Patents by Inventor Stephen R. Lyman

Stephen R. Lyman 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: 7961870
    Abstract: An automatic handset lifter is used with a wireless communication system. The system attaches to a conventional telephone and creates a communication link between the telephone and a portable device such as a wireless headset. The system automatically detects the ringing of the telephone by sensing magnetic fields of the telephone speaker. Upon ring detection, the system creates a communications link with the remote device and deploys a mechanical lifting device to lift the handset. Lifting the handset activates the telephone cradle switch to answer the phone and thereby allows the remote device to communicate over the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventors: Robert E. Lucey, Joseph L. Freni, Jr., Stephen R. Lyman
  • Patent number: 7577249
    Abstract: An automatic handset lifter is used with a wireless communication system. The system attaches to a conventional telephone and creates a communication link between the telephone and a portable device such as a wireless headset. The system automatically detects the ringing of the telephone by sensing magnetic fields of the telephone speaker. Upon ring detection, the system creates a communications link with the remote device and deploys a mechanical lifting device to lift the handset. Lifting the handset activates the telephone cradle switch to answer the phone and thereby allows the remote device to communicate over the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lucey, Joseph L. Freni, Jr., Stephen R. Lyman
  • Publication number: 20080229504
    Abstract: A foldable massaging bed cushion for supporting a person in a sitting position is disclosed. The foldable massaging bed cushion has a backrest with two side edges, two armrests rotatably coupled to the backrest, and one or more massaging units within the backrest. The two armrests can rotate from a sitting position to a folded position along the two side edges of the backrest. The foldable massaging bed cushion can also have one or more heating units and one or more massaging units located within the backrest and a control panel to control the massaging units and heating units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth David Harris, Stephen R. Lyman, Joseph Neil Gleason, Steven H. Schwartz, Rudy Woodard
  • Patent number: 7328470
    Abstract: A foldable massaging bed cushion for supporting a person in a sitting position has a backrest with two side edges, two armrests rotatably coupled to the backrest, and one or more massaging units within the backrest. The two armrests can rotate from a sitting position to a folded position along the two side edges of the backrest. The foldable massaging bed cushion can also have one or more heating units and one more massaging units located within the backrest and a control panel to control the massaging units and heating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Stephen R. Lyman, Joseph Neil Gleason, Steven H. Schwartz, Rudy Woodard
  • Patent number: 7146004
    Abstract: Communication unit comprising a housing in which at least one transducer is placed, and on which a microphone arm is suspended. The housing also has means, such as an ear hook, for fastening the communication unit to the head of a user. The microphone arm is pivotally connected to the housing by a hinge link, and at an outer area of the housing, so that the microphone arm can be moved between a first position in which it lies up against the housing, and a second position in which it extends away from the housing. The microphone arm has a length, which in the main is less than or of the same order as the greatest extent of the housing, so that in the folded-in state the microphone arm does not project out over the circumference of the housing. The communication unit can be used on both the right and the left side of the head, in that the ear hook (6) can be suspended in two different positions, corresponding to the communication unit being worn on the right or the left ear, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Reed Bodley, Ian Paul Smith, Stephen R. Lyman, Christian Bjerrum-Niese, Paul Wojciak, Charles L. Pederson
  • Patent number: 7130419
    Abstract: Communication unit comprising a housing in which at least one transducer is placed, and on which a microphone arm is suspended. The housing also has means, such as an ear hook, for fastening the communication unit to the head of a user. The microphone arm is pivotally connected to the housing by a hinge link, and at an outer area of the housing, so that the microphone arm can be moved between a first position in which it lies up against the housing, and a second position in which it extends away from the housing. The microphone arm has a length, which in the main is less than or of the same order as the greatest extent of the housing, so that in the folded-in state the microphone arm does not project out over the circumference of the housing. The communication unit can be used on both the right and the left side of the head, in that the ear hook (6) can be suspended in two different positions, corresponding to the communication unit being worn on the right or the left ear, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Reed Bodley, Ian Paul Smith, Stephen R. Lyman, Christian Bjerrum-Niese, Paul Wojciak, Charles L. Pederson
  • Patent number: 7110535
    Abstract: Communication unit comprising a housing in which at least one transducer is placed, and on which a microphone arm is suspended. The housing also has means, such as an ear hook, for fastening the communication unit to the head of a user. The microphone arm is pivotally connected to the housing by a hinge link, and at an outer area of the housing, so that the microphone arm can be moved between a first position in which it lies up against the housing, and a second position in which it extends away from the housing. The microphone arm has a length, which in the main is less than or of the same order as the greatest extent of the housing, so that in the folded-in state the microphone arm does not project out over the circumference of the housing. The communication unit can be used on both the right and the left side of the head, in that the ear hook (6) can be suspended in two different positions, corresponding to the communication unit being worn on the right or the left ear, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Reed Bodley, Ian Paul Smith, Stephen R. Lyman, Christian Bjerrum-Niese, Paul Wojciak, Charles L. Pederson
  • Patent number: 6860459
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a component using a mounting accessory is disclosed herein. The mounting accessory and the component are designed and configured to provide a variety of different mounting methods, as required by the environment. The component and the mounting accessory are designed to provide a variety of mated relationships therebetween. The component makes contact with the mounting accessory in at least two locations or contact points to provide a secure attachment that is easily changeable to provide a desired orientation. Connecting the component to the mounting accessory is carried out with at least two mated attachment points, a portion of the component is received into an orifice of the mounting accessory and a portion of the mounting accessory is received into an orifice of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Lyman, Benjamin Beck, Douglas A. Marsden
