US Patent No: 7,876,767

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Network combining wired and non-wired segments

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050254516

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A local area network (60) within a residence or other building, including both wired (5) and non-wired segments (53). The wired segments are based on new or existing wires (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e) in the building, wherein access to the wires is provided by means of outlets (61a, 61d), such as a telephone system, electrical power distribution system, or cable television wiring system. The non-wired segments are based on communication using propagated waves such as radio, sound, or light (e.g. infrared). The wired and non-wired segments interface in the outlet, using a module (50) that serves as mediator between the segments. The module can be integrated into the outlet, partially housed in the outlet, or attached externally to the outlet. Such a network allows for integrated communication of data units (24b) connected by wires and data units (24a, 24d) connected without wires.

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Patent Owner(s)

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CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO, CA1274

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 327 2941

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6,549,120 Device for sending and receiving data through power distribution transformers 71 2000
 
MacPhy Technologies, Inc. (1)
2005/0076,149 Method and apparatus for providing broadband wireless access services using the low voltage power line 121 2003
 
INTEL CORPORATION (7)
5,187,865 Method of coupling lf signals by means of power line communications coupler 24 1992
5,896,443 Phone line computer networking 134 1997
6,130,896 Wireless LAN segments with point coordination 146 1997
6,272,551 Network adapter for transmitting network packets between a host device and a power line network 66 1998
6,249,213 Method for transmitting information over an alternating current power line through a plurality of frequency orthogonal subchannels 35 1998
7,009,946 Method and apparatus for multi-access wireless communication 112 2000
2004/0083,262 Servicing device aggregates 83 2002
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
4,763,104 Gateway for use in load control system 36 1987
2005/0239,400 Radio access line extending device 36 2004
 
CIC GLOBAL, LLC (1)
5,903,213 Device for energy load control 40 1996
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
5,929,748 Automated home control using existing electrical lines as a communications medium 75 1997
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (1)
2005/0073,968 Self-configuring, adaptive, three-dimensional, wireless network 86 2003
 
XANTECH CORPORATION (1)
4,509,211 Infrared extension system 120 1983
 
ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K.K. (1)
2004/0125,870 Interconnecting device with built-in power line communication modem 31 2003
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
2004/0123,322 Combining multimedia signaling and wireless network signaling on a common communication medium 37 2002
 
OMRON CORPORATION (1)
5,835,005 Power-line data transmission method and system utilizing relay stations 111 1995
 
Communications Manufacturing Company (1)
5,896,569 Wireless access to telephone network dial tone 29 1996
 
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,452,910 Bridging apparatus for interconnecting a wireless PAN and a wireless LAN 144 2000
 
OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. (1)
4,973,940 Optimum impedance system for coupling transceiver to power line carrier network 75 1987
 
NEC Home Electronics Ltd. (1)
4,866,733 Radio bus system 68 1987
 
TDK CORPORATION (2)
6,987,430 Power line communication system and power line branching apparatus 24 2002
2006/0140,260 Power supply line communication modem and power supply line communication system 29 2004
 
PULSE ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
7,003,102 Telecommunications gateway and method 101 2001
 
Echelon Corporation (14)
5,113,498 Input/output section for an intelligent cell which provides sensing, bidirectional communications and control 142 1990
5,034,882 Multiprocessor intelligent cell for a network which provides sensing, bidirectional communications and control 56 1990
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
5,355,114 Reconstruction of signals using redundant channels 186 1994
5,521,491 Phase detecting device for determining phase angle between two electrical signals 41 1995
5,579,335 Split band processing for spread spectrum communications 59 1995
5,748,671 Adaptive reference pattern for spread spectrum detection 56 1995
6,896,551 Power line phase coupler system 19 2000
7,198,521 Power line phase coupler system 19 2004
 
Echelon Systems Corporation (3)
5,018,138 Protocol for network having a plurality of intelligent cells 110 1988
4,979,183 Transceiver employing direct sequence spread spectrum techniques 109 1989
5,257,006 Method and apparatus for power line communications 161 1990
 
HOCHIKI CORPORATION (1)
5,475,363 Disaster prevention monitoring apparatus 25 1994
 
Smart Labs, Inc. (1)
7,345,998 Mesh network of intelligent devices communicating via powerline and radio frequency 58 2004
 
