System for communicating with electronic equipment

CAFC
  • US 7,457,250 B2
  • Filed: 09/23/2003
  • Issued: 11/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A system for communicating information on a network having pieces of electronic equipment that connect to the network by cables having a plurality of wires therein, said system comprising:

  • a central module having at least one power source;

    a first piece of equipment;

    a first cable having wires therein connected between the central module and the first piece of equipment;

    a first remote module utilized in conjunction with the central module to alter a flow of current within at least a pair of wires in the first cable, the altered current flow communicating information about the first piece of equipment to the central module while the first piece of equipment is physically connected to the network via the first cable;

    a second piece of equipment;

    a second cable having wires therein connected between the central module and the second piece of equipment; and

    a second remote module utilized in conjunction with the central module to alter a flow of current within at least a pair of wires in the second cable, the altered current flow communicating information about the second piece of equipment to the central module while the second piece of equipment is physically connected to the network via the second cable.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×