


06/16/16
20160173183 

Method for performing antenna shuffling using partial antenna array based beamforming in wireless communication system, and apparatus therefor


A method for receiving a signal from a base station by a user equipment, using massive antenna array based beamforming of the base station in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving, from the base station, antenna shuffling information corresponding to a preferred antenna port set among a plurality of antenna ports included in the massive antenna array, measuring channel state information according to the antenna shuffling information and reporting the channel state information to the base station, and receiving, from the base station, a beamformed signal using the preferred antenna port set based on the channel state information, wherein the antenna shuffling information includes at least one of information about a start index of antenna ports included in the preferred antenna port set and information about a direction to which antenna port indexes are allocated..
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160173177 

Beamforming


A method of beamforming a transmission from an antenna array having rows of antenna elements and columns of antenna elements may include determining a first precoding matrix associated with a first orientation. The method may further include determining a second precoding matrix associated with a second orientation.
Fujitsu Limited


06/16/16
20160173176 

Communication control apparatus, communication control method and terminal apparatus


[solution] provided is a communication control apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a set of weight coefficients for forming a beam aimed at a terminal apparatus, for each of two or more antenna groups each including a portion of a plurality of antenna elements included in a directional antenna capable of forming a three-dimensional beam; and a determination unit configured to determine a set of weight coefficients for the plurality of antenna elements for forming a three-dimensional beam aimed at the terminal apparatus, on the basis of the sets of the weight coefficients for the two or more antenna groups.. .

06/16/16
20160173175 

Base station apparatus, terminal apparatus, wireless communication system, and integrated circuit


Provided are a base station apparatus, a terminal apparatus, a wireless communication system, and an integrated circuit in which the terminal apparatus is able to appropriately combine signals received by a plurality of receive antennas in the wireless communication system for performing nonlinear mu-mimo transmission. The base station apparatus of the invention has a plurality of antennas, is able to apply nonlinear precoding to data signals addressed to a plurality of terminal apparatuses, and spatially multiplexes and transmit the data signals, and based on the data signals and channel information between the base station apparatus and the terminal apparatuses, searches for a perturbation vector to be added to the data signals, and further calculates a covariance matrix of the signals obtained by adding the perturbation vector to the data signals.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160173173 

Methods for selecting precoding vectors for multi-point mimo (multiple-input-multiple-output) communications and related wireless terminals and radio network nodes


Methods may be provided to operate wireless terminal in wireless communication networks providing multiple-input-multiple-output (mimo) downlink communications from a plurality of base station sector antenna arrays using a codebook of precoding vectors. Such methods may include receiving multi-point mimo downlink communications from the wireless communication network.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


06/16/16
20160173172 

Method and antenna selection


A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, an antenna system coupled with the transceiver that includes a first antenna and a second antenna where one of the first or second antennas is operating as a primary antenna and the other of the first or second antennas is operating as a diversity antenna. The system can include an rf switch connected with the antenna system, where the rf switch has a first position in which the first antenna is the primary antenna and the second antenna is the diversity antenna, and wherein the rf switch has a second position in which the second antenna is the primary antenna and the first antenna is the diversity antenna.
Blackberry Limited


06/16/16
20160173166 

Wireless communication device, wireless communication method, and recording medium


A wireless communication device includes a first antenna from which a first signal is transmitted; a second antenna through which a second signal is received in a frequency band that is different from a frequency band of the first signal; a first signal removal circuit configured to remove a component of a frequency band of the second signal from the first signal when the first signal removal circuit is electrically coupled to the first antenna; and a processor configured to determine whether to electrically connect the first signal removal circuit to the first antenna, based on an output strength of the first signal that is transmitted from the first antenna, when the second signal is received through the second antenna.. .
Fujitsu Limited


06/16/16
20160173164 

Method of cancelling si signal at rf-front end and ue for the same


A user equipment (ue) for cancelling a self-interference (si) signal is disclosed. The ue includes a rat-race coupler, a plurality of transceiving antennas capable of transmitting and receiving signals, a receive antenna, a transmission (tx) chain connected to an input port when the rat-race coupler uses one port as the input port, and a reception (rx) chain connected to the receive antenna and an isolated port when the rat-race coupler uses the one port as the input port..
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


