US Patent No: 7,656,904

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Telephone system having multiple distinct sources and accessories therefor

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In conjunction with a data communication network carrying multiple telephony signals and allowing for connection of telephone sets, a system and method in which two external feeders connect to the data network at two distinct points via two distinct devices. The data network can be based on dedicated wiring or can use existing in-premises medium such as telephone, powerlines or CATV wiring. In the latter case, the wiring can still carry the original service for which it was installed. The external telephone connections can be based on the traditional PSTN, CATV network, cellular telephone network or any other telephone service provider network, using specific adapter for any medium used. In the case of connection to a POTS telephone signal, VoIP gateway (or any other converter) is required.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO, CA1289

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Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 195 2326

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4,973,940 Optimum impedance system for coupling transceiver to power line carrier network 75 1987
 
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5,113,498 Input/output section for an intelligent cell which provides sensing, bidirectional communications and control 144 1990
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5,192,231 Power line communications coupler 102 1991
5,210,518 Apparatus and method for reducing errors in data caused by noise 45 1991
5,461,629 Error correction in a spread spectrum transceiver 67 1992
5,347,549 Method and apparatus for interfacing between a twisted pair and an intelligent cell 60 1993
5,404,127 Power line communication while avoiding determinable interference harmonics 170 1993
5,485,040 Powerline coupling network 73 1994
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4,800,363 Method for data transmission via an electric distribution system and transmission system for carrying out the method 60 1987
 
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4,641,322 System for carrying out spread spectrum communication through an electric power line 143 1984
4,864,589 Spread spectrum power line communications 115 1986
5,671,220 Satellite channel interface in indoor unit used for satellite data communication 82 1995
6,847,718 Remote power feed method and system 60 2000
 
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2002/0194,383 Cableran home networking over coaxial cables 83 2001
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6,028,860 Prioritized virtual connection transmissions in a packet to ATM cell cable network 162 1996
 
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CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. (10)
5,841,360 Distributed serial control system 181 1996
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6,956,826 Local area network for distributing data communication, sensing and control signals 88 1999
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6,842,459 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 117 2000
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6,937,056 System and method for transmission-line termination by signal cancellation, and applications thereof 90 2001
6,927,340 Adapter for mounting a faceplate of a first style on to an electrical outlet cavity of a second style 55 2001
7,317,793 Method and system for providing DC power on local telephone lines 39 2003
 
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4,459,434 Home telephone exchange 117 1981
 
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6,055,242 Method and apparatus enabling synchronous transfer mode, variable length and packet mode access for multiple services over a broadband communication network 137 1997
 
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4,551,721 Method for initializing a token-passing local-area network 81 1983
 
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5,767,895 CATV telephone system 47 1995
 
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4,633,218 Apparatus for receiving low level digital signals transmitted over power lines 36 1983
4,675,648 Passive signal coupler between power distribution systems for the transmission of data signals over the power lines 112 1984
 
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4,821,319 Single line telephone communication system 104 1987
5,754,539 Local area network for use in office communications and a circuit arrangement therefor 72 1996
 
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5,982,276 Magnetic field based power transmission line communication method and system 124 1998
 
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5,539,449 Integrated television services system 261 1993
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7,164,346 Routing device and method for a powerline network 14 2002
 
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6,426,942 Device and method for establishing a call connection 49 1998
 
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NEC ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,892,764 ATM LAN telephone system 187 1996
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD. (3)
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4,599,598 Data transmission system utilizing power line 87 1985
 
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
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Renishaw Controls Limited (1)
4,901,218 Communications adaptor for automated factory system 150 1988
 
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6,396,393 Transmitting device, receiving device, and receiving method 54 2000
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (4)
4,556,866 Power line carrier FSK data system 58 1983
5,579,221 Home automation system having user controlled definition function 190 1994
5,886,732 Set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement 334 1995
7,016,377 Home network system in asymmetric digital subscriber line system 73 2000
 
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (5)
2004/0177,167 Network audio systems 50 2003
6,947,409 Bandwidth management of virtual networks on a shared network 38 2003
2005/0015,805 Power line home network 102 2003
7,171,506 Plural interfaces in home network with first component having a first host bus width and second component having second bus width 37 2004
7,199,706 PLC intercom/monitor 46 2005
 
SBC PROPERTIES, L.P. (2)
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2002/0037,004 Home gateway system and method 96 2001
 
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5,146,471 Correlator for spread spectrum communications systems 96 1991
 
NAXOS DATA LLC (1)
5,982,854 Fiber optic based subscriber terminal 79 1996
 
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5,991,311 Time-multiplexed transmission on digital-subscriber lines synchronized to existing TCM-ISDN for reduced cross-talk 116 1997
6,711,138 Digital subscriber line/home phoneline network router 79 1999
 
Comverse Ltd. (1)
6,732,368 Method and apparatus for providing voice/unified messaging services using CATV terminals 52 1999
 
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4,963,853 Simultaneous inbound multi-channel communication system using electricity distribution network 38 1989
5,262,755 Inbound communications using electricity distribution network 30 1991
 
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5,963,620 Integrated communications control device for a small office configured for coupling within a scalable network including multiple simultaneous call capability 77 1997
6,075,784 System and method for communicating voice and data over a local packet network 185 1998
 
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2006/0140,178 Method for connecting routing device in existing wiring 28 2004
 
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6,032,057 Cellular radio system repeater and base station 56 1996
 
PENDRAGON WIRELESS LLC (1)
6,405,027 Group call for a wireless mobile communication device using bluetooth 145 1999
 
PHARO CORPORATION (1)
4,703,499 Distributed privacy oriented telephone extension system 40 1986
 
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7,095,849 Integrated filter and modular jack for voice over digital subscriber line service 60 2004
2005/0086,694 Digital residential entertainment system 84 2004
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (1)
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6,154,488 Low frequency bilateral communication over distributed power lines 112 1997
 
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5,930,340 Device and method for isolating voice and data signals on a common carrier 184 1997
6,819,760 Adaptive energy detector gain control in physical layer transceiver for home telephone wire network 90 1999
6,218,931 Home-appliance network with nodes identified by direct-sequence spreading codes 58 1999
6,522,728 Apparatus and method of implementing a universal home network on a customer premises ISDN bus 64 2000
6,836,546 Apparatus and method of coupling home network signals between an analog phone line and a digital bus 61 2000
6,778,549 Coupling device connecting multiple pots lines in an HPNA environment 88 2000
6,701,406 PCI and MII compatible home phoneline networking alliance (HPNA) interface device 80 2001
 
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2002/0063,924 Fiber to the home (FTTH) multimedia access system with reflection PON 96 2001
 
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4,471,399 Power-line baseband communication system 101 1982
4,636,771 Power line communications terminal and interface circuit associated therewith 105 1984
 
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2004/0177,381 Home network system which supports legacy digital set top box devices 64 2003
 
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2005/0152,337 Apparatus for allowing handheld wireless devices to communicate voice and information over preexisting telephone lines 88 2004
 
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6,334,219 Channel selection for a hybrid fiber coax network 119 1996
7,002,898 Asymmetrical transport of data 73 2000
 
COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA (1)
6,282,277 Unbundling device and method for connecting a competing local exchange carrier (CLEC) to the subscriber loop of a local exchange carrier (LEC) 32 1997
 
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7,092,518 Cordless telephone outlet device 3 2003
2007/0198,748 POWER LINE COMMUNICATION HUB SYSTEM AND METHOD 83 2007
 
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6,738,597 Repeating installation using telephone line 62 2001
 
Clearwire IP Holdings LLC (1)
6,898,413 Method for seamless port capability for an alternative service provider 87 2001
 
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2006/0109,185 Portable radio communication apparatus provided with a part of a housing operating as an antenna 25 2005
 
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6,167,043 Method and system for small office and home office telephone private branch exchange allowing simultaneous data and voice communications 95 1998
 
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6,169,795 Internet telephony callback system and method of operation 170 1998
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (3)
4,381,427 Subscriber loop system for voice and data 108 1981
5,726,980 Time division duplex communications repeater 90 1996
6,560,225 Enhanced performance VoDSL 44 1999
 
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6,310,940 Personal computer interactive phone system 33 1999
 
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6,567,981 Audio/video signal redistribution system 121 2000
 
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5,596,631 Station controller for distributed single line PABX 75 1994
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
4,433,284 Power line communications bypass around delta-wye transformer 80 1982
4,473,816 Communications signal bypass around power line transformer 76 1982
4,473,817 Coupling power line communications signals around distribution transformers 86 1982
 
