Patents by Inventor John D. W. Brothers

John D. W. Brothers 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: 20030016794
    Abstract: Ethernet frames of information are communicated to and from a customer premises via a two-wire telephone line which can be simultaneously used for telephone signals, using a first modem at the customer premises which operates in a first frequency band above a frequency band for the telephone signals, conveniently in a half duplex manner controlled from a head end of the line to avoid collisions of Ether net frames on the line. Ethernet frames are also coupled between terminal devices within the customer premises via the same line using further modems which operate in a second frequency band above the first frequency band, conveniently also using half duplex communications controlled by one of the further modems also to avoid collisions on the line. Ethernet frames of information are coupled for example via an Ethernet hub between the first modem and one of the further modems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventor: JOHN D.W. BROTHERS
  • Patent number: 6438125
    Abstract: A method and system for redirecting web page requests on a TCP/IP network is described. The method may be performed by a web traffic monitor that intercepts at least a portion of web-based traffic from a client/subscriber on a network. Based on a predetermined criterion, the web traffic monitor either responds to the client/subscriber with an action other than that which was intended by the user or relays the traffic to the destination originally intended by the user. The predetermined criterion may be chosen from, among others, a time period that has elapsed since the last web page request issued from the client/subscriber, a particular IP destination address requested by the client/subscriber, or the client/subscriber's IP address. Once the predetermined criterion is met, the traffic monitor acts appropriately by, for example, substituting a replacement web page for the web page requested by the client/subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventor: John D. W. Brothers