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04/10/14
20140100642
 System and method for nerve modulation using noncontacting electrodes patent thumbnailSystem and method for nerve modulation using noncontacting electrodes
An implant unit configured for implantation into a body of a subject may include an antenna configured to receive a signal. The implant unit may also include at least one pair of modulation electrodes configured to be implanted into the body of the subject in the vicinity of at least one nerve to be modulated, the at least one pair of modulation electrodes being configured to receive an applied electric signal in response to the signal received by the antenna and generate an electrical field to modulate the at least one nerve from a position where the at least one pair of modulation electrodes does not contact the at least one nerve..
04/10/14
20140100636
 Antenna providing variable communication with an implant patent thumbnailAntenna providing variable communication with an implant
A device may include a primary antenna configured to be located external to a subject and at least one processor in electrical communication with the primary antenna. The at least one processor may be configured to cause transmission of a primary signal from the primary antenna to an implantable device, wherein the implantable device includes at least one pair of modulation electrodes.
04/10/14
20140100635
 Apparatus and method for extending implant life using a dual power scheme patent thumbnailApparatus and method for extending implant life using a dual power scheme
A device according to some embodiments may include a housing configured for location external to a body of a subject. The device may also include at least one processor associated with the housing and configured for electrical communication with a power source, and an antenna associated with the at least one processor.
04/10/14
20140100588
 Wireless force sensor on a distal portion of a surgical instrument and method patent thumbnailWireless force sensor on a distal portion of a surgical instrument and method
A surgical instrument includes a distal portion. A force sensor is operatively mounted on the distal portion.
04/10/14
20140100004
 Tunable multiband antenna with dielectric carrier patent thumbnailTunable multiband antenna with dielectric carrier
Antenna structures for an antenna may be formed from a dielectric carrier with metal structures. The metal structures may be patterned to cover all sides of the dielectric carrier.
04/10/14
20140099993
 Mobile wireless communications device with shunt component and related methods patent thumbnailMobile wireless communications device with shunt component and related methods
A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing including at least one electrically conductive housing portion configured to function as an antenna. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a printed circuit board (pcb) carried by the portable housing, and wireless transceiver circuitry carried by the pcb and including at least one circuit element carried by the pcb.
04/10/14
20140099991
 Portable terminal and method thereof patent thumbnailPortable terminal and method thereof
A portable device and method thereof are disclosed. The method includes recognizing a mode of the portable terminal; monitoring a sensitivity corresponding to an antenna of the portable terminal; sensing a movement corresponding to the portable terminal; invoking an application when both of following conditions occur: a degradation of the sensitivity is determined; and the movement exceeding a predetermined displacement is determined..
04/10/14
20140099990
 Communication device comprising an external control with an embedded antenna assembly patent thumbnailCommunication device comprising an external control with an embedded antenna assembly
Systems (300) and methods (900) for packaging an antenna (702) in a communication device (300). The methods involve coupling the antenna to a printed circuit board (“pcb”) such that the antenna is mechanically supported thereby.
04/10/14
20140099985
 Smart antenna for interference rejection patent thumbnailSmart antenna for interference rejection
A smart antenna system is provided for communicating wireless signals between a mobile device and a plurality of different fixed base stations using one or more channels and one or more beams. The smart antenna system includes a control subsystem, a radio transceiver and an antenna subsystem coupled to each other and adapted to perform scanning of one or more combinations of base stations, channels and beams using one or more test links established with one or more of the fixed base stations where the test links use at least some of the channels and the beams.
04/10/14
20140099983
 Smart antenna with multiple round selection patent thumbnailSmart antenna with multiple round selection
A smart antenna system for communicating wireless signals between a mobile device and a plurality of fixed base stations using different channels and beams. The system comprises a control subsystem, a radio transceiver and an antenna subsystem, providing a plurality of beams.
04/10/14
20140099982
Modal adaptive antenna for mobile applications
An adaptive antenna system for mobile applications where the mode of the antenna is optimized dynamically to optimize link quality with intended sources. Interfering signals are suppressed by mode selection to minimize link quality by altering antenna radiation pattern characteristics.
