Telescoping Patents (Class 343/901)
  • Patent number: 10355468
    Abstract: A cable management assembly may include a cable management spiral and a cable bundle in operative engagement to the cable management spiral. The cable management spiral may be a spring coil, such as a stainless steel spring coil. Heat shrink wrap and/or sheathing may be used to operatively engage the cable bundle to the cable management spiral. The cable management assembly may be installed on a telescoping mast assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TIM PRICE, INC.
    Inventor: Fred H. Alger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10230159
    Abstract: Embodiments include an antenna assembly for a wireless microphone, comprising a helical antenna including a feed point and at least one contact pin coupling the feed point to the wireless microphone. The helical antenna is configured for operation in first and second frequency bands. Embodiments also include a wireless microphone comprising a main body having top and bottom ends and an antenna assembly coupled to the bottom end. The antenna assembly comprises a helical antenna configured to transmit and receive wireless signals, an inner core configured to support the helical antenna on an outer surface of the inner core, and an outer shell formed over the inner core and the helical antenna. Embodiments further include a method of manufacturing an antenna assembly for a wireless microphone using a first manufacturing process to form a core unit of the antenna assembly and a second manufacturing process to form an overmold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Zachara, Adem Celebi, Gregory W. Bachman
  • Patent number: 9152181
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting in a secure manner a stylus pen in an information device, in which there are a casing and the stylus pen. A guide unit having an inlet and an outlet is configured to have an opened top at the inlet and a closed bottom at the outlet, extended along a length direction of the casing, for accommodating the stylus pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Young Lee, Ki-Deuk Kim, Jung-Woong Hyun
  • Patent number: 9093749
    Abstract: An antenna comprises: a closed and insulating receiving housing; a radiating portion received in the receiving housing and including a liquid metal; a grounding portion received in the receiving housing and including a liquid metal; a pair of wires respectively connected to the radiating portion and the grounding portion and extending out of the receiving housing; and two air chambers respectively located on the ends of the radiating portion and the grounding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Kai Tsai, Hsin-Kuo Dai, Yu-Min Wang
  • Patent number: 8922437
    Abstract: An exterior antenna structure of a mobile terminal that may extend the length of an antenna pattern when it is inserted into a case is provided. The exterior antenna structure of the mobile terminal, includes, an exterior antenna including a sleeve extending to an outside of a case, a stopper connected to a lower end of the sleeve, and a pogo pin provided at an inside and a lower end of the stopper, and an additional antenna pattern electrically connected to the pogo pin when the exterior antenna is inserted into an inside of the case. Accordingly, an additional antenna pattern contacting with an exterior antenna may minimize reduction in a passive gain when an exterior antenna is inserted into a case, and a pogo pin provided at a stopper allows an exterior antenna inserted in a case to achieve a stable electric contact with an additional antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 8902122
    Abstract: An electronic device defines a receiving groove for an antenna, a first opening, and a second opening. The first opening and the second opening are at two opposite ends of the receiving groove, and allow an antenna assembly to be extended or retracted in the receiving groove to allow the electronic device to receive different types of wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignees: Ambit Microsystems (Shanghai) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Luo, Jian-Feng Xiao, Xue-Dong Jiang, Jin-Yang Shi
  • Patent number: 8675715
    Abstract: A high-bandwidth communication modem such as an ultra wideband (UWB) communication modem or a high-giga wideband (HGWB) modem includes an interface configured to transceive data in connection with a host device, a baseband processor configured to process, in a parallel manner, a baseband signal being transceived between the interface and a parallel/serial converter, the parallel/serial converter configured to combine a parallel signal into a serial signal and output the serial signal, and separate a serial signal into a parallel signal and output the parallel signal, a radio frequency (RF) processor configured to reduce a frequency of a received UWB or HGWB signal and transmit the frequency-reduced signal to the parallel/serial converter, and increase a frequency of the serial signal received from the parallel/serial converter and transmit the frequency-increased signal to a directional antenna, and the directional antenna configured to transceive a wireless signal by forming a directional beam and control a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Mun Geon Kyeong, Yun Ho Choi, Woo Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8660623
