Patents by Inventor Russell M. Richman

Russell M. Richman 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: 7165121
    Abstract: A combined multimedia and data network system is usable with at least one asynchronous device and at least one isochronous device. The system includes a target system having first and second network environments. A multiwire cable is connected to the target system. A connection system is coupled to the cable. The connection system has a single unit containing a plurality of hubs and a plurality of bridges. Each of the network environments is coupled to a respective one of the hubs and a respective one of the bridges. The cable carries data and multimedia signals in the first and second network environments in parallel from the target system to the first and second connection devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Agere Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell M. Richman
  • Publication number: 20020174250
    Abstract: A combined multimedia and data network system for use with at least one asynchronous device and at least one isochronous device. The combined multimedia and data network system includes a target system having a first network environment and a second network environment. A multiwire cable is connected to the target system. A connection system is coupled to the cable wherein the connection system includes a first connection device to receive signals in the first network environment and a second connection device to receive signals in the second network environment. The multiwire cable carries data and multimedia signals in the first and second network environment in parallel from the target system to the first and second connection devices, respectively. The multimedia and data network system is particularly applicable when combining Ethernet and 1394B environments. Further disclosed is a cable system and a method of combining network environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Russell M. Richman
  • Patent number: 5249354
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor integrated circuit package (20) containing a chip (25)--and/or other active or passive electronic component(s)--enclosed in an encapsulation layer (24) can be made thinner by abandoning the limitation of equality of thicknesses of electrically conductive lead frame fingers (21) and paddle (mounting pad, 22)--the latter of which supports the chip (25) during fabrication of the package prior to encapsulation. As a result, a desired downset d of the paddle (22) with respect to inner portions (21.1) of the conductive fingers (21) automatically occurs without any bending of any die paddle support fingers--the latter of which support the paddle during fabrication of the package. The paddle (22) advantageously is made by preparing a metallic pad sheet having a thickness equal to that of the paddle (22), and then dividing it into a multiplicity of pieces, each of the pieces having a contour such that the piece is suitable for use as the paddle (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
    Inventor: Russell M. Richman