VITLCOM, INC. (1)
6,659,947 Wireless LAN architecture for integrated time-critical and non-time-critical services within medical facilities 194 2000
 
IES TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,815,086 Automated appliance control system 141 1996
 
BBC Brown, Boveri & Company, Limited (1)
4,800,363 Method for data transmission via an electric distribution system and transmission system for carrying out the method 60 1987
 
NEC CORPORATION (6)
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
5,708,705 Wallhung arrangement for a cordless telephone 70 1995
5,828,663 Access control system for wireless-lan terminals 71 1995
6,353,599 Wireless enumeration 65 1997
* 7,486,648 Wireless extension of local area networks 21 2000
 
POLYTRAX INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,671,501 Signal transmission circuit 16 2000
 
STATSIGNAL IPC, LLC (2)
5,926,531 Transmitter for accessing pay-type telephones 224 1997
6,618,578 System and method for communicating with a remote communication unit via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) 142 1999
 
ID8 GROUP R2 STUDIOS, INC. (1)
6,792,323 Method, system, and computer program product for managing controlled residential or non-residential environments 158 2003
 
Wireless Logic, Inc. (1)
5,930,719 Data and voice cordless telephone system 61 1996
 
Consultant's Choice Inc. (1)
4,580,276 System and method for transporting data 73 1983
 
HONEYWELL REGELSYSTEME GMBH (1)
5,049,876 Data communication system 24 1989
 
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. (6)
5,841,360 Distributed serial control system 181 1996
6,396,391 Communications and control network having multiple power supplies 159 1998
6,956,826 Local area network for distributing data communication, sensing and control signals 88 1999
6,690,677 Network for telephony and data communication 107 1999
6,549,616 Telephone outlet for implementing a local area network over telephone lines and a local area network using such outlets 96 2000
* 6,842,459 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 117 2000
 
SMARTLABS, INC. (1)
2006/0210,278 Remote operation of local or distant infrared-controllable and non-infrared-controllable devices 27 2005
 
PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
6,996,837 Terminal equipment for cable television 49 2000
 
MITEL KNOWLEDGE CORPORATION (1)
4,459,434 Home telephone exchange 117 1981
 
THOMSON LICENSING (2)
6,577,231 Clock synchronization over a powerline modem network for multiple devices 73 2001
7,117,520 System and method for voice/data transmission over cable networks 47 2003
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
7,247,793 Wall plate adapter for coupling home network control signals to AC power wiring 28 2005
 
SERCCNET LTD. (1)
7,106,721 Telephone communication system over a single telephone line 96 2000
 
DANA INNOVATIONS (1)
7,155,214 I-port controller 53 2004
 
Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd. (1)
4,462,113 Cordless transmitting and receiving apparatus 63 1982
 
THINK UN-LTD., 170 KNOWLES DRIVE, SUITE 205, LOS GATOS, CA 95030, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,918,690 Network and intelligent cell for providing sensing, bidirectional communications and control 329 1987
 
Honeywell Inc. (2)
4,551,721 Method for initializing a token-passing local-area network 81 1983
7,027,416 Multi tier wireless communication system 67 1997
 
LOGUS BROADBAND WIRELESS SOLUTIONS INC. (1)
2007/0019,959 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING SIGNALS BETWEEN A FIBER NETWORK AND A WIRELESS NETWORK ANTENNA 28 2006
 
Honeywell Information Systems Inc. (2)
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
 
Goldstar Co., Ltd. (1)
5,155,466 Automatic frequency control system 27 1991
 
CONTROL-SENSE SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,099,444 Peripheral data acquisition transmission and control device 42 1989
5,400,246 Peripheral data acquisition, monitor, and adaptive control system via personal computer 575 1992
 
ALCATEL N.V. (2)
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
 
ROBERT R. DETORE (1)
5,982,276 Magnetic field based power transmission line communication method and system 123 1998
 
RESOURCE CONSORTIUM LIMITED (1)
2005/0018,648 Infrared signal distribution and management system and method 40 2004
 
RPX CORPORATION (3)
5,774,526 Reconfigurable on-demand telephone and data line system 114 1996
7,406,094 Power line communication network 20 2001
7,164,346 Routing device and method for a powerline network 14 2002
 
POWERMEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,281,784 Information and control communication over power lines 61 1999
 
NEXT LEVEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,317,884 Video, data and telephony gateway 225 1998
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD. (4)
4,377,804 Synchronous data transmission system utilizing AC power line 42 1980
4,556,865 Data transmission system utilizing power line 42 1982
4,599,598 Data transmission system utilizing power line 87 1985
5,722,076 Intra-premises communication system 78 1995
 
VALENCE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. (2)
2002/0095,662 Utilizing powerline networking as a general purpose transport for a variety of signals 69 2001
2003/0067,910 Voice conferencing over a power line 97 2002
 
M&FC HOLDING COMPANY, INC., A DE. CORP. (1)
4,481,501 Transformer arrangement for coupling a communication signal to a three-phase power line 73 1981
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (4)
5,572,575 Cordless telephone system having speaker phone function 54 1995
6,288,631 Power-line carrier communications system 32 1999
6,934,170 AC adaptor integral-type household-power-line coupler 21 2003
7,049,939 Power line carrier system 25 2003
 
QUAD POWERLINE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
2008/0165,463 THERMAL MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POWERLINE COMMUNICATIONS 21 2007
 
YITRAN COMMUNICATIONS LTD. (1)
2003/0103,521 Channel access method for powerline carrier based media access control protocol 128 2001
 
ARRIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
2005/0084,004 Wireless DOCSIS modem 25 2004
 
YAGI ANTENNA CO., LTD. (1)
5,150,365 Communication system for coexistent base band and broad band signals 52 1990
 
Renishaw Controls Limited (1)
4,901,218 Communications adaptor for automated factory system 150 1988
 
SONY CORPORATION (4)
5,321,846 Signal transmission system with quicker response and with parallel and serial outputs 127 1991
6,930,987 Communication device communication method, and communication terminal device 58 2000
6,396,393 Transmitting device, receiving device, and receiving method 54 2000
6,985,714 Communication system, communication terminal and communication method 88 2002
 
ASEA BROWN BOVERI LTD. (1)
5,029,334 Process for transferring data packets 32 1990
 
COMVERGE, INC. (1)
6,151,330 Electric power supply management system 74 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (6)
4,556,866 Power line carrier FSK data system 57 1983
5,579,221 Home automation system having user controlled definition function 190 1994
2002/0035,624 Gateway and a method for operating the same 112 2001
7,292,859 Apparatus and method for managing device information through networks 59 2004
2005/0038,875 Apparatus for managing home-devices remotely in home-network and method thereof 88 2004
2005/0226,206 System and method for wireless network in coordinator-based wireless environment 20 2005
 
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE (1)
5,497,142 Directional separator-coupler circuit for medium-frequency carrier currents on a low-voltage electrical line 75 1993
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (8)
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
7,323,968 Cross-phase adapter for powerline communications (PLC) network 19 2005
2007/0213,879 Systems and methods for use in providing local power line communication 39 2006
2008/0136,915 WALL MOUNT CAMERA 24 2007
 
SBC PROPERTIES, L.P. (1)
2002/0037,004 Home gateway system and method 96 2001
 
NWF INDUSTRIES (1)
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
 
IKANOS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,725,059 System and method for improving communications between a digital loop carrier and a central office 51 1999
 
DISTRIBUTION CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
4,914,418 Outbound detector system and method 35 1989
4,963,853 Simultaneous inbound multi-channel communication system using electricity distribution network 38 1989
5,198,796 Outbound signal detector system and method 66 1991
5,262,755 Inbound communications using electricity distribution network 30 1991
 
Dyalem Concepts Inc. (1)
5,614,811 Power line control system 60 1995
 
GTE AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC INCORPORATED, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,468,538 Wireless telephone system with high level dial pulse signalling 19 1982
 
ARTOIS LLC (1)
7,257,106 Broadband communications access device 79 2003
 
DIGITAL GRID, INC. (1)
7,242,729 Signal decoding method and apparatus 33 2005
 
X10 WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,397,288 Rf PC interface 37 1999
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,845,466 System for high speed digital transmission in repetitive noise environment 66 1987
 
FCA US LLC (1)
5,950,149 Method for testing vehicle electrical system during manufacturing 42 1997
 