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, a circuit board carried by the portable housing, a wireless communications circuit carried by the circuit board, and an audio circuit carried by the circuit board. The device may further include an antenna assembly including an antenna carrier frame coupled to the circuit board and defining a cavity therein, and at least one antenna element carried on the carrier frame and coupled to the wireless communications circuit. The device may also include an audio output transducer carried within the cavity of the antenna carrier frame and coupled to the audio circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ying Tong Man, Yihong Qi, Joshua Kwan Ho Wong
  • Patent number: 8599073
    Abstract: An antenna shaft of an antenna is first inserted through a shaft through-hole created on a lateral plate casing of a stationary-side front case. Then, a flange on the antenna shaft is screw-fixed in a screw hole created at a predetermined position on the lateral plate casing of the stationary-side front case. When the antenna shaft of the antenna is inserted through the shaft through-hole created on the lateral plate casing, an inserted tip of the antenna shaft abuts against a substantially V-shaped connection receiving unit, which is fixed on a circuit board in the stationary-side front case. As a result, an electric connection is established between the antenna and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Wataru Murata, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Satoshi Seino, Tsukasa Goro, Atsushi Sugi
  • Patent number: 8525738
    Abstract: A wireless communication device including a system ground plane and a retractable antenna is provided. The system ground plane includes a feed point. When the retractable antenna is configured to be a first length, the wireless communication device transceives a first signal of a first bandwidth through the retractable antenna for a first radio frequency system. When the retractable antenna is configured to be a second length, the wireless communication device transceives the first signal and a second signal of a second bandwidth through the retractable antenna respectively for the first radio frequency system and the second radio frequency system. A center frequency of the first bandwidth range is substantially a first odd multiple of a reference frequency, and a center frequency of the second bandwidth range is substantially a second odd multiple of the reference frequency, and the first odd multiple is different to the second odd multiple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Yang Wu, Hsiao-Chuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8299977
    Abstract: A shock- and moisture-resistant connector assembly includes a first component, a second component, and an antenna. The first component has an end fitted with an adapter. A non-annular fastener is mounted around a connecting section of the adapter for tightly fastening the second component inserted in the first component. The second component is provided therein with at least one watertight O-ring which, after the first and second components are assembled, furnishes moisture and shock resistance to a coaxial cable passing through the second component. The antenna includes a dielectric spacer externally mounted with a coupling element and having an end formed as a shaft. A plastic washer, a wave washer, and a positioning washer are sequentially mounted around the shaft such that the entire assembled antenna has sufficient frictional resistance to maintain restrained displacement during a fine-tuning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Lih Yeu Seng Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Teng Hsu
  • Patent number: 8249678
    Abstract: A wireless communication device having a configurable antenna, includes: a first antenna having a first resonant frequency; a first frequency modification unit for modifying the first resonant frequency of the antenna; a function operation unit activating a plurality of functions; and a control unit controlling the first frequency modification unit to modify the first resonant frequency in accordance with a function activated by the function operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Abe, Kenji Waku
  • Publication number: 20120098732
    Abstract: An electromagnetic interference (EMI) detection apparatus includes a telescopic antenna and a detecting element. The telescopic antenna includes an antenna body and an adapter portion. The antenna body is rotatably mounted on the adapter portion. The adapter portion includes a connecting portion electrically connected to the antenna body. The detecting element includes a main body, a cable, and a probe. The main body includes a matching portion. The matching portion is electrically connected to the connecting portion of the adapter portion. A first terminal of the cable is electrically connected to the matching portion. A second terminal of the cable is electrically connected to the probe. This EMI detecting apparatus ,cooperating with hybrid biconical/log periodic antenna and spectrum analyzer, can detect the root cause of EMI conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZE-LIANG XIE, SHI-XUAN FENG
  • Patent number: 8154471
    Abstract: An antenna module is disclosed, including a housing, an antenna disposed through the housing, a first member fixed to the housing, and a fastener. The housing comprises a flexible cantilever having a nub engaged in a through hole of the antenna. The fastener is disposed through first member and fixed to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Kuei Lo, Chai-Shun Huang
