US Patent No: 6,931,008

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Broadband telecommunications system

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The invention is a system for providing virtual connections through an ATM interworking multiplexer on a call-by-call basis. A signaling processor receives signaling for a call and selects the virtual connection for the call. The signaling processor generates control messages that identify the selection and transfers the control messages to the ATM interworking multiplexer that accepted the access connection for the call. The multiplexer converts user information from the access connection into ATM cells for transmission over the virtual connection in accord with the control messages.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P.OVERLAND PARK, KS2121

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Christie, Jean M Mt. Pleasant, PA 15 37
Christie, Joseph S Mt. Pleasant, PA 33 204
DuRee, Albert Daniel Independence, MO 71 1191
Gardner, Michael Joseph Overland Park, KS 69 1186
Wiley, William Lyle Olathe, KS 74 1328

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (7)
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5,940,491 Control of telecommunications networks 60 1996
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Sprint Communications Company L.P. (7)
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5,825,780 Method, system and apparatus for telecommunications control 152 1995
6,081,525 Broadband telecommunications system 54 1996
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AT&T IPM CORP. (4)
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5,473,679 Signaling system for broadband communications networks 263 1993
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ALCATEL USA, CORP. (2)
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NEC CORPORATION (2)
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5,784,371 ATM electronic exchange network system and electrode exchange equipment for use in the same 72 1996
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (2)
5,428,609 STM-to-ATM converters 122 1994
5,568,475 ATM network architecture employing an out-of-band signaling network 202 1994
 
VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (2)
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6,546,003 Telecommunications system 52 1996
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
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BELL ATLANTIC NETWORK SERVICES, INC. (1)
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CONSTELLATION TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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ERICSSON AB (1)
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HITACHI, LTD. (1)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
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MPL APPLICATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
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NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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