Patent Number: 6,529,139

Title: Toy having enclosed antenna

Abstract: Enclosed antenna for use in toy remote control assemblies. In one aspect the antenna is a flexible antenna which can be flexed to fit within housings of remote control devices and toys (e.g., toy vehicles). The flexible antenna may include an electrically conductive layer coupled to a flexible substrate, wherein the electrically conductive layer is in the shape of an antenna pattern.

Inventors: Behun; Catherine H. (White Bear Lake, MN), Chen; Kaileen (St. Paul, MN), Hildebrandt; Janelle D. (Medford, OR), Sainati; Robert A. (Bloomington, MN), Allen; Gregory D. (Woodbury, MN)

Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company

International Classification: A63H 30/00 (20060101); A63H 30/04 (20060101); G08C 019/00 (); A63H 030/04 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2011