Patents by Inventor Scott B. Steele

Scott B. Steele has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140004839
    Abstract: A method for transferring a data stream between devices on a network is initiated by one of the devices. The devices on the network include a first device requesting the transfer and a second device currently receiving the data stream via the network. The method steps include a first device determining a proximity to a second device. The method steps also include the first device initiating a command to terminate a data stream received by the second device via a network when the proximity is below a threshold; and the first device initiating a command to transfer the data stream via the network so that the data stream is received by the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick P. BLOCK, Dennis C. EPISKOPOS, Paul A. FULLARTON, Scott B. STEELE
  • Patent number: 4958341
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is tranmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Jayant G. Hemmady, William P. Lidinsky, Scott B. Steele, Werner Ulrich, Roanld C. Weddige
  • Patent number: 4922486
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maaximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company
    Inventors: William P. Lidinsky, Gary A. Roediger, Scott B. Steele, Ronald C. Weddige
  • Patent number: 4897874
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: William P. Lidinsky, Gary A. Roediger, Scott B. Steele, Ronald C. Weddige, Bruce R. Zelle
  • Patent number: 4896319
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: William P. Lidinsky, Gary A. Roediger, Scott B. Steele, Ronald C. Weddige, Bruce R. Zelle
  • Patent number: 4893302
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Jayant G. Hemmady, Michael J. Knudsen, William P. Lidinsky, Robert K. Nichols, Gaylord W. Richards, Gary A. Roediger, Scott B. Steele, Ronald C. Weddige, Bruce R. Zelle
  • Patent number: 4872159
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Jayant G. Hemmady, William P. Lidinsky, Gary A. Roediger, Scott B. Steele, Ronald C. Weddige, Bruce R. Zelle
  • Patent number: 4872160
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space divisison switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Jayant G. Hemmady, William P. Lidinsky, Scott B. Steele, Werner Ulrich, Ronald C. Weddige
  • Patent number: 4872157
    Abstract: A high capacity metropolitan area network (MAN) is described. Data traffic from users is connected to data concentrators at the edge of the network, and is transmitted over fiber optic data links to a hub where the data is switched. The hub includes a plurality of data switching modules, each having a control means, and each connected to a distributed control space division switch. Advantageously, the data switching modules, whose inputs are connected to the concentrators, perform all checking and routing functions, while the 1024.times.1024 maximum size space division switch, whose outputs are connected to the concentrators, provides a large fan-out distribution network for reaching many concentrators from each data switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    Inventors: Jayant G. Hemmady, William P. Lidinsky, Robert K. Nichols, Gaylord W. Richards, Gary A. Roediger, Scott B. Steele, Ronald C. Weddige, Bruce R. Zelle