For Supporting Rod-like End Portion Of Antenna Patents (Class 343/888)
  • Patent number: 9985342
    Abstract: A roof antenna mounting unit for a vehicle is provided. The roof antenna mounting unit is mounted in a mounting aperture formed in a roof of a vehicle and fixes an antenna. The mounting unit includes a fastening member having a molding portion and a fastening portion that is inserted into the mounting aperture. An upper cover is integrally coupled to the fastening member by injection molding to surround an outer circumferential surface of the molding portion and is disposed at an upper side extraneous to the roof. A sealing member is interposed between the roof and the upper cover and a fixing nut is mounted on the fastening portion inserted into the mounting aperture at a lower side in the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Motor India Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Lee, Seung Hai Hwang, Jong Dae Kim, Jack Joseph, Mariyala Satish Reddy
  • Patent number: 9564673
    Abstract: An adjustable antenna structure is provided for use inside a building and mounted to an interior structure having a hollow space behind the structure, such as a wall or ceiling. In one embodiment, the antenna structure includes an antenna, a radome with a sleeve and an end surface that extends across one end of the sleeve, a mount that defines an opening for receiving the radome and includes a flange for disposing adjacent to the interior structure, a securing structure with a surface that cooperates with the flange to fix the flange adjacent to the structure, and an adjustment structure for fixing the position of the radome relative to the mount. The adjustment structure can be used to fix the position such that the end surface of the radome is substantially conformal with the flange or the end surface and a substantial portion of the radome extend beyond the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST RF Corp.
    Inventor: Michael R. Markey
  • Patent number: 9306272
    Abstract: An apparatus for fixing a satellite antenna for a construction machine is disclosed, which can adjust the height of the satellite antenna that is installed outside a cab to receive a signal of a satellite receiver installed inside the cab when the equipment is transported or operated in a workshop having a low ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventor: Chun-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 8933850
    Abstract: A tri-band antenna (10) is provided having a pair of antenna elements (12, 14), in which the first antenna element (14) operates in a first UHF frequency band, and the second antenna element (12) operates in a second VHF band and a third cellular frequency band. The bottom end (12a, 14a) of each of the antenna elements (12, 14) is fixed into a first member (16) from which the antenna elements extend parallel and spaced apart from each other to their different respective heights. A second member (13) couples the antenna elements (12, 14) to each other at a distance from the first member (16) to adjust the operation of the tri-band antenna (10) in at least the UHF band. A base member (19) is provided for mounting the tri-band antenna (10) along a surface of a vehicle. A signal feed member (20) extends through the base member (19) and has one end (20a) attached to the first member (16) and another end (20b) providing a RF connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: STI-CO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Goetz, Richard W. Leach
  • Publication number: 20140266971
    Abstract: The present antenna comprises a metallic base (10), defining an inner housing (A); an irradiating element (20), in the form of a metallic rod (21), having one end (21a) to be secured, in an electrically insulated manner, to the base (10); and a coaxial cable (C) to connect the antenna to the TV set and having a mesh and a central wire (F), respectively and electrically connected to the base (10) and to the irradiating element (20), in the interior of the housing (A). The antenna further comprises an electronic circuit (30) located in the interior of the housing (A) and having an input (31) connected to the end (21a) of the rod (21), and an output (32) connected to the central wire (F) of the coaxial cable (C), said electronic circuit (30) blocking the passage of signals in undesired frequencies, from the irradiating element (20) to the coaxial cable (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INSTITUTO PRESBITERIANO MACKENZIE
    Inventors: Gunnar Bedicks Junior, Cristiano Akamine, Guido Stolfi, Ariston Leite Pereira
  • Publication number: 20140132476
    Abstract: An antenna and method of making the same is disclosed wherein the antenna includes a seal assembly comprising a seal plate to prevent material used to form a seal around the conductor element from entering into the air gap of the antenna body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Thermometrics, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. GEER
  • Patent number: 8638273
    Abstract: An antenna and method of making the same is disclosed wherein the antenna includes a seal assembly comprising a seal plate to prevent material used to form a seal around the conductor element from entering into the air gap of the antenna body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David John Geer
  • Patent number: 8599098
