Patent Number: 7,088,309

Title: Lens antenna

Abstract: A lens antenna including a lens body and/or a matching layer. In the lens antenna, lens body may be formed by a material containing thermoplastic elastomers. When a matching layer is formed on the surface of the lens body, at least one of the lens body and the matching layer is formed by a material containing thermoplastic elastomers. The use of thermoplastic elastomers in the lens body and/or the matching layer assist in reducing the formation of cracks therein.

Inventors: Sakurada; Kiyoyasu (Moriyama, JP), Nongaki; Hiroshi (Shiga-ken, JP)

Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01Q 15/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018