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Rob Zienkewicz, Dave Harper, Kenneth V Buer, John DeCamp: Interface for waveguide pin launch. Viasat, Snell & Wilmer L, December 1, 2009: US07625131 (143 worldwide citation)

in general, in accordance with an exemplary aspect of the present invention, a low-loss interface for connecting an integrated circuit such as a monolithic microwave integrated circuit to an energy transmission device such as a waveguide is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the interface compr ...


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Kenneth V Buer, Bill T Agar Jr: Dual traveling wave resonator filter and method. Motorola, Bradley J Botsch Sr, December 10, 1996: US05584067 (27 worldwide citation)

A dual traveling wave resonator filter includes a microstrip line to receive an input signal at a first end and first and second traveling wave resonator rings. Each traveling wave resonator ring is in close proximity to the microstrip line such that first and second resonant first combined signals ...


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Bill T Agar Jr, David W Corman, Kenneth V Buer: Method and apparatus for power combining/dividing. Motorola, Bradley J Botsch Sr, Jeffrey D Nehr, November 19, 1996: US05576671 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for power combining or dividing handles high impedance line requirements in n-way combiners (15) and dividers (10) using phase delay networks (12, 14) to transform impedances to a lower, intermediate impedance. Each impedance transformation is accomplished using a stepped impe ...


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Kenneth V Buer, Christopher D Grondahl, Michael R Lyons: MMIC folded power amplifier. U S Monolithics L L C, Snell & Wilmer L L C, May 14, 2002: US06388528 (12 worldwide citation)

A MMIC power amplifier having a smaller die size and higher power output are realized with the improved amplifier and transistor geometry herein provided. In particular, transistors, such as FETs (field effect transistors) are displaced from a conventional FET geometry with alternating FETs being ro ...


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Kenneth V Buer, Dean L Cook, Richard Torkington, Edwin J Stanfield, Phillip James Denisuk: Efficient solid-state high frequency power amplifier structure. Motorola, Harold C McGurk, Timothy J Lorenz, Frank J Bogacz, December 12, 2000: US06160454 (11 worldwide citation)

A power amplifier uses a plurality of solid-state amplifiers (FIGS. 2 and 3, 140) arranged in a parallel manner to form a power amplifier module (10). Each solid-state amplifier is adhered to a low thermal expansion insert (130). The insert is then coupled to a low cost aluminum substrate in order t ...


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Kenneth V Buer, Mark J Miller, Christopher J Cronin: Access node for end-to-end beamforming communications systems. VIASAT, April 24, 2018: US09954601 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are described for providing end-to-end beamforming. For example, end-to-end beamforming systems include end-to-end relays and ground networks to provide communications to user terminals located in user beam coverage areas. The ground segment can include geographically distributed ...


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Shawn M Lorg, Kenneth V Buer: Dual conversion transmitter with single local oscillator. ViaSat, Snell & Wilmer L, February 26, 2013: US08385855 (9 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods related to transmitters, and/or transceivers having a single, tunable oscillator in a dual conversion architecture. In various exemplary embodiments, this transmitter may include: a first mixer configured to receive a first oscillator si ...


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Kenneth V Buer, Richard S Torkington, Edwin Jack Stanfield: High power block upconverter. U S Monolithics L L C, Snell & Wilmer L, April 25, 2006: US07035617 (9 worldwide citation)

A system and method for high power block upconversion having a stand-alone and surface-mountable component is provided. The HP-BUC system of the invention provides a “drop-in” component capable of mixing a local oscillator signal with an IF signal to produce an RF signal in the millimeter-wave and h ...


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Kenneth V Buer: System and method for uplink power control. U S Monolithics L L C, Snell & Wilmer L, August 3, 2004: US06771930 (9 worldwide citation)

An uplink power control system and method of the present invention includes a current sensing technique for predicting the P1 dB power compression point. A DC current sensor detects the level of DC current transmitted from a control unit to an antenna unit of the system. The current measurements are ...


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Mark J Miller, Kenneth V Buer: Flexible forward and return capacity allocation in a hub-spoke satellite communication system. ViaSat, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 25, 2012: US08340016 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for conducting communications via a satellite includes providing a hub-spoke spot beam group. The hub-spoke spot beam group includes at least one fixed location spot beam illuminating a location containing a gateway terminal and at least one fixed location spot beam illuminating a location ...