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Multiplex communications December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/06

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12/28/2006 > 138 patent applications in 62 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20060291372 - Apparatus and method for reducing pilot overhead in a wireless communication system: An apparatus and method for reducing pilot overhead in a broadband wireless communication system are provided. A data symbol mapper maps data symbols to be transmitted into subcarriers and detects values of the data symbols mapped into predefined subcarriers. A pilot generator determines masking codes for each pilot group by... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20060291373 - Radio apparatus: A control unit generates packet signals to be transmitted. The control unit uses either a first packet format, where a second known signal defined by a second radio communication system different from a first radio communication system is assigned anterior to a first known signal defined by the first radio... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20060291371 - Softer and soft handoff in an orthogonal frequency division wireless communication system: Transmission patterns for pilot symbols transmitted from a mobile station or base station are provided. The patterns may be selected according to a location of the mobile station with respect to one or more antennas are provided. In some aspects, the pattern may be selected based upon the distance between... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291375 - Receiver for digital modulated signal and receiving method for the same: A receiver for a digital modulated signal which receives a multi-carrier modulated signal and demodulates a receiving signal by converting it from a time region into a frequency region by Fourier transform is provided. The receiver comprises a Fourier transformer which performs Fourier transform of the receiving signal and an... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060291374 - Transmitter apparatus, receiver apparatus , transmitting method, receiving method, and program: A serial-parallel converter 102 of a transmitter apparatus receives an input of a signal to be transmitted and serial-parallel-converts this to output m (m≧2) number of intermediate signals. A unitary matrix modulator 103 modulates the output m number of intermediate signals into a unitary matrix of m rows and m... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.

20060291376 - Continuous median failure control system and method: A redundant control system including at least three redundant signals is presented. The redundant control system includes a failure circuit associated with each of the redundant signals. The failure circuit generates a failure signal in response to an occurrence of a failure of a corresponding one of the redundant signals.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20060291377 - Radio communication apparatus, base station apparatus, communication terminal apparatus and transmission rate predicting method: A radio communication apparatus, base station apparatus and communication terminal apparatus capable of predicting an accurate transmission rate before starting data communications to know download time and the like. In the apparatus, a packet CH demodulation section (103) demodulates received packet data. A pilot CH demodulation section (104) demodulates a... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP

20060291378 - Communication path redundancy protection systems and methods: Communication path redundancy protection systems and methods are disclosed. Multiple communication interfaces having a common address support communications on respective communication paths. One of the interfaces or communication paths is selected as an active interface or path for transferring communication traffic. In the event of a fault associated with the... Agent: Arnold B. Silverman Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20060291380 - Nut table automatic updating system coupled with rpr establishment: A device, to which an RPR setting instruction is input by a network administrator, comprises an RPR controller and information (RPR information) that the RPR should be set is transmitted to all devices in the established network. In a SONET device at the gateway to a path where the RPR... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060291379 - Resilient packet ring protection over a wavelength division multiplexing network: A method and system for provisioning a Resilient Packet Ring (“RPR”) over a Wavelength Division Multiplexing (“WDM”) network is disclosed. A plurality of stations send data packets to each other over a dual ring fiber optic link. The data packets travel over the dual ring fiber optic link at a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20060291381 - Diverse routing for switched connections: A method and node is provided for setting up a diverse path of switched connections in a network. Results from a trace of a primary path are added to a setup signal for the diverse path. The results from the trace include connection identifications from the primary path, such as... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.

20060291382 - End-to end aal2 connections in a switched aal2 network: Described is a method of providing an AAL2 end-to-end connection in an ATM transmission network using a first and a second AAL2 endpoint and at least an AAL2 switch, wherein a plurality of AAL2 paths is at least present between the first AAL2 endpoint and the at least one AAL2... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291385 - Environment dependent network connection switching setting system and method: An environment dependent network connection switching setting system and method thereof is provided, wherein the network connection is interrupted due to changes of the network environment of the user, the system is utilized to automatically detect a set of optimal current network setting parameters based on the network setting parameters... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20060291383 - Methods for quality of service reverse link admission and overload control in a wireless system: At least one traffic flow belonging to one of a plurality of service classes may be admitted based on at least one admission condition and overload state associated with the service class to which the at least one traffic flow belongs.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20060291384 - System and method for discarding packets: A call where a packet discard policy (132) should be applied is selectively identified based upon a received property associated with the call. The packet discard policy (132) is applied to the selected call in order to selectively discard packets (134) associated with the call when a triggering event (136)... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060291387 - Communication device and communication method therefor: Encrypted communications are performed between private networks over a wide-area network (e.g., the Internet) by way of routers, each of which includes a management table for storing entries including identifiers and control parameters. Uplink control connections are established between routers so as to mutually communicate and update stored contents of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20060291389 - Method and system for a data transmission in a communication system: Methods and apparatus for a data transmission in a communication system are disclosed. Each of a subset of plural access terminals desiring to transmit user data in an interval transmits a request to transmit in the interval to an access network. The access network makes a decision to schedule at... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291388 - Method and system for scaling network traffic managers: A system for distributing network traffic to multiple traffic management devices. A distributor receives each packet from a network and may act as a layer 2 switch, a router, or distribute the packet to one of a group of traffic management devices. The distributor may receive packets from servers that... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20060291386 - Optimizing playback startup time of bursty real-time streams: Provided are apparatuses and methods in a digital broadcast transmission system for optimizing the buffering time of data streams prior to data consumption of playback. The optimal buffering time is calculated based on parameters from the server. The parameters may include the burst interval, buffering delay, the average size of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff

20060291390 - Determination of a state of flow through or a cut of a parameterized network: Provided are techniques for determining a state of flow through, or a cut of, a network in which some the capacities of at least some of the conduits are dependent upon a specified parameter. Initially, a derived network is obtained by replacing capacities in the original network that depend upon... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20060291394 - Method and apparatus for communications of data rate control information in a communication system: In a communication system, a method and an apparatus provide for efficient communications of data rate control information. A mobile station communicates a request on a data channel for reception of a data file on a traffic channel. In response to the request, a transmitter in mobile station starts communication... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291392 - Multi-path routing using intra-flow splitting: Multi-path routing techniques using intra-flow splitting are disclosed. For example, a technique for processing traffic flows at a node in a network comprises the following steps/operations. At least one traffic flow is obtained. The at least one traffic flow comprises multiple packets or bytes. The at least one flow is... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20060291393 - Resource allocation method in a communication system: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate resolving resource assignment conflicts between access terminals in a wireless communication environment. A first access terminal may receive a persistent, or “sticky” assignment of a set of resources, such as subcarriers. In the event that a second access terminal requires a brief resource... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291391 - System and method for dynamically responding to event-based traffic redirection: A technique dynamically resizes Traffic Engineering (TE) Label Switched Paths (LSPs) at a head-end node of the TE-LSPs in preparation to receive redirected traffic in response to an event in a computer network. The novel dynamic TE-LSP resizing technique is based on the detection of an event in the network... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20060291395 - Packet transmission control method and apparatus: A packet transmission control method and apparatus for packet transmissions between a transmitting side and a receiving side in a mobile communication system, wherein packets transmitted by the transmitting side are acknowledged by the receiving side, and unacknowledged packets are retransmitted to the receiving side, the method comprising at least... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291396 - Optimizing driving directions: A method to render optimized driving direction to users that specify destinations of interest. The method utilizes a direction engine to generate a route to the destinations specified by the users. The directions engine receives requests including a plurality of options from the users. The options allow the user to... Agent: Anthony Whittington And M. Hamilton

20060291397 - Method and device for determining and optionally for evaluatiing disturbances and/or interruptions in the communication with domestic appliances: The aim of the invention is to determine and optionally evaluate sporadic or constant disturbances and/or interruptions in the communication with domestic appliances (A1 . . . Am, An) that are connected to communication units (BCU1 . . . BCUm, BCUn) in order to transmit and/or receive communication signals by... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20060291399 - Signal routing error reporting: System and method for analyzing routing in a system. Routing information for the system, received, e.g., from a user and/or tool, is analyzed, where the routing information specifies a plurality of routes in the system, and where each route comprises one or more routing resources in the system. A routing... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20060291398 - System and method for testing software using data-driven test variations: The integrated test framework of the present invention includes a test framework runtime that executes test scripts and that also allows a script to identify a variation tool called a “data provider” that is responsible for providing data to the test framework runtime and controlling the iteration of the runtime... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20060291400 - Efficient load balancing and heartbeat mechanism for telecommunication endpoints: The present invention is directed to load balancing call signaling channels at the times that they are established, the use of variable frequency keep alive mechanisms depending on the state of the call signaling channel, and the establishment of a call signaling channel when resources are available or otherwise based... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.

20060291402 - Apparatus and method for providing enhanced wireless communications: An apparatus and method for providing enhanced wireless communications, in which predetermined parameters are obtained by using an experiment in a wireless network environment to decrease traffic backoffs in real-time or increase traffic throughputs in non real-time, and the obtained parameters are used for access points and each station. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060291401 - Co-channel congestion method and apparatus: A system and method for Access Point (AP) channel selection based upon a Channel Quality Index (CQI) is described. The Channel Quality Index (CQI) is a value which quantifies a transmission quality of a channel. The transmission quality is evaluated based on a combination of different types of measured interference... Agent: Mcguinness & Manaras LLP

20060291403 - Expanded signalling capability for network element, user equipment and system: Several mobile station identifiers are allocated to one mobile station, one for each of a plurality of possible signalling channel structures, parameters, or both. When receiving the signalling channels, the mobile station searches for all identifiers allocated for it in the received signalling channels. When it finds one that matches,... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20060291404 - Directed acyclic graph discovery and network prefix information distribution relative to a clusterhead in an ad hoc mobile network: Each mobile router in an ad hoc mobile network is configured for concurrently attaching to multiple parents advertising respective parent depths relative to a clusterhead of the ad hoc mobile network. The mobile router selects an advertised depth relative to the clusterhead based on adding a prescribed increment to a... Agent: Leon R Turkevich

20060291405 - Communications system employing single-pair identity circuit for remotely powered device: A discovery technique employs a single-conductor-pair identity circuit for a remotely powered device. A communications system includes a first communications device (e.g. and IP telephony switch) capable of supplying power at an interface, and a second communications device coupled to the interface via a multiple-conductor-pair cable. The second communications device... Agent: David E. Huang, Esq. Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20060291406 - Device authentication method and system: A method and computer program product for selecting a secret value from a plurality of secret values, thus defining a chosen secret value. The chosen secret value is combined with a data value to generate a primary hybrid data value. The primary hybrid data value is processed to generate a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20060291407 - Multiplexing system for time division duplex communication systems: A method and system is disclosed for passing a transmit/receive control signal and a power signal through a coax cable from a base transceiver station to a tower top device in a time division duplex communication system. After generating the transmit/receive control signal and a radio frequency signal for communications,... Agent: Howard Chen, Esq. Preston Gates & Ellis LLP

20060291408 - Low power operation for network nodes: In a wireless multi-hop network, in which data may pass from node to node through the network, a sleep/wake protocol may be used to reduce power consumption by placing various nodes into coordinated low power modes, and having the nodes wake up to maintain network connections and/or to pass data.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20060291409 - Multiple return link: A system and method for improving efficiency of satellite communications is described. In one embodiment, multiple return links are associated with a single forward link to reduce communications costs.... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20060291412 - Associated device discovery in ims networks: A method of associating multiple user endpoints (UEs) with a single IMS session in an IMS network having a serving node for controlling at least one IMS session for a user and at least a first access network for providing access to UEs. The method involves associating a first UE... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060291410 - Feedback signalling for multicast data transmission: Data transmission in a multicast fashion in which retransmissions are requested by recipients sending feedback to the one sender. Receiving stations are informed about the feedback of another receiving station. This is done by mirroring the feedback of receiving stations to other receiving stations. Due to this, in case, for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20060291411 - Methods and systems for temporary additional telephone numbers: A temporary phone number system completes telephone calls only for non-expired telephone numbers. A user terminal makes a phone call to a subscriber terminal through a network having server. The subscriber terminal is associated with an IP address located at the server. A dynamic database of telephone numbers that ring... Agent: Matthew E. Burr Lake Austin Marina

20060291414 - Method and system for performing initial operation in a frequency overlay communication system: A method for performing an initial operation of a mobile station (MS) that uses a first frequency band, in a frequency overlay communication system having the first frequency band including a plurality of sub-frequency bands. The method includes performing correlation on a full frequency band in units of the first... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20060291413 - System for the dynamic allocation of carrier frequencies to a access points of a wireless local area network (wlan): A computer-based system for dynamic assignment of carrier frequencies to computerized access points of a wireless local area network (WLA) is connected to the access points via a communication connection. Present operational values, such as the present number of associated users and the present number of received faulty and errorless... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060291421 - Access point and method for delivering information on media independent handover protocol: An apparatus and method relates to transmission of media independent (MIH) handover protocol information, the access point includes a wired interface module to receive, through a wired network, indication information indicating whether an access point that manages a neighboring heterogeneous subnet supports a protocol to conduct a media independent handover... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20060291424 - Apparatus and method for performing fast handover: An apparatus and a method to perform a fast handover, capable of determining whether to change an internet protocol (IP) using an identification (ID) of an access router included in media independent information service (MIIS) information when a mobile node performs a fast handover in a heterogeneous wireless network. The... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20060291425 - Apparatus and method for performing fast handover: An apparatus and a method to perform a fast handover that is capable of determining whether to switch an internet protocol (IP) using a received, unique code of an access router when a mobile node performs a fast handover in a wireless network. The apparatus to perform a fast handover... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20060291423 - Media independent handover for mobility: A media independent handover (MIH) device communicates with an 802 technology medium access control (MAC) layer and an 802 technology physical (PHY) layer utilizing an 802 technology management entity (ME) device. Handover information messages are produced by the MIH device. The handover information messages facilitate handover. The 802 technology ME... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc

20060291426 - Method and apparatus for performing fast handover in wireless network: A method and an apparatus of performing a fast handover in a wireless network are provided. The network device includes: a packet generating unit to generate a router solicitation (RS) message including fast handover instruction information, when the network device participates in a new subnet; a packet sending unit to... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20060291419 - Method and system for managing communication sessions during multi-mode mobile station handoff: A multi-mode mobile station includes a first interface for wireless communication with a wireless local area network (WLAN) and a second interface for wireless communication with a wireless wide area network (WWAN). The multi-mode mobile station may become engaged in one or more communication sessions via a first wireless network.... Agent: Sprint

20060291418 - Method and system for optimal call routing in gsm foreign mode for cdma to gsm roaming: The present invention allows for optimal late call forwarding between dissimilar cellular technologies. A call forwarding mapping function (“CFMap”) is performed to modify the call forward to number from a home cellular network, such as a CDMA and TDMA network to a call forward number for a visited cellular network.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060291417 - Method for controlling a handover between two network access devices: At least one quality parameter determined in a link layer based on signal transmission to a physical layer mobility-controlling mechanisms of a network layer is used to decide on the transfer in handover between two network access devices. At least one message received by a currently supplying network access device... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060291422 - Mobility management in a communication system of at least two communication networks: A method, network element, mobile node, system and computer program product for mobility management in a communication system comprising at least two communication networks, wherein a mobile node is associated with one of the at least two communication networks as a home network and is allocated a global home address,... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291420 - Network-initiated dormant handoffs: In a radio access network having a first mesh cluster and a second mesh cluster, techniques for enabling an access terminal in a coverage area of the first mesh cluster to maintain a session through a radio node of the first mesh cluster with at least one radio node controller... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20060291416 - Packet-switched handover: A packet-switched handover from a first cell to a second cell in a cellular network is discussed. Packet-switched services are provided for a mobile station in the first cell based on a set of information relating to provision of packet-switched services and a protocol for handling provision of packet-switched services... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291415 - The method for the mobile terminal hand-off between the cdma system and the wlan: A method for handing over a mobile station from wireless local area network to CDMA 20001X system, comprises the following steps of: when a mobile station detects that a signal of wireless local area network is fading, determining to hand over to CDMA 20001X system; first, initiating a call in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20060291427 - Method for identifying home cell and apparatus thereof: A method for identifying a cell that provides a differentiated service in a mobile communication system. The method comprises searching for a plurality of pilots having strength greater than a minimum pilot strength; comparing strengths of the pilots, and designating a pilot having the greatest strength as an active pilot;... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060291428 - Adaptive multi-channel modem: An adaptive multi-channel (AMC) modem that can receive one or multiple spread spectrum signals simultaneously includes an adjustable filter, a ΔΣ ADC, and a digital processor. The adjustable filter filters an input signal with an adjustable bandwidth and provides an output signal comprised of a selected number of spread spectrum... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291429 - Dynamic umts transport block size adjustment: A transport format combination set (TFCS) in a universal mobile telecommunication system (UMTS) includes transport format combinations (TFCs) that specify transport formats (TFs) having various transport block (TB) sizes for a single channel.... Agent: Lemoine Patent Services, PLLC

20060291430 - Mechanisms for speculatively allocated bandwidth in wireless networks: Embodiments of apparatuses, articles, methods, and systems for providing and/or using speculatively allocated bandwidth are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

