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1. WO2002063713 - ANTENNES A FENTE ET DISPOSITIFS DE COMMUNICATIONS HERTZIENNES LES CONTENANT

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THAT WHICH IS CLAIMED IS :

1. An antenna for an electronic device, comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) having RF circuitry thereon, wherein the PCB has a surface and an elongated configuration that defines a first direction, the PCB including a ground plane conductor;
a notch formed in the ground plane conductor, wherein the notch comprises opposite side portions, a closed end, and an open end; and
an RF signal feed electrically connected to each of the side portions and to the RF circuitry.

2. The antenna of Claim 1 , wherein the notch is formed in the ground plane conductor along a second direction transverse to the first direction.

3. The antenna of Claim 2, wherein the second direction is horizontal when the PCB is oriented such that the first direction is vertical.

4 The antenna of Claim 1, further comprising an impedance matching circuit.

5. The antenna of Claim 4, wherein the impedance matching circuit comprises at least one of a series capacitor that bridges the notch adjacent the open end and a shunt capacitor positioned adjacent a side portion of the notch.

6. The antenna of Claim 1, wherein the RF signal feed comprises an unbalanced line that is connected to one side portion of the notch and that extends across the notch to the ground plane conductor on the opposite side portion of the notch.

7. The antenna of Claim 1 , wherein the opposite side portions are substantially parallel.

. 8. The antenna of Claim 1 , wherein the opposite side portions have a meandering configuration.

9. The antenna of Claim 1 , wherein the opposite side portions have a mirror image configuration.

10. The antenna of Claim 1 , wherein a distance between the opposite side portions adjacent the closed end of the notch is greater than a distance between the opposite side portions adjacent the open end of the notch.

11. The antenna of Claim 1 , wherein the PCB comprises a plurality of layers and wherein a portion of the PCB underlying the notch is void of conductors on all layers thereof.

12. A wireless communicator, comprising:
a housing configured to enclose a receiver or transmitter that receives or transmits RF signals, wherein the housing has a lower end portion and an upper end portion;
a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the housing, the PCB having

RF circuitry thereon, wherein the PCB has a surface and an elongated
configuration that defines a first direction, the PCB including a ground plane conductor;
a notch formed in the ground plane, wherein the notch comprises opposite side portions, a closed end, and an open end, and wherein the notch is configured to resonate as an antenna within a selected frequency band; and
an RF signal feed electrically connected to each of the notch side portions and to the RF circuitry.

13. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the notch is formed in the ground plane conductor along a second direction transverse to the first direction.

14. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the second direction is horizontal when the PCB is oriented such that the first direction is vertical.

15. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, further comprising an impedance matching circuit.

16. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the impedance matching circuit comprises at least one of a series capacitor that bridges the notch adjacent the open end and a shunt capacitor positioned adjacent a side portion of the notch.

17. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the RF signal feed comprises an unbalanced line that is connected to one side portion of the notch and that extends across the notch to the ground plane conductor on the opposite side portion of the notch.

18. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the opposite side portions are substantially parallel.

19. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the opposite side portions have a meandering configuration.

20. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the opposite side portions have a mirror image configuration.

21. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein a distance between the opposite side portions adjacent the closed end of the notch is greater than a distance between the opposite side portions adjacent the open end of the notch.

22. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the PCB comprises a plurality of layers and wherein a portion of the PCB underlying the notch is void of conductors on all layers thereof.

23. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the wireless communicator is a radio telephone.

24. The wireless communicator of Claim 12, wherein the notch is located in a portion of the PCB that is disposed in the upper end portion of the housing.

25. The wireless communicator of Claim 13 , wherein the notch is positioned at least 20 mm from the upper end portion of the housing.

