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Intellectual Property

Since its origins in 2001 Amperion has developed an impressive Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. Amperion is the holder of the foundational patents for Broadband over Powerline (BPL) communications.

BPL is defined as the method of using the electric utility's own wires for broadband communications at multi megabit data rates and frequencies greater than 1MHz. Amperion's patents cover high voltage, medium voltage and low voltage transmission and distributions grids.

The foundational patents have worldwide coverage. US patents have been recently re-validated as genuine with no prior art and include:

US 5684450 - Electricity distribution and/or power transmission network and filter for telecommunication over power lines

US 5933071 - Electricity distribution and/or power transmission network and filter for telecommunication over power lines (divisional)

US 5929750 - Transmission network and filter therefore

US 6144292 - Power line communications network employing TDMA, FDMA and/or CDMA

US 6282405 - Hybrid electricity and telecommunications distribution network

US 6172597 - Electricity distribution and/or power transmission network and filter for telecommunication over power lines (continuation)

Over the years, the Amperion team of communications experts and power engineers developed many patents in the areas of powering methods from the grid, enhancing communication methods over High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) lines, RF signal coupling and filtering, and hybrid communications of wireless and BPL. The patents cover a variety of innovations that were incorporated in many of Amperion's products.

US 6756776 - Method and device for installing and removing a current transformer on and from a current carrying power line

US 6985715 - Method and device for frequency translation in powerline communications

US 6993317 - Method and system for signal repeating in powerline communications

US 6885674 - Communication system for providing broadband communications using a medium voltage cable of a power system

US 7307357 - Method and system to increase the throughput of a communications system that uses an electrical power distribution system as a communications pathway

US 7492245 - Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) Coupling System

US 7535685 - Radio frequency signal coupler, coupling system and method

US 8272379 - Station communications over electrical transmissions lines

Amperion has worldwide coverage of its patents and an active licensing program

For details about licensing options please contact Amperion.