Patents by Inventor Stephen P. Malak

Stephen P. Malak 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).

  • Patent number: 8968111
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of playing billiards and in particular to a cue ball aiming or training device for learning to aim a cue ball to an object ball to drive the object ball in a desired direction. The aiming device provides an indication of the true point of aim for directing a cue ball to an object ball, to drive the object ball in a desired direction. In use, the aiming device is positioned on top of the object ball and has a direction indicator to point to the desired intended direction of the object ball and a strike point indicator to identify the true point of aim for the cue ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 8545253
    Abstract: A high definition multimedia interface connector comprising a connector body having an extension configured to be inserted into a high definition multimedia interface receptacle, and at least one projection on an outer surface of the extension to facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug to a standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Amidon, Shawn Chawgo, Stephen P. Malak, Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8523597
    Abstract: A high definition multimedia interface connector comprising a connector body having an extension configured to be inserted into a high definition multimedia interface receptacle, and at least one projection on an outer surface of the extension to facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug to a standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Amidon, Shawn Chawgo, Stephen P. Malak, Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8137133
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprising a connector body, a tubular inner post configured to receive a coaxial cable and a clamping member, whereby at least one surface of the coaxial cable connector is coated with microcapsules creating an adhesive material. An adhesive layer is pre-applied to defined components of the coaxial cable connector in their pre-assembled configuration to avoid increased labor for the connector installer and to ensure a minimal but uniform layer of the microencapsulated adhesive is present on the desired connector components. When the coaxial cable is inserted into and clamped within the coaxial cable connector, the microcapsules are ruptured by the resulting pressure. This results in an adhesive bond forming between the coaxial cable and the connector to create a secure, mechanical bond and moisture seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 8038471
    Abstract: An improved connector for coaxial cables includes a connector body, a compression sleeve and an attachment connecting the compression sleeve and the connector body. The attachment has a length defined to permit insertion of the compression sleeve into the connector body without having to detach the compression sleeve from the attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 8014373
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a wireless communications device has an antenna, a filter circuit, and a connector constructed to engage a wireless communications device. A filter circuit includes a band-pass filter and a first notch filter disposed in serial electrical communication with the band-pass filter, the band-pass filter operable to permit the passage of oscillatory electrical signals in a first frequency range, the first notch filter operable to impede the passage of oscillatory electrical signals in a second frequency range, the second frequency range residing within the first frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Malak, Steven K. Shafer
  • Publication number: 20110175787
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a wireless communications device has an antenna, a filter circuit, and a connector constructed to engage a wireless communications device. A filter circuit includes a band-pass filter and a first notch filter disposed in serial electrical communication with the band-pass filter, the band-pass filter operable to permit the passage of oscillatory electrical signals in a first frequency range, the first notch filter operable to impede the passage of oscillatory electrical signals in a second frequency range, the second frequency range residing within the first frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Malak, Steven K. Shafer
  • Publication number: 20110143573
    Abstract: A high definition multimedia interface connector comprising a connector body having an extension configured to be inserted into a high definition multimedia interface receptacle, and at least one projection on an outer surface of the extension to facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug to a standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: JEREMY AMIDON, SHAWN CHAWGO, STEPHEN P. MALAK, NOAH MONTENA
  • Publication number: 20110143574
    Abstract: A high definition multimedia interface connector comprising a connector body having an extension configured to be inserted into a high definition multimedia interface receptacle, and at least one projection on an outer surface of the extension to facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug to a standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: JEREMY AMIDON, SHAWN CHAWGO, STEPHEN P. MALAK, NOAH MONTENA
  • Publication number: 20110124222
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprising a connector body, a tubular inner post configured to receive a coaxial cable and a clamping member, whereby at least one surface of the coaxial cable connector is coated with microcapsules creating an adhesive material. An adhesive layer is pre-applied to defined components of the coaxial cable connector in their pre-assembled configuration to avoid increased labor for the connector installer and to ensure a minimal but uniform layer of the microencapsulated adhesive is present on the desired connector components. When the coaxial cable is inserted into and clamped within the coaxial cable connector, the microcapsules are ruptured by the resulting pressure. This results in an adhesive bond forming between the coaxial cable and the connector to create a secure, mechanical bond and moisture seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 7892014
    Abstract: A releasably engaging high definition multimedia plug comprises a plug body and an actuator operable with the plug body to move a locking tab of the plug and facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug to a standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Amidon, Shawn Chawgo, Stephen P. Malak, Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7828596
