Patents by Inventor Clifford Allen Behrens

Clifford Allen Behrens 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: 7082401
    Abstract: A method for placing equipment in a network begins with a baseline network on which demographic data is analyzed statistically to produce a demographically-driven driven demand forecast model. The demand forecast model yields a predicted demand for each census block group. This can be visualized as one map layer with a GIS. The layout method takes the predicted demands as input and produces new attribute information for network nodes, the central office and cross-connects. By the layout method the cost of placing equipment at available placement sites or nodes is minimized based on various constraints, e.g., the capacity of the equipment to be placed, the distance a user is located from a potential node. Once the minimum cost for a given set of placement sites, subscribers, equipment capacity, and other known constraints is determined the equipment are then placed at these sites. These include the number and type of DSLAMs assigned to each node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Allen Behrens, Tamra Carpenter, Martin Eiger, Hanan Luss, George Seymour, Paul Seymour
  • Publication number: 20040107122
    Abstract: A method for placing equipment in a network begins with a baseline network on which demographic data is analyzed statistically to produce a demographically-driven driven demand forecast model. The demand forecast model yields a predicted demand for each census block group. This can be visualized as one map layer with a GIS. The layout method takes the predicted demands as input and produces new attribute information for network nodes, the central office and cross-connects. By the layout method the cost of placing equipment at available placement sites or nodes is minimized based on various constraints, e.g., the capacity of the equipment to be placed, the distance a user is located from a potential node. Once the minimum cost for a given set of placement sites, subscribers, equipment capacity, and other known constraints is determined the equipment are then placed at these sites. These include the number and type of DSLAMs assigned to each node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Clifford Allen Behrens, Tamra Carpenter, Martin Eiger, Hanan Luss, George Seymour, Paul Seymour