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343 - Communications: radio wave antennas

343700000 - ANTENNAS

343711000 - With vehicle

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
343715000 Rod type 11
343714000 Antenna adjustable from inside body 1
20110037669APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING A SATELLITE ANTENNA IN A VEHICLE02-17-2011
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20090231219Antenna device for vehicle - In an antenna device, first and second vertically-polarized antennas are disposed at respective horizontal end portions of a substrate. A first ground pattern functioning as a ground plane of the first antenna and a second ground pattern function as a ground plane of the second antenna are disposed on the substrate. An intermediate pattern is located between the first ground pattern and the second ground pattern and functions as a horizontally-polarized non-feed element for the first antenna and the second antenna. The phase control part controls a phase difference between a signal of the first antenna and a signal of the second antenna by changing at least one of a phase of the signal of the first antenna and a phase of the signal of the second antenna. The combining portion combines the signals after the phase control part controls the phase deference.09-17-2009
20100164817Applications for Low Profile Two Way Satellite Antenna System - Antenna assemblies and associated satellite tracking systems that may include a low profile two-way antenna arrangement, tracking systems, and applications thereof. Applications for the system include military, civilian, and domestic emergency response applications. The antenna arrangements may be configured to form a spatial element array able to track a satellite in an elevation plane by electronically dynamically targeting the antenna arrangement and/or mechanically dynamically rotating the antenna arrangements about transverse axes giving rise to generation of respective elevation angles and dynamically changing the respective distances between the axes whilst maintaining a predefined relationship between said distances and the respective elevation angles. The system provides dynamic tracking of satellite signals and can be used for satellite communications on moving vehicles in military and civilian applications.07-01-2010
20100164816ANTENNA STRUCTURE OF RECTANGULAR LOOP ANTENNA - An antenna structure of a rectangular loop antenna that is provided on a window glass of a vehicle, includes: another loop portion that is provided inside a rectangular loop portion of the rectangular loop antenna and has a path partially shared with the rectangular loop portion; and a bypass unit that connects the path of the another loop portion and the path of the rectangular loop portion which is not shared with the path of the another loop portion.07-01-2010
20100149055AM/FM WINDOWPANE ANTENNA PATTERN STRUCTURE WHEREIN FEEDING POINT IS DISPOSED THEREINSIDE - In an automobile rear windowpane antenna apparatus including a defogger disposed on a rear windowpane plate at a lower portion thereof an antenna pattern is disposed above the defogger on the rear windowpane plate at an upper portion thereof and is disposed so as to extend between near a right end edge of a window frame and near a left end edge thereof. A feeding point is disposed inside the antenna pattern.06-17-2010
20120098717MULTIPLE ANTENNA ELEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - An antenna system connectable to a vehicle includes a primary antenna, a primary data transmission line, a secondary antenna, a secondary data transmission line, and an RF device. The primary antenna is connected to the vehicle and is located in an exterior environment. The secondary antenna is connected to the vehicle and is located in one of the exterior environment and an interior cabin of the vehicle. The primary data transmission line transmits a first RF signal and is in communication with the primary antenna. The secondary data transmission line transmits a secondary RF signal and is in communication with the secondary antenna. The fixed RF device is connected to the vehicle and is in communication with the primary data transmission line and the secondary data transmission line to provide an output RF signal.04-26-2012
20100117912ANTENNA WITH A METALLIC HOLDER DISPOSED BETWEEN AN ANTENNA ELEMENT AND A CIRCUIT BOARD - An antenna includes an antenna element, a circuit board, and a planer metallic holder disposed between the antenna element and the circuit board. The metallic holder supports the antenna element on a base.05-13-2010
20100117911UHF DIGITAL BOOSTER KIT FOR A TELEVISION ANTENNA AND METHOD - An aftermarket UHF parasitic antenna kit and method for a mobile television antenna includes: a base having an engagement surface and an extending boom; rivet holes in the engagement surface that correspond in size and location to a corresponding number of holes in the bottom of the mobile television antenna; push rivets that engage the rivet and bottom holes to hold the base to the bottom of the mobile television antenna; base foot holes in the engagement surface and boom; resilient base feet that engage the base foot holes; and at least one parasitic antenna element connected to the boom.05-13-2010
20130027257GLASS ANTENNA - Provided is a glass antenna arranged in a space having a narrow opening area in a window glass of a vehicle. A glass antenna (01-31-2013
20130076577Antenna Module for a Motor Vehicle - An antenna module for a motor vehicle has a first antenna device having at least one antenna 03-28-2013
20100045548Motor-vehicle antenna for satellite data communication - In combination with a motor-vehicle body part, an antenna has a flat nonconductive support sheet, a conductive antenna structure applied to the sheet, and a coaxial cable connected to the antenna structure and adapted for connection to a transmitter or receiver.02-25-2010
20100066618BROADCASTING RECEIVING SYSTEM - To improve the signal/noise ratio of a radio reception system intended for a vehicle, comprising multiple antennas having marked radiation characteristics with a directional effect, in each instance, it is proposed to orient the antennas in the vehicle at spatial sectors, with the proviso that their individual radiation characteristics supplement one another to produce a specific required radiation characteristic. For this purpose, the signals of the antennas are combined in an active combiner, with the interposition of amplifiers, and a sum signal is passed to a receiver by way of an output-side line.03-18-2010
20120182191MOBILE TELEVISION ANTENNA WITH INTEGRAL SIGNAL METER DISPLAY - The present disclosure is directed to a rooftop-mounted off-air television antenna system, device and method including an integrated signal meter. The antenna portion of the device is mounted to the roof of a vehicle. An antenna adjustment mechanism is located inside of the vehicle cabin. The adjustment mechanism enables the user to adjust a position of the antenna on the roof, such as by rotating a dial that is coupled to the antenna. A signal meter is disposed in the adjustment mechanism and electrically connected to the antenna. A display of the signal meter readout is disposed in the adjustment mechanism in a location that can be easily viewed by a user during an aiming operation. The display allows the user to determine when the antenna has been positioned in order to obtain the approximate maximum signal strength possible given the vehicle's current location.07-19-2012
20110169705Rigid elements embedded in a motor vehicle windshield - A method of embedding rigid elements in a windshield, including, cutting two sheets of glass in a desired shape to serve as an upper layer and lower layer of the windshield, inserting a layer of interlayer material for each of the two layers of glass, facing each other, between the two layers of glass, placing the rigid elements between the two layers of interlayer material, pushing the two layers of glass together to form a glass sandwich with the rigid elements and two layers of interlayer material between the upper and lower glass layers, heating the glass sandwich while applying pressure to form a unified sheet of glass; and wherein the combined thickness of the layers of interlayer material is at least as thick as the rigid elements.07-14-2011
20090303142Mounting System and Mounting Procedure for a Vehicle Antenna - An attachment assemblage for a vehicle antenna has a first antenna-side mechanical attachment component that is connectable to a second mechanical attachment component, and at least one first antenna-side electrical plug component that is connectable to at least one corresponding second electrical plug component. By way of a combined insertion procedure, the first mechanical attachment component is connectable to the second mechanical attachment component, and the at least one first electrical plug component is connectable to the corresponding at least one second electrical plug component, the vehicle antenna being attached to the vehicle body as a result of the connection of the two mechanical attachment components.12-10-2009
20120218155Antenna Assembly - An antenna assembly for a vehicle including an environmentally sealed housing and a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board is at least partially disposed within the environmentally sealed housing and extends through a plurality of second order Hilbert Curves which are arranged in side-by-side relationship with one another. The antenna assembly is preferably disposed within a non-metallic structure of the vehicle, and therefore, the antenna assembly is hidden from view, thereby allowing the vehicle to have a more aesthetically pleasing external appearance. Additionally, the length of the trace is limited by the space inside of the non-metallic structure, and therefore, depending on the size of the non-metallic structure, a very long trace having a high performance could be printed on the printed circuit board.08-30-2012
20120218154SLOT ANTENNA IN A SOLAR-REFLECTIVE GLAZING - The described method and system provide an antenna feed for a slot antenna that may be patterned into a solar-reflective glazing layer with a virtual ground that is a short electrical distance from the antenna. One implementation of the present invention provides an antenna feed for a slot antenna patterned into the solar-reflective glazing used in a vehicle windshield. Because the antenna feed may incorporate a virtual ground that is a short electrical distance from the slot antenna, antenna performance may be improved over conventional on-glass vehicle antenna systems which use the vehicle chassis as a ground. Furthermore, patterning the slot antenna into the solar-reflective glazing layer and using a virtual ground in the antenna feed provides flexibility in antenna placement.08-30-2012