  • Patent number: 8138980
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an antenna device for a radio apparatus in which the amount of energy (SAR) absorbed by a head of a human body can be reduced without lowering the power of radio waves transmitted during a call. There is provided a board 108 serving as a base plate of an antenna element, an antenna element 102 disposed in a longitudinally end portion of the board 108 through a feeding portion 107, a conductor plate 109 disposed substantially in parallel with a main surface of the board 108 and disposed on the opposite side to a surface having a sound hole of a receiver portion, and a plurality of short-circuit conductors 110 disposed on a lower end portion of the conductor plate 109. The conductor plate 109 is short-circuited to a lower end portion of the board 108 through the short-circuit conductors 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daigo Imano, Mitsuharu Nakasato, Nobuaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8068060
    Abstract: An antenna tube configured to accommodate a grounding clip and an antenna, the antenna tube having a cylindrical tube having an upper end and an inner end opposite the upper end; a circumferentially extending groove in the cylindrical tube located between the upper end and the inner end; and a tapered lip at the inner end of the cylindrical tube, wherein the grounding clip fits between the circumferentially extending groove and the tapered lip, and at least a portion of the antenna slidably fits into the upper end of the cylindrical tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Timothy H. Kyowski
  • Patent number: 8056296
    Abstract: A method of assembling a wind turbine tower is provided, wherein the method includes providing a plurality of tower members having a top end and a bottom end, and coupling the bottom end of a first tower member to the top end of a second tower member such that the bottom end of the first tower member is interlocked within at least a portion of the top end of the second tower member. The method also includes coupling at least one support member to each of the plurality of tower members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Ralph Cairo
  • Patent number: 8018396
    Abstract: A dual-resonance retractable antenna including a connector, a telescopic radiating device mounted on the connector, and a radiating tube mounted on the connector around the tubular outer radiating element of the telescopic radiating device and electrically isolated from the telescopic radiating device. The telescopic radiating device is movable between an extended position and a retracted position, the dual-resonance retractable antenna can oscillate at two different resonance frequencies, having multi-band multi-system capabilities for multiplex application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Auden Techno Corp.
    Inventor: Yao-Wen Yu
  • Patent number: 8018387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable terminal including a terminal body and a retractable antenna operatively connected to the terminal body and capable of being retractably housed into and withdrawn out of the terminal body. The retractable antenna includes a base rotatably supported at the terminal body, an antenna rod connected with the base and including at least one telescoping member for extending a length of the antenna rod, and a pivot connection unit connecting the base to the antenna rod and allowing the antenna rod to pivot with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mun-Gyu Kim, Jong-Hyun Park
  • Publication number: 20110205143
    Abstract: An exterior antenna structure of a mobile terminal that may extend the length of an antenna pattern when it is inserted into a case is provided. The exterior antenna structure of the mobile terminal, includes, an exterior antenna including a sleeve extending to an outside of a case, a stopper connected to a lower end of the sleeve, and a pogo pin provided at an inside and a lower end of the stopper, and an additional antenna pattern electrically connected to the pogo pin when the exterior antenna is inserted into an inside of the case. Accordingly, an additional antenna pattern contacting with an exterior antenna may minimize reduction in a passive gain when an exterior antenna is inserted into a case, and a pogo pin provided at a stopper allows an exterior antenna inserted in a case to achieve a stable electric contact with an additional antenna pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Sun KIM
  • Patent number: 7994989
    Abstract: A handheld device with switchable signal receiving modes includes a telescopic antenna, a telecommunication transceiver module, a satellite signal module, and a switch circuit. Upon receiving a switch signal, the switch circuit couples the telescopic antenna to the telecommunication transceiver module, and adjusts the telescopic antenna to a first length, so that the telecommunication transceiver module transmits and receives a signal of a first frequency, or the switch circuit adjusts the telescopic antenna to a second length, so that the telecommunication transceiver module transmits and receives a signal of a second frequency. Alternatively, the switch circuit couples the telescopic antenna to the satellite signal module, and adjusts the telescopic antenna to the second length, so that the satellite signal module receives a satellite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Inventec Appliances Corp.
