Terminal Arrangement To Enable Remote Testing (e.g., Testing Interface) Patents (Class 379/29.01)
  • Patent number: 10397144
    Abstract: Apparatus and method to facilitate delivery of data packets to compute nodes are disclosed herein. A receive buffer may store a first data packet associated with a first context, among a plurality of contexts, and a second data packet associated with a second context, among the plurality of contexts, wherein the first and second contexts identify respective first and second processes to be performed by a compute node in association with the respective first and second data packets, and wherein the receive buffer includes logic that is to determine that the compute node is unavailable to perform the first process with respect to the first data packet, determine that the compute node is available to perform the second process with respect to the second data packet, and read the second data packet for delivery to the compute node while the first data packet is retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd Dcruz, Abhay H. Bathia
  • Patent number: 10374932
    Abstract: System for testing a protocol, which is active on an item of equipment, testing system including a monitor to continuously capture traces, corresponding to sequences of messages of protocol under test, a filter of the traces captured using formalized properties of the demands of protocol under test, to separate the traces into data and control parts, a temporary storage, and transfer module to transfer the filtered traces to a tester so as to emit verdicts by verifying whether the traces satisfy the demands of the formalized properties of the protocol under test, in the event of saturation of the tester leading to the emission of a notification of load, the transfer module interrupts the transfer of filtered traces to the tester and stores the traces at least partially in the temporary storage, particularly only their control parts, before resuming the transfer of filtered traces when the tester is again available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM/TELECOM SUDPARIS
    Inventors: Stéphane Maag, Xiaoping Che
  • Patent number: 10326640
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and system for performing performance and root cause analysis of failures in a telecommunication network are provided. The telecommunication network includes User Equipment (UE) devices, core network and radio access network (RAN). Information related to impacted performance and failures reported in the telecommunication network is received. Telecommunication and transport network elements associated with the reported network performance and failures are identified. Performance and configuration data associated with the identified network elements is analyzed to identify one or more causes of the reported network failures. A root cause analysis of the reported network failures is performed using knowledge and statistical inference models for each of the identified causes to provide at least one recommendation for resolving the reported network failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NetScout Systems Texas, LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Froehlich
  • Patent number: 10231147
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining network congestion (e.g., reduced or low average user throughput with telecommunications networks, such as LTE networks, are described. The systems and methods described herein facilitate the identification and/or prediction of congestion at cell sites, which may enable telecommunications networks to prevent and/or remedy current or future occurrences of congestion at cell sites within their networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Hsia Sung, Marie Grace Jacinto, Khrum Kashan Jat, Gary Dousson
  • Patent number: 10122597
    Abstract: A device is configured to determine a set of performance indicators associated with a base station and a set of user devices, and determine that a quantity of the set of user devices does not exceed a threshold. The device is configured to receive performance information based on the set of performance indicators, and store the performance information based on determining that the quantity of the set of user devices does not exceed the threshold. The device is configured to determine a performance problem, associated with the base station, based on the performance information, and determine that a user device, of the set of user devices, is associated with the performance problem. The device is configured to provide information that identifies the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Baumgartner, Steven D. Miller, Christopher J. Skaer
  • Patent number: 9992551
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for integrated diagnosis and debugging of content distribution systems. A system includes a networking module that receives, from a central server, instructions for running network diagnostics on a cable headend. A diagnostics environment module is configured to perform diagnostic operations based on the received instructions. The networking module transmits results of the diagnostic operations to the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Azralon, Ken Silver, Heitor Almeida
  • Patent number: 9867080
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining network congestion (e.g., reduced or low average user throughput with telecommunications networks, such as LTE networks, are described. The systems and methods described herein facilitate the identification and/or prediction of congestion at cell sites, which may enable telecommunications networks to prevent and/or remedy current or future occurrences of congestion at cell sites within their networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Hsia Sung, Marie Grace Jacinto, Khrum Kashan Jat, Gary Dousson
  • Patent number: 9638792
    Abstract: An approach for implementing a mechanism to detect obstacles in propagation path of a wireless communication signal and dynamically control one or more functions in a communication system of the signal. The approach includes receiving a sensed signal at a sensing antenna, wherein the sensing antenna is associated with a transmitting antenna. The approach also includes determining that the sensed signal is a disrupted signal element of a transmitted signal originating from the transmitting antenna. Further, the approach includes initiating a cessation of the transmitted signal, an attenuation of the transmitted signal, a presentation of an alert notification, or combination thereof based on the disrupted signal element signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Fred Weisbrod
