Thursday, November 02, 2006

Delphi Satellite Radio Antenna Patent Application

Delphi had a patent application published on November 02,2006, for a satellite radio antenna.

United States Patent Application 20060244667
Kind Code A1

Thompson; Loren M. ; et al.

November 2, 2006

Satellite antenna

Abstract
An antenna structure and assembly is disclosed. The antenna structure includes a case that provides a capacitive coupling between a ground plane and a circuit board assembly that includes a low noise amplifier and satellite antenna. The case includes a metal impregnated thermoplastic resin. The ground plane may include at least one resilient fastener receiving portion that permits passage and frictional retention of at least one integrated fastening portion extending from the case. The antenna structure includes a cover portion placed over and ultrasonically welded to the case for encapsulating the circuit board assembly. A method for manufacturing the antenna structure is also disclosed.

Inventors:
Thompson; Loren M.; (Lapeer, MI) ; Scott; Stephen D.; (Fenton, MI) ; Yegin; Korkut; (Grand Blanc, MI) ; Livengood; William R.; (Grand Blanc, MI)

Correspondence Name and Address:
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
M/C 480-410-202
PO BOX 5052
TROY
MI
48007
US
Serial No.:
116528
Series Code:
11
Filed:
April 28, 2005
U.S. Current Class:
343/713; 343/700MS
U.S. Class at Publication:
343/713; 343/700.0MS
Intern'l Class:
H01Q 1/32 20060101 H01Q001/32

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