Pico Electronics Limited (1)
4,638,299 Electrical appliance control 60 1983
 
TTI INVENTIONS A LLC (2)
4,891,694 Fiber optic cable television distribution system 160 1988
5,917,624 Method and system for applying fiber to the curb architecture using a broadband gateway at service locations, including homes 104 1996
 
CONTROLONICS CORPORATION (1)
4,597,082 Transceiver for multi-drop local area networks 34 1984
 
Monster Cable International, Ltd. (1)
5,757,936 Audio and video signal distribution system and method 92 1995
 
Transec Financiere S.A. (1)
4,782,322 Amplitude modulation of control signals over electrical power lines utilizing the response of tuning fork filters 50 1987
 
WIRE 21, INC. (4)
5,351,272 Communications apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving multiple modulated signals over electrical lines 156 1992
5,717,685 Transformer coupler for communication over various lines 116 1995
5,625,863 Video distribution system using in-wall wiring 156 1995
6,014,386 System and method for high speed communication of video, voice and error-free data over in-wall wiring 148 1996
 
Gateway, Inc. (2)
7,209,719 Home power line network connected phone 54 2004
7,133,278 Power line networking adapter 18 2004
 
ROBERTSHAW CONTROLS COMPANY (2)
4,344,066 Noise trap arrangement for AC power line communication systems 27 1980
4,429,299 Two-way AC power line communications system 88 1981
 
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics S.A. (3)
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5,410,292 Method and system for communicating information within a dwelling or a property 50 1992
5,818,710 Intelligent electric socket 46 1997
 
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6,275,144 Variable low frequency offset, differential, ook, high-speed power-line communication 75 2000
6,449,318 Variable low frequency offset, differential, OOK, high-speed twisted pair communication 110 2000
 
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5,127,003 Digital/audio interactive communication network 172 1991
 
FERRANTI SUBSEA SYSTEMS, LTD., A CORP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1)
4,641,126 Multiple-mode electrical power and communications interface 43 1984
 
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4,357,598 Three-phase power distribution network communication system 93 1981
4,427,968 Distribution network communication system with flexible message routes 144 1981
4,644,321 Wireless power line communication apparatus 109 1984
4,766,414 Power line communication interference preventing circuit 73 1986
4,746,897 Apparatus for transmitting and receiving a power line 83 1987
4,962,496 Transmission of data via power lines 92 1988
4,890,089 Distribution of line carrier communications 62 1988
5,185,591 Power distribution line communication system for and method of reducing effects of signal cancellation 79 1991
 
KOREA TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY (1)
5,796,739 Subscriber input/output device of high-speed packet switching system with parallel common bus type 77 1996
 
GENBAND US LLC (3)
7,149,182 System and method for providing lifeline telecommunication service 51 2001
6,996,134 System and method for reliably communicating telecommunication information 56 2001
7,239,628 Line-powered network interface device 55 2002
 
AOX Incorporated (1)
6,700,970 LAN phone system with automatic fallback for power or network failure 50 2000
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
7,054,303 Information terminal and information terminal system 62 2000
 
TRANSPACE TECH CO., LTD (1)
2004/0180,573 Connection-safe network hub 40 2003
 
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
5,911,123 System and method for providing wireless connections for single-premises digital telephones 151 1996
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5,604,737 Voice communication system and voice communication method 306 1994
 
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
6,101,228 Receiver of wideband digital signal in the presence of a narrow band interfering signal 20 1997
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
6,141,356 System and method for distributing voice and data information over wireless and wireline networks 169 1997
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (6)
5,922,047 Apparatus, method and system for multimedia control and communication 89 1996
6,493,875 In-home wireless 189 1998
6,088,569 Method and apparatus for receiving a plurality of signals having different frequency bandwidths 30 1998
6,208,637 Method and apparatus for the generation of analog telephone signals in digital subscriber line access systems 102 1999
6,418,149 Bi-directional premises wiring system and method 23 1999
7,035,270 Home networking gateway 160 2000
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (5)
5,042,028 Communication terminal device 66 1989
6,157,645 ATM communication system and ATM communication method 93 1997
6,018,690 Power supply control method, power supply control system and computer program product 100 1997
6,751,212 Multimedia data communication system 31 1999
2004/0170,262 Network system, server apparatus, and communication method 36 2004
 
BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES INCORPORATED, 600 MOUNTAIN AVE., MURRAY HILL, NJ 07974-2070 A CORP. OF NY (1)
4,578,540 Telecommunications systems 210 1982
 