20130057439GLASS ANTENNA AND WINDOW GLASS FOR VEHICLE - A glass antenna for a vehicle that has a first element elongated in a first direction, a second element elongated in a second direction, a third element including first, second and third partial elements that are each elongated in specific directions, and a fourth element elongated in the second direction but detours the second element in the second direction.03-07-2013
20090207084Antenna Apparatus - Even though an antenna apparatus is low profile to have a height of not more than 70 mm, sensitivity is maximally suppressed from being deteriorated.08-20-2009
20090079641SUBSTRATE PROVIDED WITH AN ELECTROCONDUCTIVE ELEMENT HAVING AN ANTENNA FUNCTION - A rigid substrate including at least one electrically conducting element that provides an antenna function to transmit and/or receive electromagnetic signals, the electrically conducting element having a pattern with a fractal geometry. The electrically conducting element is formed from an electrically conductive ink or enamel that is printed directly on the substrate.03-26-2009
20090079640Body mount for a vehicle antenna - A mounting for a vehicle antenna including a mounting base which has an insertion portion for insertion through a hold in a vehicle body panel and a flange for engagement with an inner surface of the vehicle panel. The mounting further includes a temporary retainer at least two resilient temporary retention arms extending upward from engaging with the outer surface of the vehicle body panel after being inserted through the hole in the vehicle body panel. A retainer is then provided in the insertion portion to permanently mount the mounting to the vehicle body panel.03-26-2009
20090267847Composite Antenna Apparatus - A composite antenna apparatus is disclosed. A rod member accommodates a first antenna element and a second antenna element therein. A base member accommodates a circuit board therein. A connector couples an end portion of the rod member and the base member. The connector includes a first conductive member configured to transmit a first signal received by the first antenna element to the circuit board therethrough, and a second conductive member configured to transmit a second signal received by the second antenna element to the circuit board therethrough.10-29-2009
20110012799GLASS ANTENNA AND WINDOW GLASS FOR VEHICLE - A glass antenna for a vehicle, includes: a feed part; and an antenna conductor includes: a first element including a first terminating portion which extends in an upward or downward direction and constitutes a termination of extension of the first element in a first direction and a second terminating portion which constitutes a termination of extension of the first element in a second direction; a second element extending in a third direction which is at right angles to the upward or downward direction; the third element extending in a fourth direction which is an opposite direction to the third direction; the fourth element extending in the second direction; the fifth element extends in the second direction; and the connection element extending around an element end in the second direction of the fourth element to connect the feed part with the second terminating portion.01-20-2011
20110012798SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING MIMO PERFORMANCE OF VEHICULAR BASED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - A system for use with vehicle-based wireless multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications equipment has several directional sub-arrays mounted on different faces of the vehicle. It is contemplated in typical operation that each sub-array will experience different channel conditions that can be evaluated with the help of pilot tones or training sequences transmitted from a remote communications device. Based on channel rank, or other appropriate metric, the system selects the sub-array with the best predicted performance for communication with the remote device. The system achieves better MIMO performance while contributing less interference to other nearby co-channel users and allows full use of the limited number of MIMO antenna elements supported by conventional 4G wireless standards.01-20-2011
20130063316COMPACTED PATCH ANTENNA - A compacted patch antenna is described, particularly for installation in a vehicle, comprising an electrically supplied strip radiating element and a ground plane. The strip radiating element is connected to the ground plane at a first end by means of a metal link and at a second end, opposite to the first end, by means of a variable capacitor. The compacted patch antenna comprises a printed circuit, the bottom surface of which is integral with the ground plane, a dielectric material layer arranged between the strip radiating element and the printed circuit; the strip radiating element is substantially parallel to the ground mass. The dielectric material layer has a relative dielectric constant ranging between 3 to 6 with a loss factor ranging between 0.03 to 0.1.03-14-2013
20090237313MINIATURE ANTENNA FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a miniature antenna for a motor vehicle. The antenna may, for example, be a printed board miniature radio antenna for AM/FM signal reception. The antenna may, for example, be placed in an internal mirror of a motor vehicle or on an exterior surface of the motor vehicle, such as the vehicle's roof. The antenna is shaped as a curve of conductive material in which the geometry of at least a part of said curve comprises a space-filling curve or a grid dimension curve.09-24-2009
20090066593VEHICLE-MOUNT STACKED PATCH ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES WITH RESILIENTLY COMPRESSIBLE BUMPERS FOR MECHANICAL COMPRESSION TO AID IN ELECTRICAL GROUNDING OF SHIELD AND CHASSIS - According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of antenna assemblies. In one exemplary embodiment, an antenna assembly suitable for installation to a vehicle body wall generally comprises a chassis, a radome, and a shield disposed generally between the chassis and radome. Two or more resiliently compressible bumpers are spaced apart and compressively sandwiched generally between the radome and the shield. Compression of the bumpers generates a compressive force urging the shield generally towards the chassis that aids in electrically grounding of the shield with the chassis.03-12-2009
20100045549DUAL CIRCULARLY POLARIZED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF COMMUNICATING SIGNALS BY THE ANTENNA SYSTEM - An antenna system and a method for communicating signals by a dual circularly polarized antenna system are provided. The antenna system includes a substantially straight microstrip segment and a plurality of substantially straight microstrip projections. The plurality of microstrip projections extend from the microstrip segment in pairs at a predetermined angle, wherein each microstrip projection of the pair of microstrip projections extends from substantially the same location on the microstrip segment. A first microstrip projection extends from the microstrip segment on a first side of the microstrip segment and a second microstrip projection extends from the microstrip segment on a second side of the microstrip segment, such that the first and second microstrip projections at least one of emit and receive circularly polarized radiation in a first direction and circularly polarized radiation in a second direction simultaneously.02-25-2010
20110025568SUBSTITUTE ANTENNA - A base from which a monopole antenna has been detached is covered by a synthetic-resin cover with an antenna wire inserted into an antenna insertion portion, and electrical connection to inner wiring is ensured by a connecting lead. Subsequently, a two-sided adhesive tape attached to a joint surface formed on a peripheral edge 02-03-2011
20110279337SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR LOCOMOTIVE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - In one embodiment, a radio communication system comprises a removable antenna platform and an antenna interface bulkhead connected to a roof of a locomotive. The antenna platform includes a blind mate connector connected to an antenna mount. The antenna mount is connected to a ground plane. The antenna interface bulkhead includes a blind mate connector configured to mate with the blind mate connector of the antenna platform when the antenna platform is attached to the antenna interface bulkhead. The antenna interface bulkhead is configured to attach to the antenna platform in one orientation. Thus, one or more antennas may be quickly attached to or removed from the roof of the locomotive reducing maintenance time for the locomotive when an antenna upgrade may be desired.11-17-2011
20100001911Receiving antenna for receiving tire pressure signal - For installation in the chassis of a car to receive a tire pressure signal from a sensor and transmitter unit wirelessly and to transmit the signal to a display device in the driver's cab of the car through a cable, a receiving antenna for receiving tire pressure signal is disclosed to include a base, a circuit board mounted in the base and spaced the bottom side of the base at a distance over 1 cm, and a top cover covering the base. The circuit board has a metal signal receiving line arranged on the substrate thereof. The signal receiving line has a receiving segment arranged on the top wall of the substrate near one end and extending around a rectangular area of the top wall a number of turns from an inner side toward an outer side, a lead-out segment extending from the outer end of the receiving segment to a predetermined distance in direction toward the other end of the substrate, and a connection segment extended from the lead-out segment to a connection terminal at the second end of the substrate and having a width greater than the lead-out segment.01-07-2010
20100171670CONCEALED PLANAR ANTENNA - The invention involves a radio frequency (RF) antenna, having both reduced size and optimized impedance matching to free space over a range of wavelengths. The invention also involves methods for hiding an antenna by reducing its size and concealing it behind or within an object that is transparent to electromagnetic waves over a range of wavelengths being transmitted or received by the antenna.07-08-2010
