Patents by Inventor Trevor Linney

Trevor Linney 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: 20200021331
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting data from a transmitter device to one or more receiver devices connected to the transmitter device via a respective wire connection, the transmitter device being operable to transmit signals onto the wire connections and a further wire connection at different tones, the method comprising: for each tone, allocating signals transmitted on the further wire connection as supporting signals for a particular wire connection, and measuring electromagnetic coupling between the further wire connection and that particular wire connection; using the measurements, determining a power allocation for transmitting a supporting signal on the further wire connection; for one or more of the tones: transmitting a signal onto the particular wire connection, and transmitting a supporting signal onto the further wire connection at the determined transmission power, thereby to cause crosstalk interference in the particular wire connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Anas AL RAWI, Leslie HUMPHREY, Trevor LINNEY
  • Patent number: 10536581
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a method of controlling an Access Network including a plurality of Digital Subscriber Line, DSL, connections, and an Access Network node for performing the method, wherein the method includes: receiving data relating to an event on a DSL connection, the data indicating a factor contributing to the event; and a Dynamic Line Management, DLM, engine, residing in the Access Network, responding to the event, wherein the DLM engine response is dependent on the factor contributing to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Trevor Linney, Ian Horsley
  • Patent number: 10498390
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for allocating resources in a DSL network, comprising the steps of a first-tier DSL network element receiving a resource requirement of a second-tier DSL subscriber line, the first-tier DSL network element determining a resource requirement of a first-tier DSL subscriber line, and the first-tier DSL network element allocating resources to the first-tier DSL subscriber line based on the resource requirements of the first and second tier DSL subscriber lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Peter Sharples, Trevor Linney
  • Publication number: 20190363900
    Abstract: A network node for use in a hybrid fiber-copper access network, wherein the node includes DSL and reverse-power feed functionality. The node has a substantially cylindrical shape such that it receives an input metallic cable at a first end, an output metallic cable at a second end and an optical fiber cable which is received at a point along the body of the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Leslie Humphrey, Ian Horsley, Ian Cooper, Trevor Linney, Trevor Morsman
  • Publication number: 20190288744
    Abstract: An aggregation device is arranged to receive a plurality of lines each of which is connected to a user premises and wherein one of the user premises is a multi-terminating-point enabled premises and includes a splitter device connected to the line and at least two distinct terminating points each of which is connected to the splitter device via an in-premises connection and is operable to terminate a two part connection between the respective terminating point and the aggregation device via the splitter device, and the aggregation device includes a transmitter portion, a memory, determination means, and selection means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Ian HORSLEY, Trevor LINNEY, Leslie HUMPHREY, Anas AL RAWI
  • Patent number: 10419070
    Abstract: A digital subscriber line arrangement includes a first downstream Access Node (AN) modem, a first upstream Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) modem, a second AN modem, a second CPE modem and first and second metallic pairs connected between the first and second modems, respectively. The first AN modem includes a length estimation module and a PSD mask selection module which together with a PSD mask store operate to select upstream and downstream PSD masks for use by the first CPE modem and the first AN modem, respectively. Selection of the masks depends upon the estimated line length and the manner in which neighboring communication link is operating. Additionally, a central controller is operable to perform selection or generation of such masks in a similar manner when centralized control over the PSD mask generation is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Ian Horsley, Trevor Linney
  • Publication number: 20190281166
    Abstract: A system for transmitting data to a first and a second user device within a user's premises, the system including a distribution point having an aggregation device comprising a plurality of access network modems and having a plurality of lines connected thereto, a splitter device connected to the aggregation point 10 via one of the lines connected thereto and being located within the user's premises, a first connection between the splitter device and a first customer premises equipment modem, the first customer premises equipment modem being connected to the first user device, and a second connection between the splitter device and a second customer premises equipment modem, the second customer premises equipment modem being connected to the second user device, wherein the aggregation device is operable to transmit data for the first device via a first one of the plurality of modems in the aggregation device, the splitter device and the first customer premises equipment modem using a Digital Subscriber Line p
