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Date/App# patent app List of recent Antenna-related patents
08/18/16
20160242241 
 Versatile microwave heating apparatus patent thumbnailVersatile microwave heating apparatus
A microwave heating apparatus for heating a load by means of microwaves is provided. The microwave heating apparatus comprises a cavity arranged to receive a piece of food to be heated, a first microwave supply system configured to supply microwaves at the cavity bottom for energizing a browning function in the cavity, a second microwave supply system configured to supply microwaves into the cavity for exciting cavity modes and a control unit configured to control the first and second microwave supply systems based on a food category and/or a cooking program.
Whirlpool Corporation


08/18/16
20160242236 
 Radio-frequency integrated circuit (rfic) chip(s) for providing distributed antenna system functionalities, and related components, systems, and methods patent thumbnailRadio-frequency integrated circuit (rfic) chip(s) for providing distributed antenna system functionalities, and related components, systems, and methods
Radio-frequency (rf) integrated circuit (rfic) chip(s) allow for the integration of multiple electronic circuits on a chip to provide distributed antenna system functionalities. Rfic chips are employed in central unit and remote unit components, reducing component cost and size, increasing performance and reliability, while reducing power consumption.
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd


08/18/16
20160242209 
 Nfc collision avoidance with controllable nfc transmission delay timing patent thumbnailNfc collision avoidance with controllable nfc transmission delay timing
A first near field communication (nfc) circuit includes an antenna, a charging circuit, a transceiver circuit, and a transmission delay circuit. The antenna is configured to inductively couple to signals emitted by a second nfc circuit.
Sony Corporation


08/18/16
20160242198 
 Scheduling in a cellular communication system using a large excess number of base station antennas patent thumbnailScheduling in a cellular communication system using a large excess number of base station antennas
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for selecting a sub-group of user terminals (uts) among a group of uts served by a sector of a cellular network to schedule independent data streams for transmission to over the same time-frequency interval. In one embodiment, the sub-group of uts is selected to limit inter-user interference among the sub-group of uts.
Broadcom Corporation


08/18/16
20160242190 
 Access point and associated antenna selecting method patent thumbnailAccess point and associated antenna selecting method
An access point includes an antenna module, a wireless network module and a processor, wherein when the access point connects with an electronic device and operates in a training stage to determine at least an optimal antenna for the electronic device, the processor determines a number of a plurality of training packets, a delay time between the plurality of training packets and a length of at least one of the plurality of training packets according to a connecting status between the access point and the electronic device, and transmits the plurality of training packets to the electronic device via the wireless network module and the antenna module.. .
Wistron Neweb Corporation


08/18/16
20160242182 
 Techniques for selecting uplink transmit antenna in multiple connectivity wireless communications patent thumbnailTechniques for selecting uplink transmit antenna in multiple connectivity wireless communications
Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to selecting one or more antenna ports for wireless communications. A first communication link can be established over at least a first carrier with at least a first cell of a first cell group.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/18/16
20160242130 
 Donor unit, remote unit, and mobile communication base station system having same patent thumbnailDonor unit, remote unit, and mobile communication base station system having same
The present invention relates to a mobile communication base station system comprising: a donor unit connected to a baseband unit; and a remote unit installed at the base station antenna side, wherein the donor unit has a baseband signal processing part including a digital signal processing part for processing interface with the baseband unit, a wireless communication part for processing a wireless communication signal between the baseband signal processing part and the remote unit, and a synchronization and communication control part for processing a synchronizing signal and a communication control signal from the baseband unit, and wherein the remote unit has a service signal processing part for processing mimo interface with a base station antenna, a wireless communication part for processing a wireless communication signal between the service signal processing part and the donor unit, and a synchronization and communication control part for processing a synchronizing signal and a communication control signal from the donor unit. The donor unit and the remote unit can be easily expanded in a daisy-chain fashion, thereby broadening coverage, and can also be utilized for multihop relay, and thus are suitable for small cell-based next generation communication systems for capacity expansion..
Sogang University Research Foundation


08/18/16
20160242113 
 Power saving transceiver switch configuration patent thumbnailPower saving transceiver switch configuration
Wireless transceiver includes a plurality of rf filters. A first band switching network includes a first plurality of rf switches to selectively direct transmitter rf energy to a selected rf filter.
Harris Corporation


08/18/16
20160242071 
 Methods and  wireless coexistence based on transceiver chain emphasis patent thumbnailMethods and wireless coexistence based on transceiver chain emphasis
Methods and apparatus for reduction of interference between a plurality of wireless interfaces. In one exemplary embodiment, a device having a first (e.g., wi-fi) interface and a second (e.g., bluetooth) interface monitors interference between its interfaces.
Apple Inc.