20090033573Antistatic Coating For Surfaces Made Of Metal Materials And Dielectric Materials Or Of Dielectric Materials Only In Particular Antenna Surfaces And Method Of Application Thereof - Thin film coating for transferring antistatic characteristics to the surface on which it is placed, in particular antenna surfaces, in order to prevent electrical charge accumulations on it and discharge phenomenon.02-05-2009
20110298677IN-VEHICLE ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD - An antenna system connectable to a vehicle includes an exterior antenna and an interior antenna. The vehicle has a wall including an outer surface and an inner surface generally opposing the outer surface. The inner surface and the outer surface cooperate together to create an aperture. The wall defines an exterior environment and an interior cabin of the vehicle. The exterior antenna is disposed on the outer surface of the wall, where the exterior antenna transmits and receives RF signals to and from an external RF device that is located in the exterior environment. The interior antenna is located within the interior cabin defined by the inner surface of the wall. The interior antenna receives and transmits RF signals to and from an interior RF device located within the interior cabin.12-08-2011
20120098718COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE, ROOM MIRROR STRUCTURE INCLUDED IN THE SAME AND SHADE BAND CONNECTED ELECTRICALLY TO THE ROOM MIRROR STRUCTURE - A communication device for a vehicle in which an RF device in the room mirror is connected electrically to a radiator included in a shade band is disclosed. The communication device for a vehicle includes an RF de vice in a room mirror and a radiator disposed in a shade band and connected electrically to the RF device.04-26-2012
20090002246Antenna and splitter for receiving radio and remote keyless entry signals - An antenna system may include a first antenna having a helical shaped portion, and configured to receive signals over a first frequency range. A second antenna may be positioned in proximate distance from the first antenna, and be configured to receive signals over a second frequency range. A splitter may be configured for separating signals received from radio and remote keyless entry antennas and may include a first branch including a first filter to filter AM band signals from communications signals received from an antenna, a second branch including a second filter to filter FM band signals from communications signals received from the antenna, a third branch including a third filter to filter remote keyless entry signals from communications signals received from the antenna, and an amplifier to amplify the remote keyless entry signals. The filters may be passive filters. The antenna maybe a whip antenna or roof antenna.01-01-2009
20110298678In-vehicle antenna system and method - An antenna system connectable to a vehicle includes an exterior antenna, an interior antenna, and a data transmission line. The vehicle has a wall including an outer surface and an inner surface that generally opposes the outer surface, where the inner surface and the outer surface cooperate together to create an aperture. The wall defines an exterior environment and an interior cabin. The exterior antenna is located within the exterior environment and is connectable to the vehicle. The interior antenna is located within the interior cabin defined. The data transmission line transmits RF signals and is in communication with both the exterior antenna and the interior antenna. The transmission line passes through the aperture located in the plate between the exterior antenna and the interior antenna.12-08-2011
20100085261ANTENNA CONNECTOR - An automotive glazing, comprising an antenna connector is disclosed. The glazing comprises at least a first ply of a transparent glazing material, and a ply of a plastics material extending across the ply of glazing material and having a line-like electrical conductor in contact therewith, a portion of the electrical conductor line being configured to form an antenna conductor and a portion being configured to form a coupling region. In addition, a surface contact is provided on the surface of the first ply of glazing material situated away from the plastics material, in registration with the coupling region. The coupling region and the surface contact form a transmission line acting as a bandpass filter for a frequency band f, the portion of the electrical conductor forming the coupling region having a length approximately equal to an odd multiple of a quarter of a first effective wavelength λ04-08-2010
20110267243VEHICLE ANTENNA MOUNTING APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Disclosed herein are exemplary embodiments of apparatus, systems, and methods relating to mounting antenna components, modules, assemblies, etc. to mounting surfaces, such as vehicle roofs, hoods, trunk lids, etc. Other aspects relate to antenna assemblies including the mounting apparatus. An exemplary embodiment generally includes one or more contact parts, a clamping piece, and a fastener. The one or more contact parts, clamping piece, and fastener may be used for mounting an antenna assembly to a mounting surface, such as a vehicle body wall (e.g., a vehicle's roof, hood, trunk lid, etc.).11-03-2011
20090295655Planar antenna, communication apparatus and mounting method of planar antenna - A planar antenna is disclosed. The planar antenna includes: a radiator element having a wideband resonant characteristic; and a parasitic element having a planar shape. The parasitic element has a first side, a second side, a third side and a fourth side. Each of the first side and the second side is parallel to a direction of an electric current to be excited in the radiator element. The first side is located closer to the radiator element than the second side is. The first side is shorter than the second side. The third side connects one ends of the first side and the second side. The fourth side connects the other ends of the first side and the second side. A region between the third and fourth sides tapers in a direction from the second side toward the first side.12-03-2009
20090262032GLASS ANTENNA FOR CAR - A glass antenna of a vehicle is provided, in which the pattern of the antenna is positioned at the sealant provided between a window glass and the vehicle body for indirect grounding. With this, the impedance characteristic and reception level of the antenna can be increased in a cost-effective way.10-22-2009
20090262033RELEASABLY MOUNTABLE MOBILE/TRANSPORTABLE MOTORIZED ANTENNA SYSTEM - A bracket for releasably mounting an enclosed mobile/transportable motorized antenna system on a vehicle may include a support arm and a mounting assembly. The support arm can include a first end portion configured to secure to a vertically extending member of a vehicle and a second end portion configured to secure a mounting plate assembly. The mounting assembly can be secured to the second end portion of the support arm. The mounting assembly may comprise a generally planar mounting plate having a plurality of apertures defined therein. The apertures may be located within the periphery of the mounting plate and have a size and shape configured to secure a motorized antenna enclosure disposed on the mounting plate assembly. A releasably mountable enclosed mobile/transportable motorized antenna system on a vehicle may include an enclosed mobile/transportable motorized antenna system and a corresponding mounting bracket.10-22-2009
20120293381WIDE BAND EMBEDDED ARMOR ANTENNA - An extremely thin embedded antenna for an armor-carrying vehicle utilizes a dipole driven element to the inside of the armor plate and a parasitically-driven dipole element on top of the armor plate, with the parasitic element providing appropriate forward gain and antenna matching characteristics such that there need be no aperturing of the armor plate in order to feed the antenna. In one embodiment, the bowtie antenna elements are elongated, extended or expanded by outboard antenna sections which are spaced from the distal ends of the corresponding bowties, with a meanderline choke bridging the gap between a bowtie element and its extended portion.11-22-2012
20100277380Vehicle Antenna Device Using Space-Filling Curves - The vehicle antenna device disclosed is constituted by space-filling curves. The vehicle antenna device includes an antenna element having space-filling curves that initial shape is constituted by two parallel lines and a slant line continuously connecting therebetween. Specifically, the antenna element has space-filling curves that initial shape has a start point at one end of the one parallel line and an end point at the other end of the other parallel line. More specifically, the antenna element has space-filling curves that initial shape is an N-shape or reversed N-shape.11-04-2010
20100060532VEHICLE HOLDER WITH WIRELESS SIGNAL ENHANCEMENT FUNCTION - A vehicle holder with a wireless signal enhancement function is provided. A receiving antenna and a transmitting antenna are disposed on a holder. The receiving antenna is pivotally connected to the holder, and it may rotate relative to the holder to be adjusted to an optimal signal-receiving position. The wireless signal received by the receiving antenna is transmitted to the transmitting antenna directly, and then the transmitting antenna transmits the signal to a wireless communication device disposed in the vehicle holder in a wireless mode. Thus, the quality of the signals, especially GPS signals, is improved.03-11-2010
20100141540METHOD OF MAKING A VEHICLE ANTENNA - The invention relates to a method for producing a vehicle antenna device (06-10-2010
20080291097On-Vehicle Antenna System and Electronic Apparatus Having the Same - An on-vehicle antenna system which offers a superior receiving performance, by suppressing reception of reflected/scattered waves coming from inside of the vehicle's cabin; these reflected/scattered waves being an adverse factor which deteriorates signal receiving performance of an antenna. The antenna system is installed at glass pane portion of a vehicle with direction (11-27-2008
20110205132WIDEBAND ANTENNA - Disclosed is an antenna capable of receiving a very wide band of frequencies. The antenna includes a pair of antenna elements and a pair of feeding legs, which are arranged symmetrically with respect to a line L, with a narrow space G in between.08-25-2011