  • Patent number: 9629001
    Abstract: The measurement method presented and the measuring device presented allow inferences to be gained regarding the status and the quality of mobile telephone user equipment by correlating operating parameters with the transmission power of a mobile telephone transmitter and the Transport Format Combination Indicator (TFCI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Michl, Adrian Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9426776
    Abstract: A disclosed method of operation includes generating a first resolution geographic descriptor that identifies a first size geographic grid area. The first size geographic grid area includes a specific location identified by mobile device location data but does not identify the specific location. The method proceeds with adjusting the first resolution geographic descriptor to a second resolution geographic descriptor, by increasing or decreasing the resolution to correspondingly decrease or increase, respectively, the corresponding geographic grid area to a second size geographic grid area that includes the specific location. An information update is then sent to a server. The information update includes the second resolution geographic descriptor but does not provide the mobile device location data, in order to preserve the mobile device user's anonymity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Krishna K. Bellamkonda, Jlng Ji, Brett L. Robertson, Hideki Yoshino, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 9178777
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer program products allow a user of DSL or the like to implement user preferences to the extent feasible in light of operational limits and conditions. In some embodiments, an operational profile is imposed on the user. User preference data is evaluated to determine the extent to which one or more user preferences can be implemented in light of the operational profile. One or more controllers can assist in collecting user preference data, evaluating the user preference data, operational data and other data and information, and implementing user preferences as feasible. Evaluation of the user preference data and operational profile and/or data can include considering the compatibility of the user's preferences and the operational profile and/or data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
    Inventors: Wonjong Rhee, John M. Cioffi, Georgios Ginis, Peter J. Silverman
  • Patent number: 8958466
    Abstract: Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Murat Belge
  • Patent number: 8917819
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system to provide the ability for an analog telephone adapter (or other consumer electronics device) to provide spoken information to a consumer to help diagnose problems. The spoken diagnostics system and method for comprises a central analysis server and an analog telephone adapter (“ATA”). When in operation, when a consumer (as an end user) pick up a telephone which is connected to and/or operating through the ATA and enters a preset diagnostic code, defined a telephone number in one embodiment, the ATA and the central analysis server perform a series of diagnostic functions and cause one or more verbal messages relating to the status of the ATA as determined through the diagnostic functions to be spoken over the phone so as to be communicated to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Garry M Paxinos, Anastasios Kyriakides, Kenneth Alvin Hosfeld, Anastasios Nicholas Kyriakides, II
  • Patent number: 8855279
    Abstract: An apparatus and method control transmission of messages over a fixed bandwidth link from fixed position communication devices to a central controller in a load management system. The messages include information relating to electric power consumption by power consuming devices located at service points that include the communication devices. In one embodiment, the central controller determines an identifier associated with each communication device, a reporting period during which the messages are to be transmitted by the communication devices, and transmission increments within the reporting period. The controller allocates each transmission increment to a respective group of communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Consert Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Joel L. Webb, John O. F. Long
  • Patent number: 8761350
    Abstract: A system for testing a conductor of a structure can include a test device connected to the conductor. The test device is configured to test an electrical characteristic of the conductor and to produce a test result based at least in part on the electrical characteristic. A service provider network may be configured to communicate with the test device to initiate a test and/or to obtain the test result. A customer may use a computing device to obtain information regarding the test result, as well as guidance for troubleshooting and resolving a problem detected with the electrical conductor, such as a fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Faulkner, Gregory M. Nulty
  • Patent number: 8750460
    Abstract: A system and method for testing a subscriber loop. A maintenance port of a switch is configured to dial a phone number associated with a subscriber loop. A remote device is commanded to initiate a test for the subscriber loop utilizing a test bus. Test measurements of the subscriber loop are received from a remote test head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Robert Walters, Steven M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8737574
    Abstract: In one of many possible embodiments, an exemplary system includes a test management subsystem configured to provide a user portal to a user of a circuit provided by a service provider, the user portal including a tool enabling the user to select a signal loop for testing at least a section of the circuit, the signal loop being selected from a plurality of signal loop options. The system also includes a network management subsystem communicatively coupled to the test management subsystem, the network management subsystem being configured to receive data representative of the selection from the test management subsystem and instruct, based on the selection, a network device along the circuit to execute a loop-back mode. In certain embodiments, the selected signal loop defines a test pattern signal flow for testing a subsection of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yiming Wang, Lauren B. Adelson, David J. Buie, Colleen Davis, Peter C. Serubo, Roland J. Zito-Wolf
