Patents by Inventor Philip Andrew Treventi

Philip Andrew Treventi 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: 6510152
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6480748
    Abstract: A facility management platform (FMP) monitors and views the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6452923
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box. For corporate telecommuters who work from home, a greater variety of services is available. The greater bandwidth of the cable network allows for the faster exchange of information between home and office, allowing the employee working at home to function as if he or she were actually at the office. Individual pieces of equipment connected to the telecommuter's home may be addressed, so that phone and message forwarding may be properly forwarded to the telecommuter's home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker, Edward L. Wallace
  • Patent number: 6396531
    Abstract: A system architecture for bypassing a local exchange carrier comprises an intelligent terminal, a residential gateway coupled to the terminal, a cable facility management platform terminating a twisted pair or coaxial cable facility and a network service platform. The platform serves both a cable headend and a telephone DSL network to enable a single service provider to provide different information content services independent of how a user actually receives the services. The twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled intelligent terminal or set-top device provides a multiple menu heirarchy for selecting a plurality of enhanced services. The menus are implemented on a video telephone or similar device with a touch-sensitive screen display for interactively displaying video and accompanying audio signals and menu screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: AT+T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Publication number: 20020044199
    Abstract: A remote control handset for cordless communication with a video controller enables enhanced video control and telephonic communication through the handset in an integrated communication network. A handset controller is adapted to selectively activate, deactivate or adjust the energy applied to the handset speaker and to operate a handset transmitter to send control and/or voice signals to the video controller such that a caller's audio signal may be overlayed on the video signal provided to an audio appliance and broadcast on the audio appliance speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: FARHAD BARZEBAR, IRWIN GERSZBERG, PHILIP ANDREW TREVENTI
  • Publication number: 20020039359
    Abstract: A new architecture capable of utilizing the existing twisted pair interface between customer premises equipment and an associated serving local switching office is used to provide a vast array of new services to customers. Using an intelligent services director (ISD) at the customer services equipment as an interface for the equipment to an existing twisted cable pair and a facilities management platform (FMP) at the serving local switching office as an interface to various networks and service opportunities, new services such as simultaneous, multiple calls (voice analog or digital), facsimile, Internet traffic and other data can be transmitted and received over the twisted cable pair by using digital subscriber loop transmission schemes. The new services include but are not limited to videophone, utility meter reading and monitoring, broadcasting and multicasting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Applicant: AT&T Corporation
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Raymond Miller, Dennis Matthew Romain, Jesse Eugene Russell, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Patent number: 6363079
    Abstract: An device, called a facilities management platform (FMP) connects current digital and analog carrier networks and packet switched networks of interexchange carriers with high speed multiple access subscriber links implemented over twisted pair lines. The subscriber line is terminated by an access module containing one or more modems. In preferred embodiments, the modems are high-speed digital tethered virtual radio channel or xDSL modems. The FMP interface applies and receives signaling and voice through a digital loop carrier (DLC) via a multiplexer connected directly to the DLC backplane. The multiplexer is controlled by a controller of an access module. It translates data from the subscriber link to the form compatible with the digital backplane to create the appearance of one or more line cards. The FMP also may contain a sound generator to allow it to handle calls through an analog carrier network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Patent number: 6359881
    Abstract: A new architecture capable of utilizing the existing twisted pair interface between customer premises equipment and an associated serving local switching office is used to provide a vast array of new services to customers. Using an intelligent services director (ISD) at the customer services equipment as an interface for the equipment to an existing twisted cable pair and a facilities management platform (FMP) at the serving local switching office as an interface to various networks and service opportunities, new services such as simultaneous, multiple calls (voice analog or digital), facsimile, Internet traffic and other data can be transmitted and received over the twisted cable pair by using digital subscriber loop transmission schemes. The new services include but are not limited to videophone, utility meter reading and monitoring, broadcasting and multicasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Dennis Matthew Romain, Jesse Eugene Russell, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Publication number: 20020027876
    Abstract: A subscriber link to a central office which employs data compression, forward error correction, and advanced modulation techniques and to connect subscribers to multiple communications networks to provide an array of services. A device provides normal telephone service in the event of an equipment failure. At the subscriber end, a server called an intelligent services director (ISD) provides multiple independent connections for telephones which ordinarily connect to multiple access virtual circuits generated on the subscriber link over a twisted pair. A device called a facilities management platform (FMP) at the central office end of the link, among other things, provides interfacing of the subscriber link to various networks including a digital subscriber loop (DLC) and packet switched networks. Ordinarily telephones connected to the ISD require power and correctly functioning modems and controllers in the ISD and the FMP to have access to the outside world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Publication number: 20020027927
    Abstract: A subscriber link to a central office which employs data compression, forward error correction, and advanced modulation techniques and to connect subscribers to multiple communications networks to provide an array of services. A device provides normal telephone service in the event of an equipment failure. At the subscriber end, a server called an intelligent services director (ISD) provides multiple independent connections for telephones which ordinarily connect to multiple access virtual circuits generated on the subscriber link over a twisted pair. A device called a facilities management platform (FMP) at the central office end of the link, among other things, provides interfacing of the subscriber link to various networks including a digital subscriber loop (DLC) and packet switched networks. Ordinarily telephones connected to the ISD require power and correctly functioning modems and controllers in the ISD and the FMP to have access to the outside world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Patent number: 6347075
    Abstract: A subscriber link to a central office which employs data compression, forward error correction, and advanced modulation techniques and to connect subscribers to multiple communications networks to provide an array of services. A device provides normal telephone service in the event of an equipment failure. At the subscriber end, a server called an intelligent services director (ISD) provides multiple independent connections for telephones which ordinarily connect to multiple access virtual circuits generated on the subscriber link over a twisted pair. A device called a facilities management platform (FMP) at the central office end of the link, among other things, provides interfacing of the subscriber link to various networks including a digital subscriber loop (DLC) and packet switched networks. Ordinarily telephones connected to the ISD require power and correctly functioning modems and controllers in the ISD and the FMP to have access to the outside world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Patent number: 6307839
    Abstract: A dynamic bandwidth allocation system is used to optimize the transmission of traffic on the twisted pair connecting the customer premises equipment with the local office. As demand for simultaneous traffic at the customer premises equipment increases, the requirement for multiple twisted pair lines is minimized by dynamically allocating the bandwidth of the channel and sharing that bandwidth with multiple, simultaneous services. Additional efficiencies for simultaneous transmission of traffic can be achieved by directing all traffic to occupy a smaller channel. This might slightly affect the quality of some services but in many cases the impact will be minimal. Voice signals will be allowed to decrease to a predetermined level and facsimile or other data traffic will transmit at a slower transmission rate. At some predetermined level, traffic quality will degrade to a level such that service will be unacceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: AT&T Corp
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Dennis Matthew Romain, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Publication number: 20010028644
    Abstract: An device, called a facilities management platform (FMP) connects current digital and analog carrier networks and packet switched networks of interexchange carriers with high speed multiple access subscriber links implemented over twisted pair lines. The subscriber line is terminated by an access module containing one or more modems. In preferred embodiments, the modems are high-speed digital tethered vial radio channel or xDSL modems. The FMP interface applies and receives signaling and voice through a digital loop carrier (DLC) via a multiplexer connected directly to the DLC backplane. The multiplexer is controlled by a controller of an access module. It translates data from the subscriber link to the form compatible with the digital backplane to create the appearance of one or more line cards. The FMP also may contain a sound generator to allow it to handle calls through an analog carrier network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Philip Andrew Treventi
  • Patent number: 5729536
    Abstract: Four stages of digital cellular architecture are presented which reuse much of the existing voice infrastructure while allowing graceful introduction of data and integrated voice/data services over industry standard, low cost platforms. First, a separate ATM-based infrastructure is introduced that supports data services. A new data call control is introduced on industry standard hardware platforms using object oriented and modular programming. Second, ATM is introduced at radio ports and call control functions are migrated to the new ATM-based call control platforms. Third, vocoders are introduced at the DCS. Fourth, the cellular functions of the legacy cellular switch are phased out and replaced by the ATM-based target architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies
    Inventors: Bharat Tarachand Doshi, Subrahmanyam Dravida, Richard Paul Ejzak, Sanjiv Nanda, Anil Sawkar, Philip Andrew Treventi