US Patent No. 10,431,868

ANTENNA STRUCTURE INCORPORATED IN HEAT SPREADER, HEAT SINK, AND COOLING FINS


Patent No. 10,431,868
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Antenna Structure Incorporated In Heat Spreader, Heat Sink, And Cooling Fins
Inventorship Miroslav Samardzija, Mountain View, CA (US)
William McFarland, Portola Valley, CA (US)
Jeffrey ChiFai Liew, Millbrae, CA (US)
Patrick Hanley, San Mateo, CA (US)
Yoseph Malkin, San Jose, CA (US)
Richard Tzewei Chang, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Duc Minh Nguyen, San Jose, CA (US)
Liem Hieu Dinh Vo, San Jose, CA (US)
Assignee Plume Design, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,431,868

1. An antenna system reusing metallic components in a device, the antenna system comprising:a first antenna element which is also configured to transfer heat into surrounding air;
a ground plane which is part of reused metallic components in the device for heat dissipation; and
a first physical connection between the first antenna element and the ground plane which supports thermal conductivity based on an associated size and material of the first physical connection, wherein the first physical connection is metal, and supports both electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity, and wherein the first antenna element comprises an inductance loop between the ground plane via the first metal connection and an antenna connection.