Global patent index - EP 0974878 A1

EP 0974878 A1 2000-01-26 - Sub-assembly combining an antenna and a position detector on a single substrate, in particular for timepieces

Title (en)

Sub-assembly combining an antenna and a position detector on a single substrate, in particular for timepieces

Title (de)

Antenne und Positionsdetektor auf einem Substrat Kombinierende Untereinheit, insbesondere für Uhrwerke

Title (fr)

Sous-ensemble combinant une antenne et des capteurs de position sur un même support, notamment pour pièce d'horlogerie

Publication

EP 0974878 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98113494 A

Priority

  • EP 98113494 A
  • US 11891198 A

Abstract (en)

The sub-assembly has an antenna and position sensors disposed on the same insulated support, this sub-assembly configured such that mutual interference from the combination of antennae and position sensors, are avoided. The sub-assembly comprises antennae (4) and actuators (6.1 to 6.12) mounted on the same insulation support (30). The antennae (4) is linked via connection (42) to the micro transmitter/receiver (5 in fig 3). The actuators are linked via connections (62) to the control unit (7 in fig 3) to permit predetermined information selection. The support (30) is manufactured from dielectric substrate with flexibility to fit the circumference of a wrist watch. The antennae (4) extends over most (but not all) of the support allowing High Frequency (radio) and Low Frequency (actuator) signals to be routed from opposite sides of the watch, thereby reducing interference between the two blocs whilst maintaining thin overall structure.

Abstract (fr)

L'invention concerne un sous-ensemble destiné à être monté dans un dispositif portatif permettant la réception et/ou la transmission de messages radiodiffusés ainsi que la sélection d'une information numérique prédéterminée. Ce sous-ensemble comprend une antenne (4) et des capteurs de position (6.1 à 6.12) disposés sur un même support isolant (30). Le sous-ensemble est réalisé de manière à ce que les perturbations mutuelles engendrées par la combinaison de l'antenne (4) et des capteurs de position (6.1 à 6.12) soient évitées. L'invention concerne en outre une pièce d'horlogerie (1) comprenant un tel sous-ensemble enroulé dans une région périphérique du boîtier (2). <IMAGE>

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

G04G 1/00; H01Q 1/27

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G04B 47/00 (2006.01); G04C 3/00 (2006.01); G04G 21/04 (2013.01); H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H01Q 1/27 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G04G 21/04 (2013.01); H01Q 1/273 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0974878 A1 20000126; CN 1244667 A 20000216; JP 2000131467 A 20000512; TW 392098 B 20000601; US 6356512 B1 20020312

INPADOC legal status

2005-08-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050201

2000-10-04 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free Format Text: CH DE FR GB IT LI

2000-09-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000726

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE FR GB IT LI

2000-01-26 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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