Patents Assigned to Tanner Electronic Systems Technology, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4369518
    Abstract: A compact antenna system for use in connection with pay television reception comprises a resonant cavity including a small dipole, the latter being connected to a circuit board containing circuitry for converting the received pay television signal to a frequency usable by the television receiver of the subscriber. The member defining the cavity is affixed to the circuit board, which in turn is mounted upon a holder attached to the exterior of the structure in which the television receiver is located. The circuit board includes a preamplifier-filter stage to filter extraneous signals and to promote preamplification of the signal from the antenna. The preamplified signal goes to the input of a mixer and from there is filtered to the frequency of the channel selected by the user of the television receiver. At least one triangular circuit element is utilized in the preamplifier and in the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: Tanner Electronic Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Olson
  • Patent number: 4268805
    Abstract: A circuit for coupling a citizens band transceiver and a broadcast band receiver to a standard automobile antenna. The circuit is comprised of an impedance transforming network connected in series with the standard automobile antenna and a parallel-tuned circuit in series with the broadcast band receiver. The series-tuned network is comprised of a split capacitance for stepping the impedance down from the citizens band transceiver to the lower impedance of a standard automobile antenna. The series-tuned circuit also includes a tuning coil for matching the output of the network to the particular automobile antenna. In series between the automobile antenna and the broadcast band receiver is a parallel-tuned circuit comprised of a capacitor and a tuning coil. To prevent multiplication and excessive voltages in the event the broadcast band receiver should become disconnected, a limiting resistor connects the parallel-tuned circuit to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Tanner Electronic Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Tanner, Bruno A. Rist, George Sanchez
  • Patent number: 4097894
    Abstract: A secured scramble decoder filter comprised of a narrow band filter assembled on a fragile substrate and mounted in a housing wich automatically destroys the filter when any tampering is attempted. The filter is a series tuned network bridging a conductor coupled through a capacitor to a parallel tuned network, which is connected to ground. The coils for the filter are printed on a special electronic glass tube for temperature stability while the capacitors are deposited on the fragile substrate. The filter is mounted in a sealed housing in brackets with a spring, loaded to break the substrate when the device is tampered with to render it inoperative. The device is provided with a mounting screw requiring a special tool for removal so that when the device is mounted any prying in an attempt to remove the device will trigger the destruction of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Tanner Electronics Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Tanner, Bruno A. Rist, George Sanchez, Balazs Becht
  • Patent number: 3994312
    Abstract: An inflation pressure regulator which automatically releases pressure above a predetermined maximum. The regulator has a tubular base extending into the hollow interior of a housing. A collar slideably mounted on the tubular base is biased against the interior of the housing with a coil spring to regulate the pressure. An inflation gas is supplied through the neck of the housing which has a plunger extending through the tubular base. A threaded cavity in the base permits permanent installation on an inflation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: Tanner Electronic Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Tanner, George Sanchez