Patents Assigned to Paradyne Corporation
  • Patent number: 7054377
    Abstract: Several embodiments of a space diversity trellis interleaver system are provided for communicating data over a plurality of separate communication paths in order to inhibit distortion caused by impulse noise or other correlated noise and enhance the data transmission rate of data communications. The transmitter is designed to receive a plurality of data streams from data terminal equipment (DTE), which can be one or more devices. One or more convolutional encoders, preferably trellis encoders, encode each of the data streams. In an alternative embodiment, more than one trellis encoder is used to trellis encode each data stream. Data segments from the convolutionally encoded data streams are interleaved with a switch. The plurality of interleaved convolutionally encoded data streams are modulated and transmitted onto a respective plurality of separate communication paths. At the receiver, the plurality of data streams is received from the separate communication paths and demodulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Betts
  • Patent number: 7055088
    Abstract: Several embodiments of an interleaved generalized convolutional encoder system and method are provided for communicating data over a transmission path in order to inhibit distortion caused by impulse noise or other correlated noise and enhance transmission rate of data communications. The encoder system is designed to introduce a variable delay to the convolutional encoder. The variable delay effectively spreads correlated noise over a variable number of symbols in time. Correlated noise that is spread over time allows for better error correction encoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Betts
  • Patent number: 7047164
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for analyzing burst statistics from a communications network switch port transmitting data in a bursty communication system, where the burst statistics have been classified according to pre-defined burst ranges and where each burst range corresponds to a predetermined percentage range of the rated port speed, storing the burst statistics, specifying a report period of interest, specifying a plurality of summary periods, retrieving the burst statistics from storage, trending the information to predict future port speed requirements, and then recommending the magnitude of any port speed changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Swift
  • Patent number: 7046798
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for transmitting a data-bearing signal and a non-data-bearing signal. One embodiment comprises communicatively coupling a data-bearing signal during a first time period and communicatively coupling a non-data-bearing signal during a second time period. The data-bearing signal has a first PSD. The non-data-bearing signal has a second PSD substantially the same as the first over a range of frequencies. The non-data-bearing signal has characteristics facilitating echo cancellation. Another embodiment comprises a line interface and a transmitter coupled to the line interface, comprising a data encoder and a periodic signal generator. The encoder is configured to produce a data-bearing signal with a first PSD. The periodic signal generator is configured to produce a non-data-bearing signal with a second PSD. The second PSD is substantially the same as the first PSD over a first range of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Betts, Gordon F. Bremer, Rafael S. Martinez
  • Patent number: 7039015
    Abstract: A data delivery analysis report is generated by collecting various network performance parameters from a plurality of communication devices connected to a communication network. Logic located at a network management system collects and presents the network performance information to a network administrator in a graphical format such that the network administrator may determine whether reduced network performance is attributable to the network or to the traffic characteristics of a particular network user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Vallone, Suzanne Hassell, Michael McFarland, David A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7035380
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system and method for blocking leakage signals and uncoupling connections in a communication system. A leakage signal (LS) blocking splitter employs a high-pass filter which effectively blocks the lower frequency leakage signal. The high-pass filter (an LS filter) has a cut-off frequency selected to fall between the upper range of the leakage signal (which is approximately 4 KHz in the preferred embodiment) and the low-end frequency of a data signal. A detect and terminate function detects service on the communication connection to which each one of the leakage signal (LS) filters are coupled to. The detect and terminate function detects service on the communication connection to ensure that each LS blocking splitter is coupled to an in-service communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bingel, Gordon Bremer, Keith R. Nauman
  • Patent number: 7031381
    Abstract: A transient pre-emptor includes a processor configured to detect transients in a communications system. After the processor detects a transient in the communications system, it causes a data communications equipment to suspend or reduce data transmission during the occurrence of a subsequent transient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: William Lewis Betts, Rafael Martinez
  • Patent number: 7023829
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing communication between an ATM layer device and multiple multi-channel PHY layer devices, which increase the number of multi-channel PHY layer ports supported by the ATM layer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Holmquist, Ed Thoenes
  • Patent number: 7020266
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for simultaneously providing multiple telephone-type services to any/all POTS-type devices on a single wire pair at a user premises. The present invention provides for the ability to add separately addressable POTS devices on a single service loop. This can be accomplished in at least two ways: first by the use of a multipoint protocol or second by Frequency Division Multiplexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Bremer, Jeff Davis
  • Patent number: 7013421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a trellis interleaver and feedback precoder. One such method includes: producing a series of precoder symbols; interleaving the precoder symbols; producing a trellis state output from the interleaved symbols; and generating a redundant bit based upon the trellis state output. One such system includes: a precoder state element configured to monitor a precoder state and to develop a series of precoder symbols; an interleaver configured to receive and interleave the precoder symbols; a trellis state element configured to receive the interleaved symbols and to develop a trellis state output; and a trellis encoder configured to receive the trellis state output and to generate at least one redundant bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Betts
  • Patent number: 6993067
    Abstract: Fractional bit rate encoding in a pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) communication environment allows the transmission of fractional bit rates, thus maximizing the use of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) available on a communication channel. The invention allows the transmission of fractional bit rates in a PAM transceiver, thus allowing the encoding and transmission of a fractional number of bits on each PAM transmit symbol. By encoding a non-integer number of bits, a non power-of-two number of PAM levels can be encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Betts, Kenneth D. Ko
  • Patent number: 6977922