AT&T Information Systems Inc. (3)
4,748,656 Personal computer--as an interface between a telephone station set and a business communication system 134 1986
4,807,225 Telephone line carrier system 145 1987
4,776,006 Multiplexed data channel controlled telephone system 96 1987
 
EATON CORPORATION (1)
6,084,758 Power distribution system with circuit breakers remotely resettable by signals transmitted over the power lines 46 1998
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
6,868,081 Method and apparatus for simultaneous multiline phone and data services over a single access facility 47 1999
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (6)
4,843,606 Local area communication system for integrated services based on a token-ring transmission medium 70 1986
5,448,635 Wiring scheme and network adapter with digital and analog outputs to allow old pots coexistence with ISDN 89 1993
5,878,047 Apparatus for provision of broadband signals over installed telephone wiring 83 1996
6,243,413 Modular home-networking communication system and method using disparate communication channels 177 1998
6,507,647 Bulk calling using voice over IP telephony 48 1999
6,331,814 Adapter device for the transmission of digital data over an AC power line 76 2000
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH LABORATORIES (1)
5,841,841 Networking computers via shared use of voice telephone lines 149 1997
 
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. (2)
6,087,860 Apparatus and method for generating an envelope for data signals using CMOS 77 1998
6,925,089 Mechanism to consolidate HPNA three network states into two network states 68 2001
 
SUBAUDITION WIRELESS LLC (3)
6,980,089 Non-intrusive coupling to shielded power cable 55 2001
7,053,756 Facilitating communication of data signals on electric power systems 34 2001
6,982,611 Power line coupling device and method of using the same 24 2002
 
Hillier Technologies Limited Partnership (1)
4,864,588 Remote control system, components and methods 92 1987
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (1)
5,418,559 Multi-channel television converter for conventional and interactive signals 85 1992
 
SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,807,463 Processor-controlled mixture with weight sensors 45 2000
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,160,795 Network communication 78 1999
 
JAPAN TELECOM CO., LTD. (1)
6,029,047 Cable telephony terminal device having a call line selector 63 1997
 
ELCOM TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (3)
5,712,614 Power line communications system 107 1995
5,898,347 Large signal attenuator 17 1996
5,777,545 Remote control apparatus for power line communications system 66 1997
 
Integral Access, Inc. (1)
6,584,122 Method and system for providing voice and data service 102 1999
 
LIN, JASON (1)
6,115,429 Data receiving method for receiving data through predetermined clear zones of a powerline 31 1995
 
Spherix Incorporated (1)
6,345,047 Computer telephony adapter and method 163 1998
 
BAE SYSTEMS PLC (1)
5,210,519 Digital data transmission 110 1991
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
5,619,252 Video telephone system and method for transmitting and receiving signals when there is a failure in the system 41 1996
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
6,075,787 Method and apparatus for messaging, signaling, and establishing a data link utilizing multiple modes over a multiple access broadband communications network 217 1997
 
ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC (1)
6,637,030 Broadband cable television and computer network 76 1997
 
Total Energy Management Consultants Corp. (TEMCO) (1)
4,749,992 Utility monitoring and control system 200 1986
 
BARD TECHNOLOGIES, U.S.A. A PARTNERSHIP OF NEW YORK (1)
4,646,296 Distributed telephone system 129 1984
 
VERIZON LABORATORIES INC. (1)
6,310,894 Method and apparatus for service multiplexing over telephone networks which employ bridged tap construction 81 1998
 
HARRIS CORPORATION (1)
4,367,548 Subscriber station for providing multiple services to a subscriber 220 1980
 
GUEST TEK INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD. (1)
6,934,754 Methods and apparatus for processing network data transmissions 98 2001
 
NORWEB PLC (1)
5,949,327 Coupling of telecommunications signals to a balanced power distribution network 109 1997
 
2WIRE, INC. (3)
6,778,646 System and method for coupling multiple home networks 93 1999
6,697,358 Emulation of phone extensions in a packet telephony distribution system 68 2002
7,301,940 Dual-use packet/analog phone or phone-adapter in a packet telephony distribution system 47 2002
 
DBI CORPORATION (1)
5,448,593 Frequency hopping time-diversity communications systems and transceivers for local area networks 58 1992
 
AVINTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,721,790 User settable unified workstation identification system 77 2000
 
