Patents by Inventor Heng Lou

Heng Lou 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).

  • Publication number: 20080253435
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dapper, Michael J. Geile, Terrance J. Hill, Harold A. Roberts, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark S. Wadman, Robert J. Kirscht, James J. Herrmann, Michael J. Fort, Steven P. Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Lea Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas C. Tucker, Joe Hall, John M. Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark D. Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David S. Russell, Calvin G. Nelson, Niranjan R. Samant, Joseph F. Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080240410
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises: a receiver configured to receive a waveform comprising a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals from at least two of a plurality of remote units, wherein the plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals are modulated using an inverse Fourier transform algorithm; a transmitter; a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission to the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform algorithm to the data provided to the transmitter; and a controller programmed to analyze a training signal received from a first remote unit and adjust receiver equalizer parameters based on the training signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dapper, Michael J. Geile, Terrance J. Hill, Harold A. Roberts, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark S. Wadman, Robert J. Kirscht, James J. Herrmann, Michael J. Fort, Steven P. Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Lea Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas C. Tucker, Joe Hall, John M. Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark D. Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David S. Russell, Calvin G. Nelson, Niranjan R. Samant, Joseph F. Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080240214
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises: a receiver configured to receive a waveform comprising a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals from at least two of a plurality of remote units, wherein the plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals are modulated using an inverse Fourier transform algorithm; a transmitter; a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission to the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform algorithm to the data provided to the transmitter; a controller programmed to instruct the transmitter to transmit a predetermined identifier on at least one of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals, the predetermined identifier identifying to a first remote unit a range of the plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals for the first remote unit to receive control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dapper, Michael J. Geile, Terrance J. Hill, Harold A. Roberts, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark S. Wadman, Robert J. Kirscht, James J. Herrmann, Michael J. Fort, Steven P. Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Lea Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas C. Tucker, Joe Hall, John M. Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark D. Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David S. Russell, Calvin G. Nelson, Niranjan R. Samant, Joseph F. Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080225691
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises: a receiver configured to receive a waveform comprising a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals from at least two of a plurality of remotes, the carrier signals are modulated using an inverse Fourier transform; a transmitter; a processor coupled to the transmitter, the processor outputs data for transmission to the transmitter, the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform to the data provided to the transmitter; a controller programmed to instruct the transmitter to transmit timing adjustments to the at least two of the plurality of remotes, the timing adjustments instruct the at least two of the plurality of remotes to adjust transmission timing so that transmitted symbols associated with frames of a predetermined multiframe structure are received in sequence from the at least two of the plurality of remotes based on the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dapper, Michael J. Geile, Terrance J. Hill, Harold A. Roberts, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark S. Wadman, Robert J. Kirscht, James J. Herrmann, Michael J. Fort, Steven P. Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Lea Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas C. Tucker, Joe Hall, John M. Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark D. Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David S. Russell, Calvin G. Nelson, Niranjan R. Samant, Joseph F. Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080225690
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dapper, Michael J. Geile, Terrance J. Hill, Harold A. Roberts, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark S. Wadman, Robert J. Kirscht, James J. Herrmann, Michael J. Fort, Steven P. Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Lea Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas C Tucker, Joe Hall, John M. Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark D. Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David S. Russell, Calvin G. Nelson, Niranjan R. Samant, Joseph F. Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080225692
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises:a receiver configured to de-modulate symbols from at least one of a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a transmitter configured to modulate symbols onto at least one of a plurality of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission by the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform to the data transmitted by the transmitter; the processor programmed to encode upstream information using a forward error correction algorithm based on forward error correction parameters received by the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dapper, Michael J. Geile, Terrance J. Hill, Harold A. Roberts, Brian D. Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark S. Wadman, Robert J. Kirscht, James J. Herrmann, Michael J. Fort, Steven P Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Lea Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas C Tucker, Joe Hall, John M. Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark D. Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David S Russell, Calvin G Nelson, Niranjan R Samant, Joseph F Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080082598
