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20120044122BROADBAND ANTENNA USING AN ELECTRIC LOOP-TYPE SIGNAL LINE - A broadband antenna is disclosed. The disclosed antenna may include: a substrate; an impedance matching/feeding unit, arranged on the substrate and comprising a first matching member and a second matching member configured to perform impedance matching through a coupling method; a radiating member electrically connected to the impedance matching/feeding unit; and a signal line electrically connected to the second matching member. Here, the signal line is implemented in the form of an electrical loop.02-23-2012
20110181487MULTI-BAND INTERNAL ANTENNA - A multi band internal antenna is disclosed. The antenna may include a board, an impedance matching/feeding part formed on the board, and a first radiation element joined to the impedance matching/feeding part, where the impedance matching/feeding part may include: a first matching element of a particular length that is coupled to a ground, and a second matching element of a particular length that is arranged with a distance from the first matching element and is electrically coupled to a feeding point, and where the distance between the first matching element and the second matching element may vary partially. Thus, a multi band internal antenna can be provided that utilizes coupling matching to achieve wide-band characteristics even for multi-band designs.07-28-2011
20110156981PLANAR WIDEBAND ANTENNA - An approximately planar wideband antenna can include a first conductive portion coupled to a dielectric portion and mechanically supported by the dielectric portion, the first conductive portion including at least one edge corresponding to a planar conic section, such as including one or more of an elliptic, a parabolic, or a hyperbolic shape. Such an antenna can be electrically coupled to a matching circuit, the matching circuit configured provide a specified input impedance corresponding to a specified range of frequencies. Such a range of frequencies can span at least an octave, or more.06-30-2011
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20120169565Tunable radio front end and methods - Tunable radio front end systems and methods are disclosed in which the tunable radio front end includes a first tunable impedance matching network, a second tunable impedance matching network, a transmission signal path, and a reception signal path. The transmission signal path can include a first tunable filter in communication with the first tunable impedance matching network, a tunable power amplifier connected to the first tunable filter, and a radio transmitter connected to the tunable power amplifier. The reception signal path can include a second tunable filter in communication with the second tunable impedance matching network, a tunable low-noise amplifier connected to the second tunable filter, and a radio receiver connected to the tunable low-noise amplifier.07-05-2012
20090121962DUAL-FREQUENCY MATCHING CIRCUIT - The connection topology of input terminals (05-14-2009
20090121961DUAL-FREQUENCY MATCHING CIRCUIT - The connection topology of input terminals 05-14-2009
20090121960DUAL-FREQUENCY MATCHING CIRCUIT - The connection topology of input terminals (05-14-2009
20100073254Metamaterial Loaded Antenna Devices - Techniques and devices based on antenna structures with a MTM loading element.03-25-2010
20130076588ANTENNA - Disclosed is an antenna. The antenna includes a first radiating part bent in a predetermined direction, a second radiating part under the first radiating part, a conductive member connected to the second radiating part, and a coupling part spaced apart from the conductive member while surrounding a lateral side of the conductive member.03-28-2013
20130033413MULTI-BAND INVERTED-F ANTENNA - A multi-band inverted-F antenna including a ground plane, a signal feeding circuit, first, second and third main radiation parts is provided. The signal feeding circuit is electrically isolated from the ground plane and receives/transmits wireless signals. The first and the second main radiation part are both physically and electrically connected to the signal feeding circuit, and generate first and second frequency band operation modes for the inverted-F antenna, respectively. The third main radiation part is electrically isolated from the signal feeding circuit, the first and the second main radiation parts, and generates a third frequency band operation mode for the inverted-F antenna via to signal coupling between the first and the third main radiation parts and/or signal coupling between the second and the third main radiation parts.02-07-2013
20130038501ANTENNA MODULE - In an antenna module, a main portion includes a plurality of insulating sheets made of a flexible material and laminated on each other. An antenna configured to transmit/receive a high-frequency signal is disposed in the main portion. A connection portion is disposed in the main portion and is connected to an electronic device that inputs/outputs the high-frequency signal. A signal transmission line is disposed in the main portion and has a strip line structure or a microstrip line structure to transmit the high-frequency signal. An impedance matching circuit is disposed in the main portion and between the antenna and end of a signal transmission line facing in a negative x direction. An impedance matching circuit is disposed in the main portion and between the connection portion and an end of the signal transmission line facing in a positive x direction.02-14-2013
20100045562 Antenna and a Method of Manufacturing an Antenna - A dielectrically-loaded antenna has a cylindrical ceramic core, a three dimensional antenna element structure comprising co-extensive helical conductors plated on a cylindrical side surface of the core and a dielectrically-loaded antenna has a solid cylindrical core made of a ceramic material, helical antenna elements made of a ceramic material, co-extensive helical antenna elements plated on the core, connecting conductors on a distal end surface, a matching section in the form of a printed circuit board overlying the core distal end surface and a coaxial feeder housed in an axial bore passing through the core. For ease of manufacture, the laminate board of the matching section contains a ball grid array having a plurality of solder elements which serve to connect the matching network to both the surface connection elements on the distal core end surface and to the feeder. At a proximal end of the feeder there is a transversely extending flange for connecting the shield of the feeder to a plating on a proximal end surface of the core, the plating forming part of an integral balun.02-25-2010
20130050048SOLDERLESS CIRCULARLY POLARIZED MICROWAVE ANTENNA ELEMENT - Disclosed herein is an antenna feed design for transmitting or receiving a circularly polarized microwave signal, and a communication device using that antenna feed design. Resonating disks are bowl-shaped to balance E-plane and H-plane magnetic field patterns, decreasing cross-polarization, and providing mechanical rigidity. A non-planar circuit replaces planar microstrip transmission lines for transmitting the signal, with 90° phase shifts, from an input point to excitation points. This non-planar circuit overcomes some of the layout problems encountered in planar circuits. It maintains impedance matching from the input point to the excitation points by progressively tapering down the characteristic transmission line impedance of each successive section. The non-planar circuit has sufficient mechanical strength and rigidity to allow it to be supported at only two anchor points. Similarly, the non-planar disks are also of sufficient strength to require only a single anchor point each. Thus, the antenna parts do not require any additional dielectric substrate support, and all parts are DC grounded. The use of fingers surrounding the ground plane and extending towards the resonating disks results in improved off-boresight polarization. All components of the antenna feed are built and combined without the use of solder or dielectric substrate support, creating a stable, corrosion-resistant, low-cross polarization antenna.02-28-2013
20110001681MULTIBAND ANTENNA - A multiband antenna includes a feed portion, a radiating portion and a matching portion. The radiating portion is operable to transceive electromagnetic signals, and includes a first radiator, a second radiator and a third radiator. The first radiator is connected to the feed portion, and includes a first free end and a second free end. The second radiator is bent, and includes a first feed end and a third free end, wherein the first feed end is connected to the feed portion. The third radiator is substantially L shaped, and includes a second feed end and a fourth free end, wherein the second feed end is electrically connected to the feed portion. The matching portion is rectangularly shaped, and electrically connected to the first radiator, for impedance matching.01-06-2011
20130057450MULTILEVEL ANTENNAE - An apparatus including a wireless communications device has an internal antenna system located within the wireless communications device. The internal antenna system includes a passive antenna set comprising at least one antenna element having at least one multilevel structure, a feeding point to the at least one antenna element and a ground plane. The feeding point and a point on the ground plane define an input/output port for said passive antenna set. The passive antenna set provides a similar impedance level and radiation pattern at two or more frequency bands such that the passive antenna set is capable of both transmitting and receiving wireless signals on selected channels. The selected channels are selectable from a plurality of channels throughout an entire frequency range within each of said two or more frequency bands.03-07-2013
20120188141MILTIRESONANCE ANTENNA AND METHODS - A multiresonance antenna useful in small-sized radio devices. In one embodiment, radiating element of the antenna comprises, a first and a second radiating arm of nearly equal electric lengths. The tail portions of the arms are located on different sides of the area determined by the outline of the radiator and point to opposite directions away from each other thereby exciting a double resonance in the antenna. The second arm comprises at least one branch extending towards the tail portion of the first arm thereby widening antenna operating band in the frequency range of 900 MHz.07-26-2012
