US Patent No: 7,990,908

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Addressable outlet, and a network using the same

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An addressable outlet for use as part of local area network based on wiring installed in a building, such as telephone, electrical, cable television, dedicated wiring, and the like. The use of such wiring for data communications networks in addition to the wiring's primary usage creates a need for ways of determining the condition of the network and monitoring this information remotely. Network condition includes such factors as continuity of wiring, connector status, connected devices, topology, signal delays, latencies, and routing patterns. Providing basic processing and addressing capabilities within the outlet permits messaging to and from specific individual outlets, thereby allowing inquiries and reports of the condition of the immediate environment of each outlet. In addition, outlets can be configured with sensors to report on voltage, temperature, and other measurable quantities.

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CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.OTTAWA ONTARIO, CA1288

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Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 314 2533

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6,229,818 Active isolation system and method for allowing local and remote data transfers across a common data link 70 1997
6,252,755 Apparatus and method for implementing a home network using customer-premises power lines 57 1999
 
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6,377,163 Power line communication circuit 18 2000
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7,081,827 Power over Ethernet-prioritized active splitter 36 2004
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6,177,884 Integrated power line metering and communication method and apparatus 74 1998
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6,975,209 In-line power tap device for Ethernet data signal 38 2002
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