20090128432Combination ETC terminal and rear view mirror for vehicles - A combination Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) terminal and rear view mirror for vehicles is disclosed. The rear view mirror includes a Radio Frequency (RF) antenna, and an ETC module. The RF antenna is fastened to the upper end of a stay in order to transmit and receive RF signals to and from an RF module, which is provided in a tollgate gantry. The ETC module is connected with the RF antenna using a wire, and is mounted in a housing. Thus, the uninterrupted transmission and reception of RF signals between the ECT terminal and the RF module can be stably performed even when a vehicle passes through a tollgate at a high speed.05-21-2009
20090128431Windshield antenna and/or vehicle incorporating the same - Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to an antenna wire embedded in a windshield, and/or vehicle incorporating the same. In certain example embodiments, an antenna wire may be embedded in an interlayer (e.g., a PVB interlayer) that is surrounded by two substrates (e.g., glass substrates). The antenna wire includes a fixed end electrically connected to a component (e.g., a bus bar) and a free end mechanically held in the interlayer via an adhesive (e.g., an adhesive tape). Thus, it may be possible to reduce distortion of the antenna wire and/or cause the antenna wire to be disposed in a manner that more closely conforms to a predetermined pattern. In certain example embodiments, the adhesive may be located at a non-visible portion of the windshield. In certain other example embodiments, the adhesive may be located at a visible portion of the windshield, and it optionally may be substantially transparent and/or provided in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.05-21-2009
20120068897ANTENNA SYSTEM AND FILTER - Antenna systems and antenna filters are provided, for example for use in a windshield or on a roof of a vehicle. An antenna system comprises a first antenna, a second antenna, and a filter. The first antenna is configured to operate at a first frequency. The second antenna is configured to operate at a second frequency. The filter is coupled to the first antenna. The filter is configured to create an open circuit condition at the second frequency and reduce secondary radiation between the first and second antennas.03-22-2012
20120068896MICROWAVE ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES - A microwave antenna assembly includes a first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer, a conductive layer, a first conductive patch, and a second conductive patch. The conductive layer is disposed in an inner region between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer. The conductive layer includes a slot. A first conductive patch is surrounded by the slot. The second conductive patch is disposed against the second dielectric layer outside the inner region, and is electromagnetically coupled to the first conductive patch.03-22-2012
20090140939Radio Antenna Assembly - An antenna assembly is provided for mounting on a predetermined support structure positioned on a surface, the support structure having a peripheral edge at an elevated position above the surface. The antenna assembly includes an antenna and a support for supporting the antenna at an elevated position above the surface when mounted on the support structure. The support is adapted to support the antenna at a sufficient height above the surface to provide a direct path for electromagnetic radiation from at least a portion of the antenna to a position on the surface external of the peripheral edge of less than or equal to about 4.5 meters from substantially any point on the peripheral edge, or to a position on the surface at a point positioned 3 meters from the front of the support structure and 3 meters from a side of the support structure.06-04-2009
20090140938Transparent Antenna for Vehicle and Vehicle Glass With Antenna - A transparent antenna for a vehicle, having transmittance property providing good visibility without worsening design and capable of realizing low resistance. The transparent antenna has an insulating sheet-like transparent base body (06-04-2009
20090015495Automotive Antenna Apparatus and Method for Connecting Antenna Element to Cable - The present invention improves the workability in installation work for an antenna element which is disposed in an interior space of an automotive exterior accessory. A joint 01-15-2009
20110221640ANTENNA DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING AN ANTENNA DEVICE - The invention relates to an antenna device (09-15-2011
20110140975Combo antenna apparatus for vehicle - A vehicular combo antenna apparatus including multiple antennas received in a housing is disclosed. The multiple antennas include a first antenna for short range communication and a second antenna. The first and second antennas are different in directivity and are arranged along a vehicle front-rear direction. The first antenna is located to have an inclination relative to a horizontal direction, so that: a portion of the first antenna distant from the second antenna is located above another portion of the first antenna in a vertical direction; and a radiation element part of the first antenna is located above the second antenna in the vertical direction. The second antenna is located on a radio wave radiation side of the first antenna.06-16-2011
20090201212Antenna system having electromagnetic bandgap - An antenna system includes an antenna transmitting and receiving a signal; a power feeding line feeding electric power to the antenna; and a metal conductor ground electrically connected to the power feeding line. Further, the metal conductor ground includes an electromagnetic bandgap.08-13-2009
20090015494INDUSTRIAL TRUCK WITH AT LEAST ONE ANTENNA FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING DATA - An industrial truck with at least one antenna for sending and receiving data from and/or to an RFID transponder, characterized in that the antenna has a network of wires, which are embedded in a flexible material.01-15-2009
20090243945Top Mount Mast Antenna Reinforcement - A mounting apparatus for a top mount mast antenna includes a secondary part to stabilize the antenna attachment screws extending through the antenna base into the fender panel of the automotive vehicle on which the antenna is mounted. The secondary part is preferably formed of nylon to serve as a retaining device for the attachment screws so that the screws do not loosen, which ultimately causes separation of the antenna from the fender panel and a corresponding deformation of the fender panel. The secondary nylon part allows a flexible installation that can be accomplished before painting of the fender panel. The secondary part fits into the opening in the fender panel to mount on the peripheral circumference of the opening and extend outwardly form the opening below the fender panel to be positioned for engagement with the attachment screws connecting the base member of the antenna to the fender panel.10-01-2009
20100265145INTEGRATED ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR CAR AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - An integrated antenna system for a car and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The system includes: a base in which a first antenna and an antenna reception circuit installed; and a support which is installed in an upper portion of the base and implemented in a form of cylinder or polygonal barrel in such a manner that the antenna reception circuit and the first antenna are located in the inside thereof, wherein a second antenna is wound up in a spiral form on an inner and/or outer circumference of the support. The system provides a greater degree of freedom of design without reducing performance of the antenna system.10-21-2010
20100156730Automobile glass antenna and automobile window glass sheet - An automobile glass antenna which improves the antenna gain, is provided.06-24-2010
20090295656Low profile antenna for satellite communication - A low profile receiving and/or transmitting antenna includes an array of antenna elements that collect and coherently combine millimeter wave or other radiation. The antenna elements are physically configured so that radiation at a predetermined wavelength band impinging on the antenna at a particular angle of incidence is collected by the elements and collected in-phase. Two or more mechanical rotators may be disposed to alter the angle of incidence of incoming or outgoing radiation to match the particular angle of incidence.12-03-2009
20100277379INTERCHANGEABLE SLIDABLY MOUNTABLE FINS FOR ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES - An antenna assembly for installation to a mobile platform generally includes a base portion and an antenna module removably coupled to the base portion. The base portion generally includes a longitudinal axis and defines a channel extending generally along at least part of the longitudinal axis. The antenna module generally includes a mount and an antenna element coupled to the mount. The mount and antenna element can be removably received, for example, slid, into the channel of the base portion, in electrical contact therewith. The antenna module may also include a cover providing the antenna assembly with a generally fin-shaped structure. And, any one of multiple different antenna modules each having, for example, different antenna elements therein may be releasably coupled to the mount as desired.11-04-2010
20100231466ANTENNA-EMBEDDED LAMINATED GLASS - The present invention provides an antenna-embedded laminated glass including glass sheets affixed together through an intermediate film to embed an antenna element between the glass sheets, the intermediate film containing a resin; and the antenna element being configured to have such a shape as to have an intersection where a plurality of antenna-forming strips intersect, and the antenna element comprising a conductor strip stamped in such a shape from a sheet-like conductor.09-16-2010
20100225547Vehicle concealed antenna - An antenna assembly for use in a vehicle is provided, whereby the assembly is preferably concealed within a vehicle bumper or non-conductive fender. The assembly includes a flexible antenna radiator directly connected with an output of a tunable matching circuit contained within a housing, whereby the housing further provides a connection means between the input of the matching circuit and a radio system in the vehicle. The matching circuit is tunable by control means provided externally on the housing, enabling the antenna assembly to be easily tuned prior to or during installation. The inventive antenna assembly advantageously provides a low cost antenna with ease of installation, small size, and direct integration with a tunable matching circuit.09-09-2010
