Patents by Inventor Bahman Amin-Salehi

Bahman Amin-Salehi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6452925
    Abstract: A system and method for providing Internet access via a Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN) using full time asymmetric digital subscriber line connections between subscriber premises processor terminals and a local area network (LAN) node and router gateway on Telco premises connected to a Telco digital packet network connected to Internet service providers and Internet information providers. A domain name server (DNS) and a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server are connected to the router to provide domain name to IP address translations and temporary assignment of IP addresses to said customer premises processor terminal. The customer or subscriber going on-line communicates with the DHCP using encryption and preferably public/private key encryption to both authenticate the customer and the DHCP. The DHCP updates the database in the DNS to maintain freshness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Verizon Services Corp.
    Inventors: Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Edward Ghafari, Wendell Sims
  • Publication number: 20020052915
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a NSP, such as Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) or a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) can own and operate a Value-Added Service (VAS) Gateway. By means of this gateway, the NSP provides its subscribers and customers a unified access interface mechanism for them to access many NSP (or third-party provider) services. According to the invention, the VAS Gateway provides the first-stage of the subscriber's interaction capability with the NSP's domain via a unified user interface for all of the subscriber's on-line information access, data communications, service management, and vertical (value-added) services. For example, the VAS Gateway presents the subscriber with an interactive menu helping the subscriber to select an ISP, transport service or access to his/her corporate network server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventor: Bahman Amin-Salehi
  • Patent number: 6101182
    Abstract: A system and method for providing Internet access via a Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN) using full time asymmetric digital subscriber line connections between subscriber premises processor terminals and a local area network (LAN) node and router gateway on Telco premises connected to a Telco digital packet network connected to Internet service providers and Internet information providers. A domain name server (DNS) and a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server are connected to the router to provide domain name to IP address translations and temporary assignment of IP addresses to said customer premises processor terminal. The customer or subscriber going on-line communicates with the DHCP using encryption and preferably public/private key encryption to both authenticate the customer and the DHCP. The DHCP updates the database in the DNS to maintain freshness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Edward Ghafari, Wendell Sims
  • Patent number: 6041056
    Abstract: A video distribution network having an architecture that distributes video services over a greater serving area. The broadcast consolidation section receives broadband data from a plurality of information providers, preferably as compressed, digital signals using asynchronous transfer mode ATM transport. The broadcast consolidation section combines the ATM streams from different information providers and outputs a consolidated signal onto a transport ring. The broadcast ring supplies the consolidated broadcast signal to a plurality of video network hubs, each of which downloads the consolidated broadcast data, converts the consolidated broadcast data to motion picture experts group MPEG data on an RF carrier, and combines the RF signal with other RF signals before transmission by optical fiber to a plurality of local video access nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bigham, Dave Little, Edward C. Mihm, Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Alpna Jain, Regina Lightfoot, Ulric E. Arthur
  • Patent number: 5790548
    Abstract: A system and method for providing Internet access via a Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN) using full time asymmetric digital subscriber line connections between subscriber premises processor terminals and a local area network (LAN) node and router gateway on Telco premises connected to a Telco digital packet network connected to Internet service providers and Internet information providers. A domain name server (DNS) and a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server are connected to the router to provide domain name to IP address translations and temporary assignment of IP addresses to said customer premises processor terminal. The customer or subscriber going on-line communicates with the DHCP using encryption and preferably public/private key encryption to both authenticate the customer and the DHCP. The DHCP updates the database in the DNS to maintain freshness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Edward Ghafari, Wendell Sims
  • Patent number: 5740075
    Abstract: An access subnetwork provides broadcast access transport as well as selective allocation of resources for interactive communications sessions dedicated to individual end users. The access subnetwork has specified broadcast and interactive service interfaces, both for communications to and from an information provider and for communication to and from customer premises equipment. An Access Subnetwork Controller provides a single point of control contact within the access subnetwork. Any other subnetwork (typically an element of a higher level control subnetwork) needing a control function in the access subnetwork always sends the request for that function to the Access Subnetwork Controller. The primary responsibility of the Access Subnetwork Controller is to control resources, provide requested resources and monitor the use of resources within in the realm of the access subnetwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bigham, Regina S. Lightfoot, William D. Goodman, Ulric E. Arthur, Edward Mihm, Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin-Salehi
