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1. (WO2018106908) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY TARGETING COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH AN ANTENNA ARRAY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106908    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/065096
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01Q 3/24
H01Q 3/34
H01Q 9/04
H01Q 21/20
H01Q 25/00
H04B 7/06
H01Q 1/24
H04W 16/28
Applicants: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
Inventors: JOHNSON, Shikik
BRITZ, David M.
HENRY, Paul Shala
BENNETT, Robert
BARZEGAR, Farhad
GERSZBERG, Irwin
BARNICKEL, Donald J
WILLIS III, Thomas M.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY TARGETING COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH AN ANTENNA ARRAY
Abstract:
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, detecting a communication device in transit, determining a trajectory of the communication device, selecting a section from a plurality of sections of an array of dielectric antennas according to the trajectory of the communication device, where the section corresponds to a set of one more dielectric antennas from the array of dielectric antennas coupled to a set of launchers, and directing the set of launchers to launch electromagnetic waves directed to the set of one more dielectric antennas to generate a beam pattern directed to the communication device while in transit. Other embodiments are disclosed.