OPTIS CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
6,069,588 Systems and methods for coaxially coupling an antenna to a radiotelephone through a window and amplifying signals adjacent and inside the window 177 1999
 
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. (2)
5,452,289 Computer-based multifunction personal communications system 352 1993
7,082,141 Computer implemented voice over data communication apparatus and method 38 2003
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
4,866,704 Fiber optic voice/data network 242 1988
 
TELEAUTOTOGRAPH CORPORATION (1)
4,638,298 Communication system having message repeating terminals 133 1985
 
NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION (1)
5,467,011 System for detection of the phase of an electrical signal on an alternating circuit power line 45 1994
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,489,894 Television paging system 98 1994
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (4)
5,023,868 Automated call handling apparatus 253 1990
5,343,240 Bidirectional video telephony using shared channels on coaxial cable networks 168 1991
5,268,666 Appliance control system providing out-of-context usage 124 1991
5,305,312 Apparatus for interfacing analog telephones and digital data terminals to an ISDN line 290 1992
 
Creative Integrated Systems, Inc. (1)
5,548,592 Home and small business phone system for operation on a single internal twisted pair line and methodology for operating the same 72 1995
 
ADC DSL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,998,964 Splitter 79 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
5,929,748 Automated home control using existing electrical lines as a communications medium 75 1997
6,348,875 Message formatting, authentication, and error detection in home control systems 39 1999
 
RCA Licensing Corporation (1)
4,386,436 Television remote control system for selectively controlling external apparatus through the AC power line 203 1981
 
NETWORK-1 SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC. (5)
6,215,789 Local area network for the transmission and control of audio, video, and computer data 138 1999
6,539,011 Method for initializing and allocating bandwidth in a permanent virtual connection for the transmission and control of audio, video, and computer data over a single network fabric 98 1999
6,570,890 Method for the transmission and control of audio, video, and computer data over a single network fabric using ethernet packets 111 1999
6,574,242 Method for the transmission and control of audio, video, and computer data over a single network fabric 86 1999
6,577,631 Communication switching module for the transmission and control of audio, video, and computer data over a single network fabric 148 1999
 
TUTANKHAMON ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
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5,570,085 Programmable distributed appliance control system 147 1994
 
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5,587,692 Common mode current cancellation in twisted pairs 87 1994
5,696,790 Method and apparatus for time dependent data transmission 117 1995
5,963,539 Method and apparatus for detecting collisions on a network 87 1997
5,963,595 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a bit sequence for transmission over POTS wiring 87 1997
6,292,517 Method and apparatus for detecting a data signal on a carrier medium 91 1998
6,678,321 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving a symbol over pots wiring using a multi-cycle waveform 93 1998
6,735,217 Method and apparatus for detecting collisions on a network using multi-cycle waveform pulses 87 1998
6,771,774 Filter arrangement for shaping a pulse propagated over pots wiring, and a method of manufacturing the same 82 1999
 
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
6,941,364 Modular-type home gateway system including ADSL controller and homePNA controller 62 2001
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GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5,999,612 Integrated telephony and data services over cable networks 131 1997
 
Kurtosis Ingenierie S.A. (1)
6,760,384 Method for the distribution of information 57 2000
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH (1)
6,151,480 System and method for distributing RF signals over power lines within a substantially closed environment 102 1997
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (3)
5,263,046 Spread-spectrum chirp communication with sharply defined bandwidth 57 1992
5,748,104 Wireless remote telemetry system 338 1996
5,777,544 Apparatus and method for controlling data communications having combination of wide and narrow band frequency protocols 85 1997
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (13)
4,300,126 Method and apparatus, for power line communications using zero crossing load interruption 45 1980
4,323,882 Method of, and apparatus for, inserting carrier frequency signal information onto distribution transformer primary winding 85 1980
4,408,186 Power line communication over ground and neutral conductors of plural residential branch circuits 95 1981
4,433,326 Power line communication system using the neutral and ground conductors of a residential branch circuit 32 1981
4,438,519 Methods, and apparatus, for transmitting high-bit-rate digital data in power line communication media having high harmonic noise content 45 1981
4,609,839 Noise inverter circuit for a power line communication system 25 1984
4,714,912 Single-conductor power line communications system 57 1986
4,745,391 Method of, and apparatus for, information communication via a power line conductor 110 1987
5,903,594 Power line communications spread spectrum protocol 40 1997
6,288,632 Apparatus and method for power line communication (PLC) 19 1999
6,346,875 GHM aggregator 62 2000
7,170,405 Method and apparatus for interfacing a power line carrier and an appliance 32 2000
6,665,384 Methods and apparatus for appliance communication interface 36 2001
 
