(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,058,833 Bi
Bremer et al. (45) Date of Patent: Jun. 6,2006
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZED POWER CONSUMPTION FOR FRAME AND CELL DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
(75) Inventors: Gordon Bremer, Clearwater, FL (US);
Thomas Bingel, Belleair Beach, FL
(US); Chuck Coston, Largo, FL (US);
Rafael Martinez, Clearwater, FL (US)
(73) Assignee: Paradyne Corp., Largo, FL (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 657 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/765,223
(22) Filed: Jan. 18, 2001
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/176,933, filed on Jan. 18, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 713/324; 713/320; 713/323
(58) Field of Classification Search 713/300,
713/320, 324, 323, 321, 322; 375/222 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
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FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
JP 11262067 A * 9/1999
"Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification", Jul. 27, 2000, Revision 2.0, pp. 21-22.* Applicant wishes to notify the Examiner of pending U.S. Appl. No. 09/031,266, filed Feb. 26, 1998, that may have information pertaining to the patentability of the subject matter of the present invention.
Applicant wishes to notify the Examiner of pending U.S. Appl. No. 09/032,671, filed Feb. 27, 1998, that may have information pertaining to the patentability of the subject matter of the present invention.
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—Lynne H. Browne
Assistant Examiner—Paul Yanchus, III
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Thomas, Kayden,
Horstemeyer & Risley LLP
The present invention provides for a system and method for reducing power consumption in frame and cell data transmission systems. A transmitter power manager powers down (turns off) selected elements of a transmitter system during periods of transmitter inactivity. The transmitter power manager system detects incoming communication signals which are to be transmitted by the transmitter, and at the appropriate time, powers up (turns on) the selected elements which are controlled by the transmitter power manager.
28 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets