Patent Number: 7,102,587

Title: Embedded antenna connection method and system

Abstract: A technique is provided for interconnecting an embedded antenna with external circuitry. The antenna may be formed on an intermediate layer of a layered structure, such as a laminate. The interconnection may be made by providing an aperture through the laminate structure and a terminal pad of the antenna, and making a physical connection by means of a fastener or similar structure extending through the laminate structure. A conductive fluid or other intermediary material such as epoxy may be provided between the fastener and the embedded antenna terminal pad. Similar connection may be made by capacitive coupling with a terminal pad on an exterior surface of the laminate structure.

Inventors: Benton; Larry D. (Waco, TX), Krebs; Robert R. (Georgetown, TX)

Assignee: Premark RWP Holdings, Inc.

International Classification: H01Q 1/40 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018