TRENCH LIMITED (1)
6,683,531 Coupling device for providing a communications link for RF broadband data signals to a power line and method for installing same 58 2001
 
RECOTON CORPORATION (1)
4,980,665 Remote control repeater 40 1988
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
2001/0001,008 Transmitter/receiver for GMSK and Offset-QAM 12 2000
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
2007/0112,939 System and method for home automation 93 2005
 
LGZ Landis & Gyr Zug AG (1)
4,371,867 Transmitting signals over alternating current power networks 33 1980
 
NOKIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS OY (1)
6,032,057 Cellular radio system repeater and base station 56 1996
 
GridComm, Inc. (1)
4,577,333 Composite shift keying communication system 90 1984
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (3)
2004/0250,273 Digital video broadcast device decoder 127 2001
7,209,945 Application services gateway 61 2002
2005/0086,694 Digital residential entertainment system 84 2004
 
SEMTECH LTD. (1)
5,929,749 System for improved communication and control over power lines 36 1997
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (1)
4,835,517 Modem for pseudo noise communication on A.C. lines 185 1984
 
HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
5,581,229 Communication system for a power distribution line 111 1993
6,154,488 Low frequency bilateral communication over distributed power lines 108 1997
6,177,884 Integrated power line metering and communication method and apparatus 92 1998
7,180,412 Power line communication system having time server 52 2003
 
THALIA PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
2002/0011,923 Appliance Communication And Control System And Appliance For Use In Same 123 2000
6,587,739 Appliance communication and control system and appliances for use in same 239 2000
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (2)
6,218,931 Home-appliance network with nodes identified by direct-sequence spreading codes 58 1999
6,252,755 Apparatus and method for implementing a home network using customer-premises power lines 66 1999
 
PULSAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
4,471,399 Power-line baseband communication system 101 1982
4,636,771 Power line communications terminal and interface circuit associated therewith 105 1984
 
TERADATA US, INC. (1)
6,771,164 Automatic identification of local devices 24 2002
 
ANVIL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
4,703,306 Appliance system 138 1986
 
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,985,072 Apparatus and method for a low-rate data transmission mode over a power line 53 2001
 
ATI SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,986,574 System and method for communication between remote locations 152 1997
 
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
4,642,607 Power line carrier communications system transformer bridge 150 1985
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2006/0133,465 Wireless home repeater for satellite radio products 21 2005
 
SOPHISTICATED POWERLINE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,772,870 Power line communication system 142 1986
 
NEXTIVITY, INC. (1)
2006/0172,781 Short-range cellular booster 46 2006
 
Wireless Roots LTD. (1)
2005/0152,337 Apparatus for allowing handheld wireless devices to communicate voice and information over preexisting telephone lines 88 2004
 
LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (3)
6,901,439 Method of adding a device to a network 192 2000
2007/0177,495 LAN BY ULTRA-WIDEBAND SYSTEM AND METHOD 22 2007
2007/0198,748 POWER LINE COMMUNICATION HUB SYSTEM AND METHOD 81 2007
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
2006/0109,185 Portable radio communication apparatus provided with a part of a housing operating as an antenna 24 2005
 
FOX ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (1)
7,079,012 System and method for distributing broadband communication signals over power lines 19 2004
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (3)
2002/0038,459 Method and arrangement for locally and wirelessly distributing broadband data 61 2001
7,113,763 Bluetooth access point and remote bluetooth modules for powerline based networking 30 2002
2005/0181,839 Devices and methods for simultaneous battery charging and data transmission in a mobile terminal 25 2004
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (1)
5,726,980 Time division duplex communications repeater 90 1996
 
CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. (1)
2002/0056,116 Home bus computer system and method 21 2001
 
PCS WIRELESS, INC. (3)
5,321,736 Distributed RF repeater arrangement for cordless telephones 112 1992
5,390,235 Cordless telephone system and switching control method therefor 20 1993
5,590,173 Delay insensitive base station-to-handset interface for radio telephone systems 62 1995
 
VULCAN VENTURES, INC. (1)
5,406,249 Method and structure for coupling power-line carrier current signals using common-mode coupling 90 1993
 
Epigram (1)
6,026,150 Network protocol--based home entertainment network 146 1997
 
LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
2007/0206,629 Network Equipment Applied In Power Line Carrier Communication System 32 2007
 
