In-built antenna for mobile communication device

  • US 6,879,849 B2
  • Filed: 02/21/2002
  • Issued: 04/12/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/21/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. In a mobile communication device having a case and a main printed circuit board within the case for mounting electronic communication components, antenna apparatus comprising:

  • an antenna pattern formed of conductive material located on a specified planar surface of said main printed circuit board, an element of said antenna pattern extending to at least one of said communication components to provide a conductive path between said at least one component and said antenna pattern;

    a ground plane formed of selected electrically conductive material; and

    a mounting device for supporting said ground plane within said case in facing spaced-apart parallel relationship with said antenna pattern and in spaced-apart relationship with said main printed circuit board.

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