US 11,658,409 B2
Antenna structure
Ta-Chun Pu, Taoyuan (TW); Chien-Ting Ho, Taoyuan (TW); and Yen-Liang Kuo, Taoyuan (TW)
Assigned to HTC Corporation, Taoyuan (TW)
Filed by HTC Corporation, Taoyuan (TW)
Filed on Nov. 16, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/455,206.
Application 17/455,206 is a continuation of application No. 16/219,918, filed on Dec. 13, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2022/0077578 A1, Mar. 10, 2022
Int. Cl. H01Q 3/24 (2006.01); H01Q 9/04 (2006.01); H01Q 21/06 (2006.01)
CPC H01Q 3/24 (2013.01) [H01Q 9/0407 (2013.01); H01Q 21/064 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An antenna structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a horizontal radiator on or in the substrate;
a vertical radiator in the substrate and comprising:
at least one vertical conductor; and
a plurality of planar metal structures electrically connected through the at least one vertical conductor; and
a metal branch selectively coupled to the vertical radiator to switch a radiation pattern generated by the vertical radiator between a first radiation pattern and a second radiation different from the first radiation pattern.