US 9,813,764 B2
Set-top box device capable of providing electrical power to an antenna
Ming-Yih Lu, Taipei (TW); Jui-Shuan Wu, Taipei (TW); Wen-Pu Chou, Taipei (TW); and Han-Chung Chang, Taipei (TW)
Assigned to TATUNG TECHNOLOGY INC., Taipei (TW)
Filed by Tatung Technology Inc., Taipei (TW)
Filed on Apr. 9, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/682,279.
Claims priority of application No. 103130759 A (TW), filed on Sep. 5, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0073160 A1, Mar. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. H04N 7/16 (2011.01); H04N 21/443 (2011.01); H04N 21/426 (2011.01); H04N 5/63 (2006.01); H04N 5/64 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 21/4436 (2013.01) [H04N 5/63 (2013.01); H04N 21/426 (2013.01); H04N 5/64 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A set-top box device capable of providing electrical power to an antenna, wherein the antenna is electrically coupled to the set-top box device through a signal line and a power supply line, the set-top box device comprising:
an insulation housing having at least one lateral arranged thereon a through hole portion and at least one connection port hole;
a printed circuit board arranged in the insulation housing and including a power supply module and at least one connection port corresponding to the at least one connection port hole for electrically coupling to the signal line;
a metal portion arranged on the printed circuit board and including a locking hole corresponding to the through hole portion; and
a conductive locking member passing through the locking hole, the through hole portion, a conductive end portion of the power supply line, and the metal portion, so as to allow a current from the power supply module to be fed into the antenna via the conductive locking member,
wherein the power supply module feeds the current into the antenna through a connection of the metal portion, the conductive locking member, and the conductive end portion, and the current flows to a ground portion of the signal line, thereby forming a power supply loop.