Patents by Inventor Flaminio Borgonovo

Flaminio Borgonovo 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: 4503533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a local area communication network based upon a broadcast communication system comprising an inbound channel and an outbound channel, a plurality of stations connected to both the inbound and the outbound channels, transmitting on the outbound channel which utilizes an access protocol where the the access protocol used by the stations connected to the bus is a distributed algorithm and is based upon a conflict-free round robin (RR) access scheme. The time required to switch from one active user to the next in a round is minimized (on the order of carrier detection time, and is independent of the end-to-end network propagation delay. This improvement is particularly significant when the channel data rate is so high, or the end-to-end propagation delay is so large, or the packet size is so small as to render the end-to-end propagation delay a significant fraction of, or larger than, the transmission time of a packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Stanford University
    Inventors: Fouad A. Tobagi, Luigi Fratta, Flaminio Borgonovo