04/10/14
20140099947
Smart antenna for interference rejection with enhanced tracking
A smart antenna system is provided for communicating wireless signals between a mobile device and a plurality of different fixed base stations using one or more channels and one or more beams. The smart antenna system includes a control subsystem, a radio transceiver and an antenna subsystem coupled to each other and adapted to perform scanning of one or more combinations of base stations, channels and beams using one or more test links established with one or more of the fixed base stations where the test links use at least some of the channels and the beams.
04/10/14
20140099946
Smart antenna for interference rejection with enhanced tracking
A smart antenna system is provided for communicating wireless signals between a mobile device and a plurality of different fixed base stations using one or more channels and one or more beams. The smart antenna system includes a control subsystem, a radio transceiver and an antenna subsystem coupled to each other and adapted to perform scanning of one or more combinations of base stations, channels and beams using one or more test links established with one or more of the fixed base stations where the test links use at least some of the channels and the beams.
04/10/14
20140099903
Communication terminal and antenna apparatus thereof
Disclosed are to a communication terminal and an antenna apparatus thereof. The antenna apparatus includes an antenna device including a feeding point to which a signal is applied; and at least one variable reactance device connected to the antenna device.
04/10/14
20140099902
Method and system for dynamic link control for a chip to chip communication system
A wireless device comprising a plurality of chips may be operable to dynamically configure wireless communication between the plurality of chips. Each of the chips may include one or more transceivers and one or more integrated directional antennas communicatively coupled to the one or more transceivers.
04/10/14
20140099890
Wireless platform for rotary joint
A rotary joint is provided. The rotary joint includes a stator and a rotor.
04/10/14
20140099853
Remote-control flying copter and method
A hovering remote-control flying craft having a molded frame assembly includes a plurality of arms extending from a center body with an electric motor and corresponding propeller on each arm. In various embodiments, the motor and propeller are mounted downward-facing at a distal portion of each arm with a motor cover over the motor.
04/10/14
20140098901
Method and apparatus for transmitting data using codebook
A method and an apparatus for transmitting data using a codebook include receiving current antenna configuration information of a transmitting end, obtaining a mask matrix corresponding to the current antenna configuration according to the current antenna configuration information. The method also includes generating a codebook corresponding to the current antenna configuration according to a mother codebook and the mask matrix and selecting one codebook element from the codebook.
04/10/14
20140098837
Antenna selection with frequency-hopped sounding reference signals
A transceiver has a first antenna and a second antenna for transmitting alternatively a frequency-hopped sounding reference signal (srs) over a sub-band of a bandwidth at a time. The transceiver includes a determination unit for determining whether a number of sub-bands in the bandwidth is odd or even, a transmitter for transmitting the srs continuously from the first antenna, if the number of sub-bands is even, and a receiver for receiving a response to the transmitting..
04/10/14
20140098835
Temperature information assembly for a cooking hob
The present invention relates to a temperature information assembly for a cooking hob (18). The temperature information assembly comprises at least one saw (surface acoustic wave) temperature sensor (10) permanently or removably attached or attachable at or in a cooking pot (24), at least one sensor antenna (12) permanently or removably attached or attachable at the cooking pot (24) and electrically connected to the saw temperature sensor (10), at least one reader (14) permanently or removably attached or attachable in or on the cooking hob (18), and at least one reader antenna (16) permanently or removably attached or attachable in or on the cooking hob (18) and electrically connected to the reader (14).
04/10/14
20140098783
Method and apparatus for handling inter-cell interference
The present invention discloses a method including: obtaining downtilt coordination information of a local cell and downtilt coordination information of a neighbor cell; and setting, according to the downtilt coordination information of the local cell and the downtilt coordination information of the neighbor cell, a downtilt of a time-frequency resource block on an antenna of the local cell with respect to a to-be-coordinated user equipment. The downtilt coordination information of the local cell and that of the neighbor cell are referenced to for setting the downtilt of the time-frequency resource block on the antenna of the local cell with respect to the to-be-coordinated user equipment, which avoids interference on user equipments within a service range of the neighbor cell while ensuring signal received power and sinr experience for user equipments within a service range of the local cell..
