Vehicle rearview assembly incorporating a tri-band antenna module

  • US 7,023,379 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2003
  • Issued: 04/04/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview assembly for providing an image of a scene at a rear of a vehicle to a driver of the vehicle, the assembly comprising:

  • a mounting structure adapted for mounting to a conductive mounting button that is attached to an inside surface of a vehicle windshield; and

    an antenna module mounted adjacent the conductive mounting button, the antenna module comprising a dual-band cellular antenna, wherein the dual-band cellular antenna is configured such that the mounting button increases the gain of the dual-band cellular antenna due to the fact that the mounting button increases the area of the ground plane.

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