3COM CORPORATION (1)
4,766,402 Apparatus for matching unbalanced R. F. baseband signals to balanced signals on a twisted two-wire line 148 1987
 
SIMPLE DIVICES (1)
7,142,934 Audio converter device and method for using the same 61 2001
 
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5,613,191 Customer premise wireless distribution of audio-video, control signals and voice using CDMA 185 1995
5,630,204 Customer premise wireless distribution of broad band signals and two-way communication of control signals over power lines 186 1995
5,793,413 Wireless video distribution 356 1995
6,069,890 Internet telephone service 443 1996
6,160,880 Local number portability service saver 65 1998
7,020,130 Method and apparatus for providing integrated voice and data services over a common interface device 49 2004
 
Electronic Innovators, Inc. (1)
5,349,644 Distributed intelligence engineering casualty and damage control management system using an AC power line carrier-current lan 56 1993
 
ATHEROS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
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FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
6,101,341 Photographic camera 53 1999
 
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Amtel Systems Corporation (2)
4,380,009 Message communication system 60 1980
4,538,136 Power line communication system utilizing a local oscillator 82 1981
 
ARKADOS, INC. (1)
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Phoenix Corporation (1)
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ERICSSON RAYNET (1)
5,845,190 Cable access device and method 109 1996
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (5)
5,421,030 Communications system and method for bi-directional communications between an upstream control facility and downstream user terminals 162 1991
5,341,415 Method and apparatus for sharing of common in-house wiring to permit multiple telephone carriers to serve the same customer 90 1992
5,926,479 Multiple protocol personal communications network system 60 1997
6,081,533 Method and apparatus for an application interface module in a subscriber terminal unit 188 1997
* 7,263,362 System and method for deploying multi-function access points in a data network 62 2002
 
TECHNOLOGIES FUTURES, INC. D/B/A ORION TECHNOLOGY (1)
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PITTWAY CORPORATION (1)
4,746,809 AC power line signaling system 46 1986
 
Lantel International Corp. (1)
4,631,367 Multi-line telephone system 45 1984
 
LANTIQ DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (2)
6,532,280 Integrated circuit card for computer communication 63 2000
6,996,729 DSL communication apparatus with lifeline functionality suitable for transmitting and receiving voice signals during power failure 49 2002
 
TURNSTONE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,574,313 Voice over DSL method and system for supporting a lifeline 63 2000
 
AT&T CORP. (13)
5,822,677 Shared hybrid-fiber coax transmission system having increased bandwidth in the upstream and downstream directions 88 1996
5,963,844 Hybrid fiber-coax system having at least one digital fiber node and increased upstream bandwidth 112 1996
6,049,531 Real-time multimedia conferencing over an ATM network using an intelligent ATM ADSL modem and ADSL access 214 1997
6,134,235 Pots/packet bridge 312 1997
6,307,862 Method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling a local area network 51 1998
6,339,594 Wan-based gateway 149 1998
6,452,923 Cable connected wan interconnectivity services for corporate telecommuters 256 1998
6,493,325 Method and apparatus for providing telephony over a computer network 32 1999
6,459,692 Intermittent node resolution for voice and data communication system 44 1999
6,580,710 Method and apparatus for facilitating intra-premises voice and data distribution using existing in-place POTS telephone lines 97 1999
6,400,815 Method and apparatus for subscriber line to telephone call distribution 49 2000
7,010,002 Broadband network with enterprise wireless communication method for residential and business environment 107 2001
7,206,322 System and method for using ADSL for introducing multiple derived lines over a single line 28 2002
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Burda Worldwide Technologies GMBH (1)
* 2011/0284,516 Modular heating and lighting system for the construction of lighting and heating elements 0 2009
 
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,228,252 Data coupler 1 2008
 
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. (4)
* 8,351,582 Network for telephony and data communication 1 2008
8,929,523 Network for telephony and data communication 0 2008
* 8,472,593 Telephone outlet with packet telephony adaptor, and a network using same 1 2010
* 2010/0189,098 TELEPHONE OUTLET WITH PACKET TELEPHONY ADAPTOR, AND A NETWORK USING SAME 2 2010
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