Global Patent Index - EP 1086508 A1

EP 1086508 A1 2001-03-28 - LOW NOISE BLOCK (LNB) MOUNTING SYSTEM

Title (en)

LOW NOISE BLOCK (LNB) MOUNTING SYSTEM

Title (de)

LNB-BEFESTINGUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE MONTAGE DE BLOC A FAIBLE BRUIT (LNB)

Publication

EP 1086508 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99922323 A

Priority

  • GB 9901548 W
  • GB 9810584 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9960658A1] A mounting cradle (16) for coupling a low noise block (LNB) (12) to a boom arm (14) of a satellite dish antenna (10) is described. The mounting cradle (16) releasably engages the LNB (12) and allows the LNB (12) to rotate around the axis (28) of a waveguide (30) wihtin the LNB (12). A projection (54) on the surface (52) of the LNB (12) engages with one of a series of slots (26a-e) on the cradle (16) which are radially spaced at predetermined angular positions. The projection (54) is located wihtin a desired slot (26) and then secured in place. The mounting cradle (16) ensures that a probe located inside the waveguide (30) wihtin the LNB (12) can be aligned at a predetermined angle with respect to the cradle (16) and hence the boom arm (14) and dish antenna (10) to optimise reception of signals from a particular satellite.

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

H01Q 1/24; H01Q 3/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H01Q 3/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01Q 1/247 (2013.01); H01Q 3/18 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9960658A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE DK ES FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9960658 A1 19991125; AU 3942799 A 19991206; BR 9910502 A 20010109; EP 1086508 A1 20010328; GB 9810584 D0 19980715; MX PA00011245 A 20030422

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041201

2003-02-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20021218

2001-04-11 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: CHANNEL MASTER LIMITED

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001211

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE DK ES FR GB IT LI NL SE