Vehicle antenna

  • US 6,011,518 A
  • Filed: 07/25/1997
  • Issued: 01/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A vehicle antenna comprising:

  • a rearview mirror of a vehicle; and

    an antenna built in to said rearview mirror,wherein said rearview mirror comprises a mirror body, a support member for mounting said rearview mirror onto a roof part of the vehicle in vicinity of a windshield of the vehicle, and a box body incorporating therein said built-in antenna, a side surface thereof being covered with said mirror body; and

    wherein said built-in antenna or a fixing member for fixing said built-in antenna is fixed to said support member inserted into the interior portion of said box body, and said box body is mounted onto said support member in such a manner that said box body can be freely moved in an arbitrary direction and then can be fixed in said direction, whereby, even if said box body is freely moved and the mounting angle of said mirror main body is thereby changed, the mounting angle of said antenna is left unchanged.

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