20090267859End-fed planar type spiral antenna - An end-fed planar type spiral antenna for transmitting/receiving radio signals includes a spiral pattern formed to have inner and outer spiral curves turned predetermined times in a spiral shape from an arbitrary center point in a plane; a central circle pattern formed in a part of a central region of the spiral pattern in a circular shape; and a feed arm pattern formed in a rectangular shape from an end of the spiral pattern that turns predetermined times. Conductive material is patterned on a pattern where the spiral pattern, the central circle pattern and the feed arm pattern are overlapped. This antenna allows to design an antenna structure capable of effectively enhancing radiation efficiency and improving broadband characteristics by utilizing a tapered spiral structure. Also, this antenna has an improved orientation, ensures less limitation in height, and allows a small-size design.10-29-2009
20120235878RADIO DEVICE - There is provided a radio device including an antenna, a first impedance converting circuit, a second impedance converting circuit and a differential output unit. The antenna has a first terminal and a second terminal to receive a signal. The first impedance converting circuit and the second impedance converting circuit have a first impedance and a second impedance, respectively. The first impedance and the second impedance each are controllable. One end of the first impedance converting circuit and one end of the second impedance converting circuit are connected to the first terminal and the second terminal of the antenna, respectively. The differential output unit is connected to the other end of the first impedance converting circuit and the other end of the second impedance converting circuit through which the signal received by the antenna is input to the differential output unit, and transform the signal into a differential signal.09-20-2012
20130162498Low-Profile Wide-Bandwidth Radio Frequency Antenna - The present invention relates to an RF antenna structure that includes a planar structure and a loading plate, such that the planar structure is mounted between a ground plane and the loading plate to form an RF antenna. The loading plate may be about parallel to the ground plane and the planar structure may be about perpendicular to the loading plate and the ground plane. The loading plate may allow the height of the RF antenna structure above the ground plane to be relatively small. For example, the height may be significantly less than one-quarter of a wavelength of RF signals of interest. The planar structure may include two conductive matching elements to help increase the bandwidth of the RF antenna structure.06-27-2013
20130207872Adjustable Impedance Matching Network - An impedance matching network includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a reference potential terminal. The impedance matching network further includes a first shunt branch between the first terminal and the reference potential terminal, the first shunt branch including a capacitive element. The impedance matching network also includes a second shunt branch between the second terminal and the reference potential terminal, the second shunt branch including an inductive element. Furthermore, the impedance matching network includes a transmission line transformer with a first inductor path and a second inductor path, wherein the first inductor path connects the first terminal and the second terminal. An alternative impedance matching network includes a transformer and an adaptive matching network. The transformer is configured to transform an impedance connected to a first port so that a corresponding transformed impedance lies within a confined impedance region in a complex impedance plane.08-15-2013
20130207871Compact multi-band antenna with integrating fed through co-axial cable - An antenna system comprises an antenna that integrates a separate fed through coaxial cable as part of its resonant structure. The fed through coaxial cable is used to feed a second antenna. This design allows for the antenna and the fed through cable to be accommodated in a very limited space at the edge of a handheld electronic device.08-15-2013
20110043429TRANSCEIVING CIRCUIT FOR CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION AND NFC DEVICE OR RFID READER/WRITER DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A TRANSCEIVING CIRCUIT - A transceiving circuit (02-24-2011
20110025579SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND RADIO FREQUENCY SWITCH AND RADIO FREQUENCY MODULE USING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which detects a power level of a radio-frequency signal includes: a switch FET including: a semiconductor layer; a source electrode and a drain electrode; a first gate electrode; a second gate electrode formed between the first gate electrode and the drain electrode and on the semiconductor layer, each of the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode being in Schottky contact with the semiconductor layer, and the source electrode receiving the radio-frequency signal; a resistor having one end electrically connected to the first gate electrode and an other end electrically connected to the drain electrode via a capacitor; and a power detection terminal electrically connected to a connecting point between the resistor and the capacitor.02-03-2011
20110025578MULTI-DIRECTIONAL PANEL ANTENNA - A multi-directional panel antenna is provided for the reception of TV broadcast VHF and UHF signals. The panel antenna's circuit board has its current path substantially covers the surface of the circuit board so as to produce multi-directional reception patterns. An iron-core winding is configured at a feed-in terminal of the panel antenna for impedance matching and signal concentration. The panel antenna also uses air to reduce dielectric loss. A MMIC signal amplification device is provided for enhanced gain. Ceramic capacitors are provided to increase the reception wavelength of the panel antenna so that it falls within a lower section of the VHF band.02-03-2011
20120038537ANTENNA AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Provided is an antenna including a planar conductor to be grounded, and a three-dimensional linear conductor having at least a linear conductor, another linear conductor, and still another linear conductor that are integrally formed. The linear conductor is provided perpendicularly to the major surface of the planar conductor. The another linear conductor is parallel to the major surface. Still another linear conductor is parallel to the major surface, and is provided perpendicularly to the another linear conductor.02-16-2012
20120229360INDIRECT FED ANTENNA - An indirect-fed antenna system is disclosed. In an embodiment, a coupler is electrically coupled to a feed. The coupler capacitively couples to a resonating element and the resonating element is electrically coupled to a ground plane. The system allows for improved band-width and also allows for an antenna design where the resonant frequency, the bandwidth of the antenna, the location of the curl on a Smith chart and the associated impendence matching network can be separately adjusted.09-13-2012
20100265153KU-BAND COAXIAL TO MICROSTRIP MIXED DIELECTRIC PCB INTERFACE WITH SURFACE MOUNT DIPLEXER - A coaxial to microstrip transition is introduced in a multi layer mixed dielectric printed circuit board environment that provides a 50 Ohm impedance system between a coaxial antenna feed and a surface mount diplexer at Ku-band frequencies. The 50 Ohm transition from the coaxial antenna feed to the diplexer at microwave frequencies lossy FR-4 style laminate is provided by constructing a PCB internal coax using the center conductor of the antenna feed and a dual ring of plated through hole VIAs. The transition from the PCB internal coax to the microstrip section of the high frequency laminate PCB layer uses a “D”-style opening in the ground layer and a VIA ring arrangement between the layers to optimize or tune the performance of the transition. Additional features in the interface construction are implemented to guaranty that its microwave and mechanical performance does not degrade in extreme environmental conditions.10-21-2010
20110285603ANTENNA INTERFACE CIRCUITS INCLUDING TUNABLE IMPEDANCE MATCHING NETWORKS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCORPORATING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF TUNING ANTENNA INTERFACE CIRCUITS - An antenna interface circuit for a wireless communication device includes a tunable matching circuit that is coupleable to an antenna. The tunable matching circuit includes a variable impedance element having a variable impedance Ztune. The interface circuit further includes a fixed impedance element having a fixed impedance Zmeas, and a switch coupled to the fixed impedance element and configured to controllably switch the fixed impedance element into electrical communication with the tunable matching circuit. Related devices and methods are also disclosed.11-24-2011
20120013521DUAL BAND ANTENNA DESIGN - Disclosed in an example embodiment herein is a dual mode patch antenna designed to operate in the TMO2 mode. The antenna comprising a circular patch antenna configured to operate at a first frequency, and a cylindrical matching element coupled to the circular patch antenna configured to operate at a second frequency. A feed surface is coupled to the cylindrical matching element.01-19-2012
20090201215QUADRIFILAR HELICAL ANTENNA - A quadrifilar helical antenna comprising two pairs of filars having unequal lengths and phase quadrature signals propagating thereon. A conductive H-shaped impedance matching element matches a source impedance to an antenna impedance. The impedance matching element having a feed terminal at the center thereof from which current is supplied to the two filars of each filar pair disposed about an edge of the impedance matching element and symmetric with respect to a center of the impedance matching element. The impedance matching element further comprises a reactive element for matching the antenna and source impedances.08-13-2009
20100033397RECONFIGURABLE MULTI-BAND ANTENNA AND METHOD FOR OPERATION OF A RECONFIGURABLE MULTI-BAND ANTENNA - A multi-band antenna is provided. The antenna includes a radiating element resonant for at least two resonant frequencies, and at least two matching elements that are electrically connectable to the radiating element to substantially match an input impedance of the antenna to a reference impedance for each one of the at least two resonant frequencies. A method for transmitting and receiving on one or more frequency bands is also provided that includes selecting at least one resonant frequency, selectively electrically connecting a matching element corresponding to the at least one selected resonant frequency to a radiating element resonant at the one or more frequency bands, and receiving or transmitting a wireless signal at the at least one selected resonant frequency with the radiating element.02-11-2010
20110032170MULTI-BAND ANTENNA FOR NOTEBOOK COMPUTER - A multi-band antenna includes an insulative carrier board arranged on the top side of the display screen of a notebook computer, a main antenna which has the top metal strip thereof disposed at the top edge of the insulative carrier board and the grounding metal strip thereon arranged on the insulative carrier board, an inverted L antenna arranged on the insulative carrier board, a first capacitor, a second capacitor, an antenna feed-in terminal and/or an inductor set between the inverted L antenna and the main antenna to achieve optimal matching subject to adjustment of the capacitance values of the first and second capacitors and the inductance value and position of the inductor.02-10-2011
20090289871Compact top-loaded, tunable fractal antenna systems for efficient ultrabroadband aircraft operation - Compact top-loaded, fractal monopole antenna system embodiments are provided for multi-band airborne operation over ultrabroadband ranges (e.g., 30 to 2000 MHz). These multi-band embodiments are self-contained, aerodynamic and compact (e.g., blade height less than 9.5 inches) and are power efficient with a low return loss (e.g., less than −7 dB). System embodiments include a set of impedance-matching circuits configured to substantially match an antenna impedance to a predetermined system impedance over a set of predetermined frequency bands. In an embodiment, at least one impedance-matching circuit includes a chain of selectable air-core inductors which are novelly arranged to improve radiation efficiency and prevent damage to support substrates. In an embodiment, a lowest-frequency one of the impedance-matching circuits is configured to process signals having a maximum wavelength λ11-26-2009
20110199280DIELECTRIC ANTENNA COMPONENT, ANTENNA, AND METHODS - A dielectric antenna component (08-18-2011
20090278760WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip; a feeder circuit board which has the wireless IC chip located thereon, is magnetically coupled to a radiation plate, supplies electric power to the wireless IC chip, and relays signals between the wireless IC chip and the radiation plate; and a substrate on which the feeder circuit board is placed. On the substrate, there are formed a plurality of positioning markers indicating the boundaries of a plurality of positioning areas in which the feeder circuit board is selectively placed.11-12-2009
20090262041WIRELESS IC DEVICE - An electromagnetic coupling module includes a wireless IC chip and a functional substrate. The electromagnetic coupling module is mounted on a radiation plate, preferably using an adhesive, for example. On the upper surface of a base material of the radiation plate, two long radiation electrodes are provided. On the undersurface of the functional substrate, capacitive coupling electrodes that individually face inner ends of the radiation electrodes are provided. A matching circuit arranged to perform the impedance matching between the wireless IC chip and each of the radiation electrodes includes the capacitive coupling electrodes. As a result, it is possible to reduce the size, facilitate the design, and reduce the cost of a wireless IC device.10-22-2009
20120293392ANTENNA-IN-PACKAGE STRUCTURE - An electronic device with an antenna of the antenna-in-package type (AIP) includes an upper surface on which a radiating element is provided. The radiating element has an open end and a feeding end. The antenna also includes an adaptation element. The antenna is characterized in that the adaptation element is provided at an area that is different from the upper surface of the antenna holding the radiating element. The adaptation element is connected, at one end, to an intermediate point of the radiating element and grounded at another end. The device allows a further size reduction of standard inverted F antennas (IFA).11-22-2012
20110267253WIDEBAND AND MULTIBAND EXTERNAL ANTENNA FOR PORTABLE TRANSMITTERS - A communication device is presented that has an antenna structure with a relatively short length and covers multiple resonances including the UHF and the GPS bands. The antenna structure has a conductive base to which a whip antenna is connected through a helical radiating element. A cylindrical sheath capacitively connected to the helical element provides distributed impedance matching for the antenna structure. A monopole or another helical element provides higher resonance than that of the whip antenna or connected helical element. If the higher resonance is provided by a monopole, the monopole is disposed radially adjacent to the helical element and is capacitively connected with the helical element through an opening in the sheath. If the higher resonance is provided by a helical element, the helical element is capacitively or galvanically connected to the end of the whip antenna.11-03-2011
20090051615MULTI-BAND ANTENNA APPARATUS DISPOSED ON A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SUBSTRATE, AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY, FOR A RADIO DEVICE - Antenna apparatus, and an associated methodology, for a multi-frequency-band-capable radio device, such as a quad-band mobile station. The antenna apparatus is formed from a three-dimensional rectilinear non-conductive dielectric antenna substrate, such as cube. An elongated radiation element is disposed over multiple surfaces of the antenna substrate. A T-shaped impedance matching element located at the end of the radiation element permits the antenna input impedance to be matched to a communications device. The length of the radiation element is selected to be substantially equal to a quarter wavelength of the lowest frequency band at which the antenna operates.02-26-2009
20080291111Capacitive Feed Antenna - The present invention seeks to provide an antenna having multiple radiating bands, including a ground plane, a feed plate extending generally parallel to and being spaced from the ground plane by a first distance and having a feed connection extending between the feed plate and the ground plane, at least one radiating element extending generally parallel to and being spaced from the feed plate by a second distance and at least one galvanic connector connecting the at least one radiating element at a first location on the at least one radiating element to the ground plane at a first location on the ground plane, the first location on the ground plane being separated from the feed connection by a third distance, the first, second and third distances being selected to achieve desired impedance matching of the feed plate, and the feed plate feeding the at least one radiating element at a location corresponding to an impedance substantially greater than 50 Ohm at least one band.11-27-2008
20080297430Planar Broadband Antenna - A planar broadband antenna includes a flat elliptical antenna device. The elliptical antenna device includes a central antenna element, a first angular antenna element and a second angular antenna element. The central antenna element is disposed parallel to a support. The angular antenna elements are formed by two opposite segments of the elliptical antenna device and point toward the support. The first angular antenna element is provided with a base point through which a signal is capable of being fed in. An impedance device connects the second angular antenna element to a ground point located near the base point.12-04-2008
20090015506PLANAR ANTENNA - A planar antenna (01-15-2009
20080272977Apparatus and Methods for Constructing Antennas Using Vias as Radiating Elements Formed in a Substrate - Antennas are provided which are constructed using one or more conductive via stubs as radiating elements formed in a substrate. The antennas can be integrally packaged with IC chips (e.g., IC transceivers, receivers, transmitters, etc.) to build integrated wireless or RF (radio frequency) communications systems.11-06-2008
20090128441DUAL-FREQUENCY MATCHING CIRCUIT - The connection topology of input terminals 05-21-2009
20110221652ANTENNA SYSTEM INCLUDING A CIRCULARLY POLARIZED ANTENNA - An antenna system includes a circularly polarized (CP) antenna for receiving and/or transmitting a circularly polarized RF signal. The CP antenna includes a pair of radiating patches each having an elongated shape. An elongated axis is defined along a longest length of each of the radiating patches. The elongated axes are disposed generally perpendicular to one another to generate the circular polarization. A coplanar waveguide feeding element is disposed between the radiating patches for feeding RF signals from and/or to the radiating patches via electromagnetic coupling. A width of the slot of the coplanar waveguide is varied to provide impedance matching of the CP antenna with a transmission line.09-15-2011
20090002254Circularly or Linearly Polarized Antenna - The invention relates to an antenna that produces a radiation pattern that is axisymmetric about a geometrical axis (X) and exhibits a radiation maximum in a plane perpendicular to the direction of said X axis that includes a feed wire extending along said axis (X) from a first end situated level with a conducting surface forming an earth plane of the antenna to a second end that feeds a set of N radiating strands, N being an integer, characterized in that it also includes at least one earth return rod for the strands, said rod linking one of the radiating strands of the set to the earth plane.01-01-2009
20090102740POWER RECOVERY CIRCUIT BASED ON PARTIAL STANDING WAVES - A power recovery system includes a transmission line that is coupled to transfer an RF signal received via an antenna. The RF signal generates a partial standing wave in the transmission line and the transmission line has at least one standing wave anti-node. A power recovery circuit converts an anti-node signal from the at least one standing wave anti-node to a power signal.04-23-2009
20090128442ANTENNA APPARATUS - An aspect of an antenna apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a conductor plate, radiating elements disposed to face the conductor plate and partially short-circuited to the conductor plate, a feeding terminal provided on the conductor plate, and a feeding path connecting the feeding terminal and a feeding portion of the radiating elements to each other.05-21-2009
