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6621827 Adaptive method for polling  
A method is disclosed for transferring data from a data source to a service broker. The method includes providing a data source and a service broker; providing a moderator for receiving the data...
6621812 Method and apparatus for mapping voice activity detection to a scheduled access media  
Unsolicited grants are allocated a selected time interval for scheduling transmission of audio packets at a network endpoint. A network processing node switches from outputting unsolicited grants...
6614799 Method and apparatus for dynamic adjustment of cable modem back-off parameters in a cable modem network  
A technique is provided for dynamically adjusting modem back-off parameters in a cable modem network. The technique is based on the theoretical result that the ratio of the number of the...
6587464 Method and system for partial reporting of missing information frames in a telecommunication system  
A method and system for partial reporting of missing sequence numbered information frames within a telecommunication system using selective reject (SREJ) frames. Upon receiving a sequence numbered...
6570847 Method and system for network traffic rate control based on fractional tokens  
The present invention provides a method and system for regulating network traffic levels. The present invention utilizes a token distribution method for allocating traffic rates to network traffic...
6546014 Method and system for dynamic bandwidth allocation in an optical access network  
An optical access network and method for transmitting optical data in the network utilizes an interleaved polling scheme to efficiently use the available bandwidth of the network. The use of the...
6542734 Method and apparatus for detecting specified events in a mobile station  
The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for detecting a specified event in a wireless communication system. The present invention includes an application program interface (API)...
6529119 Establishment of communications with a selected device in a multi-device environment  
A method and apparatus are described that allows a wireless device to detect and initiate communications with a selected second wireless device in a multi-device environment. Initiation of...
6519264 Rate monitoring of connections in a communications network using history buffer  
There is provided a method and device for measuring a rate of message element traffic over a message path in a communications network. The path includes at least one connection and is associated...
6516035 Intelligent encoding method for wireless data communication and control  
A method includes a data encoding scheme that has a run length limit of (1,6) and a 25% duty cycle. With error correction, the method achieves an effective run length limit of (2,9). The method...
6490297 System and method for automatic signaling channel identification  
The system and method of the invention enable any channel of a multi-channel communication link to be used for transmission of a control signal to a system component by a system controller. The...
6487172 Packet network route selection method and apparatus using a bidding algorithm  
A technique for providing a method and apparatus for selecting a route to a destination for a data packet based on routing metrics received in response to a bid broadcast on a network.
6480473 Verification of active nodes in an open network  
The present invention involves a network polling protocol which treats the network as a logical ring or linear sequence of nodes linked together so that a polling request is simply propagated down...
6480505 Batched fair exhaustive polling scheduler  
A method and apparatus for improving channel utilization and throughput in an ad-hoc wireless communication system is provided. A master unit and one or more slave units are coupled to a shared...
6430163 Allocation of control channel in packet radio network  
A method for allocating a packet associated control channel to mobile stations in a packet radio system, particularly in a GPRS system. The sends a resource allocation request, to which a network...
6414964 Method and apparatus for performing a multipoint polling protocol which employs silence intervals for controlling circuit operation  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for performing a multipoint polling protocol which employs silence intervals for controlling operation of the multipoint circuit. When a...
6400726 Allocation to a plurality of elements of authorizations for access to a shared resource  
The invention proposes a method for allocating, to a plurality of elements, authorisations for access to a shared resource, including the step (E4) of storing the address of elements capable of...
6396845 Hierarchically interconnected routers for exclusively polling low activity network nodes to reduce polling traffic  
In a communication network, routers are interconnected in a hierarchical tree structure and local network nodes are connected to each of the routers located at the lowest level of the tree...
6384712 Apparatus, system, and method for communication between multiple base stations and radio frequency (RF) tags  
An apparatus, a system, and a method for communication between multiple base stations and radio frequency (RF) transponders (RF Tags) is disclosed. A first radio frequency (RF) base station for...
6373851 Ethernet based network to control electronic devices  
A data communication system wherein a network is connected to one polling server and several client stations over a relatively large area. The polling server includes a transceiver connected to...
6363051 Method and apparatus for achieving fast reconnection of permanent virtal channels in a frame relay network  
Rapid reestablishment of permanent virtual circuits (PVCs 151-156) between frame relay switches 121-124 in a frame relay (10) is accomplished by periodically polling the switches by a...
6356557 Hot insertable UTOPIA interface with automatic protection switching for backplane applications  
A modified UTOPIA interface for inter-board applications is provided where the address timing generated by a polling master is extended to be two clock cycles long with no NULL address being...
6353612 Probing device  
A probing device for resolving the limitations of fabric registration by providing a fabric with a system and method for concurrently probing multiple end-devices, which would otherwise be...
6351468 Communications protocol in a wireless personal area network  
A communications protocol that is used in a network having a hub device connected to a plurality of peripheral devices includes a synchronization beacon frame that is broadcast by the hub device...
6330245 Hub system with ring arbitration  
A data network hub unit is stackable with other such units to constitute a hub in which each of the units can supply data packets to network data destinations and receive data packets from network...