20060291431 - Novel pilot sequences and structures with low peak-to-average power ratio: Pilot signal sequences with a low Peak-to-average ratio are generated by a method comprising the steps of providing a first signal sequence consisting of a first number, m, of signal elements and known to have a frequency spectrum with either identical or nearly identical non-zero amplitude values in a first... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291432 - Methods and apparatus to perform dynamic channel management and dynamic bandwidth changes in wireless local area networks: Methods and apparatus to perform dynamic channel management and dynamic bandwidth changes in wireless local area networks are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises deciding at an access point to initiate at least one of a bandwidth change or a channel assignment change; and sending a frame to initiate the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20060291436 - Block acknowledgement in aggregated frame sequences: An initiator in a wireless network may transmit aggregated frames with or without block acknowledgement requests. The initiator and a responder may share responsibility for acknowledgement sequences or the responder may have full responsibility for acknowledgement sequences.... Agent: Lemoine Patent Services, PLLC

20060291435 - Connection-oriented data transfer over wireless transmission paths: Providing a data transfer connection according to a connection-oriented data transfer protocol between a first communication entity and a second communication entity using a wireless transmission path, the first communication entity being capable of using at least two wireless transmission paths in data transfer. A data transfer connection is established... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP

20060291438 - Distributed process control system and method utilizing wireless communication of packet messages: A distributed control and/or monitoring system and method includes a local application and a remote application separated from the local application. The local application includes a host computer. The remote application includes a plurality of field devices and a communication bus connected to the plurality of field devices. Packet messages... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20060291434 - Dynamic self-configuration for ad hoc peer networking: A device control model provides an integrated set of addressing, naming, discovery and description processes that enables automatic, dynamic and ad-hoc self-setup by devices to interoperate with other devices on a network. This permits a computing device when introduced into a network to automatically configure so as to connect and... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP

20060291437 - System and method to provide dynamic call models for users in an ims network: Systems and methods for providing dynamic call models for users in an IMS network. A system and method provisions dynamic call models within an IMS network having a serving call state control function (S-CSCF) for providing session control for user endpoint (UE) devices. At least one user endpoint device (UE)... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060291433 - Virtual device: A Virtual Device is described which is composed of at least one Open device, e.g. a PDA, laptop or mobile phone that can be programmed, at least one Closed device, e.g. a camcorder or digital camera with a closed inner structure, and a number of Primitive devices, e.g. a head-set... Agent: Thomas Schneck Schneck & Schneck

20060291439 - Wireless network interference mitigation: Wireless network interference is mitigated with client devices having wireless network interference mitigation logic and/or utilizing a usable bandwidth channel quality metric. In a described example implementation, a client device includes wireless network interference mitigation logic that monitors at least one channel condition of a wireless network and participates in... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20060291440 - Communication relay apparatus and communication receiver: A communication relay apparatus for providing a network-encoded information unit sequence comprises a first channel decoder which is configured to supervise a first wireless channel, to receive a first channel-encoded sequence of information units from a first data source via the first wireless channel and to decode the first channel-encoded... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP

20060291441 - Receiving apparatus and receiving method: In a digital broadcasting receiving apparatus, channel selection that switches a physical channel requires a longer period of time than analog. To solve the above problem, for example, there are provided two systems each including a digital tuner and a decoder, wherein channel selection and decoding are carried out by... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20060291443 - Automatic reconfiguration of layer 3 device to layer 2 device upon detection of upstream nat/napt device: In one embodiment, a network device is provided that includes a DHCP server; a NAT/NAPT facility; and a logic engine configured to detect a presence of an upstream NAT/NAPT service, the logic engine being further configured to disable the DHCP server and the NAT/NAPT facility in response to detecting the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20060291444 - Method and apparatus for automatically selecting an rp: An apparatus or method for selecting a rendezvous point (RP) for a multicast group or a range of multicast groups. In one embodiment, the method includes an RP enabled device receiving a plurality of advertisements, wherein the plurality of advertisements comprise a plurality of IP addresses, respectively, for the RP... Agent: Campbell Stephenson Ascolese, LLP

20060291445 - Method for auto-routing of multi-hop pseudowires: A method and computer system for auto-routing of multi-hop pseudowires is presented. A first Provider Edge (PE) device receives an advertisement from a layer 2 (L2) capable network device, the advertisement including routing state for reaching the L2 device. A first Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) table is populated with the... Agent: Chapin & Huang L.L.C. Westborough Office Park

20060291446 - Systems, methods, and devices for managing routing: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising a plurality of activities, comprising: for each of the plurality of routing entities in an AS: obtaining IGP topology information; learning available BGP routes associated with the routing entity; utilizing the available BGP routes and the IGP topology information for all routing entities... Agent: At&t Corp.

20060291442 - Voice over internet protocol (voip) ready computer system and method: A VoIP ready computer system includes a housing having an integrated audio communications device holder adapted to receive an audio communications device. The housing includes a portion adapted to contain processing circuitry operable to execute programs and a storage device coupled to the processing circuitry. The storage device stores a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20060291449 - Block-based assignment of quality of service precedence values: An ordered list of precedence values includes a number of blocks of precedence values. An operating system receives filters from an application. The operating system assigns a precedence value to each filter from the available block of precedence values that has the highest priority. Precedence values are assigned to maintain... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291453 - Facsimile server and method of controlling the same: When a request for an HTTP connection is made from a PC to a facsimile server, the facsimile server determines whether or not the login PC is located within the same segment as the facsimile server. When a determination is made that the login PC is located within the same... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20060291448 - Fixed access point for a terminal device: The invention allows providing a fixed access point for a terminal device. One of multiple access points is assigned to serve as a fixed access point for a terminal device based on a received identifier of the terminal device. A notification about the assignment of the fixed access point is... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291452 - Method and apparatus for providing reliable communications over an unreliable communications channel: A method and apparatus for providing reliable data communications over an unreliable voice dispatch communications channel is provided. A voice dispatch channel is established between an originating mobile station (102) and a target mobile station (104). The voice communications channel uses a Push-to-view reliability protocol that utilizes real time protocol... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060291450 - Methods and apparatus for forwarding ip calls through a proxy interface: A session controller configured to be coupled to a communications network is disclosed. The session controller is configured to receive an indication of a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) registration request at a first time from an endpoint having a third-party registration, and to receive a signaling message from the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20060291454 - Providing enterprise switching for peer-to-peer multimedia: The disclosure provides a system and method for internetworking IP and cellular networks. In one aspect, embedded wireless network intelligence may be used to service IP and/or IP connected communication devices. The communication devices may be session initiation protocol (SIP) devices. Thus, native SIP devices may be serviced by wireless... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20060291451 - Time-zone-synchronized internet digital media management and distribution system: Internet and wireless network digital media management and distribution system, providing world-wide video viewing and/or audio listening automatically synchronized to the local time zone of the interconnected viewing or listening device, yielding a simultaneous viewing or listening experience within each time zone world-wide for video or audio programs and related... Agent: Donald J. Moore

20060291447 - Virtual circuits in packet networks: Systems and methods for provisioning a virtual circuit having a predetermined Quality of Service (QoS) in packet networks such as the Internet. A system for provisioning a virtual circuit having a predetermined QoS is provided for a packet network, consisting of (1) a circuit client (108) connected to the network... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20060291455 - Access to plmn networks for non-plmn devices, and to issues arising in interfaces in general between plmn and non-plmn networks: Interface device for interfacing between a PLMN network and a non-PLMN network, the PLMN network being configured to recognize cellular base stations as nodes thereof through which to mediate connections to cellular mobile devices, the non-PLMN networks each comprising a plurality of access points for mediating connections to network compatible... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi Inc.

20060291456 - Control interface selection: A software entity (101) e.g a web-browser, arranged to be run on a control computer (103) which can be networked with controllable devices (104a; 104b) e.g. PDAs and/or Mobile phones to transmit a signal from the control computer to the controllable devices as a result of processing a document (102)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20060291457 - Cross-connected cable interconnection: A network system includes a cross-connected cable assembly interconnecting two or more network elements. The cross-connected cable assembly enables reduction in the effects of near-end crosstalk. Network elements may support separate gain adjustments for individual ports to further enhance the effectiveness of cross-connected ports.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20060291458 - Starvation free flow control in a shared memory switching device: A shared memory packet switching device includes: a shared memory providing a shared memory space; an input logic unit associated with at least one receive port, and being operative to determine whether the associated receive port is saturated by determining whether a number of packets received via the associated receive... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060291461 - Apparatus, system and method capable of aggregate compression in a wireless lan: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a transmitter capable of compressing header information in an aggregate of Media Access Control Service Data Units (MSDUs) by using one or more flags fields to describe which address fields are present in said aggregate.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20060291463 - Communication apparatus, control method therefor, computer readable information recording medium and communication destination apparatus type registration data: A communication destination apparatus type registering part is configured to register an apparatus type of a destination communication apparatus, and a function corresponding to an apparatus type of a destination communication apparatus is provided with the use of apparatus type information of the destination communication apparatus registered by said communication... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060291464 - Data link/physical layer packet buffering and flushing: A buffering structure including at least a first FIFO storage structure to stage at least a selected one of undiverted egress packets and undiverted ingress packets is provided. The buffering structure further includes at least first associated packet drop logic to selectively effectuate head or tail flushes of the first... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20060291460 - Digital program mapping: Rather than utilizing fixed point-to-point remapping of PIDS, the present invention utilizes the type of stream that the PIDS are associated with and the related program services IDs to specify the associations between input and output programs. This permits mapping at the program level and, therefore, allows dynamic responses to... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20060291462 - Method and apparatus using multiple application cards to comprise multiple logical network entities: An apparatus (301) is comprised of a plurality of application cards (302-304) wherein at least a plurality of the application cards each comprise a part, but not all, of a plurality of logical network entities (307 and 308) such as a Packet Data Serving Node. A data packet session manager... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20060291459 - Scalable, highly available cluster membership architecture: The invention comprises a software-based communications architecture and associated software methods for establishing and maintaining a common membership among a cluster of multiple, cooperating computers (called hosts). The invention incorporates the use of nearest neighbor and overlapping heartbeat connections between clustered computers that are logically organized in a linear or... Agent: James L. Davison

20060291466 - Faster multimedia synchronization of broadcast streams using router caching of rtcp packets: Synchronization of a multimedia broadcast can be achieved by enabling network devices to re-send saved RTCP packets upon a client's join request.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20060291465 - Method for broadcasting extensive multicast information, system and corresponding software product: A method for broadcasting extensive multicast from a multicast exchange having a first address of a site of origin. A query of extensive multicast broadcasting containing the first address and an identification code of a mobile terminal is transmitted from the mobile terminal toward the site. A message offering access... Agent: Young & Thompson

20060291467 - System & method for fabric storage utilizing multicast with distributed intelligence: The present invention is a system utilizing multicast with distributed intelligence including an initiator device for transmitting a request, the request being addressed to a multicast group. The system also includes a switch for receiving the request from the initiator device. The switch is configured with multicast functionality for multicasting... Agent: Lsi Logic Corporation

20060291469 - Computer-readable recording medium storing worm detection program, worm detection method and worm detection device: A computer-readable recording medium recording a worm detection program which is preferably usable for a large-scale network and is capable of detecting worm communication with little information. A worm detection device which runs this program has a switching hub function, and comprises five physical ports that are network interfaces, a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060291468 - Selective re-transmission of lost multi-media data packets: A method includes loading video data into packets and appending headers to the packets. Each of the headers includes a first field and a second field. The first field includes a data value to indicate an importance of a respective packet relative to other packets. The second field includes an... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff, Talwalkar LLC

20060291470 - Enhanced frequency division multiple access for wireless communication: Enhanced frequency division multiple access (EFDMA) is a multiplexing scheme that sends modulation symbols in the time domain and achieves a lower PAPR than OFDM. An EFDMA symbol occupies multiple subband groups that are spaced apart in a frequency band, with each subband group containing multiple adjacent subbands. To generate... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060291475 - Selective forward error correction: A method for selective forward error correction of a data stream is disclosed. The method comprises: identifying data segments of different importance and assigning them with corresponding levels of priority; and generating forward error correction data corresponding to only to data segments assigned with levels of priority above a predetermined... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek, LLP Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20060291476 - Method and system for a two level scalable bundling solution: The present invention is a system and a method which enables implementing a scalable, carrier class bundling multiplexed data communication on low rate links. The proposed system and method, which comply with the data transference specifications of both CBR and statistical traffic, offer a data bundling solution with minimal overhead... Agent: Angenehm Law Firm, Ltd.

20060291472 - Method and apparatus for utilizing network services in a manner substantially transparent to service endpoints: The invention includes a method and apparatus for regenerative signaling. Specifically, the method includes receiving at least one base protocol message formatted in accordance with at least one base protocol, obtaining service information associated with at least one network service, and generating, in response to the at least one base... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ Lucent Technologies, Inc

20060291471 - Method terminal and server for transmission of service messages in fixed and/or mobile networks: According to the disclosure, various service messages, such as multimedia messages, short messages, Email messges, fax messages, “Voice Mail” messages, “Instant Messaging” messages etc., available or provided in a service center, or generated in a terminal are transmitted between the service center and a terminal, without the terminal having to... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC

20060291473 - Systems, methods, and devices for monitoring networks: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising: for selected traffic that enters a backbone network via a predetermined ingress point and is addressed to a predetermined destination, via a dynamic tunnel, automatically diverting the selected traffic from the predetermined ingress point to a processing complex; and automatically forwarding the selected... Agent: At&t Corp.

20060291474 - User interface for smart wireless transfer: A source wireless device is capable of transmitting items over a wireless network using a number of different wireless transfer mechanism such as, for example, Infra-Red (IR) or Bluetooth. Several potential destination wireless devices may be capable of receiving the item using at least one of the different wireless transfer... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20060291477 - Method and apparatus for dynamically calculating the capacity of a packet network: A method and apparatus for calculating the engineered capacity of a packet network is described. In one example, subscriber usage data is collected from the packet network. The engineered capacity is then updated using the usage data on a periodic basis. In another example, the engineered capacity is subsequently compared... Agent: At&t Corp.

20060291478 - Audio/video synchronization using audio hashing: Audio and video frames are synchronized by hashing an audio frame at a sender and combining the resultant hash value with the video frame. The audio frame is transmitted over an audio network, such as a telephone network, and the video frame is transmitted over a digital network, such as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Attn: Patent Group Docketing Department

20060291479 - System and method for high precision clock recovery over packet networks: An innovative system and method for achieving high precision clock recovery, i.e. reconstruction of the clock signal having the same frequency, over a packet switched network. The proposed method utilizes a minimum network delay approach, which overcomes the problems caused by delay variation of the network and filters out network... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.

20060291480 - System and method for controlling network traffic: Disclosed are system and method for controlling a network traffic. According to the invention, all switches connected with the same VLAN are allowed to share an inherent ID of each switch, a port ID connecting the switches and information about a bandwidth so as to calculate an optimized path that... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20060291481 - Application session resumption in mobile environments: A session management system is provided for resumption of a previously interrupted session between an application client and an application server. The session management system includes: an application client and a session control agent residing on a mobile network device; and a session manager residing on a router of a... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs

20060291490 - Computer-readable recording medium having recorded worm determination program, worm determination method, and worm determination apparatus: A computer-readable recording medium having recorded a worm determination program capable of reliably determining a worm-infected communication. A worm determination apparatus for executing the program includes a plurality of physical ports functioning as network connection ports, a communication-information-acquisition unit, and a worm determination unit. The communication-information-acquisition unit acquires information about... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060291486 - Ims gateway systems and methods that validate routing to online charging systems: IMS gateway systems and methods are disclosed for providing online charging in an IMS network. A call control system of the IMS gateway system receives a message from a CSCF for a call session. The call control system identifies an OCS routing address from the message, and identifies a corresponding... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20060291487 - Ims networks with avs sessions with multiple access networks: IMS networks with AVS sessions with multiple access networks. Systems and methods associate multiple access network sessions with a given user endpoint (UE) device. A UE is managed in an IMS network to have multiple concurrent sessions to corresponding access networks. An application server in the IMS network creates a... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060291485 - Link state advertisements specifying dynamic routing metrics and associated variation metrics and selective distribution thereof: Each router in a network is configured for executing a link state routing protocol based on outputting a corresponding first link state advertisement message describing a connected link of the router and that specifies a first dynamic routing metric identifying a first cost of the connected link, and a corresponding... Agent: Leon R Turkevich

20060291482 - Method and apparatus for providing a metropolitan mesh network: The present disclosure provides for creating a metropolitan mesh network using vehicles as the framework. Mobile access points are installed on vehicles and configured to create ad-hoc, self-healing networks using mesh technology.... Agent: Sierra Patent Group, Ltd.