  • Patent number: 8687680
    Abstract: Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventor: Murat Belge
  • Patent number: 8615070
    Abstract: A method and system for improving user satisfaction with a computer system that includes a computer. The computer prompts a user at a user machine to select a language usage pattern preference from at least two language usage pattern preference choices respectively including at least two text passages, each text passage expressing different text. After the prompting, the computer receives from the user machine a language usage pattern preference selected by the user from the at least two language usage pattern preference choices. The computer stores, in a user profile of the user located in a database accessible to the computer, a flag indicative of the selected language usage pattern preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Raymond Hughes, Nishant Srinath Rao, Michelle Ann Uretsky
  • Patent number: 8594278
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for testing a voice communication system. A job instruction is transmitted from an application server to a turret via a communications network. The application server causes the turret to execute at least one diagnostic test based on the job instruction. The application server receives, from the turret via the communications network, a message including a result of the at least one diagnostic test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: IPC Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew G. Pappas, Mark Sawers
  • Patent number: 8588763
    Abstract: A device under test (DUT) may be tested using a radio-frequency test station. A test station may include a test host, a test unit coupled to the test host, and a shielded enclosure. The shielded enclosure may contain a test antenna that is coupled to the test unit via a radio-frequency cable. The DUT may be placed in the shielded enclosure during testing. The DUT may not be electrically wired to the test host. The test host may direct the test unit to transmit control signals in the form of a text message using Short Message Service (SMS) so that the DUT is placed into different desired configurations during testing. The DUT may also be configured to respond by sending SMS messages back to the test unit, where the SMS messages generated by the DUT includes radio-frequency performance metrics measured using the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Vishwanath Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 8565708
    Abstract: A filter for filtering a received signal to attenuate an interferer therein, the interferer having a component at an interferer frequency, and the filter comprising: an intermediate filter providing a passband and a stopband; a first frequency converter configured to form a first intermediate signal by frequency-shifting an input signal derived from the received signal such that a component of the input signal at the interferer frequency is shifted to a frequency in the passband of the intermediate filter, and to input the first intermediate signal to the intermediate filter so as to cause the first intermediate signal to be filtered by the intermediate filter to form a second intermediate signal; a second frequency converter configured to form a cancellation signal by frequency-shifting the second intermediate signal such that a component of the second intermediate signal in the passband of the intermediate filter is shifted to the interferer frequency; and a cancellation unit configured to cancel the cancel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
    Inventor: Nicolas Sornin
  • Patent number: 8553750
    Abstract: Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventor: Murat Belge
  • Patent number: 8494120
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a digital network to telephone interface device having a controller capable of detecting foreign voltage faults without interrupting telephone service. Upon detection of a foreign voltage fault the controller can deactivate the telephone service and initiate a test sequence to confirm the foreign voltage fault. If the fault is confirmed the telephone service remains deactivated and an operator of the digital network is notified. The device will improve the quality of service and save the cost of sending some one to investigate the fault. The operator can take proactive action once the device provides fault analysis and information remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Dipak R. Patel, Robert L. Kirkner, Scott A. Reinert
  • Patent number: 8401152
    Abstract: Diagnostic testing of a telephony line card device and corresponding line card is initiated using an initiation MIB. Responding to an instruction from a main processor that a query has determined that an initiation MID is Set, line card processor circuitry begins a predetermined series of diagnostic testing. Results for the diagnostic testing are stored in a register coupled to the line card processor circuitry. After testing completes, the main processor, which is coupled to the line card processor, retrieves the results information from the line card register, converts the information to one or more results MIB(s) and stores the results MIB(s) as an instance(s) to a memory coupled to the main processor. The result MIB instance(s) is/are made available to a local or remote device via port coupled to the line card device. A permissive MIB may be queried to determine whether diagnostic testing is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Padula, Bill Mohr
  • Patent number: 8380181
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system, method and apparatus for monitoring telecommunication components. The invention provides a switch placed at a remote location, wherein the switch includes a converter that converts power from a first voltage to a second voltage, a plurality of communication lines for a connection to a plurality of end users; and an interface that establishes a communication link with a central office. A transmitter is associated with the converter or other switch component; the transmitter transmits a wireless signal relating to a converter or other switch component operating condition. A receiving device receives wireless signals from the transmitter and provides the signals to a serving area interface for processing and/or transmission of the signals to a Central Office for monitoring. A transmitter may initiate transmission upon the occurrence of a change in operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Eugene Edmon