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises: a transmitter configured to modulate symbols onto at least one of a plurality of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission by the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform to the data transmitted by the transmitter; the processor modulating a first carrier of the plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals based on a first modulation scheme while modulating a second carrier of the plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals based on a second modulation scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080063010
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080056398
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises: a receiver configured to de-modulate symbols from at least one of a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a transmitter configured to modulate symbols onto at least one of a plurality of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission by the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform to the data transmitted by the transmitter; and a controller programmed to instruct a transmitter to transmit one or more timing adjustments to at least one of the plurality of remote units based on detected variations in transmissions received from the at least one of the plurality of remote units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080056119
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprising: a receiver configured to receive symbols from at least one of a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals to produce an output; a transmitter configured to modulate symbols onto at least one of a plurality of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a processor coupled to the receiver, wherein the processor applies a Fourier transform to the output from the receiver; and a controller programmed to instruct the transmitter to transmit at least one symbol comprising a ranging pattern when a predetermined instruction is received by the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080049604
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprising: a receiver configured to de-modulate symbols from at least one of a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a transmitter configured to modulate symbols onto at least one of a plurality of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission by the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform to the data transmitted by the transmitter; and a controller programmed to instruct the transmitter to transmit a coarse timing adjustment followed by at least one secondary timing adjustment, wherein the secondary timing adjustment is a fine tuning adjustment with respect to the coarse timing adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080049599
    Abstract: Systems for tone hopping in a multipoint-to-point orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communication system are provided. In one embodiment, a bidirectional communication system comprises: a first remote unit for communicating with a host unit using OFDM, the host unit communicatively coupled to a plurality of remote units in a multipoint-to-point configuration; the first remote unit including a modulator for modulating up to a plurality of tones with upstream information using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, wherein the modulator is configured to adjust at least one characteristic of the plurality of tones such that when any tones are transmitted from the first remote unit and at least one other remote unit of the plurality of remote units, the orthogonality of the tones when received at the host unit is improved. The first remote unit switches modulation between tones of the plurality of tones to reduce the impact of using any corrupted tones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brain Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080049856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a multi-carrier modem comprises: a receiver configured to de-modulate symbols from at least one of a plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals; a transmitter configured to modulate symbols onto at least one of a plurality of the spectrally overlapping carrier signals; and a processor coupled to the transmitter, wherein the processor outputs data for transmission by the transmitter, wherein the processor applies an inverse Fourier transform to the data transmitted by the transmitter, the processor programmed to multiplex upstream information onto an allocated number of the plurality of spectrally overlapping carrier signals based on an allocation instruction received be the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20080049860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are provided. In one embodiment, a method for communication comprises receiving baseband user data; modulating the baseband user data onto a first plurality of parallel streams based on a first modulation constellation; modulating non-user data onto a second plurality of parallel streams based on a second modulation constellation, wherein the first modulation constellation provides a higher bit-rate than the second modulation constellation; applying an inverse Fourier transform algorithm to the first plurality of parallel streams and the second plurality of parallel streams to produce a set of complex time-domain samples; and transmitting a radio frequency transmission signal based on the set of complex time-domain samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20070263665