20060291492 - Method and apparatus for publishing a community based directory and of offering associated community based services: This invention relates to a method or apparatus for publishing a community-based directory and profile using a tangible or a digital equivalent and an intangible publication. The intangible publication consists of using at least two different digital communication protocols or using a fixed and a mobile device. Selected members listed... Agent: Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz

20060291484 - Method of avoiding or minimizing cost of stateful connections between application servers and s-cscf nodes in an ims network with multiple domains: Methods of avoiding or minimizing cost of stateful connections between application servers (ASs) and S-CSCF nodes in an IMS network with multiple domains. S-CSCF service logic is provided and connected to a co-located AS. The IMS includes a network operator administration domain and an MVNO service domain, and the S-CSCF... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060291483 - Mobile telephone gateway apparatus, communication system, and gateway operating system: A mobile telephone gateway and communication routing device (MPG) (121) disclosed by the present invention is coupled through an electrical signaling transmission medium with a mobile telephone (100) operative on a first communication network in accordance with a first communication protocol, for adding communication capabilities through at least a second... Agent: Yossy Sela

20060291493 - Network interface device with a remote power source: Various methods, apparatuses, and systems in which a residential gateway is located at the network interface device and is powered with a remote power source inside the residence. In another embodiment, bi-directional data communication between the residential gateway and the remote power source is also enabled.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20060291488 - System and method of interworking non-ims and ims networks to create new services utilizing both networks: Systems and methods of inter-working Non-IMS networks and IMS networks. An IMS network has at least one serving node and a non-IMS network has at least one MSC. The IMS and non-IMS networks inter-work so that network services may be provided to a user endpoint (UE) device, utilizing both the... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060291489 - System and method to mediate delivery of legacy, non-ims services into an ims network: Systems and methods to mediate Non-IMS services on an IMS network. In a system having an IMS network, a non-IMS network, and a user endpoint (UE) device having at least one media renderer (MR) thereon, the IMS network invokes services provided by the non-IMS network. An application server receives a... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060291491 - Wireless lan unit: A wireless LAN board includes a wired LAN connector connected to a wired LAN board, an antenna connecting terminal connected with an antenna for performing radio signal transmission/reception, a wired LAN section connected to the wired LAN connector to transmit/receive a data signal to/from the wired LAN board, a wireless... Agent: Christopher J. Fildes Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20060291494 - Compact medium access control (mac) layer: Electronic devices having compactly designed media access control (MAC) layers, that can be employed as nodes in a wireless network such as an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) are described herein.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

20060291495 - Hardware self-sorting scheduling queue: The scheduling queue of the present invention is configured as a systolic array utilizing self-sorting scheduling cells to sort information packets based upon previously assigned priorities, while at the same time yielding a small constant latency independent of the length of the queue. The scheduling queue of the present invention... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20060291496 - Routing method in wireless network and communication device using the same: A routing method in a wireless network and a communication device using the same is provided. The routing method in the tree-based wireless network includes acquiring an optimal route using a table which is recorded based on received information on neighbor nodes and received information on lower nodes of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060291497 - Local area network of serial intelligent cells: A serial intelligent cell (SIC) and a connection topology for local area networks using Electrically-conducting media. A local area network can be configured from a plurality of SIC's interconnected so that all communications between two adjacent SIC's is both point-to-point and bidirectional. Each SIC can be connected to one or... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20060291498 - Contending for the medium with a mixture of backwards-compatible wireless devices: In a wireless network in which a central network device (e.g., an access point) communicates with multiple generations of mobile wireless devices that are backward compatible but not forward compatible, each generation of device may be selectively put into a mode that permits contending for the medium or a mode... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20060291499 - Method and apparatus for efficient bandwidth utilization for subscriber unit initialization and synchronization in a time-synchronized communication system: A bandwidth efficient subscriber unit initialization and synchronization method and apparatus is described. The inventive subscriber unit initialization and synchronization method and apparatus uses a combination of an access burst format and a data transportation technique to efficiently use bandwidth when initializing and synchronizing subscriber units in a time-synchronized communication... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20060291500 - Non-intrusive transmit adjustment control: In one embodiment, a device for communicating over a digital-subscriber-line (DSL) link comprises a digital-subscriber-line transceiver to transmit and receive data over the DSL link and a controller coupled to the digital-subscriber-line transceiver. The controller controls a non-intrusive adjustment of a transmitter that communicates over the DSL link.... Agent: Fogg And Associates, LLC

20060291501 - Reconfigurable communications circuit operable with data channel and control channel: A communications circuit can operate with a data channel and a control channel. A changeable portion of the circuit can be reconfigurable between a first mode associated with activity on the control channel only and a second mode associated with activity on both the data channel and the control channel.... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20060291502 - System, terminal, method, and computer program product for establishing a transport-level connection with a server located behind a network address translator and/or firewall: A system, terminating node, method, and computer program product enable an originating node in a public network to communicate with a terminating node in a private network by sending a non-IP-based message from the originating node to the terminating node, thereby causing the terminating node to initiate IP-based communication with... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20060291503 - Apparatus and method to allow a frame check sequence to determine the updating of adaptive receiver parameters of a high speed communication device: A DSL device performs a frame check sequence operation in a digital signal processor (DSP), i.e., layer one of the OSI seven layer model, heretofore performed only in layer two of the OSI seven layer model. Performing the layer two framing and calculating the frame check sequence in the DSP... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20060291504 - Intelligent access within a document package: The invention features a method and apparatus for receiving a data package, the data package being digital data embedding a plurality of documents and a manifest that includes one or more pairs of identifiers. Each pair comprises an alias-source identifier and an alias-destination identifier, and each alias-destination identifier points to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20060291505 - Method for extended transmission capabilities of short message service: A method to enhance a mobile device's ability to transmit short messages over a wireless communication network is provided. The method includes the steps for preprocessing a data according to it data type, fragmenting the data into a plurality of data segments if the data is larger than a predetermined... Agent: Carlton Fields, Pa

20060291506 - Process of providing content component displays with a digital video recorder: A process of providing a content display signal including display components may be performed by receiving input indicating display components and receiving input indicating content. A composite signal is generated including indicated display components and indicated content. The composite signal is provided to a display device.... Agent: David Cain Suite 143

20060291507 - Methods and apparatus for controlling display in a networked device: Methods and apparatus for controlling display elements within a networked device. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable television network, and the device a digital set-top box (DSTB) with front panel display(s). A downloadable software module is provided that is adapted to discover the front panel display capabilities of... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates

20060291508 - Asynchronous data pipe for automatically managing asynchronous data transfers between an application and a bus structure: An asynchronous data pipe (ADP) automatically generates transactions necessary to complete asynchronous data transfer operations for an application over a bus structure. The ADP includes a register file which is programmed and initiated by the application. The register file includes the bus speed, transaction label, transaction code, destination node identifier,... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP Attn: Jonathan O. Owens

  
12/21/2006 > 82 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20060285478 - Apparatus and method for carrier frequency offset estimation and correction in a wireless communication system: A method is disclosed for correcting carrier frequency offset (CFO) in a received data packet that includes one or more M data streams. The data packet has a payload portion preceded by a preamble portion, the payload portion having a plurality of data symbols (L) each of which include a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

20060285479 - Apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving pilot signal using multiple antennas in a mobile communication system: An apparatus and method are provided for transmitting and receiving a pilot signal using multiple antennas in an OFDM mobile communication system. In the pilot transmitting apparatus, at least one Walsh coverer Walsh-covers a pilot signal to be sent through each of transmit antennas. At least one transmitter allocates the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060285483 - Apparatus and method for multiplexing broadcast and unicast traffic in a multi-carrier wireless network: A base station for use in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless network capable of communicating with a plurality of subscriber stations in a coverage area of the OFDM wireless network. The base station is capable of transmitting a first OFDM symbol in a first time slot, wherein the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20060285481 - Communications system, methods and apparatus: An OFDM wireless communications system includes terrestrial and satellite based base stations. Mobile nodes support two uplink modes of operation, multi-tone mode for terrestrial station interaction and single tone mode for satellite base station interaction. In single tone mode the peak to average power ratio is lower than in the... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20060285482 - Ofdm demodulation apparatus, method and computer readable medium: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing demodulation apparatus includes: antenna to receive signal including holding period including part of period ranging from leading portion of delayed wave of maximum-delay time to trailing portion of preceding wave, unit estimating channel response of signal received by antenna, unit holding, based on channel response, first-signal... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060285484 - Pilot design and channel estimation: Embodiments of the invention provide method and apparatus for generating a structure in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing communication system having a transmitter with a least one transmitting antenna, said method comprising; composing a frame with a time domain and a frequency domain, wherein the frame has a transmission time... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20060285485 - Quick paging channel with reduced probability of missed page: A quick paging channel in a random access wireless communication system includes at least one bit in a quick paging frame identifying the presence of a paging message for an access terminal or group of access terminals. The quick paging bits identifying the presence of a paging message for a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060285480 - Wireless local area network communications module and integrated chip package: A wireless radio-frequency (RF) module comprises an antenna to receive first RF signals, and to transmit second RF signals; a communication circuit comprising a receive circuit to produce first digital data based on the first RF signals, and a transmit circuit to produce the second RF signals based on second... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20060285487 - Apparatus and method for detecting network failure: The network failure detection apparatus is realized as a function of a terminal in a network. The network failure detection apparatus acquires packet reception statistic information on a port-by-port basis of a relay unit, and extracts a port having a large amount of packet reception per unit time. When there... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060285486 - Multiple endpoint protection using spvcs: A system and method are provided for a multi-endpoint SPVC, the multi-endpoint SPVC providing redundancy. A primary SPVC is established through a first source node. An intermate communication channel (ICC) is established between the first source node and a second source node. If the primary SPVC fails, the second source... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20060285488 - Packet switching system and method: A packet switching system capable of ensuring the sequence and continuity of packets and further compensating for delays in transmission is disclosed. Each of two redundant switch sections has a high-priority queue and a low-priority queue for each of output ports. A high-priority output selector selects one of two high-priority... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP

20060285489 - Method and apparatus for providing end-to-end high quality services based on performance characterizations of network conditions: A method and apparatus enforcing and improving end-to-end service quality, based on end-to-end service performance characterization of network conditions, for a convergence enabled end-user device during a user session for service.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ Lucent Technologies, Inc

20060285491 - Call admission control method and system: A call admission control technique allowing flexible and reliable call admissions at an ATM switch in the case of an ATM network including both QoS-specified and QoS-unspecified virtual connections is disclosed. In the case where a QoS (Quality of Service) specified connection request occurs, an estimated bandwidth is calculated which... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP

20060285490 - Method and apparatus for quality-of-service based admission control using a virtual scheduler: In a wireless network or other communication system, admission of users to the system involves use of a first scheduler, which makes actual scheduling decisions for admitted users, and a second scheduler, which emulates the operation of the first scheduler. The first scheduler is configured to manage access to network... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20060285492 - Mobile voip phone communication system and method: A mobile Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone communication system and method allows users to make mobile communication via mobile VoIP phones. A local mobile VoIP server is established in at least one specific communication zone and at least a central mobile VoIP server for coordinating the local mobile VoIP server in each... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP

20060285493 - Controlling access to a host processor in a session border controller: Methods and systems for controlling access to a host processor is disclosed. One exemplary method comprises the steps of receiving a plurality of signaling packets and controlling access to a host processor, via a first and a second path, for at least a portion of the packets in accordance with... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20060285496 - Digital subscriber line user capacity estimation: In a particular embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a data communications system. The data communication system includes a plurality of digital subscriber lines, a digital subscriber line multiplexer coupled to each of the plurality of digital subscriber lines, and a data switch coupled to the digital subscriber line... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP

20060285494 - Dynamic link speed control: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to measure a network link throughput value, compare the throughput value to a threshold value, and dynamically regulate the link speed based on the measured throughput value.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20060285495 - Method and apparatus for aggregating network traffic flows: A method of aggregating network traffic flows for network traffic elements is described. The traffic elements are characterized by a plurality of characteristics having respective values, where a flow profile is formed by classifying each element into one of a plurality of flows dependent on its characteristic value. The method... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20060285497 - Method, apparatus and computer program product providing interoperable qos parameters and signaling thereof in a 3gpp2-3gpp and 3gpp2-3gpp2 conversational multimedia exchange: A method, electronic device and computer program product are provided to enable an initiator of a multimedia call to signal at least one QoS parameter to a called party. The method includes: obtaining at least one flow_profile_ID; performing calculations to convert the at least one flow_profile_ID to at least one... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP

20060285498 - Broadcast traceroute: One embodiment relates to a method by a switch of tracing a broadcast path from the switch through a group of switches. A broadcast traceroute packet is issued with a first hop entry from each port within the broadcast path. Trace hop packets are received from hop switches within the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20060285499 - Loop detection for a network device: A loop detection apparatus and method for a dumb switch having a loop detection module is configured to broadcast loop detection frames to ports of the dumb switch to detect a particular port receiving a loop detection frame indicative of a loop condition occurrence at the port. An indicator is... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060285500 - Method and apparatus for packet loss detection: Conventional network packet traffic loss/drop monitoring mechanisms, such as that employed for pseudowire, IP flow and tunnel traffic monitoring, do not process or diagnose the aggregate counts from both endpoints of a particular pseudowire. A packet loss and detection mechanism periodically exchanges traffic packet counts to maintain an accurate diagnosis... Agent: Chapin & Huang L.L.C. Westborough Office Park

20060285501 - Performance monitoring of frame transmission in data network oam protocols: Performance measurements for a network, such as delay, delay variation, and loss, are performed over layer-2. A PM frame is sent from a source MEP (Maintenance End Point) to a destination MEP. The PM frame is timestamped immediately prior to transmission, and the local clock at the destination MEP is... Agent: Alcatel Usa Intellectual Property Department

20060285503 - Interference control in a wireless communication system: For interference control, a sector m estimates interference observed from terminals in neighbor sectors and obtains an interference estimate. Sector m may generate an over-the-air (OTA) other-sector interference (OSI) report and/or an inter-sector (IS)OSI report based on the interference estimate. Sector m may send the IS OSI report to the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060285502 - Method for establishing a paired connection between media devices: A method for establishing a paired connection between first and second media devices across a network includes transmitting a first information message across the network including an identifier that includes a request to pair the first and second media devices. When a second information message is received from the second... Agent: Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

20060285505 - Routing apparatus and method in a multi-hop relay cellular network: Provided is a routing method in a multi-hop relay cellular network including a mobile station (MS), a base station (BS), and at least one relay station (RS). One of RSs neighboring the MS measures quality of a link to the BS, generates link quality information using the measured link quality,... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20060285504 - User separation in space division multiple access for a multi-carrier communication system: Apparatuses and methodologies are described that increase system capacity in a multi-access wireless communication system. Spatial dimensions may be utilized to distinguish between multiple signals utilizing the same channel and thereby increase system capacity. Signals may be separated by applying beamforming weights based upon the spatial signature of the user... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060285506 - Delta transfers in distributed file systems: Disclosed are novel methods and apparatus for delta transfers in distributed file systems. In an embodiment, a communication system for transferring a delta of a file is disclosed. The communication system includes a sender site, a file transfer system, and a receiver site. The sender site includes a database with... Agent: Sun/blakely

20060285507 - Using mini-beacons in a wireless network: A method, apparatus, and software containing computer readable code to implement the method implemented in a first wireless device, e.g., an access point. The method includes, for a particular network identifier, e.g., BSSID, of at least one network identifier supported by the first wireless device that including a transmitter and... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld

20060285510 - Method and apparatus for transferring frames in extended wireless lan: A method and an apparatus to transfer a frame in an extended wireless local area network (LAN) environment into which wireless access points are introduced, the method including: grouping the wireless access points; receiving a frame; detecting destination address information from the frame; comparing the destination address information to address... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20060285509 - Methods for measuring latency in a multicast environment: Measuring latency in computer systems, such as electronic trading systems, communicating with a plurality of clients by means of multicasting via a communication network. A sending host has a sending application adapted to distribute messages to a receiving application of a receiving host of a client. The method includes: providing... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20060285508 - Providing service selection and obtaining services: Plural service providers each provide services to one or more multicast service systems, which forward service sets formed by bundling received services to a respective multicast operator. The service sets are then multicast in IP datacasting bursts, and can be received by a mobile terminal. Each service includes one or... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP

20060285511 - Access method in communications systems with different service feature classes, and a corresponding communications system: Subscriber terminals of different service feature classes are accessed on access channels of a communication system with different service feature classes. At least two access channels (RACH1, RACH2) of a different service feature class are provided in the communication system.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060285513 - Method and apparatus for transmitting a frame synchronisation sequence and band extension information for a uwb multi-band cofdm wireless network: The present invention provides a mechanism for alleviating a latency problem of one of the proposals for a potential IEEE 802.15.3a standard. The invention places band extension information into the frame sync sequence, as per the evolving standard, but places channel estimation information together with that of the 3-band channel... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20060285512 - Method for supporting backward compatibility of mbms: A method for supporting backward compatibility of Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (hereinafter referred to as MBMS) in a mobile communication system of Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (hereinafter referred to as WCDMA) is proposed in the present invention. The present invention provides the method for the mapping relationship between... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060285515 - Methods and apparatus for efficient providing of scheduling information: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate efficiently providing scheduling information from an access terminal to a base station to enable effectuating scheduling decisions. Access terminals may transmit scheduling information in bifurcated requests. For instance, coarse scheduling information may be transferred utilizing a dedicated out-of-band channel, and fine scheduling information... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060285514 - Wireless management system for control of remote devices: The present invention discloses a wireless remote device management system for wirelessly interfacing a plurality of remote devices (e.g., computers, servers, etc.) with one or more user workstations. Each remote device is coupled to a wireless transceiver. The user workstations may include a wireless user station coupled to a keyboard,... Agent: Ward & Olivo

