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James E Dail, Chia Chang Li, Peter D Magill, Kotikalapudi Sriram, Norman A Whitaker Jr: Method and apparatus enabling synchronous transfer mode and packet mode access for multiple services on a broadband communication network. Lucent Technologies, Steven R Bartholomew, Robert B Levy, Mark K Young, October 29, 1996: US05570355 (290 worldwide citation)

STM traffic, e.g. voice and video telephony (VT), as well as packet mode (e.g. ATM) traffic, e.g. broadcast digital video, interactive television, and data, are transmitted via a multiple access broadband fiber/coaxial cable network. Customer premises equipment (CPE) at stations, and a bandwidth con ...


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James E Dail, Chia Chang Li, Peter D Magill, Kotikalapudi Sriram: Method and apparatus enabling enhanced throughput efficiency by use of dynamically adjustable mini-slots in access protocols for shared transmission media. Lucent Technologies, Joseph J Opalach, September 14, 1999: US05953344 (162 worldwide citation)

A head-end dynamically allocates bandwidth of a communications channel as a function of the type of communications traffic. In particular, the head-end communicates to subscriber stations via a broadband cable network using an access protocol, which is modified to provide a variable number of mini-s ...


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Bharat Tarachand Doshi, Subrahmanyam Dravida, George John Kustka, Peter D Magill, Curtis A Siller, Kotikalapudi Sriram: Method and apparatus enabling synchronous transfer mode, variable length and packet mode access for multiple services over a broadband communication network. Lucent Technologies, April 25, 2000: US06055242 (140 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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Thomas Edward Darcie, Peter D Magill, Norman Ashton Whitaker Jr: Map-based directory system. AT&T, Morgan & Finnegan L, June 10, 2003: US06577714 (103 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for a map-based directory service. Users are presented with a map on a computer screen, the map having symbols indicating real-world locations such as buildings, streets, parks, and bodies of water. A close correspondence exists between the map and the real-world. T ...


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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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Bharat Tarachand Doshi, Subrahmanyam Dravida, George John Kustka, Peter D Magill, Curtis A Siller, Kotikalapudi Sriram: Method and apparatus for digital transmission incorporating scrambling and forward error correction while preventing bit error spreading associated with descrambling. Lucent Technologies, February 19, 2002: US06349138 (75 worldwide citation)

The specification relates to a method and apparatus supporting multiple access, bi-directional data and multimedia transfer described over a hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network, though applicable to transmissions over other media as well. The protocol associated with the present invention supports downs ...


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Thomas E Darcie, N J Frigo, Peter D Magill: Communication system based on remote interrogation of terminal equipment. Lucent Technologies, Henry T Brendzel, Joseph J Opalach, September 24, 1996: US05559624 (67 worldwide citation)

A passive optical network architecture is disclosed for application in a local loop telephone environment. A local digital switch transmits an optical signal bearing information downstream over an optical fiber to the terminal equipment of a group of subscribers. This transmitted optical signal comp ...


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Thomas Edward Darcie, Nicholas J Frigo, Peter D Magill: Optical communication system with improved maintenance capabilities. Lucent Technologies, September 29, 1998: US05815295 (42 worldwide citation)

A communication system where a central module repetitively sends interrogation optical pulses to endpoint modules in order to determine operational state of the endpoint modules and of the two-way communication path to the central module. Those pulses also determine whether the endpoint module wishe ...


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Thomas Edward Darcie, Nicholas J Frigo, Peter D Magill: Optical communication system with improved maintenance capabilities. Lucent Technologies, August 4, 1998: US05790287 (39 worldwide citation)

A communication system where a central module repetitively sends interrogation optical pulses to endpoint modules in order to determine operational state of the endpoint modules and of the two-way communication path to the central module. Those pulses also determine whether the endpoint module wishe ...


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Donal E Blahut, Peter D Magill: Ranging arrangement and method for TDMA communications. Lucent Technologies, October 19, 2004: US06807188 (27 worldwide citation)

An out-of-band ranging technique is automatically initiated at a customer premises equipment unit when the equipment is installed, when power is restored after a power failure or interruption, upon verification of the equipment, upon reconnection after a disconnection of the equipment or the like. T ...