Patents by Inventor Steven M. Bryer

Steven M. Bryer 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: 5622506
    Abstract: An avionic connector interface distribution unit interfaces a central controller with a plurality of avionic devices. The distribution unit comprises a large avionic connector (16), a mother input/output (I/O) printed wiring board (18), first and second daughter I/O printed wiring boards (20, 22), first and second parallel headers (28, 30) formed of matable connector pairs, and a plurality of miniature connectors (14). The mother board (18) includes first and second planar surfaces, and each of the daughter boards (20, 22) includes first and second planar surfaces. The first and second daughter boards (20, 22) are generally co-planar and adjacent to each other, and these daughter boards (20, 22) are parallel to the mother board (18). The second surface of the mother board (18) faces the first surfaces of the daughter boards (20, 22). The first header (28) is situated between and mounted to the second surface of the mother board (18) and the first surfaces of the first daughter board (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: GTE Airfone Incorporated
    Inventors: James F. Hornig, Richard A. Lyon, James W. Sheffield, Joseph R. Steinman, Steven M. Bryer, Jeffrey D. Beaton, Randolph M. Layton, Gregory J. Bassett, Donna E. Haas
  • Patent number: 4780757
    Abstract: A telecommunication system has a facility and an addressable terminal coupled through a transmission medium. The facility includes means for providing addressed video frames containing information corresponding to still images and for providing addressed audio frames containing information corresponding to audio bursts. There is also provided for non-addressed signals containing information corresponding to at least two channels of continuous audio. A selection code is inserted in one or more of the frames. The addressed video and audio frames and non-addressed signals are coupled to the transmission medium to the addressable terminal. The terminal has means for detecting said addressed video frames, addressed audio frames, and non-addressed signals. Circuits select video frames and audio frames in response to their corresponding addresses. One of said continuous audio channels is selected in response to said selection code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: GTE Government Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Bryer, William C. Purple, Walter J. Beriont