Patents by Inventor Chris Roussel

Chris Roussel 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: 6928109
    Abstract: Requests are processed to transmit data packets upstream from a cable modem to a cable headend in a manner that minimizes the use of CPU operations and/or memory capacity. Data packets to be transmitted upstream are stored at the cable modem. The data packets each have a given transmission data byte length value. Burst profiles are received successively at the cable modem. Each time a new bust profile is received, a set of physical data length values corresponding to respective transmission data byte length values is calculated from the parameters of the received burst profile. The calculated set of physical data length values is stored in memory so the individual values can be retrieved from the transmission data byte length values again and again, rather than being re-calculated each time a conversion is made from transmission data byte length values to physical data length values. The same set of physical data length values is used until a new burst profile is received by the cable modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Daniel Horton, Jr., Scott Hollums, Chris Roussel
  • Publication number: 20030196207
    Abstract: Requests are processed to transmit data packets upstream from a cable modem to a cable headend in a manner that minimizes the use of CPU operations and/or memory capacity. Data packets to be transmitted upstream are stored at the cable modem. The data packets each have a given transmission data byte length value. Burst profiles are received successively at the cable modem. Each time a new bust profile is received, a set of physical data length values corresponding to respective transmission data byte length values is calculated from the parameters of the received burst profile. The calculated set of physical data length values is stored in memory so the individual values can be retrieved from the transmission data byte length values again and again, rather than being re-calculated each time a conversion is made from transmission data byte length values to physical data length values. The same set of physical data length values is used until a new burst profile is received by the cable modem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Daniel Horton, Scott Hollums, Chris Roussel
  • Patent number: 6606352
    Abstract: Requests are processed to transmit data packets upstream from a cable modem to a cable headend in a manner that minimizes the use of CPU operations and/or memory capacity. Data packets to be transmitted upstream are stored at the cable modem. The data packets each have a given transmission data byte length value. Burst profiles are received successively at the cable modem. Each time a new bust profile is received, a set of physical data length values corresponding to respective transmission data byte length values is calculated from the parameters of the received burst profile. The calculated set of physical data length values is stored in memory so the individual values can be retrieved from the transmission data byte length values again and again, rather than being re-calculated each time a conversion is made from transmission data byte length values to physical data length values. The same set of physical data length values is used until a new burst profile is received by the cable modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Daniel Horton, Jr., Scott Hollums, Chris Roussel
  • Publication number: 20010010096
    Abstract: Requests are processed to transmit data packets upstream from a cable modem to a cable headend in a manner that minimizes the use of CPU operations and/or memory capacity. Data packets to be transmitted upstream are stored at the cable modem. The data packets each have a given transmission data byte length value. Burst profiles are received successively at the cable modem. Each time a new bust profile is received, a set of physical data length values corresponding to respective transmission data byte length values is calculated from the parameters of the received burst profile. The calculated set of physical data length values is stored in memory so the individual values can be retrieved from the transmission data byte length values again and again, rather than being re-calculated each time a conversion is made from transmission data byte length values to physical data length values. The same set of physical data length values is used until a new burst profile is received by the cable modem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Daniel Horton, Scott Hollums, Chris Roussel
  • Patent number: 6236678
    Abstract: Requests are processed to transmit data packets upstream from a cable modem to a cable headend in a manner that minimizes the use of CPU operations and/or memory capacity. Data packets to be transmitted upstream are stored at the cable modem. The data packets each have a given transmission data byte length value. Burst profiles are received successively at the cable modem. Each time a new bust profile is received, a set of physical data length values corresponding to respective transmission data byte length values is calculated from the parameters of the received burst profile. The calculated set of physical data length values is stored in memory so the individual values can be retrieved from the transmission data byte length values again and again, rather than being re-calculated each time a conversion is made from transmission data byte length values to physical data length values. The same set of physical data length values is used until a new burst profile is received by the cable modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: John Daniel Horton, Jr., Scott Hollums, Chris Roussel