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1. WO2012096894 - ANTENNA STRUCTURES WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS TO DEVICE HOUSING MEMBERS

Publication Number WO/2012/096894
Publication Date 19.07.2012
International Application No. PCT/US2012/020662
International Filing Date 09.01.2012
IPC
H01Q 1/48 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
48Earthing means; Earth screens; Counterpoises
H01Q 1/24 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
12Supports; Mounting means
22by structural association with other equipment or articles
24with receiving set
H01Q 13/10 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
13Waveguide horns or mouths; Slot antennas; Leaky-waveguide antennas; Equivalent structures causing radiation along the transmission path of a guided wave
10Resonant slot antennas
H01Q 9/42 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
9Electrically-short antennas having dimensions not more than twice the operating wavelength and consisting of conductive active radiating elements
04Resonant antennas
30with feed to end of elongated active element, e.g. unipole
42with folded element, the folded parts being spaced apart a small fraction of the operating wavelength
CPC
H01Q 1/22
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
12Supports; Mounting means
22by structural association with other equipment or articles
H01Q 1/243
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
12Supports; Mounting means
22by structural association with other equipment or articles
24with receiving set
241used in mobile communications, e.g. GSM
242specially adapted for hand-held use
243with built-in antennas
H01Q 1/48
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
48Earthing means; Earth screens; Counterpoises
H01Q 1/50
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
50Structural association of antennas with earthing switches, lead-in devices or lightning protectors
H01Q 13/10
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
13Waveguide horns or mouths; Slot antennas; Leaky-waveguide antennas; Equivalent structures causing radiation along the transmission path of a guided wave
10Resonant slot antennas
H01Q 9/42
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
9Electrically-short antennas having dimensions not more than twice the operating wavelength and consisting of conductive active radiating elements
04Resonant antennas
30with feed to end of elongated active element, e.g. unipole
42with folded element, the folded parts being spaced apart a small fraction of the operating wavelength
Applicants
  • APPLE INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • MERZ, Nicholas, G., L. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • MYERS, Scott, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • DARNELL, Dean, F. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SCHLUB, Robert, W. [AU]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • MERZ, Nicholas, G., L.
  • MYERS, Scott, A.
  • DARNELL, Dean, F.
  • SCHLUB, Robert, W.
Agents
  • TREYZ, G., Victor
Priority Data
13/018,14231.01.2011US
61/431,52011.01.2011US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ANTENNA STRUCTURES WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS TO DEVICE HOUSING MEMBERS
(FR) STRUCTURES D'ANTENNE COMPORTANT CONNEXIONS ÉLECTRIQUES À DES ÉLÉMENTS DE BOÎTIER DE DISPOSITIF
Abstract
(EN) Electronic devices may be provided that contain wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include antenna structures that are formed from an internal ground plane and a peripheral conductive housing member. A conductive path may be formed that connects the peripheral conductive housing member and the internal ground plane. The conductive path may include a flex circuit. A metal structure may be welded to the peripheral conductive housing member. A solder pad and other traces in the flex circuit may be soldered to the metal structure at one end of the conductive path. At the other end of the conductive path, the flex circuit may be attached to the ground plane using a bracket, screw, and screw boss.
(FR) L'invention porte sur des dispositifs électroniques qui contiennent des circuits de communications sans fil. Les circuits de communications sans fil peuvent comprendre des structures d'antenne qui sont formées à partir d'un plan de masse interne et d'un élément de boîtier conducteur périphérique. Un trajet conducteur peut être formé, celui-ci connectant l'élément de boîtier conducteur périphérique et le plan de masse interne. Le trajet conducteur peut comprendre un circuit souple. Une structure métallique peut être soudée à l'élément de boîtier conducteur périphérique. Un plot de soudure et d'autres traces dans le circuit souple peuvent être soudés à la structure métallique, à une extrémité du trajet conducteur. A l'autre extrémité du trajet conducteur, le circuit souple peut être attaché au plan de masse à l'aide d'un support, d'une vis ou d'un bloc de fixation.
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