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically configuring cross-connects in a switch. One exemplary embodiment is a digital subscriber line access multiplexer for automatically configuring a plurality of cross-connects comprising: obtaining a default logical VPI/VCI address associated with the plurality of data communications channels; defining a first plurality of unique logical VPI/VCI addresses based on a predefined set of rules for incrementing logical VPI/VCI addresses, each of the first plurality of unique logical VPI/VCI addresses associated with one of the plurality of digital subscriber line communications channels; determining a second plurality of unique logical VPI/VCI addresses based on the default logical VPI/VCI address and the predefined set of rules; and creating signal connectivity between the plurality of data communications channels and the plurality of digital subscriber line communications channels by linking the first and second unique logical VPI/VCI addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: David Blanset, Timothy J. Tierney, Edward W. Landis, Prakash Easwar
  • Patent number: 6975694
    Abstract: A digital subscriber line (DSL) driver allows a transmitter to monitor its own transmit spectrum at the subscriber loop and adjust the transmit spectrum based on detected line conditions, affected by the presence of bridged taps or any other impedance variations. The transmit spectrum is preferably equalized so that all carriers, or tones, transmit using the same power and exhibit the same margin. The invention is applicable to DMT and single carrier modulation formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Betts
  • Patent number: 6970501
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication device, such as a modem, that is capable of detecting whether it is capable of operating in a mode that is compatible with one or more of the Spectrum Management Classes. The modem automatically selects a mode of operation that is compliant with one or more of the Spectrum Management Classes. The communication device also determines whether it is capable of operating in multiple modes that are compliant with multiple Spectrum Management Classes, and is capable of selecting the modes of operation that optimize the performance of the communication device. Furthermore, the communication device is capable of determining when it is not capable of operating in a mode that is compliant with at least one of the Spectrum Management Classes and which prevents operation of itself upon determining that it is not capable of operating in a mode that is compliant with at least one of the Spectrum Management Classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Bremer, Philip J. Kyees
  • Patent number: 6952420
    Abstract: The current invention provides a system for transmitting and receiving information comprising a first layer transceiver device, a plurality of second layer transceiver devices, and an interface connecting the first layer transceiver device and the a plurality of second layer transceiver devices. The first layer transceiver device and the a plurality of second layer transceiver devices transmit and receive data over the interface and a time division multiplexed (TDM) signal that indicates the availability of one of said second layer transceiver devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Castellano
  • Patent number: 6950444
    Abstract: A method and system for robust delimiting of transmitted messages in switched-carrier operation in which a preamble precedes each communication message with the preamble comprising symbols transmitted at a rate lower than that of the following data. The lower rate symbols of the preamble significantly increase the probability that the decoder will decode the preamble symbols error free. Communication line control information can be included in the robust preamble, thereby ensuring that line control information is reliably transferred over the communication channel. The first symbol of the preamble can be transmitted at the lower symbol rate and at an increased power level, thereby clearly and reliably delimiting the beginning of a transmission. The end of the communication message can be reliably delimited by sending the first symbol containing only bits from a next cell of information at a lower symbol rate and including an extra bit in that symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Holmquist, Joseph Chapman
  • Patent number: 6922415
    Abstract: A non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus and method provides for transmitting and receiving non-symmetrical half-duplex signals over a communications link. The non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus includes interface circuitry that is connectable to the communications link and modulation circuitry to transmit and receive the non-symmetrical half-duplex signals over the communications link. The modulation circuitry of the non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus includes the ability to transmit data signals with a transmission time that is different than the transmission time of receive signals. The modulation circuitry of the non-symmetrical half-duplex data communications apparatus also includes the ability to transmit data signals with a transmission data rate different than the transmission data rate of receive signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Bremer, Robert E. Scott
  • Patent number: 6912575
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for using tolerances obtained from a user together with historical information about a communication network to analyze the network's performance and to calculate and recommend a specific change to the committed information rate (CIR) over a given frame relay permanent virtual circuit (PVC). The historical information, which is collected by a network management system connected to at least two communication devices in a communication network, relates to various performance parameters, which may include the total data transmitted, received and dropped above and within the original CIR, and the burstiness of the data. The historical information is automatically analyzed in view of the user's designated tolerances to determine the network's data transmission performance, and a forward-looking recommendation of an optimum CIR is made, based on the analysis. The results of the analysis and the recommended change to the CIR are displayed to the user in a graphical format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Swift, Ted N. Mawhinney, Rick Silva
  • Publication number: 20050135247
    Abstract: The power budgeter controls the rate of data flow in a transceiver. The power budgeter monitors transceiver activity (data flow) during a predefined period, and limits transceiver data transmit and receive rates during times when the aggregate transceiver activity would otherwise exceed a predefined threshold. If total data flow during the monitored time period exceeds the threshold, data flow through the transceiver during the next (second) time period is limited. Data flow rates are limited in a transceiver by shutting off the transceiver (receiver and/or transmitter) for a specified portion of the second time period. In other types of transceivers, the transmitter and/or receiver may be forced into a low-power idle state or similar operating condition for a specified portion of the second predefined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: Bob Scott
  • Patent number: 6891896
    Abstract: The invention enables a communication device to efficiently communicate large circular signal constellations by embedding a square signal constellation in each of the circular signal constellation points. By embedding a square signal constellation in the error free slicing region associated with each circular constellation signal point, the beneficial shape of the circular constellation is retained while significantly increasing the amount of information that can be transmitted in each constellation. The invention allows the communication of high bit-per-symbol signal constellations (on the order of 15 or more bits-per-symbol) without the added cost of external memory for large look-up tables or the cost and power consumption of line drivers required to communicate high peak factor square signal constellations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Paradyne Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Betts