26. A wireless communicator, comprising:
a housing configured to enclose primary transceiver circuitry that transmits and receives wireless communications signals, wherein the housing has a lower end portion and an upper end portion;
a primary antenna for radiating and receiving wireless communications signals;
a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the housing, the PCB having GPS receiver circuitry thereon, wherein the PCB has a surface and an elongated configuration that defines a first direction, the PCB including a ground plane conductor;
a notch formed in the ground plane conductor along the first direction that is configured to resonate within a selected frequency band as a GPS antenna, wherein the notch comprises opposite side portions; and
a GPS signal feed electrically connected to one of the side portions and to the GPS receiver circuitry that receives GPS signals.

27. The wireless communicator of Claim 26, wherein the primary antenna is arranged such that it is polarized in a first polarization direction.

28. The wireless communicator of Claim 26, further comprising an i pedence matching circuit.

29. The wireless communicator of Claim 27, wherein the notch is configured such that the notch is polarized in a second polarization direction substantially orthogonal to the first polarization direction.

. 30. The wireless communicator of Claim 29, wherein the notch has a high out-of-band VSWR.

31. The wireless communicator of Claim 26, wherein the notch is located in a central portion of the' PCB that is disposed in the upper end portion of the housing. •

32. The wireless communication of Claim 28, wherein the impedance matching circuit comprises at least one of a series capacitor that bridges the notch adjacent the open end and a shunt capacitor positioned adjacent a side portion of the notch;

33. The wireless communicator of Claim 29, wherein the wireless communicator comprises a radiotelephone.

34. A wireless communicator, comprising:
a housing;
a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising RF circuitry and GPS circuitry, wherein the PCB has a surface and an elongated configuration that defines a first ' direction, the PCB including a ground plane conductor;
a first notch formed in the ground plane conductor, wherein the first notch comprises opposite side portions and wherein the notch is configured to resonate as an RF antenna within a selected frequency band;
an RF signal feed electrically connected to the notch side portions and to the RF circuitry;
a second notch formed in the ground plane conductor along the first direction, wherein the second notch is configured to resonate within a selected frequency band as a GPS antenna, wherein the second notch comprises opposite side portions; and
a GPS signal feed electrically connected to the opposite side portions of the second notch and to the GPS circuitry.

35. A surface mount antenna, comprising:
a dielectric substrate having opposite first and second surfaces and opposite edge portions;
a conductive layer disposed on the first surface;
" - "' a notch formed in the conductive layer wherein the notch has opposite sides, a closed end, and an open end, and wherein the notch is configured to
function as an antenna within a selected frequency band; and
a conductive pattern having a first portion disposed on a second surface, a second portion, and a third portion disposed on the first surface, wherein the first, second, and third portions are electrically connected, and wherein the third portion is electrically isolated from the conductive layer disposed on the first surface, wherein the conductive pattern is configured to adjust an impedance of the notch.

36. The surface mount antenna of Claim 35, wherein the dielectric substrate further comprises at least one ground pad contacting the conductive layer for grounding the conductive layer of the surface mount antenna.

37. The surface mount antenna of Claim 35, wherein the conductive pattern serves as a feed pad for connecting the surface mount antenna to a feed line.

38. The surface mount antenna of Claim 35, wherein the conductive pattern in conjunction with the conductive layer comprises at least one capacitor.

39. The surface mount antenna according to Claim 35, wherein the conductive pattern first portion serves as at least one plate of the at least one
capacitor.

40. The surface mount antenna of Claim 39, wherein the conductive pattern first portion serves as at least one series capacitor plate and at least one shunt capacitor plate.

41. The surface mount antenna of Claim 35, wherein the conductive pattern second portion comprises a conductive via passing through the dielectric . substrate.

42. • The surface mount antenna of Claim 41 , wherein the first and third portions are electrically connected by the conductive via.

43. The surface mount antenna of Claim 35, wherein the second portion is disposed on an edge portion of the dielectric substrate.