    Inventor: Sea-Weng Young
  • Patent number: 7973735
    Abstract: Disclosed is an extendable swivel antenna, specifically a swivel antenna with enhanced durability, which can prevent deformation of a hinge unit and an outermost antenna covering the hinge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Menix Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keyng Hun Kim, Seung Kyo Park, Chan Kuk Kim
  • Patent number: 7961150
    Abstract: A portable terminal apparatus with TV function and a TV antenna with function as an input pen, in which the TV antenna is integrated with the input pen for the touch panel while ensuring sufficient sensitivity so that the internal space of the apparatus is effectively utilized, thus rendering the apparatus smaller and lighter. In the case of using a TV antenna with function as an input pen as an input pen, a mounting operation portion is pushed in a longitudinal direction with a fingertip for pushing it into the apparatus. Thereby, the hold state of the apparatus is released by a function of a latch switch, and the TV antenna with function as an input pen is pushed out to be pulled out of the apparatus. That is, the cellular phone has a configuration in which the TV antenna with function as an input pen cannot be pushed to be detached from the apparatus unless the user contracts a multistage antenna section and houses it completely in a pen body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Gai Kyou, Chitoshi Aramaki, Hideki Terauchi, Yoshiki Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 7852271
    Abstract: A wireless field device is disclosed. The wireless field device includes an enclosure having a processor disposed within the enclosure. A power module may also be located inside the enclosure and be coupled to the processor. A wireless communication module is operably coupled to the processor and is configured to communicate using radio-frequency signals. An antenna is coupled to the wireless communication module. A radome mounted to the electronics enclosure is formed of a polymeric material. The radome has a chamber inside that contains the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Christina A. Grunig, Chad McGuire
  • Patent number: 7843395
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus has a touch pen. The touch pen includes a pen tube and an antenna. The pen tube has a hollow tube body and a touch end. The tube body is used to accommodate the antenna. Further, the antenna has a fixed tube body and a telescopic tube body. The interior of the fixed tube body is provided with electronic circuit and is electrically connected with the telescopic tube body. Therefore, when the touch pen is accommodated in the electronic device and is electrically connected with the electronic device, the electronic device can receive the wireless signals via the antenna within the touch pen. Alternatively, the antenna is provided within the electronic device directly and is electrically connected thereto, so that the electronic device can be kept to have a function of receiving the wireless signals during the use of the touch pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignees: Giga-Byte Communications Inc., Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Ying Chen, Ju-Wen Teng
  • Publication number: 20100295751
    Abstract: The telescoping vertical antenna is a portable antenna that includes a hollow telescoping fiberglass pole that can be vertically erected to a height of about 31? for use and collapsed to about 44? for storage and transport. The device includes clamps that are used to attach the antenna to a mounting pole, ladder or any other secured objects on a motor home or car. The antenna can also be attached to a heavy-duty tripod. A flexible wire radiating element is attached on the inside of the hollow fiberglass pole, the radiating element extending along with the telescoping sections as they are pulled out. A clamp located on the bottom of the pole holds a coaxial cable connector for the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen H. Sheers
  • Publication number: 20100283693
    Abstract: A wireless terminal antenna is disclosed. The antenna includes a pull rod, a pull rod pedestal located at the base of the pull rod, and a spiral coil. One end of the spiral coil is electrically connected with the pull rod pedestal. The pull rod is axially retractable along the pull rod pedestal until it is retracted into the space enclosed by the spiral coil. At idle time, the pull rod is nested inside the spiral coil so that it is short and portable. When receiving signals normally, the pull rod can be pulled out. The antenna is miniaturized, portable, and provides good performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanping XIE, Shaoqing CHEN, Ping LEI, Yongling BAN, Shuhui SUN, Yao LAN
  • Patent number: 7830316
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device with an antenna including a first body, a second body, a pivotal mechanism, an antenna and a driving element is provided. The first body has a holding recess on one side thereof. The second body is located on the other side of the first body. The pivotal mechanism is used to pivotally connect the first body to the second body. Two sides of the driving element are connected to the pivotal mechanism and the antenna, respectively. When the first body is opened relatively to the second body, the pivotal mechanism drives the driving element to generate a first linear displacement. The first linear displacement drives the antenna to have a second rotation displacement to allow the antenna to extend out of the receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chen-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 7825872