06/16/16
20160173163 

Enhancement device for a wireless antenna


The invention relates to an enhancement device (1) for a wireless antenna (2), wherein the wireless antenna (2) serves for transmitting and receiving wireless signals for wireless data transmission, wherein the wireless signals comprise a first transmission protocol and a first transmission frequency, wherein a connecting element (3) is provided, which connects the enhancement device (1) to the wireless antenna (2), wherein a first transmitting-/receiving unit (4) is provided, which serves to receive transmission wireless signals from the wireless antenna (2), wherein a converter (5) is provided which is embodied to convert the transmission wireless signals from the wireless antenna (2) into a second transmission protocol and/or into a second transmission frequency, wherein a second transmitting-/receiving unit (6) is provided, which serves to transmit the converted transmission wireless signals, and wherein a circuit (7) is provided, which is embodied to harvest energy from the received transmission wireless signals.. .
Endress + Hauser Process Solutions Ag


06/16/16
20160173161 

Display panel with transparent conductor based isolator and improved wireless communications


A communication device includes at least one radio that comprises signal processing circuitry, and at least one antenna coupled to the signal processing circuitry to send and receive radio signals. A component of the communication device requires user visibility and includes an isolator for isolating the at least one antenna, the isolator comprising at least one film that includes a transparent conductor.
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160173153 

Interference cancellation in microwave backhaul systems


A first microwave backhaul assembly comprises a first antenna, a front-end circuit, an inter-backhaul-assembly interface circuit, and an interference cancellation circuit. The first antenna is operable to receive a first microwave signal.
Maxlinear, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173149 

Automatic twist and sway compensation in a microwave backhaul transceiver


A first microwave backhaul transceiver may comprise an antenna array and circuitry. The circuitry may determine misalignment of the first microwave backhaul transceiver, and electronically adjust a radiation pattern of the antenna array to compensate for the determined misalignment of the microwave backhaul transceiver.
Maxlinear, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173143 

Apparatus for transmitting and receiving signals in radio frequency system


An apparatus for receiving signals in a radio frequency system includes a low noise amplifier that amplifies and filters a signal received from an antenna; a first frequency mixer that mixes the signal output from the low noise amplifier and an oscillation signal supplied from a local oscillator to create a signal of an intermediate frequency; a second frequency mixer that mixes the signal of an intermediate frequency and one or more oscillation signals that have an offset added to have different frequency channels, which have a predetermined bandwidth, to create one or more signals of a baseband frequency; a channel selection filter that divides one or more signals generated in the second frequency mixer into one or more different frequency channels having a predetermined bandwidth using the offset; and an amplifier that amplifies the signals that have been filtered in the channel selection filter.. .
Fci Inc.


06/16/16
20160173140 

Method and an antenna


There are disclosed various methods and apparatuses for an antenna. In some embodiments of the method a transmission signal is provided to a first feed point (126) of an antenna (102).
Nokia Technologies Oy


06/16/16
20160173138 

Device for bi-directional and multi-band rf communication over single resonant transmission line and its realization


A duplexing system including: a duplexer; an antenna capable of transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals; a transmitter adapted to couple electromagnetic signals to said antenna for transmission; a receiver capable of receiving electromagnetic signals; wherein the duplexer includes a first transmission line and a second transmission line, wherein a portion of said first transmission line is placed in proximity to a portion of said second transmission line, wherein one end of said first transmission line is connected to a first duplexer port coupled to said antenna and the second end of said first transmission line is connected to a second duplexer port coupled to said transmitter; and wherein one end of said second transmission line is connected to a third duplexer port coupled to said receiver and the second end of said second transmission line is coupled to ground or to a fourth duplexer port coupled to ground.. .
Eagantu Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173062 

Duplexer


A duplexer includes a transmission filter with a ladder circuit configuration and a reception filter including a ladder filter portion connected to an antenna terminal and a longitudinally coupled resonator-type surface acoustic wave filter. In the transmission filter, a coupling capacitor is connected between an end portion of an inductor nearer to parallel arm resonators and a wiring line connecting the ladder filter portion to the longitudinally coupled resonator-type surface acoustic wave filter in the reception filter..
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173061 

Duplexer


A duplexer includes a transmission filter with a ladder circuit configuration and a reception filter. The reception filter includes a series trap element connected to an antenna terminal and a longitudinally coupled resonator-type surface acoustic wave filter.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172896 