20100090916Flexible vehicular antenna mount - Disclosed is a flexible vehicular antenna mount having top and bottom plates and a plurality of laterally-offset springs coupled between the top and bottom plates. Flexible bellows is secured to the top and bottom plates that encloses the laterally-offset springs. Molded rubber elements are disposed within each of the laterally-offset springs to provide dampening. The plurality of laterally-offset springs may also be offset from each other in an orthogonal direction relative to a line between them.04-15-2010
20100201584METHOD FOR AUTOMOBILE ROOF EDGE MOUNTED ANTENNA PATTERN CONTROL USING A FINITE FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SURFACE - An antenna for a vehicle where the antenna is positioned close to an edge of a roof-top of the vehicle. A frequency selective surface is provided on a glass of the vehicle, generally the vehicle windshield, to extend the antenna ground plane beyond the roof-top to maintain a maximum antenna pattern directivity parallel to the ground. The frequency selective surface may be formed on a substrate that is adhered to the vehicle glass and includes a pattern of conductive portions and dielectric portions that provide proper current generation for the particular antenna frequency band of interest.08-12-2010
20120194395ANTENNA SUPPORT STRUCTURES - An antenna support structure for a remote vehicle comprises a tubular mast configured to demonstrate a non-linear response to radial force. The mast is rigid and configured to hold an antenna approximately perpendicular to a base of the mast at equilibrium during operation of the remote vehicle and elastically buckle in response to a predetermined radial force on the antenna. The support structure is also configured to return to equilibrium once the predetermined radial force is removed.08-02-2012
20090243946HIGH FREQUENCY WAVE GLASS ANTENNA FOR AN AUTOMOBILE AND WINDOW GLASS SHEET FOR AN AUTOMOBILE WITH THE SAME - A high frequency wave glass antenna for an automobile includes an antenna conductor formed in a loop shape and disposed in or an automobile window glass sheet, the antenna conductor having a discontinuity and feeding portions at both ends of the discontinuity or in the vicinity of said both ends, the discontinuity being formed of a portion of the loop shape cut by a length. The antenna conductor includes a detour in a portion of the loop shape, the detour being formed of a single or a plurality of detour elements, the detour being disposed in a position, which satisfies that a rate of a distance from a center of the discontinuity of the original loop shape to a center of the detour of the original loop shape with respect to a length of an inner peripheral edge or an outer peripheral edge of the original loop shape ranges from 0.18 to 0.4.10-01-2009
20090040121MOTOR VEHICLE ROOF ANTENNA - The invention relates to a motor vehicle roof antenna (02-12-2009
20100220020Automotive Glass Antenna - An automotive glass antenna which is an FM radio broadcast wave receiving antenna provided in blank spaces below or lateral sides of a defogger of a window glass provided in a rear door of a hatchback type of an automobile, the automotive glass antenna including: a first auxiliary element including at least a first auxiliary horizontal strip which branches from a lower end of a bus bar of the defogger, or from a lowermost horizontal heater strip, and which extends along the lowermost heater strip; a second auxiliary element including at least a second auxiliary vertical strip which extends from an upper end of each bus bar through an extension line, and which is apart from the bus bar in an outward direction; a horizontal element which extends in a substantially horizontal direction from a feed point provided near a lower portion of the bus bar of the defogger, and which is adjacent to the first auxiliary horizontal strip to achieve a capacitive coupling; and a vertical element which extends from the feed point along an outside of the bus bar, and which is adjacent to the bus bar to achieve the capacitive coupling.09-02-2010
20100302113In-vehicle antenna device - An in-vehicle antenna device includes: a dielectric element having a front surface, first and second side surfaces and a rear surface and including a power supply point on both the first and second side surfaces, a first conductive surface on the first side surface, a second conductive surface on the second side surface, and a third conductive surface on the rear surface; and an antenna element including a base element coupled with the power supply point at one corner of the front surface and a branch element connected to the base element and having an end. A part of the branch element moves apart from one of the first and second conductive surfaces as it goes from the base element to the one end of the branch element. The front surface is attached to a windshield of a vehicle.12-02-2010
20100302112ANTENNA FOR CIRCULAR POLARIZATION, HAVING A CONDUCTIVE BASE SURFACE - An antenna for circular polarization having an electrical dipole radiator which is oriented essentially parallel to an electrically conductive base surface in a plane of symmetry SE oriented perpendicular to the electrically conductive base surface. The dipole is in connection with a slot radiator which is configured in an electrically conductive base surface, with its longitudinal expanse along the intersection line between the plane of symmetry SE and the electrically conductive base surface. The slot radiator connection location is formed by means of connection points situated at the longitudinal edges and lying opposite one another. The electrical dipole radiator and the slot radiator are tuned to one another in their resonance frequencies. The slot radiator and the electrical dipole radiator with dipole feed line are connected with the antenna connection location by way of a combining network, in terms of magnitude and phase, in such a manner that circular polarization exists in the remote field at the frequency at which the radiators are tuned to one another.12-02-2010
20110109518CAR REAR GLASS ANTENNA - The present invention features a car rear glass antenna which is preferably used for improving a vertical polarization radiation gain for the performance improvement of the vertical polarization radiation gain of the rear glass antenna and extending an antenna bandwidth. The car rear glass antenna preferably includes a plurality of horizontal lines and lattice lines formed in a vertical direction to the horizontal lines, wherein a conductive strip line is printed on a portion of the lattices to make current flow through the portion of the lattices.05-12-2011
20110115681GLASS ANTENNA AND WINDOW GLASS FOR VEHICLE - A glass antenna for a vehicle on or in a window glass including a defogger having a plurality of heater wires that run in parallel, the glass antenna includes: an antenna conductor; a first feeding portion; and a second feeding portion adjacent to the first feeding portion, wherein: the antenna conductor includes a first antenna conductor, which extends clockwise with the first feeding portion as a starting point, and a second antenna conductor, which extends counterclockwise at the outside of the first antenna conductor with the second feeding portion as a starting point; and the second antenna conductor includes a first element extending between the first antenna conductor and the defogger.05-19-2011
20100225548FLAT ANTENNA WITH AT LEAST TWO EMITTER SECTIONS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING HIGH FREQUENCY SIGNALS - An antenna has a flat support and two separate and flat emitter sections for transmitting or receiving high-frequency signals flatly fixed to the support. One of the emitter sections is flat and areal and the other of the emitter sections is a meander. A coil is fixed flatly on the support and connected to both of the emitter sections, and a ground terminal is also fixed flatly on the support.09-09-2010
20100013724ANTENNA APPARATUS - Good electric characteristics are obtained even after an antenna being further incorporated into an antenna apparatus including an antenna case having a limited space.01-21-2010
20100053004Beam shaping means for external and/or roof antennas on vehicles, and associated antenna - An improved beam shaping means for an external and/or roof antenna has a parasitic beam shaping means configured at a distance below the upper or outer surface of the electrically non-conductive region of the vehicle structure. The parasitic beam shaping means is configured, provided or attached in the material of the electrically non-conductive region of the vehicle structure or at the underside or inside of the electrically non-conductive region of the vehicle structure. The parasitic beam shaping means is arranged and/or configured in such a way that it, viewed from above, protrudes laterally beyond, at least in certain portions. The antenna mounting region or portion and/or an optionally provided counterweight surface and/or is arranged laterally thereto.03-04-2010
20110068986ANTENNA DEVICE - A mechanism of an antenna for positioning, which is mounted on a measuring vehicle to measure locations of geographic features on and the side of roads and to collect road map information, and which is capable of highly-reliable measurement even when the vehicle is travelling, is realized. The antenna for positioning according to the present invention includes a positioning antenna to receive radio waves from a positioning satellite, a column, to the upper end of which the antenna is attached, and a cylindrical plate to cover the longitudinal direction of the column, wherein by use of the plate, a problem with the strength of the column to hold the positioning antenna is solved by reducing a lift force acting on the positioning antenna while the vehicle is travelling, and further, wind noise is reduced, and a cable is prevented from being damaged.03-24-2011
20110050519VEHICLE ANTENNA ASSEMBLY - A vehicle antenna assembly includes an element coil, a holder, and a retainer. The element coil can have a polygonal configuration in a cross-section taken normal to a coil access. The holder can include rails. The retainer can engage the rails and apply a compressive load on the element coil to fix the element coil with respect to the holder. A method for holding an antenna element is also disclosed.03-03-2011
20120200465Radar antenna arrangement - A radar antenna arrangement, in particular for motor vehicles, is presented, having of a longitudinal waveguide, into which electromagnetic waves are coupled in such a manner that they expand in the longitudinal direction (X) of the waveguide, and an interference structure (08-09-2012