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus (10) includes an enclosure (30), an antenna (20) and a locking mechanism (40). The antenna has a mount end (24) and an opposite free end (22). The mount end is pivotably mounted to the enclosure. The free end defines an engaging groove (220) therein. The locking mechanism includes a hook (50) for being engaged in the engaging groove of the antenna, a resilient mount (60) connected with the hook and capable of rotating with the hook, a supporting unit (80) for mounting the resilient mount to the enclosure, and a elastic member (70) for providing a resilient force when the hook and the resilient mount rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi-Kun Guo
  • Patent number: 7804452
    Abstract: The safety mast and the double safety mast both distance the transmitter from its controls and operator thus reducing radiation to both. The transmitter must be separated from its controls prior to installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Valentino Norman
  • Patent number: 7733293
    Abstract: An antenna for a remote controlled toy comprises a conductor made of a metal wire and a cap portion anchored in an end of the conductor, wherein said conductor has a hook portion with a U-shaped end, a first flared portion articulated with said hook portion and provided crookedly for projecting in the perpendicular direction to said hook portion, a second flared portion articulated with the first flared portion and provided crookedly for projecting in the opposite direction from said first flared portion with regard to said hook portion, said cap portion has a T-shaped groove comprised of a horizontal groove housing said first flared portion and said second flared portion, a perpendicular groove housing said hook portion, and a hook locking part is provided inside the T-shaped groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Nikko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Imai
  • Publication number: 20100039349
    Abstract: A dual-resonance retractable antenna includes a connector, a telescopic radiating device mounted on the connector, and a radiating tube mounted on the connector around the tubular outer radiating element of the telescopic radiating device and electrically isolated from the telescopic radiating device. By means of moving the telescopic radiating device between the extended position and the received position, the dual-resonance retractable antenna can oscillate at two different resonance frequencies, having multi-band multi-system capabilities for multiplex application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Yao-Wen YU
  • Patent number: 7656355
    Abstract: A portable wireless communication device has a stylus and a main body. The stylus includes a pen tube and an antenna. The antenna is containable in the pen tube and separable from the pen tube. A portable wireless communication device includes a circuit board arranged in the main body, a containing groove and an antenna groove formed in the main body. The circuit board has a wireless communication unit. The containing groove is configured for containing the stylus. The antenna groove is configured for containing the antenna, and the antenna connects electrically to the wireless communication unit of the circuit board when the antenna is contained in the antenna groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignees: Giga-Byte Communications Inc., Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yite Hsin
  • Patent number: 7642977
    Abstract: An extendable built-in antenna unit for a mobile device is disclosed that includes a whip antenna, a helical antenna, an antenna receiving part and an intenna pattern. The helical antenna may be extractably and retractably mounted in the antenna receiving part. The whip antenna may be extractably and retractably mounted in the helical antenna. The helical antenna and the intenna pattern may be formed with lengths determined according to the resonance frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sung In Seo
  • Patent number: 7639193
    Abstract: An electronic device having a housing with a shroud locator socket. There is a retractable elongate radio frequency radiating element passing through an aperture of the shroud locator socket, the retractable elongate radio frequency radiating element being electrically connected to an electrical circuit located in the housing and being movable from a fully retracted position when substantially located in the housing to a fully extended position when substantially protruding outside the housing. An end cap is located on a free end of the retractable elongate radio frequency radiating element and there is a shroud having transverse ribs that are transverse to a longitudinal axis (X) of the retractable elongate radio frequency radiating element. The shroud covers a protected length (L) of the retractable elongate radio frequency radiating element proximal to the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Boon Hoong Ooi, David McClintock
  • Publication number: 20090267865
    Abstract: A field antenna comprises an antenna assembly and an optional mast assembly. The antenna assembly can comprise two antenna portions coupled to a feedcone assembly as a single foldable unit. The mast assembly can comprise a unitary telescoping mast. The field antenna can be part of an antenna kit that can be disassembled and packed in a transit bag for storage and transport. The antenna assembly can be used as a field antenna alone, or can be selectively mounted to the mast assembly or a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: R.A. MILLER INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul E. Miller, John Jeremy Churchill Platt, Joe J. Furey, Susan Boelkins