  • Publication number: 20040131174
    Abstract: An automatic handset lifter is used with a wireless communication system. The system attaches to a conventional telephone and creates a communication link between the telephone and a portable device such as a wireless headset. The system automatically detects the ringing of the telephone by sensing magnetic fields of the telephone speaker. Upon ring detection, the system creates a communications link with the remote device and deploys a mechanical lifting device to lift the handset. Lifting the handset activates the telephone cradle switch to answer the phone and thereby allows the remote device to communicate over the telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lucey, Joseph L. Freni, Stephen R. Lyman
  • Publication number: 20040052362
    Abstract: Communication unit comprising a housing in which at least one transducer is placed, and on which a microphone arm is suspended. The housing also has means, such as an ear hook, for fastening the communication unit to the head of a user. The microphone arm is pivotally connected to the housing by a hinge link, and at an outer area of the housing, so that the microphone arm can be moved between a first position in which it lies up against the housing, and a second position in which it extends away from the housing. The microphone arm has a length, which in the main is less than or of the same order as the greatest extent of the housing, so that in the folded-in state the microphone arm does not project out over the circumference of the housing. The communication unit can be used on both the right and the left side of the head, in that the ear hook (6) can be suspended in two different positions, corresponding to the communication unit being worn on the right or the left ear, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Reed Bodley, Ian Paul Smith, Stephen R. Lyman, Christian Bjerrum-Niese, Paul Wojciak, Charles L. Pederson
  • Publication number: 20040052364
    Abstract: Communication unit comprising a housing in which at least one transducer is placed, and on which a microphone arm is suspended. The housing also has means, such as an ear hook, for fastening the communication unit to the head of a user. The microphone arm is pivotally connected to the housing by a hinge link, and at an outer area of the housing, so that the microphone arm can be moved between a first position in which it lies up against the housing, and a second position in which it extends away from the housing. The microphone arm has a length, which in the main is less than or of the same order as the greatest extent of the housing, so that in the folded-in state the microphone arm does not project out over the circumference of the housing. The communication unit can be used on both the right and the left side of the head, in that the ear hook (6) can be suspended in two different positions, corresponding to the communication unit being worn on the right or the left ear, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Reed Bodley, Ian Paul Smith, Stephen R. Lyman, Christian Bjerrum-Niese, Paul Wojciak, Charles L. Pederson
  • Publication number: 20040052363
    Abstract: Communication unit comprising a housing in which at least one transducer is placed, and on which a microphone arm is suspended. The housing also has means, such as an ear hook, for fastening the communication unit to the head of a user. The microphone arm is pivotally connected to the housing by a hinge link, and at an outer area of the housing, so that the microphone arm can be moved between a first position in which it lies up against the housing, and a second position in which it extends away from the housing. The microphone arm has a length, which in the main is less than or of the same order as the greatest extent of the housing, so that in the folded-in state the microphone arm does not project out over the circumference of the housing. The communication unit can be used on both the right and the left side of the head, in that the ear hook (6) can be suspended in two different positions, corresponding to the communication unit being worn on the right or the left ear, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Reed Bodley, Ian Paul Smith, Stephen R. Lyman, Christian Bjerrum-Niese, Paul Wojciak, Charles L. Pederson
  • Publication number: 20040016862
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting a component using a mounting accessory is disclosed herein. The mounting accessory and the component are designed and configured to provide a variety of different mounting methods, as required by the environment. The component and the mounting accessory are designed to provide a variety of mated relationships therebetween. The component makes contact with the mounting accessory in at least two locations or contact points to provide a secure attachment that is easily changeable to provide a desired orientation. Connecting the component to the mounting accessory is carried out with at least two mated attachment points, a portion of the component is received into an orifice of the mounting accessory and a portion of the mounting accessory is received into an orifice of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Lyman, Benjamin J. Beck, Douglas A. Marsden
  • Patent number: 6356635
    Abstract: A headband for reversible mounting of headsets, wherein the headset can be used on either side of the wearer's head. The headband may include two adjustably connected portions, for adapting to the wearer's head. On one side, the headband has a fitting for a headset. The fitting may include a plurality of tabs surrounding a substantially circular cavity. The headset may be mounted to the headband by fitting at least a part of the headset inside the cavity, wherein the headset is held in place by the tabs. The tabs may be arranged to allow the headset to extend therebetween, and they may allow the headset to be adjusted as desired by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: GN Netcom/Unex Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Lyman, James T. MacDonald, John DePiano, Jr., Roy Heinz
  • Patent number: D510196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Woodard, Joseph Geringer, Timothy L. Trzepacz, Stephen R. Lyman
  • Patent number: D512245
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bean, Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Stephen R. Lyman
  • Patent number: D512708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Baird M. Little, Stephen R. Lyman
  • Patent number: D524947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Brookstone Purchasing, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Neil Gleason, Kenneth David Harris, Jr., Stephen R. Lyman, James C. TerMeer, Steven H. Schwartz
  • Patent number: D478069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Beck, Douglas A. Marsden, Stephen R. Lyman
  • Patent number: D490802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: GN Netcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J Beck, Douglas A. Marsden, Stephen R. Lyman