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an antenna system comprising two rigid portions, an electrical conductor located between the two rigid portions, and a connector that extends between the two rigid portions and: (a) allows the position of one of the rigid portions relative to the other rigid portion to be altered when a force is applied to one of the rigid portions, such as when one of the rigid portions encounters an obstacle, and (b) maintains the altered position until a subsequent force is applied. In one embodiment, the connector comprises a ball-and-socket joint with the spring force produced by the socket causing sufficient frictional force between the ball and socket so that the position relationship of the ball to the socket is maintained when only gravity is being applied to the rigid portions and the connector but allowing the positional relationship to be altered when an additional force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: FIRST RF Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8599099
    Abstract: An antenna system is provided. The antenna system includes an antenna connected to a signal transmitting/receiving circuit to transmit and receive a radio signal, an antenna pole coupled to the antenna, a central weight unit coupled to the antenna pole to keep a beam pattern of the antenna in a certain direction with respect to a gravity direction and formed in a curved figure, and an antenna coupling unit formed in a recess to support the central weight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung-Tae Park
  • Publication number: 20130099995
    Abstract: A ceiling-mount omnidirectional antenna for indoor distribution system of mobile communication network and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The antenna includes: a monopole consisting of a cone part and a columnar part; a reflecting plate consisting of a cone part and a platform part; and a feed connector. The monopole and the reflecting plate are arranged in such that the tips of cone parts are opposite to each other. The signal is fed into the antenna through the feed connector and radiated outward by the monopole and the reflecting plate. In high frequency band, the maximal gain appears at about 70°, so that the signal power focuses at radiating angles of 60°˜85°. Comparing to the existing antenna, the gain of the antenna increases 4.22 dB at a radiating angle of 85° and decreases 10 dB at a radiating angle of 30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Xiaoming Huang, Yanzhou Mai, Qiang Fu, Xudong Chen, Zhongfeng Peng, Anmin Deng, Huiming Ge
  • Publication number: 20120206316
    Abstract: An antenna and method of making the same is disclosed wherein the antenna includes a seal assembly comprising a seal plate to prevent material used to form a seal around the conductor element from entering into the air gap of the antenna body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David John Geer
  • Publication number: 20120162045
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a whip antenna, a housing that has an insertion hole for inserting the whip antenna, a printed circuit board that is disposed within the housing, the electrically conductive plate member that is abutted against the whip antenna, and the electrically conductive spring member that is arranged between the printed circuit board and the electrically conductive plate member. The whip antenna includes a slide part and a retention part. The electrically conductive plate member is positioned between the whip antenna and the electrically conductive spring member, and is pressed against the whip antenna at a second surface of the electrically conductive plate member opposite to a first surface of the electrically conductive plate member against which the electrically conductive spring member is pressed in a thickness direction of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Miyamatsu, Ken Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8111203
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna apparatus, including: a support member; a drum which is rotatably supported by the support member and whose outer circumference corresponds to faces of polygonal column; a case which covers the support member and the drum and which has a hole along a circumference direction of the drum; an antenna rod which extends from the outer circumference of the drum in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the drum toward an outside of the case through the hole of the case, and polyhedral faces which are provided inside the case and which are to be fitted into the outer circumference of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyuichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20100194664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rod-shaped antenna (1) having a distal threaded connecting piece (6) for screwing the antenna (1) into an antenna base, the antenna (1) comprising a rod (2) that can be fixed in the threaded connecting piece (6). A wire winding (4) for transmitting and receiving high-frequency signals is disposed on top of the rod. According to the invention, the rod (2) is configured as an interior rod with an interior sheathing (3) applied to it. The wire winding (4) is disposed on the interior sheathing (3) and is electrically contacted to the threaded connecting piece (6). The threaded connecting piece (6) and the rod (2) with the interior sheathing (3) and the wire winding (4) applied thereto are at least partially enclosed by an outer shell (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Günter Blickle
  • Patent number: 7683853
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise an antenna mounting apparatus and installation methods for a non-invasive antenna mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Sean Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20100060545
    Abstract: An improved monopole antenna for in-duct use is disclosed. The antenna comprises a center pin rod disposed coupled to a connector housing by a molded dielectric. The center pin rod includes a pin portion which is disposed through a portion of a connector portion of the connector housing, thereby allowing a mating RF connector to couple to the monopole antenna. The center pin rod is composed of a single assembly or a single piece of material, thereby eliminating the need to solder the antenna to a RF connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Barter, Rudy Ruelas
  • Patent number: 7671812
    Abstract: An antenna assembly is provided that includes an antenna element depending from an antenna mounting base. The mounting base includes a shaft portion that uniformly tapers from a mounting end portion to a projecting end portion. The shaft portion includes grooves, or flutes, that each extends from the mounting end portion toward the projecting end portion, and that each has a curvature about an axis of the shaft portion. The grooves provide the shaft portion with an asymmetrical cross-sectional area that causes airflow impinging on the shaft portion to generate turbulence and scatter low air pressure regions that tend to form locally around the shaft portion. As a result, small vibrations generated by the low pressure regions are suppressed, and whistling sounds, noises, etc. associated with the vibrations may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hasan Yasin, Jon Karl Larson, Curtis W. Beaulieu, Shunsuke Kinsho
  • Patent number: 7646351
    Abstract: A base side connecting mechanism (30) comprises a holder (40), a plug metal (50) and a sleeve (70). The plug metal (50) has a shaft (51) and a lock pin (52) projecting from the shaft (51) in a radial direction. The sleeve (70) is disposed to move slidingly along an axial direction of the shaft (51), is supported by the plug metal (50) through a wave washer (60), and receives biasing power toward an antenna mast (100) side. A mast side connecting mechanism (120) comprises a circular cylinder portion (121). The circular cylinder portion (121) is formed to press the sleeve (70) along the axial direction and has loosely penetrated portions (124, 125) in which the lock pin (52) can move along a circumferential direction and in which other end portions are large-diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Harada Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinsong Wang
  • Publication number: 20090195476
    Abstract: An antenna mount comprising a front cylindrical mount, the front cylindrical mount having a threaded interior for installing an antenna; a flanged central portion; a base mount consisting of a hollow cylinder cut away along a longitudinal axis, leaving a half-circular cross section. The antenna mount can be installed by inserting it into an opening in the casing of a device and rotating the antenna mount until it abuts a stop stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy H. KYOWSKI
  • Patent number: 7532167
    Abstract: A communication device includes a housing (20) and an antenna (10). The housing comprises a retaining portion (22). The retaining portion defines a hole (24) surrounded by an inner wall (21). The inner wall includes a plurality of rib portions (28) parallel to a center axis (220) of the hole. A length of each of the rib portions is shorter than an overall length of the inner wall. Ends of the rib portions cooperatively form a step (27), and a pair of stop walls (29) is formed at opposite ends of the step respectively. The rib portions define a plurality of slots (26) therebetween. The antenna is rotatably attached to the retaining portion. The antenna includes a protrusion (166), and a width of each of the slot is slightly smaller than that of the protrusion. The stop wall and the protrusion cooperatively prevent the antenna from rotating excessively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Yu Liang, Kuang-Hsin Hsu
  • Patent number: 7525507
    Abstract: An antenna mounting system for a vehicle that allows easy adjustments without the need of additional tools after initial installation. The antenna mount comprises internal interlocking teeth between an antenna base and a link arm that engage with the tightening of a fastener. The antenna mount also includes internal interlocking teeth between the link arm and an antenna arm. Forceable movement of a lever causes an arm cam and hub cam to allow a biasing spring to disengage the link arm teeth from the antenna arm teeth. In this condition, the antenna arm is allowed to be rotatably moved into a desired orientation whereupon the lever arm can re-engage the cams and with one another so as to tighten and maintain a selected orientation. In addition to the internal interlocking teeth, antenna arm has a skirt to further preclude contaminants from entering the area where the teeth and teeth engage one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventor: Donald I. Henry, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080272979