  • Patent number: 5684799
    Abstract: A video distribution network having an architecture that distributes video services over a greater serving area. The broadcast consolidation section receives broadband data from a plurality of information providers, preferably as compressed, digital signals using asynchronous transfer mode ATM transport. The broadcast consolidation section combines the ATM streams from different information providers and outputs a consolidated signal onto a transport ring. The broadcast ring supplies the consolidated broadcast signal to a plurality of video network hubs, each of which downloads the consolidated broadcast data, converts the consolidated broadcast data to motion picture experts group MPEG data on an RF carrier, and combines the RF signal with other RF signals before transmission by optical fiber to a plurality of local video access nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bigham, Dave Little, Edward C. Mihm, Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Alpna Jain, Regina Lightfoot, Ulric E. Arthur
  • Patent number: 5677905
    Abstract: An access subnetwork provides broadcast access transport as well as selective allocation of resources for interactive communications sessions dedicated to individual end users. The access subnetwork has specified broadcast and interactive service interfaces, both for communications to and from an information provider and for communication to and from customer premises equipment. An Access Subnetwork Controller provides a single point of control contact within the access subnetwork. Any other subnetwork (typically an element of a higher level control subnetwork) needing a control function in the access subnetwork always sends the request for that function to the Access Subnetwork Controller. The primary responsibility of the Access Subnetwork Controller is to control resources, provide requested resources and monitor the use of resources within in the realm of the access subnetwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignees: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc., Bell Communications Research, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bigham, Bill Goodman, Kamran Sistanizadeh, Regina Lightfoot, Edward C. Mihm, Ulric E. Arthur, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Greg Brenner, Douglas Clark
  • Patent number: 5621728
    Abstract: In advanced digital networks for providing selective point-to-point communications between subscribers terminals and broadband server equipment operated by a plurality of independent information service providers, routing through the network is controlled by functionality identified as a Level 1 Gateway. In an enhanced video dial tone network additionally providing an array of broadcast services from multiple providers, the Level 1 Gateway also provides high level control over at least some of the broadcast services. The Level 1 Gateway will perform a variety of functions including communications port management of transmissions of information between subscribers and servers, processing of billing information and session management. The Level 1 Gateway generates menus of providers and broadcast services, either as a function of providers and services available through a particular portion of the network or in a customized fashion specified by individual subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Regina Lightfoot, Bill Goodman, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Ulric E. Arthur, John A. Bigham, Kamran Sistanizadeh
  • Patent number: 5583864
    Abstract: In advanced digital networks for providing selective point-to-point communications between subscriber's terminals and broadband server's equipment operated by a plurality of independent information service providers, routing through the network is controlled by functionality identified as a Level 1 Gateway. In an enhanced video dial tone network additionally providing an array of broadcast services from multiple providers, the Level 1 Gateway also provides high level control over at least some of the broadcast services. The Level 1 Gateway will perform a variety of functions including communications port management of transmissions of information between subscribers and servers, processing of billing information and session management. The Level 1 Gateway generates menus of providers and broadcast services, either as a function of providers and services available through a particular portion of the network or in a customized fashion specified by individual subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignees: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc., Bell Communications Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Regina Lightfoot, Bill Goodman, Bahman Amin-Salehi, Ulric E. Arthur, John A. Bigham, Kamran Sistanizadeh, Greg Brenner, Douglas Clark
  • Patent number: 5583863
    Abstract: An arrangement for transporting digital broadband data output in Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) cell streams from a plurality of video information service providers (VIPs) to a plurality of subscribers. A digital broadband network is adapted to receive a plurality of ATM streams from VIPs via optical fibers having a predetermined capacity. A plurality of receivers corresponding to the optical fibers output ATM cells from the optical fibers having active ATM cell streams to an ATM edge device having input ports corresponding to the predetermined capacity of the optical fibers. The ATM edge device grooms the ATM cells by rejecting unauthorized cells and idle cells that do not carry information, and maps the remaining ATM cells to output ports having a lower predetermined capacity than the plurality of optical fibers coupled to the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Bell Atlantic Network Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Darr, Jr., Bahman Amin-Salehi, Lisa M. Conoscenti, Amos Lucas