  • Patent number: 8369394
    Abstract: Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventor: Murat Belge
  • Publication number: 20120307983
    Abstract: A system for testing a conductor of a structure can include a test device connected to the conductor. The test device is configured to test an electrical characteristic of the conductor and to produce a test result based at least in part on the electrical characteristic. A service provider network may be configured to communicate with the test device to initiate a test and/or to obtain the test result. A customer may use a computing device to obtain information regarding the test result, as well as guidance for troubleshooting and resolving a problem detected with the electrical conductor, such as a fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Faulkner, Gregory M. Nulty
  • Patent number: 8270572
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wiring degradation detector for use with telephone wire-pairs providing electric power. In one embodiment, the wiring degradation detector includes a transmission section configured to transmit load power over the telephone wire-pairs. Additionally, the wiring degradation detector also includes a test section coupled to the transmission section and configured to provide a load power test signal that determines a condition of the telephone wire-pairs. In an alternative embodiment, the wiring degradation detector further includes a degradation monitoring section coupled to the test section and configured to track values of the condition of the wiring over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lineage Power Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Buskmiller, Roy J. Davis, Edward C. Fontana, Mark A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8249221
    Abstract: The invention discloses an access apparatus and method for digital subscriber line test. The apparatus includes: one or more distributed access matrix control modules, one or more distributed access matrixes; and a power converter module. The distributed access matrix control module is connected to a test module and at least one of the one or more distributed access matrixes which is under the control of the distributed access matrix control module, and is configured to send a test task initiated by the test module to the at least one distributed access matrix and report a message from the at least one distributed access matrix to the test module. The distributed access matrix is configured to connect a tested subscriber in accordance with the test task and report an access success message to the distributed access matrix control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Tang, Enbo Feng, Xiongwei Ren
  • Patent number: 8238833
    Abstract: Network device operability testing is performed by defining a universe of possible device states as a combination of network coverages, available network services and possible subscriber features. In one embodiment, each individual combination of network coverage, for a particular service and feature collectively defines a particular device state for operability testing purposes. In one embodiment, test point data may be generated, where each test point corresponds to the device's operability for a particular device state. In another embodiment, state transitions and test point data may be represented as a node-based device state tree, which may navigated for pinpointing the nature and cause of device operability failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nextel Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Arsalan Mehmood, Joseph Zangara, Nathan Klonoski
  • Patent number: 8229077
    Abstract: Telephone test sets include a telephone test set housing and at least one lead that extends away from the telephone test set housing. The lead is configured to be coupled to a telephone line. A light source, a data port and/or a display are integrated with the telephone test set housing. The light source is configured to project light away from the telephone test set to illuminate an area adjacent the telephone test set. The data port is configured to receive a data jack operatively associated with a communications device. The display is configured to display identification information associated with the telephone line. Related methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Blake R. Urban, Jorge Cobas
  • Patent number: 8229692
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for facility integrity testing. According to embodiments, a method for populating a watch list with circuits of a communications network to be monitored for repeat failures is provided. According to the method, a trouble ticket associated with one of the circuits and a trouble code and analysis code (TC/AC) combination associated with the trouble ticket is retrieved. Whether the trouble ticket meets a watch list criterion is determined. In response to determining that the trouble ticket meets the watch list criterion, the trouble ticket and the TC/AC combination are added to the watch list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Dobbins, Murray E. Nuckols, Linda A. Stephens
  • Patent number: 8184777
    Abstract: A test cable is spooled on a spring loaded cable reel that is structurally connected to a buttset via an anchor that holds on to a cable outlet of the buttset housing. A releasable ratchet holds the spool against a reeling spring such that the pulled out test cable may be conveniently handled without cable tension. To retract the test cable, the ratchet may be released by a small pull on the test cable. A number of such cable reels may be stacked inside a compact housing. Existing buttsets may be easily retrofitted by merely replacing its strain relief and dangling test cable. As a favorable result, test cable damage due to its wrapping around the buttset is avoided while test cable handling is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin
  • Patent number: 8180023
