Patents by Inventor Steven B. Stuart

Steven B. Stuart 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: 20170142607
    Abstract: Controller provides signals to controlled nodes and includes first channel interface coupled to first controlled node and second channel interface coupled to second controlled node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Steven B. Stuart, Thomas Stavsvick, Dean Zavadsky
  • Patent number: 8958410
    Abstract: Systems and methods for IP communication over a distributed antenna system transport are provided. In one embodiment, a method for providing Ethernet connectivity over a distributed antenna system comprises receiving internet protocol (IP) formatted data from an internet protocol device coupled to a remote unit of a distributed antenna system; sampling wireless radio frequency (RF) signals received at the remote unit to produce digitized RF samples; generating a serial data stream for output to a host unit of the distributed antenna system, the serial data stream further comprising a multiple-timeslot communication frame providing a first partition of bandwidth for transporting the digitized RF samples and a second partition of bandwidth for implementing an Ethernet pipe for transporting the IP formatted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Cannon, Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Patent number: 8509215
    Abstract: A method for programming the delay for a node in a communication system is disclosed. The node receives a selected delay value and a signal path delay value indicating a delay for signals communicated to the node. The signal path delay comprises an aggregation of transport delays calculated by each node for segments of the communication system between the node and a host node. The method further calculates an additional delay necessary to meet the selected delay value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven B. Stuart
  • Publication number: 20120263152
    Abstract: Systems and methods for IP communication over a distributed antenna system transport are provided. In one embodiment, a method for providing Ethernet connectivity over a distributed antenna system comprises receiving internet protocol (IP) formatted data from an internet protocol device coupled to a remote unit of a distributed antenna system; sampling wireless radio frequency (RF) signals received at the remote unit to produce digitized RF samples; generating a serial data stream for output to a host unit of the distributed antenna system, the serial data stream further comprising a multiple-timeslot communication frame providing a first partition of bandwidth for transporting the digitized RF samples and a second partition of bandwidth for implementing an Ethernet pipe for transporting the IP formatted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Cannon, Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Patent number: 8213401
    Abstract: Systems and methods for IP communication over a distributed antenna system transport are provided. In one embodiment, a method for providing Ethernet connectivity over a distributed antenna system comprises receiving internet protocol (IP) formatted data from an internet protocol device coupled to a remote unit of a distributed antenna system; sampling wireless radio frequency (RF) signals received at the remote unit to produce digitized RF samples; generating a serial data stream for output to a host unit of the distributed antenna system, the serial data stream further comprising a multiple-timeslot communication frame providing a first partition of bandwidth for transporting the digitized RF samples and a second partition of bandwidth for implementing an Ethernet pipe for transporting the IP formatted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Cannon, Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Patent number: 8165169
    Abstract: Clock Priority Chain Level Systems and Methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method for determining clock priority for a multihost unit distributed antenna system is provided. The method comprises identifying which port of a plurality of ports is receiving a reference clock signal having a highest priority Network Chain Level (NCL) value, wherein the highest priority NCL value indicates a master clock priority level (MCPL) of a host unit providing a Master Clock and a chain level value indicating a chain depth; selecting a system clock reference port from the plurality of ports based on the highest priority NCL value; locking a local clock to a reference clock signal received on the selected system clock reference port; calculating an incremented NCL value based on the highest priority NCL value; and transmitting the incremented NCL value over the plurality of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Hedin, Steven B. Stuart, Jody Forland
  • Publication number: 20110122772
    Abstract: A method for programming the delay for a node in a communication system is disclosed. The node receives a selected delay value and a signal path delay value indicating a delay for signals communicated to the node. The signal path delay comprises an aggregation of transport delays calculated by each node for segments of the communication system between the node and a host node. The method further calculates an additional delay necessary to meet the selected delay value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Steven B. Stuart
  • Patent number: 7948897
    Abstract: A method for programming the delay for a node in a communication system is disclosed. The node receives a selected delay value and a signal path delay value indicating a delay for signals communicated to the node. The signal path delay comprises an aggregation of transport delays calculated by each node for segments of the communication system between the node and a host node. The method further calculates an additional delay necessary to meet the selected delay value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Patent number: 7894827
    Abstract: A method of identifying a device based on GPS coordinates is provided. In one embodiment a device is identified by determining earth coordinates for the device. Once the earth coordinates are determined a unique device identifier is created based at least in part on the earth coordinates of the device. After the unique device identifier has been created, the unique device identifier is communicated to at least one other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven B. Stuart
