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Murali Aravamudan, Robert F Henrick, Rangamani Sundar, Gregory James Xikes: Assignable associate priorities for user-definable instant messaging buddy groups. Lucent Technologies, Guy H Eriksen, October 9, 2001: US06301609 (768 worldwide citation)

A unified messaging solution and services platform is provided by utilizing the features and capabilities associated with instant messaging to locate a registered user, query the user for a proposed message disposition, and coordinate services among a plurality of communication devices, modes, and c ...


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James D Bobeck, Edward Alan Clark: Method and apparatus for messaging, signaling, and establishing a data link utilizing multiple modes over a multiple access broadband communications network. Lucent Technologies, Guy H Eriksen, June 13, 2000: US06075787 (206 worldwide citation)

The specification relates to a broadband multiple access protocol for bi-directional hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks and other shared media networks. The protocol supports downstream broadcast transmission from headend to cable modem, and also provides for allocation of bandwidth for cable modems t ...


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Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alan Jay Stein: Motion estimation with weighting prediction. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Paul P Kiel, Guy H Eriksen, May 20, 2008: US07376186 (99 worldwide citation)

A video encoder and decoder are provided for encoding and decoding video signal data for an image block and a particular reference picture index to predict the image block, where the encoder includes a reference picture weighting factor selector having an output indicative of a weighting factor corr ...


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Mooi Choo Chuah, On Ching Yue: Method for determining label assignments for a router. Lucent Technologies, Guy H Eriksen, June 18, 2002: US06408001 (88 worldwide citation)

Overhead is reduced and packet transport efficiency is increased for a flow of switched packets from a router by identifying a plurality of packets having a common destination node within a network and transmitting at least one control message to establish the flow of switched packets; the at least ...


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Larry Cecil Brown, John Alan Gervais: Communication parameter adjustment system in an internet compatible bi-directional communication system. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Ronald H Kurdyla, Guy H Eriksen, October 3, 2006: US07116685 (83 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional communication system advantageously automatically senses and reports problems to a central operator network management station and operates with fewer subscriber service interruptions by detecting and correcting such conditions before they result in subscriber service interruption. ...


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Bharat Tarachand Doshi, Subrahmanyam Dravida, George John Kustka, Peter D Magill, Curtis A Siller, Kotikalapudi Sriram: Method and apparatus enabling multiple access for multiple services and multiple transmission modes over a broadband communication network utilizing an adaptive digital access protocol. Lucent Technologies, Guy H Eriksen, March 21, 2000: US06041051 (79 worldwide citation)

The specification relates to a broadband multiple access protocol for bi-directional hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks. The protocol supports downstream broadcast transmission from headend to cable modem, and also provides for allocation of bandwidth for cable modems to transmit back to the headend. ...


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Daniel Yousef Al Salameh, Gabriela Livescu: Optical monitoring apparatus and method for network provisioning and maintenance. Lucent Technologies, Guy H Eriksen, November 13, 2001: US06317231 (60 worldwide citation)

Optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical signal conversion is substantially eliminated for performance of monitoring and maintenance functions within a wavelength-division-multiplexed optical network having a Network Control Element by detecting optical intensities of signals conveyed over wa ...


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Cristina Gomila, Jill MacDonald Boyce: Deblocking filter conditioned on pixel brightness. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Guy H Eriksen, June 14, 2005: US06907079 (48 worldwide citation)

An encoder, decoder, and corresponding method are disclosed for encoding pixel data as a plurality of block transform coefficients and decoding encoded block transform coefficients to provide reconstructed pixel data, the encoder and/or decoder includes a conditional deblocking filter for filtering ...


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Jill MacDonald Boyce: Mixed inter/intra video coding of macroblock partitions. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Paul P Kiel, Guy H Eriksen, December 16, 2008: US07466774 (43 worldwide citation)

A video encoder and corresponding method are provided for mixed inter/intra encoding of a macroblock having a plurality of partitions, where the encoder includes a reference picture weighting applicator coupled with a reference picture weighting factor unit for assigning weighting factors correspond ...


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Philippe Leyendecker: Process for recording a scrambled MPEG stream. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Ronald H Kurdyla, Guy H Eriksen, July 18, 2006: US07079752 (42 worldwide citation)

A process whereby scrambled data of the stream are, in parallel with their recording (6), descrambled (2, 3) so as to extract (4) therefrom additional data corresponding to information required by at least one function of the special mode or “trick mode” (fast forward, fast rewind, accelerated motio ...