04/10/14
20140098689
Wireless communication using multi-dimensional antenna configuration
Communications may be performed in a communications system using multi-dimensional antenna configurations. A wtru may receive communications from a base station via one or more channels.
04/10/14
20140098681
High density deployment using transmit or transmit-receive interference suppression with selective channel dimension reduction/attenuation and other parameters
In a wireless local are network, each of multiple access points, in a high density deployment, are configured to suppress co-channel interference. A first access point having a plurality of antennas beamforms a transmission to a wireless client device within a null-space or with the weakest singular eigenmodes of a wireless channel between the first access point and at least one co-channel second access point.
04/10/14
20140098642
Underwater communications
An environmental monitoring system comprises at least one underwater environmental measurement device and a transmitter for transmitting data from the measurement device to an above water station using electromagnetic and/or magnetic signals, and/or a receiver for receiving data and/or commands from the above water station using electromagnetic and/or magnetic signal. The transmitter and receiver include a magnetically coupled antenna.
04/10/14
20140098071
Method and apparatus pertaining to an interference-assessing stylus
A stylus is configured to use a local wireless receiver to assess interference at a transmission frequency that corresponds to the stylus's location-information wireless transmitter. By one approach, the stylus carries out this assessment during transmission nulls for the location-information wireless transmitter.
04/10/14
20140098002
Antenna module
An antenna module includes a printed circuit board, multiple conductive clamps bonded to the printed circuit board, each conductive clamp having elastic clamping arms at two opposite lateral sides thereof, and an antenna inserted in between the clamping arms of each conductive clamp and secured and electrically conducted to the printed circuit board by the conductive clamps for signal feed-in and grounding.. .
04/10/14
20140098000
Method and apparatus for tunable antenna and ground plane for handset applications
An embodiment is directed to a device comprising an antenna, a chassis configured to be electrically coupled to the antenna and comprising a slot loaded with at least one tunable component, wherein: the slot is aligned along a longitudinal edge of the chassis, the slot is formed in an area of the chassis based on an identification of currents in the area, and the antenna and chassis are electrically connected at a location based on the area.. .
04/10/14
20140097999
High-frequency module
A high-frequency module includes port electrodes defining external connection terminals provided on a multilayer body including dielectric layers. A first port electrode is connected to an antenna.
04/10/14
20140097998
Antenna assembly and wireless communication device using same
An antenna assembly includes an antenna, a radio frequency (rf) unit, and a matching unit. The antenna includes a first radiator and a second radiator.
04/10/14
20140097997
Metal frame antenna for a display
A metal frame antenna includes a grounding part, a first antenna, and a second antenna. The metal frame antenna is assembled in a side of a display panel.
04/10/14
20140097995
Artificial magnetic conductor antennas with shielded feedlines
An antenna system is described which is comprised of an artificial magnetic conductor (amc), an antenna element, and a feed network comprised of shielded feedlines whose outer conductor, or shield, is routed through the substrate of the amc. The feedline outer conductor is connected to both the substantially continuous conductive surface and the array of capacitive patches forming the amc.
04/10/14
20140097994
Communication device and tunable antenna element therein
A communication device includes a ground element and an antenna element. The antenna element includes a first radiation element, a second radiation element, and a control circuit.
04/10/14
20140097993
Electronic device provided with antenna device
In an electronic device, a first housing for receiving a wireless circuit unit and a ground part, a second housing in which a ground part, a hinge mechanism which connects the first and second housings to each other to allow the first and second housings to be rotated, and first and second antennas which resonate for the same frequency band. The first and second antennas are provided in an intermediate portion of the hinge mechanism, and arranged side by side and apart from each other by a predetermined distance in a longitudinal direction of the mechanism.
