BluFlux Technologies receives patent for antenna technology that boosts cellphone signals

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday March 4, 2015 0 comments Tags: Ben Wilmhoff, BluFlux Technologies, Louisville


BluFlux logoLOUISVILLE - BluFlux RF Technologies, a provider of RF, antenna and electromagnetic design, engineering and testing services that helps companies bring advanced connected devices to market, today announced it has received a patent for its innovative cellphone case that increases antenna signal and reduces radiation received by cellphone users.

BluFlux said the human head and hands block or absorb as much as 90 percent of the energy radiated by and transmitted to a cellphone, or contribute to a 'detuning' effect on the cellphone antenna, resulting in loss of power transmitted by the phone.

BluFlux said its patented technology fixes that problem by causing the energy from a phone to be radiated from a different point in space than the phone itself.

Energy transmitted from a cell tower no longer has to compete with a user's head and hands and is instead picked up by BluFlux's external antenna and routed to the phone's internal antenna, resulting in an increase of two bars of signal strength.

"Our team has worked very hard on this technology, and we are incredibly excited to receive the patent," said Ben Wilmhoff, BluFlux founder and president.

"While the immediate benefits of this technology are for handheld mobile devices, there is huge potential application to other industries like connected car technologies and consumer and industrial Internet of Things.

"Our technology allows antennas to be installed virtually anywhere on a small device without sacrificing performance or causing negative interaction with the surrounding environment."

Bluflux said it developed the technology for integration into mobile protective cases and is the only signal strength enhancement product built into protective cases that measurably boosts RF signals to and from a cellphone.

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