08/18/16
20160242060 
 Base station, mobile station, reference signal transmission method, and channel quality measurement method patent thumbnailBase station, mobile station, reference signal transmission method, and channel quality measurement method
A base station that communicates with a mobile station by using a plurality of antenna ports includes a mapping information communication unit configured to generate mapping of reference signals for measuring channel state information of the antenna ports by combining, within a resource block, mappings of reference signals for measuring the channel state information, the mappings being defined for a predetermined number or less of the antenna ports, and configured to communicate information indicating the generated mapping to the mobile station; a multiplexer configured to multiplex the reference signals for measuring the channel state information in one or more resource elements in the resource block in accordance with the generated mapping; and a transmitter configured to transmit the reference signals for measuring the channel state information.. .
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


08/18/16
20160242044 

Apparatus and measuring traffic of users using distributed antenna system


A system and method are provided to efficiently provide coverage within a large scale of a building by identifying user equipment (ue) on a floor by floor basis using a distributed antenna system (das) and pseudo timing advance values (ta) assigned to each floor. By applying different pseudo delays on a plurality of distributed antenna basis located at each floor, a base station can know a floor at which a user equipment is located through a timing advance value of the user equipment.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241975 

Partner microphone unit and a hearing system comprising a partner microphone unit


The application relates to a partner microphone unit comprising a) a multitude microphones for picking up a sound from the environment providing corresponding electric input signals, each comprising a target signal component and a noise signal component; b) a multi-input unit noise reduction system for providing an estimate Ŝ of the target sound s comprising the person's voice and comprising a multi-input beamformer filtering unit coupled to said input units and configured to determine filter weights for providing a beamformed signal, wherein signal components from other directions than a direction of the target signal source are attenuated, whereas signal components from the direction of the target signal source are left un-attenuated; c) antenna and transceiver circuitry for establishing an audio link to another device; and wherein the multi-input beamformer filtering unit comprises an adaptive beamformer. An improved quality of a target signal from a speaker or communication partner is provided.
Oticon A/s


08/18/16
20160241974 

Hearing system comprising a separate microphone unit for picking up a users own voice


The application relates to a hearing system comprising a hearing device and a separate microphone unit adapted for picking up a voice of a user. The microphone unit comprises a) a multitude m of input units for picking up or receiving a signal representative of a sound from the environment, m being ≧2; b) an adaptive multi-input unit noise reduction system for providing an estimate Ŝ of a target signal s comprising the user's voice, the multi-input unit noise reduction system comprises a multi-input beamformer filtering unit configured to determine filter weights w(k,m) for providing a beamformed signal, wherein signal components from other directions than a direction of a target signal source are attenuated, whereas signal components from the direction of the target signal source are left un-attenuated; and c) antenna and transceiver circuitry for transmitting said estimate Ŝ of the user's voice to another device.
Oticon A/s


08/18/16
20160241973 

Hearing aid antenna with symmetrical performance


Left/right (l/r) hearing assistance device (ha) symmetrical performance of the antenna is highly desired when using the same ha design for both the left and the right ears. Physical symmetry and loading of the antenna, both internal and external to the ha, is usually not possible because the antenna should avoid the microphone, battery, and switch locations within the ha.

08/18/16
20160241371 

Channel state information transmission/reception use in wireless communication system


A method and an apparatus for transmitting/receiving channel state information for use in multi-antenna system are provided. A signal communication method of a base station having a plurality of antennas in a wireless communication system includes determining antenna ports of first and second directions based on directions of the plurality of antennas, allocating channel measurement resources for the respective antenna ports to a terminal, transmitting a feedback configuration to the terminal according to the channel measurement resources, and receiving feedback information from the terminal based on the channel measurement resource and the feedback configuration.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241339 

Unified optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems (dass) for supporting small cell communications deployment from multiple small cell service providers, and related devices and methods