  • Publication number: 20090195463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable terminal including a terminal body and a retractable antenna operatively connected to the terminal body and capable of being retractably housed into and withdrawn out of the terminal body. The retractable antenna includes a base rotatably supported at the terminal body, an antenna rod connected with the base and including at least one telescoping member for extending a length of the antenna rod, and a pivot connection unit connecting the base to the antenna rod and allowing the antenna rod to pivot with respect to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Mun-Gyu Kim, Jong-Hyun Park
  • Publication number: 20090184884
    Abstract: A portable terminal apparatus with TV function and a TV antenna with function as an input pen, in which the TV antenna is integrated with the input pen for the touch panel while ensuring sufficient sensitivity so that the internal space of the apparatus is effectively utilized, thus rendering the apparatus smaller and lighter. In the case of using a TV antenna with function as an input pen as an input pen, a mounting operation portion is pushed in a longitudinal direction with a fingertip for pushing it into the apparatus. Thereby, the hold state of the apparatus is released by a function of a latch switch, and the TV antenna with function as an input pen is pushed out to be pulled out of the apparatus. That is, the cellular phone has a configuration in which the TV antenna with function as an input pen cannot be pushed to be detached from the apparatus unless the user contracts a multistage antenna section and houses it completely in a pen body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Gai Kyou, Chitoshi Aramaki, Hideki Terauchi, Yoshiki Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 7557773
    Abstract: A variable tuning antenna includes a tuning circuit (1) and a radiation element (2), connected to each other in series. The tuning circuit (1) includes a first inductance element (11) and a parallel circuit (12) to each other in series, and the parallel circuit (12) includes a second inductance element (121) and a variable capacitance element (122) to each other in parallel. And the tuning circuit is set so that the combined reactance of the radiation element and the first inductance element and the combined reactance of the parallel circuit can be canceled by each other, and the parallel circuit does not resonate in a desired receiving frequency band, and moreover, the tuning circuit is formed so as to be tunable in the desired frequency band by varying the capacitance of the variable capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Yokowo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fusao Sekiguchi, Kenichi Mitsugi
  • Patent number: 7545332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable terminal including a terminal body and a retractable antenna operatively connected to the terminal body and capable of being retractably housed into and withdrawn out of the terminal body. The retractable antenna includes a base rotatably supported at the terminal body, an antenna rod connected with the base and including at least one telescoping member of extending a length of the antenna rod, and a pivot connection unit connecting the base to the antenna rod and allowing the antenna rod to pivot with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mun-Gyu Kim, Jong-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 7522111
    Abstract: A telescoping antenna is disclosed having a plurality of telescoping hollow elements, including an inner-most hollow element. A button latches onto the top of the inner-most element. The inner-most element also includes a tab for preventing its full retraction into the other hollow elements. A wire antenna element is connected to the button, extends through the hollow elements, and is operably connected to a retracting mechanism. The button can be detached from the hollow elements in order to extend the wire antenna elements from out of the hollow elements. The wire antenna element is electrically connected to the receiver circuit such that the wire can act as a long-wire antenna of a calculable radio frequency (RF) resonance when extracted to a particular length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Uniden America Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney Paul Opitz
  • Patent number: 7522123
    Abstract: A collapsible antenna extends round the circumference, further equipped with an external adapter comprising an antenna base (2) fixed to an electronic device (4) for signal transmission. An antenna body (1) slidly moved with respect to the antenna base (2) is in contact with the antenna base (2) having a stopper end at a proximal end shielded by the antenna base (2), but a free end at a distal end adapted to an external adapter. A plug (50) of an external antenna (5) received in the external adapter, after the antenna body (1) retracts into the antenna base (2), the external adapter (3) is in contact with the antenna base (2). Signal transmission from the external adapter (3) to the antenna base (2) is therefore instead of the same from the antenna body to the antenna base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Pony Gou
  • Patent number: 7495619
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods that facilitate transmission and/or reception of radio frequency (RF) signals within a mobile communications device. The systems and methods include a first antenna component such as an active stub that comprises one or more active elements and a second antenna component such as a parasitic whip that is electromagnetically coupled to the first antenna component. The systems and methods provide a relatively compact antenna structure for mobile devices with limited physical volume, or footprint. The antenna structure does not require a mechanical interface (e.g., a galvanic connection) between the active stub and parasitic whip to provide a conductive connection to the whip when it is in an extended position. The novel systems and methods yield reduced antenna wear, higher antenna gain and better radiation efficiency than conventional systems and do not require a matching circuit to achieve multi-band resonances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Fossett
