Antenna device

  • US 6,208,301 B1
  • Filed: 01/03/2000
  • Issued: 03/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An antenna device for portable communication equipment and comprising an extendable elongated antenna element which at its lower part comprises a peg element and which is slidable inside a sleeve member between an extended position, where the peg element is mechanically locked in the sleeve member and where simultaneously conductive contact between the sleeve member and an antenna rod is established via the peg element, and a retracted position where the peg element is free from the sleeve member,said sleeve being rigid, and said peg element being provided with a resilient portion including an engagement portion have a contact surface which in the extended position of the elongated antenna element exerts a locking force against the sleeve member, said engagement portion being provided on a free end of the peg element, said sleeve member on the inside being provided with an abutment for cooperation, in the extended position of the elongated antenna element, with a corresponding shoulder comprised on the peg element, wherein the engagement portion includes engagement elements, each being provided on an axially extended spring acting shank element.

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