Unified optical fiber-based distributed antenna systems (dass) for supporting small cell communications deployment from multiple small cell service providers are disclosed. The unified optical fiber-based dass disclosed herein are configured to receive multiple small cell communications from different small cell service providers to be deployed over optical fiber to small cells in the das.
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd


08/18/16
20160241320 

Multiple antenna transmission with variable diversity gain


A mimo transmitter including a modulator, a demultiplexer arranged to divide the information into one or more demux streams for transmission over different ones of the channels, and a diversity splitter to derive one or more sub-streams of the same information. A decorrelator such as a scrambler decorrelates the sub-streams before or after the modulation.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/18/16
20160241319 

Electronic device and performing communication by selectively using multiple antennas


A method performed in an electronic device is provided. The method includes: collecting operation information on at least one of a data communication operation, a paging operation, and a voice communication operation of a first antenna, a second antenna, or a third antenna; determining at least one antenna to be used of the first antenna, the second antenna, and third antenna based on at least part of the collected operation information; and performing communication by using the determined antenna..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241318 

Precoder structure for mimo precoding


The teachings herein present a method and apparatus that implement and use a factorized precoder structure that is advantageous in terms of performance and efficiency. In particular, the teachings presented herein disclose an underlying precoder structure that allows for certain codebook reuse across different transmission scenarios, including for transmission from a single uniform linear array (ula) of transmit antennas and transmission from cross-polarized subgroups of such antennas.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160241317 

Apparatus and method to configure antenna beam width


Using high-beam and low-beam transmission signals that have different antenna tilts, different beam-widths, and different polarizations than one another may provide performance advantages in wireless networks. The high-beam transmission signal and the low-beam transmission signal may have orthogonal polarizations.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


08/18/16
20160241313 

Mimo coverage over bi-directional leaky cables


The invention relates to a wireless communications system for communicating with user equipment located inside a physical structure. The system comprise a node having at least two antenna ports and being adapted for wireless communication with the user equipment, and at least one leaky cable having two ends wherein each end of the at least one leaky cable is connected to one of the antenna ports of the node.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160241306 

Portable device and near field communication chip


In one embodiment, the antenna arrangement includes a primary antenna having a conductive sidewall; and a loop antenna disposed in and physically separated from the primary antenna. The loop antenna includes a first conductive loop and a capacitor electrically connected between ends of the first conductive loop..

08/18/16
20160241297 

Multi-band isolator assembly


An isolator assembly is configured to provide isolation in each of multiple non-overlapping frequency bands and includes a selection network to select one of the multiple non-overlapping frequency bands for an isolation operation. During the isolation operation, the isolator assembly prevents signal coupling between antennas that are positioned on opposite sides of the isolator assembly..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/18/16
20160241288 

Wireless communication apparatus and electronic apparatus


There is provided a wireless communication apparatus, including: an antenna including: an antenna element having one end portion that is opened; and a ground conductor to be used as a ground, to which another end portion of the antenna element is connected; a wireless device connected to the antenna; and a blocking member, which is arranged so as to be opposed to the antenna, and is configured to block an electromagnetic wave, wherein the blocking member is arranged so as to, in plan view from the blocking member side in a direction toward the antenna, avoid overlapping at least the one end portion of the antenna element and overlap the another end portion of the antenna element.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160241279 

Link adaptation


The present invention relates to the field of communications, and provides a link adaptation method and device, so as to determine, according to transmission quality of a signal in a link, to perform antenna alignment and/or frequency adjustment. The method includes: detecting, by a first antenna device, an rssi of a link between the first antenna device and a second antenna device; when it is determined that the rssi is greater than or equal to a first rssi threshold, detecting, by the first antenna device, an sinr of the link; and choosing, by the first antenna device according to the rssi and the sinr, to perform frequency adjustment and/or antenna alignment with the second antenna device.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160241277 

Method to improve active antenna system performance in the presence of mutual coupling


A method in a network node comprises receiving a first input signal from a baseband processing unit of a first antenna branch, receiving a second input signal from a baseband processing unit of a second antenna branch, determining a first and second compensation coefficient, applying the first compensation coefficient to the second input signal to generate a first output signal, applying the second compensation coefficient to the first input signal to generate a second output signal, outputting the first output signal to a first power amplifier of the first antenna branch, the first output signal compensating for a mutual coupling from the second antenna branch to the first antenna branch, and outputting the second output signal to a second power amplifier of the second antenna branch, the second output signal compensating for a mutual coupling from the first antenna branch to the second antenna branch.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160241276 