44. A surface mount antenna, comprising:
a first dielectric substrate having opposite first and second surfaces and opposite edge portions;
a first conductive layer disposed on the first surface;
a notch formed in the first conductive layer wherein the notch has opposite sides and an open end, and wherein the notch is configured to function as an antenna within a selected frequency band;
a conductive pattern having a first portion disposed on the second surface, a second portion, and a third portion disposed on the first surface, wherein the first, second, and third portions are electrically connected and wherein the third portion is electrically isolated from the conductive layer disposed on the first surface;
a second dielectric substrate having opposite third and fourth surfaces, wherein the third surface is disposed in a contacting relationship with the first dielectric substrate second surface; and
a second conductive layer disposed on the fourth surface to increase capacitance between opposite sides of the notch.

45. The surface mount antenna of Claim 44, wherein the first dielectric substrate includes at least one ground pad contacting the first conductive layer for grounding the first conductive layer of the surface mount antenna.

46. The surface mount antenna of Claim 44, wherein the conductive pattern serves as a feed pad for connecting the surface mount antenna to a feed line.

47. The surface mount antenna of Claim 44, wherein the first and third portions are electrically connected by the second portion.

48. The surface mount antenna of Claim 47, wherein the second portion comprises a conductive via passing through the first dielectric substrate.

49. The surface mount antenna of Claim 47, wherein the second portion is disposed on an edge portion of the first dielectric substrate.

50. The surface mount antenna of Claim 44, wherein the second conductive layer comprises a capacitive strip that extends substantially along the length of the notch.

51. The surface mount antenna of Claim 50, wherein the capacitive strip serves as at least one plate of a capacitor to increase capacitance along the length of the notch.

52. A wireless communicator, comprising:
a housing;
a multi-layered printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a surface and' a ground plane disposed therewithin;
a first notch formed in the ground plane, wherein the first notch comprises opposite side portions and an open end;
a plurality of contacts extending from the ground plane to the PCB surface, wherein the plurality of contacts are positioned around a periphery of the first notch;
a surface mount antenna component mounted on the plurality of contacts, the surface mount antenna component comprising:
a dielectric substrate having opposite first and second surfaces and opposite edge portions;
a conductive layer disposed on the first surface;
a second notch formed in the conductive layer wherein the second notch has second opposite sides and a second open end, and wherein the second notch is configured to function as an antenna within a selected frequency band; and
a conductive pattern having a first portion disposed on the second surface, a second portion, and a third portion disposed on the first surface, wherein the first, second, and third portions axe electrically connected, and wherein the third portion is electrically isolated from the conductive layer disposed on the first surface, wherein the conductive pattern is configured to adjust an impedance of the notch antenna.

53. The wireless communicator of Claim 52, further comprising an RF signal feed electrically connected to the conductive pattern.

54. A wireless communicator, comprising:
a housing;
a multi-layered printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a surface and a ground plane disposed therewithin;
a first notch formed in the ground plane, wherein the first notch comprises opposite side portions and an open end;
at least one contact extending from the ground plane to the PCB surface, wherein at least one contact is positioned around a periphery of the first notch;
a surface mount antenna component mounted on at least one contact, the surface mount antenna component comprising:
a first dielectric substrate having opposite first and second surfaces and opposite edge portions;
a first conductive layer disposed on the first surface;

a second notch formed in the conductive layer wherein the second notch has opposite sides and a second open end, and wherein the second notch is configured to function as an antenna within a selected frequency band;
a conductive pattern having a first portion disposed, on the second surface, a second portion, and a third portion disposed on the first surface, wherein the first, second, and third portions are electrically connected and wherein the third portion is electrically isolated from the conductive layer disposed on the first surface;
a second dielectric substrate having opposite third and fourth
surfaces, wherein the third surface is disposed in a contacting relationship with the first dielectric substrate second surface; and
a second conductive layer disposed on the fourth surface to increase the capacitance between the opposite sides.

. 55. The wireless communicator of Claim 54, further comprising an RF signal feed electrically connected to the third portion and the opposite side portions.