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprising a connector body, a tubular inner post configured to receive a coaxial cable and a clamping member, whereby at least one surface of the coaxial cable connector is coated with microcapsules creating an adhesive material. An adhesive layer is pre-applied to defined components of the coaxial cable connector in their pre-assembled configuration to avoid increased labor for the connector installer and to ensure a minimal but uniform layer of the microencapsulated adhesive is present on the desired connector components. When the coaxial cable is inserted into and clamped within the coaxial cable connector, the microcapsules are ruptured by the resulting pressure. This results in an adhesive bond forming between the coaxial cable and the connector to create a secure, mechanical bond and moisture seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Assoc., Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Publication number: 20100120547
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of playing billiards and in particular to a cue ball aiming or training device for learning to aim a cue ball to an object ball to drive the object ball in a desired direction. The aiming device provides an indication of the true point of aim for directing a cue ball to an object ball, to drive the object ball in a desired direction. In use, the aiming device is positioned on top of the object ball and has a direction indicator to point to the desired intended direction of the object ball and a strike point indicator to identify the true point of aim for the cue ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 7658680
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of playing billiards and in particular to a cue ball aiming or training device for learning to aim a cue ball to an object ball to drive the object ball in a desired direction. The aiming device provides an indication of the true point of aim for directing a cue ball to an object ball, to drive the object ball in a desired direction. In use, the aiming device is positioned on top of the object ball and has a direction indicator to point to the desired intended direction of the object ball and a strike point indicator to identify the true point of aim for the cue ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen P Malak
  • Publication number: 20090258537
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprising a connector body, a tubular inner post configured to receive a coaxial cable and a clamping member, whereby at least one surface of the coaxial cable connector is coated with microcapsules creating an adhesive material. An adhesive layer is pre-applied to defined components of the coaxial cable connector in their pre-assembled configuration to avoid increased labor for the connector installer and to ensure a minimal but uniform layer of the microencapsulated adhesive is present on the desired connector components. When the coaxial cable is inserted into and clamped within the coaxial cable connector, the microcapsules are ruptured by the resulting pressure. This results in an adhesive bond forming between the coaxial cable and the connector to create a secure, mechanical bond and moisture seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 7549157
    Abstract: A relaying device has a content signal input port configured to receive a first electrical signal conveying information, a content signal output port configured to emit a second electrical signal conveying the information and configured to receive a reference signal, a gain regulation circuit in electrical communication with the content signal input port to establish a predetermined gain upon receipt of the reference signal at the content signal output port and generate the second electrical signal by applying the predetermined gain to the first electrical signal, and a control circuit disposed in electrical communication with each of the gain regulation circuit and the content signal output port to receive and measure the reference signal to establish the predetermined gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jackson, Steven K. Shafer, Stephen P. Malak
  • Publication number: 20090093155
    Abstract: An improved connector for coaxial cables includes a connector body, a compression sleeve and an attachment connecting the compression sleeve and the connector body. The attachment has a length defined to permit insertion of the compression sleeve into the connector body without having to detach the compression sleeve from the attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Publication number: 20090073949
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a wireless communications device has an antenna, a filter circuit, and a connector constructed to engage a wireless communications device. A filter circuit includes a band-pass filter and a first notch filter disposed in serial electrical communication with the band-pass filter, the band-pass filter operable to permit the passage of oscillatory electrical signals in a first frequency range, the first notch filter operable to impede the passage of oscillatory electrical signals in a second frequency range, the second frequency range residing within the first frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen P. Malak, Steven K. Shafer
  • Patent number: 7484993
    Abstract: An ethernet cable connector for coupling an ethernet cable and providing contact between insulated wires of the ethernet cable and insulation displacement contacts within the connector. The connector includes an inner body having a clamp, a plurality of holes and a plurality of recesses transverse to the plurality of holes. Each hole receives a wire of an ethernet cable. The outer body is operatively coupled to the inner body and is configured to couple insulation displacement contacts within the outer body. The insertion of the inner body within the outer body bends the wires of the ethernet cable to rest within the plurality of recesses of the inner body, engages the insulation displacement contacts with the ethernet wires and compresses the clamp around a portion of the ethernet cable, thereby providing strain reduction to the ethernet wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Amidon, Stephen P Malak
  • Publication number: 20090014212
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprising a connector body, a tubular inner post configured to receive a coaxial cable and a clamping member, whereby at least one surface of the coaxial cable connector is coated with microcapsules creating an adhesive material. An adhesive layer is pre-applied to defined components of the coaxial cable connector in their pre-assembled configuration to avoid increased labor for the connector installer and to ensure a minimal but uniform layer of the microencapsulated adhesive is present on the desired connector components. When the coaxial cable is inserted into and clamped within the coaxial cable connector, the microcapsules are ruptured by the resulting pressure. This results in an adhesive bond forming between the coaxial cable and the connector to create a secure, mechanical bond and moisture seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak