06069588 is referenced by 174 patents and cites 10 patents.

A through-the-window coaxial coupler coaxially couples Radio Frequency (RF) signals between the inside and outside surfaces of a window. The through-the-window coaxial coupler includes an inside portion that mounts on the inside surface of a window, and an outside portion that mounts on the outside surface of the window and couples to an outside antenna. An inside electronic package couples to the inside portion of the through-the-window coaxial coupler, and is located adjacent the inside portion and remote from a radiotelephone. The inside electronic package includes a receive amplifier that amplifies RF signals that are received from the outside antenna via the through-the-window coaxial coupler and that provides the RF signals so amplified to the radiotelephone. In another embodiment, the inside electronic package may include a wireless transceiver and that wirelessly transmits and receives signals to and from a radiotelephone. Thus, only power may need to be supplied to the electronic package, but signal and/or connections may be provided to the radiotelephone using wireless communications. One such wireless communications protocol that may be used is the well known "Bluetooth" protocol that defines a universal radio interface in the 2.45 GHz frequency band that enables wireless electronic devices to connect and communicate wirelessly via short-range, ad hoc networks.

Title
Systems and methods for coaxially coupling an antenna to a radiotelephone through a window and amplifying signals adjacent and inside the window
Application Number
9/248434
Publication Number
6069588
Application Date
February 11, 1999
Publication Date
May 30, 2000
Inventor
Gregory A O Neill Jr
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
Assignee
Ericsson
NC, US
IPC
H01Q 1/32
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