Electronic device including non-contact charging module


This communication apparatus makes it possible to have a non-contact charging module and a sheet antenna coexist, even in the case where there the non-contact charging module and the sheet antenna in the communication apparatus. The apparatus is provided with: a housing; a secondary-side non-contact charging module, which is housed in the housing, receives power by means of electromagnetic induction, and has a first coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a first magnetic sheet facing the first coil; and an nfc antenna, which is housed in the housing, and has a second coil having a conducting wire wound thereon, and a second magnetic sheet facing the second coil.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172768 

Method for closed-loop tuner in a receiver antenna


Described herein are architectures, platforms and methods for implementing a closed-loop tuner in a receiver circuitry of a portable device. For example, the closed-loop tuner is based upon a configured or an inherent local oscillator (lo) leakage power in the receiver circuitry of the portable device..

06/16/16
20160172767 

Congruent non-uniform antenna arrays


Systems, methods, and apparatus for forming an antenna array are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed method involves determining at least one coprime moduli set based upon a differential phase gain requirement and a differential phase range requirement for the antenna array.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160172766 

Inscribed polarizer array for polarization diverse application


An antenna system includes an antenna having an aperture, and a polarizer array. The polarizer array includes a support structure, at least two polarizer elements arranged relative to the support structure, each of the at least two polarizer elements rotatable about a separate axis, and an actuator coupled to the at least two polarizer elements, the actuator operative to effect common rotation of the at least two polarizer elements.
Thinkom Solutions,, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172765 

Optically transparent panel antenna assembly comprising a shaped reflector


The invention concerns an optically transparent panel antenna assembly comprising an optically transparent antenna having an array of radiating elements that transmit or receive rf signals, said assembly comprising a reflector optically transparent, said reflector comprising a lower wall, two lateral walls each lateral wall extending therefrom the lower wall so that the array of radiating elements is maintained between both lateral walls of the reflector.. .
Alcatel-lucent Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172764 

Dipole antenna


A dipole antenna includes a substrate, a first radiation element, a second radiation element. The first radiation element disposed on the substrate includes a first bent portion and a second bent portion.
Compal Broadband Networks Inc.


06/16/16
20160172763 

Antenna systems with proximity coupled annular rectangular patches


Exemplary embodiments are provided of antennas and antenna systems including the same. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a radiating patch element having an annular rectangular shape.
Laird Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172762 

Electronic module


An electronic module is provided, which includes: a substrate; an antenna body disposed over the substrate; and an encapsulant formed on the substrate and encapsulating the antenna body. A portion of the antenna body is exposed from the encapsulant.
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172761 

Antenna-in-package structures with broadside and end-fire radiations


Package structures are provided having antenna-in-packages that are integrated with semiconductor rfic (radio frequency integrated circuit) chips to form compact integrated radio/wireless communications systems that operate in the millimeter wave (mmwave) frequency range with radiation in broadside and end-fire directions.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


06/16/16
20160172759 

Rfid system with an eddy current trap


An rfid antenna assembly configured to be energized with a carrier signal is disclosed. The rfid antenna assembly includes an inductive component including a loop antenna assembly, at least one capacitive component coupled to the inductive component, and an eddy current trap positioned a predetermined distance from the loop antenna assembly..
Deka Products Limited Partnership


06/16/16
20160172758 

Coupled multiband antennas


An antenna includes at least two radiating arm structures made of or limited by a conductor, superconductor or semiconductor material. The two arms are coupled through a region on first and second superconducting arms such that the combined structure forms a small antenna with broadband behavior, multiband behavior or a combination thereof.
Fractus, S.a.


06/16/16
20160172757 

Wideband antenna array


An improved antenna array is distinguished inter alia by the following features: each of at least two antenna columns contains at least one supplementary antenna element, the at least two supplementary antenna elements are arranged such that the centers of the at least two supplementary antenna elements are arranged with a horizontal lateral spacing (b) that is smaller than the lateral spacing (a) between the centers of the antenna element groups or of the antenna elements in the two antenna columns, the wideband antenna elements in a respective antenna column are fed jointly together with the at least one supplementary antenna element, and a distribution network is provided for the at least one antenna element group with the at least one associated antenna element with an associated filter function (f) for the at least one associated supplementary antenna element, which radiate in a higher frequency subband than the wideband antenna elements.. .
Kathrein-werke Kg