PCS MICROCELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5,377,255 RF repeaters for time division duplex cordless telephone systems 33 1992
5,634,191 Self-adjusting RF repeater arrangements for wireless telephone systems 59 1994
 
CONTROL4 CORPORATION (1)
7,106,261 System for remotely controlling an electrical switching device 69 2005
 
ERICSSON OMC LIMITED (1)
5,276,918 Mobile radio telephone with booster unit 32 1991
 
HOME TOUCH LIGHTING SYSTEMS LLC (2)
6,377,163 Power line communication circuit 23 2000
6,559,757 Data communication over power lines 39 2000
 
X-10 LTD. (1)
6,229,433 Appliance control 79 1999
 
EAST WEST BANK (1)
6,831,921 Wireless internet access system 81 2002
 
GURADIAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A CORP. OF OHIO (1)
4,999,613 Remote confinement system 114 1989
 
NHK INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
5,537,637 Medium-frequency radio broadcasting retransmission system for confined and electromagnetically shielded areas 24 1994
 
Eva Cogenics Inc Euaday Division (1)
5,870,016 Power line carrier data transmission systems having signal conditioning for the carrier data signal 91 1997
 
CHEN, ABRAHAM Y. (1)
5,596,631 Station controller for distributed single line PABX 75 1994
 
MISONIMO CHI ACQUISITIONS L.L.C. (1)
2006/0274,745 System and Method for Transparent Wireless Bridging of Communication Channel Segments 25 2006
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (4)
4,433,284 Power line communications bypass around delta-wye transformer 80 1982
4,458,236 Communications signal coupling around wye/delta power transformation 23 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
 
PCTEL MARYLAND, INC. (1)
5,937,342 Wireless local distribution system using standard power lines 109 1997
 
HERMANN, LAWRENCE W., DALLAS, (1)
4,885,803 System and method for controlling a plurality of electronic entertainment devices 155 1987
 
Pico Electronics Limited (1)
4,638,299 Electrical appliance control 60 1983
 
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 90 1995
 
Video Technology Engineering, Ltd. (1)
5,297,203 Digital cordless telephone apparatus 93 1993
 
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
 
DOO WON CO., LTD. (1)
7,009,527 Control system for suppling power by power line communication 35 2001
 
WIRE 21, INC. (5)
5,351,272 Communications apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving multiple modulated signals over electrical lines 155 1992
5,559,377 Transformer coupler for communication over various lines 133 1994
5,592,482 Video distribution system using in-wall wiring 155 1994
5,717,685 Transformer coupler for communication over various lines 115 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. (5)
6,972,688 Power supply with modular integrated networking 24 2004
6,989,734 Modulated data transfer between a system and its power supply 22 2004
7,209,719 Home power line network connected phone 54 2004
7,136,270 Surge protector including data pass-through 22 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
 
RADIALL ANTENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,600,333 Active repeater antenna assembly 72 1995
 
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics S.A. (4)
5,406,248 Method and apparatus for managing information transmissions on an electrical distribution circuit 26 1992
5,410,292 Method and system for communicating information within a dwelling or a property 50 1992
6,212,658 Method for the correction of a message in an installation 54 1994
5,818,710 Intelligent electric socket 45 1997
 
HOMERUN HOLDINGS CORP. (1)
7,266,344 Remotely activated bridge device for use with a home network and methods for programming and using the same 38 2004
 
TeleNetwork, Inc. (1)
6,275,144 Variable low frequency offset, differential, ook, high-speed power-line communication 75 2000
 
HINES & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
6,005,476 Electronic identification, control, and security system for consumer electronics and the like 63 1998
 
OSRAM SYLVANIA INC. (2)
5,264,823 Power line communication system 73 1992
5,691,691 Power-line communication system using pulse transmission on the AC line 82 1997
 
FINOC DESIGN CONSULTING OY (1)
6,850,560 Data transmission method, terminal equipment and data transmission system 13 2001
 
FERRANTI SUBSEA SYSTEMS, LTD., A CORP OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1)
4,641,126 Multiple-mode electrical power and communications interface 43 1984
 
COMSOURCE SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,168,510 Spread spectrum-time diversity communications systems and transceivers for multidrop area networks 68 1989
 
