Patents by Inventor Stephen J. Winter

Stephen J. Winter 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: 20210016214
    Abstract: The current technology relates to various filter elements configurations where a substrate layer defines a surface having a treatment. The treatment increases a roll off angle of the surface for a 50 water droplet when the surface is immersed in toluene. The filter element can have a housing and the substrate disposed in the housing. In some embodiments the substrate layer defines a plurality of pleats extending between pleat folds that form flow faces of the media. In some embodiments the substrate is incorporated into single facer media of a filter element. In some embodiments the substrate layer is incorporated in a filter element having a flow-by configuration. In some embodiments the substrate layer is incorporated in a filter element having a cross-flow configuration. Some embodiments relate to a vent. Some embodiments relate to a barrier assembly and/or a fuel filter element. Various other filter elements are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Aflal Rahmathullah, Andrew J. Dallas, Brian R. Tucker, Daniel E. Adamek, Paul A. Way, Scott A. Betcher, Vijay K. Kapoor, Colter A. Marcks, William S. Rossiter, Timothy O. Winters, Wijadi Jodi, Davis B. Moravec, Stephen K. Sontag, Bradly G. Hauser, Matthew P. Goertz, Derek O. Jones, Yehya A. Elsayed, Stuti S. Rajgarhia, Charles S. Christ, Joseph M. Block
  • Patent number: 6241248
    Abstract: An interlocking three-dimensional solid puzzle having component pieces that can be interlocked into an assembled configuration without any significant internal voids. The component pieces include sliding control mechanisms to control movement of the pieces and are preferably structured such that specific movement of one or more pieces is required before any piece can be removed. The sliding control mechanism preferably includes an array of mating projecting studs and channels on the individual puzzle pieces that cooperate to selectively limit movement of the pieces, and or provide false moves that do not advance assembly and/or disassembly. The present invention provides a new class of interlocking solid puzzles characterized as being challenging to assemble and disassemble while having a lower piece count than comparable existing puzzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Stephen J. Winter
  • Patent number: 5778414
    Abstract: Disclosed is a frame processing engine for receiving and processing a data frame having a header and a payload, comprising a first memory for receiving at least a portion of the header of the data frame; a second memory for receiving the payload of the data frame; and a controller, upon receipt of the data frame, for storing the header (at least most of it) in the first memory and the remainder of the data frame (including the payload) in the second memory, with the first memory having a shorter access time than the second memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Racal-Datacom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Winter, Jack E. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 5259027
    Abstract: A switched digital circuit is used to restore a failed dedicated digital circuit to a remote station in conjunction with reconfiguration of the network's multipoint junction units (MJU). A circuit is established over the public switched digital network from the customer's central location to a remote station requiring restoral. The remote station is then connected back to the dedicated multipoint circuit, at the telephone company central office facilities, by way of digital cross connects and MJUs that perform the digital bridging. The switched digital access line, from the customer central location to the telephone company facilities is then available for use in establishing switched connections to the other remote stations. The process is sequentially repeated for each dedicated digital circuit to a remote station to be restored, thus conserving hardware required at the customer premises and minimizing the number of dial up switched digital access lines needed at the customers central location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: Racal-Datacom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Winter, Francis E. Roumillat, IV
  • Patent number: 5177739
    Abstract: In a Digital Data System (DDS) a method and apparatus for providing multipoint multiport service. Differences in time delays through the network are compensated by an alignment training wherein the delays from each remote station are measured at a Central station. The Central station determines how much delay to insert at each remote station and then instructs the remote stations to insert the delays. This allows all inbound data to be aligned in time so that when the data are combined within the network by the Multipoint Junction Units (MJU) data errors are not produced. Aligned frames are combined in the MJU operating in data mode in a logical AND operation so that marks transmitted by inactive ports are combined with data from active ports to produce a composite signal which is passed to the Central DSU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Racal Data Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Rogelio J. Basnuevo, Jose R. Diaz, Norman J. Donaghue, Jorge A. Valdes, Stephen J. Winter
  • Patent number: 5123009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disabling an echo canceller in a digital telephone network. An originating DSU transmits a sequence of synchronization codes which are shifted by the various delays in the network. The answering DSU receives the shifted codes and determines how much adjustment is required by the originating modem in order to have byte boundaries aligned with those of the network. The answering DSU then transmits this information back to the originating DSU so that the originating DSU can adjust its transmit time to align with the byte boundaries of the network. The originating DSU then transmits byte aligned 2100 Hz tone samples in order to disable the network's echo canceller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Racal Data Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Winter