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Wireless aerials for devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022110D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A wireless aerial for a device like a radio or mobile phone that allows the aerial to be placed remotely away from the device so that it can be located in an area of optimal signal strength away from the device itself. The device can then be located in an area with a poor or no signal at all. The aerial sends and receives data on the behalf of the devices by communicating as normal with a remote transmitter or receiver. It communicates and forwards the received signal to the device over the local wireless link and forward the relevant data received over wireless from the device to the remote receiver.

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Wireless aerials for devices

This invention allows devices like radios and mobile phones to be physically disconnected from the aerial that they use to receive a signal. The invention solves the problem of the device and its aerial having to be in the same physical location or to be connected using some kind of restrictive physical medium like a cable. These restriction can result in the device been made inoperable due to the lack of a signal within the physical confounds of a building for example. On a number of occasion it is impractical for a device to be in an area that is optimal for the aerial in terms of signal strength. This maybe the loft or the roof of a house or the outside of a building for a mobile phone signal.

    The invention works by setting up a wireless connection between a device and its aerial. The aerial then sends and receives data on the behalf of the devices by communicating as normal with a remote transmitter or receiver. It communicates and forwards the received signal to the device over the wireless link and forward the relevant data received over wireless from the device to the remote receiver.

    Obvious advantages of the invention include being able to use a device in an area where it would normally not be possible. Thereby extending the reach of devices. Examples include, placing your mobile phone aerial next to a window and then being able to wonder around the basement of the building without worrying about being disconnected due to the...