Patents Assigned to Pulse Finland Oy
  • Patent number: 7391378
    Abstract: A radiating antenna element intended to be used in small-sized radio devices, and a radio device having an antenna element according to the invention. The antenna element is part of the covers of a radio device. The antenna element may be conductive throughout, or it may comprise a dielectric portion and a conductive portion, which constitute a single integral component. The radiating portion of the antenna element is relatively large, e.g. in a foldable phone (20) the antenna element (200) may comprise the whole cover of a foldable part (21) except for the front side. The radiating element is advantageously fed electromagnetically through a feed element. As the radiating element is relatively large and is located on the outer surface of the device, the radiation characteristics of the antenna are good, and the space required by the antenna inside the device is relatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignees: Filtronic LK Oy, LK Products Oy, Pulse Finland Oy
    Inventors: Jyrki Mikkola, Petteri Annamaa, Esa Kalistaja
  • Patent number: 7256743
    Abstract: The invention relates to an internal multiband antenna intended for small-sized radio devices, and a radio device with such an antenna. The basic structure of the antenna is a two-band PIFA. A parasitic element (230) is added to it inside the outline of the radiating plane (220) of the PIFA, e.g. in the space (229) between the conductor branches (221, 222) of the radiating plane. The parasitic element extends close to the feeding point (FP) of the antenna, from which place it is connected to the ground plane of the antenna with its own short-circuit conductor (235). The structure is dimensioned so that the resonance frequency based on the parasitic element comes close to the one resonance frequency of the PIFA, thus widening the corresponding operating band, or a separate third operating band is formed for the antenna with the parasitic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Pulse Finland Oy
    Inventor: Heikki Korva
  • Patent number: 7237318
    Abstract: A method for producing internal antenna components for small radio devices. A radiator is supported by a flat-topped protrusion formed in a plastic blankā€”e.g., by pressing with a hot tool. The length of the protrusion sets the height of the planar antenna. The radiator and its conductors are formed by removing material from a conducting film attached to the top of the protrusion. A feed and a shorting conductor are formed as extensions of the radiator. Contacts are attached to the feed and the shorting conductor to connect the antenna component to the radio device. Elongated gaps made in the plastic blank around the edges of the protrusion can facilitate loosening of the component. A plurality of antenna components can be formed on a uniform plastic blank and placed in a common package. The method results in low manufacturing costs and quick production time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Pulse Finland Oy
    Inventors: Petteri Annamaa, Kimmo Antila, Ilkka Niemla, Heikki Riekki
  • Patent number: 7218280
    Abstract: A radiating antenna element intended for small-sized radio devices and a method for manufacturing the same. The element (300) is manufactured of a plate comprising a dielectric substrate coated with conductive material on one side. The radiating conductor branches corresponding to the operating bands of the antenna are formed on the plate by removing the conductive coating by laser narrowly from the border line of the area (330) between the designed conductor branches. The conductor area confined by the created border groove can be used as a parasitic additional radiator. If needed, the conductor area confined by the border groove (331) can also be split into a number of small conductor areas (CA1, CA2), in order to make sure that the conductor area does not radiate or have any substantial effect on the coupling between the radiating conductor branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Pulse Finland Oy
    Inventors: Petteri Annamaa, Matti Niemi, Kimmo Antila, Ilkka Niemela