  • Publication number: 20100177759
    Abstract: Systems and methods for IP communication over a distributed antenna system transport are provided. In one embodiment, a method for providing Ethernet connectivity over a distributed antenna system comprises receiving internet protocol (IP) formatted data from an internet protocol device coupled to a remote unit of a distributed antenna system; sampling wireless radio frequency (RF) signals received at the remote unit to produce digitized RF samples; generating a serial data stream for output to a host unit of the distributed antenna system, the serial data stream further comprising a multiple-timeslot communication frame providing a first partition of bandwidth for transporting the digitized RF samples and a second partition of bandwidth for implementing an Ethernet pipe for transporting the IP formatted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Cannon, Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Publication number: 20100135276
    Abstract: Clock Priority Chain Level Systems and Methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method for determining clock priority for a multihost unit distributed antenna system is provided. The method comprises identifying which port of a plurality of ports is receiving a reference clock signal having a highest priority Network Chain Level (NCL) value, wherein the highest priority NCL value indicates a master clock priority level (MCPL) of a host unit providing a Master Clock and a chain level value indicating a chain depth; selecting a system clock reference port from the plurality of ports based on the highest priority NCL value; locking a local clock to a reference clock signal received on the selected system clock reference port; calculating an incremented NCL value based on the highest priority NCL value; and transmitting the incremented NCL value over the plurality of ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Hedin, Steven B. Stuart, Jody Forland
  • Publication number: 20090046586
    Abstract: A method for programming the delay for a node in a communication system is disclosed. The node receives a selected delay value and a signal path delay value indicating a delay for signals communicated to the node. The signal path delay comprises an aggregation of transport delays calculated by each node for segments of the communication system between the node and a host node. The method further calculates an additional delay necessary to meet the selected delay value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Publication number: 20080240225
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing the performance of wideband digital RF transport systems, which enables the selection of a serial data rate to be transported over a transport medium. Thus, the present invention allows the system to be adapted to different transport mediums, and allows the user to set the serial data rate based on the input bandwidth of the system. The present invention also enables the transport of different bandwidth segments on a plurality of wideband channels by selecting an optimal clock sample rate for each bandwidth segment to be transported. Thus, the present invention allocates the bandwidth segments proportionally so that an optimum amount of bandwidth can be transported at the serial bit rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Zavadsky, Philip M. Wala, John M. Hedin, Steven B. Stuart
  • Publication number: 20080227441
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a universal base station are provided. In one embodiment, a base station for processing a plurality of communications channels for up to a plurality of network operators comprises a transceiver module communicatively coupled to up to a plurality of network operators, the transceiver module configured to process a plurality of upstream communication channels and a plurality of downstream communication channels based on one or more wireless communication modulation protocols, each of the upstream and downstream communication channels associated with one of the network operators. The transceiver module is configured to output a combined downstream RF signal based on the downstream communication channels. The transceiver module is configured to output a plurality of upstream data packets based on the upstream communication channels, each upstream data packet of the plurality of upstream data packets associated with one of the up to a plurality of network operators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hermel, Steven B. Stuart
  • Publication number: 20080146225
    Abstract: A method of identifying a device based on GPS coordinates is provided. In one embodiment a device is identified by determining earth coordinates for the device. Once the earth coordinates are determined a unique device identifier is created based at least in part on the earth coordinates of the device. After the unique device identifier has been created, the unique device identifier is communicated to at least one other device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven B. Stuart
  • Patent number: RE47466
    Abstract: Systems and methods for IP communication over a distributed antenna system transport are provided. In one embodiment, a method for providing Ethernet connectivity over a distributed antenna system comprises receiving internet protocol (IP) formatted data from an internet protocol device coupled to a remote unit of a distributed antenna system; sampling wireless radio frequency (RF) signals received at the remote unit to produce digitized RF samples; generating a serial data stream for output to a host unit of the distributed antenna system, the serial data stream further comprising a multiple-timeslot communication frame providing a first partition of bandwidth for transporting the digitized RF samples and a second partition of bandwidth for implementing an Ethernet pipe for transporting the IP formatted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Cannon, Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin