Patents by Inventor Rick Dziekan

Rick Dziekan 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: 7356348
    Abstract: A cable telephony network for providing a communications path connecting a first device and a second device. The communications path is selectable between a first communications path and a second communications path. The network comprises a broadband cable system, providing the first communications path and a wireless telephone network, providing the second communications path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Louis Dominick Bifano, Rick Dziekan
  • Patent number: 7126920
    Abstract: A system and method for performing Lifetest over a cable network system is provided which minimizes bandwidth usage by the Lifetest procedure while increasing the number of devices that the EMS may support. In accordance with the system and method, the EMS obtains device state information from the CMTS. Since the CMTS is constantly ranging its device population for state information, and since this information is stored in the DOCSIS Radio Frequency MIB, the EMS may obtain device state information by going to the MIB instead of directly to the device. This approach utilizes the distributed process inherently built into the system by taking advantage of the ranging that is already being performed by the CMTS. Since the EMS does not have to interact with every device in the system while performing Lifetest, consumption of bandwidth and processing resources is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Prema Venkatesulu, Louis Bifano, Rick Dziekan
  • Publication number: 20040121726
    Abstract: A cable telephony network for providing a communications path connecting a first device and a second device. The communications path is selectable between a first communications path and a second communications path. The network comprises a broadband cable system, providing the first communications path and a wireless telephone network, providing the second communications path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Louis D. Bifano, RICK DZIEKAN
  • Publication number: 20030167319
    Abstract: A system and method for performing Lifetest over a cable network system is provided which minimizes bandwidth usage by the Lifetest procedure while increasing the number of devices that the EMS may support. In accordance with the system and method, the EMS obtains device state information from the CMTS. Since the CMTS is constantly ranging its device population for state information, and since this information is stored in the DOCSIS Radio Frequency MIB, the EMS may obtain device state information by going to the MIB instead of directly to the device. This approach utilizes the distributed process inherently built into the system by taking advantage of the ranging that is already being performed by the CMTS. Since the EMS does not have to interact with every device in the system while performing Lifetest, consumption of bandwidth and processing resources is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Prema Venkatesulu, Louis Bifano, Rick Dziekan