US 11,658,404 B2
Electronic devices having housing-integrated dielectric resonator antennas
Lucas R. Compton, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 22, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/28,871.
Prior Publication US 2022/0094046 A1, Mar. 24, 2022
Int. Cl. H01Q 1/38 (2006.01); H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H01Q 9/42 (2006.01); H01Q 9/04 (2006.01)
CPC H01Q 1/38 (2013.01) [H01Q 1/243 (2013.01); H01Q 9/0485 (2013.01); H01Q 9/42 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An electronic device comprising:
a conductive housing wall;
an aperture in the conductive housing wall;
a dielectric resonating element aligned with the aperture and configured to convey radio-frequency signals at a frequency greater than 10 GHz through the aperture; and
an injection-molded plastic substrate, wherein the dielectric resonating element is embedded in the injection-molded plastic substrate and the injection-molded plastic substrate affixes the dielectric resonating element to the conductive housing wall.