Global Patent Index - EP 0911906 A3

EP 0911906 A3 2000-12-06 - Transparent planar antenna structure

Title (en)

Transparent planar antenna structure

Title (de)

Transparente planare Antennenstruktur

Title (fr)

Structure d'antenne plane transparente

Publication

EP 0911906 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 98119520 A

Priority

US 95325197 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0911906A2] A transparent planar antenna for use over the LCD of a wireless communications unit is provided. The transparent planar antenna is fabricated from a thin film of metal mounted on a transparent insulator. The metal film is etched into either a grid or mesh structure. By proper choice of line widths and the spacing between lines, the conductive surface is made both transparent, and resonant to the opening frequency of the wireless unit. Because of the low resistance of the conductive surfaces, the resulting transparent antenna has substantially the same performance characteristics as traditional patch type antennas. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01Q 9/04; H01Q 1/22; H01Q 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01Q 13/08 (2006.01); H01Q 1/22 (2006.01); H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H01Q 5/00 (2006.01); H01Q 9/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01Q 9/045 (2013.01); H01Q 9/0407 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • [DXA] US 5627548 A 19970506 - WOO ARTHUR N [US], et al
  • [X] EP 0331201 A1 19890906 - ASAHI GLASS CO LTD [JP]
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1995, no. 02 31 March 1995 (1995-03-31)
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 010, no. 386 (E - 467) 24 December 1986 (1986-12-24)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 0911906 A2 19990428; EP 0911906 A3 20001206; EP 0911906 B1 20060308; DE 69833716 D1 20060504; DE 69833716 T2 20061019; JP 3490304 B2 20040126; JP H11177336 A 19990702

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