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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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Sean V Blakley, Pradeep D Patel, Thomas E Conklin: FTTP IP video overlay. Tellabs Operations, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 15, 2007: US20070036547-A1

A video overlay system for a Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) optical network. The video overlay is achieved by including a video router with a gigabit Ethernet interface including Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) multicasting capability in a headend. The video router transmits unidirectional I ...


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Marc R Bernard, Thomas E Conklin: Method and apparatus for maintaining ONT video behavior during initial ONT deployments, ONT reboots, and loss of OLT conditions. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, May 3, 2007: US20070101390-A1

A method of ensuring continuous receipt of video services based on certain conditions in a passive optical network (PON) is provided. The method includes (i) detecting at a PON element a condition indicating a change of states in receipt of video services, (ii) starting a timing mechanism having a d ...


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Marc R Bernard, David P Fredrickson, Douglas F Ortega, Charles E Rothrauff, Thomas E Conklin: Method and apparatus for preserving internet protocol video services across an optical network element reboot. Tellabs Vienna, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, August 30, 2007: US20070204309-A1

When an optical network terminal (ONT) is rebooted, for example, after being upgraded, the ONT may be not be ranged and provisioned for some time. This may disrupt services, such as video services provided to a customer. As such, a method and corresponding apparatus of ensuring continuous receipt of ...


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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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Marc R Bernard, Timothy J Doiron, David P Fredrickson, Douglas F Ortega, Charles E Rothrauff, Thomas E Conklin: Method and system for ensuring continuous video services in a passive optical network. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, May 22, 2008: US20080120677-A1

When an optical network terminal (ONT) is rebooted, for example, after being upgraded, the ONT may be not be ranged and provisioned for some time. This may disrupt services, such as video services provided to a customer. As such, a method and corresponding apparatus of ensuring continuous receipt of ...


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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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Thomas E Conklin, Timothy J Doiron, Marc R Bernard, Muneer Zuhdi, Moshe Oron: Integrated overlay card, optical line terminal and system with integrated overlay card, and methods for operating the system and terminal. Tellabs Vienna, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 19, 2009: US20090047021-A1

An integrated overlay card, an optical line terminal with an integrated overlay card, and a method for operating an optical network. The integrated overlay card may fit at least partially within the optical line terminal. The integrated overlay card includes a wavelength dimension multiplexer/demult ...


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Marc R Bernard, Thomas E Conklin, John A Stock, Joseph D Kralowetz: Ont test unit. Tellabs Petaluma, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, December 31, 2009: US20090324228-A1

An Optical Network Terminal (ONT) simulator is provided. The ONT simulator includes one or more partially functional ONTs coupled to an Optical Line Termination (OLT) and an ONT/Optical network termination Management and Control Interface (ONT/OMCI) simulation utility. The ONTs receive test network ...


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Marc R Bernard, Thomas E Conklin, Douglas A Atkinson, David H Liu: Apparatus, system, computer program, and method for providing a multimedia-over-coax-alliance network in conjunction with an optical network. Tellabs Vienna, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, July 16, 2009: US20090180782-A1

An apparatus, system, computer program, and method for providing a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) (or other multimedia-over-coaxial cable technology) network in conjunction with an optical network. In example embodiments, MoCA data is communicated between network nodes in an optical signal. In ...