Tellabs Bedford, Inc.
|Tellabs Bedford, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140366163||Method and Apparatus for Detecting Device Intrusion To A Network Interface Terminal - A network interface terminal (“NIT”) able to provide network service includes an intrusion shrapnel, elastic element, intrusion plate, and bolt is disclosed. The intrusion shrapnel, in one embodiment, has a cylindrical body with an opening through center of the cylindrical body. First and second discs are attached to each end of the cylindrical body. The elastic element, such as a spring, is situated between the first disc and a frame applying a force pulling the intrusion shrapnel in a disengaging direction. The intrusion plate which is electrically coupled to a PCB is situated adjacent to the second disc. The bolt having a helical ridge thread passes through the open of the cylindrical body and makes the second disc to electrically contact with the intrusion plate.||12-11-2014|
|20140270772||Method and Apparatus for Identifying a Port in a Passive Optical Network - Typical passive optical networks (PONs) employ several optical network terminals (ONTs) connected to an optical line terminal (OLT) via an optical splitter/combiner (OSC). Due to the passive nature of the OSC, determining a port assignment of an ONT may be difficult or impossible. Methods described herein provide for identifying a port in a passive optical network, optionally as corresponding to an ONT. A first subset of the ONTs is caused to transmit a first signal, such as a status signal, with a respective attribute having a first value, and a second subset of the ONTs is caused to transmit a second signal with the respective attribute having a second value. At the OSC, the signals are detected as a function of the attribute and the first and second values. Results of this detection are reported, from which an identification of a port and associated ONT can be determined.||09-18-2014|
|20140270770||Passive Optical Networking Redundancy Via Two or More Auto Sensing Optical Line Terminals - An embodiment of the invention provides communications services to Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) in a Passive Optical Network (PON) with at least two Optical Line Terminals (OLTs). The role of these OLTs is autonomously governed based on characteristics of upstream signals from the ONTs. When an OLT in a standby mode determines that upstream signal power is below a power threshold, the OLT in standby mode changes its mode and operates in the active mode. An OLT in active mode monitors the upstream signals and determines the number of upstream signals that are misaligned to a respective downstream command sent from the active OLT. When the number of misaligned signals is greater than a counts threshold, the active OLT switches its operation and operates in standby mode. Through autonomous operation, the OLTs provide redundancy for the PON without added control channel complexity.||09-18-2014|
|20140072264||DELIVERY OF GPON TECHNOLOGY - A wall-mountable outlet comprising an enclosure and a faceplate mechanically coupled to the enclosure. An optical network terminal (ONT) is provided in the enclosure. In one example embodiment, the ONT comprises an optical-electrical (O-E) data module, and the O-E data module comprises an O-E converter. The O-E data module can further comprise a switch arranged to selectively couple at least one signal with the O-E converter. The O-E data module further can comprise a Passive Optical Network (PON) controller interposed between the O-E converter and the switch.||03-13-2014|
|20090010648||Methods and apparatus for upgrading passive optical networks - An optical network system can be used to update legacy passive optical networks by adding an optical transmitter, blocking filter, and/or pluggable or unpluggable optics. In one embodiment, an optical network system, including several optical transmitters and receivers, multiplexers, demultiplexers, erbium-doped fiber amplifier, and blocking filter, may be employed. The additional transmitter increases available bandwidth, while the blocking filter allows existing customers' service(s) to not be impacted. Another embodiment uses pluggable or unpluggable optics, instead of the aforementioned blocking filter, to receive and modulate optical signals to transmit services to end users. In one embodiment, an optical network system can be employed that allows for simultaneous upgrading of the system and providing of legacy services, while allowing for the of removal existing optical network components over time.||01-08-2009|
|20080310119||Clip on heat sink - A heat sink according to an embodiment of the present invention can be attached to any device without printed circuit board (PCB) modification. The heat sink may clamp on device edges, which does not stress solder balls between the device and heat sink. The heat sink may be configured to be installed to or removed from the device without special tools. The heat sink may be extruded, machined, or die cast aluminum or other material to reduce part and tooling cost, and may be black anodized to be electrically non-conductive. A single-piece embodiment eliminates a need for a separate clip, thereby increasing heat transfer by as much as twenty-five percent or more over heat sinks employing clips. Further, wavy fins or other heat dissipation configurations may increase heat transfer by at least eleven percent, for a total heat transfer improvement of at least thirty-six percent over a two-part heat sink.||12-18-2008|
Patent applications by Tellabs Bedford, Inc.