Global Patent Index - EP 1261996 A1

EP 1261996 A1 2002-12-04 - A HYBRID ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Title (en)

A HYBRID ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Title (de)

HYBRIDES ANTENNENSYSTEM FUR EIN TRAGBARES SCHNURLOSES KOMMUNIKATIONSGERÄT

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'ANTENNE HYBRIDE POUR UN DISPOSITIF DE COMMUNICATION SANS FIL

Publication

EP 1261996 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00912143 A

Priority

US 0005462 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0167546A1] A hybrid antenna system for a portable Wireless Communication Device (WCD) includes a concealed, internal shielded substrate antenna fixedly mounted to and wholly internally within a casing of the portable WCD. The hybrid antenna system also includes a displaceable antenna, such as a whip antenna, that is selectively extendable from and retractable within the casing. The antenna system includes a mechanism for electrically connecting the displaceable antenna to internal RF circuitry of the portable WCD when the displaceable antenna is in an extended position and for electrically isolating the displaceable antenna from the internal RF circuitry when the displaceable antenna is in a retracted position within the casing.

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

H01Q 1/24; H01Q 21/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01Q 3/24 (2006.01); H01Q 1/10 (2006.01); H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H01Q 1/38 (2006.01); H01Q 9/30 (2006.01); H01Q 21/28 (2006.01); H04M 1/00 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01Q 21/28 (2013.01); H01Q 1/243 (2013.01); H01Q 1/244 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0167546A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0167546 A1 20010913; AU 2000233923 B2 20050127; AU 3392300 A 20010917; CN 1452799 A 20031029; EP 1261996 A1 20021204; EP 2256858 A2 20101201; EP 2256858 A3 20110330; JP 2003526975 A 20030909; KR 100705883 B1 20070410

INPADOC legal status


2012-03-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20111005

2008-07-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080602

2003-01-15 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

2002-12-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020924

2002-12-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-12-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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