US Patent No: 7,978,726

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Local area network of serial intelligent cells

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A serial intelligent cell (SIC) and a connection topology for local area networks using Electrically-conducting media. A local area network can be configured from a plurality of SIC's interconnected so that all communications between two adjacent SIC's is both point-to-point and bidirectional. Each SIC can be connected to one or more other SIC's to allow redundant communication paths. Communications in different areas of a SIC network are independent of one another, so that, unlike current bus topology and star topology, there is no fundamental limit on the size or extent of a SIC network. Each SIC can optionally be connected to one or more data terminals, computers, telephones, sensors, actuators, etc., to facilitate interconnectivity among such devices. Networks according to the present invention can be configured for a variety of applications, including a local telephone system, remote computer bus extender, multiplexers, PABX/PBX functionality, security systems, and local broadcasting services. The network can use dedicated wiring, as well as existing wiring as the in-house telephone or electrical wiring.

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CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO, CA1299

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Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 319 2623

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2004/0006,484 Method and system for media content data distribution and consumption 49 2002
 
CAP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
2002/0031,114 Priority packet transmission system for telephony, latency-sensitive data, best-effort data and video streams in a shared transmission media such as passive coax distribution 40 2001
2002/0116,720 Multi-band coax extender for in-building digital communication systems 45 2002
2004/0178,888 Bi-directional transfer of signals between a power line communication system and a coaxial distribution system 32 2004
 
CURRENT GRID, LLC (3)
6,624,532 System and method for utility network load control 113 2001
7,194,528 Method and apparatus for processing inbound data within a powerline based communication system 34 2001
7,142,094 Last leg power grid high-speed data transmitter and receiver structures 47 2003
 
ELCOM TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (3)
5,712,614 Power line communications system 104 1995
5,898,347 Large signal attenuator 14 1996
5,777,545 Remote control apparatus for power line communications system 63 1997
 
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4,303,993 Memory present apparatus 94 1979
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4,675,648 Passive signal coupler between power distribution systems for the transmission of data signals over the power lines 108 1984
 
LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC. (3)
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5,848,054 Repeater for transmission system for controlling and determining the status of electrical devices from remote locations 178 1996
5,905,442 Method and apparatus for controlling and determining the status of electrical devices from remote locations 317 1996
 
MAIN.NET COMMUNICATIONS LTD. (3)
6,995,657 Power line communication system 51 2001
7,406,536 Dynamic power line access connection 18 2002
2004/0037,317 Multimedia communications over power lines 88 2003
 
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4,556,865 Data transmission system utilizing power line 37 1982
4,599,598 Data transmission system utilizing power line 84 1985
 
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. (3)
5,032,819 Data communications system 108 1989
5,181,240 Data circuit-terminating equipment with power source device 51 1991
5,461,671 Telephone line power utility circuit 63 1993
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
4,745,392 Noise reduction in signal transmission system over building power distribution wiring 30 1982
4,611,274 Data transmission system via power supply line 44 1983
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3COM CORPORATION (2)
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2005/0177,640 Method for selectively providing access to voice and data networks by use of intelligent hardware 60 2001
 
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5,978,373 Wide area network system providing secure transmission 102 1997
 
Amtel Systems Corporation (2)
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4,538,136 Power line communication system utilizing a local oscillator 79 1981
 
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4,672,605 Data and voice communications system 404 1984
4,724,435 Bi-directional data telemetry system 218 1985
 
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6,081,533 Method and apparatus for an application interface module in a subscriber terminal unit 174 1997
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (2)
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5,268,666 Appliance control system providing out-of-context usage 110 1991
 
AT&T Information Systems Inc. (2)
4,807,225 Telephone line carrier system 139 1987
4,924,492 Method and apparatus for wideband transmission of digital signals between, for example, a telephone central office and customer premises 177 1988
 
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6,317,884 Video, data and telephony gateway 206 1998
 
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5,726,980 Time division duplex communications repeater 87 1996
 
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6,567,981 Audio/video signal redistribution system 115 2000
 
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6,681,013 Power feeding system for telephone terminal in LAN 44 1999
 
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2008/0013,637 MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, POWER LINE COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT, AND MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION METHOD 19 2007
 
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7,406,094 Power line communication network 18 2001
 
SIGMA DESIGNS ISRAEL S.D.I. LTD. (2)
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7,408,949 Hybrid telephone, non-telephone network 40 2004
 
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6,240,166 LAN connection using analog modems via telephone wiring 83 1998
 
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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD., A CORPORATION OF BERMUDA (2)
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5,699,276 Utility meter providing an interface between a digital network and home electronics 136 1995
 
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6,084,758 Power distribution system with circuit breakers remotely resettable by signals transmitted over the power lines 44 1998
 
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5,070,442 Computerized door locking and monitoring system using power-line carrier components 38 1989
 
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4,197,431 Subscriber loop feed apparatus 36 1978
 
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4,535,447 Remote monitoring system transmitter 24 1983
 
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4,864,588 Remote control system, components and methods 87 1987
 
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6,005,476 Electronic identification, control, and security system for consumer electronics and the like 60 1998
 
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5,400,068 Video telephone 51 1992
 
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5,475,363 Disaster prevention monitoring apparatus 23 1994
 
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4,551,721 Method for initializing a token-passing local-area network 78 1983
 
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6,040,759 Communication system for providing broadband data services using a high-voltage cable of a power system 157 1998
 
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6,792,323 Method, system, and computer program product for managing controlled residential or non-residential environments 148 2003
 
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5,025,443 Digital data over voice communication 104 1989
 
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6,430,199 Method and system for distributing telephone and broadband services over the copper pairs within a service location 87 1998
 
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2008/0013,612 Home Network Testing 20 2007
 
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