US 9,813,164 B2
Providing digital data services as electrical signals and radio-frequency (RF) communications over optical fiber in distributed communications systems, and related components and methods
Igor Berlin, Potomac, MD (US); William Patrick Cune, Charlotte, NC (US); Jason Elliott Greene, Hickory, NC (US); Christian Heidler, Hohenschaeftlarn (DE); James Arthur Register, III, Hickory, NC (US); and Wolfgang Gottfried Tobias Schweiker, Weyarn (DE)
Assigned to Corning Optical Communications LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by Corning Optical Communications LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Oct. 24, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/332,505.
Application 15/332,505 is a continuation of application No. 15/098,941, filed on Apr. 14, 2016, granted, now 9,490,913.
Application 15/098,941 is a continuation of application No. 13/967,426, filed on Aug. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,325,429.
Application 13/967,426 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2012/025337, filed on Feb. 16, 2012, granted, now 9,325,429, issued on Apr. 26, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/444,922, filed on Feb. 21, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2017/0041079 A1, Feb. 9, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 10/2575 (2013.01); H04B 3/44 (2006.01); H04B 10/80 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04L 12/413 (2006.01); H04L 12/10 (2006.01)
CPC H04B 10/808 (2013.01) [H04B 3/44 (2013.01); H04B 10/25753 (2013.01); H04L 12/10 (2013.01); H04L 12/413 (2013.01); H04W 88/085 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
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1. A method of operating a wireless communication system located in a building infrastructure, the method comprising:
distributing power in the wireless communication system using a power unit located in at least one remote unit, distributing power comprising:
conveying digital data signals and power signals through a plurality of electrical input links comprised in an electrical input medium;
distributing the digital data signals to at least one communications interface through at least one electrical communications output comprising a plurality of electrical output links comprising an upper set of electrical output links and a lower set of electrical output links;
distributing the power signals to at least one power interface through at least one electrical power output comprising the lower set of electrical output links;
receiving the digital data signals from the plurality of electrical input links comprised in the electrical input medium;
receiving the power signals from one or more electrical input links of the plurality of electrical input links comprised in the electrical input medium;
providing the received digital data signals from the plurality of electrical input links to the at least one electrical communications output; and
providing the received power signals from the one or more electrical input links exclusively to the lower set of electrical output links of the at least one electrical power output; and
distributing optical radio frequency (RF) communications signals to the at least one remote unit.