06334219 is referenced by 200 patents and cites 278 patents.

A method for monitoring at least one telephony communication n-bit channel, wherein one of the bits is a parity bit, includes sampling the parity bit of the n-bit channel. A probable bit error rate is derived from the sampling of the parity bit. The probable bit error rate can be compared to a pre-determined bit error rate value to determine if the at least one telephony communication n-bit channel is corrupted. If the at least one telephony communication n-bit channel is corrupted, the at least one telephony communication n-bit channel is re-allocated to an uncorrupted and unallocated telephony communication n-bit channel. Further, at least one unallocated telephony communication channel can be periodically monitored and error data accumulated to indicate the quality thereof.

Title
Channel selection for a hybrid fiber coax network
Application Number
8/673002
Publication Number
6334219 (B1)
Application Date
June 28, 1996
Publication Date
December 25, 2001
Inventor
Scott Sarnikowski
San Jose
CA, US
Joseph F Chiappetta
Trumbull
CT, US
Niranjan R Samant
Middletown
CT, US
Calvin G Nelson
Shorewood
MN, US
David S Russell
Minneapolis
MN, US
Adam Opoczynski
Plano
TX, US
Tammy Ferris
Bloomington
MN, US
Matt Downs
Bloomington
MN, US
Mark D Elpers
Elk River
MN, US
Heng Lou
Bloomington
MN, US
Somvay Boualouang
Bloomington
MN, US
John M Logajan
Arden Hills
MN, US
Joe Hall
Bloomington
MN, US
Thomas C Tucker
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Thomas Smigelski
Lake Zurich
MN, US
Darrell Berg
Bloomington
MN, US
Debra Lea Enfield
Chaska
MN, US
Jeff Solum
Bloomington
MN, US
Steven P Buska
Minnetonka
MN, US
Michael J Fort
Eagan
MN, US
James J Herrmann
Eagan
MN, US
Robert J Kirscht
Savage
MN, US
Mark S Wadman
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Jeffrey Brede
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Brian D Anderson
Plymouth
MN, US
Harold A Roberts
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Terrance J Hill
Fairfield
OH, US
Agent
Fogg Slifer & Polglaze PA
US
Assignee
ADC Telecommunications
MN, US
IPC
H04H 9/00
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