David Mathew Pepe, Lisa B Blitzer, James Joseph Brockman, William Cruz, Dwight Omar Hakim, Richard Reid Hovey, Michael Kramer, Dawn Diane Petr, Josefa Ramaroson, Gerardo Ramirez, Yang Wei Wang, Robert G White: System and method for providing protocol translation and filtering to access the world wide web from wireless or low-bandwidth networks. Bell Communications Research, James W Falk, Joseph Giordano, September 30, 1997: US05673322 (676 worldwide citation)

An interface between a protected computer or computer network and the World Wide Web (WWW). The interface comprises a split proxy system that encapsulates TCP/IP transmissions into a script transmission, which is not subject to problems in high latency systems, thereby greatly improving WWW access, ...

Scott C Deerwester, Susan T Dumais, George W Furnas, Richard A Harshman, Thomas K Landauer, Karen E Lochbaum, Lynn A Streeter: Computer information retrieval using latent semantic structure. Bell Communications Research, James W Falk, John T Peoples, June 13, 1989: US04839853 (425 worldwide citation)

A methodology for retrieving textual data objects is disclosed. The information is treated in the statistical domain by presuming that there is an underlying, latent semantic structure in the usage of words in the data objects. Estimates to this latent structure are utilized to represent and retriev ...

Mauricio Arango: On-demand guaranteed bandwidth service for internet access points using supplemental user-allocatable bandwidth network. Bell Communications Research, James W Falk, Joseph Giordano, Loria B Yeadon, March 24, 1998: US05732078 (276 worldwide citation)

An access point 220 is provided with an access link 212 to a first host 210. The access point 220 has a first link 231 to a wide area network 230 which is the Internet backbone. Packets are communicated on the wide area network 230 using a best effort scheme at an uncontrollable, unpredictable and f ...

Paul T Francis, Anthony J Ballardie, Jonathan A Crowcroft: Multicast routing using core based trees. Bell Communications Research, Leonard C Suchyta, James W Falk, July 19, 1994: US05331637 (242 worldwide citation)

A method for routing multicast packets in a network is disclosed. A node s101 wishing to join a particular multicast group transmits a packet via a sequence of nodes (r101, r102, r104, r107) including a core node r107 on the multicast tree corresponding to the particular multicast group which the no ...

Michael Edward Lukacs: Infinitely expandable real-time video conferencing system. Bell Communications Research, James W Falk, Joseph Giordano, April 7, 1998: US05737011 (211 worldwide citation)

A video conferencing system and method that uses a central multimedia bridge to combine multimedia signals from a plurality of conference participants into a single composite signal for each participant. The system gives each conference participant the ability to customize their individual display o ...

Gil C Cruz, Steven L Rohall, Jonathan Rosenberg, Lanny S Smoot: System and method for recording, playing back and searching multimedia events wherein video, audio and text can be searched and retrieved. Bell Communications Research, Loria B Yeadon, James W Falk, March 18, 1997: US05613032 (207 worldwide citation)

A system for recording and playing back multimedia events includes recording sources, a preprocessor, a delivery processor, and user control units. The recording sources each captures a continuous temporal record or track of the multimedia event and transmits the captured track to the source preproc ...

John O Boese, Patrick J Donnelly, Warren S Gifford, Gabriel G Schlanger: Real time fault tolerant transaction processing system. Bell Communications Research, James W Falk, January 28, 1992: US05084816 (188 worldwide citation)

A real time fault tolerant transaction processing system, particularly one suited for use in a service control point (SCP), is described. Specifically, the system utilizes a communication protocol, such as signalling system 7, that adaptively distributes message packets on an equal basis over multip ...

Earl F Brown, Robert V Kline: Telecommunications interface. Bell Communications Research, James W Falk, Stephen M Gurey, May 31, 1988: US04748618 (187 worldwide citation)

A telecommunications interface is disclosed. The inventive telecommunications interface is capable of collecting multiple asynchronous video, audio, graphic and data signals from a variety of different kinds of sources and retransmitting such signals in a suitable form for display or detection with ...

Jonathan S Turner: Broadcast packet switching network. Washington University, James W Falk, March 29, 1988: US04734907 (176 worldwide citation)

A high performance packet switching network that can be used to provide voice data and video communication on a large scale is disclosed. The packet switching network has a broadcast capability which makes it suitable for applications including commercial television distribution and conferencing.

Nancy D Griffeth, Hugo Velthuijsen: Method for resolving conflicts among distributed entities through the generation of counter proposals by transversing a goal hierarchy with acceptable, unacceptable, and indeterminate nodes. Bell Communications Research, PTT Research, Leonard Charles Suchyta, James W Falk, April 2, 1996: US05504837 (176 worldwide citation)

Communication among entities such as customer premises equipment (20, 22, 28) in a telecommunications network (10) is set up through the use of agents representing each entity (20, 22, 28). Agents representing corresponding entities in the telecommunications network (10) negotiate over the type of c ...