    Abstract: Method, corresponding apparatus and system are provided for transparently testing replacement functionality and optionally migrating subscribers on analog phone lines, served, for example, by PSTN Class 5 elements, to Next Generation Network (NGN) elements when copper co-termination is leveraged. According to an exemplary method, a telephone line for a telephone number is accessed through a metallic test access circuit of an analog network element and it is determined if the telephone line is available to test. If the telephone line is available to test, a port of a Next Generation Network element corresponding to the telephone number is activated, and it is determined whether a copper connection to the port of the Next Generation Network element is operating properly based on a voltage level received through the analog network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: David LeRoy Brugman, Dennis W Capecci
  • Patent number: 8116433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calls per second network testing are disclosed. The methods may be performed by a network testing system or other computing device. The method may include receiving user selection to create a network test. A user specification of a bulk network calls test type and the call transmission criteria for the network test are received. The call transmission criteria may include a number of calls per second and one of either a talk time or a number of channels. When the talk time is specified, the number of channels is calculated. Similarly, when the number of channels is specified, the talk time is calculated. User selection to begin the network test is received, and packets are transmitted for the network test according to the call transmission criteria. During transmission, the call transmission criteria are recalculated at a system defined interval to avoid bursts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ixia
    Inventors: Marius Pavel, Partha Majumdar
  • Patent number: 8107615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a device for testing the function for inverting the polarity on a subscriber connection line (TAL) comprising several wires (a, b), in order to connect at least one subscriber to a subscriber connection line (SLM), which comprises at least one inverting device (RG) and a current measuring device (MG) which is associated with the inverting device (RG). In a first step, the subscriber connection component (SLM) is separated from the inverting device (RG) and forces physical inversion on the wires (a, b) of the subscriber connection line (TAL). In a second step, the inverting function of the inverting device (RG) is activated. In a subsequent third step, the subscriber connection component (SLM) is separated from the device (DC) which forces the physical inversion and is connected to the inverting device (RG). The correct function of inversion is tested during all three steps by measuring the direction of the current flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heike Diegel, Rudolf Dollinger, Roland Krimmer, Bernhard Sieben
  • Patent number: 8098797
    Abstract: In one of many possible embodiments, an exemplary system includes a test management subsystem configured to provide a user portal to a user of a circuit provided by a service provider, the user portal including a tool enabling the user to select a signal loop for testing at least a section of the circuit, the signal loop being selected from a plurality of signal loop options. The system also includes a network management subsystem communicatively coupled to the test management subsystem, the network management subsystem being configured to receive data representative of the selection from the test management subsystem and instruct, based on the selection, a network device along the circuit to execute a loop-back mode. In certain embodiments, the selected signal loop defines a test pattern signal flow for testing a subsection of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yiming Wang, Lauren B. Adelson, David J. Buie, Colleen Davis, Peter C. Serubo, Roland J. Zito-Wolf
  • Patent number: 8094703
    Abstract: Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Aware, Inc.
    Inventor: Murat Belge
  • Patent number: 8089885
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for selectively providing access to a network node for testing and verification associated with a testing classification and requests are received from a network component to initiate a call via the net-work node. If it is determined that with the testing classification, service is provided via the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Klaus Turina
  • Patent number: 7970105
    Abstract: Subscriber line maintenance apparatus and methods are disclosed. A maintenance operation is performed on a subscriber line in a communication system by an embedded test unit. The test unit limits an effect of the maintenance operation on communication signals that are transferred on the subscriber line during the maintenance operation. In one embodiment, the communication signals are high-frequency signals, and the limiting is achieved by performing the maintenance operation through a low-pass filter, such as the low pass filter of a Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) splitter. The test unit may be implemented as a daughter card carried by another electronic circuit card in a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM), for example, so that the test unit does not occupy its own card slot in an equipment shelf. One, or more than one, test unit may be provided to serve multiple equipment shelves in a distributed communication equipment architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Arkin Aydin, Mary Ann Condie, Donald J. Procopio, Franciscus M. Ploumen, Andrew Gordon Tomilson, Charles Michael Storry, Stephen Haldane Wellington
  • Patent number: 7899639
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an echo measurement device having a controller to transmit a test signal in a communication path which is looped back at an end point identified as having an echo problem. The test signal can be transmitted at a remote location from the end point. The test signal can be represented by a limited burst signal of one or more frequencies operating outside a range of an operating frequency of an echo canceller deactivation signal transmitted in the communication path. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP.