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement has a base body (9), a bearing arrangement which interacts with the base body (9) and has a bearing piece (17), and the antenna arrangement also has an antenna rod (1) which is connected in a captive manner to the bearing arrangement once a latching connection is produced between latching means (29) and a latching head (25) which is formed at one end of a central pin (22), and which can be pivoted with respect to the base body (9). The bearing piece (17) has an external thread (19), and is formed with a receptacle area (20) in which the central pin (22) can be moved in the longitudinal direction. The antenna rod (1) is connected to an attachment piece (28), on which the latching means (29) are formed and which is provided with an internal thread (27), which engages with the external thread (19) that is formed on the bearing piece (17). This results in relatively simple assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: A.RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Alain Kupek, Ronnie Weissenfeld, Gunter Tremmel
  • Patent number: 7427968
    Abstract: An antenna device includes an antenna housing having a chamber and a slot formed in one end and formed between two arms and communicating with the chamber, an antenna member having a stud engaged into the slot and rotatably coupled to the antenna housing with a pivot axle and having two or more flat surfaces formed in the stud. A spring-biased follower is slidably received in the antenna housing and includes an actuator for engaging with either of the flat surfaces of the antenna member and for anchoring and retaining the antenna member to the antenna housing at selected angular positions. The antenna device includes a greatly simplified structure with a greatly reduced expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Joymax Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yat To Chan, Chien Te Chen
  • Publication number: 20080224944
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a reception member and an antenna terminal and the antenna terminal includes a metal core member which is inserted into the reception member. The reception member has an annular flange extending from an inner periphery thereof and a plurality of claws extend from a surface of the annular flange. An annular gap is defined between the claws and the inner periphery of the reception member. A plurality of ribs extend from the inner periphery of the reception member and located in the annular gap. The metal core member has an outer flange extending from an outer periphery thereof and the claws claw the outer periphery of the metal core member. The outer flange is in contact with the ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Chung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 7417595
    Abstract: A mount assembly for mounting a two-way radio antenna to a curved section of a vehicle has top and bottom collars shaped to match the contour of the vehicle curved section. During installation of the mount assembly, the top and bottom collars are positioned on opposite sides of the vehicle curved section, and an externally-threaded tubular connector is inserted through through-holes in the top and bottom collars and through an opening formed in the curved section of the vehicle. A mounting ring threads onto the upper end of the tubular connector that projects beyond the top collar and is threaded into engagement with the upper surface of the top collar. A fastening nut threads onto the lower end of the tubular connector that projects beyond the lower surface of the bottom collar. As the fastening nut is tightened, the top and bottom collars are drawn together to firmly secure the mount assembly to the vehicle surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Richard T. Jones
  • Patent number: 7385147
    Abstract: Apparatus for housing electrically powered components to protect such components from damage and interference caused by lightning strikes and other externally generated magnetic fields. On embodiment includes a shielded enclosure mounted on an electrically groundable platform mounted on legs. An extendable and retractable mast is disclosed and may be supported on the platform and electrically grounded thereto. In another embodiment, the platform is portable and the shielded enclosures may be mounted to the electrically groundable platform by shock absorbers and be electrically grounded thereto. Adjustable outriggers may also be mounted to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Energy Products, LLC
    Inventor: Victor H. Garmong
  • Publication number: 20070285333
    Abstract: An antenna device includes an antenna housing having a chamber and a slot formed in one end and formed between two arms and communicating with the chamber, an antenna member having a stud engaged into the slot and rotatably coupled to the antenna housing with a pivot axle and having two or more flat surfaces formed in the stud. A spring-biased follower is slidably received in the antenna housing and includes an actuator for engaging with either of the flat surfaces of the antenna member and for anchoring and retaining the antenna member to the antenna housing at selected angular positions. The antenna device includes a greatly simplified structure with a greatly reduced expense.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Yat To Chan, Chien Te Chen
  • Patent number: 7259727
