08111998 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 437 patents.

Transponder systems and methods for radio-over-fiber (RoF) wireless picocellular system are disclosed. One type of transponder system includes a RoF transponder used in combination with at least one radiation-reflector assembly to provide for enhanced antenna directivity of the transponder. Another type of transponder system is a transponder node assembly, wherein two or more transponders are integrated into a single assembly, thereby reducing cost while facilitating RoF wireless picocellular system deployment. Another type of transponder system provides one or more transponders in a RoF wireless picocellular system with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, and uses an RFID tag reader to locate and read information from the transponders, as well as to perform transponder mode selection. Another type of transponder system is directed to a tether cable assembly that includes a dispensible/retractable coiled tether cable housed in a protective housing for connecting the tether cable to a transponder.

Title
Transponder systems and methods for radio-over-fiber (RoF) wireless picocellular systems
Application Number
11/703016
Publication Number
8111998 (B2)
Application Date
February 6, 2007
Publication Date
February 7, 2012
Inventor
Michael Sauer
Corning
NY, US
Andrey Kobyakov
Painted Post
NY, US
Jacob George
Horseheads
NY, US
Agent
C Keith Montgomery
Assignee
Corning Cable Systems
NC, US
IPC
H04B 10/00
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