Addressable outlet, and a network using the same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7990908
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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, CA1439

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Binder, Yehuda Hod Hasharon, IL 219 3627

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Novano Corporation (1)
8858263 Service over ethernet InterConnectable wall plate (SoEICWP) module 0 2011
 
Sandia Corporation (1)
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* 2010/0189,098 TELEPHONE OUTLET WITH PACKET TELEPHONY ADAPTOR, AND A NETWORK USING SAME 2 2010
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* 8855277 Telephone outlet for implementing a local area network over telephone lines and a local area network using such outlets 0 2013
* 2013/0137,296 A TELEPHONE OUTLET FOR IMPLEMENTING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK OVER TELEPHONE LINES AND A LOCAL AREA NETWORK USING SUCH OUTLETS 1 2013
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