    Abstract: An antenna mounting device includes a housing having a chamber formed by an outer peripheral wall, a suction cup and a base casing received in the housing, the base casing includes a lower seat and an upper seat disposed on top of an outer peripheral fence, a ring member is rotatably engaged onto the base casing and includes a bottom actuator and a recessed actuator for engaging with the lower seat and the upper seat of the base casing and for adjusting the ring member up and down relative to the base casing when the ring member is rotated relative to the base casing. A cap is coupled to the central coupling member of the suction cup with a stem for actuating the suction cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Joymax Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yat To Chan
  • Publication number: 20070182652
    Abstract: A mount assembly for mounting a two-way radio antenna to a curved section of a vehicle has top and bottom collars shaped to match the contour of the vehicle curved section. During installation of the mount assembly, the top and bottom collars are positioned on opposite sides of the vehicle curved section, and an externally-threaded tubular connector is inserted through through-holes in the top and bottom collars and through an opening formed in the curved section of the vehicle. A mounting ring threads onto the upper end of the tubular connector that projects beyond the top collar and is threaded into engagement with the upper surface of the top collar. A fastening nut threads onto the lower end of the tubular connector that projects beyond the lower surface of the bottom collar. As the fastening nut is tightened, the top and bottom collars are drawn together to firmly secure the mount assembly to the vehicle surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Richard T. Jones
  • Patent number: 7248228
    Abstract: A vibration isolation system (100) for a payload (102). The vibration isolation system provides a level of vibration isolation for all vibration translational and rotational components, while minimizing the moment of the payload mass relative to the isolation system. The system includes a base (104) and a plurality of vibration isolators (114). Each vibration isolator includes a semi-rigid first support member (202) having first portion (204) positioned below the base and an opposing second portion (206) positioned above the base, and a second support member (208) having a first portion (210) fixed to the base and an opposing second portion (212) extending above the base. An elastomeric coupling (228) couples the first support member to the second support member at a height that is approximately equal to a height of a center of gravity (302) of a combined mass of the base and the payload above the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Richard I. Harless, Michael Hoffman, Dennis Calhoun, Robert T. Fandrich, Jr., Andrew J. Vajanyi, Therese Boyle, David S. Albert
  • Patent number: 7209095
    Abstract: A positioning structure for a dual-use antenna and base includes a base having a narrow long hollow pipe wall and a wing board extended externally from two corresponding sides along the hollow pipe wall, and a hollow flange is disposed on the surface of the hollow pipe wall along the vertical direction of the two wing boards, and the back of the two wing boards is connected to a board body, and the board body includes at least one wall hanging hole, so that the base not only can be secured on a desktop, but also can be hanged on a wall by the wall hanging holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Lanready Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 7190323
    Abstract: A tank monitoring apparatus, having an externally protruding antenna, has the externally protruding antenna to a monitor housing with a liquid-tight compression fitting which provides a fluid-tight seal between the antenna and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Alan Cupples
  • Patent number: 7095385
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna engaging mechanism in a wireless communication device, which has a circuit board. The antenna engaging mechanism comprises a housing that has a nut, an antenna, and an elastic metal piece. The antenna comprises an antenna metal tube and an antenna shell covering one end of the antenna metal tube, wherein the other end has an engaging protrusion column with a taper head and a taper bottom. The elastic metal piece comprises a fixing portion for fixing the elastic metal piece and an elastic arm for holding the engaging protrusion column. While the engaging protrusion column is rotated into the nut of the housing, the taper head holds open the elastic arm. After the taper head passes, the elastic arm springs back due to the elasticity and enables the engagement of the elastic metal piece and the engaging protrusion column at the taper bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: BENQ Corporation
    Inventor: Hsiao-Wu Chen
  • Patent number: 7071893
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna device capable of retaining by a simple structure an antenna base end portion 12 pivotably and, moreover, in a predetermined posture on an antenna base member 10. The antenna base member 10 is provided therein coaxially with a cylindrical member 10d a part of a circumferential wall of which is cut off. The cylindrical member 10d is provided therein with a substantially annular elastic member 16, which has an engagement projection 16a extending outward from the cutoff portion in the radial direction and capable of being elastically displaced in the radial direction, in such a manner that the elastic member is not relatively turned. The antenna base end portion 12 is provided with an engagement recess 12a engaged with an outer circumference of the cylindrical member 10d, and the engagement projection 16a is elastically engaged with an inner circumferential surface of the engagement recess 12a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Yokowo Co., LTD