20080246672ROOF ANTENNA ARRAY FOR PHASE DIVERSITY SYSTEM - A diversity antenna system may receive transmitted signals. The diversity antenna system includes multiple phase diversity antenna elements. One or more of the phase diversity antenna elements are positioned substantially parallel to an external surface of a vehicle. The phase diversity antenna elements are adapted to receive phase diversity signals.10-09-2008
20100245188ANTENNA UNIT HOUSED IN AN OUTSIDE MIRROR - In an antenna unit including a dome-shaped top cover, an antenna module disposed in the top cover and adapted to receive radio waves, a bracket covering an under surface of the top cover, and a gasket disposed between the top cover and the bracket to thereby ensure hermeticity in the top cover, the bracket includes a bottom portion pressure welding the gasket between the bottom portion and the top cover to make inside of the top cover an enclosed space, and a mounting portion integrated to the bottom portion to enable the antenna unit to mount in a narrow-mounting-space cabinet.09-30-2010
20110254746TRANSMISSION LINE AND ANTENNA FOR VEHICLE - A transmission line for a vehicle includes: a steel plate for forming a body of a vehicle; a dielectric formed on the steel plate; and a conductive line formed on the dielectric. An antenna for a vehicle includes: a steel plate for forming a body of a vehicle; a dielectric formed on the steel plate; and a conductive line formed on the dielectric in such a manner as to include a radiating structure.10-20-2011
20100321259Glass antenna and window glass for vehicle - A glass antenna for a vehicle includes a first to fourth elements, a connection element and a first and second feeding portions. The first element is elongated from the first feeding portion in a first direction. The second element is elongated from the first element in a second direction. The third element includes: a first partial element which is elongated from the first element in a third direction; a second partial element which is elongated from the first partial element in a fourth direction; and a third partial element which is elongated from the second partial element. The fourth element is elongated from the second feeding portion in the second direction, and detours the second element in the second direction, on a side of the second direction to be elongated in the third direction. The connection element connects the fourth element to a defogger.12-23-2010
20120098716WINDOW ANTENNA - A vehicle window assembly. The window assembly includes a glass ply and an electro-conductive coating located on a surface of the glass ply. The electro-conductive coating has an outer peripheral edge that is adapted to be spaced from an inner metal edge of a vehicle frame so as to define an antenna slot. The electro-conductive coating includes at least one deleted portion adjacent the outer peripheral edge, wherein the deleted portion is sized to tune the antenna slot to a desired resonant frequency.04-26-2012
20110260935Compact embedded antenna - An antenna embedded into armor plates. The armor material is of low dielectric constant preferably less than 20 permitting radio radiation to be emitted through the armor by the antenna. In a preferred embodiment the armor is a composite of different materials, with the antenna placed between elements of the armor, creating a multi-level design. The antenna elements are preferably printed for low-profile and ease of integration or the antenna elements can be fabricated from larger elements and placed into a space between vehicle and armor or in a cavity cut into the vehicle or armor.10-27-2011
20080218422ANTENNA FOR RADIO RECEPTION WITH DIVERSITY FUNCTION IN A VEHICLE - Antenna for radio reception, which is disposed, for reception of frequencies above the high-frequency range, in a motor vehicle window, in an electrically conductive vehicle body, together with an imprinted heating field, which field extends into the vicinity of the upper window edge, and comprises horizontally disposed heating conductors and bus bars situated at the side edges of the heating field, for supplying the direct current for heating by way of high-frequency-insulating uncoupling networks, whereby at least one antenna is formed by means of connecting this heating field to an antenna connection contact, by way of a conductor. A rod antenna with an antenna connection contact in the antenna foot point, with electrical through-coupling of the reception signals into the vehicle interior, is present on the outer skin of the vehicle and affixed in the vicinity of the upper window edge, for the reception of signals both for low frequencies and above the high-frequency range. The antenna connection contact of the rod antenna and the at least one antenna connection contact on the motor vehicle window pane, as well as the ground connection to the metallic vehicle body, are combined in the spatial region of an antenna connection point of at least two diversity antennas, for frequencies above the high-frequency range, and the geometrical expanse of this antenna connection point is smaller than 1/15 of the wavelength in this frequency range. An antenna module is present within the region of the antenna connection point, in which all the electronic components required for signal amplification in both frequency ranges are contained, and to which module the reception signals of the antenna connection contacts are passed by way of connection lines, and to the ground connection, and whose output signals in both frequency ranges are passed to a receiver, by way of a shielded HF line.09-11-2008
20110187614HIGH-FREQUENCY WAVEGUIDE AND PHASE SHIFTER USING SAME, RADIATOR, ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHICH USES THIS PHASE SHIFTER AND RADIATOR, ANTENNA DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH SAME - This high-frequency waveguide is formed by first and second conductors (08-04-2011
20110187613ANTENNA DIVERSITY SYSTEM - An antenna of the present invention includes an electrical half wave monopole antenna element fixedly attached to a surface, where the antenna element includes an electrical center. A first electrical feed point is located on a first side of the antenna element. A second electrical feed point is located on a second side of the antenna element. The second side generally opposes the first side of the antenna element. The first and second electrical feed points are about one-twentieth a wavelength from the electrical center. A first signal corresponds with the first electrical feed point and a second signal corresponds with the second electrical feed point. The first signal is out of phase when compared to the second signal.08-04-2011
20100019978ANTENNA APPARATUS - The antenna apparatus comprises an antenna (01-28-2010
20100277381Metamaterial Cloaked Antenna - In the method for operating a plurality antenna having near-field (NF) zone mounted on a vehicle, wherein the improvement comprises the step of cloaking in the near-field (NF) zone of each of said plurality of antennas.11-04-2010
20080284665Antenna to be Used For Communication (Transmitting and/or Receiving) in a Motor Vehicle, Particularly a Passenger Car - The invention relates to an antenna (11-20-2008
20120038527GLASS ANTENNA - Disclosed is a glass antenna wherein two antennas, which are formed on a glass surface and have different receiving frequency bands, are integrated. In the glass antenna (02-16-2012
20090015493WINDOW-INTEGRATED ANTENNA IN A VEHICLE - In a window-integrated antenna in a vehicle, conductor configurations are provided for FM (L01-15-2009
20120038526LOW-PROFILE ANTENNA RECEIVING VERTICAL POLARIZED SIGNAL - A low-profile antenna is provided. A laminated substrate is formed into a structure in which a plurality of substrates having different permittivities are stacked, and a radiator consists of a plurality of unit patches disposed on an upper surface of the laminated substrate and generates an electric field perpendicular to the upper surface of the laminated substrate. Ground vias are formed from the respective unit patches to a ground plane disposed on a lower surface of the laminated substrate through the substrates constituting the laminated substrate. In the low-profile antenna, the radiator consisting of the plurality of patches is disposed on the upper surface of the laminated substrate having a structure in which the plurality of substrates are stacked to generate a magnetic loop around the patches, so that vertical polarized signals can be received due to a magnetic field perpendicular to the upper surface of the laminated substrate.02-16-2012
20100097278HIGH FREQUENCY GLASS ANTENNA FOR AUTOMOBILES - There is provided a high frequency glass antenna for automobiles which is capable of having an improved antenna gain without changing the shape of a defogger.04-22-2010
20120001811VEHICLE ANTENNA - An antenna for a vehicle for enabling to design freely and enhance characteristics of the antenna such as isolation, etc. is disclosed. The antenna includes a substrate and a case configured to cover the substrate. Here, one or more radiator is disposed on an outer surface of the case, and a power is fed to the radiator from the substrate.01-05-2012
20090295654Automatic Satellite Tracking System - A satellite tracking system for tracking a synchronous satellite includes a satellite antenna system movably supported on a roof of a vehicle via a roof frame to move between an operation position and a folded position. At the operation position, the satellite antenna system is rotated on the roof frame to adjust a horizontal orientation of a parabolic reflector of the satellite antenna system while the parabolic reflector is pivotally lift at a predetermined inclination angle to align with the satellite. At the folded position, the parabolic reflector is pivotally dropped down until the parabolic reflector faces downwardly to the roof of the vehicle to conceal a signal transmitting device of the satellite antenna system between the parabolic reflector and the roof of the vehicle. Therefore, the satellite antenna system provides a relatively low profile at the folded position when the vehicle travels.12-03-2009
20120013512Antenna device for vehicle remote control locking system - An antenna device includes a housing having a base portion for attaching to a vehicle, and having a chamber formed in the housing and defined by a peripheral wall, and an antenna member engaged in the chamber of the housing and engaged within the peripheral wall of the housing and having a feed formed beside a groove, the antenna member is arranged to receive signals only from a predetermined direction for preventing the vehicle remote control locking system from being opened or unlocked with the signals from the other directions of the vehicle, the antenna member includes a ground terminal, and the groove of the antenna member is formed and located between the feed and the ground terminal.01-19-2012