Method and antenna tuning and power consumption management in a communication device


A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a controller that determines a radiated throughput for at least one of an uplink throughput or a downlink throughput of the communication device, reduces transmit power for the communication device responsive to the radiated throughput satisfying a predetermined throughput range, and tunes a matching network of the communication device responsive to the radiated throughput not satisfying the predetermined throughput range. Other embodiments are disclosed..
Blackberry Limited


08/18/16
20160241204 

Impedance transformer for antenna multiplexing


A system for matching impedance of antennas includes a first switch for receiving signals that includes a first power amplifier, a first low noise amplifier coupled to the first power amplifier and a first antenna coupled to both the first power amplifier and the first low noise amplifier. The first switch is configured to match the impedance of the first antenna with the impedance of the first low noise amplifier.
Gainspan Corporation


08/18/16
20160241193 

Radio receiver for carrier aggregation


A radio receiver circuit configurable to operate in a carrier-aggregation (ca) mode and in a non-ca mode is disclosed. It comprises a first receive path arranged to be operatively connected to an antenna and a second receive path arranged to be operatively connected to the same antenna.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160240934 

Array antenna


An array antenna includes: a feed line provided on a first surface of a substrate; a plurality of antenna elements that are provided on the first surface at predetermined gap along the feed line and that are electromagnetically coupled with the feed line; and a conductor plate that is provided on a second surface of the substrate different from the first surface and that is ground for the feed line and the plurality of antenna elements, the plurality of antenna elements including a first antenna element having a shape that resonates at a first frequency and a second antenna element having a shape that resonates at a second frequency different from the first frequency.. .
Panasonic Corporation


08/18/16
20160240933 

Dipole antenna element with open-end traces


A first-band radiating element configured to operate in a first frequency band may be designed for reducing distortion associated with one or more second-band radiating element configured to operate in a second frequency band. The first-band radiating element may include a first printed circuit board.
Commscope Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160240932 

Node for high-rise building coverage


An antenna arrangement with two horizontal and two vertical array antennas. A first horizontal antenna port and a second vertical antenna port are connected to a first polarization.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


08/18/16
20160240931 

Antenna device and signal processing method


An antenna device includes a plurality of antenna elements respectively configured to receive incident waves coming from an object, a modulating unit respectively configured to modulates a first received signal of the incident waves output from the antenna elements into a second received signal, the second received signals having a plurality of different frequencies and phases corresponding to polarization directions of the received incident waves, a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize the plurality of second received signals and generates a synthetic signal, a signal processing unit, configured to perform predetermined signal processing on the synthetic signal, and an extracting unit configured to extract third received signals for each frequency and each phase from the synthetic signal on which has been performed the predetermined signal processing.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240930 

Multiple-input multiple-output (mimo) antenna


A multiple input multiple output (mimo) antenna is provided. The mimo antenna may include, but is not limited to, a printed circuit board having a plurality of edges and a ground layer including, but not limited to a plurality of antenna element mounting locations, at least one of the plurality of antenna element mounting locations being arranged on a first side of the printed circuit board and at least one of the plurality of antenna element mounting locations being arranged on a second side of the printed circuit board, a plurality of slots, each of the plurality of slots extending a predetermined distance from an edge of the printed circuit board, and at least one ground stub, the at least one ground stub comprising an extension of the ground layer of a predetermined electrical length at a predetermined angle relative to the edge of the printed circuit board..
Galtronics Corporation Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240929 

Enclosure for radio, parabolic dish antenna, and side lobe shields


Enclosures for radios, parabolic dish antennas, and side lobe shields are provided herein. A dish antenna includes a parabolic circular reflector bounded by a side lobe shield that extends along a longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a forward direction forming a front cavity, and a sidewall that extends along the longitudinal axis of the dish antenna in a rearward direction forming a rear cavity..
Mimosa Networks, Inc.