04/10/14
20140097992
Antenna device and wireless communication device using the same
An antenna device utilized in a wireless communication device having a lid, a chassis and a hinge is disclosed. The antenna device includes a radiating module disposed in the lid or the hinge and moving in response to movement of the lid, for transmitting or receiving radio-frequency signals; and a metal barricade disposed in an area apart from the radiating module by a specified distance on the chassis..
04/10/14
20140097991
Apparatus and methods for wireless communication
An apparatus comprising: a first antenna having a first end coupled to a first port and a second end coupled to a second port, the first antenna extending between the first and second ends and having a mid-point substantially halfway between the first and second ends, the first antenna having a first electrical length and resonant in a first operational resonant frequency band; a second antenna extending from the first antenna at a position between one of the first and second ends and the mid-point of the first antenna, the second antenna having a second electrical length and resonant in a second operational resonant frequency band; and a third antenna extending from the first antenna at position between one of the first and second ends and the mid-point of the first antenna, the third antenna having a third electrical length and resonant in a third operational resonant frequency band.. .
04/10/14
20140097990
Pie shape phased array antenna design
A radially segmented antenna design is described. In an embodiment, the radially segmented antenna is formed from multiple patches which are arranged in a ring around the central point of the radially segmented antenna.
04/10/14
20140097989
Plate antenna module and method of manufacturing the same
A plate antenna module includes a first substrate unit, a second substrate unit, an adhesive unit and a pin unit. The first substrate unit including a first substrate body and a first electrode layer disposed on the top side of the first substrate body.
04/10/14
20140097987
Conformal active reflect array for co-site and multi-path interference reduction
A system and methods for co-site and multi-path interference mitigation are presented. A reflection signal is received from at least one aircraft surface at a sensor near a receiver antenna, and a conformal reflective phased array antenna coupled to at least one aircraft surface is configured to steer the reflection signal.
04/10/14
20140097986
Phased array, a coherent source array, an antenna array and a system for controlling thereof
A system for controlling a multi-element antenna array comprising a plurality of elements each arranged to receive a signal from a signal source, wherein each of the plurality of elements includes a frequency locking module arranged to lock the frequency of the signal received by each of the elements, and, a phase control module being in communication with each of the frequency locking modules to control the phase of the signal received by each of the elements.. .
04/10/14
20140097985
Pseudo-satellite transmitter and method of transmitting gps signals using pseudo-satellite transmitter
A pseudo-satellite transmitter includes a gps unit, a transmission power control unit, and a plurality of antennas. The gps unit generates a gps signal of a pseudo-satellite.
04/10/14
20140097979
Device & method for cognitive radar information network
In cognitive radar information networks (crins) human-like cognitive abilities of attention and intelligence are built into radar systems and radar information networks (rins) to assist operators with information overload. A crin comprises a plurality of radar sensing nodes monitoring an environment, a repository or memory, and a cognitive radar controller.
04/10/14
20140097847
Optical angular momentum induced hyperpolarisation in interventional applications
A magnetic resonance spectroscopy assembly includes a magnet to generate a steady magnetic field, an rf transmit/receive antenna to transmit an rf excitation field into an examination region and acquire magnetic resonance signals from the examination region and a magnetic resonance spectrometer coupled to the rf transmit/receive antenna to collect magnetic resonance spectroscopy data from the magnetic resonance signals. An interventional instrument is provided with the assembly.
04/10/14
20140097846
Active transmit elements for mri coils and other antenna devices, and method
Apparatus and method that includes amplifiers for transceiver antenna elements, and more specifically to power amplifying an rf (radio frequency) signal using a distributed power amplifier having electronic devices (such as field-effect transistors) that are thermally and/or mechanically connected to each one of a plurality of antenna elements (also called coil elements) to form a hybrid coil-amplifier (e.g., for use in a magnetic-resonance (mr) imaging or spectroscopy machine), and that is optionally adjusted from a remote location, optionally including remotely adjusting its gains, electrical resistances, inductances, and/or capacitances (which controls the magnitude, phase, frequency, spatial profile, and temporal profile of the rf signal)—and, in some embodiments, the components are compatible with, and function in, high fields (such as a magnetic field of up to and exceeding one tesla or even ten tesla or more and/or an electric field of many thousands of volts per meter).. .
