Backhaul link for distributed antenna system

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A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.

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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV6956

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barnickel, Donald J Flemington, US 260 10854
Barzegar, Farhad Branchburg, US 325 12970
Blandino, George Bridgewater, US 24 1037
Gerszberg, Irwin Kendall Park, US 424 18386
Henry, Paul Shala Holmdel, US 332 12957
Willis,, III Thomas M Tinton Falls, US 267 11116

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9615269 Method and apparatus that provides fault tolerance in a communication network 4 2014
9685992 Circuit panel network and methods thereof 3 2014
9503189 Method and apparatus for arranging communication sessions in a communication system 71 2014
9762289 Method and apparatus for transmitting or receiving signals in a transportation system 1 2014
9780834 Method and apparatus for transmitting electromagnetic waves 0 2014
9769020 Method and apparatus for responding to events affecting communications in a communication network 0 2014
9653770 Guided wave coupler, coupling module and methods for use therewith 0 2014
9627768 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2014
9577306 Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith 19 2014
9564947 Guided-wave transmission device with diversity and methods for use therewith 1 2014
9520945 Apparatus for providing communication services and methods thereof 0 2014
9800327 Apparatus for controlling operations of a communication device and methods thereof 0 2014
9680670 Transmission device with channel equalization and control and methods for use therewith 0 2014
9654173 Apparatus for powering a communication device and methods thereof 2 2014
9544006 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 52 2014
9876570 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9749013 Method and apparatus for reducing attenuation of electromagnetic waves guided by a transmission medium 0 2015
9705561 Directional coupling device and methods for use therewith 1 2015
9793954 Magnetic coupling device and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9871282 At least one transmission medium having a dielectric surface that is covered at least in part by a second dielectric 0 2015
9748626 Plurality of cables having different cross-sectional shapes which are bundled together to form a transmission medium 0 2015
9917341 Apparatus and method for launching electromagnetic waves and for modifying radial dimensions of the propagating electromagnetic waves 0 2015
9912381 Network termination and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9866309 Host node device and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9913139 Signal fingerprinting for authentication of communicating devices 0 2015
9742462 Transmission medium and communication interfaces and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9608692 Repeater and methods for use therewith 2 2015
9820146 Method and apparatus for authentication and identity management of communicating devices 0 2015
9667317 Method and apparatus for providing security using network traffic adjustments 0 2015
9865911 Waveguide system for slot radiating first electromagnetic waves that are combined into a non-fundamental wave mode second electromagnetic wave on a transmission medium 0 2015
9640850 Methods and apparatus for inducing a non-fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 0 2015
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9699785 Backhaul link for distributed antenna system 0 2015
9882257 Method and apparatus for launching a wave mode that mitigates interference 0 2015
9853342 Dielectric transmission medium connector and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9847566 Method and apparatus for adjusting a field of a signal to mitigate interference 0 2015
9836957 Method and apparatus for communicating with premises equipment 1 2015
9628116 Apparatus and methods for transmitting wireless signals 2 2015
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9608740 Method and apparatus for launching a wave mode that mitigates interference 1 2015
9490869 Transmission medium having multiple cores and methods for use therewith 72 2015
9912027 Method and apparatus for exchanging communication signals 0 2015
9871283 Transmission medium having a dielectric core comprised of plural members connected by a ball and socket configuration 0 2015
9749053 Node device, repeater and methods for use therewith 1 2015
9735833 Method and apparatus for communications management in a neighborhood network 2 2015
9461706 Method and apparatus for exchanging communication signals 92 2015
9467870 Surface-wave communications and methods thereof 70 2015
9904535 Method and apparatus for distributing software 0 2015
9769128 Method and apparatus for encryption of communications over a network 0 2015
9729197 Method and apparatus for communicating network management traffic over a network 0 2015
9882277 Communication device and antenna assembly with actuated gimbal mount 0 2015
9876264 Communication system, guided wave switch and methods for use therewith 0 2015
9722318 Method and apparatus for coupling an antenna to a device 2 2015
9479266 Quasi-optical coupler 69 2015
9571209 Transmission device with impairment compensation and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9912033 Guided wave coupler, coupling module and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9831912 Directional coupling device and methods for use therewith 1 2016
9577307 Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9531427 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 1 2016
9525210 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9876571 Guided-wave transmission device with non-fundamental mode propagation and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9793955 Passive electrical coupling device and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9712350 Transmission device with channel equalization and control and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9806818 Node device, repeater and methods for use therewith 1 2016
9906269 Monitoring and mitigating conditions in a communication network 0 2016
9788326 Backhaul link for distributed antenna system 0 2016
9755697 Method and apparatus for sensing a condition in a transmission medium of electromagnetic waves 1 2016
9787412 Methods and apparatus for inducing a fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 0 2016
9661505 Surface-wave communications and methods thereof 0 2016
9847850 Method and apparatus for adjusting a mode of communication in a communication network 0 2016
9794003 Quasi-optical coupler 0 2016
9596001 Apparatus for providing communication services and methods thereof 0 2016
9912382 Network termination and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9705571 Method and apparatus for use with a radio distributed antenna system 0 2016
9912419 Method and apparatus for managing a fault in a distributed antenna system 0 2016
9860075 Method and communication node for broadband distribution 0 2016
9838078 Method and apparatus for exchanging communication signals 0 2016
9674711 Surface-wave communications and methods thereof 0 2016
9876584 Quasi-optical coupler 0 2016
9887447 Transmission medium having multiple cores and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9866276 Method and apparatus for arranging communication sessions in a communication system 0 2016
9882657 Methods and apparatus for inducing a fundamental wave mode on a transmission medium 0 2016
9876605 Launcher and coupling system to support desired guided wave mode 1 2016
9742521 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9749083 Transmission device with mode division multiplexing and methods for use therewith 0 2016
9893795 Method and repeater for broadband distribution 0 2016
9911020 Method and apparatus for tracking via a radio frequency identification device 0 2016
9838896 Method and apparatus for assessing network coverage 0 2016
9871558 Guided-wave transmission device and methods for use therewith 0 2017
9705610 Transmission device with impairment compensation and methods for use therewith 0 2017
9876587 Transmission device with impairment compensation and methods for use therewith 0 2017
 
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