CANBERRA ALBUQUERQUE, INC. (1)
5,689,242 Connecting a portable device to a network 63 1994
 
WMX, LLC (1)
7,324,824 Wireless network monitoring system 75 2004
 
ABB POWER T&D COMPANY, INC., A DE CORP. (17)
4,355,303 Receiver for a distribution network power line carrier communication system 41 1981
4,357,598 Three-phase power distribution network communication system 93 1981
4,382,248 Remote device for a multi-phase power distribution network communication system 25 1981
4,402,059 Load management terminal 31 1981
4,427,968 Distribution network communication system with flexible message routes 144 1981
4,467,314 Electric utility communication system with field installation terminal and load management terminal with remotely assignable unique address 98 1982
4,644,321 Wireless power line communication apparatus 109 1984
4,668,934 Receiver apparatus for three-phase power line carrier communications 99 1984
4,686,382 Switch bypass circuit for power line communication systems 86 1985
4,766,414 Power line communication interference preventing circuit 73 1986
4,746,897 Apparatus for transmitting and receiving a power line 83 1987
4,841,281 Apparatus for controlling a switching amplifier 31 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
5,694,108 Apparatus and methods for power network coupling 75 1996
5,933,073 Apparatus and methods for power network coupling 113 1997
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (2)
2007/0167,144 Communication apparatus and communication method 42 2007
2008/0013,637 MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, POWER LINE COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT, AND MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION METHOD 22 2007
 
GE SECURITY, INC. (1)
6,441,723 Highly reliable power line communications system 216 2000
 
BLACK & DECKER INC. (1)
4,755,792 Security control system 232 1987
 
4013212 CANADA INC. (1)
5,432,838 Communication system 84 1993
 
PANASONIC COMMUNICATIONS CO., LTD. (1)
6,975,211 Control apparatus and control method for managing communications between multiple electrical appliances through a household power line network 24 2003
 
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
2007/0268,886 Method and apparatus for distributed indication of VoIP telephone calls 20 2005
 
SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., A DE CORP. (2)
4,467,140 Microprocessor-based cordless telephone system 47 1981
4,706,274 Cordless telephone system 79 1984
 
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 6,653,932 System and method for achieving wireless communications coverage in a local area 93 1999
 
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
 
APPLE INC. (2)
5,619,505 Method for producing and recovering a data stream for a DMT transceiver 81 1995
5,983,117 System and method for interfacing a standard telephony device to a wireless communication system 85 1996
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (8)
5,922,047 Apparatus, method and system for multimedia control and communication 88 1996
5,940,400 Method, device, wireless transceiver and computer for providing collision detection in wireless carrier sense multiple access systems 61 1996
5,982,363 Personal computer-based set-top converter for television services 114 1997
6,493,875 In-home wireless 188 1998
6,438,109 Method to establish a home network on multiple physical layers 62 2000
6,857,132 Head end multiplexer to select and transmit video-on-demand and other requested programs and services 72 2000
6,822,946 Wireless bridge for a broadband network 50 2000
7,035,270 Home networking gateway 159 2000
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (1)
5,574,964 Signal distribution system 185 1995
 
JINGPIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,995,593 Wire/wireless communication system for communicating between two locations using telephone network 60 1997
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
2005/0268,322 Apparatus and method for utilizing a pre-existing power grid to provide internet access to a home or office or the like 33 2005
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
5,619,251 Two-way CATV system and remote control system 90 1994
6,018,690 Power supply control method, power supply control system and computer program product 98 1997
2005/0076,375 Data transmission apparatus and power supply control method for use in the same 38 2004
 
NIPPON COLIN, LTD., (1)
4,697,166 Method and apparatus for coupling transceiver to power line carrier system 88 1986
 
FLEET CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
5,070,442 Computerized door locking and monitoring system using power-line carrier components 41 1989
 
EATON CORPORATION (2)
6,084,758 Power distribution system with circuit breakers remotely resettable by signals transmitted over the power lines 46 1998
2004/0235,468 Wireless network clustering communication system, wireless communication network, and access port for same 78 2003
 
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TEKCEM (1)
* 8,599,872 Multichannel interfacing device having a switching circuit 0 2011
 
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. (2)
* 8,351,582 Network for telephony and data communication 1 2008
8,929,523 Network for telephony and data communication 0 2008
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