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 new patent  Thermal interface material assemblies and controllably changing surface tack of thermal interface materials

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of systems and methods for controllably changing (e.g., weaken, strengthen, eliminate, add, customize, alter, etc.) surface tack of thermal interface materials. Also disclosed are exemplary embodiments of thermal interface material assemblies, which include coatings configured to change surface tack of the thermal interface materials.... Laird Technologies Inc

Antenna housing assemblies and methods of assembling antenna housings

Exemplary embodiments are provided of antenna housing assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, an assembly generally includes a radome having an outer surface, an inner surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end. A top cap is coupled to the first end of the radome via an... Laird Technologies Inc

Circuit assemblies and related methods

In exemplary embodiments, a circuit assembly may be provided on and/or supported by an electrically conductive structure, such as a board level shield, a midplate, a bracket, a precision metal part, etc. For example, a circuit assembly may be provided on and/or supported by an outer top surface of a... Laird Technologies Inc

Small form-factor pluggable (sfp) transceivers

In an exemplary embodiment, a device generally includes a housing, an external heat sink, and at least one of a thermal interface material and a thermoelectric module generally between a side of the housing and the external heat sink. At least one spring contact may be coupled to the side... Laird Technologies Inc

Systems and methods of applying thermal interface materials

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of systems and methods of applying thermal interface materials (TIMs). The thermal interface materials may be applied to a wide range of substrates and components, such as lids or integrated heat spreaders of integrated circuit (IC) packages, board level shields, heat sources (e.g., a central processing... Laird Technologies Inc

Telematics devices and systems

Exemplary embodiments are provided of telematics devices and exemplary corresponding methods. In an exemplary embodiment, a telematics device generally includes at least one hub device having a wireless network interface and a BLUETOOTH interface, and one or more peripheral devices. Each peripheral device includes a BLUETOOTH device in wireless communication... Laird Technologies Inc

Board level shields with adjustable covers

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of board level shields. In an exemplary embodiment, a board level shield generally includes a cover (or lid) and a fence (or frame or base). The cover is attachable to the fence in a plurality of different positions.... Laird Technologies Inc

Laser weldable brackets for attachment of heat sinks to board level shields

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of laser weldable brackets for attachment of heat sinks to EMI shields, such as a board level shield, etc. In an exemplary embodiment, an assembly generally includes an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield, a heat sink, and a bracket laser weldable to the... Laird Technologies Inc

Systems and methods for cooling x-ray tubes and detectors

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of systems that may be used for cooling objects, such as X-ray tubes and detectors, etc. Also disclosed are exemplary embodiments of methods for cooling objects, such as X-ray tubes and detectors, etc. For example, an exemplary embodiment includes a system that... Laird Technologies Inc

Coordinated safety interlocking systems and methods

Accordingly, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of coordinated safety interlocking systems and methods of coordinating safety interlocking. In an exemplary embodiment, a system for providing coordinated safety interlocking between a plurality of machines is disclosed. The system generally includes a plurality of machine control units each configured to control at least... Laird Technologies Inc

Internally fed directional folded yagi antenna assemblies

Exemplary embodiments are provided of internally fed directional folded Yagi antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna assembly generally includes a boom, a cable assembly, and a plurality of dipole elements spaced apart along the boom. The dipole elements include a folded dipole element. The feed cable assembly is... Laird Technologies Inc

Low profile omnidirectional antennas

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of a low profile wideband and/or multiband omnidirectional antennas. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a radiator and a ground plane. The ground plane may include a slanted surface along or defining an edge portion of the ground plane. The slanted surface may be... Laird Technologies Inc

Vehicle-mount antenna assemblies having outer covers with back tension latching mechanisms for achieving zero-gap

An antenna assembly generally includes an antenna module mountable to a vehicle body wall. The antenna base module may include a base, an inner (e.g., environmental protective cover, etc.) cover coupled to the base, at least one antenna element disposed within an enclosure defined by the inner cover and the... Laird Technologies Inc

Multiband wifi directional antennas

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of multiband WiFi directional antennas. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a base plate, a plurality of vertically polarized antenna element modules on the base plate, and a plurality of horizontally polarized antenna element modules on the base plate. Each antenna element module includes... Laird Technologies Inc

Board level shields with virtual grounding capability

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of board level shields with virtual grounding capability. In an exemplary embodiment, a board level shield includes one or more resonators configured to be operable for virtually connecting the board level shield to a ground plane or a shielding surface. Also disclosed... Laird Technologies Inc

Combined heater and accumulator assemblies

Exemplary embodiments are provided of combined heater and accumulator assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, an assembly generally includes an enclosure including a first portion, a second portion, and a divider between the first and second portions. The assembly also includes an inlet through which coolant may enter an interior of... Laird Technologies Inc

Pressure locking board level shield assemblies

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of board level shields. In an exemplary embodiment, a board level shield (BLS) includes a fence and a lid. The fence is solderable to a printed circuit board (PCB). When the lid is engaged to the fence that has been soldered to... Laird Technologies Inc

Antenna assemblies

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna assembly generally includes a feed network and a ground plane. Radiating dipoles or dipole radiating elements are along or on opposite sides of the feed network and the ground plane. The radiating dipoles... Laird Technologies Inc

Telematics devices and methods for vehicle ignition detection

Exemplary embodiments are provided of telematics devices and exemplary corresponding methods. In an exemplary embodiment, a telematics device generally includes a controller, a wireless communication module to transmit ignition information to a remote station, a power input terminal to sense a voltage of the battery, and an ignition input terminal... Laird Technologies Inc

