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John A Stock, Douglas A Atkinson, Raul F Fernandez, Thomas E Conklin, Marc R Bernard: Apparatus and method of managing POTS lines in a PON network. Tellabs Petaluma, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, October 6, 2009: US07599623 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus or corresponding method of managing Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines in a Passive Optical Network (PON) to prevent an alarm system from generating an alarm during a software upgrade or maintenance of an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), Optical Line Terminal (OLT), or PON while ma ...


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John A Stock, Douglas A Atkinson, Raul F Fernandez, Thomas E Conklin, Marc R Bernard: Apparatus and method of managing POTS lines in a PON network. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, November 15, 2007: US20070263782-A1

An apparatus or corresponding method of managing Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines in a Passive Optical Network (PON) to prevent an alarm system from generating an alarm during a software upgrade or maintenance of an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), Optical Line Terminal (OLT), or PON while ma ...


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Jeffrey A Noel, Nabeel Zafar, Joseph D Kralowetz, Wen Bing Shiu, John A Stock, Marc R Bernard, Shih Chang Liang: Method and apparatus for configuring Optical Network Terminals (ONT) in a network. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, October 16, 2008: US20080253771-A1

A method and system allowing a network operator to change services on a large group of Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) at one time through the use of profiles. At least one profile is configured, and at least one of the profiles is associated with at least one Optical Network Terminal (ONT) having ...


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Marc R Bernard, Douglas A Atkinson, Michael Giovannoni, Joseph C Roesch, John A Stock, Jeffrey A Rosenwald: Method and apparatus for providing on-demand backup power for an optical network terminal. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, August 14, 2008: US20080195881-A1

There is demand in the marketplace for smaller optical network devices, such as Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). As a result of decreasing the ONT's size, the size of the backup power source, such as the batteries that power the ONT during periods of back-up power usage, may also have to be reduced ...


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Marc R Bernard, Nirav J Modi, Mark D Mueller, John A Stock, Douglas F Ortega: Method and apparatus to restore default settings in an Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, January 3, 2008: US20080002718-A1

A method and apparatus to restore default settings in an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) prevents the ONT from retaining previous ONT settings after the ONT is removed from a network. One example embodiment notifies a management system that an ONT is removed from the network and updates settings of t ...


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Michael J Wurst, Marc R Bernard, Thomas E Conklin, John A Stock, John C Silovich: Method and apparatus for optical network alarm/event management. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, January 24, 2008: US20080019286-A1

Managing optical network alarms and events reported by multiple network nodes is described. In some embodiments, alarms or events of the same, similar, or different types are monitored and consolidated into a consolidated alarm or event. The consolidated alarms or events may be forwarded to another ...


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Marc R Bernard, Mark D Mueller, John A Stock: Method and apparatus for enabling an optical network terminal in a passive optical network. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, March 6, 2008: US20080056719-A1

A method and corresponding apparatus for automatically enabling and disabling an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) to communicate upstream with a network device, such as an Optical Line Terminal (OLT), is provided. The ONT includes at least one timing mechanism to time a duration of the ONT's being in ...


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Marc R Bernard, John A Stock, Edward J Szczebak JR, David P Fredrickson: Method of providing multi-staged IP filters in a point-to-multipoint environment. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, March 12, 2009: US20090067840-A1

Various service providers have different architectures to deliver Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) to their subscribers. Some service providers equipment is based on layer 2 IPTV protocol, and other equipment is based on layer 3 IPTV protocol. Within a Passive Optical Network (PON) environment, t ...


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Marc R Bernard, Jeffrey A Noel, Jeffrey Rosenwald, John A Stock, John T Burch: Method of initiating dtmf diagnostics and other features via a call in diagnostics interface. Tellabs Vienna, Fitzpatrick Cella, April 23, 2009: US20090106406-A1

A method to initiate a remote diagnostic mode in a network terminal includes determining whether a received signal corresponds to a command to initiate a remote diagnostic mode, and setting the network terminal in a remote diagnostic mode in accordance with the result of the determining. An authenti ...


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Marc R Bernard, Douglas A Atkinson, Joseph D Kralowetz, Jeffrey Rosenwald, John A Stock: Service based power and battery backup selection in a multiple dwelling unit. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, December 17, 2009: US20090310962-A1

Heavy users of a Multi-Dwelling Unit Optical Network Terminal (MDU ONT) continuing to use services, such as telephone, data and video, when the MDU ONT is operating from backup power unfairly use the power available from the battery backup power supply. In other words, a heavy user uses more than hi ...