08/18/16
20160240928 

Protection for wireless links at train carriage rooftops against jamming and interference


Systems and methods provide harden wireless intra-vehicular communication against jamming and/or interference. A vehicle comprises a carriage top, an antenna mounted on an outer-vehicle side of the carriage top, and radio frequency absorbing material positioned proximate to the antenna and at least a portion of the carriage top near the antenna..
Alstom Transport Technologies


08/18/16
20160240927 

Coaxial waveguide antenna


Processes and systems for radiating electromagnetic energy from an open-ended coaxial cavity are described herein. An antenna assembly includes an open-ended coaxial radiator.
Raytheon Company


08/18/16
20160240926 

Deformed folded dipole antenna


A deformed folded dipole antenna includes: a feed-side parallel part; a non-feed side parallel part arranged to be parallel to the feed-side parallel part; and a pair of short circuit portions respectively connecting to both ends of the feed-side parallel part and both ends of the non-feed side parallel part. The non-feed side parallel part includes: a pair of opposite sides that are arranged to be opposite from each other; and a connecting side that connects one ends of the pair of opposite sides together.
Denso Corporation


08/18/16
20160240925 

Differential planar aperture antenna


A planar differential aperture antenna that has a high gain and wide bandwidth at a millimeter wave band is provided. The differential aperture antenna has a cavity within it that has a height of roughly a quarter of a wavelength of the desired transmission band.
City University Of Hong Kong


08/18/16
20160240924 

Impedance converter circuit and communication terminal device


An impedance converter circuit includes a transformer with a primary coil connected to a power feed port, a phase shifter circuit connected between a secondary coil of the transformer and an antenna port, and a bypass circuit connected between the power feed port and the antenna port. In a high band, an absolute value of impedance of the transformer viewed from the antenna port via the phase shifter circuit is higher than an absolute value of impedance of the bypass circuit.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240923 

Multi-aperture planar lens antenna system


A method for operating system. The method includes emitting a plurality of beams and steering the plurality of beams.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


08/18/16
20160240922 

Shared antenna arrays with multiple independent tilt


A feed network for use with an antenna array includes at least first and second rf inputs, a combiner network and a beamforming network. In some examples, additional rf inputs are provided.
Commscope Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160240920 

Low loss antenna switch


The present invention relates to a low loss antenna switch. The antenna switch comprises a plurality of switch module and a plurality of transmitting/receiving terminals, wherein one end of each switch module is connected to an antenna unit and the other end of each switch module is connected to each transmitting and receiving end respectively.
Airoha Technology Corp.


08/18/16
20160240919 

Base station antenna with dummy elements between subarrays


Apparatus include two or more radiating elements connected to a feed network of an antenna, and one or more dummy elements positioned between the two or more radiating elements. The dummy elements are not connected to the feed network of the antenna.
Commscope Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160240918 

Antenna bandwidth expander


Disclosed is an antenna bandwidth expander capable of improving transmission/reception performance of a wireless communication device by expanding a bandwidth of an antenna in which broadband frequency characteristics including various communication bands are necessary like an lte smartphone. The antenna bandwidth expander may improve the transmission and reception performance of a terminal by easily and conveniently expanding a bandwidth of an antenna in first and second resonant frequency bands..
Joinset Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240917 

Electronic device having antenna


An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (pcb), an antenna and a switch. The antenna is printed on the pcb.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240916 

Antenna radome with removeably connected electronics module


In one embodiment, an antenna assembly in a cellular network has a radome that houses a plurality of antenna arrays and an electronics module. The electronics module has a weatherproof housing that encloses electronics for processing signals received by and transmitted from a first of the antenna arrays.
Commscope Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160240915 

In-mold antenna, controlling antenna characteristics and manufacturing in-mold antenna


An in-mold antenna include a first antenna pattern having a first surface and a second surface, interposed between the first and second surface, a second antenna pattern that is attached to the first surface of the first antenna pattern and through which current passes from the first antenna pattern, and a cut section provided by cutting the first antenna pattern at the second surface. By controlling the shape of the cut section, it is possible to affect resonance characteristics of the antenna, and a corresponding apparatus and method do so..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240914 

Multilevel antennae


A multi-band antenna includes at least one structure usable at multiple frequency ranges. The structure includes at least two levels of detail, with one level of detail making up another level of detail.
Fractus, S.a.