20090273536LOW-PROFILE WIDE-BANDWIDTH RADIO FREQUENCY ANTENNA - The present invention relates to an RF antenna structure that includes a planar structure and a loading plate, such that the planar structure is mounted between a ground plane and the loading plate to form an RF antenna. The loading plate may be about parallel to the ground plane and the planar structure may be about perpendicular to the loading plate and the ground plane. The loading plate may allow the height of the RF antenna structure above the ground plane to be relatively small. For example, the height may be significantly less than one-quarter of a wavelength of RF signals of interest. The planar structure may include two conductive matching elements to help increase the bandwidth of the RF antenna structure.11-05-2009
20110128206Multi-Antenna Apparatus and Mobile Device - This multi-antenna apparatus includes a first looped antenna element wound from a first end of the first looped antenna element on a side of a first feeding point in a prescribed direction, a second looped antenna element wound from a first end of the second looped antenna element on a side of a second feeding point in a direction opposite to the prescribed direction, a connecting portion connecting a second end of the first looped antenna element and a second end of the second looped antenna element with each other, and an impedance element arranged between the connecting portion and a ground potential.06-02-2011
20090121959Impedance Matching Circuit and antenna Assembly using the same - An impedance matching circuit converts between an input impedance of an antenna and a characteristic impedance of a transmission line, such as a coaxial cable. The impedance matching circuit includes a transformer and a lumped circuit. The transformer has a primary side and a secondary side. The secondary side is configured to electrically connect with the antenna. The lumped circuit is electrically connected with the primary side, for converting the input impedance of the primary side to the characteristic impedance. An antenna assembly using the above-mentioned impedance matching circuit is also provided.05-14-2009
20100156746Dual-band antenna - The dual-band antenna is provided. The dual-band antenna includes an impedance matching control element, a first connection part, a first radiation element, a second radiation element, and a ground element. The first radiation element operates in a first frequency band, is connected to the impedance matching control element, and extends along a first direction having an obtuse angle with respect to a longitudinal direction of the first connection part. The second radiation element operates in a second frequency band. The ground element is electrically connected to the impedance matching control element and the second radiation element.06-24-2010
20090079656Antenna Design For FM Radio Receivers - An apparatus includes first and second speakers, and an antenna including a first pair of wires connected to the first speaker, a second pair of wires connected to the second speaker, and a conductive sleeve surrounding portions of the first and second pairs of wires, the sleeve forming a coaxial capacitor with the first and second pairs of wires. The apparatus can further include an inductor connected between the first and second pairs of wires and the sleeve, to form a resonant circuit with the coaxial capacitor.03-26-2009
20100225557METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN ON-CHIP AND/OR AN ON-PACKAGE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCH AND ANTENNA - Methods and systems for an on-chip and/or on-package T/R switch and antenna are disclosed and may include selectively coupling one or more low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and/or one or more power amplifiers (PAs) to one or more ports of a multi-port distributed antenna utilizing configurable transmit/receive (T/R) switches integrated on a chip with the LNAs and PAs. The LNAs and PAs may be impedance matched to the antenna by coupling them to a port based on a characteristic impedance at the port. The T/R switches may be integrated on a package to which the chip may be coupled. The signals transmitted and received by the antenna may be time division duplexed. The antenna, which may include a microstrip antenna, may be integrated on the chip or the package. The LNA and the PA may be coupled to different ports on the antenna via the T/R switches.09-09-2010
20100156748ANTENNA APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL IMPEDANCE MATCHING - An antenna apparatus allows for internal impedance matching by employing an internal matching device therein. The antenna apparatus includes a board body formed of a dielectric material and having a flat structure. The antenna apparatus also includes an antenna device disposed on an upper surface of the board body, and the internal matching device disposed on a lower surface of the board body. The antenna device extends from a feed point and has a first impedance. The internal matching device is connected to the antenna device and has a second impedance used for matching the first impedance with a reference impedance. The antenna device and the internal matching device resonate at the reference impedance in a specific frequency band when a voltage is supplied through the feed point.06-24-2010
20100225558ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT - Antenna arrangement for a multi-radiator base station antenna, the antenna having a feeding network based on air filled coaxial lines (09-09-2010
20100225556METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POWER COMBINING IN A MULTI-PORT DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA - Methods and systems for power combining in a multi-port distributed antenna are disclosed and may include power combining signals from power amplifiers (PAs) on a chip. The PAs may be coupled to a single distributed antenna via antenna ports. A phase of each of the signals may be matched at the antenna ports via phase-matching circuitry. A characteristic impedance may be configured at the ports based on a location of the ports. The PAs may be impedance matched to the antenna ports via impedance matching elements. A power level of the power-combined signals may be monitored via a power detector coupled to the distributed antenna. The power detector may include an envelope detector, such as a diode. The antenna may be integrated on the chip or may be located external to the chip. The signals may include RF signals and the antenna may include a microstrip antenna.09-09-2010
20110122043WIDEBAND ANTENNA FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS - A planar antenna, such as included as a portion of a wireless communication assembly, can include a dielectric portion, a first conductive portion, extending along a surface of the dielectric portion, and a second conductive portion, parallel to the first conductive portion, extending along the surface of the dielectric portion, the second conductive portion laterally offset from the first portion to provide a specified lateral separation between the first and second conductive portions. The first and second conductive portions can be configured to provide respective resonant operating frequencies ranges offset from each other, and the first and second conductive portions can be configured to follow a commonly-shared path, including at least one bend, along the surface of the dielectric portion.05-26-2011
20130187826TUNABLE BROADBAND ANTENNA MATCHING CIRCUITS AND DEVICES USING SAME - An improved wireless radio-frequency (RF) transmission system is disclosed. The wireless RF transmission system comprises: 1) a radio frequency (RF) transceiver configured to transmit and receive radio-frequency signals; ii) an electrically small antenna having a complex impedance comprising a real part and an imaginary part; and iii) a tunable negative impedance converter (NIC) circuit coupling the electrically small antenna to the RF transceiver. The tunable NIC circuit is configured to perform antenna matching by reducing the imaginary part of the complex impedance of the electrically small antenna. The tunable NIC circuit is tuned by adjusting a transconductance value associated with the tunable NIC circuit.07-25-2013
20110122042Antenna with Multi-Bands - An antenna connected to an interface connection port is provided. The antenna comprises a ground surface having a plurality of bands thereon; a first radiation element disposed on the ground surface and including a first bending section and a second bending section, wherein the ground surface is extended from the first bending section; and a second radiation element having a shape of a strip, extended from the second bending section, including a first end and a second end, and having a first flange at the first end and a second flange at the second end.05-26-2011
20100225559RF RECEPTION SYSTEM AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH PROGRAMMABLE IMPEDANCE MATCHING NETWORK AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - An integrated circuit includes an on-chip antenna interface, coupled to an off-chip antenna interface having at least one off-chip impedance matching component, that forms a programmable impedance matching network with the at least one off-chip impedance matching component. The programmable impedance matching network is programmable based on a control signal. An RF receiver, coupled to the programmable impedance matching network, that generates inbound data in response to a received signal from the programmable impedance matching network.09-09-2010
20100220030ANTENNA DEVICE - An antenna device is provided with an antenna element including a base, an inductance adjustment pattern that is formed on the upper surface and a side surface of the base and has a substantially U-shape, a capacitance adjustment pattern that is formed on the upper surface of the base and is placed to face the inductance adjustment pattern, and first to third terminal electrodes provided on the bottom surface of the base. The antenna element is installed between the first side and the second side of the ground pattern that form the two facing sides of the antenna mounting region. One end of the inductance adjustment pattern is connected to the feed line, the other end of the inductance adjustment pattern is connected to the first side of the ground pattern, and the third terminal electrode is connected to the second side of the ground pattern.09-02-2010
20100220031WIDEBAND DIELECTRIC ANTENNA - An antenna for radiating an electromagnetic field having both linear and circular polarization includes a ground plane and a dielectric layer. The dielectric layer is disposed on the ground plane and has at least one exposed surface that radiates the electromagnetic field. A first feeding element is disposed on the exposed surface for electrically exciting the dielectric layer to provide the linear polarization at a first frequency having a first effective wavelength. A second feeding element is disposed on the exposed surface for electrically exciting the dielectric layer to provide the circular polarization at a second frequency having a second effective wavelength. The feeding elements are separated by a distance greater than ⅛ wavelength of the largest of the effective wavelengths.09-02-2010
