Patents by Inventor Jonathan J. Vermes

Jonathan J. Vermes has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10892543
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. A wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system might send the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure. In some embodiments, antennas—which might comprise first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, or both—might direct the first communications signal that is sent from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vermes, Thomas Schwengler
  • Publication number: 20200321685
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. A wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system might send the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure. In some embodiments, antennas—which might comprise first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, or both—might direct the first communications signal that is sent from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vermes, Thomas Schwengler
  • Publication number: 20200221049
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing over the top service implementation coupled with over the air tuning. In various embodiments, an integrated media presentation device might receive one or more over the top (“OTT”) service signals, information associated with each OTT media content received in the one or more OTT service signals, one or more over the air (“OTA”) service signals, location information associated with location of the integrated media presentation device, and information associated with each OTA media content received in the one or more OTA service signals. The integrated media presentation device might compile the received information associated with each OTT media content and the received information associated with each OTA media content, might generate an integrated electronic program guide (“EPG”) that integrates the compiled information; and might display, on a display device, the generated integrated EPG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Vermes
  • Patent number: 10700411
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. A wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system might send the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure. In some embodiments, antennas—which might comprise first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, or both—might direct the first communications signal that is sent from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vermes, Thomas Schwengler
  • Publication number: 20190252763
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. A wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system might send the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure. In some embodiments, antennas—which might comprise first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, or both—might direct the first communications signal that is sent from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vermes, Thomas Schwengler
  • Patent number: 10374835
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing universal broadband network gateway functionality. In various embodiments, a first pluggable interface device may be removed from a port in a gateway device. A second pluggable interface device may be inserted into the port of the gateway device. The first and second pluggable interface devices each includes hardware and/or software configured to allow the gateway device to communicate with a network, each using different network communication technologies among a plurality of network communication technologies. The gateway device includes hardware and/or software that is common to the network communication technologies used by the first and second pluggable interface devices. The gateway device may then establish a communication link with the network via the second pluggable interface device, using the network communication technology used by the second pluggable interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Vermes
  • Patent number: 10276921
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. A wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system might send the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure. In some embodiments, antennas—which might comprise first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, or both—might direct the first communications signal that is sent from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vermes, Thomas Schwengler
  • Publication number: 20180359119
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing universal broadband network gateway functionality. In various embodiments, a first pluggable interface device may be removed from a port in a gateway device. A second pluggable interface device may be inserted into the port of the gateway device. The first and second pluggable interface devices each includes hardware and/or software configured to allow the gateway device to communicate with a network, each using different network communication technologies among a plurality of network communication technologies. The gateway device includes hardware and/or software that is common to the network communication technologies used by the first and second pluggable interface devices. The gateway device may then establish a communication link with the network via the second pluggable interface device, using the network communication technology used by the second pluggable interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Vermes
  • Publication number: 20170110784
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing telecommunications signal relays, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing telecommunications signal relays using radiating closures (either aerial, below grade, and/or buried, etc.), or the like. In various embodiments, a signal distribution system, which might be disposed within a radiating closure, might receive a first communications signal. A wireless transceiver of the signal distribution system might send the first communications signal, via one or more wireless communications channels, to one or more devices that are external to the radiating closure. In some embodiments, antennas—which might comprise first antennas disposed within the radiating closure or second antennas embedded in a housing material of the radiating closure, or both—might direct the first communications signal that is sent from the wireless transceiver to the one or more devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vermes, Thomas Schwengler