20060285518 - Method and system of transmitting information from one to many terminals via wireless local area network: A method of transmitting information from one to many terminals via wireless local area network (WLAN) is implemented in a WLAN including a first electronic device, and a plurality of second electronic devices. The method includes steps of: the first electronic device searching for the plurality of second electronic devices;... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20060285516 - Method for an random accesses in a local network: Random accesses are regulated in a radio-assisted local network having at least one access point, a reachable radio station located in the radio coverage area of the at least one access point, at least one remote radio station located outside the radio coverage area of the at least one access... Agent: Staas & Halsey

20060285517 - Scheduling data transmissions to improve power efficiency in a wireless network: Various embodiments are disclosed relating to scheduling data transmissions to improve power efficiency in a wireless network. In an example embodiment, uplink transmissions may be scheduled after the downlink transmissions within the frame sequence. One or more nodes having only scheduled downlink transmissions during the frame sequence may be scheduled... Agent: Brake Hughes PLC C/o Portfolioip

20060285520 - Method and apparatus to facilitate handover: A method and apparatus for handing over a mobile node from a source access point to a target access point is provided herein. During operation the source access point will create handover messages on behalf of the mobile node. When the source access point detects that handover is taking place,... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060285519 - Method and apparatus to facilitate handover key derivation: At least one candidate point-of-presence element to which at least one mobile node may be handed over from a first point-of-presence element is identified (201). In a preferred approach this occurs regardless of whether the point-of-presence elements differ from one another (for example, with respect to an enabling mobile node... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060285521 - Method, system, apparatus and software product implementing downlink code management for fractional dedicated physical channel in timing conflict situations: A method, apparatus, system, network element and and software product are presented for enabling a user equipment to efficiently use downlink codes during soft handover. The user equipment receives radio links in parallel from different base stations. In a code-optimized version, the code of at least one of the radio... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20060285522 - System and method for proportionally fair scheduling: A system and a method for proportionally fairscheduling is provided for efficiently exchanging information between a base station and a mobile station in a wireless communication system. The system includes a base station performing proportionally fair (PF) scheduling for data transmission by receiving channel quality information (CQI) fedback-transmitted from plural... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20060285524 - Method and system for adapting an effective spreading sequence in a communication system using direct sequence spreading: A method and system for adapting an effective spreading sequence in a wire-line or a wireless communication system using direct sequence spreading system is described. A station of the communication system determines a state of a communication channel, represented by, e.g., an impulse response, a step response, or any other... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060285523 - Resource relocation method, base station, and radio network control device: Based on traffic that includes a plurality of types of calls and varies with time, resources are located efficiently in a base transceiver station that has a plurality of cards that perform baseband signal processing, and prevention of the occurrence of call loss is contrived. There are provided signal processing... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP

20060285527 - Method and apparatus for power saving in beacon generation of wireless networks in ad hoc mode: Methods for increasing power saving in a station that sends or receives frames in an ad hoc wireless network (e.g., IBSS), while allowing the station to enter a power-saving mode quickly upon completion of scheduled tasks. At the same time, a method of the present invention allows two stations in... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20060285528 - Method and apparatus for power saving in beacon generation of wireless networks in ad hoc mode: Methods are disclosed to support power saving states of a beacon station in an ad hoc wireless local area network (WLAN). Some of the methods allow exchanging power management information among stations in the wireless network and to allow beacon station handovers. In some methods, always-on stations are given a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20060285525 - Method for assigning home agent in mobile network: A method, system and apparatus for selecting an optimal home agent in a mobile IP network, are provided. The method enables selection of a topologically optimal home agent for establishing an efficient communication link. The method includes retrieving a set of home agents that are available for selection, and identifying... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20060285526 - Power saving apparatus and method in a wireless communication system: A power saving apparatus and a method in a wireless communication system are provided. An Access Point (AP) buffers transmission frames for sleep-mode stations in a sleep-mode buffer. Upon wakeup from a sleep mode, a station sends a first control information frame indicating wakeup to the access point. The access... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20060285530 - System and method for processing audio and video data in a wireless handset: A system for processing audio and video data for a wireless handset is provided. The system includes an audio sampler receiving audio data and converting the audio data into digitally encoded audio data. The system also includes a digital imager receiving image data and converting the image data to digitally... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP

20060285529 - Wireless mesh routing protocol utilizing hybrid link state algorithms: Systems and methods are described for exchanging and determining routes in packet-switched mesh networks. Nodes in the mesh networks may be coupled via wireless and fixed-wire links. Routing protocols used to determine routes include link state protocols and hybrids of link state and path vector protocols. Type-Length-Value formats are provided... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20060285531 - Efficient filter weight computation for a mimo system: Techniques to efficiently derive a spatial filter matrix are described. In a first scheme, a Hermitian matrix is iteratively derived based on a channel response matrix, and a matrix inversion is indirectly calculated by deriving the Hermitian matrix iteratively. The spatial filter matrix is derived based on the Hermitian matrix... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060285532 - Automated ringback update system: An automated ringback update system for customizing ringback signals is disclosed. Communications devices activate and interact with the automated ringback update system via the recognition of a feature associated with a printed matter to allow for modifications of the network service.... Agent: Ward & Olivo Suite 300

20060285536 - Fault tolerant single plane switch fabric for a telecommunication system: A switching node of a telecommunication system comprising a plurality of Line Termination Modules (LT—0, LT_N) interconnected by a fault tolerant single plane switch fabric that comprises at least two physically independent Field Replaceable Elements (FRE—1, FRE—2) interconnected by a Switch Module Interface (SMI). Each line termination module has ports... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060285533 - Method, system, and article for telephone notification of an online status of a user: Various embodiments of the present invention beneficially allow greater flexibility in the choice of alert modes for an electronic calendar system. Email messages, SMS, EMS or MMS messages, telephone calls and the like are used to replace or supplement the alerts generated by the electronic calendar. In various embodiments, the... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP

20060285534 - Methods and systems for improved charging information accuracy in a wireless communication system: Methods and systems for improved accuracy in generation of charging data associated with packet data exchange over a wireless communication system network. Features and aspects hereof provide for periodic acknowledgment of packet data exchanged over a wireless communication network exchange between a wireless communication network and a packet data core... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20060285535 - Remote configuration of a voice over internet protocol telephone for smart dial tone: An Internet Access Device (IAD) is pre-configured with first, generic configuration information designating the address of a configuration server with which it will establish a communication session when the IAD is first powered up and connected to the Internet. The configuration server then downloads a second, specific configuration to the... Agent: Gamburd Law Group LLC

20060285537 - Bearer path optimization: Call control for originating and terminating calls in a visited circuit-switched subsystem (CS) or home multimedia subsystem (MS) as well as transferring calls between the visited CS and the home MS may be anchored at a continuity control function (CCF) in the home MS. Call signaling for the call may... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20060285538 - System, terminal, network entity, method, and computer program product for system selection in a multi-mode communication system: A terminal, network entity, system, method and computer program product enable communications to be established with an available system that is on a priority list and that has a desired service available. Communications may be established automatically with the system that is highest on the priority list and that has... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20060285539 - System and method for transmitting analyzed data on a network: An instrumentation network data system that transmits periodically measured instrument parameters or data to workstations residing on a computer network. A laboratory workstation residing on the network periodically collects and processes data from the instruments at predetermined collection time-intervals. The laboratory workstation includes a buffering data file to store the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20060285541 - H.323 user, service and service provider mobility framework for the multimedia intelligent networking: The present invention provides a method and system for assuring H.323 alias address portability to an H.323 user in real-time H.323 multimedia communications where the H.323 user is registered with a home gatekeeper for the home zone of the H.323 user. Alias address portability may be obtained using a central... Agent: At&t Corp.

20060285540 - Providing operation services for networks via operations service servers: Systems and methods of provide operations services for networks through an operations service switch. Multiple customers of the operations service may obtain operations service through the operations switch, as opposed to implementing operations services themselves. Operations service servers are in communication with the operations switch so as to be available... Agent: Withers & Keys For Bell South

20060285542 - Method and system for automatically providing and adjusting optical channel concatenation: A method and system for providing channel concatenations. The method includes generating a plurality of STSm's associated with a plurality of network nodes. m is a positive integer, and the plurality of STSm's is allocated for linking a first device and a second device through the plurality of network nodes.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20060285543 - Distributed computer system: A distributed computer system has computers storing data items each data item being assigned to one of a plurality of virtual directories. Each computer has at least one node of a virtual network (10) for directory look-up, with linking data comprising addresses of other nodes associated with the same virtual... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20060285544 - Cable modem termination system having a gateway for transporting out-of-band messaging signals: A Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS, 42, FIG. 1) having a gateway configured to output signals over tunnels, wherein the tunnels are one way and out-of-band messages (FIG. 1) are sent over said tunnels (FIG. 1).... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20060285545 - Communication device, method for generating a transport protocol message and method for processing a transport protocol message: A communication device including a source coding unit source-coding data to be transmitted, a transport protocol unit, coupled to the source coding unit, generating at least one transport protocol message from the source-coded data, wherein the transport protocol unit can add to the source-coded data in the transport protocol message... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20060285546 - Method and apparatus for providing voice signals to and from a telecommunications switch: A voice gateway (64) includes an input port (70) that receives a voice signal from an unbundled analog line (62) coupled to a Class 5 switch (52). The voice signal is converted to a digital format by an analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converting unit (76). The voice signal is placed into... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20060285547 - Loop communication system and communication device: A loop communication system includes a plurality of communication devices, each of which holds an identification data assigned to the communication device, and has a single port used for transmission and reception of a data packet for a transmission data, and which are connected by using the ports to constitute... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060285548 - Matching process: A matching method for a multi-stage switch arrangement having a plurality of logically associated inputs and a plurality of outputs, wherein the matching method comprises the steps of: for each logical association of inputs, aggregating service requests from every one of the inputs which form said logical association; resolving contention... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20060285549 - Data transmission with bundling of multiple transmission channel facilities: A device includes multiple separate transmission channel facilities including first and second transmission channel facilities each having a standard network interface unit configured to transmit bundling data. The device includes a facility configured to bundle transmission channel facilities and to transmit a sub-stream of a data stream to be transmitted... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, P.l.l.c.

20060285550 - Apparatus, system, and method for communicating over multiple paths: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for communicating over multiple paths. A reserve interception module intercepts a single-path reserve command from a host. The host-computing environment is configured to issue single-path commands, but is not configured to issue multiple-path commands. A reserve generation module generates a multiple-path reserve command... Agent: Kunzler & Associates

20060285551 - Stm-1 to stm-64 sdh/sonet framer with data multiplexing from a series of configurable i/o ports: The present invention relates to a device for combining at least two data signals having an input data rate into a single data stream having an output data rate being higher than the input data rate for transmission on a shared medium or vice versa, particularly, to a single SDH/SONET... Agent: Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

20060285552 - Method for establishing a subscriber connection and a system utilizing the method: The objective of the invention is to devise a method for establishing a subscriber connection and a system applying the method. According to the method, a digital subscriber connection consisting of a composition of an optical fiber and a metallic pair cable is implemented by transporting a digital information stream... Agent: Saltamar Innovations

20060285553 - Dynamic lane, voltage and frequency adjustment for serial interconnect: A method is described which comprises propagating electronic signals within circuitry comprising a transmitter to select a number of the transmitter's lanes, set a speed for each of the lanes, and set at least a driver supply voltage for each of the lanes. The number and speed determine the transmitter's... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20060285554 - Method and apparatus for controlling the timing of a communication device: A system timer controls the: timing at which a mobile communication device communicates with a base station. The system timer includes a sequencer that executes a set of instructions stored in a sequencer RAM thereby causing a set of control signals to be supplied to a set of components residing... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20060285555 - Microprocessor, network system and communication method: A first object of the present invention is to reduce interrupt to a CPU which occurs when microprocessors that are connected by a network receive a packet from the network to efficiently operate the processors. A second object of the present invention is to provide a microprocessor and a communication... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20060285556 - Method for determining the quality of a data transmission: A method for data transmission includes determining whether a data transmission limit value is infringed during a transmitting, over a network, of first data for a first receiver. In response to an infringement of the data transmission limit value during the transmitting: interrupting the transmitting of the first data; replacing... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20060285557 - Synchronizing a modem and vocoder of a mobile station: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for determining a level of a buffer that stores data samples. The level may be determined at a predetermined position of a data frame sequence. Based on the level of the buffer at this position, a vocoder and modem of a... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20060285558 - Data transmission method: A method for transmitting data via a data transmission channel in a communication network. The transmission channel is made available for the wireless transmission between a transmitter and a receiver. The data transmission is carried out while taking into consideration the channel quality in such a manner that the channel... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC

20060285559 - Method for controlling host from device coupled thereto using universal serial bus and system thereof: A universal serial bus (USB) system includes a host comprising a pattern detector for detecting a predetermined pattern in a USB packet; and an external device being coupled to the host using a USB. When the pattern detector detects the predetermined pattern, the external device is operative to control the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

  
12/14/2006 > 96 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20060280112 - Signal transmitting apparatus, power supplying system, and serial communication apparatus: A signal transmitting apparatus includes a sending part and a receiving part. The sending part converts each width of a plurality of digital input signals into a voltage in accordance with a predetermined weight, generates a send signal by adding voltages converted from the plurality of digital input signals, and... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20060280113 - Method and apparatus for dynamic allocation of pilot symbols: There is provided a method and apparatus for dynamic allocation of pilot symbols in an OFDM transmission. More specifically, there is provided a method comprising transmitting a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexed signal with a first pilot symbol allocation, receiving a metric indicative of the quality of a transmitted signal,... Agent: Michael G. Fletcher Fletcher Yoder

20060280114 - Time and frequency channel estimation: A radio channel estimation technique is described for use in a OFDM-based radio communications system. A block of OFDM symbols is transmitted from multiple antennas over multiple sub-carrier frequencies. The block of OFDM symbols includes known pilot symbols as well as data symbols to be determined by a receiver. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20060280115 - Method of controlling a papr using a walsy code allocation technique in a cdma-2000 system: There is provided a peak to average power ratio (PAPR) control method which efficiently allocates Walsh codes to channels in a CDMA-2000 (Wideband-CDMA) system. Specifically, the method of the present invention comprises the steps of: at a base station controller, requesting a traffic channel allocation to a transmitter of a... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20060280116 - Low complexity beamforming for multiple antenna systems: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that utilize the discrete Fourier transform of time domain responses to generate beamforming weights for wireless communication. In addition, in some embodiments frequency subcarriers constituting less than all of the frequency subcarriers allocated for communication to a user may utilized for generating the beamforming weights.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060280118 - Communication control method and communication apparatus employing the same: Disclosed is a communication control method for recovering communication failures caused by a packet loop that occurs as a result of L2-level misconnection at relay switches in a communication system where data transmission/reception is carried out between a plurality of end hosts connected to the relay switches within a subnet.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060280117 - Redundancy group status management apparatus and methods: Redundancy group status management apparatus and methods are disclosed. Operational status of a standby communication system communication component of a redundancy group is determined by an active component of the redundancy group. The active component transmits operational status information indicating the operational status of the standby component, or an operational... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.