08/18/16
20160240913 

Antenna device and electronic timepiece


An antenna device housed in a metallic case body of an electronic timepiece includes: a first substrate which is provided on the side of a back over of the metallic case body and on which a ground pattern and an wireless communication unit as a power feeding circuit are formed; a second substrate which is arranged on the opposite side of the movement and on which a chip antenna is formed; and a conductive electrode which is arranged inside the movement and has one end connected to the wireless communication unit and the other end connected to the chip antenna.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/18/16
20160240912 

Full-duplex antenna and mobile terminal


A full-duplex antenna includes a receive antenna, which is an omnidirectional antenna. A first transmit antenna is disposed on one side of the receive antenna and is a directional antenna.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160240911 

Optimal direction determination of radio signals


Mobile communication devices, e.g., cellphones, may integrate an antenna array that includes one or more antenna to form radio beams at a preferred direction and a signal locator to identify coordinates corresponding to a strongest signal strength and direct the antenna array towards the strongest single strength.. .
Empire Technology Development Llc


08/18/16
20160240910 

Antenna azimuth alignment monitor


Apparatus for monitoring an alignment of a base station antenna at a cell site. The apparatus may include an alignment monitor configured to be attached to an antenna mounting bracket for mounting the base station antenna to a support structure.
Commscope Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160240495 

Integrated antennas in wafer level package


A semiconductor module comprises an integrated circuit device, the ic device embedded in a compound material, wherein the compound material at least partially extends lateral to the ic device. The semiconductor module further comprises interconnect structures arranged lateral to the ic device to provide at least one external electrical contact; a patch antenna structure integrated in the semiconductor module and electrically connected to the ic device and a layer interfacing the ic device and the compound, wherein the layer comprises first and second planar metal structures coupled to the ic device, wherein the first planar metal structure is electrically connected to the ic device and the interconnect structures and wherein the second planar metal structure is electrically connected to the ic device and the patch antenna structure..
Infineon Technologies Ag


08/18/16
20160240492 

Antenna on ceramics for a packaged die


An antenna is described on ceramics that may be used for a packaged die. In one example, a package has a die, a ceramic substrate over the die, an antenna attached to the ceramic substrate, and conductive leads electrically connecting the antenna to the die..
Intel Corporation


08/18/16
20160240351 

Plasma producing apparatus


A plasma producing apparatus for plasma processing a substrate includes a chamber having an interior surface, a plasma production device for producing an inductively coupled plasma within the chamber, a substrate support for supporting the substrate during plasma processing, and a faraday shield disposed within the chamber for shielding at least part of the interior surface from material removed from the substrate by the plasma processing. The plasma production device includes an antenna and a rf power supply for supplying rf power to the antenna with a polarity which is alternated at a frequency of less than or equal to 1000 hz..
Spts Technologies Limited


08/18/16
20160240308 

Tablet computer stand with near field coupling enhancement


A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling.
Ezero Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160240023 

Lock arrangement and detecting the presence and location of a device sending a radio signal


Lock arrangement and method for detecting the presence and location of a device sending a radio signal, which lock arrangement includes a lock case that can be fixed into a door, which lock case includes a locking latch and a latch mechanism. The lock arrangement further includes at least two antennas fitted into connection with the lock arrangement and a device for receiving radio signals connected to the antennas.
Rollock Oy


08/18/16
20160239695 

Chip card reading arrangement


A chip card reading arrangement is provided including a chip card reading device including a data processing circuit and a reader antenna coupled to the data processing circuit arranged at a surface of the chip card reading device for placing a chip card to communicate with the chip card reading device via the reader antenna. The data processing circuit is configured to process at least one of signals received via the reader antenna and signals to be transmitted via the reader antenna.
Infineon Technologies Ag


08/18/16
20160239062 

Image display controlling same


The present disclosure relates to an image display apparatus including a battery and a method for controlling the same, and the image display apparatus, which receives an input signal for channel selection from an external input device, comprising: an antenna; a tuner for selecting a broadcast signal corresponding to a specific channel, among signals received through the antenna, on the basis of the input signal and converting the selected broadcast signal into an image signal; a display unit for outputting an image associated with the specific channel by using the converted image signal; a power supply unit which includes a battery, charges the battery while electric energy from the outside is received and supplies power to the display unit using the electric energy received from the outside; a power failure detection unit for detecting whether power failure corresponding to a cut off of the electric energy supplied from the outside occurs; and a control unit for supplying power to the display unit using the battery when the power failure detection unit detects power failure and controlling brightness of at least one area of the display unit on the basis of residual capacity of the battery.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/18/16
20160239021 

Automated inventory taking moveable platform


Moveable platform for taking inventory of objects comprising rfid tags in a storage space, wherein the platform comprises a navigation system, adapted to automatically navigate the platform, and a sensor system, adapted to identify objects to which rfid tags are attached in the storage space, wherein the sensor system comprises at least one antenna, wherein the sensor system is adapted to identify objects in the storage space while the platform moves through the storage space and wherein a control unit is provided that is adapted to control the navigation system in response to information obtained by the sensor system.. .
Keonn Technologies S.l.


