Patents by Inventor Thomas Lamar George, Jr.

Thomas Lamar George, Jr. 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: 7263111
    Abstract: A system and method for interconnecting two network domains operable to transport SS7 traffic of different types. A gateway disposed between a first network domain and a second network domain includes a generic Interworking functionality that is operable to effectuate an MTP2-based relay linkage between a first MTP2 interface and a second MTP2 interface. A first link segment is established between the gateway's first MTP2 interface and an equivalent interface in the first network domain's end node. A second link segment is established between the gateway's second MTP2 interface and a corresponding equivalent interface in the second network domain's end node. Thereafter, the relay linkage coupling the link segments is established for facilitating MTP2 traffic therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Davis, Thomas Lamar George, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7006433
    Abstract: A system and method for transporting IN/AIN signaling (e.g., SS7 signaling) over an IP-based network using Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), wherein a peer-to-peer protocol adaptation (PPA) structure is provided at a signaling node. The PPA structure includes an interworking functionality between an MTP3 layer and the SCTP messaging, and operates to provide a symmetrical MTP2 adaptation interface therebetween. The PPA interface functionality facilitates the implementation of network management capabilities included in the MTP3 layer such that the advantageous features of SS7 signaling are retained in the SCTP transport. The MTP2 adaptation interface functionality is processed locally with respect to the signaling node, rather than backhauling the associated signaling to an external node via an IP connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Alcatel USA Sourcing, L.P.
    Inventors: Ramanamurthy Dantu, Robert Wayne Davis, Thomas Lamar George, Jr.