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Armas C Markkula Jr, Wendell B Sander, Shabtai Evan, Stephen B Smith, William B Twitty: Network and intelligent cell for providing sensing, bidirectional communications and control. Echelon Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman, April 17, 1990: US04918690 (356 worldwide citation)

A network for sensing, communcating and controlling including a plurality of cells. Each cell is identified by a permanent, unique identification number. Groups of cells are programmed to perform group functions and are assigned group identification numbers. Communication is performed via a medium u ...


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Shabtai Evan, Wendell B Sander: Input/output section for an intelligent cell which provides sensing, bidirectional communications and control. Echelon Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 12, 1992: US05113498 (137 worldwide citation)

A network for providing sensing, communications and control is described. A plurality of intelligent cells each of which comprises an integrated circuit having a processor and input/output section are coupled to the network. Each of the programmable cells receives when manufactured a unique identifi ...


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Armas C Markkula Jr, Wendell B Sander, Shabtai Evan, Stephen B Smith, William B Twitty: Network and intelligent cell for providing sensing, bidirectional communications and control. Echelon Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 1, 1998: US05844888 (124 worldwide citation)

A network for providing sensing and control using cells having distributed intelligence. A link between a first cell and a second cell is established by assigning some cells as repeaters. A first packet is modified with the ID of the cells that rebroadcast the packet as it makes its way in the netwo ...


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Armas C Markkula Jr, Wendell B Sander, Shabtai Evan, Stephen B Smith, William B Twitty: Network and intelligent cell for providing sensing, bidirectional communications and control. Echelon Systems Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 6, 1990: US04969147 (96 worldwide citation)

A network for sensing, communicating and controlling employing a plurality of cells which communicate through packets. First cells are assigned an announcer function, others a listener function with at least one announcer or listener cell also performing the function of repeating at least some of th ...


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Shabtai Evan: Universal protocol programmable communications interface. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, December 6, 1994: US05371736 (80 worldwide citation)

A general purpose programmable communications interface designed to support a wide variety of serial synchronous and asynchronous communication protocols. A universal protocol communications (UPC) interface is designed to operate on a VME bus in conjunction with a CPU board which contains the applic ...


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Armas C Markkula Jr, Wendell B Sander, Shabtai Evan, Stephen B Smith, William B Twitty: Network and intelligent cell for providing sensing bidirectional communications and control. Echelon Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 3, 1990: US04939728 (74 worldwide citation)

A cell for a network which provides for sensing of conditions, communicating messages and controlling objects through messages encoded into segments of six bit codes each containing 3 binary ones and 3 binary zeros. The messages begin with one predetermined code which provides bit synchronization fo ...


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Armas C Markkula Jr, Wendell B Sander, Shabtai Evan, Stephen B Smith, William B Twitty: Network and intelligent cell for providing sensing, bidirectional communications and control. Echelon Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 12, 1995: US05475687 (67 worldwide citation)

A cell for use in a network which provides sensing, control and communications. Each cell, as part of its manufacturing process, includes a unique 48-bit identification number. A terminal on the cell enables the broadcast of this unique number onto the network during initialization of the network so ...


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