20060280119 - Weighted proportional-share scheduler that maintains fairness in allocating shares of a resource to competing consumers when weights assigned to the consumers change: According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving at a scheduler a change to a weight assigned to a consumer. The method further comprises utilizing, by the scheduler, a weighted proportional-share scheduling algorithm to maintain fairness in allocating shares of a resource to competing consumers in accordance with the changed... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20060280123 - Bandwidth control apparatus, bandwidth control method, bandwidth control system, and bandwidth allocating apparatus: A bandwidth control apparatus which can reflect current operation states or effective rates of the access lines on bandwidth distribution is realized for effective utilization of bandwidths in a subscriber data transmission system. In a plurality of bandwidth control apparatuses accommodating a plurality of access lines in a bandwidth control... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280121 - Frame-transfer control device, dos-attack preventing device, and dos-attack preventing system: A prior information collecting unit transmits in advance a SYN/ACK frame to an address of a client in an external network, and monitors a response to the SYN/ACK frame. If there is no response, the prior information collecting unit determines that the address is a valid attack address. If there... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20060280122 - Node device configuring ring network and data frame control method: When an externally received data frame is transmitted at a station of a ring-shaped packet communication network, a congestion point in the communication network is defined as a boundary point, a frame addressed to a station located before the boundary point is transmitted at a first transfer rate, and a... Agent: Edward A. Pennington Swidler Berlin LLP

20060280120 - System and method for managing data packets at an ingress to a resilient packet ring and at an egress to a resilient packet ring: A system and method for managing data packets at an ingress to a Resilient Packet Ring (“RPR”) and an egress to the RPR. A system to manage data packets at an ingress to the RPR comprises a RPR station coupled with a plurality of other stations via a dual ring... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20060280124 - Method and apparatus for programmable generation of traffic streams: Methods and apparatus provide single or multi-port, flexible, cost-effective, built-in self-test capabilities for network communications equipment, such as for example switches, and programmably generate, and subsequently analyze, one or more sequences of test packets, wherein the test packets simulate at least two flows of traffic. Such test packets can have... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20060280125 - Dynamically assigning endpoint identifiers to network interfaces of communications networks: Endpoint identifiers are dynamically assigned to network interfaces, in response to a change in physical connection. When a physical connection associated with a network interface is changed, such as a cable coupling the network interface to an endpoint is moved from one location to another location, a new endpoint identifier... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20060280126 - Method and system for logging voice quality issues for communication connections: A method and system for logging voice quality issues for a communication connection includes receiving a signal for logging quality information for a voice connection at an endpoint of the voice connection. Voice samples are collected from the voice connection at the endpoint. The voice samples are stored in an... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20060280127 - Domestic network setting method, home gateway device, home gateway program, and recording medium: The setting of the connection of devices to a home gateway apparatus is simplified by providing the apparatus with a gateway function interconnecting a residential network and an external network; a database holding information setting the states of devices getting connected to the residential network and software for the setting,... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060280129 - Intelligent sensor network: The present invention provides a method, system, and program product for the deployment and use of an intelligent sensor network. More particularly, the method, system, and program product of the present invention enable the deployment and use of fused sensors in an arbitrary area or volume. In a first aspect,... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC

20060280128 - Scanning groups of profiles of wireless local area networks: Two or more connection profiles stored in a wireless device are partitioned into two or more groups, each group having a scanning policy associated therewith. A scanning policy of a group determines how often scanning for wireless local area networks matching any profile in that group is conducted. One or... Agent: Integral Intellectual Property Inc.

20060280130 - Communication control method and communication system to which the same is applied: In a communication system, transmission/reception of data can be performed between end hosts connected to a relay switch in a subnet even in an improper connection at a L2 level in the relay switch in a communication. Communication failure due to a packet loop generated by the improper connection of... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060280131 - Spanning tree protocol for wireless networks: A method of implementing a spanning tree protocol for a wireless network conforming to a wireless network standard, the spanning tree protocol substantially conforming to the IEEE 802.1 standard, including a first wireless bridging node wirelessly transmitting BPDU information to other wireless bridging nodes of the network or wirelessly receiving... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld

20060280133 - Full duplex/half duplex mismatch detecting method and full duplex/half duplex mismatch detecting apparatus applicable with the method: A full duplex/half duplex mismatch is detected by a full duplex/half duplex mismatch detecting apparatus connected through a network to a host. The loss rate of the transmission of a check messages is compared according to a sequential transmission pattern and the loss rate of the transmission of the check... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20060280132 - Techniques to identify duplex mismatch: Techniques to determine the presence of conditions that could occur when link partners that are duplex-mismatched. For example, conditions may be detected that are likely to occur in a duplex-mismatched environment. The conditions may be transmitted to an administrator or otherwise made available for inspection. In some cases, a duplex... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20060280134 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving legacy format data in high throughput wireless network: A method and an apparatus are provided for enabling a legacy station to perform virtual carrier sensing when a plurality of stations with heterogeneous capabilities coexist in a wireless network. The method includes receiving first data compliant with a first protocol, and transmitting second data compliant with a second protocol,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280135 - Echo canceller controller: An apparatus and method for disabling an echo canceller in a communication channel is external to the echo canceller. The average power of the received signal is compared to the average power of the transmitted signal and if the received signal is more than 26 dB below the transmitted signal,... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20060280136 - User equipment for synchronizing to a tdd base station: A time division duplex (TDD) user equipment (UE) is configured to synchronize to a TDD base station. The UE includes a receiver configured to receive a primary synchronization code along with a plurality of secondary synchronization codes from a TDD base station. The TDD base station is associated with having... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc

20060280137 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing an ad-hoc, autonomous communications network: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing an ad-hoc, autonomous communications network is provided. The method includes activating a power supply for a first article embedded with communications components. The power supply is generated by at least one of a power source of the communications components and a power... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth

20060280138 - Wireless access point repeater: Embodiments related to wireless access point repeaters are disclosed.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20060280139 - Transparent resource administration using a read-only domain controller: A domain controller hierarchy in accordance with implementations of the present invention involves one or more local domain controllers, such as one or more read-only local domain controllers in communication with one or more writable hub domain controllers. The local domain controllers includes a resource manager, such as a Security... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20060280141 - Apparatus and method for sharing a unique identifier among a plurality of receivers: A method and apparatus for sharing a unique identifier among a plurality of receivers. A network controller (140) can establish at least one unique identifier and at least one corresponding time slot for which the unique identifier is valid for each assigned carrier of a wireless receiver (120). The network... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060280143 - Beam forming for transmit using bluetooth modified hopping sequences (bftbmh): A communication circuit (28) is designed with a signal processing circuit (370) arranged to produce a first plurality of data signals and receive a second plurality of data signals. A transmit circuit (364) is coupled to receive the first plurality of data signals and transmit each data signal of the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20060280140 - Lower power wireless beaconing network supporting proximal formation, separation and reformation of wireless local area networks (lan's), as terminals move in and out range of one another: A low power wireless communication (personal LAN) system includes a plurality of wireless devices with each wireless device including a radio transceiver. The radio transceiver may take the form of an insertable card that fits within a slot in the wireless device. The plurality of wireless devices establishes a wireless... Agent: John H. Sherman, Legal Dept. Intermec Technologies Corporation

20060280144 - Method and apparatus for improving radio spectrum usage and decreasing user data delay when providing packet psi status: A method provides for operating a wireless communication system having packet data capabilities, and includes steps of: (a) sending a message from a mobile station to a network on a same physical channel that is used to transmit packet data, the message specifying individual ones of packet system information (PSI)... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP

20060280142 - Method and apparatus for wireless multi-carrier communications: A Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network supports multi-carrier operation on the downlink and/or uplink for a mobile station. The mobile station receives an assignment of multiple carriers for a first link in the GSM network, receives an assignment of at least one carrier for a second link in... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060280145 - Event trigger for scheduling information in wireless communication networks: A mobile wireless communication terminal, for example, 3G UMTS user equipment (UE), and methods including receiving (310) a notification of a change in a cell serving the mobile wireless communication terminal, and transmitting (320) scheduling information to a new serving cell in response to receiving the notification of the serving... Agent: Motorola Inc

20060280146 - Handover support for multiple types of traffic: The present invention relates to a mobile node, router device and method of providing to a first type of traffic an enhanced handover function specified for a second type of traffic, wherein a predetermined set of handover destination address parameters is derived from a protocol signaling related to the second... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060280148 - Apparatus and method for placing power control data in a transmission signal: A device for placing power control data in a transmission signal has: a generating device for generating power control data as a function of a received signal, a buffer for buffering a formatted transmission data word that contains a power control data field for recording power control data, an inserting... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20060280147 - Wireless communications system: A communication network comprises at least a first region serviced by a base station. This region also comprises a plurality of bridging stations deployed around the base station, so defining a circumference around it. Each bridging station comprises one or more directional antennas operable to generate a coverage area lying... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060280150 - Apparatus and methods for managing firmware verification on a wireless device: Apparatus, methods, processors and machine readable media for verifying the integrity of firmware on a wireless device. Aspects include generating a verification scheme for testing the integrity of firmware on a wireless device and transmitting the verification scheme to the wireless device. The wireless device applies the verification scheme to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060280157 - Media exchange network supporting remote peripheral access: Systems and methods that provide remote access are described. In one embodiment, a system may include, for example, a plurality of communication devices and a media device. The plurality of communication devices may be operatively coupled to a network and may include, for example, a native communication device. The media... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060280153 - Method and apparatus for receiving data with down compatibility in high throughput wireless network: A method and apparatus are provided for enabling a legacy station to perform virtual carrier sensing when a plurality of stations with heterogeneous capabilities coexist in a wireless network. The method includes transmitting first data via a bonded channel which is formed by channel bonding first and second adjacent channels,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280154 - Method and apparatus for receiving data with down compatibility in high throughput wireless network: A method and apparatus are provided for enabling a legacy station to perform virtual carrier sensing when a plurality of stations with heterogeneous capabilities coexist in a wireless network. The method includes transmitting first data via a bonded channel which is formed by channel bonding first and second adjacent channels,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280155 - Method and apparatus for transmitting data with down compatibility in high throughput wireless network: A method and an apparatus are provided for enabling a legacy station to perform virtual carrier sensing when a plurality of stations with heterogeneous capabilities coexist in a wireless network. The method includes receiving first data via a bonded channel formed by channel bonding first and second adjacent channels, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280156 - Method and system for downloading data: A method for downloading high-capacity data of multimedia content data (e.g., MP3, music video, and movie, etc.) in a mobile communication terminal, and a system for implementing the same are disclosed. The method for downloading data in a mobile communication terminal includes the steps of: selecting a desired data over... Agent: Jonathan Y. Kang, Esq. Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20060280152 - Multi-channel mac method for wlan devices with a single radio interface and system for implementing the same: A multi-channel media access control (MAC) method for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) devices with single radio interface is provided. The method includes starting a channel coordination window (CCW) that is repeated with a period P, allocating an arbitrary WLAN device pair on a common channel to a destination channel... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060280149 - Reader device for radio frequency identification transponder with transponder functionality: The present invention relates to a reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. In particular, the present invention relates a reader device, which is capable to serve as a radio frequency identification transponder. A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders comprises... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20060280151 - Wireless communication apparatus, method for controlling the same, and program therefor: A method for controlling a wireless communication apparatus includes request processing for requesting information regarding traffic to an access point, measurement processing for performing data transmission and reception wirelessly on the basis of the information regarding traffic requested by the request processing and measuring traffic during the data transmission and... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20060280159 - Method and apparatus for voice communication: The present invention is a method and apparatus for voice communication. Vocoded frames are transmitted using a transmission intervals. Each transmission interval is split into a first interval portion and a second interval portion. Code symbols associated with each vocoded frame are divided into a group A and a group... Agent: Motorola, Inc Intellectual Property Section

20060280158 - System and method for forward and backward recursive computation: A system and method is provided for improved and efficient forward and backward recursive computations that may be used, for example, with turbo code decoding applications. The invention performs the forward computations using a full length of a sequence to be decoded and performs the reverse computations using a sliding... Agent: William J. Kolegraff

20060280160 - Method and apparatus for high rate packet data transmission: In a data communication system capable of variable rate transmission, high rate packet data transmission improves utilization of the forward link and decreases the transmission delay. Data transmission on the forward link is time multiplexed and the base station transmits at the highest data rate supported by the forward link... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060280161 - System and method for autonomic system management through modulation of network controls: Systems and methods are provided to determine an allocation of network resources in a distributed on-demand information technology (IT) systems using existing control mechanisms for other operating system resources in order to achieve a desired operating point within the IT system. This desired operating point is obtained by optimizing a... Agent: George A. Willinghan, Iii August Law Group, LLC

20060280168 - Bandwidth control apparatus, bandwidth control method, and bandwidth control system: The present invention provides a bandwidth control apparatus, a bandwidth control method, and a bandwidth control system for effective utilization of bandwidths resource in data transmission. The bandwidth control apparatus measures downstream effective bit rate of own access lines and notifies downstream effective bit rate information of each access line... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280164 - Enhanced e911 location information using voice over internet protocol (voip): An E-9-1-1 voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution is provided wherein a 911 call from a wireless VoIP device is routed directly to the correct Public Safety Answer Point (PSAP) via dedicated trunks, together with correct location information and call-back number. VoIP gateways are implemented locally, at least one per LATA, and accept... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC 7th Floor

20060280165 - Intelligent negotiator node: A system and method provide an Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) service for a packet-based telephone subscriber using an Intelligent Negotiator Node (INN), the INN capable of communicating using a packet-based communication protocol. The INN includes an application server that receives a service request message at the INN, including information in... Agent: Paul Barenie, Esq.

20060280169 - Inter-domain call routing: The present invention provides for routing calls between disparate domains, such as a circuit-switched subsystem and a multimedia subsystem. When a user element is homed in a first domain and roaming in a second domain, an incoming call will arrive at a gateway node in the first domain. As a... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20060280167 - Method of setting up calls between a calling terminal and a called terminal: The invention relates to methods of setting up a video call between a calling terminal (UEA) and a called terminal (UEB) via a telecommunications network. The method comprises a request step of requesting the setting up of a call between the calling terminal and the called terminal, an alert step... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280166 - Method, system, and data structure for providing a general request/response messaging protocol using a presence protocol: A method and system are described for providing a general request/response protocol using a presence protocol. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method is described for using the presence protocol for receiving from a requesting entity a descriptor of a resource associated with a responding entity and a request related... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC

20060280162 - Proactive congestion control scheme for voip traffic on ip routers: VoIP traffic bandwidth through a router port is controlled so that it does not exceed a predetermined bandwidth to ensure a desired quality of service for all VoIP calls routed through the port. Information of a packet received by the port is extracted from a packet header. The information includes... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20060280163 - System for detecting packetization delay of packets in a network: A system is disclosed for detecting paketization delay of packets in a network. The system includes a router to receive at least one packet containing data. A detection system, which is in communication with the router, extracts a codec information and a packet length information from the packet. A management... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20060280170 - Voice multi-tap apparatus: A voice multi-tap apparatus for a communications system, the apparatus including an input connector (12) accommodating at least four input circuits, plurality of output connectors (13a-13d) incorporating respective output circuits coupled to respective input circuits; and at least one of said output connectors incorporating a second output circuit coupled to... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20060280171 - Method, system, and article of manufacture for mapping programming interfaces: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for mapping programming interfaces. A synchronous request for reading data is received. An asynchronous request to fill selected buffers of a plurality of buffers is sent. The synchronous request is responded to with the data from at least one buffer of... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Int77

20060280179 - Dhcp over mobile ip: A protocol that enables an 802 mobile host to obtain a “home IP address,” and other configuration parameters via DHCP or BOOTP, while attached to either its home subnet or a foreign subnet. Inner and outer encapsulation headers are used to forward DHCP messages from a DHCP server outbound through... Agent: Tucker, Ellis & West LLP

20060280176 - Dispersed high level devices in a network environment: A system and method for locating Open System Interconnection (OSI) Layer 3 or higher devices at strategic locations throughout the network. The Layer 3 devices may have additional capabilities, such as wireless connections or other functionality that may benefit both the consumer and network provider. Layer 2 traffic is confined... Agent: Mediacell Licensing Corp

20060280177 - Integration network for digital media solutions: A technique that provides an integration network for digital media solutions by seamlessly linking one or more digital media applications with one or more associated media services. In one example embodiment, this is achieved by linking one or more digital media applications with one or more media services via a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20060280174 - Method and system for establishing a data link layer protocol on a physical layer port connection: This invention relates to a method for establishing a data link layer connection enabling data communication between modules connected through a port connector. The modules may be a mobile communication device such as a cell or mobile telephone, and a peripheral such as a functional cover, a camera or the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060280175 - Method and system for tunneling data using a management protocol: A method and system for providing network management communication between a plurality of network elements are disclosed. A method includes creating a tunnel configured for transmitting data between the network elements and transmitting network management information over the tunnel using a network management protocol. The tunnel passes through a gateway... Agent: Cindy S. Kaplan

20060280173 - Method and system for uneven distribution of data: A method to transmit streamed information at a wireless tele- and data communication network by transmitting streamed high prioritized information via a secure medium, whereas low prioritized data are transmitted over a standard channel. The method combines two technologies, MMS and Streaming, to guarantee that a video client in a... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060280180 - Method of calling between terminals in packet-based multimedia communication system: The present invention relates to the communication field, disclosing a method of calling between terminals in a packet-based multimedia communication system, by which an H.323 normal-start terminal can call an H.323 terminal through an SIP relay. In the present invention, virtual SDP information is constructed and added in an SIP... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20060280178 - Script-based parser: A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for analyzing network data streams with parsers generated using script based parsers is provided. The script based parsers are used to analyze the captured frames of a network data stream and identify conversations in the frames. The script based parsers are written in a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20060280172 - Virtual networks: A virtual network has a plurality of nodes, each node with a list for storing up to a predetermined number (L) of addresses representing links to other such nodes. These links are managed by: receiving (300) a message requesting a link between a first node and a second node; determining... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20060280181 - Systems and methods for operating and management of rfid network devices: Systems and methods for improving the performance of data collection networks. Such systems are provided for conditioning and aggregating data from data collection elements and provided for presenting this aggregated data through a common interface. Also included are means for data collection and retention in successive hierarchical proxy levels, providing... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20060280182 - Method for transporting digital media: A networked system is provided for transporting digital media packets, such as audio and video. The network includes network devices interconnected to send and receive packets. Each network device can receive and transmit media signals from media devices. A master clock generates a system time signal that the network devices... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20060280183 - Method and apparatus for automatic synchronization of monitoring points of a network management system along a permanent virtual circuit: A method and apparatus for automatic synchronization of monitoring points for a network management system (“NMS”) along a permanent virtual circuit (“PVC”) is disclosed. A NMS in an synchronous transfer mode (“ATM”) network coupled to a plurality of ATM switches is operative to monitor each of the plurality of ATM... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20060280184 - System to enforce service level agreements for voice-over internet protocol: A communications system is described for enforcing a service level agreement for a specified customer on a network. The communications system includes a router to receive at least one packet containing data. A management system is in communication with the router, where the management system provides access control commands to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20060280186 - All ip network with server for dynamically downloading management policies to diverse ip networks and converged ip communication units: An all Internet protocol (IP) network is disclosed. The all IP network includes an application server autonomous access (ASAA) server having a management policy database, a plurality of diverse IP networks and at least one converged IP communication unit. The ASAA server downloads a plurality of different management policies to... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc

20060280187 - Communication method and radio communication terminal: A communication method includes steps of: transmitting a message which requests to register to a call control server from a calling terminal to a called terminal; registering the called terminal to the call control server in response to the message received; and performing a process of starting voice communications using... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20060280185 - Stack bypass application programming interface: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a stack bypass application programming interface (API). A stack bypass API for receipt of a packet includes a registration function that registers an application selectable filter function and a receive function that are used during operation by an Ethernet driver.... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20060280188 - Method and system for processing frames in a switching system: A method for processing frames in a switching system is provided. The method includes performing a data striping technique on an incoming high data rate (HDR) data stream having a high data rate to generate a plurality of lower data rate (LDR) stripes having a lower data rate than the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20060280191 - Method for verifying and creating highly secure anonymous communication path in peer-to-peer anonymous proxy: This invention provides a communication method. The method comprises: providing a terminal anonymous proxy server that functions as a user terminal for a specific user and also functions as an anonymous proxy server for a user other than the specific user via a network; creating an encrypted anonymous communication path... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP

20060280189 - Residential gateway discovery: A method and system facilitates enhanced communication between a LAN and a WAN by determining which IP device of the LAN is a gateway and then restricting communication between the LAN and the WAN such that the communication is routed through the gateway. Determining which IP device of the LAN... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20060280190 - Upnp mirroring systems and methods: UPnP mirroring systems and methods. A UPnP mirroring system comprises a control point, at least one UPnP device, a mirroring agent, and at least one remote control device. The control point and the UPnP device are coupled to a first network. The remote control device is coupled to a second... Agent: Quintero Law Office

20060280192 - System and method for deriving ipv6 scope identifiers and for mapping the identifiers into ipv6 addresses: A system and method are employed for forwarding multicast packets among a plurality of interfaces. A multicast packet having a scope value and a multicast group identifier (ID) value is received on an inbound interface. A VLAN designation associated with the inbound interface is identified. If the scope value in... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20060280193 - Method and apparatus for performing packet classification for policy-based packet routing: A method and apparatus for performing packet classification in a digital signal processor for policy-based packet routing. For one embodiment, the digital signal processor includes a policy statement table for storing policy statements. Each policy statement has associated with it a priority number that indicates the priority of the policy... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20060280194 - Apparatus and method for configuring buffer descriptor suitable for packet aggregation: A buffering apparatus and method for packet aggregation are provided. A buffer buffers packet data to be transmitted on a frame basis. An aggregator represents the positions of the buffered packet data in an Access Category (AC) bitmap and a Traffic Identifier (TID) bitmap according to an AC and a... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20060280195 - Systems and methods for providing dedicated or shared network interface functionality via a single mac: An information handling system having a network interface system operable to provide optional dedicated or shared network interface functionality is provided. The network interface system includes (a) a motherboard including a LAN on motherboard (LOM), a first processor, and a first network port; and (b) a remote management card including... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP

20060280196 - Disaggregated star platform management bus architecture system: A star topology platform management bus architecture and system that provides disaggregation of the platform control element portion and the routing element portion of a central management controller, which provides for physical design efficiency as well as other advantages. Such disaggregation is particularly beneficial in the context of modular electronic... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20060280197 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data over a shared access carrier network: A method for transmitting and receiving data over a shared access carrier network with a plurality of user devices is provided. The user devices each have a modem associated therewith and a network interface for communicating over a local network. The method begins by transmitting a query from each one... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060280198 - Low duty cycle half-duplex mode operation with communication device: Operating a communication device in a half-duplex mode using only overhead channels; and substantially free running a timing reference obtained during reception to allow a timing reference value to drift during transmission.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060280200 - Basestation methods and apparatus for supporting timing synchronization: A wireless terminal using OFDM signaling supporting both terrestrial and satellite base station connectivity operates using conventional access probe signaling in a first mode of operation to establish a timing synchronized wireless link with a terrestrial base station. In a second mode of operation, used to establish a timing synchronized... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20060280199 - Methods and apparatus for supporting uplinks with remote base stations: A wireless terminal using OFDM signaling supporting both terrestrial and satellite base station connectivity operates using conventional access probe signaling in a first mode of operation to establish a timing synchronized wireless link with a terrestrial base station. In a second mode of operation, used to establish a timing synchronized... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20060280201 - Network channel access protocol - slot scheduling: Network channel access protocol is disclosed. More particularly, a distributed, locally determined, channel access protocol that adapts to load, avoids interference and controls access by a group of nodes to a set of shared channels is disclosed. Shared channel space is divided into a number of communication slots that are... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20060280202 - Mems sensor with configuration module: A MEMS device has 1) a communication module for communicating with an external device, and 2) a configuration module operatively coupled with the communication module. The configuration module configures the communication protocol of the communication module. The communication module communicates with the external device as specified by the communication protocol.... Agent: Steven G. Saunders Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20060280203 - Communication control apparatus and communication control method: To provide a technology enabling a quality of service (QoS) to be kept, the security against interception to be ensured and a communication route to be switched over without interruption of communications, and capable of restraining processing time and the number of adjusting parameters. Coding is effected by such a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20060280205 - Method of controlling transmission rate by using error correction packets and communication apparatus using the same: A method of controlling transmission rate by using error correction packets and a communication apparatus using the same are provided. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the method of controlling transmission rate by using error correction packets includes transmitting a first packet group composed in a predetermined ratio... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060280204 - Packet communication method and packet communication device: A first communication node, which transmits a packet including a data field and an FCS field, selectively transmits, to a second communication node, a first packet containing, in the FCS field, a first error detection code generated by performing a prescribed error detection code operation on a transmission packet or... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20060280206 - Method and apparatus for concatenated convolutional encoding and interleaving: A method and apparatus encode a source data stream via convolutional encoding. Plural encoded data streams are interleaved and transmitted on plural transmission channels. Data groups generated via convolutional encoding are interleaved via time-interleaving functions to disperse selected bits within puncture groups of the data groups, bits in between data... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060280207 - Distributed network monitoring system: A distributed network monitoring system includes a central monitoring device configured to store global configuration information for all monitoring devices which make up the distributed system, and one or more remote monitoring devices configured to receive, in response to a request therefor, at least a portion of the configuration information... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

  
12/07/2006 > 155 patent applications in 67 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20060274638 - Multiple-access hybrid ofdm-cdma system: In one aspect of a multiple-access OFDM-CDMA system, the data spreading is performed in the frequency domain by spreading each data stream with a respective spreading code selected from a set of available spreading codes. To support multiple access, system resources may be allocated and de-allocated to users (e.g., spreading... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060274640 - Methods and systems for efficient conveyance of bandclass information in wireless networks: Systems and methods are presented for efficiently conveying bandclass information between switching modules in a wireless communications system to facilitate call delivery or call origination. A compact bandclass information field is provided in inter-system paging and other non-handoff messages, in which each of a plurality of field bits indicates whether... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20060274639 - Walsh mask test in cdma cellular wireless communication systems with packet data service: A mobile station comprising a decoder circuit and a control circuit. The decoder circuit may be configured to retrieve mask information from a packet data control channel. The control circuit may be configured to (i) determine whether the mask information is valid and (ii) when the mask information is valid,... Agent: Christopher P. Maiorana, P.C.

20060274641 - Method and apparatus for constant envelope orthogonal frequency division multiplexing in a wireless system: In a wireless communication system comprising at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), a base station, and a radio network controller (RNC), a method for constant envelope orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (CE-OFDM) modulation comprises the WTRU performing an inverse transform on the data. The WTRU next performs constant envelope (CE)... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc

20060274647 - Dynamic port failover: A network device for selecting a failover port from a trunk group. The network device includes at least one trunk group that includes a plurality of physical ports. The network device is connected to at least one other network device by at least one of the plurality of physical ports.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060274642 - Fail open high availability: A system and method for providing high availability for data communications between two data networks. The system comprises at least two network modules for operatively connecting two data networks. Each network module includes a first and a second network interfaces. The network modules are interconnected using the first network interfaces.... Agent: Dr. Mark Friedman Ltd. C/o Bill Polkinghorn

20060274646 - Method and apparatus for managing network connection: An apparatus for managing a network connection between different types of networks via a master port includes a failure detecting unit and a master-port switching unit. The failure detecting unit detects a failure in other apparatus based on a frame for determining the master port transmitted from the other apparatus.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060274645 - Methods and apparatus for error recovery in opaque networks using encrypted error locations: In response to a failure within a sub-network of a heterogeneous network, an external device is signaled that the failure has occurred by inclusion of an encoded identifier of the failure location with the signaling. The encoded identifier enables identification of the failure location within the sub-network while masking the... Agent: Chapin & Huang L.L.C. Westborough Office Park

20060274643 - Protection for wireless devices against false access-point attacks: Mechanisms and methods for providing a mobile/wireless device with protection against false access-point/base-station attacks using MAC address protection are presented. The mobile/wireless device known as mobile client (MC) gains access to wireless network by discovering and selectively associating with an access point (AP). The MAC addresses of both the AP... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20060274644 - Redundantly connected wireless sensor networking methods: Methods and devices for operating a wireless network including redundant communication. Methods involving redundantly connected nodes are discussed including addressing methods and/or methods of creating groups for such redundant communication. The use of primary and secondary redundant connections is discussed. Also, devices for implementing such methods.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20060274648 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing a standardized interpretive engine: A method, system, and computer program product for implementing a standardized interpretive engine is provided. The method includes externalizing at least one of a business and a user requirement into a component class of a data control structure. The method also includes defining a solution to the business and user... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth

20060274649 - Method and apparatus for rerouting non-unicast traffic: A network element (102) coupled to one or more neighboring network elements with built-in router redundancy has an active router (202) programmed to detect (201) an interruption in communication at a select one of the neighboring network elements which has in response switched to a redundant router, and reroute (212)... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20060274650 - Avoiding unnecessary rsvp-based preemptions: A technique avoids unnecessary preemption of resource reservations along a requested flow between nodes in a computer network. A node receives priority-based resource reservation requests and determines conditions of reservation eligibility by comparing the requested resources to the amount of available resources at the node. Specifically, the node maintains a... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20060274651 - Method and apparatus for dynamically establishing links between communication channels: A method and device for establishing links between communication channels is described. Real link information conveying a set of real links between communication channels in a set of communication channels is provided. The real link information is processed to derive link control data conveying the set of real links and... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20060274653 - Link and communication network load with access control: An overbooking according to the ratios of the measuring values of transferred aggregated traffic is determined according to the face values of aggregated transferred traffic. The ratios of measuring values in relation to face values are weighted according to the variable of either the measuring value or the face value... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20060274655 - Method and apparatus for multiple media digital communication system: The present invention is embodied in a digital communication system where multiple media data sources are time multiplexed into a packetized data stream, each packet having an assigned priority and the packetized data stream transmitted in substantially the order of assigned priority. At both the transmit side, and the receive... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates

20060274652 - Method for controlling the transmission of data: A method for controlling the transmission of data via data connections associated with different applications, by means of a transmission medium in a local network having at least two stations for data transmission. Different priorities and different parameters characterizing a quality of service are associated with the applications. The establishment,... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC

20060274654 - Range matching: In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, in a network node, a control packet, determining, from data in the control packet, a time slot range request, encoding the time slot range request into a search data set comprising one or more elements expressed in ternary form, and searching an addressable... Agent: Caven & Aghevli C/o Portfolioip

20060274656 - Method and apparatus for rendering a cell-based switch useful for frame based protocols: A switch segments variable length frames into cells for transmission over a cell-based switch fabric and handles rate differences between the input data rate and the switch fabric data rate. The fabric handles multiple cell packets by maintaining a switch path until a certain number of cells are transmitted as... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.

20060274657 - Method for measuring sensitivity of data packet signal receiver: Methods for measuring the sensitivity of a data packet signal receiver are provided by varying the power level or modulation or both of a received data packet signal in a predetermined controlled sequence of data packet signals.... Agent: Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz

20060274658 - Prereservation of resources for connecting paths in a packet-address-switched or label-switched communication network: A node for a packet-address-switched or label-switched communication network comprises i) signaling means responsible for exchanging signaling messages with other nodes of the network in order to reserve resources of connecting paths each associated with a connection identifier and beginning at the node, and ii) control means responsible for, on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060274659 - Method and system for generating synthetic digital network traffic: Embodiments of the present invention encompass a method and a system for generating synthetic network traffic. The synthetic network traffic can be utilized for information operations, information assurance, and information exploitation. The method comprises the steps of providing a behavior model to an agent through a controller, operating the agent... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20060274660 - Method, system, and apparatus for debugging a live telephone call: A method of debugging a telephone call can include, using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) formatted messages, initiating a debug session between a debugger and a call server for a telephone call established over at least a portion of a packet-switched network. A debug function can be invoked within the call... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.

20060274661 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for generic call tracing: Methods, systems, and computer program products for performing a trace of a communications transaction using a dynamically generated endpoint identifier list are disclosed. According to one method, a first endpoint identifier for identifying a communications endpoint is received. A list including the first endpoint identifier is created. A signaling message... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20060274662 - Means and method of integrated information technology maintenance system: The present invention relates to the field of information technology system maintenance and particularly to integrated, full solution, computer maintenance architecture and a device that is independent from the computers being monitored and maintained. A computer supervising device that comprises a processor; internal memory in communication with the processor; a... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20060274663 - Controlled display mode diagnostic tool for communication networks using results of real tests and/or validation tests: A communication network diagnosis tool is adapted to analyze network analysis data using diagnostic trees consisting of nodes each associated with a network test or a set of network tests and connected together by branches representing logical relationships between tests to deliver diagnostic reports describing causes of problems in said... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20060274664 - Characterization of voice over internet protocol (voip) network: In one embodiment, a method for characterizing a VoIP network commences with the sending of a plurality of predefined messages from a calling end of the VoIP network. One of the messages is a call initiation message that is sent to a called end of the network. In response to... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20060274665 - Method and apparatus for connecting an information processor to multiple networks: A method and apparatus for connecting an information processor to any network to perform communications are disclosed. A setting information indicating network settings to be set for an information processor when performing communications via a network is stored. A route setting packet, which is sent by a network device connected... Agent: Dillion & Yudell LLP

20060274667 - Method and apparatus for testing a wireless link using configurable channels and rates: Techniques to test a wireless communication link using configurable channels and rates. A W-Markov test service may be invoked to test and/or verify the performance of the downlink and/or uplink using at least one transport channel for each link. Each transport channel may be individually configured. The W-Markov test service... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060274666 - Providing traffic information including composite links: A method for processing traffic information includes receiving traffic information including a composite identifier enabling a determination of whether the received traffic information includes composite link information, a composite traffic status indicator revealing traffic status information corresponding to a composite link that includes at least first and second links, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20060274668 - System and method for monitoring dsl service provisioning: A system for automatically monitoring provisioning in a DSL network is disclosed. The system is operable to query network elements in the DSL network for information related to the provisioning of DSL services. Thereafter, the system analyzes the information to identify points of delay and/or failure in the provisioning process.... Agent: Potomac Patent Group, PLLC

20060274669 - Discovering proximate apparatus and services in a wireless network: A searching apparatus in a wireless network with at least three base stations is put in the position of identifying the available apparatuses and services which are in its proximity, in that the apparatuses Gi(i≠k) determine the signal strengths ss(i,j) at which they receive signals from the base stations Bi,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20060274673 - Method for determining connection topology of home network: A method is provided in order to determine connection topology of a home network. The main idea of the present invention is to send out a topology determination message on each link of the network, wherein the topology determination message is constituted of two consecutive packets, first one being a... Agent: Thomson Licensing Inc.

