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, CA1452

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Binder, Yehuda Hasharon, IL 209 3251

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Novano Corporation (1)
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Asoka USA Corporation (6)
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