20110032164Multi-Element Cavity-Coupled Antenna - An antenna (02-10-2011
20120154229WINDOWPANE FOR VEHICLE AND ANTENNA - A vehicle window glass has a glass plate, a conductive film laminated on the glass plate and an antenna structured with a feeding structure placed on the conductive film, and is characterized in that the feeding structure has a dielectric and a pair of electrodes, that the conductive film has a slot one end of which makes an upper edge of the conductive film an open end, and is disposed between the glass plate and the dielectric, and that the pair of electrodes are disposed on the opposite side of the side of the conductive film with the dielectric in between so that the slot is sandwiched between the pair of electrodes when the pair of electrodes are projected onto the conductive film, and are capacitively coupled to the conductive film.06-21-2012
20110102278VEHICLE MIRROR ANTENNA ASSEMBLY - The present invention is generally related to an antenna assembly, and in particular to a rear-view mirror antenna assembly for motor vehicles. The antenna assembly comprises a mirror attached to a casing (05-05-2011
20120119961DECORATIVE RADOME FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICULAR APPLICATIONS - A molded radome for the beam path of a radar device with low radio transmission loss and improved resistance to attack by the environmental elements comprises a base layer or body composed of a resin and a decoration layer bearing an image. The decoration layer is characterized with bright metallic looking coat disposed on the surface of the base layer or body. The decoration layer is composed of a metalloid such as germanium or a germanium alloy applied to the base layer by sputtering deposition.05-17-2012
20100289710VEHICLE ANTENNA SYSTEM - A system improving reception performance of a terrestrial digital broadcast loop antenna attached to the front windshield of a vehicle, provided with at least one loop antenna with directivity in a direction parallel to the vehicle length direction and at least two loop antennas with directivity in a direction away from a direction parallel to the vehicle length direction, wherein these loop antennas are all set near conductors that make up the vehicle. The loop antenna with directivity in a direction parallel to the length direction of the vehicle is, viewed from a vehicle interior, set near the top left-right vicinity of the front window, while the two loop antennas with directivity in a direction away from the direction parallel to the vehicle length direction are positioned adjacent to this loop antenna.11-18-2010
20100245189Vehicle-Mounted Antenna Device - A vehicle-mounted antenna device is one in which rain water etc. do not accumulate around an antenna mast base structure and allowing a reduction of the antenna height. The vehicle-mounted antenna device having an antenna mast is constructed mainly from a base plate (09-30-2010
20100220019GLAZING - A glazing comprising a pane of glazing material, and a substantially continuous area of transparent, electrically conductive material printed using an electrically conductive ink onto a surface of the pane, wherein the ink is of a composition comprising a fluid vehicle (e.g. a solvent) and two different metal species (e.g. tin and indium), said fluid vehicle being driven off in a high-temperature post-printing step, and the conductive material is capable of functioning as one or more of the following: (a) a heating element for heating an area of the glazing; (b) an alarm sensor for detecting when the structural integrity of the glazing has been compromised; (c) a capacitive proximity sensor for detecting an approach to, or contact with, a surface of the glazing; (d) an electrical connection to an electrical device associated with the glazing; (e) an antenna for receiving and/or transmitting electromagnetic radiation. The glazing may also be a laminate.09-02-2010
20120133563ANTENNA UNIT AND DOOR HANDLE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An antenna unit incorporated into a door handle of a vehicle includes: an unlock sensor plate (first detection electrode) of a capacitive sensor configured to detect a driver's approaching or touching the door handle; and an antenna for wireless communications. The unlock sensor plate has an antenna fixing part for positioning and fixing the antenna. The antenna fixed on the antenna fixing part and the unlock sensor plate are molded into a unit with a molded resin. The unlock sensor plate has a circuit board fixing part for positioning and fixing a circuit board including a detection circuit of the capacitive sensor mounted thereon. An electrode fixing part for positioning and fixing a lock sensor plate (a second detection electrode) of the capacitive sensor is provided on an opposite surface of the circuit board from a surface on which the unlock sensor plate is arranged.05-31-2012
20120249382Automotive Window Antenna - An automotive window antenna includes: an FM radio main antenna which includes two horizontal strips, and a vertical strip, and which is connected with a main feed point provided on a side of a longitudinal side of the window glass through a strip extending inwardly between the horizontal strips from one end portion or a midpoint portion of one of the horizontal strips; and an FM radio sub antenna which includes one horizontal strip, and which is provided on a side opposite to the feed point, at a substantially central position between the two horizontal strips of the FM radio main antenna so as not to achieve a capacitive coupling with the two horizontal strips, the FM radio main antenna and the FM radio sub antenna being provided in the blank space to achieve a diversity reception, and being connected to a tuner.10-04-2012
20090058742GLASS ANTENNA FOR VEHICLE - A glass antenna for a vehicle has exceptional impedance matching characteristics and makes it possible to obtain good reception sensitivity even when the area of the vehicle window glass is small. The glass antenna includes an antenna element formed on the window glass and a feeder terminal and ground terminals connected to the antenna element. The antenna element comprises parallel rectilinear conductor elements extending from the respective terminals and connecting conductor elements for connecting these conductor elements. The feeder terminal is connected to a coaxial cable, and the ground terminals are respectively connected to the vehicle body via feeder lines.03-05-2009
20090058741Dual circularly polarized antenna system and a method of communicating signals by the antenna system - An antenna system and a method for communicating signals by a dual circularly polarized antenna system are provided. The antenna system includes a substantially straight microstrip segment and a plurality of substantially straight microstrip projections. The plurality of microstrip projections extend from the microstrip segment in pairs at a predetermined angle, wherein each microstrip projection of the pair of microstrip projections extends from substantially the same location on the microstrip segment. A first microstrip projection extends from the microstrip segment on a first side of the microstrip segment and a second microstrip projection extends from the microstrip segment on a second side of the microstrip segment, such that the first and second microstrip projections at least one of emit and receive circularly polarized radiation in a first direction and circularly polarized radiation in a second direction simultaneously.03-05-2009
20120169551ANTENNA MOUNT ADAPTER - The invention concerns a rugged antenna mount adapter (07-05-2012
20090096689Means for mounting a portable satellite antenna on a vehicle - Several different embodiments are illustrated for attaching, supporting or mounting a portable satellite antenna on a vehicle or supported by the vehicle. In two of the embodiments, the satellite antenna is secured to the roof rack of the vehicle. In a third embodiment, the satellite antenna is secured to the upper ends of the sides of a pickup truck. Alternative methods for mounting or supporting the portable satellite antenna are also disclosed.04-16-2009
20090096690GLASS ANTENNA FOR AN AUTOMOBILE - A glass antenna for an automobile improving antenna gain is provided.04-16-2009
20100007566Vehicle Roof Mount Antenna - The vehicle roof mount antenna to be detachably mounted on a vehicle roof is mainly constituted by an antenna cover 01-14-2010
20120188132Onboard Information System With Mobile Radio Antenna - An onboard information system having a mobile radio antenna for capturing at least one vehicle-related variable. The onboard information system includes a housing that can be installed in a vehicle interior and a mobile radio module. The mobile radio antenna is positioned in a recess in the housing, and its radiating plane is at a distance from the housing. The onboard information system can be used particularly in a vehicle as a tachograph, preferably as a digital tachograph, and/or a toll collection appliance.07-26-2012
20090021435GLASS ANTENNA FOR VEHICLE - A glass antenna for vehicle comprising: a first antenna, a part of which are formed at the edge of vehicle glass to the clockwise direction, and the other part of which is obliquely tilted in the vehicle glass; a second antenna which faces opposite direction to said first antenna; a third antenna, a part of which is parallelly spaced from said second antenna, and the other part of which is obliquely tilted in said vehicle glass; a fourth antenna which is connected with said first antenna and formed plurally tilted in said vehicle glass obliquely; a feed point disposed at the glass frame and connected to said first antenna and second antenna to transmit the signal to receiver. Accordingly, by improving the directivity of said antenna, it's possible to gain more stable receive sensitivity during moving, and antenna length can be extended at limited area.01-22-2009