    Abstract: Systems for contention-based bandwidth requests in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems are provided. In one embodiment, a bidirectional communication system comprises: a multipoint-to-point host; and a plurality of remotes communicatively coupled to the multipoint-to-point host through an OFDM waveform; wherein the multipoint-to-point host is configured to receive the OFDM waveform, the OFDM waveform comprising a plurality of tones transmitted by the plurality of remotes, wherein the plurality of tones are simultaneously received at the host from at least two of the plurality of remotes; wherein a first remote is configured to transmit a request for bandwidth to the host on a first tone of the plurality of tones, wherein access to the first tone is contention based; and wherein the multipoint-to-point host transmits information on at least one tone based on whether the host successfully receives the request for bandwidth from the first remote of the plurality of remotes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20070253323
    Abstract: Systems and methods for bidirectional communication are provided. In one embodiment, a multipoint-to-point, orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) communication system comprises: a plurality of remote units, a host unit; wherein the host sends an adjustment signal to a remote instructing the remote to adjust the timing of transmissions from the remote to improve orthogonality of the OFDM waveform received at the host, wherein the host sends an adjustment signal to a remote instructing the remote to adjust the frequency of transmissions from the remote to improve orthogonality of the OFDM waveform received at the host, wherein payload data is transmitted between a remote and the host over a first orthogonal tone within the OFDM communication system during a first time interval, and wherein control data is transmitted between a remote and the host over the first orthogonal tone within the OFDM communication system during a second time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20070253500
    Abstract: Methods for multiple use subchannels are provided. In one embodiment, a method for an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) multipoint-to-point communications system comprises: establishing communication between a first remote unit of a plurality of remote units and a host unit, the plurality of remote units communicatively coupled to the host unit in a multipoint-to-point configuration; transmitting up to a plurality of tones from the first remote unit, the up to a plurality of tones modulated with upstream information using OFDM; adjusting a carrier frequency of the up to a plurality of tones such that when any tones are transmitted from a first remote unit and a least one other remote unit, the orthogonality of the tones when received at the host unit is improved; and transmitting both control data and payload data on at least one of the up to a plurality of tones from the first remote unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Publication number: 20070201494
    Abstract: A power line based communication system includes a power line termination module, a plurality of power line gateways, and a plurality of power line nodes. The power line termination module manages data for local area networks within the power line based communication system. The plurality of power line gateways is arranged in sets of power line gateways, wherein each set of power line gateways constitutes a local area network. Each of the plurality of power line nodes is operably coupled to the power line termination module via a high-speed communication path. In addition, each power line node is operably coupled to set of power line gateways, i.e., to a local area network, via power lines of a local transformer. Each of the power line nodes receives data for its respective LAN from the power line termination module and provides the data to the power line gateways of its LAN via the power lines of the local transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Heng Lou, Clifford Davidow
  • Publication number: 20070186258
    Abstract: Systems for tone allocation are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises: a plurality of remote units and a host including a demodulator. Each remote transmits an upstream OFDM signal using a multiple access scheme to the host using an OFDM waveform. The host receives the upstream OFDM signals, the tones of the upstream signals substantially orthogonal when received at the host. Portions of upstream OFDM signals from at least two remotes arrive at the host at the same time. The host demodulates said portions. At least one remote transmits to the host using a first tone allocated by the host. The host sends an adjustment signal to the remote to adjust the timing of transmissions to improve orthogonality of the OFDM waveform. After the remote has begun transmission using the first tone but before the remote has completed its transmission, the host allocates to the remote a different tone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dapper, Michael Geile, Terrance Hill, Harold Roberts, Brian Anderson, Jeffrey Brede, Mark Wadman, Robert Kirscht, James Herrmann, Michael Fort, Steven Buska, Jeff Solum, Debra Enfield, Darrell Berg, Thomas Smigelski, Thomas Tucker, Joe Hall, John Logajan, Somvay Boualouang, Heng Lou, Mark Elpers, Matt Downs, Tammy Ferris, Adam Opoczynski, David Russell, Calvin Nelson, Niranjan Samant, Joseph Chiappetta, Scott Sarnikowski
  • Patent number: 7173935
    Abstract: A power line based communication system includes a power line termination module, a plurality of power line gateways, and a plurality of power line nodes. The power line termination module manages data for local area networks within the power line based communication system. The plurality of power line gateways is arranged in sets of power line gateways, wherein each set of power line gateways constitutes a local area network. Each of the plurality of power line nodes is operably coupled to the power line termination module via a high-speed communication path. In addition, each power line node is operably coupled to set of power line gateways, i.e., to a local area network, via power lines of a local transformer. Each of the power line nodes receives data for its respective LAN from the power line termination module and provides the data to the power line gateways of its LAN via the power lines of the local transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Current Grid, LLC
    Inventors: Heng Lou, Clifford A. Davidow