09490540 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 404 patents.

A terrestrial transceiver is described, which is operable for exchanging RF signals with communication satellites. The transceiver has a patch antenna sensitive to signals within an L-Band RF range and operable for providing a gain to the RF signals. A metallic reflector of a characteristic dimension is operable for shaping a pattern of the RF gain of the patch antenna. A printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) has a dielectric substrate, an electronic component disposed upon the substrate, and a hole penetrating the substrate and disposed substantially within a central region thereof. Based on the dimension characteristic of the reflector and on a positioning and/or a dimension of the hole, the RF gain diverges over an angle from a boresight of the patch antenna.

Title
Patch antenna
Application Number
14/843207
Publication Number
9490540 (B1)
Application Date
September 2, 2015
Publication Date
November 8, 2016
Inventor
Emiliano Mezzarobba
Cambridge
GB
Richard Lewis Davies
Cambridgeshire
GB
Agent
Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A
Assignee
Hand Held Products
SC, US
IPC
H04B 10/40
H01Q 1/48
H01Q 19/10
H01Q 9/04
H04L 5/16
H04B 1/38
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