US Patent No: 7,688,841

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Modular outlet

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In conjunction with a wiring in a house carrying data network signal, a modular outlet comprising of a base module and interface module. The base module connects to the wiring and attached to a wall. The interface module provides a data unit connection. The interface module is mechanically attached to the base module and electrically connected thereto. The wiring may also carry basic service signal such as telephone, electrical power and cable television (CATV). In such a case, the outlet will provide the relevant connectivity either as part of the base module or as part of the interface module. Both proprietary and industry standard interfaces can be used to interconnect the module. Furthermore, a standard computer expansion card (such as PCI, PCMCIA and alike) may be used as interface module.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO, CA1297

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 327 2914

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Novano Corporation (1)
8,858,263 Service over ethernet InterConnectable wall plate (SoEICWP) module 0 2011
 
ASOKA USA CORPORATION (3)
8,755,946 Method and apparatus for using PLC-based sensor units for communication and streaming media delivery, and for monitoring and control of power usage of connected appliances 0 2011
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8,644,166 Sensor having an integrated Zigbee® device for communication with Zigbee® enabled appliances to control and monitor Zigbee® enabled appliances 1 2011
 
OUTSMART POWER SYSTEMS, LLC (3)
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8,797,723 Providing additional electrical functionality to a node 1 2011
8,638,085 Apparatus and methods for mapping a wired network 0 2011
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