Compact Multiband Mobile Phone Antennas for LTE Operations

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This invention is an antenna that can be used in hardware configurable mobile devices and is compatible with installation on a metal endoskeleton.


The research for this technology has been trying to find an antenna that is compatible with the new customizable modular mobile devices but can still transmit and receive despite being attached to a grounded metal endoskeleton. Another research goal is to find a versatile design that will be compatible with all commercial radio wave transmission bands.



  • Ara phone; other customizable modular mobile phones
  • Deep sea water probe applications
  • Near field communications in space and defense industries
  • Easily replaceable antennas for cheap or temporary applications


  • Is compatible with metal endoskeleton designs
  • Two prototypes built and tested
  • Small and compact
  • Compatible with multiple ISM bands
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tariq Ahmed
Sr Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Hao Xin
Junqiang Wu
Ahmed Abdelrahman
Min Liang
Xiaoju Yu