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Method of Making Antennas

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117659D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brady, MJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of manufacturing thin low-cost antenna structures. For mobile and portable ratio applications it is desirable to package the radio in a small light-weight package. Often the antenna is the largest element of the package. This invention discloses the manufacture of antennas from a thin metal foil. The foil may be made of aluminum, copper, or other highly conductive material. The foil is thin, but sufficiently stiff to be self-supporting. The antenna is punched from the foil using stamping tools to produce the proper antenna pattern. Alternatively, the foil may be covered with an etch resist and patterned so as to allow the etching of the antenna.

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Method of Making Antennas

      Disclosed is a method of manufacturing thin low-cost antenna
structures.  For mobile and portable ratio applications it is
desirable to package the radio in a small light-weight package.
Often the antenna  is the largest element of the package.  This
invention discloses the manufacture of antennas from a thin metal
foil.  The foil may be made of  aluminum, copper, or other highly
conductive material.  The foil is thin,  but sufficiently stiff to be
self-supporting.  The antenna is punched from the foil using stamping
tools to produce the proper antenna pattern.  Alternatively, the foil
may be covered with an etch resist and patterned  so as to allow the
etching of the antenna.