20090219220DUAL-BAND MULTI-PITCH PARASITIC HALF-WAVE (MPPH) ANTENNA - A dual band multi-pitch helical antenna (09-03-2009
20110254751Control Logic For Adaptive Antenna - A method includes, during transmission and/or reception of a radio frequency signal, detecting an impedance associated with an antenna connected with a matching network; algorithmically determining a reactance value of at least one reactive element that forms a part of the matching network in accordance with the detected impedance and at least one parameter including at least one of a currently used radio frequency, at least one user/device factor, at least one radio frequency offset value, and at least one predetermined constant; and setting the value of the at least one reactive element to match the determined value.10-20-2011
20100321273WIDEBAND ANTENNA AND CLOTHING AND ARTICLES USING THE SAME - Provided are a first planar radiating element and second planar radiating element that have at least one side. At least the first or second radiating element has a strip-shaped element. A first side of the first radiating element and a second side of the second radiating element are so disposed as to be parallel to each other, face each other and be shifted slightly in a parallel direction. The strip-shaped element is so disposed as to be connected to any side other than the first and second sides of the first and second radiating elements, run parallel to the first and second sides, and not go beyond tips positioned at the outermost points of the first and second sides.12-23-2010
20100321272ANTENNA DEVICE - An antenna device is provided with a base material having a power feed section to which a power feed line is connected; an antenna element connected to the power feed section; and a matching circuit section, which is connected to the power feed section and the antenna element and matches the reactance of the antenna element and that of the power feed line with each other. The antenna element is provided with an impedance control section, which is annularly formed and has passive components connected thereto, on an opened leading end section.12-23-2010
20110254752RADIO FREQUENCY IC DEVICE - A radio frequency IC device includes a radio frequency IC chip, a feeder circuit substrate, and a radiating plate. The feeder circuit substrate includes a feeder circuit that electrically connects to the radio IC chip and that includes a resonance circuit and/or a matching circuit including inductance elements. The feeder circuit substrate is bonded to the radiating plate, which radiates a transmission signal supplied from the feeder circuit and supplies a received signal to the feeder circuit. The inductance elements are arranged in spiral patterns wound in opposite directions and couple to each other in opposite phases. The radio frequency IC device is able to obtain a radio frequency IC device that is not susceptible to being affected by a usage environment, minimizes variations in radiation characteristics, and can be used in a wide frequency band.10-20-2011
20110134011ANTENNA APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An antenna apparatus includes an antenna linear element including a linear conductor provided with a first end and a second end, a ground conductor connected to the linear conductor at the second end, a transmission line connected to the linear conductor at the first end, and a matching circuit including a first impedance adjustment element connected to the transmission line at an end on an opposite side to the end of transmission line connected to the linear conductor and a second impedance adjustment element which is connected to the first impedance adjustment element on an opposite side to the end of the first impedance adjustment element connected to the transmission line and an end of which on an opposite side to the end connected to the first impedance adjustment element is grounded, a connection part between the first impedance adjustment element and second impedance adjustment element receiving a power feed.06-09-2011
20110095958Antenna Array Method for Enhancing Signal Transmission - In an antenna array, a metal layer is used for covering a block mapped by micro-strips, which are disposed on an obverse side of a base plate, on a reverse side of the base plate, so as to concentrating energy of radio signals emitted from radiator sets on a predetermined direction. The base plate and elements loaded by the base plate are fabricated according to designed specifications, so as to enhance the concentration of energy of the radio signals on the predetermined direction.04-28-2011
20110260943INTEGRATION OF MICROSTRIP ANTENNA WITH CMOS TRANSCEIVER - A monolithic antenna element comprises a microstrip patch antenna and a ground plane, with a substrate between the patch antenna and the ground plane. A feeding via extends from the ground plane layer through the substrate to the patch antenna, connecting to the antenna distal from lateral edges of the antenna. A coplanar waveguide (CPW) feed line is formed in the ground plane layer, and interrupts and is electrically distinct from the ground plane. The CPW extends from a lateral edge of the ground layer to the feeding via. The antenna can be flip chip bonded to a CMOS die, reducing cost of millimetre wave transceivers, e.g. 57-64 GHz. The antenna is fabricated using standard PCB technology and a single substrate for the antenna. Antenna arrays can be fabricated. Appropriately designed antenna feeds, flip chip interconnects and antenna shape provide suitably broad antenna bandwidth, with relatively high efficiency.10-27-2011
20100194658ANTENNA DEVICE - An antenna element has an upstanding section erected from a base member; a tuning section extended from the upper end of the upstanding section into one direction in a parallel plane parallel to the base member, bent in the middle, and then extended in the direction opposite the one direction; and an open element section extended from the front end of the tuning section in the direction in which the open element section spirally turns in the parallel plane about the upstanding section.08-05-2010
20100156747MULTI-PORT ANTENNA - A multi-port antenna structure includes a plurality of electrically conductive elements arranged generally symmetrically about a central axis with a gap between adjacent electrically conductive elements. Each of the electrically conductive elements has opposite ends and a bent middle portion therebetween, with the bent middle portion being closer to the central axis than the opposite ends. Each of the electrically conductive elements is configured to have an electrical length selected to provide generally optimal operation within one or more selected frequency ranges. Each of a plurality of antenna ports is connected to adjacent electrically conductive elements across the gap therebetween such that each antenna port is generally electrically isolated from another antenna port at a given desired signal frequency range and the antenna structure generates diverse antenna patterns.06-24-2010
20090073076ADAPTIVE ANTENNA MATCHING - The present invention relates to a portable communication device and a method of controlling the matching of an antenna in a portable communication device. The device may include an antenna; a radio circuit to send a radio frequency signal to the antenna via a signal path; a matching network including a number of network components and configured to be in the signal path; a detector configured to detect an electromagnetic field from the antenna; and a control unit configured to control matching of the antenna by influencing at least one of the first matching network or the antenna based on the detected electromagnetic field.03-19-2009
20100033398MODULAR ACTIVE ANTENNA FOR RECEIVING MULTIPLE BROADCASTING SIGNALS - The present invention relates to a modular active antenna for receiving multiple broadcast signals. The modular active antenna includes an internal antenna, an active module and a printed circuit board. The internal antenna is formed in a polyhedral shape having an open bottom surface and configured to receive multiple broadcast frequency signals. The active module is arranged below the internal antenna to constitute a single module together with the internal antenna and is configured to selectively perform impedance matching on any one of the multiple broadcast frequency signals received by the internal antenna. The printed circuit board is configured to allow the internal antenna and the active module to be mounted thereon and is provided with a ground surface formed on the bottom thereof.02-11-2010
20080309578Antenna Using Proximity-Coupling Between Radiation Patch and Short-Ended Feed Line, Rfid Tag Employing the Same, and Antenna Impedance Matching Method Thereof - Provided is an antenna based on proximity coupling between a short-ended microstrip feed line and a radiation patch, an RFID tag including the planar antenna, and an antenna impedance matching method thereof. The antenna includes a radiation patch configured to determine a resonant frequency of the antenna; a ground plate disposed in parallel to the radiation patch; and a feeding part disposed between the radiation patch and the ground plate and configured to provide radio frequency signals to a device connected to the antenna. The feeding part includes a feed line that is formed in a resonance length direction of the radiation patch and proximity-coupled with the radiation patch and one end of the feed line is shorted. The antenna freely controls the resistance and reactance of the antenna impedance independently and efficiently matched to a device connected to the antenna which has a predetermined impedance in wide bands.12-18-2008
20120154243WIDEBAND SINGLE RESONANCE ANTENNA - Wideband single resonance antenna. An antenna may include a first conductor unit and a second conductor unit. The first conductor unit may be configured to have one end electrically coupled to a power. The second conductor unit may be configured to have one end electrically coupled to a ground, to surround at least one side of the first conductor unit, and to be electrically separated from the first conductor unit.06-21-2012
20120044121DISTRIBUTED COUPLING ANTENNA - An antenna including a ground plane region, a feed element having associated with it a first reactance and a coupling element having associated with it a second reactance, the second reactance being of opposite sign to the first reactance, the coupling element being coupled to the feed element and to the ground plane region and being located in close proximity to the ground plane region, wherein an impedance and hence a resonant frequency of the antenna depend on the first and second reactances.02-23-2012