  • Patent number: 7463202
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for an extendable antenna architecture are described. The apparatus may include an antenna body having one or more antenna traces, and an antenna housing to couple to the antenna body. The antenna housing may have an extended position and a retracted position. The antenna housing may have a first external surface forming a substantially continuous plane with a second external surface for a device housing when in the retracted position. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Zarnowitz, Weiping Dou, Chrome Cebe
  • Patent number: 7456800
    Abstract: A receiver antenna system of broad bandwidth including a plurality of active, vertical individual antennae, which have an electrically-active antenna height adapted to the respective received frequency range, is minimized with regard to the mutual electromagnetic coupling between the individual antennae, which are positioned at a small spacing distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Herbert Steghafner
  • Patent number: 7446723
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear actuator, including: a screw unit rotatably driven by a driving motor; a nut unit screwed to the screw unit; a slider attached to the nut unit, in which the slider and the nut unit move linearly by the rotation of the screw unit; a guide restricting both surfaces of the slider; a first antenna attached to a side wall of the guide opposite to the slider; a second antenna attached to a side wall of the guide opposite to the slider, and opposing the first antenna; and a third antenna attached to both side walls of the slider, being interposed between the first antenna and the second antenna, wherein position of the slider is detected based on a change in capacitance due to displacement of the third antenna with respect to the first antenna and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Osaka, Kazushi Yoshida, Ryoko Ichinose
  • Patent number: 7427958
    Abstract: A dual band antenna unit for a mobile device may include an antenna receiving part, a first antenna part having a first contact point and a second contact point, a second antenna part, a first feed point and a second feed point. The second antenna part may be formed integrally with the first antenna part and may extend from the first antenna part. The second antenna part may be extractably and retractably mounted in the mobile device. The first antenna part and the second antenna part may have resonant frequencies of different frequency bands. When the second antenna part is extracted, the first contact point may contact the first feed point. When the second antenna part is retracted, the second contact point may contact the second feed point. The mobile device may operate in different frequency bands using a single antenna unit, thereby allowing freedom of internal design and meeting the demand for miniaturization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il Bae Yoon, Kee Dug Kim, Seong Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 7425923
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combined DMB and mobile communication antenna apparatus for a mobile communication terminal. The antenna apparatus includes one whip antenna for receiving both signals in a DMB frequency band and in a mobile communication frequency band, a first contact coupled to the whip antenna to receive the signal in the mobile communication frequency band from the whip antenna, and a second contact located under the first contact within a terminal main body and coming in contact with the whip antenna at a lower end of the whip antenna to receive the signal in the DMB frequency band when the whip antenna is drawn out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Kyoung Ko, Hyu-Myung Jeon, Yue-Il Youn, Tae-Hui Cho, Dae-Chul Kang, Jung-Cheon Choi
  • Patent number: 7416168
    Abstract: An electromechanical prize dispensing system is provided for a game used, for example, in the arcade, amusement, carnival, trailer, or group game industries. The invention includes a means of suspending and controlling the movement of prizes on an extensible and retractable telescopic lifting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Bob's Space Racers, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Callahan
  • Patent number: 7414592
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a hollow column, a conductive cable, a first metal wire, a column structure, and a second metal wire. The conductive cable is received in the hollow column, and the conductive cable electrically contacts the hollow column via a second conductive wire layer thereof. One side of the first metal wire is electrically connected with a first conductive wire layer of the conductive cable. The column structure has a column body, a metal layer formed on the column body, at least one spiral groove formed on the metal layer for exposing a part of the column body, and two conductive covers respectively disposed on two sides of the column body. Moreover, one of the two conductive covers is electrically connected with the other side of the first metal wire. Furthermore, one side of the second metal wire is electrically connected with the other conductive cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Inpaq Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-Neng Hsu, Chih-Ming Chen, Liang-Neng Lee