Telematics devices and methods for vehicle speeding detection

Exemplary embodiments are provided of telematics devices and exemplary corresponding methods. In an exemplary embodiment, a telematics device generally includes a controller and a wireless communication module for transmitting data to a remote station. The controller is configured to periodically obtain the speed of a vehicle, determine when the speed... Laird Technologies Inc

Broadband omnidirectional dipole antenna systems

Exemplary embodiments are provided of antennas and antenna systems including the same. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a substrate, a radiating element along the substrate, and a ground element along the substrate. The radiating element includes a high band radiating arm and a low band radiating arm.... Laird Technologies Inc

Solderable two piece board level shields

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of a two-piece metallic board level shield (BLS). In an exemplary embodiment, the BLS is solderable to a printed circuit board (PCB). The BLS includes a lid or cover and a fence or frame. The lid and fence are complementary in shape.... Laird Technologies Inc

Board level shields including foil and/or film covers

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of board level shields that include film and/or foil (e.g., electrically-conductive plastic film, metallized or metal plated film, metal foil, reinforced foil, poly-foil, etc.) covers or lids. Also disclosed are exemplary embodiments of methods relating to making EMI shielding apparatus or assemblies.... Laird Technologies Inc

Systems and methods for safety locking of operator control units for remote control machines

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of systems and methods for safety interlocking of operator control units for remote control machines. In an exemplary embodiment, an operator control unit configured to enable and disable a safety lock mode for a remote control machine includes a processor, a network... Laird Technologies Inc

Antenna systems with low passive intermodulation (pim)

Exemplary embodiments are provided of antennas and antenna systems including the same. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes an upper radiating patch element, a ground plane spaced apart from the upper radiating patch element, and a feed point positioned adjacent the ground plane. A first feeding element electrically... Laird Technologies Inc

Thermal interface materials including electrically-coductive material

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of thermal interface materials including electrically-conductive material, shields including thermal interface materials, and related methods. In an exemplary embodiment, a thermal interface material generally includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and one or more outer side surfaces extending between the top... Laird Technologies Inc

Using network-provided information to tune wireless network client performance

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of systems and methods for dynamic configuration of wireless clients and infrastructure in wireless networks, to tune client performance. A network embodiment includes a wireless network infrastructure and a plurality of devices having clients integrated therewith and configured for wireless communication via... Laird Technologies Inc

Automatic wireless mode switching

Example embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to automatic wireless mode switching in wireless communication devices and systems, and methods of automatic wireless mode switching. In one example embodiment, a wireless communication device generally includes a wireless communication interface configured to transmit data to a remote device via wireless... Laird Technologies Inc

V2x antenna systems

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of V2X antenna systems. In an exemplary embodiment, an integrated vehicular antenna system generally includes a V2X smart antenna module and a telematics communication module. The antenna system may be configured to enable a vehicle to have V2X communications. In another exemplary embodiment, an V2X smart... Laird Technologies Inc

V2x antenna systems

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of V2X antenna systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a V2X antenna system comprises a coupler and a microcontroller. The coupler is operable for sensing radio frequency (RF) power and relaying the information to the microcontroller. The microcontroller is operable for controlling RF switches to selectively activate... Laird Technologies Inc

Method, system and related devices for operating multiple cranes in unison

A crane control system for controlling a plurality of cranes is provided. The crane control system in some embodiments includes a master controller unit, at least one computer readable memory for storing a plurality of tokens, each token from the plurality of tokens associated with a respective crane from the... Laird Technologies Inc

Multifunctional components for electronic devices and related methods of providing thermal management and board level shielding

Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of multifunctional components for electronic devices. In an exemplary embodiment, a multifunctional component generally includes a base component, such as a smart phone case (e.g., a back cover, etc.), an inner plate (e.g., a screenplate, a mid-plate, etc.). A heat spreader may be disposed on the... Laird Technologies Inc

Omnidirectional broadband antennas including capacitively grounded cable brackets

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of omnidirectional broadband antennas and capacitively grounded cable brackets. In an exemplary embodiment, an omnidirectional broadband antenna generally includes a ground element, an antenna element, an annular element, and a cable bracket capacitively grounded to the ground element. The cable bracket is configured to allow soldering... Laird Technologies Inc

Omnidirectional single-input single-output multiband/broadband antennas

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of omnidirectional single-input single-output (SISO) multiband/broadband antennas. In an exemplary embodiment, an omnidirectional SISO multiband/broadband antenna generally includes a radiator element having a single piece construction with a stamped cone shape defined by multiple stamped portions.... Laird Technologies Inc

Electromagnetic interference shielding (emi) apparatus including a frame with drawn latching features

Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of shielding apparatus or assemblies having a frame with drawn latching features or portions that are configured for removably attaching a cover to the frame. In an exemplary embodiment, there is a shielding apparatus suitable for use in providing electromagnetic interference shielding for one or more... Laird Technologies Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001653

Monitoring and controlling of distributed machines

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of apparatus and methods for monitoring and controlling distributed machines. In an exemplary embodiment, a network includes machines each having sensor(s) and/or actuator(s). Each machine has a node resident on the machine and/or in communication with the machine and that provides raw... Laird Technologies Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002248

Thermal interface materials with low secant modulus of elasticity and high thermal conductivity

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of thermal interface materials with low secant modulus of elasticity and high thermal conductivity.... Laird Technologies Inc








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