20100019982COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - The communication apparatus includes a capacitive coupling electrode which is capacitively coupled with an adjacent conductor or an adjacent dielectric and which operates the conductor or the dielectric as an antenna element for electromagnetic waves of a predetermined frequency, and a matching circuit which is connected to the capacitive coupling electrode and which matches impedance of the conductor or the dielectric to be operated as the antenna element for the electromagnetic waves of the predetermined frequency when the conductor or the dielectric is adjacent and capacitively coupled therewith.01-28-2010
20120026064WIDEBAND ANTENNA USING COUPLING MATCHING - A wide-band antenna using coupling matching is disclosed. The antenna may include a first conductive element, which is electrically connected with a ground; a second conductive element, which is electrically connected with a power feed point and formed parallel to the first conductive element with a particular distance in-between; and a third conductive element for emitting an RF signal that extends from the first conductive element, where the first conductive element and the second conductive element have a particular length such that progressive waves are generated and sufficient coupling is achieved. According to certain aspects of the present invention, a internal type multi-band antenna having wide-band characteristics can be provided, by using coupling matching for multi-band design.02-02-2012
20120154244MULTILEVEL ANTENNAE - An apparatus including a wireless communications device has an internal antenna system located within the wireless communications device. The internal antenna system includes a passive antenna set comprising at least one antenna element having at least one multilevel structure, a feeding point to the at least one antenna element and a ground plane. The feeding point and a point on the ground plane define an input/output port for said passive antenna set. The passive antenna set provides a similar impedance level and radiation pattern at two or more frequency bands such that the passive antenna set is capable of both transmitting and receiving wireless signals on selected channels. The selected channels are selectable from a plurality of channels throughout an entire frequency range within each of said two or more frequency bands.06-21-2012
20120026063APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MATCHING IMPEDANCE USING STANDING WAVE RATIO INFORMATION - An apparatus and method for matching impedance of an antenna by using Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) information is provided. While the impedance of the impedance matching unit is controlled, a region of a Smith chart in which initial total impedance of the impedance matching unit and the antenna is located by using an SWR calculated by an SWR operation unit, and the impedance of the impedance matching unit is controlled according to the determined region, thus correctly matching the impedance of the antenna.02-02-2012
20120026062Flat folding hinged antenna - A multi-band antenna including a first antenna portion extending generally in a first plane, a second antenna portion, extending generally in a second plane and a hinged coupling providing coupling between the first antenna portion and the second antenna portion and permitting the second antenna portion to be folded over the first antenna portion such that the first plane and the second plane lie generally parallel.02-02-2012
20120249395Ultra Thin Antenna - An ultra thin antenna (10-04-2012
20120119971Apparatus For Controlling Impedance in Adaptive Tuning Antenna Circuit - An apparatus for controlling impedance in an adaptive tuning antenna circuit is disclosed, wherein a matching unit is connected to an output terminal where a coupler outputs a coupled power of a transmission signal, a controller adjusts an impedance of the matching unit to cause the reflected power outputted by the coupler to be minimized, and the controller adjusts an impedance of a tuner to allow a combined impedance of the tuner and an antenna to be equal to the impedance of the matching unit but with opposite phases, thereby adjusting the impedance of the antenna in the optimal state.05-17-2012
20100245204CIRCULARLY POLARIZED ANTENNA FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION - A circularly polarized antenna includes a dielectric substrate having a first via array in the form of a cylindrical cavity, a micro-strip circular patch antenna located at the center of the cylindrical cavity and formed on the dielectric substrate to radiate a signal, and a rectangular dielectrically loaded waveguide having a second via array and serving to feed the signal to the micro-strip circular patch antenna. Accordingly, the circularly polarized antenna prevents impedance mismatch between the micro-strip antenna and the dielectrically loaded waveguide and broadens an impedance bandwidth thereof.09-30-2010
20100245203MULTIBAND ANTENNA - A multiband antenna includes a radio unit and a base circuit board. The radio unit includes a first radio member and a second radio member connected to the first radio member. The first radio member and the second radio member have similar shapes and sizes to each other and are aligned with each other. The base circuit board is connected to the second radio member to provide feed signals to the radio unit and connect the radio unit to the ground. The first radio member independently sends/receives wireless signals at a first frequency, and the second radio member is coupled with the first radio member, thereby cooperating with the first radio member to send/receive wireless signals at a second working frequency.09-30-2010
20120212390METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING WIRELESS EQUIPMENT ANTENNA AND WIRELESS EQUIPMENT - A method for implementing a wireless equipment antenna and wireless equipment are provided. The method includes: dividing the wireless equipment into a first part and a second part, and electrically connecting the two parts only through a radio frequency signal feed line and a frequency selection network component; the first part at least includes a radio frequency chip, the second part includes a connection component for connecting network equipment, and the part which is on the wireless equipment and shares the metal ground with the network equipment after connecting the network equipment except the radio frequency signal feed line and the frequency selection network component; applying the frequency selection network component to correspondingly connect the power line and data line respectively on the second part and the first part; using the second part as the antenna of the wireless equipment.08-23-2012
20120133571ANTENNAS WITH MULTIPLE FEED CIRCUITS - There is disclosed an antenna arrangement comprising an electrically conductive radiating element having first and second ends, an electrically conductive ground plane or ground member, and an input terminal. The radiating element has a plurality of separate feed points at different locations between its first and second ends, and the input terminal is provided with a switch. Each feed point is electrically connected to the switch by way of a separate electrical pathway, the switch being configured to allow the separate feed points to be connected individually or in predetermined combinations to the input terminal by selecting between a plurality of selectable contacts. At least one of the electrical pathways includes a capacitive circuit component connected in series, and at least one other of the electrical pathways includes an inductive circuit component connected in series. The antenna arrangement allows for a high degree of customization and improved matching, and enables good multi-band performance.05-31-2012
20120169566IMPEDANCE MATCHING METHOD FOR A MULTIBAND ANTENNA, AND TRANSMISSION OR RECEIVER CHANNEL HAVING AUTOMATIC MATCHING - An automatic antenna impedance matching method for a radiofrequency transmission circuit. An impedance matching network is inserted between an amplifier and an antenna. The output current and voltage of the amplifier and their phase difference are measured by a variable measurement impedance, and the complex load impedance of the amplifier is deduced from this; the impedance of the antenna is calculated as a function of this complex impedance and as a function of the known current values of the impedances of the matching network. Starting from the value found for the impedance of the antenna, new values of the matching network are calculated that allow the load to be matched to the nominal impedance of the amplifier. The measurement impedance has a value controllable by the calculation processor according to the application and notably as a function of the operating frequency and of the nominal impedance of the amplifier.07-05-2012
20120256807METHOD FOR REALIZING TERMINAL ANTENNA, TERMINAL ANTENNA AND TERMINAL THEREOF - Provided is a method for implementing a terminal antenna, including: welding a metal shell for fixing a side key on a ground of a printed circuit board; dividing the ground of the printed circuit board into a first ground and a second ground, connecting the first ground with the second ground by at least one first isolating unit, the first ground being welded with the metal shell, and a length of the first ground being ¼ of a wavelength of a radio operating frequency band, and connecting the first ground with an antenna receiving/transmitting unit, thereby implementing a terminal antenna by taking the first ground as a radiator. The present invention also provides a corresponding terminal antenna and a terminal thereof.10-11-2012
20120188142PRINTED QUASI-TAPERED TAPE HELICAL ARRAY ANTENNA - A printed quasi-tapered tape helical element and printed helical array antenna arc disclosed. The helical element comprises a thin helix conductor having a uniform section associated with a tapered section. The helix conductor can be printed on a thin dielectric sheet and bonded to a hollow composite dielectric support. A solid copper conductor is configured to provide electrical connection between a feeding point of the helix conductor and a microstrip line of a microstrip feed network. The uniform and tapered helix turns are respectively wrapped around the uniform and tapered sections, which enables impedance matching, axial mode excitation, gain and radiation patterns, and damping out of standing waves generated in current distribution over the helix conductor. Conductive composite cups surrounding each helical element reduces mutual coupling in array environment. Thus, the helical element and the array antenna achieve low on-axis and off-axis axial ratio performance over the wideband for global coverage.07-26-2012