06/16/16
20160172756 

Feed re-pointing technique for multiple shaped beams reflector antennas


Systems, methods, and apparatus for re-pointing at least one beam are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed method involves receiving and/or transmitting, with at least one feed, electromagnetic (em) energy towards a non-parabolic reflector.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160172755 

Switchable transmit and receive phased array antenna


Disclosed is a switchable transmit and receive phased array antenna (“strpaa”). As an example, the strpaa may include a housing, a multilayer printed wiring board (“mlpwb”) within the housing having a top surface and a bottom surface, a plurality of radiating elements located on the top surface of the mlpwb, and a plurality of transmit and receive (“t/r”) modules attached to the bottom surface of the mlpwb.
The Boeing Company


06/16/16
20160172754 

High coverage antenna array and method using grating lobe layers


An embodiment antenna having first and second planar arrays. The first array has a first element spacing in an x-dimension and a y-dimension and is operable in a first frequency band.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172753 

Antenna ground and feed swapping in handheld applications


Examples of techniques for antenna ground and feed swapping in handheld applications are described. A condition with respect to wireless communication of a handheld apparatus having one or more antennas may be detected in determining whether to operate the handheld apparatus in a first mode or a second mode of wireless communication.
Mediatek Inc.


06/16/16
20160172752 

Method of reducing phase abberation in an antenna system with array feed


A method for reducing phase aberration in an antenna system for satellite, the antenna system being configured to receive and/or emit at least a spot beam, the antenna system including a reflector; an array feed including a plurality of feeds configured to illuminate the reflector in emission mode and/or configured to receive illumination from the reflector in reception mode; a trimming system configured to adjust the position of the reflector with respect to the array feed, the method including adjusting the position of the reflector with respect to the array feed in order to correct phase aberration in the spot beam.. .
Eutelsat S A


06/16/16
20160172750 

Antenna systems with low passive intermodulation (pim)


According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of antenna systems. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna system generally includes a ground plane and first and second antennas.
Laird Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172749 

Hybrid antenna and integrated proximity sensor using a shared conductive structure


A hybrid antenna and integrated proximity sensor is described wherein a commonly shared conductive structure is used for both antenna functions as well as a proximity sensor functions.. .
Ethertronics, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172748 

Antenna assembly with a multi-band radome and associated methods


An antenna assembly is for a fuselage of an aircraft and includes a first satellite antenna operable in a first frequency range, a second satellite antenna operable in a second frequency range, and a radome covering the first and second satellite antennas. The radome includes, in stacked relation, an inner skin having a quartz fabric and epoxy resin, an inner core having epoxy syntactic foam, a center laminate having quartz fabric and epoxy resin, an outer core having epoxy syntactic foam, and an outer skin having quartz fabric and epoxy resin.
Thales, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172747 

Device for transmitting and/or receiving radiofrequency signals


Apparatus for transmitting and/or receiving radiofrequency signals comprising at least a broadband antenna (310) and a substrate (410); the antenna (310) comprising at least a first radiating surface (318) and being superimposed on the ground plane, the ground plane being located on a first face of the substrate (410), at least a side tongue of power supply (314) and at least a side wall (316) connected to at least the first radiating surface (318), the apparatus being characterized in that the side wall (316) is connected to a coupling trace (416) located on a second face of the substrate (410), opposite to the first face of the substrate (410), and the side wall (316) and the coupling trace (416) being configured to act as a capacitive coupling between at least the first radiating surface (318) and the ground plane.. .
Insight Sip


06/16/16
20160172746 

Antenna module


The present disclosure relates to an antenna module for installing at an opening of a vehicle roof, wherein the antenna module can be arranged at the opening and can be latched there via at least one spring element, wherein the fastening of the antenna module can be secured to the vehicle roof via a locking element which, in its locking position, blocks a resilient backward movement of the spring element out of the latched position.. .
Kathrein-werke Kg


06/16/16
20160172745 

Antenna assembly with attachment fittings and associated methods


An antenna assembly is for a fuselage of an aircraft and includes a satellite antenna, a radome covering the satellite antenna, and attachment fittings for coupling to the fuselage of the aircraft. The attachment fittings include fore, aft and side attachment fittings.
Thales, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172744 