20060274670 - Mobile router device and home agent device: In a home agent device, a message reception unit receives a request of deleting a registration of a mobile router device which has become in a non-connection state, a binding cache registration deletion reception unit judges that it is for deleting a mobile router device which is not a transmission... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20060274674 - Packet transmitting apparatus for setting configuration: Provided is a packet transmitting apparatus included in a network, for transferring a frame in the network, including: a configuration managing module for setting a frame transfer function and a filtering function based on a configuration; a configuration setting module for providing an interface that accepts an instruction regarding the... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20060274671 - Redundantly connected wireless sensor networking methods: Methods and devices for operating a wireless network including redundant communication. Methods involving redundantly connected nodes are discussed including addressing methods and/or methods of creating groups for such redundant communication. The use of primary and secondary redundant connections is discussed. Also, devices for implementing such methods.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20060274672 - System and method for reducing unnecessary traffic in a network: Connectivity status information of a mobile network node (104) that may connect to the mobile router (106) is tracked and determined. When the connectivity status of the mobile network node (104) indicates that the mobile network node (104) is no longer reachable, packets destined to be sent to that mobile... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060274675 - Systems and methods for dynamic bridge linking: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to systems and methods for implementing telecommunications. More specifically, various embodiments of the present invention provide methods for interconnecting real-time communication links. Such methods include receiving the status of at least two communication links. The communication links may be established between endpoints and... Agent: The Hamilton Law Firm PC

20060274676 - Method and apparatus for determining the location of a node in a wireless system: A method and apparatus for determining the path loss model of an object within a wireless communication system is provided herein. During operation, a path loss model for a node is generated based on path loss values and corresponding numbers of neighbors of the said node. The path loss model... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060274677 - Photonic home area network: An apparatus for a service node used in a multimedia network. The apparatus has a data distributor circuit, and a decoder. The data distributor card has a data port for coupling with a data stream. The data distributor circuit has a relational code for determining whether an address field of... Agent: Raffi Gostanian

20060274678 - Sip telehpone feature control: A Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) enabled device sends feature information about remotely configurable features that are offered by the SIP enabled device to a central server. The central server uses the feature information to determine if the features that are offered by the SIP enabled device are compatible with features... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20060274679 - Efficient support for tdd beamforming via constrained hopping and on-demand pilot: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate providing time-division duplexed beam-forming support in traditionally non-time-division duplexed wireless systems, such as an OFDMA system, a WCDMA system, etc. According to an aspect, a base station can analyze pilot information, such as a portion of bandwidth over which a user device is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060274680 - System and method for controlling congestion in wireless mesh networks: A system and method for controlling congestion using Request-to-Send (RTS) and Clear-to-Send (CTS) in a wireless mesh network are provided. A receiver in a congestion state sets a duration field value of congestion control in a CTS frame and transmits the CTS frame to a sender. In response, the sender... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060274681 - Apparatus and method for reduced loading of signal transmission elements: An apparatus is provided which includes a common signal node operable to conduct a first signal, a first circuit coupled to the common signal node to utilize the first signal and a signal-handling element coupled to the common signal node. The signal-handling element includes an isolating circuit coupled to the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g

20060274682 - Mobile communication device with silent conversation capability: A system and method for providing silent conversation capability in a mobile communication device. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise establishing a wireless communication link between the mobile communication device and a second communication device. A user input may be received at the mobile communication device. A voice... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274683 - Remotely alerting a wireless device: A wireless device may be alerted. For example, a message may be received from an invoking party and parsed for request data. Then a determination may be made as to whether identification data in the received message matches identification data resident in the wireless device. Next, the wireless device may... Agent: Merchant & Gould Bellsouth Corporation

20060274684 - Automated real-time site survey in a shared frequency band environment: An intelligent spectrum management (ISM) system and method that includes sophisticated features to detect, classify, and locate sources of RF activity. The system comprises one or more radio sensor devices positioned at various locations in a region where activity in a shared radio frequency band is occurring. A server is... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20060274687 - Method and system for parsing bits in an interleaver for adaptive modulations in a multiple input multiple output (mimo) wireless local area network (wlan) system: Aspects of a method and system for parsing bits in an interleaver for adaptive modulations in a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) wireless local area network (WLAN) system are provided. The interleaver may generate a lookup table, which is utilized to assign at least one binary bit of information, among... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274685 - Method and system for selective usage of broadband forward link: A radio access network has a reverse link frequency band for receiving signals from mobile stations and has first and second forward link frequency bands for transmitting signals to mobile stations. The second forward link frequency band has a greater frequency bandwidth than the first forward link frequency band and... Agent: Sprint

20060274688 - Providing a data function in an access gateway node: An access gateway node couples a control node to an external data network, where the control node and access gateway node are for use in a wireless communications network. The access gateway node comprises a data function to route packets containing traffic data between the control node and the external... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20060274686 - Rf domains: A wireless access point broadcasts a unique RF domain identifier for each supported service set per radio. Within a wireless local area network (“WLAN”) the RF domain identifier is unique for each supported service set, and hence identifies the service set. In addition to identifying the service sets supported by... Agent: Mcguinness & Manaras LLP

20060274690 - Communicating control information in mobile communication system: The present invention relates to communicating control information in a mobile communication system. Preferably, a mobile terminal efficiently transmits the control information to a base station enabling schedule and non-scheduled transmissions. The present invention comprises determining whether control information needs to be transmitted, configuring a data block for transmission, wherein... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20060274689 - Method for using dedicated rate control in a common rate control wireless communications system: A method is provided for controlling communications between a base station and a mobile device. The method comprises transmitting dedicated rate control information to the mobile device within a common rate control communications system. For example, dedicated rate control information may be embedded in a data packet and delivered to... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20060274691 - Reception of h-arq transmissions with interference cancellation in a quasi-orthogonal communication system: To receive packets with interference cancellation, block transmissions for the packets are received on time-frequency blocks used by these packets. Receiver spatial processing is performed on input symbols to obtain detected symbols. Each packet is demodulated and decoded based on all detected symbols obtained for all block transmissions received for... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060274692 - Handoff method in a high-rate packet data mobile communication system: Disclosed is a session handoff method of an access terminal (AT) in a high-rate packet data (HRPD) mobile communication system. The session handoff method comprises performing a close procedure of a session in negotiation upon receiving a close request for a session negotiation from the AT performing session handoff; allocating... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20060274693 - Ip mobility: A method of forwarding IP packets, sent to an old care-of-address of a mobile node, to the mobile node following a handover of the mobile node from a first old access router to a second new access router. The method comprises, prior to completion of said handover, providing said first... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20060274699 - Mechanism to discover 802.21 remote events and information services: A mechanism or technique is provided for a MIHF to discover the events and the type of information (for the information service) available in another MIHF to be able to subscribe to such events. The mechanism allows one instance of the MIHF to publish (push model) the event it supports... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20060274694 - Method for seamless session transfer of a mobile station: In the method, a source base station sends first information to a target base station. The first information indicates a sequence number of a first data unit in a sequence of data units undelivered to the mobile station by the source base station. The source base station also sends the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20060274697 - Method of supporting handover in a multi-mode mobile station: A method of discovering at least one of a homogeneous and a heterogeneous network module to perform handover with in a wireless mobile communication network is disclosed. More specifically, the method includes establishing a network handover module for converging information from at least one network interface module associated with at... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20060274696 - Signaling for administrative domain change during location tracking: An approach provides signaling for administrative domain change during location tracking. Departure of a mobile node from a first administrative domain is detected during a position reporting session. It is determined whether a first, configured to determine position, within the first administrative domain is inaccessible. If inaccessible, signaling for a... Agent: Ditthavong & Carlson, P.C.

20060274695 - System and method for effectuating a connection to a network: A system for connecting a mobile node includes a target network, and may include an anchor network. The anchor network can generate token information based upon a trust relationship between the mobile node and the anchor network, and a trust relationship between the target network and the anchor network. The... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20060274698 - Using wake-up receivers for soft hand-off in wireless communications: Multiple standards based radio (“SBR”) devices, each having a high-gain directional antenna, are utilized in a remote sensor interface (“RSI”) unit to optimize detection and reception by the RSI of radio signals from gateway controllers, hopping radios, and other wireless devices.... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20060274700 - Autonomous mode for a plurality of nested mobile networks: A method for enabling autonomous mode routing between mobile devices in a plurality of nested mobile networks, the method including the steps of: discovering (305) at least one neighboring mobile device; exchanging (310) routing information with the at least one neighboring mobile device using a plurality of unicast messages; populating... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060274701 - Means and method for notification: A method for notification in packet-switched communication networks is provided. An application server (40) that wants to notify a mobile terminal (42) transmits a notification message intended for this mobile terminal. The notification is forwarded to a notification server (45), typically via control logic (44). If the status of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20060274704 - Method and apparatus for collaborative coexistence between bluetooth and ieee 802.11 g with both technologies integrated onto a system-on-a-chip (soc) device: Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in a method and system for collaborative coexistence between Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 g with both technologies integrated onto an SOC device. In a single integrated circuit (IC) that handles Bluetooth and WLAN technologies, a WLAN priority level may be selected for... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274703 - Method and apparatus of filtering and viewing real-time detail records based upon user specific criteria: A method of filtering transaction data from interfaces is provided in a mobile telephony network. In the method, the call data from related frames from the network is filtered to check for network status and provide notification of specified events corresponding to the network. System and computer program products which... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20060274702 - Method for controlling transmission rates in a wireless communications system: A method is provided for controlling communications between a base station and a mobile device. The method comprises transmitting a pilot signal having at least one transmitted characteristic over a channel. A data rate control signal is received, indicating a variation between the transmitted characteristic and a corresponding actual characteristic... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20060274705 - Providing distributed wide area coverage infrastructure using bluetooth signal combiner: A distributed wide area coverage system is disclosed that effectively expands the coverage area of the local wireless links by combining the signals from local area base stations and routing the combined signal back to the base stations. The base stations provide two-way open wireless communication channels among mobile devices... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20060274706 - Telecommunications apparatus and method: A telecommunications system communicates internet packet data, carrying payload data including a plurality of different data types, with a mobile communications user equipment. The system comprises a gateway support node (GGSN), a service support node (SGSN) and a radio network controller (RNC). At least one of the gateway support node... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20060274709 - Communication link connection indication signal method and apparatus: Upon detecting (11) at a two-way communication device that a communication link has been established, the two-way communication device can provide (14) a unique corresponding signal (such as a unique audible signal) to indicate such connection. Pursuant to one approach, a plurality of such unique signals (13) are available and... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20060274711 - Maintenance link using active/standby request channels: Multiple field units in a CDMA system are synchronized for communication with a base station using shared forward and reverse link channels. In an illustrative embodiment, each field unit is assigned a time slot in a forward link channel to receive messages from the base station. Likewise, each field unit... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20060274710 - Method and apparatus for orthogonal frequency division multiplex: An orthogonal code including an orthogonal code set capable of a plurality of parallel processes through a cyclic shift method is provided. Moreover, a multiple access method of effectively using a new cyclic orthogonal complementary code (cyclic-OC) is provided.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20060274708 - System and method for wireless communication: One disclosed inventive aspect is related to a method for wireless transmission of a sequence of data symbols from a transmitter to a receiver, wherein the transmitter is provided with at least two TX antennas. The method comprises converting the sequence of data symbols into at least one stream of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20060274707 - Ultra wide band radio frequency sending method and device: e

20060274712 - Multi-carrier operation in data transmission systems: Multi-carrier point-to-multi-point CDMA system implementation reduces hardware changes in legacy single-carrier systems. The number of common downlink channels, such as timing/synchronization and paging channels, is reduced by designating an anchor carrier for transmitting these channels. Procedures for adding carriers and carrier acquisition are simplified through common carrier timing, signaling by... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060274713 - Methods of channel access in a meshed network: Methods for providing a client access to a channel in a meshed wireless local area network are disclosed. The methods comprise that a client in the meshed wireless local area network implement a polling based channel access methodology. The client determines that the channel is available by sensing that the... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060274714 - Method and system of scanning a tdma channel: A method for scanning a TDMA channel by a mobile station in a wireless communications landscape is disclosed. A mobile station detects RF energy on a TDMA channel to detect activity in the detected RF energy. The mobile station maintains knowledge of previous activity on the channel. If activity is... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060274717 - Alternative frequency strategy for drm: A radio transmission signal consisting of signal frames that comprise a dynamic data part and a quasi-static data part according to the present invention is characterized in that the dynamic data part of a respective frame contains an indicator showing in which following frame the quasi-static data part of this... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060274716 - Identifying an endpoint using a subscriber label: Forwarding a packet includes facilitating a communication session for a mobile node. A packet is identified as received from the mobile node. One or more labels are added to the packet. A subscriber label of the one or more labels uniquely identifies the mobile node for the communication session. The... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20060274715 - Wireless terminal baseband processor high speed turbo decoding module supporting mac header splitting: A baseband processing module for use within a Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver includes a downlink/uplink interface, TX processing components, a processor, memory, RX processing components, and a turbo decoding module. The RX processing components receive a baseband RX signal from the RF front end, produce a set of IR samples... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20060274719 - Fast-path navigation system and method: A fast-path navigation method and system may include facilitating selection of a destination node in a multi-layered system for bookmarking. The fast-path navigation method and system may also include facilitating selection of a source node in the multi-layered system and creating a fast-path or direct link from the source node... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

20060274718 - Inter-domain multipath routing method: An inter-domain multipath routing method, for extending multipath routing beyond the limits of packet-oriented networks or autonomous systems is provided. A traffic distribution over several links, outgoing from a packet-oriented network with multipath routing, is carried out. For the determination of alternative paths, leading to neighboring networks, the edge nodes... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20060274720 - Systems and methods for multicast routing on packet switched networks: A system architecture is described for supporting protocol independent multicast routing and local group membership multicast protocols concurrently and consistently within a multi-cast border router on a packet switched network.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20060274729 - Apparatus and method for connecting a voice over ip telephone subscriber to the 911 emergency network: It is accordingly an object of the invention to provide a device to connect a VoIP telephone subscriber to connect a communication network, in order to place a telephone call, which may be an emergency call. The device includes determination circuitry to determine whether the telephone call is to be... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20060274732 - Atm-based distributed virtual tandem switching systme: An Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)-based distributed virtual tandem switching system is provided in which a network of ATM-based devices is combined to create a distributed virtual tandem switch. The system includes an ATM switching network that dynamically sets up individual switched virtual connections. The system also includes a trunk interworking... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20060274721 - Delivery of video or voice mail messages over a packet network: The invention provides a method and system to create and stores multi-media messages for delivery over a packet network. When a real-time media path over a packet network between two IP phones is unavailable the method monitors the network connection and delivers the recorded message when the media path is... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20060274725 - Dynamic e911 updating in a voip telephony system: A method in one example comprises the steps of establishing a location database for a first network that associates Internet Protocol address information for VOIP telephony devices with physical locations for the VOIP telephony devices; upon detecting registration of a VOIP telephony device through a network port of the first... Agent: Carmen B. Patti & Associates, LLC

20060274722 - Metering dynamically provisioned resources: There is provided a method, system and apparatus for metering dynamically provisioned resources. A method for metering dynamically provisioned resources can include capturing or receiving captured resource usage data for dynamically provisioned resources, retrieving resource allocation data for the dynamically provisioned resources collected by a resource provisioning system, and correlating... Agent: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq. Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20060274723 - Method and system for customer-managed call routing: A method, system and apparatus are provided for call routing in a telephony network. The telephony network includes at least one voice gateway and is associated with a plurality of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The telephony network provider provides conventional telephony network access to all its VPN customers, while providing... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20060274724 - Method of providing a parallel voice and data connection with a call center and a device for the same: Introduced is method of establishing communications between a call center and a user of a voice communications device, wherein parallel voice and data connections are established. In one embodiment of the method, a voice connection between a communication device and a call center is established and, parallel thereto, a data... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Agere Systems Inc.