    Inventor: Satoshi Maruoka
  • Patent number: 7068232
    Abstract: An antenna mounting system including a base plate having a mounting surface, a substantantially circular opening through the mounting surface, and attachment means for attaching the base plate to a mounting surface. The housing and the base plate are each dimensioned such that the housing is substantially rotatable within the base plate when the base plate is loosely attached to the mounting surface and such that the housing is substantially fixed when the base plate is tightly attached to the mounting surface. A rotator portion of a rotatable connector is disposed within the housing and is rotatably and controllably attached thereto. A connector portion extends through a slot in the housing and includes a cable connector and a sealing surface dimensioned to mate with an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Metz Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee A. Duncan, Michael B. Metz
  • Patent number: 6980156
    Abstract: For use with an antenna unit included in an antenna built-in type information terminal, the present invention provides an antenna unit structure that makes it possible to hold and assemble an antenna unit and to disassemble an antenna unit. The antenna unit structure is that a coiled spring and a pin terminal that is moved by the elasticity of the coiled spring is included in a power feeder. The antenna unit is fixed by latch hooks provided on the antenna unit and by a fixing pawl, a plurality of vibration preventing ribs, and a concave portion in an antenna installation part provided in a main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takehiko Komiyama
  • Patent number: 6853340
    Abstract: An antenna formed of a mounting base, an antenna terminal and a transmission box is described for use in an automobile. The antenna terminal is pivotally attached to the mounting base by a ball and socket joint. The mounting base has a bearing plate supported on a spring member and forced by the spring member to adjustably positively hold down the antenna terminal in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventor: Tim Wang
  • Patent number: 6850207
    Abstract: An antenna coupler includes a base part, a clamping part, a pick-up part, and at least one soldering part. The base part has a pair of first edge portions opposite to each other in a first direction, and a pair of second edge portions opposite to each other in a second direction transverse to the first direction. The clamping part includes first and second clamping arms that extend respectively from the first edge portions of the base portion in a third direction transverse to the first and second directions. The pick-up part extends from a distal end of the first clamping arm that is distal from the base part toward the second clamping arm in the first direction and defines a pick-up surface opposite to the base part. Each soldering part extends in the second direction from the respective second edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: EMI Stop Corp.
    Inventor: Wei-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 6847813
    Abstract: A radio frequency connector that protrudes through a printed circuit board is comprised of threaded leads. A center conductor is shielded when a shielding connector cap, having a threaded inner portion, screws onto the threaded leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Harold Ashley, Mitchell Johnson
  • Publication number: 20040233120
    Abstract: A small-footprint portable modular cellular antenna site capable of being deployed on any substantially level, flat piece of ground, the cellular antenna site being easily assembled, disassembled, and moved without the aid of heavy equipment. The cellular antenna site does not require a permanent foundation, but instead is anchored by weighting with a non-damaging ballast material sufficient to support a small diameter 30 to 60 foot high antenna pole at wind speed ratings up to 100 miles per hour. The cellular antenna site includes a modular base configurable in different geometric arrangements that retains the ballast material and supports a segmented monopole antenna, an electrical cabinet, perimeter fencing with an access gate, and any auxiliary cabinets, enclosure, or shelters as may be required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Ralph E. Ryan
  • Patent number: 6714171
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna mounting device comprising mounting unit to supply compressive force between an antenna and a panel. The mounting unit includes a forcing cone and anchor and a member designed to supply compressive force such that the anchor and forcing cone are compressed into each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley S. Haussler, Gary A. Cumro, Blaine R. Bateman
  • Patent number: 6709184
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a receiver mast to a structure. The apparatus includes a structure attachment plate, a releasable attachment member, a movable plate releasably attached to the structure attachment plate by the releasable attachment member for movement with respect to the structure attachment plate and a mast fastener for affixing the receiver mast to the movable plate. A leg member may be provided for attaching the structure attachment plate to the structure. A method for mounting a receiver mast to a structure is also disclosed. An assembly mounted to a structure for receiving a signal is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy J. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20030231140