20090021446WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip for processing a transmission/reception signal, a printed wiring circuit board on which the wireless IC chip is mounted, a ground electrode disposed on the circuit board, and a substantially loop-shaped electrode that is electrically conducted to the wireless IC chip and disposed on the circuit board so as to be coupled to the ground electrode by an electromagnetic field. The ground electrode is coupled to the wireless IC chip via the substantially loop-shaped electrode to transmit/receive a radio frequency signal. A feeder circuit board including a resonant circuit and/or a matching circuit may be interposed between the wireless IC chip and the substantially loop-shaped electrode.01-22-2009
20100328185RADIO-FREQUENCY SYSTEM IN PACKAGE INCLUDING ANTENNA - A system comprising at least one antenna and a circuit, wherein the circuit is at least in part not a semiconductor chip or a die. The at least one antenna and the circuit are arranged on a package. Alternatively described is a system comprising at least one antenna and at least one circuit, wherein the at least one antenna and the at least one circuit are arranged on a package, wherein the at least one circuit performs a radio-frequency and optionally a base-band and/or a digital functionality.12-30-2010
20120326940MULTI-BAND ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A multi-band antenna includes an antenna substrate, an antenna ground, an antenna unit, and a matching conductor. The antenna ground has a signal ground terminal and at least one bend. The antenna unit is adjacent to the antenna ground. The matching conductor is electrically coupled to the antenna ground, and an angle exists between the matching conductor and the antenna ground. A length of the first matching conductor is about a quarter of the wavelength corresponding to a frequency of the first operating band. The antenna unit includes a coupling conductor, a feeding conductor, a radiating conductor, and a shorting conductor. The feeding conductor has a signal feeding terminal One end of the radiating conductor is facing to the antenna ground, and a distance exists between the feeding conductor the antenna ground. Two ends of the shorting conductor are respectively electrically coupled to the antenna ground and the coupling conductor.12-27-2012
20110037678MULTIFUNCTIONAL ANTENNA CHIP - A multifunctional antenna chip is able to mate with many kinds of matched circuits and is able to adjust the character of an antenna structure of the multifunctional antenna chip, in order that the antenna structure has one or multiple standard working frequencies. The antenna structure is a folded antenna structure basically; this can save its volume occupied. And the multifunctional antenna chip has a non-signal inputting pin for connection to thereby increase shape of the antenna for adjusting the style of the antenna structure designed.02-17-2011
20120139814FREQUENCY STABILIZATION CIRCUIT, ANTENNA DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE - A frequency stabilization circuit includes four coiled conductors, the first coiled conductor and the second coiled conductor are connected in series to each other to define a first series circuit, the third coiled conductor and the fourth coiled conductor are connected in series to each other to define a second series circuit, the first series circuit is connected between an antenna port and a power feeding port, and the second series circuit is connected between the antenna port and the ground. The first coiled conductor and the second coiled conductor are wound so that a first closed magnetic circuit is provided, and the third coiled conductor and the fourth coiled conductor are wound so that a second closed magnetic circuit is provided.06-07-2012
20130009844AERIAL COMPRISING A MATCHING DEVICE - The invention relates to antenna technical equipment and can be used as the small-sized aerial. The technical result is significant reduction of overall dimensions of the aerial while retaining sufficient efficiency of radiation within the LW, MW and SW radio communication range and as a result the expansion of the functional abilities of the use of transceiving equipment. Aerial comprising a matching device including inductances contains radiating element. The radiating element is located in a magnetic field of the matching device implemented in the form of the transformer. The transformer is located on open magnetic circuit. The radiating element is electrically connected to the secondary winding of the transformer.01-10-2013
20130009845MULTI-FREQUENCY ANTENNA - An antenna for receiving and transmitting a signal is provided. The antenna includes a connection portion receiving and transmitting the signal, a first radiation portion and a second radiation portion. The connection portion includes a first end, a second end and a third end, wherein the first end is configured at a first distance from a ground. The first radiation portion is connected to the second end, and includes at least one folding area forming thereon at least one folding segment, wherein the folding segment and the connection portion have therebetween a shortest distance being a second distance. The second radiation portion is connected to the third end.01-10-2013
20130009843PRINTED ANTENNA - A printed antenna comprising a substrate, a first ground plane, a low frequency radiation, a high frequency radiation, a first matching portion, a second matching portion is provided. The first ground plane, the low frequency radiation portion, the high frequency radiation portion and the first matching portion are located on an upper surface of the substrate. The low frequency radiation portion is connected to the high frequency radiation portion, and the first matching portion is extended from the first ground plane and towards the high frequency radiation portion. The second matching portion is adjacent to the first matching portion but does not overlap the first matching portion.01-10-2013
20130016026BROADBAND INTERNAL ANTENNA USING ELECTROMAGNETIC COUPLING SUPPORTING IMPROVED IMPEDANCE MATCHINGAANM Choi; Su-HyunAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Choi; Su-Hyun Seoul KRAANM An; Sung-NamAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP An; Sung-Nam Seoul KRAANM Kim; Byoung-NamAACI Gyeonggi-doAACO KRAAGP Kim; Byoung-Nam Gyeonggi-do KRAANM Lee; Seung-YongAACI Gyeonggi-doAACO KRAAGP Lee; Seung-Yong Gyeonggi-do KRAANM Jung; Jong-HoAACI Gyeonggi-doAACO KRAAGP Jung; Jong-Ho Gyeonggi-do KR - Disclosed is an internal antenna using electromagnetic coupling that supports improved impedance matching. The antenna includes a first conductive member having one end electrically connected with a power feed point; a second conductive member separated from the first conductive member by a particular distance and electrically connected with a ground; a radiator extending from the second conductive member; and a grounding plate joined with the other end of the first conductive member. This antenna provides the advantages of adequately ensuring wide-band and multi-band characteristics while improving impedance matching properties.01-17-2013
20080246682Dipole Antenna with Improved Performance in the Low Frequency Range - A dipole antenna is provided herein with improved performance at a lower end of the antenna's operating frequency range. According to one embodiment, the dipole antenna may include a plurality of antenna elements coupled to impedance transformer via a pair of cones and a pair of ears. The dipole antenna may also include a high-pass matching network specifically configured to improve antenna performance at the lower end of the operating frequency range. For example, a first stage of the matching network (i.e., closest to the antenna elements) may include two series capacitors, while a second stage of the matching network (i.e., furthest from the antenna elements) includes an inductor coupled in shunt between the two capacitors.10-09-2008
20080238804MULTI-BAND HIGHLY ISOLATED PLANAR ANTENNAS INTEGRATED WITH FRONT-END MODULES FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS - An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a multi-band highly isolated planar antenna directly integrated with a front-end module (FEM).10-02-2008
20090295671Method of Producing Communication Circuit, Communication Device, an Impedance- Matching Circuit, and an Impedance-Matching Circuit, and an Impedance-Matching Circuit Design Method - Communication circuit 12-03-2009
20110273355SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPLEMENTARY METAL-OXIDE-SEMICONDUCTOR (CMOS) DIFFERENTIAL ANTENNA SWITCHES USING MULTI-SECTION IMPEDANCE TRANSFORMATIONS - Example embodiments of the invention are directed to CMOS differential antenna switches with multi-section impedance transformation. The differential architecture can provide relief from large voltage swings of the power amplifiers by distributing the voltage stress over the receiver switch with two of the identical or substantially similar single-ended switches. In order to reduce the voltage stress further, multi-section impedance transformations can be used. Degraded insertion loss due to the impedance transformation technique can be compensated by selecting an optimal impedance for the antenna switch operation. Accordingly, the use of the multi-section impedance transformations with the differential antenna switch architecture enables high power handling capability for the antenna switch with acceptable efficiency for the transmitter module.11-10-2011
20130120217MICROWAVE RESONATOR CONFIGURED BY COMPOSITE RIGHT/LEFT-HANDED META-MATERIAL AND ANTENNA APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE MICROWAVE RESONATOR - A reflective impedance element is connected to a port of a composite right/left-handed transmission line, and operates at a predetermined operating frequency so that an impedance when the reflective impedance element is seen from the port becomes a pure imaginary number jB. A reflective impedance component is connected to a port of the composite right/left-handed transmission line, and operates at the predetermined operating frequency so that an impedance when the reflective impedance element is seen from the port becomes −jB.05-16-2013