04/10/14
20140097752
Inductively coupled plasma ion source chamber with dopant material shield
A plasma ion source including a plasma chamber, gas inlets, an rf antenna, an rf window, an extraction plate, a window shield, and a chamber liner. The rf window may be positioned intermediate the rf antenna and the plasma chamber.
04/10/14
20140097698
Multi-mode power amplifying circuit, and multi-mode wireless transmission module and method thereof
A multi-mode power amplifying circuit, and a multi-mode wireless transmission module and method thereof are provided. The multi-mode wireless transmission module includes the multi-mode power amplifying circuit and an antenna.
04/10/14
20140097253
Process for manufacturing a contactless smartcard having a transparent logo
A multilayer contactless smartcard 10 including an electronic chip embedded in the card, the chip being connected to an antenna 22 printed on a carrier layer 20, and two card bodies, one on each side of the carrier, each including at least one plastic layer 40 and 60. The antenna carrier is opaque and includes a first cut-out forming a void 23 filled with a transparent plastic; and the plastic layers of the two card bodies each include a second cut-out forming two identical voids 43 and 63 the outlines of which superimpose, in order to make a transparent zone appear in the thickness of the card, forming a transparent logo in the shape of the cut-out.
04/10/14
20140097243
Near field communication device, authentication system using the same and authentication method thereof
A near field communication (nfc) device, an authentication system using the nfc device and an authentication method thereof are provided. The nfc device includes a rfid tag, a loop antenna, a flexible fabric packaging material and an emi shielding material.
04/03/14
20140096176
System and method for signal reception and distribution
A system and method for receiving and distributing an over-the-air signal over a network. At least one antenna receives an over-the-air signal containing a plurality of channels, at least one tuner isolates from the over-the-air signal information associated with a selected channel and produces an intermodulated carrier wave associated with the selected channel, at least one demodulator demodulates the intermodulated carrier wave to produce a data stream in a first format.
04/03/14
20140094788
Thermal ablation probe for a medical device
A thermal ablation probe is described having one or more sensors for sensing at least one tissue parameter, such as temperature, fluctuation in temperature change, and/or rate of temperature change. The thermal ablation probe includes an elongated shaft and a head portion at a distal end of the elongated shaft.
04/03/14
20140094230
Portable communication apparatus and antenna switching method
There is provided a portable communication apparatus which includes a main antenna including a first element and a second element to be capable of being resonant at a first and a third frequencies, respectively, the third frequency being one between the first frequency and a second frequency higher than the first frequency, a switch provided between the main antenna and a high-frequency circuit, a capacitor disposed in parallel to the switch, the capacitor being connected between the main antenna and the high-frequency circuit, and a control circuit configured to control the switch to turn on and off such that when the switch is in an on state, the first element is resonant at the first frequency, while when the switch is in an off state, the main antenna is coupled to the high-frequency circuit via the capacitor, and the second element is resonant at the second frequency.. .
04/03/14
20140094184
Antenna receiving mode configuration processing method, base station controller and base station
Embodiments of the present invention disclose an antenna receiving mode configuration processing method, a base station controller, and a base station. When a user applies to a base station for establishing or adding radio links, an antenna receiving mode of the user is determined according to resource allocation information of the user.
04/03/14
20140094181
Enhanced metrics exchange for a wireless network
Apparatus, methods, computer program products, and software for reducing interference occurring when a capacity booster cell has a coverage area within the overlapping coverage areas of more than one coverage cell are disclosed. Essentially, weights are assigned, either by individual capacity booster cells or by zone controllers with which a plurality of capacity booster cells communicate, to coverage cells.
04/03/14
20140094130
Time-domain diversity combining of signals for broadcast receivers
Systems and methods are disclosed for time-domain diversity combining of radio frequency (rf) broadcast signals. Two channelized quadrature (i/q) signals are generated by different tuner circuitry coupled to two different antennas, are converted to frequency-domain signals, and are used to generate frequency-domain diversity weighting signals.


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