Patent Number: 7,612,632

Title: Line-waveguide converter having plural electrode cells and radio communication device using such a converter

Abstract: A line-waveguide converter includes a backside electrode disposed on a first face of a dielectric substrate, a waveguide attached to a second face of the dielectric substrate opposite the first face and having electrical conduction to the backside electrode, and multiple electrodes disposed inside the waveguide on the second face. The electrodes are identical in shape and size, and the intervals between adjoining ones of the electrodes are identical. At least one of the electrodes can be fed with power from a line.

Inventors: Tanaka; Makoto (Obu, JP), Matsugatani; Kazuoki (Kariya, JP), Lee; Kook Joo (Uijeongbu, KR), Kim; Dowon (Seoul, KR), Kim; Moonil (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: Denso Corporation

International Classification: H01P 5/103 (20060101); H01P 5/107 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017