20130147679ANTENNA STRUCTURE OF HANDHELD DEVICE - An antenna structure includes a matching circuit, a flexible printed circuit board, and an external metal element. The matching circuit is configured to provide impedance. The flexible printed circuit board has a variable shape, wherein a metal wire is disposed on the flexible printed circuit board. The external metal element is coupled to a signal source through the metal wire disposed on the flexible printed circuit board and the matching circuit.06-13-2013
20120274537LOW-PROFILE WIDE-BANDWIDTH RADIO FREQUENCY ANTENNA - The present invention relates to an RF antenna structure that includes a planar structure and a loading plate, such that the planar structure is mounted between a ground plane and the loading plate to form an RF antenna. The loading plate may be about parallel to the ground plane and the planar structure may be about perpendicular to the loading plate and the ground plane. The loading plate may allow the height of the RF antenna structure above the ground plane to be relatively small. For example, the height may be significantly less than one-quarter of a wavelength of RF signals of interest. The planar structure may include two conductive matching elements to help increase the bandwidth of the RF antenna structure.11-01-2012
20130154895INTEGRATED ANTENNA STRUCTURE - Techniques for implementing an integrated antenna structure are described. In at least some embodiments, the integrated antenna structure includes an antenna that is folded and/or meandered in design to enable the antenna to be incorporated into a compact area. The integrated antenna structure further includes a printed circuit board (PCB) with a ground plane to which the antenna is connected. In implementations, the antenna and the PCB can be combined to form an integrated radiating structure that can be incorporated into a device to enable the device to transmit and/or receive wireless signals.06-20-2013
20130154896ANTENNALESS WIRELESS DEVICE CAPABLE OF OPERATION IN MULTIPLE FREQUENCY REGIONS - The present invention refers to an antennaless wireless handheld or portable device (06-20-2013
20120280885ANTENNA APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - The present invention relates to an antenna apparatus and a communication apparatus able to provide an antenna apparatus having wide band characteristics or diversity characteristics.11-08-2012
20110309994ANTENNA DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS - An antenna device includes an antenna element and an impedance converting circuit connected to the antenna element. The impedance converting circuit is connected to a power-supply end of the antenna element. The impedance converting circuit is interposed between the antenna element and a power-supply circuit. The impedance converting circuit includes a first inductance element connected to the power-supply circuit and a second inductance element coupled to the first inductance element. A first end and a second end of the first inductance element are connected to the power-supply circuit and the antenna, respectively. A first end and a second end of the second inductance element are connected to the antenna element and ground, respectively.12-22-2011
20110309993SMALL-SIZE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD-PRINTED MEANDER LINE INVERTED-F ANTENNA FOR RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - A printed circuit board-printed antenna for a radio frequency front end with an antenna port for a predefined operating frequency band is disclosed. A ground line and a feed line are connected to a radiating element fixed to a bare section of a printed circuit board substrate. The radiating element is in an inverted-F configuration with a primary segment extending in a perpendicular relationship to the connected ground line and the feed line. A plurality of successive meander segments is initially connected to the primary segment and ends at a radiating element tip. A high frequency current loop is formed with an origin from the feed line to a terminus via the ground line and the radiating element tip. The high frequency current loop confines current and electronic fields on the radiating element.12-22-2011
20130187827MULTILEVEL ANTENNAE - An apparatus includes a multi-band antenna element that operates in at least three frequency bands and includes geometric elements arranged to define empty spaces in the antenna element to provide at least three winding current paths through the antenna element which circumvent the empty spaces, the at least three winding current paths respectively corresponding to the at least three frequency bands, wherein each of two or more of the geometric elements is traversed by more than one of the at least three respective winding current paths. The antenna element provides a substantially similar impedance level and radiation pattern in the at least three frequency bands. The geometric elements are arranged such that the antenna element does not comprise substantially non-overlapping portions that serve as respective single band antennas, and a geometry of the antenna element is not substantially self-repeating.07-25-2013
20120019428ANTENNA USING COMPOSITE RIGHT/LEFT-HANDED TRANSMISSION LINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An antenna includes: a radiation patch; a feed line having a first stage through which power is fed to the radiation patch, and a second stage connected to a feed terminal; a transformer disposed between the radiation patch and the first stage of the feed line and configured to match an impedance of the radiation patch with an impedance of the feed line; and a filter connected in series between the first stage and the second stage of the feed line and configured to filter resonances generated at frequency bands corresponding to integer multiples of a frequency applied to the radiation patch.01-26-2012
20130194154MULTILEVEL ANTENNAE - An apparatus includes an antenna element that operates in at least first and second non-overlapping frequency bands and has geometric elements arranged to define empty spaces in the antenna element to provide first and second winding current paths through the antenna element, the first and second winding current paths circumventing the empty spaces and respectively corresponding to the first and second frequency bands to provide the antenna element with multi-band behavior. The apparatus further includes a ground plane, with the antenna element being electrically coupled to the ground plane. The antenna element provides a substantially similar impedance level and radiation pattern in the first and second frequency bands. The geometric elements are arranged such that the antenna element does not comprise a group of single band antennas that respectively operate in the first and second frequency bands, and the antenna element is not a fractal type antenna element.08-01-2013
20130194153MULTILEVEL ANTENNAE - An apparatus includes an antenna concealed within a portable communication device and configured to operate in non-overlapping frequency bands. The antenna includes an antenna element with a multilevel structure of geometric elements arranged to define empty spaces to provide winding current paths through the antenna element which circumvent the empty spaces, the winding current paths respectively corresponding to the non-overlapping frequency bands. The antenna further includes a ground plane, with the antenna element being electrically coupled to the ground plane. The antenna element provides a substantially similar impedance level and radiation pattern in the non-overlapping frequency bands. The geometric elements are arranged such that the antenna element does not comprise a group of single band antennas that respectively operate in the non-overlapping frequency bands, and the antenna element is not a fractal type antenna element.08-01-2013
20130194152MULTILEVEL ANTENNAE - An apparatus includes an internal, multiband antenna element concealed within a portable communication device. The antenna element operates in at least three frequency bands and includes geometric elements arranged to define empty spaces in the antenna element to provide at least three winding current paths through the antenna element which circumvent the empty spaces, the at least three winding current paths respectively corresponding to the at least three frequency bands to provide the antenna element with multi-band behavior, wherein each of two or more of the geometric elements is traversed by the at least three winding current paths. The apparatus further includes a ground plane, with the antenna element being electrically coupled to the ground plane. The geometric elements are arranged such that the antenna element does not comprise a group of single band antennas that respectively operate in the at least three frequency bands.08-01-2013
20120032870BROADBAND ANTENNA USING COUPLING MATCHING WITH SHORT-CIRCUITED END OF RADIATOR - An antenna, where an end point of a radiator is shorted, using coupling matching is disclosed. The antenna includes a first conductive element connected electrically to a first ground, a second conductive element connected electrically to a feeding part, and spaced from the first conductive element by a certain distance, a third conductive element extending from the first conductive element and configured to output a RF signal, an end point of the third conductive element being coupled to a second ground. Here, the first conductive element and the second conductive element have a certain length so that a travelling wave is generated and enough coupling is provided. The antenna provides wide band characteristics while maintaining a low profile structure. The frequency characteristics of the antenna are not changed significantly due to external factors such as hand effect and head effect.02-09-2012
20120075159ANTENNA MATCHING CIRCUIT CONTROL DEVICE - The antenna matching circuit control device with an antenna body includes a sensing module, a processing module, a power adjusting module and a frequency adjusting module. The sensing module senses an object that approaches the antenna body and outputs a sensing signal accordingly. The processing module is coupled to the sensing module and outputs a first control signal and a second control signal according to the sensing signal. The power adjusting module is coupled to the processing module and controls a power amplifier to couple with one of a plurality of first matching circuits according to the first control signal. The frequency adjusting module is coupled to the antenna body and the power adjusting module. The frequency adjusting module controls one of a plurality of second matching circuits to couple with one of the first matching circuits according to the second control signal.03-29-2012

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