    Inventors: Wallace F. Smith, James Herbert James, David Beaumont Ramsden
  • Publication number: 20100278313
    Abstract: A broadband service, such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service, may be tested by a technician installing or performing maintenance on the broadband service. The technician may use the subscriber's computer as a test set, in which the technician may login to a testing service that may test the line using test equipment located externally to the subscriber premise. A test application may receive, from a computing device located at the subscriber premise, a request to test the broadband service at the subscriber premise as part of installation of the broadband service. The test application may initiate a test of the broadband service using test equipment located externally to the subscriber premise. The test may include tests relating at least to the physical layer of the broadband network connection. Results of the test may be transmitted to the subscriber premise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. SUMMERS, James P. LALLY, Charles G. SOLLEY, Frank A. KUEHN
  • Patent number: 7804940
    Abstract: The present invention provides two subscriber line testing systems, three broadband/narrowband telecommunication systems and a broadband line card. In the subscriber line testing systems of the present invention, a test module is configured in the CO broadband device, reducing the complexity and the cost of the subscriber line testing systems. In the broadband line card provided by the present invention, line capturing relays are configured in the broadband line card so that the LPF card can be designed as a passive device to reduce corresponding costs, thus using this broadband line card helps reduce the complexity of the CO broadband device and the subscriber cost thereof. In the three broadband/narrowband telecommunication systems provided by the present invention, by using the subscriber line testing systems and the broadband line card, the complexity of broadband/narrowband telecommunication systems and subscriber cost thereof are also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Huang, Guijin Xu
  • Patent number: 7773728
    Abstract: A circuit (10) and method for providing test and/or monitoring access to at least two telecommunication lines (18). This circuit (10) comprises at least one bus (12) and at least two primary branches (14) extending there from, at least one of the primary branches (14) being provided with at least one switch (26), which in a first state connects the primary branch (14) with the bus (12) and in a second state connects the primary branch (14) with ground. The method comprises the step of connecting only that primary branch (14), through which access to a telecommunication line 18 is to be established, with the bus (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Ralf Pfannkuchen
  • Patent number: 7746983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distribution frame (1) for telecommunications and data technology, the distribution frame (1) having a system side and a subscriber side, which are each formed by at least one distribution frame connection module (2, 3), the distribution frame connection modules (2, 3) each having a jumper side by means of which the electrical connections between the system side and the subscriber side can be changed, comprising an access matrix (15) by means of which the electrical connections are routed between the system side and the subscriber side, the electrical connection being passed on by means of the access matrix (15) or else being connected to a test unit (16) via a test bus (17), the access matrix (15) being arranged in the distribution frame connection module (3, 2) on the subscriber side or the system side, and to a distribution frame connection module (2, 3) suitable for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Georges Fadler, Jörg Franzke
  • Patent number: 7702080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for localizing a defect in a in-house access plant operable to carry broadband communication services. A method according to the invention further comprises the steps of: instructing a user of said in-house access plant to manipulate in-house equipment through an automated and interactive communication session, determining timing information for each manipulation that is carried out, performing remote quality measurements over said in-house access plant while said in-house equipment are being manipulated, identifying from said timing information a particular manipulation that is time-correlated with a substantial change in measured quality, thereby identifying a particular piece of in-house equipment that has been manipulated and in the neighborhood of which said defect is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent
    Inventor: Frank Cyriel Michel Defoort
  • Patent number: 7702078
    Abstract: A method for analyzing automatic line insulation testing (ALIT) data comprising inserting ALIT error data into an ALIT database that includes records for exceptions located in the error data. A number of exceptions occurring on a selected summary date is calculated in response to receiving a summary request from a user including the selected summary date. Input to the calculating is the selected summary date and the ALIT database. The number of exceptions occurring on the summary date is transmitted to the user in response to the calculating. The user records located in the ALIT database that include a selected detail date are transmitted to the user in response to receiving from the user a request including the selected detail date. The ALIT database is updated with repair package information in response to receiving an add repair package request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property, I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Hollis Wright, Dianna Gatson
  • Patent number: 7693266
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for testing a network communications component. A model of a substantially ideal communications network is provided and a test signal is generated at an input of the network model. An output signal from the model is transmitted to the network component. The signal is suitable for analyzing acoustic parameters of the network component. The acoustic parameters are analyzed based upon a response of the network component to the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Amar Nath Ray
  • Patent number: RE46021
    Abstract: A System-on-Chip (SOC) debugging system comprising a plurality of SOCs connected to a shared bus, at least one of the plurality of SOCs being a master SOC and comprising a master/slave debug interface, wherein the master/slave debug interface is a bidirectional debug interface configured to initiate transactions on the shared bus and operable to send and receive debug data between the SOCs, wherein the debug data comprises trace data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Albrecht Mayer