08/18/16
20160238734 

Tools for use in observation wells


A permanent monitoring tool is provided and disposed in a wellbore. Measurements are made at different times using the permanent monitoring tool on a region of a formation penetrated by the wellbore.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/18/16
20160238732 

Proximity sensor


A first oscillation circuit in which a helical antenna is used as a part of an element for a resonance circuit and a second oscillation circuit in which a loop antenna is used as a part of an element for a resonance circuit are caused to oscillate at substantially the same frequency. When a human body approaches the helical antenna and the loop antenna, the frequency difference between the first oscillation circuit and the second oscillation circuit increases.
Kyushu Institute Of Technology


08/18/16
20160238678 

Mr device with distribution network


An mr device has at least one distribution network for distributing an electrical input signal (to a number of feeding points of an mr antenna. The distribution network has at least one first signal output and one second signal output connected to a node, a first phase-shifting element disposed between the node and the first signal output, and a second phase-shifting element disposed between the node and the second signal output.

08/18/16
20160238427 

Electronic level gauge having improved noise rejection and power transmission


An electronic level gauge (elg) for measuring a level of a material in a tank. The elg includes a transmitter, an antenna and a receiver.
Honeywell International Inc.


08/18/16
20160238367 

Device for detecting strains and transmitting detected data and manufacturing the same


A device for detecting strain and transmitting detected data, as well as a method for the manufacturing of a device of the type indicated above are provided. The device can be either applied to the surface of a structure to be monitored or inserted inside the structure and it allows to reliably acquire and transmit the data relating to the strains suffered by the structure, avoiding errors due to disturbances in the positioning of the strain sensor of the device or in the electronics associated with the sensor.

08/18/16
20160238350 

Concealed net throwing device


A net throwing device is disguised as a security camera and includes a casing including a front chamber, inclined tubes around the front chamber, a rear inner tube having an aperture member, and a rear outer tube having an aperture element; an air canister fastened in the inner tube; a spring biased piercing member slidably disposed between the front chamber and the air canister; a spring biased lock pin in the piercing member and having an end disposed in the aperture member to lock the piercing member in a locked position; a spring biased rod member through the aperture element; a cam member engaging the rod member; an external antenna; a receiver; a processor electrically connected to the receiver; an electric motor electrically connected to the processor; and a net received in the front chamber and including edge weights in the tubes respectively.. .

08/18/16
20160236782 

System for managing the comfort equipment of an aircraft cabin, aircraft cabin and identifying and locating the comfort equipment


The invention concerns a system for managing the comfort equipment of an aircraft cabin, said management system comprising a calculation unit, computers (22) capable of communicating with said calculation unit to manage the comfort equipment, characterised in that it comprises near-field communication tags (32) comprising a memory (42) suitable for containing an identification of the location (id) of the comfort equipment in the cabin, and in that the computers (22) each comprise an antenna (30) capable of reading said location identification (id).. .
Zodiac Aerotechnics


08/18/16
20160235300 

Analyte meter including an rfid reader


A glucose monitoring system, includes a glucose sensor strip or package of strips. The strip includes a substrate and a glucose monitoring circuit that has electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition.
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.


08/11/16
20160234946 

Process for the production of an electronic card having an external connector and such an external connector


The invention relates to an external connector for the production of an electronic card comprising an insulating support that defines an outside face and an inside face opposite one another and a plurality of external metal contact pads. This external connector additionally comprises a plurality of metal projections located on the side of the inside face of the insulating support and respectively connected electrically to at least one subassembly of the plurality of external metal contact pads and/or to contact pads linked to an electronic unit, which is arranged on the inside face of the insulating support, wherein these metal projections are intended to be inserted into individual cavities of the body of the electronic card, and metal contact pads linked to an electronic unit inside the card body and/or an antenna incorporated in this card body are located at the base of these cavities.
Nagravision S.a.


08/11/16
20160234795 

Synchronization module and method


A pluggable synchronization module comprises an antenna input, a global navigation satellite system receiver, an electrical interface and processing circuitry. The global navigation satellite system receiver is operative to receive satellite-transmitted signals comprising positioning-related information over the antenna input.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/11/16
20160234705 

Method and monitoring and adjusting multiple communication services at a venue


Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, initiating first and second groups of communication sessions according to testing criteria where the first group of communication sessions is established via a local area wireless access technology utilizing the distributed antenna system and the second group of communication sessions is established via the second radio access technology utilizing the distributed antenna system, and measuring performance data for the first and second groups of communication sessions according to the testing criteria. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


08/11/16
20160234695 

Femtocell measurements for macro beam steering


Attachment data collected by a set of femto access points (faps) is utilized to localize, predict, and/or weight potential wireless communication traffic within and between areas. Moreover, the attachment data can be indicative of user equipment (ue) density/traffic within coverage areas of respective femtocells.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


08/11/16
20160234693 

Antenna splitting method in active antenna system and controller


The present invention relates to an antenna splitting method in an active antenna system and a controller, where the method includes: when load of an active antenna system aas cell is greater than or equal to a load threshold, if a cell in an optimized area is not overloaded, load of a first cell is less than the load of the aas cell, and load of a second cell is less than the load of the aas cell, acquiring a first antenna parameter combination corresponding to a maximum capacity of the optimized area; and splitting an aas antenna according to the first antenna parameter combination. The antenna splitting method in an active antenna system and the controller according to embodiments of the present invention can effectively reduce the load of a heavily loaded aas cell, and effectively increase a capacity of the optimized area..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234640 

Locationing via staged antenna utilization


A communication network of the present disclosure can determine a location of a communication device, such as a mobile communication device, a wireless access point, and/or a base station to provide some examples, within its geographic coverage area based upon one or more communication signals that are communicated within the communication network and/or between the communication network and another communication network. The communication network can implement a multilateration technique to determine the location of the communication device based upon the one or more communication signals as received over various signal pathways.
Broadcom Corporation


08/11/16
20160234631 

Communications apparatus


Communications apparatus has a short range wireless radio frequency communicator (1301a) capable of at least one of seeking to initiate short range communication by transmitting an rf signal and of responding to such initiation so that communication between two short range wireless radio frequency communicators occurs when an antenna of a short range wireless radio frequency communicator seeking to initiate communication by transmitting an rf signal is in range of or comes into range of the antenna of another short range wireless radio frequency communicator responsive to such initiation so that the magnetic field of the rf signal transmitted by the short range wireless radio frequency communicator seeking to initiate communication is inductively coupled to the antenna of the short range wireless radio frequency communicator responsive to such initiation to enable communication of at least one of power and data between the short range wireless radio frequency communicators. The communications apparatus also has a high data rate data communicator (1301b) for communicating directly with another high data rate data communicator to at least one of receive and transmit data when the short range wireless radio frequency communicator (1301a) has communicated with another in-range short range wireless radio frequency communicator..
Broadcom Europe Limited


08/11/16
20160234359 

Contactless devices and methods of use thereof


A contactless user device for contactless communication with an external reader device includes an antenna loop that at least partially surrounds a hollow ferrite core, the hollow core including a ferrite wall that at least partially surrounds a space without ferrite. A circuit board is located within the space.
On Track Innovations Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234350 

Active antenna element (aae) implementation for facilitating 6lowpan data access


A scheme for providing access to 6lowpan data in a wireless access network comprising a digital unit (du) coupled to one or more radio units (ru) via cpri links, each ru in turn coupled to one or more radio dot (rd) elements via ethernet cable links. In one embodiment, an rd element includes a cable front-end interfaced with the ethernet cable link, a radio front-end interfaced between the cable front-end and an antenna or a suitable access point.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


08/11/16
20160234283 

Signal processing method, apparatus, and system


Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a signal processing method, an apparatus, and a system. The signal processing method includes acquiring a phase of each of transmit antennas when the lth ofdm data symbol is sent, and acquiring a phase of each of receive antennas when the lth ofdm data symbol is received.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.






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