Patents by Inventor Frederic Bernard Lefevre

Frederic Bernard Lefevre 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: 5644576
    Abstract: A Medium Access (MAC) Protocol is utilized for wireless access, preferrably over a radio frequency channel, for a plurality of remote stations to a base station on a LAN. The MAC protocol is based on a reservation scheme for user data traffic and a random access technique for control and signalling traffic. There is a time division frame structure in which time is slotted. Time slots are grouped into variable length periods. The variable frame structure consists of a frame header followed by interleaved periods of different types (type A, B or C). Type A periods are allocated to the outbound channel which is used for data transfer from the base station to the remote stations. Type B periods, are allocated to the inbound channel that is used for contention-free data transfer from the remote stations to the base station. Allocation of the data slots in the A and B periods is performed by the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Jacques Bauchot, Frederic Bernard Lefevre, Luc Louis Revardel