New Patent Issued on Key Antenna Technology
WIRE)—September 3, 2002--Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.,
today reports the issuance of U.S. patent 6,445,352 for
“Cylindrical Conformable Antenna With a Planar Substrate”.
The new patent is the latest addition to the firm’s
expanding IP portfolio, on the fractal antenna and electronics
technology it first pioneered and brought to market.
new patent discloses Fractal’s ‘ComCyl®’ invention,
where fractal or other complex antenna shapes are produced on
a planar surface and then wrapped inside a cylinder. This
affords, among other options, a high performance multi-band
solution without the restrictions given by spring or straight
wire alternatives. This is the 4th issued patent
assigned to the firm to date. The firm has several dozen
pending patents, including two that have recently received
notices of allowance (NOA’s).
inventor, Nathan Cohen, physicist, radio astronomer, and
retired Boston University professor, is the firm’s CTO.
Cohen explains the significance of the invention:
“Cylindrical antennae are often a preferred form factor for
handheld, base station, and mobile applications. They are very
mechanically rugged, but usually hide very modest electrical
workings. We reversed the problem and said: ’how can we take
the cylinder and make something better electrically?’”
improvements allow for a variety of possibilities, including
high performance, multi-band stubby antennae on portable
wireless devices; extremely broadband mobile ‘whip’
antenna replacements, and very small, even covert, high-gain
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc., is privately held and based in
Massachusetts at Telecom City. The company was founded in 1995
and develops and commercializes fractal antenna and related
innovations in electromagnetics, electronics, and evolutionary
computation. It holds an expanding proprietary, patented, and
patent pending position on fractal element antennae and
The firm has grown and increased revenue through the present
technology downturn, and has successfully delivered fractal
element antennas and arrays to customers in the industries of
WLAN, RFID, military, aerospace, vehicular, marine, wireless,
cellular, telematics, security, and many other commercial
http:/www.fractenna.com or http:/www.fractalantenna.com.
Fractal Antenna Systems,Inc.