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna mounting device comprising mounting unit to supply compressive force between an antenna and a panel. The mounting unit includes a forcing cone and anchor and a member designed to supply compressive force such that the anchor and forcing cone are compressed into each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Bradley S. Haussler, Gary A. Cumro, Blaine R. Bateman
  • Patent number: 6486842
    Abstract: A joint assembly provided to an end portion of antenna rod is placed between supporting portions of an antenna base. A click cylinder is then introduced into a hole of the supporting portion to engage recess and convex portions formed on a plate as an end surface of the click cylinder and an inner sursurface of the joint assembly, thereby generate click resistance. A coil spring is inserted into the click cylinder thereafter, then a bolt is introduced into the click cylinder through a washer. The bolt is screwed with a nut via a wave washer, a washer, and a spring washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Harada Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinsong Wang
  • Patent number: 6469678
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an antenna onto a vehicle including a base assembly and a fastener. The base assembly is removably attached to the vehicle and includes a mounting portion and a housing. The mounting portion includes a main body having at least one arm extending therefrom, a top portion, and at least one engaging element for removably attaching the base assembly to the vehicle. The housing is connected to the base. The fastener has guide structure for engaging at least one arm for securing the base assembly to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Alan Pullen
  • Patent number: 6300912
    Abstract: A compact, simple to install dipole antenna that has a base composed of a molded plastic mass in the shape of a modified D-shape and having a flat face. A pair of spaced, coaxially aligned brass cores are encapsulated in the plastic mass of the base with threaded portions of the cores projecting axially out of the plastic mass of the base. A coaxial cable, having an outer conductor and an inner conductor, has one end encapsulated in the plastic mass of the base. Connectors directly connect the outer conductor of the coaxial cable to one of the brass cores, and the inner conductor with the other brass core. A pair of telescoping brass pole elements are threadedly mounted on the threaded projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Antenna World, Inc.
    Inventor: Raul J. Pla
  • Patent number: 6276199
    Abstract: A filling level measuring device operating with microwaves and to be fastened on a container (3) is provided, the device having a housing (11) and a rod-shaped antenna (7) pointing into the container (3) and the device being designed such that the antenna (7) does not transmit or receive microwaves in the region of a measuring device fastening and the transmitted power is not impaired by condensate or moisture. According to a first solution variant, the antenna (7) is fastened in the housing (11) and a section of the antenna (7) in the region of the measuring device fastening is surrounded by a metallic sleeve (8). According to a second solution variant, a sleeve (8a) in which the antenna (7) is fastened is formed onto the housing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Eckert, Klaus-Peter Oberle
  • Publication number: 20010004248
    Abstract: Insulating-resin-made attachment part 13A is equipped with connection terminal 10 electrically connected to antenna element 3, and connection terminal 10 is directly connected to a prescribed circuit of a radio machine. As a mounting means to the radio machine, snap part 9 having a metal part projecting out of the sidewall of attachment part 13A is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventors: Naoyuki Takagi, Masahiro Ohara
  • Patent number: 6236377
    Abstract: The invention is a universal replacement antenna assembly for replacing an automobile radio antenna. The antenna assembly includes a universal mounting assembly that fits all cars and trucks and facilitates easy antenna installation. An antenna mast connected to a mounting member having a lower body portion and an upper connecting portion. Pivoting rocker arms pivot from a lower end of the mounting member within a range from an upright, closed position to an open position not exceeding ninety degrees from said closed position. A connecting member is mounted on the antenna mast and is movable with respect to the mast and the mounting member and is connectable with the connecting portion of the mounting member. During installation of the antenna assembly the mounting member and the rocker arms are inserted through a hole in the mounting surface with the rocker arms in the closed position and the connecting member is moved downward and connected to the connecting portion of the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Rally Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Saied Hussaini, Marc Iacovelli
  • Patent number: D442170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Mou