20090021436COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH BROADBAND ANTENNA - A communication system including an antenna array with feed network coupled to communication electronics. In one example, a communication subsystem comprises a plurality of antennas each adapted to receive an information signal and a plurality of orthomode transducers coupled to corresponding ones of the plurality of antennas, each OMT is adapted to provide at a first component signal having a first polarization and a second component signal having a second polarization. The communication subsystem also comprises a feed network that receives the first component signal and the second component signal from each orthomode transducer and provides a first summed component signal at a first feed port and a second summed component signal at a second feed port, and a phase correction device coupled to the first and second feed ports and adapted to phase match the first summed component signal with the second summed component signal.01-22-2009
20120326935BROADCASTING ANTENNA FOR VEHICLE AND SHARK FIN ANTENNA APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A broadcasting antenna for a vehicle and a shark fin antenna apparatus having the same are provided. The broadcasting antenna includes a main board on which a feeder circuit and a ground plane are formed, a helical radiation unit which includes a plurality of helical radiators that are electrically connected to the feeder circuit and the ground plane of the main board, that are formed in a first direction, and that are coupled apart from each other by a predetermined interval, and which has a coupling feed structure, and an extended radiation unit which includes a plurality of top loaders that are electrically connected to ends of the plurality of helical radiators, respectively, that are formed in a second direction, and that are coupled to each other.12-27-2012
20090051608Combination Omnidirectional Antenna and GPS Antenna for Rugged Applications - A mast that includes an omnidirectional antenna disposed therein and a GPS antenna coupled with the mast. Both the omnidirectional antenna and the GPS antenna preferably are protected from the environment, with the omnidirectional antenna being located above the GPS antenna when the mast is positioned vertically.02-26-2009
20120268332ANTENNA DEVICE AND ANTENNA SYSTEM - An antenna element (10-25-2012
20110050518VEHICLE ANTENNA UNIT - A vehicle includes a vehicle frame, a dielectric panel mounted to the vehicle frame, an antenna unit mounted on the dielectric panel, an electrically conductive bracket connected with the antenna unit, and a resilient ground plate connected with the bracket and the vehicle frame. The dielectric panel can be interposed between the antenna unit and the bracket. The resilient ground plate can facilitate grounding the antenna unit to the vehicle frame. A vehicle antenna unit and an antenna mount for the vehicle antenna unit are also disclosed.03-03-2011
20120081253Low-Profile Antenna Assembly - A low-profile antenna assembly includes at least two antennas co-located under a cover. At least one of the at least two antennas includes an antenna configured for use with AM/FM radio. And, at least one of the at least two antennas includes an antenna configured for use with at least one or more of SDARS, GPS, cell phones, Wi-Fi, DAB-VHF-III, DAB-L, etc.04-05-2012
20100231468CIRCULARLY POLARIZED WAVE RECEPTION ANTENNA - A GPS loop antenna attached to the front windshield of a vehicle to receive a circularly polarized wave which is improved in reception performance, that is, a loop antenna comprised of a loop-shaped antenna conductor receiving a circularly polarized wave, feed terminals connected to the two ends of the antenna conductor, and a parasitic element positioned near the antenna conductor and made of a conductor independent of the antenna conductor, all arranged on a sheet-like transparent film, wherein a looping line conductor is arranged around the loop antenna on the film. It is sufficient if the total length of the line conductor is about three times the antenna conductor.09-16-2010
20100231467Vehicle Antenna - The invention relates to a vehicle antenna with a bottom part, comprising a metallic base area, a top latched with the bottom part, and a printed circuit board held between the bottom part and the top and carrying at least one transmission or receiver element,09-16-2010
20130016020DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR TESTING CRASH AVOIDANCE TECHNOLOGIES - A Guided Soft Target (GST) system and method provides a versatile test system and methodology for the evaluation of various crash avoidance technologies. This system and method can be used to replicate the pre-crash motions of the CP in a wide variety of crash scenarios while minimizing physical risk, all while consistently providing radar and other sensor signatures substantially identical to that of the item being simulated. The GST system in various example embodiments may comprise a soft target vehicle or pedestrian form removably attached to a programmable, autonomously guided, self-propelled Dynamic Motion Element (DME), which may be operated in connection with a wireless computer network operating on a plurality of complimentary communication networks. Specific DME geometries are provided to minimize ride disturbance and observability by radar and other sensors. Computer controlled DME braking systems are disclosed as well as break-away and retractable antenna systems.01-17-2013
20080252537THROUGH-GLASS ANTENNA SYSTEM - A through-glass antenna system (10-16-2008
20080246673HIGH FREQUENCY WAVE GLASS ANTENNA FOR AN AUTOMOBILE AND WINDOW GLASS SHEET FOR AN AUTOMOBILE WITH THE SAME - A high frequency wave glass antenna for an automobile includes an antenna conductor adapted to be disposed in or on an automobile window glass sheet, the antenna conductor being formed in such a loop shape that a portion of the loop shape is cut out by a length to dispose a discontinuity, both ends of the discontinuity or portions of the antenna conductor close to the discontinuity serving as feeding points, and a portion of the antenna conductor with the discontinuity disposed therein or a portion of the antenna conductor close to the discontinuity having a conductor width of 8.0 to 40 mm.10-09-2008
20080246671GLASS ANTENNA DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE - An antenna element 10-09-2008
20130176182Universal Antenna Mounting Bracket - An apparatus for fastening an antenna to several vehicles which have restrictive placement locations is disclosed. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a mounting bracket and a shelf bracket; where the mounting bracket is adapted to be securely attached to several vehicles. An antenna mounts on the shelf bracket and the shelf bracket is adapted to be oriented to a preferred antenna position and to be securely attached to the mounting bracket.07-11-2013
20100066617Telescoping Radar Array - A mobile, telescoping radar array is disclosed. In some embodiments, the radar array has a plurality of support stages that fully nest when stowed and assume a telescoped form when deployed. A plurality of radiating elements depend from each stage. The support stages, as deployed, have a geometry that supports 360 degrees of radar coverage without rotating or otherwise repositioning the radar array.03-18-2010
20120256798VEHICLE GLAZING WITH SLOT ANTENNA - Laminated vehicle glazing with a conductive panel defining slot antennas between the conductive panel and the metal surround of the vehicle with connecting leads, and a camera or other device in an area where the device and the antenna do not overlap. Locating the device in a different position to the slot antenna reduces the electromagnetic interference that the slot antenna experiences and prevents malfunction of the device where the slot antenna is used to transmit radio signals.10-11-2012
20100309066antenna arrangement for a motor vehicle and method - In an antenna arrangement for a motor vehicle, a holding device for an add-on part is configured as an antenna by being insulated vis-à-vis a chassis or, if no insulation vis-à-vis the chassis is provided, is configured to accommodate an insulated antenna conductor.12-09-2010
20100315301LOCOMOTIVE MODULAR ANTENNA ARRAY - An antenna array for a body panel of a locomotive is described having a base support including at least a pair of elongated parallel structures forming a channel on the body panel of the locomotive cab. A plurality of removable plates are affixed to the elongated parallel structures for mounting an antenna on each of the removable plates, thereby allowing wiring from each antenna to extend from its respective removable plate through the channel formed by the base support. A junction box situated near the base support forms an enclosure about an aperture formed in the body panel of the locomotive. The junction box includes a plurality of interconnects for connecting wiring of each antenna to wiring of a device in the locomotive. In one embodiment, the junction box is integral to the base support. The integral junction box, base support arrangement may further include a lip formed about its periphery in which a cover mounted thereon. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, an antenna array is provided for a body panel of a locomotive having a base support including a base support having a plurality of pillars on the body panel of the locomotive cab and a plurality of removable plates being supported by the pillars on the base support for mounting an antenna on each of the removable plates.12-16-2010
20120293380WIDE BAND EMBEDDED ARMOR ANTENNA - An extremely thin embedded antenna for an armor-carrying vehicle utilizes a dipole driven element to the inside of the armor plate and a parasitically-driven dipole element on top of the armor plate, with the parasitic element providing appropriate forward gain and antenna matching characteristics such that there need be no aperturing of the armor plate in order to feed the antenna. In one embodiment, the bowtie antenna elements are elongated, extended or expanded by outboard antenna sections which are spaced from the distal ends of the corresponding bowties, with a meanderline choke bridging the gap between a bowtie element and its extended portion.11-22-2012
20120086614PANEL HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURES - A pane with electrically conductive structures is described. The pane has at least two electrically conductive structures galvanically separated from each other, a galvanic separating layer on at least on one of the electrically conductive structures, and an electrical conductor on the galvanic separating layer. The galvanic separating layer galvanically separates the conductor from at least one of the structures. A method for producing the pane and a use of the same are also described.04-12-2012

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