6317234 Communications network  
A communications network includes an optical waveguide to which is connected a head-end station and at lest one optical network unit (ONU). An ONU provides an interface to the communications...
6301239 Distributed packet communication network  
A multiple access and data channel scheme is presented for reducing network communication collisions and susceptibility to jamming signals in a distributed network to increase network connectivity...
6298066 Single wire bus interface for multidrop applications  
The present invention enables data communications between multiple devices over a single wire bus. This single-wire interface can be used for sensors, amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters...
6292472 Reduced polling in an SNMPv1-managed network  
The present invention provides a network configuration having a network management system coupled to a wide area network having high speed switches. Each high speed switch has a respective...
6282183 Method for authorizing couplings between devices in a capability addressable network  
A method for bonding (905) to a device (901, 902). The method includes a step of transmitting a beacon message (2500). The method also includes steps of (i) selecting a beacon opcode (2501), (ii)...
6275500 Method and apparatus for dynamic control of talk groups in a wireless network  
A transceiver device (50) acting as a master (2) among a plurality of communication devices (1 and 12) potentially acting as slaves to the master (2). The transceiver device (50) includes a...
6236650 Transmission medium sharing utilizing service messages and random ballot, and method, device and systems utilizing same  
In the digital communication systems, devices and methods described, a transmission medium is shared by means of service messages indicating to each digital communication device whether or not...
6229807 Process of monitoring the activity status of terminals in a digital communication system  
In a digital communication system comprising a primary station and a plurality of secondary stations remote from the primary station and in which the primary station exchanges data with the...
6222849 Designating a control channel in a telecommunications system  
A method of providing a control channel between first and second access terminals in a digital loop carrier, includes forming a pool of channels coupling the first and second terminals wherein...
6212196 Multiple access communication system and method for multiple access communication  
A master station sends polling signals to each slave station with respect to CBR data to which required constant bandwidth has been allocated. Next, the master station sends polling signals to...
6201790 Network access control method, and device and system for implementing this method  
The invention relates to a method of controlling access of messages contained, for example, in ATM cells, to a network (10). The cells transmitted by a source (11) are classified into n adjacent...
6199068 Mapping interface for a distributed server to translate between dissimilar file formats  
A mapper to translate an input file from an input domain to an output domain. The mapper includes a canons utility which builds a canon, the canon being a tree relating all data attributes within...
6198727 Method and apparatus for providing 10Base-T/100Base-TX link assurance  
A link device establishes links automatically to all 10Base-T and 100Base-TX partners regardless of their capability thereby assuring that the link device establishes links with all partners...
6195362 Resource pooling system and method in communication systems  
This invention provides a method and apparatus for allocating pools of resources of a communication system to nodes and end users serviced by the nodes. The nodes are coupled to a communications...
6173323 Adaptive polling rate algorithm for SNMP-based network monitoring  
A rate adaptive polling method sensitive to network congestion is used to monitor network resources. Initially, a baseline rate constraint is set based on desirable engineering factors....
6151330 Electric power supply management system  
A communication protocol, designed for centralized power line networks, provides a solution for: automatic network mapping and adaptive routing, for automatic log-on of remote nodes and also for...
6148002 Shared auto-negotiation logic for multiple port network devices  
A device interconnects across links, a plurality of terminals having respective modes of operation. The device includes a plurality of ports for connection to respective links, and logic coupled...
6141351 Radio frequency bus for broadband microprocessor communications  
Disclosed is a system for providing broader bandwidth in microprocessor bus, board and system designs. Broader bandwidth is achieved by dividing the full spectrum of frequencies available into...
6122267 Methods, devices and system for transmission of digital data  
The methods for transmission of sequences or frames of data provide for retransmitting, with a central device (21), frames of data which reach it, to destination devices, by transmission of...
6122285 Data transfer method using ring connection and information processing system using ring connection  
A ring connection which has been used for connecting processors connected far from each other, is improved in latency, throughput and operational function and is applied to attain high speed...
6114968 Hybrid contention/polling access method  
A system, device, and method for improving access in a hybrid contention/polling protocol maintains a list of active users, a list of recently active users, and a list of inactive users. An active...
6111889 Master-slave data communication system  
Upward/downward data arranged in a time-division multiplexed frame, including a common subchannel for priority transmission and private subchannels for transmission request/enable signals, are...
6111887 Method and apparatus for power tuning a terminal of a bi-directional communications system  
A method and apparatus for power tuning a terminal of a bi-directional communications system, such as a cable television plant. An iterative or cycle method is used to achieve a proper terminal...
6091741 Radio packet communication system capable of avoiding transmission collision  
In a radio packet communication system between a master station and a plurality of slave stations, a contention mode is switched to a polling mode or vice versa in accordance with the amount of...
6075794 Method for coordinating inbound channels in a selective call communication system  
A method for coordinating an inbound channel in a selective call communication system (100) includes the steps of encoding (702) an expected time for an inbound response and a number of bits in...