US 10,892,543 B2
Radiating closures
Jonathan J. Vermes, Onalaska, WI (US); and Thomas Schwengler, Lakewood, CO (US)
Assigned to CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC, Broomfield, CO (US)
Filed by CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC, Broomfield, CO (US)
Filed on Jun. 23, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/909,182.
Application 16/909,182 is a continuation of application No. 16/395,018, filed on Apr. 25, 2019, granted, now 10,700,411.
Application 16/395,018 is a continuation of application No. 15/392,069, filed on Dec. 28, 2016, granted, now 10,276,921.
Application 15/392,069 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/973,460, filed on Dec. 17, 2015, granted, now 10,330,882, issued on Jun. 25, 2019.
Application 14/973,460 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/517,574, filed on Oct. 17, 2014, granted, now 10,613,284, issued on Apr. 7, 2020.
Application 14/973,460 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/578,851, filed on Dec. 22, 2014, granted, now 10,154,325, issued on Dec. 11, 2018.
Application 14/973,460 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/316,676, filed on Jun. 26, 2014, granted, now 9,780,433, issued on Oct. 3, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/395,033, filed on Sep. 15, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/384,023, filed on Sep. 6, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/188,100, filed on Jul. 2, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/127,701, filed on Mar. 3, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/893,034, filed on Oct. 18, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/939,109, filed on Feb. 12, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/874,691, filed on Sep. 6, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2020/0321685 A1, Oct. 8, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 1/38 (2015.01); H01Q 1/22 (2006.01); H01Q 9/04 (2006.01); G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/50 (2006.01); H01Q 21/06 (2006.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01); H02G 3/08 (2006.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01)
CPC H01Q 1/2291 (2013.01) [G02B 6/4451 (2013.01); G02B 6/4459 (2013.01); G02B 6/4467 (2013.01); G02B 6/504 (2013.01); H01Q 9/0407 (2013.01); H01Q 21/061 (2013.01); G02B 6/4416 (2013.01); G02B 6/4442 (2013.01); G02B 6/4466 (2013.01); H02G 3/083 (2013.01); H04W 84/18 (2013.01); H04W 88/06 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49718 (2015.01); Y10T 29/49826 (2015.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
receiving, with a signal distribution system disposed within a radiating closure, a first communications signal;
sending, with a wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system, the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure;
directing, with at least one of one or more first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or one or more second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, the first communications signal that is sent, via the one or more wireless communications channels, from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices;
monitoring, with one or more Internet of Things (“IoT”) -capable sensor devices disposed within the radiating closure, one or more environmental conditions within the radiating closure and external to the radiating closure;
determining, with the one or more IoT-capable sensor devices, whether one or more sensor data corresponding to the monitored one or more environmental conditions exceed one or more corresponding predetermined thresholds; and
based on a determination that the one or more sensor data corresponding to the monitored one or more environmental conditions do not exceed one or more corresponding predetermined thresholds, preventing the one or more IoT-capable sensor devices from sending the one or more sensor data to one or more nodes.