20060274728 - Page-mode messaging: A way to provide page-mode messaging is to send a message using a session-mode messaging mechanism with an indication indicating that the session-mode is for a pager-type message. In response to said indication, a receiver treats the message as a page-mode message although it was received in the session-mode.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060274733 - Screening inbound calls in a packet-based communications network: A method and system is provided for performing inbound call screening in a packet-based network, such as an H.323 Voice over IP (VoIP) network. The inbound gateways on the network are registered with inbound gatekeepers, and standard messages are used between an inbound gateway, an inbound gatekeeper and an inbound... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20060274730 - Sdp web services interface: A method of allocating network assets for communication between first network endpoint and a second network endpoint includes providing a session initiation invite to a SIP proxy server for initiating a call flow between the network endpoints through the set of network assets. The call flow employs an application residing... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP

20060274726 - System and method for accessing a web server on a device with a dynamic ip-address residing behind a firewall: A system and method for providing access to a web server on an electronic device positioned within a firewall. A gateway device including a gateway server is provided outside of the firewall. The gateway device includes an IP address that corresponds to the same DNS extension that is used in... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20060274734 - Systems and methods for providing multiple communication services over existing twisted pair access lines: Systems and methods are described for providing a plurality of communication services over existing access lines such as twisted pair access lines. These services include voice, audio/video, and data communication services, the so-called “triple play” of services. The use of existing communication lines enables these services to be provided at... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20060274727 - Transport-neutral in-order delivery in a distributed system: A transport-neutral in-order delivery in a distributed environment is provided. Typically, in-order delivery guarantees that sequential orders received by a transport engine are sent out in the same order they are received. Such delivery may be forwarded either to another transport engine or to some application. In case there is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20060274731 - Voice processing device, communication apparatus and program product: A voice processing device that includes: a measurement unit that measures a voice volume level of a voice signal transmitted from a remote communication apparatus; and a signal processing unit that, on the basis of a peak value of the voice volume level measured by the measurement unit, performs a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20060274735 - Atm-based distributed network switching system: A distributed network switching system includes a data network. The system also includes multiple access interworking function (A-IWF) devices each operating as a gateway that enables customer premises devices to directly interface into the data network. The system further includes a centralized control and signaling interworking function (CS-IWF) device that... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20060274736 - System and method for a control services link for a multi-shelf node in a communication switch: A connection system for a communication switch is provided. The switch comprises a controller and shelves providing communication capabilities for the switch. The controller is able to communicate with each shelf shelves utilizing categories of communication signals. The connection system comprises connections providing signalling links for the categories of communication... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20060274742 - Adaptive cache for caching context and for adapting to collisions in a session lookup table: Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in a method and system for an adaptive cache for caching context and for adapting to collisions in session lookup table. A network processor chip may comprise an on-chip cache that stores transport control blocks (TCB) from a TCB array in external... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274746 - Apparatus and method for combined transmission of input/output data in automation bus systems: In order to improve the mutual integration of components which control or are controlled via a fieldbus protocol with other components which can be networked using an Ethernet network, the invention provides an installation having a plurality of components which are connected to one another via an Ethernet network, with... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20060274748 - Communication device, method, and program: When a data transfer request is received, a transmitting-side NIC generates an RDMA packet from transfer data and speculatively transmits it without inquiring the transfer destination about presence of reception permission. If reception of a receiving area is unpermitted, the RDMA packet is retransmitted when a retransmission request is received... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060274747 - Communication system for wireless audio devices: The present subject matter provides a system for wireless communications between one or more wireless audio devices and other electronics for providing a rich set of streaming audio, control, programming and enhanced hearing functions.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20060274738 - Controlling communication path reservations in a packet network with non-homogeneous nodes: An exemplary method controls features and services implemented by nodes in a first communication network where nodes in a second network are not adapted to provide such control or services. A first signaling message is sent by a device in response to receipt by a recipient in the first network... Agent: Carmen B. Patti & Associates, LLC

20060274744 - Dynamic vlan id assignment and packet transfer apparatus: Any or unique VLAN ID is dynamically assigned to a user terminal connected to a network, and communication by the assigned VLAN ID is enabled. A connection request from a user terminal is directed to L2GWs by a tagged VLAN frame having a common VLAN ID on the network. The... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20060274741 - Managing devices across nat boundaries: An address management scheme allows a Network Management System (NMS) to manage devices in a private network operating behind a Network Address Translator (NAT) boundary. A device operating in the private network sends a communication to a Simple Traversal of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Through Network Address Translators (NATs) (STUN)... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20060274740 - Method and apparatus for business to consumer channeling over wireless access networks: A network service provider (NSP) (101) has a communications interface (102) coupled to one or more wireless access networks (120) and one or more content service providers (CSPs) (110), a memory (104), and a processor (106). The processor can be programmed to establish (202) a content profile for each of... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20060274739 - Method and apparatus for managing medium access control (mac) address: A method for managing medium access control (MAC) address and related apparatus are provided, including an MAC address learning method and an MAC addresses inquiring method. The learning method includes the steps of: mapping an MAC address to a designated slot and a companion slot in an address table; if... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20060274737 - Method and apparatus for processing null packets in a digital media receiver: A method and apparatus for reliably detecting MPEG-2 packet sync-byte positions received via a digital transmission system in the event of a packet stream containing a plurality of null packets or a plurality of packets containing a fixed repeating bit pattern and for reliably synchronizing and delivering the MPEG-2 stream... Agent: Thomson Licensing Inc.

20060274749 - Method enabling network address translation of incoming session initiation protocol connections base on dynamic host configuration protocol address assignments: A system for using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) address assignments to determine a local destination address of a received packet in a Network Address Translation (NAT) environment. The system includes a DHCP server to assign local IP addresses to devices on a network. The system has a NAT device... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20060274743 - System and method for a mobile device to learn information about the access networks within its neighborhood: A system and method for a mobile device to learn information about the access networks within its neighborhood is disclosed. In certain embodiments, information about networks in a neighborhood of a particular network is stored in a database associated with a dynamic host configuration protocol server. Periodic beacons of an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20060274745 - System and method for transparent wireless bridging of communication channel segments: Systems and methods for transparent wireless bridging of communication channels are provided. A plurality of wireless bridge devices are each deployed on a wired communication channel segment and listen for traffic to build a table of MAC addresses for the network devices on each respective segment. The bridges also collectively... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20060274751 - Multicast routing method and apparatus for routing multicast packet: A communications apparatus for converting an IPv4 multicast packet transmit from an IPv4 terminal into an IPv6 multicast packet and transmitting the converted IPv6 multicast packet to one of a plurality of IPv6 networks. The communications apparatus has information indicating to which IPv6 network the IPv4 multicast packet to undergo... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20060274750 - System and method to support data applications in a multi-homing, multi-mode communication device: A method of transmitting and receiving data from a multi-homing network device to a data network is disclosed and includes defining a network policy and transmitting the network policy to a routing module. Further, the method includes receiving a route scope from the routing module. The route scope identifies a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20060274752 - Method and apparatus for managing address resolution protocol data for interfaces connected to different switches: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions code for sending data to a destination. A set of address resolution protocol entries is searched for an entry matching an Internet Protocol address for the destination and a particular interface in response to selecting the particular interface from a set of interfaces in... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20060274753 - Method and system for maintaining persistent unique identifiers for devices in a network: A method of maintaining persistent unique identifiers for devices interconnected in a network. Information is obtained from a device and a fingerprint generated from that information. It is then determined if the fingerprint is previously associated with an identifier in the network. If the fingerprint is not previously associated with... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

20060274754 - Residential ethernet node apparatus for maintaining starting point of superframe and method for processing same: Disclosed is a Residential Ethernet node apparatus for maintaining a starting point of a superframe, the Residential Ethernet node apparatus comprising a synchronous queue for receiving and temporarily storing synchronous data, in order to transmit the synchronous data by inserting the synchronous data into a transmission cycle, a parser for... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20060274755 - Switch assisted frame aliasing for storage virtualization: An apparatus and process for relabelling and redirecting at least some of the read transaction data frames and the write transaction write data and transfer ready frames in a network so as to bypass a storage manager and pass directly between the client and a storage device via a switch.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060274756 - Modifying the bandwidth of an established atm call in response to an identification of the contents of the call: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for changing the bandwidth or other traffic characteristic of an established packet call in response to an identification of the requirements of the call. For example, in response to the detection of a type of call, such as a fax or modem call, ATM signaling... Agent: The Law Office Of Kirk D. Williams

20060274757 - Information processing device and communication method: Information about a user is completely deleted when the user cancels the service. The receiving means 2 of an information-processing apparatus 1 receives, from an external apparatus 7, service ID data requesting for a specific service, together with user ID data identifying the user and apparatus ID data identifying the... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060274758 - Adaptive skills-based routing: A method and system of processing communications within a communication center is described. The exemplary method receives a communication and determines attributes of the communication necessary for processing the communication. The exemplary method determines a service level of a first queue. When the service level is within range, the method... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

20060274760 - Internet packet quality monitor: A system for determining packet quality on an Internet protocol-based (IP-based) network includes a packet test device that traces multiple paths on the IP-based network to obtain node identifiers corresponding to nodes on each path, and an Internet quality monitor (IQM) that associates a quality metric with each path, and... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20060274759 - Method and system for sip-based mobility management: A method and system for establishing communication between a first Mobile Node (MN1) and a second Mobile Node (MN2) using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based mobility management are useful for maintaining location privacy and separating IP transport and network control features. Where the MN1 is in communication with a first Access... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20060274761 - Network architecture with load balancing, fault tolerance and distributed querying: A network architecture with load balancing, fault tolerance and distributed querying comprises a plurality of front-end servers, a plurality of back-end servers, and a database. The front-end servers are coupled to a network to receive data requests from client devices. The front-end servers are each coupled to the plurality of... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20060274762 - Method and system for supporting efficient and cache-friendly tcp session lookup operations based on canonicalization tags: Aspects of a method and system for efficient and cache-friendly TCP session lookup operations based on canonicalization tags are presented. Aspects of the method may include searching a plurality of tag fields, retrieved via a single memory read operation, to locate a reference to a control block that includes context... Agent: Christopher C. Winslade Mcandrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

20060274763 - Variable sampling rates for website visitation analysis: A data set containing website traffic data or other data is sampled according to a variable sample rate. A target number of samples per time period is established, and a baseline sample rate is determined. Data items in the data set are sampled according to the baseline sample rate, to... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20060274765 - Method and apparatus for managing broadband residential gateway: A broadband residential gateway (BRG) management system (101) has a communications interface (102) coupled to one or more BRGs 120 and one or more content service providers (CSPs) (110), a memory (104), and a processor (106). The processor can be programmed to establish (202) a content profile for each of... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20060274768 - Method and system for network access control: Prior art quarantine networks were implemented by two methods, the IEEE802.1x method and the DHCP method, but these methods both have different problems. The problem with the IEEE802.1x method is that it is difficult to make the transition from an existing management framework. The problem with the DHCP method is... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20060274764 - Power saving methods in gateway: When a gateway detects that power from a primary power supply is disrupted or unavailable, reserve power, such as from batteries, is provided only to those components, ports, interfaces, and circuits associated with the gateway that are required for making a voice call or a lifeline call.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20060274766 - Smart intermediate authentication management (siam) system and method for multiple permanent virtual circuit (pvc) access environment: A Smart Intermediate Authentication Management (SIAM) system and method for a multiple Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC) access environment can be applied to both a Point to Point over Ethernet (PPPoE) session and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) session when a variety of services are provided to one subscriber using... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20060274767 - System and method for collecting, processing and presenting selected information from selected sources via a single website: A computer-implemented system and method that are configured to automatically collect, process, and present, via a single website, specific types of selected information such as, for example, government press releases, speeches, statements and other information obtained from pre-selected websites. As used herein, government information may include press releases, speeches, statements,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20060274769 - System and method for configuring bandwidth transmission rates for call connections: A communication system comprises a signaling processor and an interworking unit. The signaling processor receives and processes signaling for a call to select a connection and a first bandwidth rate. The signaling processor transfers a first message indicating the connection and the first bandwidth rate. The interworking unit receives the... Agent: Sprint

20060274770 - Two tier traffic shaper approach for resilient packet ring stations: RPR traffic management concepts are extended to individual client flows while adhering to the station level traffic management functions by using a two tiered shaper approach. The first tier manages the client level SLAs and feeds the second tier which provides the aggregate station level traffic management functions. This approach... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060274771 - Electronic device: A transmission source MAC address and a piece of VLAN tag information are extracted from a reception packet, and the piece of VLAN tag information is stored in an MAC address learning table while being associated with the piece of VLAN tag information. A transmission destination MAC address is extracted... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20060274772 - Apparatus and methods for message passing decoding using simultaneous memory accesses: Respective memory locations are assigned for respective edges linking processing nodes of a decoder comprising a plurality of processing nodes. The decoder is applied to a coded input signal to generate a decoded output signal, wherein edge values are iteratively retrieved from and provided to the memory locations such that... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20060274773 - Method and apparatus for using meta-packets in a packet processing system: Meta-packets are used to more efficiently reassemble packets and to more efficiently conduct other packet processing operations. The meta-packets are special types of packets which are interpreted by hardware in a queuing system. Instead of directly containing data, the meta-packet packets contain instructions for building a desired packet from various... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20060274774 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for dynamic network access device port and user device configuration for implementing device-based and user-based policies: Methods, systems, and computer program products for dynamic network access device port and user device configuration are disclosed. According to one method, when a user device is connected to a port of a network access device, the type of user device is determined. The type of user device is used... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20060274775 - Communicating program rejection information in broadcast-multicast mobile communication system: The present invention relates to communicating program rejection information in a broadcast-multicast mobile communication system. Preferably, present invention comprises receiving information related to at least one broadcast-multicast service from a base station, determining to receive one or more specific broadcast-multicast services based on the received information, requesting the one or... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20060274776 - Carrier sense multiplex access method, radio base station apparatus, and radio terminal apparatus: A carrier sense multiple access method capable of improving throughput in a wireless network is disclosed. This method is implemented in a wireless network—for example, a wireless LAN (100)—having an AP (110) that is equipped with a multi-beam antenna (111) that forms a directional beam and that is capable of... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP

20060274777 - Radio transceiver and radio transmitting method: In a mobile communication system, multiple transceivers perform radio communications in the same frequency band. A transceiver (700) comprises a first sync timing detection part (706) configured to detect sync timing for a desired signal transmitted from a counterpart transceiver; a second sync timing detection part (708, 710) configured to... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20060274778 - System and method for detecting collisions in a shared communications medium: A system for detecting collisions in a shared communications medium, such as a TDMA medium, includes a receive path adapted to generate a first intermediate signal, a second intermediate signal, and a data symbol sequence from an input signal. A preamble detection module generates a correlation metric from the first... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

20060274779 - Filling token buckets of schedule entries: Disclosed are, inter alia, methods, apparatus, data structures, computer-readable media, and mechanisms, for filling token buckets of schedule entries, such as those used in, but not limited to, a scheduling system used in a computer or communications system (e.g., for sending packets, allocating processing resources, etc.). A scheduling system includes... Agent: The Law Office Of Kirk D. Williams

20060274780 - Broadcast/multicast service signalling: The invention relates to signalling in broadcast and multicast environments. For a service in the broadcast is defined an indicator, which is formulated into a unique indicator. The indicator is mapped into one time-slot in a signalling channel. A notification relating to the service is transmitted during the said time-slot.... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP

20060274781 - Single module access to a plurality of telecommunications circuits: Embodiments of a module and backplane are presented herein.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20060274782 - Sdh transmission apparatus that can relieve ethernet signal failure: An apparatus can relieve Ethernet signal failure at connections of Ethernet with SDH/SONET network. In the apparatus, each of current and spare system paths including alarm detecting unit that receives Ethernet signal through a router to detect failure of Ethernet signal; a converting unit that converts Ethernet signal to an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20060274783 - System and method for fast dynamic link adaptation: The present invention discloses a method and system for enabling efficient reduction of TFCs in the TFCS to achieve desired transmission, while remaining within desired power and data requirements. Upon the UE transmission power requirement exceeding the maximum or allowable transmission power the MAC shall be informed for subsequent TFC... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc

20060274785 - lan signal transmitting method, and a transmitting apparatus using the method: A LAN signal transmission method and a transmission apparatus using the method are disclosed. A first transmission apparatus extracts only a data section of a LAN signal that is received, and accommodates the data section in a digital wrapper signal. Link information between a first LAN apparatus is accommodated in... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20060274784 - Methods and systems for cross-platform message exchange: A method for cross-platform message exchange utilized in two devices (e.g. a first device and a second device) is provided. At least one module in the first device is transmitted to the second device. The method receives a message, determines whether the message is delivered to the module, and, if... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20060274786 - Gigabit switch on chip architecture: A data switch for network communications includes a first data port interface which supports at least one data port which transmits and receives data. A second data port interface is also provided supporting at least one data port transmitting and receiving data. A CPU interface is provided, with the CPU... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20060274787 - Adaptive cache design for mpt/mtt tables and tcp context: Certain aspects of a method and system for an adaptive cache for memory protection table (MPT), memory translation table (MTT) and TCP context are provided. At least one of a plurality of on-chip cache banks integrated within a multifunction host bus adapter (MHBA) chip may be allocated for storing active... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274789 - Apparatus and methods for a high performance hardware network protocol processing engine: Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in a method for a high performance hardware network protocol processing engine. The method may comprise processing TCP packets via a plurality of pipelined hardware stages on a single network chip. Headers of received TCP packets may be parsed, and Ethernet frame... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274788 - System-on-a-chip (soc) device with integrated support for ethernet, tcp, iscsi, rdma, and network application acceleration: Certain aspects of a method and system for a system-on-a-chip (SoC) device with integrated support for Ethernet, TCP, iSCSI, RDMA, and network application acceleration are provided. Aspects of the method may include storing on a multifunction host bus adapter (MHBA) chip that handles a plurality of protocols, at least a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20060274790 - Arrangement and method for connecting a processing node in a distribution system: An arrangement and method for interconnecting fail-uncontrolled processor nodes in a dependable distributed system. A node has a bus guardian with input switches which act in combination with a logic element as an input multiplexer under the control of a control unit. This provides the advantage of transferring the problem... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20060274791 - Method measuring a delay time metric and measurement system: In a method of measuring a delay time metric in relation to a round-trip path in a communications network, a protocol data unit is generated in accordance with a data structure definition of a communications protocol supporting an extendible schema, the protocol data unit comprising an opaque object conforming to... Agent: Perman & Green

20060274792 - Access point to access point range extension: An architecture and methods for extending the depth of a WLAN to a four-level hierarchal access point structure including wireless access points. The wireless access points in the WLAN can be networked by scanning for a network, collecting one or more packets that identify the network from one or more... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

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