Cover for antenna


One embodiment provides a device, including: an antenna; a main memory storing code; a processor operatively coupled to the antenna and which executes the code stored in the main memory, wherein the code stored in the main memory includes code which is executed to communicate via the antenna; and a device cover that includes a material having a pattern of conductive fibers and non-conductive fibers; the material including an antenna area; wherein the pattern in the antenna area includes more non-conductive fibers than conductive fibers. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172742 

Edge on foam tags


An rfid antenna structure is disclosed that is designed to operate in proximity to metal surfaces. The rfid antenna structure is placed at 90 degrees to the surface of the metallic object, allowing it to operate with minimal separation from the edge of the rfid antenna structure to the metallic object.
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, Llc


06/16/16
20160172741 

Three dimensional sub-mm wavelength sub-thz frequency antennas on flexible and uv-curable dielectric using printed electronic metal traces


Novel methods for micro-additive manufacturing three dimensional sub-millimeter components are disclosed herein. The methods can include dispensing a dielectric at positions on a substrate so as to provide dielectric structures having an aspect ratio of up to 1:20.
Washington State University


06/16/16
20160172527 

Photodetector with interdigitated nanoelectrode grating antenna


An interdigitated nanoelectrode grating functions both as an absorption-enhancing sub-wavelength antenna and to minimize the distance between electron-hole creation and current collection so as to enhance photodetection schemes based upon active layers comprising two-dimensional semiconducting materials.. .
Sandia Corporation


06/16/16
20160172317 

Integrated millimeter-wave chip package


An integrated millimeter-wave chip package structure including an interposer structure, a millimeter-wave chip and a substrate is provided. The interposer structure includes at least an antenna pattern and at least a plated through-hole structure penetrating through the interposer structure and connected to the at least one antenna pattern.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


06/16/16
20160172311 

Ic with insulating trench and related methods


An ic may include a semiconductor substrate having circuitry formed in the substrate, an interconnect layer above the semiconductor substrate and having an antenna coupled to the circuitry, and a seal ring around a periphery of the interconnect layer. The ic may include an electrically insulating trench extending vertically into the semiconductor substrate and extending laterally across the semiconductor substrate from adjacent one side to adjacent another side..
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.


06/16/16
20160172183 

Film forming method


Disclosed is a method of forming a nitride film on a substrate to be processed (“processing target substrate”) in a processing container. The method includes an adsorption step of supplying a precursor gas including a silicon-containing gas into the processing container, and adsorbing a molecule of the precursor gas onto a surface of the processing target substrate, and a reaction step of supplying a reaction gas including a nitrogen- and hydrogen-containing gas while supplying microwaves from an antenna to generate plasma of the reaction gas just above the processing target substrate, and performing a plasma processing, by the generated plasma, on a surface of the substrate to be processed on which the molecule of the precursor gas has been adsorbed..
Tokyo Electron Limited


06/16/16
20160172163 

Microwave plasma processing apparatus and microwave supplying method


Disclosed is a microwave plasma processing apparatus including: a processing container configured to define a processing space; a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves; a distributor configured to distribute the microwaves to a plurality of waveguides; an antenna installed in the processing container and to radiate the microwaves distributed to the plurality of waveguides to the processing space; a monitor unit configured to monitor a voltage of each of the plurality of waveguides; a storage unit configured to store a difference between a monitor value of the voltage monitored by the monitor unit and a predetermined reference value of the voltage and a control value of a distribution ratio of the distributor corresponding to the difference; and a control unit configured to acquire the control value of the distribution ratio of the distributor from the storage unit and to control the distribution ratio of the distributor.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited


06/16/16
20160172160 

Plasma processing apparatus and plasma processing method


A plasma processing apparatus includes: an evacuable processing chamber including a dielectric window; a substrate supporting unit, provided in the processing chamber, for mounting thereon a target substrate; a processing gas supply unit for supplying a desired processing gas to the processing chamber to perform a plasma process on the target substrate; a first rf antenna, provided on the dielectric window, for generating a plasma by an inductive coupling in the processing chamber; and a first rf power supply unit for supplying an rf power to the first rf antenna. The first rf antenna includes a primary coil provided on or above the dielectric window and electrically connected to the first rf power supply unit; and a secondary coil provided such that the coils are coupled with each other by an electromagnetic induction therebetween while being arranged closer to a bottom surface of the dielectric window than the primary coil..
Tokyo Electron Limited






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