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Ian HORSLEY, Trevor LINNEY, Leslie HUMPHREY
  • Publication number: 20190116059
    Abstract: An access network includes a twisted metallic pair connection over which data may be transmitted in accordance with a digital subscriber line protocol of transmission. The access network further includes an access network modem connected to the twisted metallic pair connection which is operable to transmit and receive signals thereover, in accordance with a digital subscriber line protocol of transmission. The access network further comprises a broadband speed estimation tool including a web server and/or an order processing sub-system 1120 and a line length, further deployment factors and speed determiner module 1170. The access network further comprises a line management subsystem which determines an appropriate value for each of one or more configuration parameters associated with the operation of the access network modem in dependence upon an estimated data rate and causes the access network modem to operate in accordance with the determined value or values of the configuration parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Trevor LINNEY, Ian HORSLEY, Peter BELL, Nicholas MEDLEN
  • Patent number: 10193594
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a transmitter device to a plurality of receiver devices each of which is connected to the transmitter device via a respective wire connection the method comprising transmitting a common signal onto all or both of the respective wire connections and using a multiple access technique to enable respective virtual data channels to be generated for transmitting data from the transmitter device to each of the receiver devices via its own respective virtual data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Anas Al Rawi, Leslie Humphrey, Trevor Linney, Ian Horsley
  • Patent number: 10142489
    Abstract: An Initial Profile Application Apparatus (IPAA) is operable to apply an initial profile to a modem pair connection system, the modem pair connection system comprising a first modem, a corresponding second modem and a metallic wire connection, wherein the first and second modems are operable to establish a data connection between themselves over the metallic wire connection. The IPAA comprises: a receiver; an evaluator; a line database; a comparator; a determiner; and an applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Trevor Linney, Ian Horsley
  • Publication number: 20180254798
    Abstract: A digital subscriber line arrangement includes a first downstream Access Node (AN) modem, a first upstream Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) modem, a second AN modem, a second CPE modem and first and second metallic pairs connected between the first and second modems, respectively. The first AN modem includes a length estimation module and a PSD mask selection module which together with a PSD mask store operate to select upstream and downstream PSD masks for use by the first CPE modem and the first AN modem, respectively. Selection of the masks depends upon the estimated line length and the manner in which neighboring communication link is operating. Additionally, a central controller is operable to perform selection or generation of such masks in a similar manner when centralized control over the PSD mask generation is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Ian HORSLEY, Trevor LINNEY
  • Patent number: 10069617
    Abstract: Apparatus for communicating data between a transmitter device 16 and a first 51 and a second 52 receiver device, the receiver devices being connected, in use, to the transmitter device via a first 21 and a second 22 pair of wires respectively. Each receiver device is operable to receive signals detected as a change over time in the potential difference across the local ends of each respective pair of wires extending between the respective receiver device and the transmitter device, and the transmitter device is operable to transmit signals onto the wires at the transmitter ends thereof in order to transmit signals via a direct differential mode to each respective receiver via its respective pair of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Anas Al Rawi, Leslie Humphrey, Trevor Linney
  • Publication number: 20180034618
    Abstract: Apparatus for communicating data between a transmitter device 16 and a first 51 and a second 52 receiver device, the receiver devices being connected, in use, to the transmitter device via a first 21 and a second 22 pair of wires respectively. Each receiver device is operable to receive signals detected as a change over time in the potential difference across the local ends of each respective pair of wires extending between the respective receiver device and the transmitter device, and the transmitter device is operable to transmit signals onto the wires at the transmitter ends thereof in order to transmit signals via a direct differential mode to each respective receiver via its respective pair of wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Anas AL RAWI, Leslie HUMPHREY, Trevor LINNEY
  • Patent number: 9800739
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method, and a device for performing the method, for allocating power levels to a transmission in a DSL network, the method including: identifying a first and second geographical region as being associated with a subscriber line in the DSL network; defining a first spectral mask having a first set of power levels over a range of frequencies, wherein the first set of power levels are tailored according to a Radio Frequency, RF, environment of the first geographical region; defining a second spectral mask having a second set of power levels over the range of frequencies, wherein the second set of power levels are tailored according to an RF environment of the second geographical region; and constructing a transmit spectral mask for the subscriber line, the transmit spectral mask based on a combination of the first and second spectral masks, including, for each frequency in the range of frequencies, using the minimum power level for that frequency from the first and second spectral masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Trevor Linney, Ian Horsley, Trevor Morsman
  • Publication number: 20170244446
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a transmitter device to a plurality of receiver devices each of which is connected to the transmitter device via a respective wire connection the method comprising transmitting a common signal onto all or both of the respective wire connections and using a multiple access technique to enable respective virtual data channels to be generated for transmitting data from the transmitter device to each of the receiver devices via its own respective virtual data channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Anas AL RAWI, Leslie HUMPHREY, Trevor LINNEY, Ian HORSLEY
  • Publication number: 20170126899
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method, and a device for performing the method, for allocating power levels to a transmission in a DSL network, the method including: identifying a first and second geographical region as being associated with a subscriber line in the DSL network; defining a first spectral mask having a first set of power levels over a range of frequencies, wherein the first set of power levels are tailored according to a Radio Frequency, RF, environment of the first geographical region; defining a second spectral mask having a second set of power levels over the range of frequencies, wherein the second set of power levels are tailored according to an RF environment of the second geographical region; and constructing a transmit spectral mask for the subscriber line, the transmit spectral mask based on a combination of the first and second spectral masks, including, for each frequency in the range of frequencies, using the minimum power level for that frequency from the first and second spectral masks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Trevor LINNEY, Ian HORSLEY, Trevor MORSMAN
  • Publication number: 20170085719
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a method of controlling an Access Network including a plurality of Digital Subscriber Line, DSL, connections, and an Access Network node for performing the method, wherein the method includes: receiving data relating to an event on a DSL connection, the data indicating a factor contributing to the event; and a Dynamic Line Management, DLM, engine, residing in the Access Network, responding to the event, wherein the DLM engine response is dependent on the factor contributing to the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Trevor LINNEY, Ian HORSLEY
  • Publication number: 20170026522
    Abstract: An Initial Profile Application Apparatus (IPAA) is operable to apply an initial profile to a modem pair connection system, the modem pair connection system comprising a first modem, a corresponding second modem and a metallic wire connection, wherein the first and second modems are operable to establish a data connection between themselves over the metallic wire connection. The IPAA comprises: a receiver; an evaluator; a line database; a comparator; a determiner; and an applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Trevor LINNEY, Ian HORSLEY
  • Publication number: 20160373163
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for allocating resources in a DSL network, comprising the steps of a first-tier DSL network element receiving a resource requirement of a second-tier DSL subscriber line, the first-tier DSL network element determining a resource requirement of a first-tier DSL subscriber line, and the first-tier DSL network element allocating resources to the first-tier DSL subscriber line based on the resource requirements of the first and second tier DSL subscriber lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Peter SHARPLES, Trevor LINNEY
  • Patent number: 8811571
    Abstract: A telecommunications access network includes a plurality of telecommunications lines (1), a plurality of aggregation devices (51-54), a plurality of data collector modules (71-73) and a line provisioning and de-provisioning system (90), wherein each line is connected between customer premises equipment (11-13,21-23,31-33,41-43) and a line aggregation device (51-54). The access network is operable to provide data connections through at least a first sub-set of the lines (1) to a core network whereby network services may be provided over the network to the customer premises equipment. The access network further includes a management module (80) for managing at least a second sub-set of the lines (1) within the access network, the management module (80) being operable to receive aggregated data from a plurality of data collector modules, each data collector module (71-73) being operable to receive data from a plurality of the line aggregation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventors: Christopher M. Croot, Ashley Pickering, Philip A. Everett, Trevor Linney